Bow Making: Hickory Hunting Bow (2-Day Intensive)


Jim-archery1The advent of archery marked a technological leap for humankind that began at least 10,000 years ago and quite possibly up to 64,000 years ago and that is still widely used today.
The bow and arrow was universally considered one of the quintessential survival tools among many, if not most, of ancient peoples around the globe.  Hunters and warriors alike depended on their ability to craft, use, and maintain their bows to defend and provide for their families.
In this class, you will reconnect with the ancestral knowledge of handcrafting a long bow in the style of the native North American plains people.
You will learn:
  • How to tiller a hardwood bowstave into an efficient bow customized to your unique physiology
  • How to tune your bow to match your style of archery
  • How to finish and protect your bow using common and easy to obtain materials
  • To hand twine a bowstring from natural and synthetic materials
  • The fundamentals of traditional and instinctive archery.
Class Date: Saturday & Sunday, July 13th & 14th, 2019 (10am – 4pm) 
Early Bird (ends 9pm July 6th):…………………..… $195
Standard Registration ………………………………….. $215
Materials Fee ……………………………………………….  $125

*This is a two day intensive class held on private property with the option of overnight camping.
**Registration is limited to 8 students and signing up early is highly recommended.
***Additional details, including directions and what to bring, will be provided after sign up below.




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A great deal of staff time and expense is invested into the preparation and organization of individual classes. It is difficult and oftentimes impossible to recover costs and/or find a student to replace a cancelled registrant and so our cancellation and refund policies reflect this. Full refunds, minus $15 administrative fee for single day classes and a $30 admin fee for multi-day classes, are given to registrants who cancel with at least 7 days notice of the event. Cancellations made less than 7 days of the event forfeit a refund.


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