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  • Volume 27 Issue 5 A Season’s Worth by Bill Priest Glances into the Past by Hugh Soar Fish Skin Backing by Tim Ott Of Time and Turkeys by Frankie Liguori Eye Candy Cane by Tim Ott KABOOM...Kinda, by Frankie Liguori Stringing an Arrow a Different Way by Stim Wilcox The Bamboo Arrow by Todd Mathis Bows of the Month by Tom Allen From the Pit by Patrick Blank Primitive Chef Fall's Bounty by Cecil B. Meyers Cave Chatter The Atlatl Bison Project by Ryan Gill Poet't Corner Winter in Patagonia by Kathryn Lane BackTrails The Decoy by James Davis
  • Volume 27 Issue 4 Fifty Years Behind the Bow by Charles (Butch) Stone Archery Despite Adversity, Part 4 Training for Months and... "Life is Good" at the Tennessee Classic by Ashley Bunker The Long and the Short of it by Bill Priest Bent Stick; Part 6 Accuracy is Deadly: A Lesson of 1930s Bowhunting by Paul Comstock USA Traditional Archery Team Competes at the Prestigious Okcular Vakfi for the 7th Conquest Cup in Istanbul, Turkey by Rebecca Stacey Bow of the Month by Tom Allen From the Pit by Patrick Blank Cave Chatter: Blending Primitive Hunting with Archaeology - for Science, Law Makers, and the Public- by Ryan Gill Poet's Corner by Kathryn Lane Backtrails: Traditional Archery World Championshps by Donald J. Swihart and Pamela Frane
  • Volume 26 Issue 3 Evolving as a Bowhunter by Woodrow Ross Archery Despite Adversity-Bow Training by Witschko Mathis The X-Bow Hunt An Archer's Perspective by Bill Priest The Shooting Secrets of the National Archery Association by Paul Comstock Whistling Arrows by Charles E. Grayson Atlatls and Alligators by Ryan Gill Flintknapping FAQ by Patrick Blank Cactus Chili by Cecil B. Myers From the Pit by Patrick Blank Calendar of Events Primitive Chef Hickory Nut Pie and Drink by A.J. Hendershott Poet's Corner- Tale of a Red-Tailed Hawk by Katherine Lane Backtrails - The Campfire by Gep Jonas
  • Volume 26 Issue 2 The Bent Stick:  Part 4 the Great Shooting Debate of the 1930s by Paul Comstock Walking the Primitive Path by Charles (Butch) Stone Shelton's Sheep Horn Bow Build with Tom Lucas: Part 5 by Shelton Fitzgerald From our Quiver: True Story of a Jaguar Hunt by Charles E Grayson Common Ground by Bill Priest Primitive Archer Profile:  Meet Brian Schlifke by Kevin J. Raybould Bows of the Month and Year- by Tom Allen From the Pit by Patrick Blank Book Review: Howard Hill's Method of Shooting the Bow and Arrow by Jerry Hill Primitive Chef:  North Carolina Blackberry Wine Cake by Michael Overby Calendar of events Back Trails: The Birth of a Passion by Stephen Probus Poets Corner -Roadrunner by Kathryn Lane
  • Volume 27 Issue 1 Another Hunting Season by Charles (Butch) Stone All in a Day's Work by Brian Rogenbuck Archery Despite Adversity Part 2:  Pain and its Origin by Wilschko Mathias Cumberland Woodbow Gathering by Blayne Prouse The Bent Stick: Part 3 The Birth of the "American Flatbow" by Paul Comstock Ugly Agnes by David Phillips Shelton's Sheep Horn Bow Build with Tom Lucas Part 4 Bow of the Month by Tom Allen From the Pit by Patrick Blank Cave Chatter:  Pigs are Made for Primitive Archery  by Ryan Gill Primitive Chef:  Grandma's Cobbler by GMA Calendar of events Back Trails:  Meet Gary Davis by Kevin J. Raybould Poets Corner -Safari by Kathryn Lane
  • A Bear for Lisa by Mike Yancey Archery Despite Adversity by Matthias Wilschko The Bent Stick Part 2 by Paul Comstock Washakie: An American Legend by Ed Ingold Shelton's Sheep Horn Bow Build with Tom Lucas Part 3 by Shelton Fitzgerald Projectile Points by Cecil B. Meyers Bows of the Month by Tom Allen From the Pit by Patrick Blank Cave Chatter:  Spears, Sheep, and Stigma by Ryan Gill Medicine Man:  Cinnamon by T.R. Zimmerman Primitive Chef: German Liverwurst by Robert Goebel Calendar of Events Poet's Corner;  Cattle Drive by Kathryn Lane Backtrails:  Meet Scott Stansbury by Kevin J. Raybould  
  • Volume 26 Issue 5 Your first Primitive Bow by Charles (Butch) Stone My Turn by Brian Rogenbuck This is the Story of the Varabow by Sue Cantu Time Well Spent- Wandering and Gathering by Kyle Snow The Best Tracker by Charles (Butch Stone) The bent Stick Turns 30 Years old by Paul Comstock Other Forms of Archery by Hugh Soar Shelton's Sheep Horn Bow Build with Tom Lucas Part 2 From the Pit by Patrick Blank Cave Chatter Putting the Primitive Back in Primitive Archery by Ryan Gill Primitive Chef Hickory Nut Pie and Drink by A.J. Hendershott Calendar of events Back Trails meet Bob Briggs Poets Corner -Frustration by Curtiss Cardinal
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    FEATURES Choices by Charles (Butch) Stone Do It Again by Brian Roggenbuck Gerry Lee and the Hawkeye Bowmen Clout Shoot by Kevin J. Raybould A Workshop for Beginning Bowyers by Gary Gregg A Perfect Dog by Noah Wrightwell Shelton’s Sheep Horn Bow Build with Tom Lucas by Shelton Fitzgerald Spirit Deer by Charles (Butch) Stone

    DEPARTMENTS Bows of the Month and Bow of the Year - From www.primitivearcher.com by Tom Allen From the Pit ™ 9 Flintnapping FAQ by Patrick Blank Cave Chatter Rocks to Heart Shots by Ryan Gill From Our Quiver Rose City Archery by Dave Cheney Primitive Chef® Shrimp and Grits by Rick Bernotas Marketplace Calendar of Events Event Calendar for August - November by Marie Luther Primitive Puzzle Crosswords - Wild Hog Classified Ads Poet’s Corner Secluded Garden by Kathryn Lane Backtrails® Meet Gerry Lee by Kevin J. Raybould

     
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    FEATURES Not Guilty by Charles (Butch) Stone No Strings Attached by Tim Lewis A Bow Built for Redemption by Benji Hill Primitive Elk: The Long Trail by Ryan Gill Hill Country Shootout by Chad Wooley Twenty Point Season by Charles (Butch) Stone

    DEPARTMENTS Bows of the Month From www.primitivearcher.com by Tom Allen From the Pit ™ Flintnapping FAQ by Patrick Blank Cave Chatter Promoting Penetration with a Smooth Transition by Ryan Gill From Our Quiver Hunt or Die by Noah Wrightwell Primitive Chef® Apricot Pralines by G.G. Marketplace Calendar of Events Event Calendar for June - October by Marie Luther Primitive Puzzle Crosswords - Wild Turkey Classified Ads Poet’s Corner Native American Bow and Arrow by Kathryn Lane Backtrails® The Moment Imagined by Cecil B. Meyers

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    FEATURES They Ain’t That Smart by Charles (Butch) Stone Second Chance on Stone Mountain by David Bond The Power of White Cedar by John Riggs Longbows and Freakshows by Chad Slagle Are You Going to Shoot a Deer with That? by Bjrogg American Sinew-Backed Bows in Africa by Mike Yancey Gun and Bow Exchange by Charles (Butch) Stone

    DEPARTMENTS Bows of the Month and Bow of the Year - From www.primitivearcher.com by Tom Allen From the Pit ™ - Flintnapping FAQ by Patrick Blank Cave Chatter - To Foreshaft or Not to Foreshaft? by Ryan Gill Medicine Man® - Skatagan by Any Other Name: An Open Letter by John Riggs Primitive Chef® - The Boodro Burger by Boodro Luther Calendar of Events - Event Calendar for April - August by Marie Luther Primitive Puzzle - Crosswords - At the Forge Poet’s Corner - Osprey by Kathryn Lane Backtrails® - Primitive Archer Profile: Meet Eddie Parker by Kevin J. Raybould

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    FEATURES The Incendiary Arrow by Hugh Soar Hard Earned Trophy by Taylor Eliot My First Canes by John Provenzale Public Land Pigs and a New Adventure by Ryan Gill Throwing the Hawk and Knife by Kevin J. Raybould The Little Things by Brian Roggerbuck (Bjrogg) A Mogollon Warbow: Rethinking Archery in the American Southwest by Justin T. Parks The Challenge by Charles (Butch) Stone

    DEPARTMENTS Hunting Column - The End of a Grand Adventure by Tony Kinton Bows of the Month From www.primitivearcher.com by Tom Allen From the Pit ™- Flintnapping FAQ by Patrick Blank Cave Chatter - Hunting with Atlatls by Ryan Gill Ask PA- Red or Sugar Maple for Bow-Wood by Marc St. Louis Medicine Man® - Into the Wild by John Riggs Primitive Chef® - Winter ”Heal Me Now” Soup by Cecil B. Meyers Calendar of Events - Event Calendar for February - July by Marie Luther Primitive Puzzle - Crosswords - Whitetail Deer Poet’s Corner - Archer’s Heart by Catlow Charlie Backtrails® - Primitive Archer Profile: Meet Chuck Lafontain by Kevin J. Raybould

    FEATURES They Ain’t That Smart by Charles (Butch) Stone Second Chance on Stone Mountain by David Bond The Power of White Cedar by John Riggs Longbows and Freakshows by Chad Slagle Are You Going to Shoot a Deer with That? by Bjrogg American Sinew-Backed Bows in Africa by Mike Yancey Gun and Bow Exchange by Charles (Butch) Stone

    DEPARTMENTS Bows of the Month and Bow of the Year - From www.primitivearcher.com by Tom Allen From the Pit ™ - Flintnapping FAQ by Patrick Blank Cave Chatter - To Foreshaft or Not to Foreshaft? by Ryan Gill Medicine Man® - Skatagan by Any Other Name: An Open Letter by John Riggs Primitive Chef® - The Boodro Burger by Boodro Luther Calendar of Events - Event Calendar for April - August by Marie Luther Primitive Puzzle - Crosswords - At the Forge Poet’s Corner - Osprey by Kathryn Lane Backtrails® - Primitive Archer Profile: Meet Eddie Parker by Kevin J. Raybould

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    FEATURES Primitive Archer Rifle - The First Hunt Mike Yancey Rekindling a Fire: My First Trip to the Marshall Primitive Archery Rendezvous by Kyle Snow Primitive Archer Profile - Meet Clint Anders by Kevin J. Raybould Pure Delights in Tiny Packages by Tony KintonLone Star Javelina by Bill Carman Black Powder by the Pound by Thomas (Thom) Holt Sinew Backed Bows in the African Bushveld by Mike Yancey Wild Rose Arrows by Eddie McCann

    DEPARTMENTS Hunting Column - The Best Advice by Tony Kinton Bows of the Month From www.primitivearcher.com by Tom Allen From the Pit ™- Flintnapping FAQ by Patrick Blank Cave Chatter - Primitive Hunting Q&A by Ryan Gill Ask PA - Small Diameter Saplings for Bows by Marc St. Louis Medicine Man® - Blue Vervain by John Riggs Primitive Puzzle - Word Scramble Poet's Corner - Cavemen by Kathryn Lane Backtrails® - Decade of Primitives by Ryan Gill

    FEATURES They Ain’t That Smart by Charles (Butch) Stone Second Chance on Stone Mountain by David Bond The Power of White Cedar by John Riggs Longbows and Freakshows by Chad Slagle Are You Going to Shoot a Deer with That? by Bjrogg American Sinew-Backed Bows in Africa by Mike Yancey Gun and Bow Exchange by Charles (Butch) Stone

    DEPARTMENTS Bows of the Month and Bow of the Year - From www.primitivearcher.com by Tom Allen From the Pit ™ - Flintnapping FAQ by Patrick Blank Cave Chatter - To Foreshaft or Not to Foreshaft? by Ryan Gill Medicine Man® - Skatagan by Any Other Name: An Open Letter by John Riggs Primitive Chef® - The Boodro Burger by Boodro Luther Calendar of Events - Event Calendar for April - August by Marie Luther Primitive Puzzle - Crosswords - At the Forge Poet’s Corner - Osprey by Kathryn Lane Backtrails® - Primitive Archer Profile: Meet Eddie Parker by Kevin J. Raybould

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    FEATURES Primitive Archer Rifle - The First Hunt Mike Yancey Rekindling a Fire: My First Trip to the Marshall Primitive Archery Rendezvous by Kyle Snow Primitive Archer Profile - Meet Clint Anders by Kevin J. Raybould Pure Delights in Tiny Packages by Tony KintonLone Star Javelina by Bill Carman Black Powder by the Pound by Thomas (Thom) Holt Sinew Backed Bows in the African Bushveld by Mike Yancey Wild Rose Arrows by Eddie McCann

    DEPARTMENTS Hunting Column - The Best Advice by Tony Kinton Bows of the Month From www.primitivearcher.com by Tom Allen From the Pit ™- Flintnapping FAQ by Patrick Blank Cave Chatter - Primitive Hunting Q&A by Ryan Gill Ask PA - Small Diameter Saplings for Bows by Marc St. Louis Medicine Man® - Blue Vervain by John Riggs Primitive Puzzle - Word Scramble Poet's Corner - Cavemen by Kathryn Lane Backtrails® - Decade of Primitives by Ryan Gill

    FEATURES They Ain’t That Smart by Charles (Butch) Stone Second Chance on Stone Mountain by David Bond The Power of White Cedar by John Riggs Longbows and Freakshows by Chad Slagle Are You Going to Shoot a Deer with That? by Bjrogg American Sinew-Backed Bows in Africa by Mike Yancey Gun and Bow Exchange by Charles (Butch) Stone

    DEPARTMENTS Bows of the Month and Bow of the Year - From www.primitivearcher.com by Tom Allen From the Pit ™ - Flintnapping FAQ by Patrick Blank Cave Chatter - To Foreshaft or Not to Foreshaft? by Ryan Gill Medicine Man® - Skatagan by Any Other Name: An Open Letter by John Riggs Primitive Chef® - The Boodro Burger by Boodro Luther Calendar of Events - Event Calendar for April - August by Marie Luther Primitive Puzzle - Crosswords - At the Forge Poet’s Corner - Osprey by Kathryn Lane Backtrails® - Primitive Archer Profile: Meet Eddie Parker by Kevin J. Raybould

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    FEATURES Coal Burning: Creating Wooden Containers by Jenn and Josh McKinley Baffling Bannerstones by A. J. Hendershott Canoes, Black Powder and Bucks by Thomas (Thom) Holt The Fowler: Virtues and Shortcomings by Tony Kinton The Winter League by Kevin J. Raybould (Buffalogobbler) Building a Flintlock Rifle (Part One) by Mike Yancey The ‘Short Warbow’: An Appreciation by Hugh D.H. Soar

    DEPARTMENTS Hunting Column - Climb or Brush In by Tony Kinton Bows of the Month - From www.primitivearcher.com by Tom Allen From the Pit ™ - Flintnapping FAQ by Patrick BlankCave Chatter - Primitive Hunting Q&A by Ryan GillAsk PA - Cedar Wood for Bow by Marc St. LouisMedicine Man - Sweetgrass by John RiggPoet’s Corner - Purgatory by Thomas HoltBacktrails® - Medieval Bowstrings by Eric Roth

    FEATURES They Ain’t That Smart by Charles (Butch) Stone Second Chance on Stone Mountain by David Bond The Power of White Cedar by John Riggs Longbows and Freakshows by Chad Slagle Are You Going to Shoot a Deer with That? by Bjrogg American Sinew-Backed Bows in Africa by Mike Yancey Gun and Bow Exchange by Charles (Butch) Stone

    DEPARTMENTS Bows of the Month and Bow of the Year - From www.primitivearcher.com by Tom Allen From the Pit ™ - Flintnapping FAQ by Patrick Blank Cave Chatter - To Foreshaft or Not to Foreshaft? by Ryan Gill Medicine Man® - Skatagan by Any Other Name: An Open Letter by John Riggs Primitive Chef® - The Boodro Burger by Boodro Luther Calendar of Events - Event Calendar for April - August by Marie Luther Primitive Puzzle - Crosswords - At the Forge Poet’s Corner - Osprey by Kathryn Lane Backtrails® - Primitive Archer Profile: Meet Eddie Parker by Kevin J. Raybould

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    Through a Beginner’s Eyes: Reflecting Back on Early Flintknapping Trials by Steven Saffold Prairie Wind, Black Powder and Bison by Tony Kinton Hunting the Giant Wild Yeti by Kevin J. Raybould The Paddle Bow by John Riggs New Year’s Tradition by by Kevin J. Raybould Gunslobs of the West by John Whittaker Are We There Yet by Bjrogg Atlatls of the Eastern United States by A. J. Hendershott

    DEPARTMENTS Hunting Column Don’t Forget to Pack by Tony Kinton Bows of the Month & Bows of the Year From www.primitivearcher.com by Cipriano Rivera From the Pit ™ Flintnapping FAQ by Patrick Blank Primitive Hunting Q&A by Ryan Gill Ask PA Rejuvenating an Old Bow by Marc St. Louis Primitive Chef ® The Breakfast Wellington by Bill Campbell Poet’s Corner The Olde Bowman by Robert Laiche Backtrails® Window into the Past by Cody Assmann

    FEATURES They Ain’t That Smart by Charles (Butch) Stone Second Chance on Stone Mountain by David Bond The Power of White Cedar by John Riggs Longbows and Freakshows by Chad Slagle Are You Going to Shoot a Deer with That? by Bjrogg American Sinew-Backed Bows in Africa by Mike Yancey Gun and Bow Exchange by Charles (Butch) Stone

    DEPARTMENTS Bows of the Month and Bow of the Year - From www.primitivearcher.com by Tom Allen From the Pit ™ - Flintnapping FAQ by Patrick Blank Cave Chatter - To Foreshaft or Not to Foreshaft? by Ryan Gill Medicine Man® - Skatagan by Any Other Name: An Open Letter by John Riggs Primitive Chef® - The Boodro Burger by Boodro Luther Calendar of Events - Event Calendar for April - August by Marie Luther Primitive Puzzle - Crosswords - At the Forge Poet’s Corner - Osprey by Kathryn Lane Backtrails® - Primitive Archer Profile: Meet Eddie Parker by Kevin J. Raybould

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    FEATURES The Hunter’s Close Friend by Thomas (Thom) Holt Primitive Weapons Feral Hog Adventures by Mike Yancey Understanding Arrowheads by Ryan Gill The Convenient Quiver by Larry Clemons The Journey by A. Preston Taylor Bow-Dacious Times at Marc Adams School of Woodworking by Richard Saffold For the Love of Jerky by Kevin J. Raybould (Buffalogobbler) To the Land of Dreams by Scott Stanberry

    DEPARTMENTS Hunting Column Choosing the Right Tool by Tony Kinton Bows of the Month From www.primitivearcher.com by Cipriano Rivera Flintnapping FAQ by Patrick Blank Primitive Hunting Q&A by Ryan Gill Ask PA Bow Wood in Ottawa by Marc St. Louis Muzzleloading Crossword Puzzle Primitive Chef ® Venison Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce by Bill Campbell by Marie Luther Poet’s Corner Sanctum by Tim Brown Backtrails May I Hunt Here? by Tim Lewis

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    FEATURES Knife Bias by John C. Whittaker Einstein on Bowhunting by Ed Jackson Bowhunting in the European Middle Ages by Jan H. Sachers, MA The Color of Stone by Cody Assmann The “You Can’t” Bow by Ryan D. Gill Viking Archery Part 2 by Neal Matheson Lore of the Bow by Tom Ressler The Making of Favorite Weapons by Mike Yancey

    DEPARTMENTS Hunting Column Rigidity and Sensible Flexibility by Tony Kinton Bows of the Month From www.primitivearcher.com by Cipriano Rivera From the Pit ™ Flintnapping FAQ by Patrick Blank Cave Chatter Primitive Hunting Q&A by Ryan Gill Ask PA Well-Made Arrows Shoot Straight by Marc St. Louis 25th Anniversary Crossword Puzzle Primitive Chef ® Polish-Style Chicken Stuffed Cabbage Rolls by Bill Campbell Book Review Poet’s Corner Punchin’ Cows by Thomas Holt Backtrails Still the Same by Tim Lewis

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    FEATURES

    Primitive Weapons Building and Hunting by Mike Yancey Energy in Archery by Cipriano Rivera Call Him Iron Leg by Kevin J. Raybould “Buffalogobbler” Armadillo on the Half Shell by Thomas (Thom) Holt Who is Roger Welbourn? by Ryan Gill Festive Archery by Tim Lewis The Hawkeye Bowmen Snowshoe Shoot 2016 by Kevin J. Raybould “Buffalogobbler”

    DEPARTMENTS Opinions and Other Maladies by Tony Kinton Bows of the Month - From www.primitivearcher.com by Cipriano Rivera From the Pit ™ - Flintnapping FAQ by Patrick Blank Cave Chatter - Primitive Hunting Q&A by Ryan Gill Ask PA - Chasing Rings by Marc St. Louis Primitive Chef ®- Lobster Macaroni and Cheese by Bill Campbell Puzzle: Word Search Calendar of Events- Event Calendar for December 2016 - March 2017 by Marie Luther Poet’s Corner - The Gardener by Kathryn Lane Backtrails- Viking Archery Part 1 by Neal Matheson

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    Blended Seasons by Tony Kinton Tracks in the Snow by Ryan Gill HLD – A New Progressive Design for SelfBows? by Simon Siess So You Want to be an Outdoor Writer? by Billy Berger Hunting Squirrels with a Selfbow by Thom Holt A Yellow Jacket for Ms. Karen by Thom Holt Primitive Hunting and Survival Skills,by L. Woodrow Ross Stellmoor Hunters by Neal Matheson

    DEPARTMENTS Hunting Column - Hunting and the Ravages of Time by Tony Kinton From the Pit™ - Flintnapping FAQ by Patrick Blank Ask PA - Harvesting Bow Wood and Bug Holes by Marc St. Louis Bows of the Month - From www.primitivearcher.com by Cipriano Rivera Calendar of Events - by Marie Luther Primitive Chef ® - Smoked Whitefish and Lake Trout Spread by Bill Campbell Poet’s Corner- The Things I’ve Lost by Curtiss Cardinal Backtrails- The Turquoy Bow: A Medieval English Mystery by Thomas Holt

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    FEATURES

    Making the Eastgate Arrow Point Billy Berger Na Pali Wilderness Primer by Bill Carman Recreating the English War Arrow by Leonard Henry Replicating a Prehistoric Arrow from Mule Creek Cave by Billy Berger Why Choose Traditional Archery? by L. Woodrow Ross Untraditional Tradepoint by John Provenzale Bow Wood Review: Pau Amarello by Marc St Louis

    DEPARTMENTS G-Pop’s Gravitas by Michael M. Moore Hunting Column - Another Way to Hunt by Tony Kinton From the Pit™ - Flintnapping FAQ by Patrick Blank Ask PA - Simple Composites by Marc St. Louis Bows of the Month - From www.primitivearcher.com by Cipriano Rivera Calendar of Events - Event Calendar for June-October by Marie Luther Primitive Chef ® - Ballotine of Chicken With Shitake Cream Sauce and Yukon Gold Garlic Mashed Potatoes by Bill Campbell Poet’s Corner- Day Break by Curtiss Cardnial Backtrails- A Room Filled With Memories by Thomas Holt

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    Catch Fish or Kill Deer? by Ryan Gil Firsts by George Tsoukalas Go West For Antelope by Bob Sager The Russian Olive Quickie Bow by Neal Ritter Just Before the Rut by Thomas (Thom) Holt Comfortable Camp Essentials by Tony Kinton How to Build a Neolithic Quiver by Andreas Stöter

    DEPARTMENTS Some Off-Season Practices to Benefit Wildlife and Hunting by Tony Kinton From the Pit™ - Flintnapping FAQ by Patrick Blank Ask PA Sugar Maple by Marc St. Louis Bows of the Month - From www.primitivearcher.com by Cipriano Rivera Bows of the Year- From www.primitivearcher.com by Cipriano Rivera Puzzle Corner- Camping Words by Marie Luther Calendar of Events - Event Calendar for June-October by Marie Luther Medicine Man®- Thistle by T.R.Zimmerman Primitive Chef ® - Double Smoked Porterhouse Pork Chop with Garlic Roasted Rainbow Fingerling Potatoes, and Roasted Vegetable Medley by Bill Campbell Poet’s Corner- An Old Bowhunter’s Contemplation: Time by Thomas Holt Backtrails- First Primitive Bow/First Buck by Thomas Holt

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    FEATURES

    The Old Ways: Making a Waterproof Bag by Tony Kinton Teaching Youth by Neal C. Ritter Filming the Impossible by Billy Berger Making the Citrus Side Notched Pointby by Billy Berger Paint Your Bow With a Turkey Feather by Dan Spier Short Deflex Recurves by Marc St. Louis The Thumb Loop by Thomas Thom Holt Toothing Iron: Working with Difficult Grain by Leonard Henry A Different Version of Primitive Archery by Ron May Pumprey

    DEPARTMENTS Hunting Column - Sort, Inventory, Delete, Acquire By Tony Kinton Product Review- Mead Longbows by Tony Kinton From the Pit - Flintknapping FAQ By Patrick Blank Ask PA - Sugar Maple by MARC ST. LOUIS Bows of the Month - From www.primitivearcher.com by Cipriano Rivera Puzzle Corner - Decipher This! by Marie Luther Medicine Man ® - Cattail Medicine by T.R. Zimmerman Primitive Chef ® - Venison Marsala with Roast Root Vegetable Sauté, Braised Greens, and Pasta By Bill Campbell Poet’s Corner - A Hunter’s Poem by Lance Grimsby Backtrails - Sweetest Day by James Vaughan

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    FEATURES

    Primitive Ethics And Logic by Thomas Thom Holt Acorns and Whitetails: A Perfect Blend by Tony Kinton Making a Prehistoric Anasazi Arrow by Billy Berger Anasazi Cable-Backed Bows by A. J. Hendershott Tequila: My Obsidian Obsession by Rollie Johnson A Snowy Coyote Hunt with a Primitive Longbow by Thomas Thom Holt The Lure of Hunting by Charles LeBlanc English War Bow by Leonard Henry Piggyback Splits and Kid’s Bows by Billy Berger The Bowdrill: How to Tickle Fire by Neal Ritter

    DEPARTMENTS Hunting Column - Plans for Success By Tony Kinton From the Pit - Flintknapping FAQ By Patrick Blank Ask PA - Titebond and Bamboo by MARC ST. LOUIS Bows of the Month - From www.primitivearcher.com by Cipriano Rivera Book Review - “Now” by Dr. Ed Ashby by Ed Ingold Puzzle Corner - Primitive Archer Word Scrambler by Marie Luther Medicine Man ® - Wax Myrtle by Steve Parker Primitive Chef ® - New England Seafood Chowder By Bill Campbell Poet’s Corner - Wildlife Tracker by Amy Penny Backtrails - Family Bowhunting Story by Charles Tuffiash

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    Making the Meat by Rob Sager Scottish Archery by Hugh Soar Rules by Bill Scherer Pre Spring Arrow Fling 2015 by Tony Kinton Sinew Patch by Marc St Louis Making the Desert Side-Notch Point by Billy Berger Replicating a Selknam Glass Arrow Point and Arrow by John Borgeson Arctic Cable-Backed Bows Part 3: Going All the Way by A. J. Hendershott Treadle Shaving Horse by Neal C. Ritter Easy String Keepers and Tip Protectors by Larry Clemons

    DEPARTMENTS There May Still Be Time by Tony Kinton From the Pit™ - Flintnapping FAQ by Patrick Blank Ask PA - Old Wood Bows by Marc St. Louis Bows of the Month by Cipriano Rivera Medicine Man® - Wax Myrtle by Steve Parker Primitive Chef ® - Apricot and Cashew Stuffed Pork Loin with Brandied Pear Sauce and Root Vegetable Medley by Bill Campbell Poet’s Corner - The Master’s Hand by Don Tower Backtrails - Advance to the Rear by James Davis

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    Stone by Ed Jackson Making the Sioux Arrow: Recreate an Actual Museum Artifact by Billy Berger Performance Art by Bill Scherer The Long Tracking Job by Charles LeBlanc The Most Dangerous Animal in the Woods by A. Preston Taylor Scary Sharp Serrations by Ryan Gill Archers at War Part One: Back to Basics by Nils Visser and Richard Hornsby Arctic Cable Bow Part 2: A Replica by A. J. Hendershott Yucca Cordage by John Borgeson Deer Hunting on the Blindside by Thomas Holt

    DEPARTMENTS Hunting Column - How Much is Too Much? By Tony Kinton From the Pit - Flintknapping FAQ By Patrick Blank Ask PA - Straightening Osage by MARC ST. LOUIS Bows of the Month - From www.primitivearcher.com by Cipriano Rivera Puzzle Corner - Primitive Archer Word Scrambler Medicine Man ® - Cattail by Steve Parker Primitive Chef ® - Sweet Breakfast Sausage with Old School Cottage Fries, Eggs and Toast By Bill Campbell Poet’s Corner - The Swamp by Curtiss Cardinal Backtrails - The Archer and the Editor by James Davis

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    3 Finger Under Tab by Larry Clemons The Scraper: How to Prepare and Use It by Leonard Henry Whooping It Up In Alberta by Russell Thornberry Making a Sioux Bow the Sioux Way by Billy Berger Primitive Foreshafts by Ben Gillespie It is Time To Reflect by Thom Holt Mastering the Mental Game by Billy Berger 5000 Years Ago by John Borgeson Arctic Cable-Backed Bows: Part 1 by A. J. Hendershott Broadhead Efficiency and Deer Recovery by L. Woodrow Ross Comparative Analysis of Atlatl Weights by Bob Kitch

    DEPARTMENTS Hunting Column - The Most Important Element in Planning By Tony Kinton From the Pit - Flintknapping FAQ By Patrick Blank Ask PA - Bow Wood in the Yukon by MARC ST. LOUIS Bows of the Month - From www.primitivearcher.com by Cipriano Rivera Puzzle Corner - Primitive Archer Word Match Medicine Man ® - Thistle by Steve Parker Primitive Chef ® - Asian Braised Pork Tacos With Green Cabbage Kimchi, Sweet Potato Straws, and Honey Sriracha Sauce By Bill Campbell Poet’s Corner - Strawberry Roan. by Kathryn Lane Backtrails - The Preparation Is The Journey by Justin Sutera

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    Broadhead Smoke and Mirrors Russell Thornberry Fit for a Princess Bill Scherer Gaelic Archery by Neal Matheson T-Shirts to Thermals by Robb Sager Practical Primitive Interview by Adam Fox Tuning the Primitive Arrow by Ryan Gill Florida Atlatl Adventure by Allen J. Bagg Hawkeye Bowmen's 10th Annual Spring Gathering by Kevin J. Raybould South Georgia Primitive by Dan Spier

    DEPARTMENTS Hunting Column - Steps Toward a Productive Hunting Season By Tony Kinton From the Pit - Flintknapping FAQ By Patrick Blank Ask PA - Bamboo Laminates by MARC ST. LOUIS Bows of the Month - From www.primitivearcher.com by Cipriano Rivera Bows of the Year - From www.primitivearcher.com by Cipriano Rivera Puzzle Corner - Primitive Archer Crossword Puzzle Medicine Man ® - Wild Plum by Steve Parker Primitive Chef ® - Grilled Citrus Chicken with Fruit Salsa Acorn Squash Fritters with Sriracha Cream By Bill Campbell Poet’s Corner - The Owl... by Kathryn Lane Backtrails - OGHAM by Wally Robson

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    Far East Pig Hunt by John Borgeson Hunting “Abo” by Ryan Gill Back Yard Knap-ins by Billy Berger Third Time Turkey by Rob Sager Javelina Hunt by Mike Yancey Stone Impact Fractures by Ben Gillespie A Study of the Miwok Bow of Incense Cedar and Sinew by Chuck Loeffler Del’s Tennessee Classic by Derek Hutchison A Gathering of Reasons by A.J. Hendershott

    DEPARTMENTS Hunting Column - Toughest Game on the Planet By Tony Kinton From the Pit - Flintknapping FAQ By Patrick Blank Ask PA - Ironwood by MARC ST. LOUIS Bows of the Month - From www.primitivearcher.com by Cipriano Rivera Puzzle Corner - Primitive Archer Crossword Puzzle Medicine Man ® - Prickly Pear Cactus by T.R. Zimmerman Primitive Chef ® - Fresh Fettuccine Carbonara By Bill Campbell Poet’s Corner - Leopards by Kathryn Lane Backtrails - Pauli’s Arrow by William R. Chatterson

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    Archers in the Owens Valley by Larry Clemons Archery Equipment of the Kalahari San by Garett Beatty Chuck and Kevin’s Amazing Selfbow Adventure by Kevin J Raybould Collecting Osage Orange by Billy Berger CUDA Universitario de Arqueria by John and Ceci Borgeson Galloway Bow by Hugh D.H. Soar Small Town Knapper by Nikki Wetzel Solving the Primitive Arrow Weight Issue by Randall G. Ivie Making the Calapooya Arrow Point by Billy Berger

    DEPARTMENTS Hunting Column - Understanding the Misunderstood By Tony Kinton From the Pit - Flintknapping FAQ By PATRICK BLANK Reviews Product Review: Harry Ricci’s Quill Sander by Tony Kinton Book Review: Guide to the Longbow by Ed Ingold Ask PA - Cree Bow by MARC ST. LOUIS Bows of the Month - From www.primitivearcher.com by CIPRIANO RIVERA Puzzle Corner - Primitive Archer Word Search By Primitive Archer Medicine Man ® - Wild Black Cherries by Steve Parker Primitive Chef ® - Steak and Beef Heart Ragout with Mushrooms By BILL CAMPBELL Poet’s Corner - Earthworm by Kathryn Lane Backtrails - Level One Hunger by William Taylor

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    Archery: Ancient Art Practiced Today by Jonathan Sutherland Trackers ‘N Training by Robb Sager Armed and Dangerous by Tim Davis Killing Paper by Ed Ingold The Lesson by Chris Cade Landon’s Bow by Doug Peters Gremlins of the Lumbar Region by Bill Scherer Get to the Point by Robb Sager A Practical Primitive Look at Mentoring by Adam Fox “Gopher” It by Robb Sager Pre-Spring Arrow Fling 2014: A Photo Journey by Tony Kinton

    DEPARTMENTS Hunting Column - Youth and Other Matters of the Future By Tony Kinton From the Pit - Flintknapping FAQ By PATRICK BLANK Ask PA - Removing Bark from HHB by MARC ST. LOUIS Bows of the Month - From www.primitivearcher.com by CIPRIANO RIVERA Puzzle Corner - Primitive Archer Word Scramble By Primitive Archer Medicine Man ® - Pawpaw by Steve Parker Primitive Chef ® - The Cottage Pie Dinner By BILL CAMPBELL Poet’s Corner - Seasons By Curtiss Cardinal Backtrails - Who Am I by Billy Berger

  • In this Issue FEATURES Echoes in the Forest by Mike (Hawk) Huston Making the Comanche Bow by Billy Berger Fire Starting with a Flint and Steel by Mike Yancey Simplicity at its Finest by Ryan Gill The First Annual Amazon Gathering by Cody Lee Jones Oldest Game by Tim Lewis Show Me Some Skin by Neal C. Ritter Tips for Primitive Hunting Success by Billy Berger Africa’s Other Game by Tony Kinton

    DEPARTMENTS Hunting Column - What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do By Tony Kinton From the Pit - Flintknapping FAQ By PATRICK BLANK Product Review - Building the Sinew Backed Bow By Mike Yancey Ask PA - Heat Treating a Radius-Bellied Bow By MARC ST. LOUIS Bows of the Month - From www.primitivearcher.com by CIPRIANO RIVERA Puzzle Corner - Primitive Archer Word Scramble By Primitive Archer Medicine Man ® - Basswood by Steve Parker Primitive Chef ® - A Special Quiche with Gluten Free Crust By BILL CAMPBELL Poet’s Corner - Blood By Curtiss Cardinal Backtrails - First Hunt By Neal Ritter

  • In this Issue FEATURES Primitive Crossbow Collection by Clayton Carter Embracing your Home Landsby Ryan Gill Making a Northern Paiute Bow and Arrow Set by Billy Berger Wyoming Wilderness Elk by Mike Yancey The Mary Rose Museum by Hilary Greenland Modern Meets Medieval by Tina Gayle & Heiner Michels Solo the Ugly Bow by Robb Sager The Favell Museum by Billy Berger

    DEPARTMENTS Hunting Column - Worth the Effort Required to Experience By Tony Kinton From the Pit - Flintknapping FAQ By PATRICK BLANK Product Review - Real Black Powder By Tony Kinton Ask PA - High Performance Maple Recurve By MARC ST. LOUIS Bows of the Month - From www.primitivearcher.com by CIPRIANO RIVERA Puzzle Corner - Primitive Archer Word Scramble By Primitive Archer Medicine Man ® - Limestone by T.R. Zimmerman Primitive Chef ® - Summer Beef and Vegetable Napoleon with Sun Dried Tomato and Roast Garlic Aioli By BILL CAMPBELL Poet’s Corner - Closer to My Lord By Will Taylor Backtrails - The Hidden Virtues of Public Land By Tim Lewis

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    FEATURES A Primitive Lifestyle by Hanna Van Order The Silly Adventures of Living with an Arrow Maker by Cecilia Borgeson Lessons from a Master by Billy Berger Gators, Osage & Cane by Mark (Pappy) Baggett Re-Discovering “Florida Snake Wood” by Ryan Gill The Soul of Jim Rempp’s Wooden Bows by Brian D’Ambrosio Seeking My Paradox by Matthew McKenzie ERC Composite Board Bow by Marc St Louis Bowyer’s Scraper by Marc St Louis

    DEPARTMENTS Hunting Column - Proper Planning is Both Enjoyable and Essential By Tony Kinton From the Pit - Flintknapping FAQ By PATRICK BLANK Ask PA - Jatoba Propeller Bow By MARC ST. LOUIS Bows of the Month - From www.primitivearcher.com by CIPRIANO RIVERA Bows of the Year - From www.primitivearcher.com by CIPRIANO RIVERA Puzzle Corner - Primitive Archer Crossword By Primitive Archer Medicine Man ® - Hemlock by Steve Parker Primitive Chef ® - Zesty Roast Chicken with Mashed Celeriac and Heirloom Tomato and Arugula Salad By BILL CAMPBELL Poet’s Corner - Opening Morning By Curtiss Cardinal Backtrails- The Abo Knapper By Ryan Gill

  • FEATURES Learning to Become Invisible by L. Woodrow Ross Why I Love Llamas by Rob Sager Short Bows for a Short Draw by Ryan Gill Chinese Archery is Alive and Well by Kay Koppedrayer Plains Sheep Horn Bow & An Interview With Bowyer Chuck Loeffler by Jay Red Hawk Blue is Back by Billy Berger Osage Bow Building 101, Part 3 by Mickey Lotz, aka The Ferret A Catch and Release Deer Hunt by Chris Cade

    DEPARTMENTS Hunting Column - Mental Practice and Subliminal Bowhunting By Tony Kinton From the Pit - Flintknapping FAQ By PATRICK BLANK Ask PA - Using Osage Limbs For Bows By MARC ST. LOUIS Bows of the Month - From www.primitivearcher.com by CIPRIANO RIVERA Puzzle Corner - Primitive Archer Crossword By Primitive Archer Medicine Man ® - Eastern Red Cedar by Steve Parker Primitive Chef ® - Braciole (Bra’ Zhul) with Roasted Garlic and Red Pepper Sauce, Buttered Cavatappi Pasta, and Sautéed Fennel with Green Beans By BILL CAMPBELL Poet’s Corner - Still By Curtiss Cardinal Backtrails - There is Value in That By Tim Lewis

  • In this Issue FEATURES Early English Target Archery By Hugh Soar One Star: Lakota Archery Here and Now By Kay Koppedrayer Sausage Deer By Robb Sager The Chamberlin Traditional Shoot By Larry Clemons Late Season Primitive Small Game Hunt By Billy Berger Flint and Feathers By Mike Huston The Hat By Jim Scott Orrick Primitive Archer Turkey Hunt By Mike Yancey Making the Hamilton Arrow Point By Billy Berger Osage Bow Building 101, Part 2 By Mickey Lotz, aka The Ferret

    DEPARTMENTS Hunting Column - Where Did Primitive Begin? By Tony Kinton From the Pit - Flintknapping FAQ By PATRICK BLANK Ask PA - Walnut for Bows By MARC ST. LOUIS Bows of the Month - From www.primitivearcher.com by CIPRIANO RIVERA Puzzle Corner - Authors Stories By Primitive Archer Medicine Man ® - Hickory by Steve Parker Primitive Chef ® - Braised Oxtails and Lentils with a Vegetable Medley of Kohlrabi, Carrots and Radishes By BILL CAMPBELL Poet’s Corner - Let Us Never Quit By Curtiss Cardinal Backtrails - How it Began By Mark (Pappy) Baggett

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    FEATURES Early English Target Archery By Hugh Soar One Star: Lakota Archery Here and Now By Kay Koppedrayer Sausage Deer By Robb Sager The Chamberlin Traditional Shoot By Larry Clemons Late Season Primitive Small Game Hunt By Billy Berger Flint and Feathers By Mike Huston The Hat By Jim Scott Orrick Primitive Archer Turkey Hunt By Mike Yancey Making the Hamilton Arrow Point By Billy Berger Osage Bow Building 101, Part 2 By Mickey Lotz, aka The Ferret

    DEPARTMENTS Hunting Column - Where Did Primitive Begin? By Tony Kinton From the Pit - Flintknapping FAQ By PATRICK BLANK Ask PA - Walnut for Bows By MARC ST. LOUIS Bows of the Month - From www.primitivearcher.com by CIPRIANO RIVERA Puzzle Corner - Authors Stories By Primitive Archer Medicine Man ® - Hickory by Steve Parker Primitive Chef ® - Braised Oxtails and Lentils with a Vegetable Medley of Kohlrabi, Carrots and Radishes By BILL CAMPBELL Poet’s Corner - Let Us Never Quit By Curtiss Cardinal Backtrails - How it Began By Mark (Pappy) Baggett

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    SOLD OUT - THIS ISSUE IS COMPLETELY SOLD OUT In this Issue FEATURES Product Review: Beckum Outdoors DVD By Thad Beckum Bowstring Keeper By John Borgeson Hector Cole's Workshop By Hilary Greenland The Mudge Bow By Gary Anderson Turning My Back on Deer By Ryan Gill Making the Scallorn Arrow Point By Billy Berger Waldorf Bows 2012 By Duane Spangler The Rewards of Primitive Archery L. Woodrow Ross A Year With Osage Part III: Africa By Tony Kinton Beautiful Imperfections By Billy Berger Fletching: Nine Reliable Steps to Beauty and Consistent Flight By Garett Beatty DEPARTMENTS Hunting Column - WHAT DID THEY SAY? By Tony Kinton From the Pit - Flintknapping FAQ By PATRICK BLANK Ask PA - Static Recurves By MARC ST. LOUIS Bows of the Month - From www.primitivearcher.com by CIPRIANO RIVERA Puzzle Corner - I Love Archery By Primitive Archer Medicine Man ® - Mulberry By STEVE PARKER Primitive Chef ® - Braised Short Ribs with Swiss Chard and Bacon, Herb and Mustard Roasted Potatoes By BILL CAMPBELL Poet’s Corner - On Conservation By CURTISS CARDINAL Backtrails - Circle of Life By Tim Lewis
  • In this Issue FEATURES Product Review: Atlatl-Darts By TONY KINTON Meet Outdoor Author Cliff Jacobson By ADAM FOX Hunting with a bow you made yourself By ROGER MARCONI One Shot One Arrow By KAY KOPPEDRAYER The Perfect Hunting Camp By TONY KINTON Easy Steps to a Purty Selfnock By GARETT BEATY Bring it in close! By RYAN GILL Year of the Osage II: HOGS By TONY KINTON Stone Vs Steele By BILLY BERGER Swiss International Horse Archery By JAY RED HAWK DEPARTMENTS Hunting Column - Romance Rekindled By TONY KINTON From the Pit - Flintknapping FAQ By PATRICK BLANK Ask PA - Life Span of a Wooden Bow By MARC ST. LOUIS Bows of the Month - From www.primitivearcher.com by CIPRIANO RIVERA Puzzle Corner - I Love Archery By PRIMITIVE ARCHER Medicine Man ® - Willow By STEVE PARKER Primitive Chef ® - Tournedos of Beef Marsala for Two with Sautéed Golden Beets By BILL CAMPBELL Poet’s Corner - Dreams of a Big Cat By CURTISS CARDINAL Backtrails - Old Men, Young Horses By JIM DAVIS
  • In this Issue FEATURES A Bow for Bo By ANNE-MARIE SMITH AND MARC ST. LOUIS Iowa Indian Artifact Show By BILLY BERGER Rewards In Small Packages By TONY KINTON Raising Cane and Other Archery Supplies By A. J. HENDERSHOTT A Collapsible, Foldable, Stowable and Transportable Shaving Horse By GARETT BEATTY A Year With Osage: Birth By TONY KINTON Making the Cahokia Point By BILLY BERGER Plains Arrow Experiment By JAY RED HAWK DEPARTMENTS Hunting Column - The Hunter's Dream By TONY KINTON From the Pit - Flintknapping FAQ By PATRICK BLANK Ask PA - Weekend Project: Target Bow By MARC ST. LOUIS Bows of the Month - From www.primitivearcher.com by CIPRIANO RIVERA Bows of the Year - From www.primitivearcher.com by CIPRIANO RIVERA Medicine Man ® - Brambles By STEVE PARKER Primitive Chef ® - Poached Salmon Roulades with Couscous and Beurre Blanc with Capers By BILL CAMPBELL Poet’s Corner - Bow Camp By CURTISS CARDINAL Backtrails - Spirit Bear By MIKE (HAWK) HUSTON
  • In this Issue FEATURES Afghanistan War Bow By IAN WALKER K.I.T.H. By EDDIE McCANN A Slightly Different Two-Piece Takedown By MARC ST. LOUIS Fiberglass Takedown Handles By EDDIE McCANN Life Is Good at the 15th Annual Tennessee Classic By MATT WIRWICKI Collecting Archery Items – Getting Started By LARRY CLEMONS First International Folk Archery Tournament: Ledu, China 2012 By KAY KOPPEDRAYER OJAM: The World’s Largest Bow-Building Jamboree By MIKE YANCEY The Swiss Connection—Part II By JAY RED HAWK DEPARTMENTS Hunting Column - High or Low: Choosing Your Station By TONY KINTON From the Pit - Flintknapping FAQ By PATRICK BLANK Ask PA - Birch Bark Backing Over Sinew By MARC ST. LOUIS Bows of the Month - From www.primitivearcher.com by CIPRIANO RIVERA Medicine Man ® - Persimmon By STEVE PARKER Primitive Chef ® - Robust Meatloaf Meets the Terrine Pan with Smashed Root Vegetables By BILL CAMPBELL Poet’s Corner - Just a Broken Arrowhead By CHARLES FOX Backtrails - Are Ethical Regulations Ethical? By TIM LEWIS
  • In this Issue FEATURES When Hunters Go A-Warring By NILS VISSER Finding Arrowheads, Making Arrowheads By KAY KOPPEDRAYER Living in Guaraní Land By JOHN BORGESON Milkweed Bowstring By JOHN BYBEE The Swiss Connection—Part I By JAY RED HAWK Off-Season Carp By TIM LEWIS The North Georgia Knap-In and Primitive Skills Festival By BILLY BERGER Selfbows and Hand Tools By RYAN GILL The Triangle or Fitz-Rauf Target By JOHN R. EDGERTON DEPARTMENTS Hunting Column - Vanishing Turkeys By TONY KINTON A Closer Look - Product Reviews By TONY KINTON Book Review - Straight and True: A Select History of the Arrow by Hugh D.H. Soar By ED INGOLD From the Pit - Flintknapping FAQ By PATRICK BLANK Ask PA - Weekend Project: Target Bow By MARC ST. LOUIS Bows of the Month - From www.primitivearcher.com by CIPRIANO RIVERA Medicine Man ® - Tulip Poplar By STEVE PARKER Primitive Chef ® - Spaghetti Squash Primavera with Fresh Tomato Sauce and Breaded Chicken By BILL CAMPBELL Poet’s Corner - Down Wind Danger By HOMER LUTHER Backtrails - Where Eagles and Gods Roam By MIKE HUSTON
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    FEATURES Bow Making Weekend at the Stull Preserve By MATT WIRWICKI No Net Loss By TIM LEWIS How Hard Is It? By MICKEY LOTZ Pre-Spring Arrow Fling By TONY KINTON Insights of a Modern Day Caveman By BILLY BERGER Journey of 100 Bows By RYAN GILL Localized Steam Bending By MARC ST. LOUIS Revered Fetishes, Grisly Trophies & Blood Money By FRANK KNEBEL Harvesting Milkweed Fibers By JOHN BYBEE

    DEPARTMENTS Hunting Column - Thoughts on Hunting: A Struggle for Words By TONY KINTON A Closer Look - Product Reviews By TONY KINTON From the Pit - Flintknapping FAQ By PATRICK BLANK Ask PA - Blue Beech By MARC ST. LOUIS Bows of the Month - From www.primitivearcher.com by CIPRIANO RIVERA Medicine Man ® - Milkweed By STEVE PARKER Primitive Chef ® - I Love Bacon By BILL CAMPBELL Poet’s Corner - The Bowyer’s Wife’s Ballad By ANNE-MARIE SMITH Backtrails - Lost and Found By MIKE HUSTON

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    FEATURES The Time It Went Right By PRESTON TAYLOR Bow Making at the Laughing Coyote Project By NEAL RITTER Nature’s Beautiful Gift By MICKEY LOTZ From Humble Beginnings to Hollywood By BILLY BERGER Making Two Tools For Assembling Bow Billets By CHARLES W. PALMER Pestilence and Pleasure By TONY KINTON Coloring Feathers By JOHN AND CECILIA BORGESON A Crescent-Shaped Arrowhead By KAY KOPPEDRAYER Hunting Fox Squirrels with a Primitive Bow By BILLY BERGER

    DEPARTMENTS Hunting Column - Thoughts on Hunting: A Struggle for Words By TONY KINTON A Closer Look - Product Reviews By TONY KINTON From the Pit - Flintknapping FAQ By PATRICK BLANK Ask PA - Blue Beech By MARC ST. LOUIS Bows of the Month - From www.primitivearcher.com by CIPRIANO RIVERA Medicine Man ® - Milkweed By STEVE PARKER Primitive Chef ® - I Love Bacon By BILL CAMPBELL Poet’s Corner - The Bowyer’s Wife’s Ballad By ANNE-MARIE SMITH Backtrails - Lost and Found By MIKE HUSTON

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    FEATURES Whitetails on the Wind II By MIKE “HAWK” HUSTON A Stranger in a Not-So-Strange Land By BY KAY KOPPEDRAYER Flint: How and Where to Find It By BILLY BERGER U.K. Social Archery in Early Times By HUGH SOAR Making a Plains-Style Quiver By MIKE YANCEY Knapping the Poor Man’s Flint By BILLY BERGER Locating and Using Funnels By L. WOODROW ROSS And A Bow in China By JIM ORRICK My First Trad Deer By KELLY GILLESPIE Fire, Friends, and Fur By DAVID THOMPSON

    DEPARTMENTS Hunting Column - Passing It On and Offering Instruction By TONY KINTON A Closer Look - Product Reviews By TONY KINTON From the Pit - Flintknapping FAQ By PATRICK BLANK Ask PA - Burnishing Bows By MARC ST. LOUIS Bows of the Month - From www.primitivearcher.com by CIPRIANO RIVERA Medicine Man ® - Stinging Nettle By STEVE PARKER Book Review - 58 The Sound of the String by Brad Isham By ED INGOLD Primitive Chef ® - Steak Tartare with Chipotle and Cilantro & Toasted Corn, Black Bean and Tomato Salad By BILL CAMPBELL Poet’s Corner - The Skinning Shed By HOMER LUTHER Backtrails - A Forgotten Assembly By TONY KINTON

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    FEATURES More than Medals: WTAF 2011 Korea By JAY RED HAWK The Spangbow By DUANE SPANGLER The Primitive Blunt By JAMIE L. BURLEIGH Partially Primitive By MATT TRAYNOR Crossbows, Compounds, Traditional or Primitive? By TIM LEWIS Be One With Elm By ANNE-MARIE SMITH & MARC ST. LOUIS For the Love of Stone By BILLY BERGER Ol’ Hickory and the Hunter’s Moon By BYRON PADGETT Dad, Can I Build a Bow? By CLINT ANDERS Return to Primitive Hunting By WINSTON FOSTER

    DEPARTMENTS Hunting Column - Changes: Better or Worse? By TONY KINTON A Closer Look - Product Reviews By TONY KINTON Ask PA - Homemade Bow Scraper By MARC ST. LOUIS Bows of the Month - From www.primitivearcher.com by CIPRIANO RIVERA Medicine Man ® - Flowering Dogwood By STEVE PARKER Primitive Chef ® - Roast Skirt Steak and Andouille Sausage Kabobs with Fried Sweet Potatoes, Seared Eggplant, and Vegetables By BILL CAMPBEL Poet’s Corner - Tiger By KATHRYN LANE Backtrails - Man’s Innate Desire to Display Trophies of the Hunt By F. H. KNEBEL

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    THIS ISSUE IS SOLD OUT In this Issue FEATURES Take A Veteran Out Hunting By ROBERT D. SMITH Sinew-Backed Yellow Birch Recurve By MARC ST. LOUIS Mulefat Shafts By LARRY CLEMONS Steps In Making A New Bow String By DUANE SPANGLER Hand-Crafted Shooting Glove By JIM DAHLBERG For the Love of Yew By JOHN WETZEL Cane or Bamboo Shaft with a Nock By KAY KOPPEDRAYER Building Selfbows and Flintknapping at the Tennessee Classic By STIM WILCOX Bullstik Journey By RUSSELL THORNBERRY DEPARTMENTS Hunting Column - Ramblings of an Antique By TONY KINTON A Closer Look - Product Reviews By TONY KINTON Ask PA - Hickory Warbow By MARC ST. LOUIS Bows of the Month - From www.primitivearcher.com by CIPRIANO RIVERA Medicine Man ® - White Pine By STEVE PARKER Primitive Chef ® - Venison Meatballs with a Sherry and Sour Cream Glaze over Spaetzle By BILL CAMPBELL Poet’s Corner - Miss Bowhunting By RANDY STIVER Backtrails - Miss Bowhunting By RANDY STIVER
  •   In this Issue FEATURES Wyoming Wilderness Elk Hunt By MIKE YANCEY Plains Indian Arrow Reproduction By JOHN BORGESON 4th Annual Central Oregon Bowyers Gathering By NIKKI WETZEL How to Make Your Own Hide Glue By MIKE YANCEY The Selk’nam Indian Archery of Tierra Del Fuego By JOHN AND CECILIA BORGESON Black Bear Gets a Haircut By WINSTON MACDONALD Mongol Arrowheads from Russia and Poland By KAY KOPPEDRAYER Homemade Whistling Arrows By DUANE SPANGLER DEPARTMENTS Hunting Column - Management and other Matters By TONY KINTON A Closer Look - Product Reviews By TONY KINTON Ask PA - New Bowyer By MARC ST. LOUIS Bows of the Month - From www.primitivearcher.com by JOSH BATY Medicine Man ® - Viburnum By STEVE PARKER Primitive Chef ® - Russian Style Borscht By BILL CAMPBELL Poet’s Corner - How to Choose a Juniper Bow By HUGH RIDENOUR Backtrails - Are We Losing Our History By MICKEY LOTZ
  • In this Issue FEATURES The Late Seaso By MICKEY LOTZ The First Annual Primitive Archer Bow Trade By JOSH VANCE Making Bamboo Arrows By KAY KOPPEDRAYER Tools of the Trade By MICKEY LOTZ WaJam 2011 By DUANE SPANGLER Making A Greenwood Bow By JOHN BORGESON Al Faris: International Mounted Archery in Jordan By DAVID GRAY My Pickaxe Handle Bow By JOHN ERIC HOARE IBO World Championships 2011 By JIMMY BLACKMON DEPARTMENTS Hunting Column - Whitetails: On The Decline By TONY KINTON A Closer Look - Product Reviews By TONY KINTON Ask PA - Heat Bending Osage By MARC ST. LOUIS Bows of the Month - From www.primitivearcher.com by JOSH BATY Medicine Man ® - Sumac By STEVE PARKER Primitive Chef ® - Breaded Indiana Venison By BILL CAMPBELL Poet’s Corner - Just One of Those Things By HOMER LUTHER Backtrails - One Hunter’s Journal By TONY KINTON
  • In this Issue FEATURES A True Challenge By David Bond Tonkin Bamboo Bow By Marc St. Louis Bow Fishing: 1492 By A.J. HENDERSHOTT Lone Star State of Mind By BARB LEESONN How to Remove Sinew from a Deer By BILLY BERGER Blue Chip Stamps MIKE MACKESSY From Back Roads to Wall Street By MIKE HUSTON Watered Steel Arrowheads By KAY KOPPEDRAYER The Lemonade Stand By SHERRY BOSWELL DEPARTMENTS Hunting Column - The Grandest of Seasons By TONY KINTON A Closer Look - Product Reviews By TONY KINTON Ask PA - Wood Bending Advice By MARC ST. LOUIS Bows of the Month - From www.primitivearcher.com by JOSH BATY Medicine Man ® - Black Walnut By STEVE PARKER Primitive Chef ® - Pig Dinner South-of-the-Border Style By BILL CAMPBELL Poet’s Corner -The Ash Bag By HOMER LUTHER Backtrails -The True Hunt By KEVIN BROOKS
  • In this Issue FEATURES A Dream Come True by BYRON PADGETT Courses for Horses by BARB LEESON Beginner’s Luck by JOHN GOSSETT Sharing the Passion by BILLY BERGER Primitive Class - Regular Flight Bow by MARC ST LOUIS Traveling Light on the Iron Horse by WINSTON MACDONALD Small Game Blunts by MARC ST LOUIS Bows and Baby Boys by KAY KOPPEDRAYER DEPARTMENTS Hunting Column - Aging and the Complexities of Life by TONY KINTON A Closer Look - Product Reviews by TONY KINTON Ask PA - Stave Preparation by MARC ST. LOUIS Bows of the Month - by JOSH BATY Medicine Man - Whitch Hazel by STEVE PARKER Primitive Chef - Chicken & Pork All In One Meal by BILL CAMPBELL Poet’s Corner - A Primal Yearning by SHEA W. ARNOLD Backtrails - A Bowyer’s Letters Beyond the Veil: Logan’s Barrage by JIMMY BLACKMON