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21 Must-Have Gifts for the Archer in Your Life

Running out of gift ideas to surprise your resident archer? You’ve come to the right place! As an archery enthusiast myself, I’ll help by providing you with 21 gift ideas for the archer in your life! Here is the quick list of 21 Must-Have Gifts for the Archer in your life: Targets Release Aid or … Read more

What size bow should I get for my 10-year-old child?

Archery is hands down the coolest thing for a child to get involved with.  Just put a bow and arrow into their hand and watch their face light up.  I personally don’t have children (yet!) but my nephew, Zayne who is 11-years-old, has been bitten by the archery bug. He is right at that age where he … Read more

What is Gap Shooting?

When I first started out in archery, at 11 years old, I didn’t have anyone teach me how to shoot so I just did what I figured was correct; I shot instinctively.  My method was largely trial and error: my first shot was used to figure out where the arrow went, my next shot got … Read more

Are takedown recurve bow limbs interchangeable?

One of the most appealing characteristics of takedown recurve bows is the ability of the limbs to be taken off of the riser.  This has many advantages including making the bow more compact for easy transportation. But what about changing the bow’s draw weight?  Are takedown recurve bow limbs interchangeable?  I decided to look into this … Read more

How much does it cost to get started in Traditional Archery?

So you’ve seen Robin Hood a million times, you’ve watched Lord of the Rings another million times.  You’ve decided archery is pretty awesome and you want to get started in archery, but not with those fancy wheeled compound bows (after all, Robin Hood never used a compound).  Most importantly, you don’t want to go broke … Read more

What is Field Archery? Once you start, you’ll never stop

When I was 11 years old, I participated in my first archery tournament.  At that time I had no idea there were many different types of archery competitions.  Recently I hear about field archery.  What is Field Archery?  I didn’t know; I thought all target archery was basically the same.  So I did some research … Read more

Can you shoot a wooden bow in the winter?

If you live in a colder climate, like me, then you know that long winters can really put a damper on outdoor some outdoor activities.  But what about archery?  Where I live in Alberta, Canada, it can get down to -30 degrees Celsius pretty regularly.  Since I’m a traditional archer shooting wooden bows, I was … Read more

Can you use broadheads to shoot targets?

So we’re all geared up for hunting season and got a brand new bow and a bunch of brand new arrows.  You get to thinking, “Can I hit with these things?”  We all know that field points are for shooting targets and broadheads are for shooting animals.  But can you use broadheads to shoot targets?  … Read more

Why Do Bowstrings Break?

Archery has been around for thousands of years and has gone from being the primary way of getting food to mainly a recreational sport.  But throughout this history, no doubt every archer has dreaded the bowstring snap. I don’t want that to happen to me, so I was asking myself, “Why DO bowstrings break?” All … Read more

Is a 40 lb bow REALLY enough for bowhunting?

If you’re new to archery, or getting back into it after many years (like me), trying to pick a bow for hunting with can be a bit overwhelming with so many excellent options on the market.  As I’m gearing up for my first bow hunting season, I have a lot of questions. One question that … Read more