7974Re: Traditional archery
- Jan 7, 2002Charlie, there is a company called Bingham Projects that might have
everything you need for building a laminated bow. You can see them
3Rivers also has supplies and some excellent books and videos on the
Sounds like you've got some good facilities available to you. I
think some range challenged people are going to be envious.
--- In SCA-Archery@y..., "jancharlie2" <cchase@a...> wrote:
> I have just joined this group to learn about different types of
> archery and traditional archery. I have hunted deer for several
> years with a compound and now would like to learn to shoot my
> and longbow without sights.
> I have been thinking about making my own laminiated long bow. I
> have read some about it and wondered if someone could give me some
> pointer of what to do and what not to do, and what type of bow to
> make the first time.
> I didn't get in to archery until I was in my twenties but was
> hooked on it when I brought my first bow. I now have several bows
> and do shoot most of them. I have my favorites that I shoot most
> the time.
> I am 57 and live in Iowa which I think is some of the best
> anyone could ask for anyplace. I grew up in this area so I don't
> have any problem to find a place to hunt.
> I have about 10 acres behind my house to set up my archery
> so do shoot most every day that the weather will permit.
> I have read on here about finding a safe place to shoot and at
> time belonged to several archery clubs. In this area there are
> county parks with land which archery ranges have been set up. Most
> of the clubs paid for insurance to cover the club and also
> to cover the county. These ranges were open to the public but most
> places didn't have much problem of being damaged by vandals. The
> club near my home was the best for me and I was the president for
> awhile and got to know the conservation officer at the park and he
> helped the club with alot of things. This club is still going but
> with my work I don't get to go there as much as I did then. This
> range has a pratice butt, 3D trail and a field archery trail.
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