Raptor bow and arrow placed on a boulder

Raptor from Simon’s Bow Company

A modern interpretation of the traditional Asian Horse bow.  What are horse bows you ask? Well, it’s a broad term that generally covers many different types and sub-styles of bows that were common in Eastern Europe and Asia. If we can for this discussion, we’ll exclude various bow styles from Native American tribes, many of …

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Pro Tip – Bow Sights

Here’s a simple tip for a highly effective and simple to use rear sight for archery. Years ago while trying to decide on the best way to wring the utmost accuracy from my compound bows, and after watching friends struggle with a variety of solutions. I came up with a simple, trouble free method.  I …

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Java Man Archery red bow laying on top of pine needles

Traditional Archery

This winter, after the final day of deer season, I did what I do every year, for the last 40 years.  I take a Saturday morning to organize and take stock of my hunting gear before storing it away for the year.  Things get fixed, sewn, sharpened and cleaned as needed. Batteries are removed from …

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Bow Season has Arrived!

Open morning of the Michigan bow season dawned a crisp 34 degrees.  The coldest opener in memory.  I was in the woods well before the first hint of daybreak.  Feeling my way down a path that I have used for over 20 years, I can navigate without the need of a flashlight, and in fact …

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