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  • (Premier Issue) Includes: Secrets in the Stone Bows from the White Woods A Tale of Two Bows Iceman Found with Yew Bow Vindicated Calling Predators In Extra Close Seeking the Savage Life Joining Billets Hunting with Bows of Yew and Osage An Interview with Gregg Rudd Make a Tree Fly, Part I
  • Back to the Primitive Campfire Another Choice: Rattan How to Construct a Turkish Horn Bow The Old Hunter: Nice Tree The Lowly Bowstring The Archer's Heart Seeking the Savage Life: Why to Bring Your Wife Hunting Memories Confessions of a Stave Dealer Tracks and Trials Lessons Learned by an Apprentice Bowyer Make a Tree Fly, Part II
  • Mountain Goats as Pack Animals Stringboard for Continuous Loop Bowstring The Crooked Stave: A Parable The Bowyer's Rhyme Camp Bois d'Arc Predator or Prey? Quarry Blanks Medieval Hunting and the Longbow Osage Longbow: Easy as 1, 2, 3 Black Cherry Bows Snakeskin Tanning Make Your Own Tillering Board Medicine Man: Oak Tannin Make a Tree Fly, Part III
  • Vine Maple: The New Yew Wood? Cutting Fletching with a Knife Sinew String Canadian Black Bear Do-it-yourself Tapered Shafting Iceman: Still a Guessing Game Old Bushelhead: The Plan The Nocking Block Legal Arrow Points Choctaw National Wildlife Refuge Primitive Shafts/Modern Man Medicine Man: Cottonwood Secrets Make a Tree Fly, Part IV
  • Volume 10, Issue 1 FEATURES The Archers of Agincourt - An unsentimental look at the battle by Gene Langston Hadzabe - The Last Archers of Africa by Emmanuel Martin MoJam 2001 - The latest report by Keven Statwick Guaranteed Tactics for Seeing Wildlife by Keith Bishop Tillering with a Table Saw - A 10-step guide by Phil Silva The Good Husband - Some of us need this one! by John Sturtevant Will Thompson - The other Thompson brother by Cliff Huntington The Old English Warbow, Part III - Final of a three-part series by Pip Bickerstaffe The Rabbit Hunt - Good things come in furry packages by Bob Krout DEPARTMENTS It Works for Me - Roving with RATS by Duane Spangler Medicine Man - Agarita by T.R. Zimmermann Shopdust - The Squirrel Chronicles by Dean Torges Backtrails - A Love Rekindled by Phil Nichols
  • Volume 10, Issue 2 FEATURES A Pellet Bow from Nepal - Not all bows shoot arrows by K. Koppedrayer & Kumar Rai Hog Wild Lady Bowhunter - Pretty woman meets ugly, hairy beast by Mickey Lotz Tips for Gathering Osage - A little goodwill goes a long way by Fred McVey The Otzi Mystery - Through a mirror, darkly by Gene Langston Building a Solid Hunting Bow for the First Time - What you need to know for your first bow by Sam Stephens Selfbows and Bushy Tails - Keep looking forward by Lou Becker Callaghan 2001 - Pictorial update from hog heaven by Sam Stephens A Gift From the Gods - The greatest gift is patience by Bill Dayton DEPARTMENTS It Works for Me: Improvised Survival Points - Some sharp ideas by James Ballou Master Tracker Series: Using Your Bow to Trail an Animal - First installment of a new series by Ty Cunningham Medicine Man: Gum Elastic by T.R. Zimmermann Shopdust: The Squirrel Chronicles: Letters to the City - Dean reports on a squirrely subject by Dean Torges Backtrails: The Rules - Not all rules have to be written by Winthrop Staples
  • In this Issue: FEATURES Junior and the Scorpion King Mounted Archery from the Ground Up Egyptian Archery Desert Rabbit Hunt Bowyery of the 1930's A Few Horse Tales The Otzi Mystery Solved? Tying Trades DEPARTMENTS It Works for Me: Two Finger Targets Master Tracker Series: Eight Rules for Tracking an Animal Medicine Man: Catawba Reviews: The Traditional Archery Handbook and Traditional Vision Quest Backtrails: A Tool of Little Significance
  • In this Issue FEATURES Caribou Jigging for Arrows Primitive Pike Flintknapping: Today’s Ancient Craft Some Musings on Japanese Archery A Bowyer’s Follies All Tied Up Rendezvous 2002 Kwaday Dän Ts’inchi DEPARTMENTS Medicine Man: Creosote Reviews: Kay’s Thumbring Book and Encyclopedia of Native American Bows, Arrows, & Quivers; Vol. 2 It Works for Me: Using a Pattern to Trim Feathers with Scissors Master Tracker Series: Understanding the Seven Steps Backtrails:The Noble Craft
  • Volume 11, Issue 1 FEATURES Death in the Hedges: Poitiers by Gene Langston Making That Flint Arrowhead by Roger Warmuskerken Sharpening Broadheads With A File by Dean Torges Classical Archer by Suzanne Yonker Burnt Offering by Mark St. Louis Vine Maple by Curtis Brisky Leather and Lace by John Sturtevant Winter Survival Bow by Doug Theiner Breaking the Slump by Reg Darling DEPARTMENTS Medicine Man - Hercules’ Club by T.R. Zimmermann It Works for Me by Mickey “The Ferret” Lotz Master Tracker Series - Understanding the Seven Steps Using the Key Word T.R.A.C.K.E.R. Part II by Ty Cunningham Backtrails: Brotherhood of the Bow by Kevin Brooks Poet’s Corner: New Glow by Homer Luther
  • Volume 11, Issue 2 FEATURES Takedowns for the Frugal Bowyer by Rusty "Trashwood" Craine and Mike "Wingnut" Westvang Diane Crow Dog: An Elder Talks About Lakota Bows by K.I. Koppedrayer and Mike One Star A Simple String Keeper by Brian Halblieb English Archery in the Hundred Year's War by Peter McLaren Simple Is Good by Mickey Lotz Bert Grayson, Archery's Historian by Jack Harrison So Let's Make an Arrowhead by John McPherson Homemade Arrow Shafts by Keven Statwick DEPARTMENTS Medicine Man - Buckthorn by T.R. Zimmermann Primitive Chef - Venison Scaloppini by Bill Campbell It Works for Me - Using a Guide to Cut the Nock or Point Ends on a Shaft by Cliff King Bow of the Month - by Don Berg Me and My Bow - First selfbow by John Mitchell Master Tracker Series - Understanding the Seven Steps Using the Key Word T.R.A.C.K.E.R.Part II Continued by Ty Cunningham Backtrails - The Boneyard by John Wiehe Poet’s Corner: The Gathering by Bryant Wils
  • Volume 11 Issue 3 FEATURES Let's Make an Arrowhead. pt. 2 by John McPherson The New England Primitive A Skills Gathering by Will Sampson A Primitive Flax Bowstring by Duane Spangler Build it And They Will Come by Navio Occhialini Patching Bow Limbs by Dean Torges So Ya Wanna Build a Curly Bow? by Dale Yessak DEPARTMENTS White Holly by T.R. Zimmermann Primitive Chef - Fajita Meat by Bill Campbell It Works for Me - Hawaii's Bamboo Arrow by Mike Sakamoto Bow of the Month - by Don Berg Master Tracker Series - Understanding the Seven Steps Using the Key Word T.R.A.C.K.E.R.Part III Continued by Ty Cunningham Backtrails - Too Old To Hunt?by George Henrich Poet’s Corner: The Tool by Chip Cavin
  • In this Issue FEATURES Let's Make An Arrowhead, pt.3by John McPherson Lacquered Nodes, Cherry Bark Finishes and Other Things by K.I. Koppedrayer Horse Archery and Momma by Elizabeth McGhee Handicapping the Odds by Dean Torges The vikings by Gene Langston The Tillering Board by Michael Barham Splicing Footing Arrows by Bruce Kann DEPARTMENTS Medicine Man -Wild Black Cherry by T.R. Zimmermann It Works for Me - The Simple Self Nock by Mickey Lotz Bow of the Month - by Don Berg Me and My Bow - Lauren's Bow by Jeff Baugrud Primitive Chef - Fallen Fowl with Apple Walnut Chutney by Bill Campbell Master Tracker Series - Who's the World's Best Tracker? by Ty Cunningham Backtrails - Getting Close by Darren Higgens Poet’s Corner - Her Woods by Homer Luther
  • FEATURES Wildcat at Home by Maurice Thompson Manitoba Black Bear by Mike Yancey A Fire in the Snow by Phil Nichols Building Your Own Flight Bow and Tackle by Dan Perry Shoes and Stumps by George c. Tsoukalas Booger and the Turkey by Jock Elliot Leopard Spots by Dean Torges Birch Back Canoe by John Lindman The Warwick Bowman by Elaine Saunders Rawhide Back Quiver by Marc St. Louis DEPARTMENTS Medicine Man - Medicine Stick by T.R. Zimmermann Primitive Chef - Turkey Cutlets, Potatoes, Glazed Carrots by Bill Campbell It Works for Me - Horseweed Arrows by Kris Tuomala Bows of the Month by Don Berg Bows of the Month Winners - by Don Berg Bows of the Year, 2003 Me and My Bow - Arca de Oso - A bear bow by Elmer R. Ford Backtrails - Companionshipby Doug Fulkerson Poet's Corner - Viewpoint by Homer Luther
  • FEATURES A Friendly Battle on a Sunny Afternoon by John Edgerton A Piece of Wood by Gene Winter Somali Archery by Charles E. Grayson M.D. Tutankhamun’s Bow by K.I. Koppedrayer Assembling the Birch Bark Canoe by John Lindman DEPARTMENTS Master Tracker Series Principles and Virtues of the Scout Tracker, part 1 by Ty Cunningham Medicine Man - Supplejack by T.R. Zimmermann It Works for Me - The Simple Trade Point by Mickey Lotz Bows of the Month by Don Berg Primitive Chef - Black and Bleu Pork, Roast Sweet Potatoes and Honey Bourbon Butter by Bill Campbell Backtrails - The Empty Quiver by John Nail Poet’s Corner - Arrow Songby Clay Ladrow
  • In this Issue: FEATURES The Atlatl Story by Jock Elliot The Cherokee Corn Stalk Shoot by Michael Barham A Rattan Kid’s Bow by Dean Torges Grouse Attack! by Jack Bowers How to Build a Sheep Horn Bow by Tom Lucas The Paddle Bow by Phil Silva Backed Bow by Charles E. Grayson,M.D. Wa Jam by Duane Spangler Boning by Kay Koppedrayer DEPARTMENTS Master Tracker Series Principles and Virtues of the Scout Tracker, part 2 by Ty Cunningham Medicine Man - Honey Locust by T.R. Zimmermann It Works for Me - Perfect Flight from Primitive Arrows by Billy Berger Bows o fthe Month by Don Berg Primitive Chef - Marinated Planked Salmon with Roast Garlic and Dill Aïoli with Lyonnaise Potato Packets by Bill Campbell Backtrails - Return to the North Fork by Reg Darling Poet’s Corner - Wormwood by Gary Houston
  • In this Issue FEATURES Stone Age Bows by Marvin Gerrish, Jamie Leffler, George c. Tsoukalas The Gar Quiver by Clint Mitchell Billet Splicing by Charlie Valenta Short Bows, No Stacking by Adam Karpowicz Crooked Bows by Paul Comstock Bowmaking 101 by Jim Hamm Leather and Lace by John Sturtevant Winter Survival Bow by Doug Theiner Another Tale of Bamboo Composites by K. Koppedrayer Patching Bow Limbs by Dean Torges DEPARTMENTS It Works For Me Snake Skin Backing by Ron Kulesa Medicine Man ® Red Bay by T.R. Zimmerman Primitive Chef ® Lake Perch with Apple Butter Cheddar Cheese and Onion Hash Browns with Horseradish Flavored Sauce by Bill Campbell Poet’s Corner Winter Count by Wayne Brian
  • FEATURES The Simple D Bow by Mickey Lotz Eskimo Bows, Arrows, and Quivers by Charles E. Grayson, M.D. The California Bow by Billy Berger Hunt or Die by Noah Wrightwell Hunter in Sheep’s Clothing by Justin Henry Robin Hood, William Tell, and Friends by John R. Edgerton Mechanically Challenged by Zack Taylor The Golden Age of Bowmaking by Jim Hamm DEPARTMENTS Medicine Man ® – Tree Bine by T.R. Zimmerman Bows of the Month – June, July, and August 2004 by Don Berg It Works For Me – Making Your Own Target Bag by Brian Sorrell Primitive Chef ® – Bacon and Venison Wrapped Sausage - Potato Pancakes and Braised Red Cabbage by Bill Campbell Backtrails – The Moose John by Lon Sharp Poet’s Corner – Winter Count by Wayne Brian
  • FEATURES Arrows From Stone or Not by George C. Tsoukalas Hunting Jackrabbits with Ferroulithic Points by George Kramer Wanasapi: The Buffalo Hunt by Jay Redhawk Bow Harmonics by Adam Karpowicz First Selfbow Buck by Roger Marconi Tale of the Whitewood Hunter by Tom Phillips The Metamorphosis of a Bowhunter by Kenny Dellinger Lakota Arrows and SomeTools for Making Them by Kay Koppedrayer Making a High-Performance Selfbow by Marc St. Louis Lakota Bows: What They Say When You Take the TIme to Listen by Kay Koppedrayer Black Ghost of the Forest by Mike Sakamoto DEPARTMENTS It Works For Me - Stop That Point from Popping Off! by Mark L. Scott Medicine Man ® - Juneberry by T.R. Zimmermann Bows of the Month - September, October, November, December and Bow of the Year by Don Berg Primitive Chef ® - Chili Rubbed Bison with Red Eyed Gravy Sweet Potato Hash and Chayote Sqaush by Bill Campbell Backtrails - Poacher Caught Red-Handed by Jack Mills Poet’s Corner - A Tree Half Cut by Homer Luther
  • FEATURES Asian Archery by Stephen Selby Groundhogs and Hand -Crafted Broadheads by Lou Becker South Africa With a Long Bow by Fred Kasch, Ph.D Want to be a Better Bowhunter? Take a Target Shooter to Lunch by Jim Hamm Shear by Charles E. Grayson, M.D. The Albanian Sunrise and the Stuff of Legends by J. Mark Hord Simple Snakeskin Arrow Cresting by Mickey Lotz The Sakian Gorytus by Vladimir Karasov and Jack Farrell Splicing Osage and Yew by Gary S. Davis DEPARTMENTS Bows of the Month by Don Berg It Works for Me The Back Quiver and How to Make One by John G. Beckwith Medicine Man ® Cinnamon by T.R. Zimmermann Primitive Chef ® Gingered Duck with Stirfried Vegetables and Jasmine Rice by Bill Campbell Backtrails The Legacy by Robert Streeter Poet’s Corner Mammoths on My Mind by Charles Fox
  • FEATURES Book Review: In the Wake of the Jomon by Ed Ingold My First Black Bear by Charles E. Grayson M.D. Retracing the Footsteps of Ishi by Kevin Brooks The Bear Sending Ceremony by Jon Turk More than Meat by Mickey Lotz Snaggeltooth and the Indian Bow by Warren Johns New Mexico Hunting with the Ancients by Mike Yancey DEPARTMENTS Hunting Magic and Bent Sticks by Tony Kinton Master Tracker Series Trailing White Tail Deer: Part 1 by Ty Cunningham Bows of the Month by Don Berg It Works for Me Splined Self Nocks by Nick Theodoratos Medicine Man ® Sugar-leaf by T.R. Zimmermann Primitive Chef ® Herb Encrusted Venison Cutlet with Fettuccine Alfredo by Bill Campbell Backtrails My Dream and a Lesson by Tim Collett Poet’s Corner Settling of the Fall by Eric Littlepage
  • FEATURES Bhutanese Targets by Kay Koppedrayer The National Flight Shoot 2004 by Alan Case Consistency-Matching for Wood Shafts by John Edgerton Mounted Archery at Seven by David Gray Collecting Archery Memorabilia Searching and Solving the Secrets of Robert Hogg Nisbet by George Lott DEPARTMENTS Hunting Magic in the Bent Stick That First Whitetail by Tony Kinton Master Tracker Series Trailing Whitetail Deer: Part 2 by Ty Cunningham Bows of the Month by Don Berg Medicine Man ® Madrone by T.R. Zimmermann It Works for Me Not Just Another String Keeper by Duane Spangler Primitive Chef ® Hog Wild over Tournament by Bill Campbell Backtrails Bows of the Horse Warriors by Don Dyrland Poet’s Corner Unassuming by Homer Luther
  • FEATURES My Son’s First Bow by Jonathan Hall The Deer Zach Missed And The Squirrel He Hit by J. Chris Smith First Time Bowyer by Nathan Secker How It All Began by Conner Herrington My Grandson’s Bow by Jim Simonson A Modern/Primitive Takedown by Marc St. Louis Sinew...Simply Magic by Mickey Lotz An Archer Named Pest by Darcy Gaudet Going Primitive by Wade Beck DEPARTMENTS Hunting Magic In The Bent Stick Passing On A Skill by Tony Kinton Bows Of The Month by Don Berg Master Tracker Series Tracking: Passing It On by Ty Cunningham Medicine Man ® Alder by T.R. Zimmermann Primitive Chef ® Holiday Yule Log by Bill Campbell Backtrails The Legend Of Black Elk by Hunter Lee Poet’s Corner The Ravine by Charles Fox
  • FEATURES They Speak Archery... With a German Accent by Kay Koppedrayer The Hardest Game by Mickey Lotz How to Make Your Own Laminated Arrows by Marc St. Louis Prickly Pear Cactus by T.R. Zimmermann First Annual Bending Bow by Nikki & John Wetzel Turkey Hunting 101 by Tony Kinton The Purist by Donald Thurman Splined Self-Nock Jig by Nick Theodoratos Don’t Touch the Young Wild Animals by Tom & Joanne O’Toole True Story of a Jaguar Hunt by Charles E. Grayson Bois d’Arc: A Brief Biography by Gary Lantz DEPARTMENTS Hunting Magic in the Bent Stick Logic, Sentiment, and Potential Outcome by Tony Kinton Book Review The Horn of the Hare by Ed Ingold A Closer Look Product Review by Tony Kinton Bows of the Month and Bow of the Year by Don Berg Medicine Man ® White Oak by T.R. Zimmermann Primitive Chef ® Dutch Oven Turkey Braise with Biscuits by Bill Campbell Backtrails The Resurrection of Self-Determination by Daniel Schindler Poet’s Corner Fur Coat by Homer Luther
  • FEATURES Hunting through Medieval Literature by Dore Ripley Problem Bow Stave by Charles E. Grayson A Murder of Crows, Crécy: 26 August 1346 by Gene Langston Witnessing the Experience of “Passing it On” by Sarah Wysocki From the Cayugas to MOJAM: The Eastern North American Community Bow Project by Steve Parker Target-less Practice by John R. Edgerton MOJAM ‘05, A Photo Essay by Tony Kinton Going Primitive in Connecticut by Will Sampson 2005 Flight Shoot by Ed Ingold DEPARTMENTS A Closer Look Product Review by Tony Kinton Bows of the Month by Don Berg Hunting Where Are We Going? by Tony Kinton Medicine Man ® Fringe Tree by T.R. Zimmermann Primitive Chef ® The English Pasty and the French Cassoulet by Bill Campbell Backtrails Respect for all Creation by Charles LeBlanc Poet’s Corner Primitive but Good by Nick Carr
  • FEATURES Lakota Sioux Capture Another Lost Art by Jay Red Hawk & David Gray Simplified Bowhunting by Mickey Lotz The Power of Stone by Marc St. Louis Fish Skin Backings by Tim Ott Bowfishing Gear by Tim Ott Backing a Bow with Gar Skin by David Frana Better/Safer Hunting. Got GPS? by David Ittner Estrella Archery Competition by John R. Edgerton West Virginia Black Ash Baskets by Jim Eaves DEPARTMENTS Hunting Is There Yet Promise? by Tony Kinton A Closer Look Product Review by Tony Kinton Bows of the Month by Don Berg Master Tracking Series Six Indicators of Scout Tracking by Ty Cunningham Medicine Man ® Swamp Locust by T.R. Zimmermann Primitive Chef ® Grilled Lemon Butter Trout by Bill Campbell Poet’s Corner Geezer Camp by Señor Gezzer Backtrails Circle of Life by Michael Huff
  • FEATURES Tiller it in the Wild! by Robert H. Miller Black Powder, White Smoke, and Feathered Shafts by Dick Weaver Making Arrow Naturally by Mickey Lotz Guided Deer Hunt 30 Miles From Home by Mike Yancey Competing in Naadam by Luigi Kapaj How to make a Primitive Arrow by John McPherson Arrow Poisons by Charles E. Grayson Long Bows Were Given Their Name For a Reason by Jim Hamm DEPARTMENTS Hunting Going Primitive by Tony Kinton A Closer Look Product Reviews by Tony Kinton Bows of the Month by Don Berg Medicine Man ® Burn Bark by T.R. Zimmermann Primitive Chef ® Chicken Florentine by Bill Campbell Poet’s Corner The Seed by Eric Littlepage Backtrails On Marrying a Bowhunter by Hunter Lee  
  • FEATURES Birds, Boys and Building Selfbows by David Neils Making Your Own Frogstickers by Calen Weidner Shooting in the English Longbow by Al Partridge Late Season Whitetails by Mike Yancey Saltwater Curing by Richard Longbow When the Javelin Beat the Bow by Gregory Detweiler Annual Tennessee Classic by Suzanne Edwards & marie Luther Lucky 13! by Jamie Burleigh The Campfire by Gep Jonas DEPARTMENTS Hunting The Hunter by Tony Kinton A Closer Look Product Reviews by Tony Kinton Bows of the Month by Don Berg Medicine Man ® Bitter Orange by T.R. Zimmermann Primitive Chef ® Holiday Fruit Tart by Bill Campbell Poet’s Corner It’s OK by Doug Jackson Backtrails Fad, Fashion, Fantasy and Authenticity by Stephen Selby
  • FEATURES The Lemonwood Bow - My first foray into wood composites by Jonathan Hall Hog Wild in Texas by Roger Marconi Los Arcos - What’s revealed in the details by Kay Koppedrayer Osage, Bamboo, and Tennessee Hogs by Tony Kinton The Roots of Primitive Archery by Lou Becker A Lifetime of Achievements...Dr. Charles E. Grayson by Jason Smith Progressing Back by Herb Higgins My Big Selfbow Buck by Leroy Lemire Wintu Archery by Charles E. Grayson,M.D. DEPARTMENTS Hunting - The State of Hunting in the U.S. by Tony Kinton A Closer Look Product Reviews by Tony Kinton Bows of the Month by Don Berg Medicine Man ® - Bar-Berry by T.R. Zimmermann Primitive Chef ® - Double Drunken Pork Tenderloin by Bill Campbell Poet’s Corner - Gray Ghosts of Autumn by George D. Stout Backtrails - Reflections of a Hunter by Keith Bishop
  • FEATURES Flint and Feathers by Mike Huston How to Create a Badger Skin Back Quiver by Steve Sell Primitive Bowstring by John McPherson The Perfect Dog by Noah Wrightwell Seven Secret Steps to Smoother Sinew by Leonard Rosenkrans Western States Traditional Rendezvous by Duane Spangler The Devil’s Engine by Bruce R. Gordon A Reflex Deflex Glue Up by Jim Boswell Texas Shoot Out – Photo Essay by Tony Kinton Japanese Arrows by Charles E. Grayson,M.D. Bill’s Place by Tim Ott DEPARTMENTS Hunting - Hunting: Financial Value and Legislative Decisions by Tony Kinton A Closer Look Product Reviews by Tony Kinton Medicine Man ® - Rock Medicine: Sinus Allergy Medicine Leaf Tea: A War Drink by T.R. Zimmermann Bows of the Month, Bows of the Year by Don Berg Primitive Chef ® - Fricassées of Rabbit With Pearl Onions and Sugar Peas by Bill Campbell Poet’s Corner - The Last Arrow by S. Nolen Backtrails - Reflections from a Workshop by Luke Vender Vennen
  • FEATURES A Relatively Big Deer by Mark Lyga Memories Carved in Stone by Tim Ott A Greenland Bow by Charles E. Grayson,M.D. The 2006 North Horde Mounted Archery Clinic by Barb Leeson Backing Your Bow with Buffalo Hide by Richard Longbow A Superb Arrow by Edwin Woods Archery Philosophy by Stew Pollock, MD Arrow Taper Jig by Nick Theodoratos Wicked Little Indian Bow by Robert H. Miller Age Old Story Continues to Entrance by Amy Carey Flight Shooting by Kay Koppedrayer DEPARTMENTS Hunting -Plan Early, Plan Wiselyby Tony Kinton A Closer Look Product Reviews by Tony Kinton Medicine Man ® - Limestone by T.R. Zimmermann Bows of the Month, Bows of the Year by Don Berg Primitive Chef ® - Summertime Steak Salad by Bill Campbell Poet’s Corner- Bowstring’s Twang and Hiss of Arrow! by David Middelton Edelen II Backtrails- The Deer Camp Recipe by Ken Bingham
  • FEATURES Primitive Bowhunting by Tom Laurent Japanese Cane Arrows by John Borgeson Birch Bark Quiverby Marc St. Louis Ainu Archeryby Charles E. Grayson,M.D. My African Bowhunt by Calvein R. Bell Footsteps by Mike Huston Ipe Revisited by Richard Saffold Washakie: An American Legend by Ed Ingold Osage Obsession by Curt Haag An Archery Club of the 1950s by Ralph Haner DEPARTMENTS Hunting - Bowhunting’s Roots by Tony Kinton A Closer Look Product Reviews by Tony Kinton Medicine Man ® - Cattail by T.R. Zimmermann Bows of the Month, Bows of the Year by Don Berg Primitive Chef ® - Smoked Whitefish Spread, Morel and Bean Soup & Apple Tart by Bill Campbell Poet’s Corner- Autumn by Curtiss Cardinal Backtrails- I Have Been Making Arrowheads by Jeffrey Beyl
  • FEATURES A Fine October Morning by Curt Haag Coming of “Age” with a Primitive Bow by Paul Sylvain Colorado Elk Hunting by Mike Yancey The Story of Elkie by Pat Bennan Is Deflex Really That Bad? by Robert H. Miller Character from the Heart by Forest Shattuck So You Want to Make Bush Arrows - This is How I Do It by Ted & Cindy Kramer Barham Clamp by Gary Ashmore Big Bulls, Little Bears, and Cell Phones by Mike Huston In the Spirit of Pope and Young by Ron Prusinski DEPARTMENTS Hunting Rules and Regulations by Tony Kinton Closer Look Product Reviews by Tony Kinton Bows of the Month by Don Berg Medicine Man ® Peppergrass by T.R. Zimmermann Primitive Chef ® Salmon Koulibiac by Bill Campbell Poet’s Corner The Hart by Brian Lindsey Backtrails The Fuel of the Fire by Luke Vander Vennen
  • FEATURES There is Only One “First” Bow by Robert H. Miller Japanese Bows and American Boys by John Borgeson Two Bows by BILL MARSH Throwin’ Rocks at ’Em by Mickey Lotz My Jumbo Bongo by Steve Slade Juniper – Nature’s Forgotten Gift by Billy Berger The Perfect Hunt by Tony Kinton Cody’s Dream Bow by Justin Snyder The 2007 Primitive Archer Online Southern Community Bow Project by Steve Parker Northern Community Bow Project by Dane M. Donato Traditional Summer by Don Gill

    DEPARTMENTS Hunting Column - How to Become a Better Hunter By TONY KINTON A Closer Look - Product Reviews By TONY KINTON From the Pit - Flintknapping FAQ By PATRICK BLANK Ask PA - Jatoba as Bow Wood By MARC ST. LOUIS Bows of the Month - From www.primitivearcher.com by CIPRIANO RIVERA Medicine Man ® - Elderberry By STEVE PARKER Primitive Chef ® - City Boy Meets Country Breakfast By BILL CAMPBELL Poet’s Corner - The Archer By HUGH RIDENOUR Backtrails - Bowstrings and Heartstrings By MIKE HUSTON

  • In this Issue FEATURES 2007 Baltimore Bowmen Traditional Classic By Lee Vivian Memories By Roger Marconi Quick And Easy String By Marc St. Louis The 2007 Korean International Horseback Archery Competition By Barb Leeson World Traditional Archery Festival, Korea 2007 By Kay Koppedrayer Living With The Wood Bow By Mickey Lotz Awakenings By Tom Mills Medieval Boar Hunting In The Present Day By Paul D. Wilburn DEPARTMENTS Hunting Rules and Regulations Part 3 by Tony Kinton Closer Look Product Reviews by Tony Kinton Bows of the Month by Don Berg Medicine Man ® Cleavers by T.R. Zimmermann Book Review The Traditional Bowyer's Bible by J. D. Duff Primitive Chef ® Dutch Oven Turkey Braise by Bill Campbell Poet’s Corner The Bowman by Robert H. Miller Backtrails Grandpa's Walking Stick by Chad K. Slagle
  • In this Issue FEATURES MOJAM 2007 – An Osage Experience By Duane Spangler Easy, Fast and Simple Arrow Fletch By Mickey Lotz Cinnamon and Cedar By Mike Huston Jr. Timber Turkeys By Curtis Haag Medicine Bow Antelope By Mike Yancey Wyoming’s Living Legend: Jerry Bowen By Mike Yancey How to Avoid Tick-Borne Diseases By Gary L. Benton The Nicest People or A German’s Adventures at the 10th Annual Tennessee Classic By Marius Fara The Meare Heath Bow and the Land of the Summer People By Hilary Greenland Shoot a Wimpy Bow By Robert H. Miller

    DEPARTMENTS Hunting Rules and Regulations Continued by Tony Kinton Closer Look Product Reviews by Tony Kinton Bows of the Month and Year by Don Berg Medicine Man ® Thistle by T.R. Zimmermann Primitive Chef ® Asian Style Seared Duck Breast by Bill Campbell Poet’s Corner The Taking of the Bow byThomas O’Shea Wheller Backtrails I Have Been Making Arrows By Jeff Beyl

  • In this Issue FEATURES Primitive Bowhunting– It’s for the Birds! By Mickey Lotz Putting Bird Points to the Test By Billy Berger Hogs By Charles E. Grayson Hawgs Eat Corn: A Primitive Pack Hunt By Jim Boswell This is One Nifty Little “Little Bow” A Primitive Archery Derringer By Philip Silva Whitetails on the Wind By Mike Huston Jr. Long-Range Stump Shooting By Robert H. Miller Milkweed Cordage By Rollie Johnson Thomas Mills Makes “Johnstone” Arrow Points Pasadena Resident Teaches How to Make Arrowheads From Old Toilets By Christopher Nyerges DEPARTMENTS Hunting Rules and Regulations Continued by Tony Kinton Closer Look Product Reviews by Tony Kinton Bows of the Month by Don Berg Medicine Man ® Plantain by T.R. Zimmermann Primitive Chef ® Thyme for Dinner! Marinated Grilled Chicken with Couscous, Asparagus and Spinach-Strawberry Salad by Bill Campbell Poet’s Corner In the Spear Time by Ryan Pomplun Backtrails Clem’s Birds by Chad K. Slagle
  • FEATURES A Different Kind of Javie Hunt By Mickey Lotz An Experimental Crossbow: An Evolving Project By Marc St. Louis Caddo: A Remarkable People By Richard Williams Hunting the Guava Self Bow: My Journey into Crafting Wooden Bows By Manny Padroni Aiming By Charles E. Grayson Slippery Elm, Slippery Grain, Part One By Johnathan Hall Twisted-Sister and the Ugly Stick By Robert H. Miller Primitive Woodworking and Figuring Out the Toothing Plane By Johnathan Hall ArCANE Knowledge: River Cane and its Traditional Uses in Native Southeastern Cultures By Steve Parker How to Make Primitive Paints By Billy Berger DEPARTMENTS Hunting Passing it On by Tony Kinton Closer Look Product Reviews by Tony Kinton Bows of the Month by Don Berg Medicine Man ® Crickets by T.R. Zimmermann Primitive Chef ® A Meal in One: Hearty Breakfast Strata by Bill Campbell Poet’s Corner Shaper of the Stone by Ryan Pomplun Backtrails Black Friday by Chad K. Slagle
  • FEATURES Cutting Your Own Bow Wood by Mike Yancey The Tale of Ugly Stick by Bill Marsh Twin Arrows by Mike Huston, Jr. Aiming,Part 2 – Bracketing by Charles E. Grayson A Slippery Elm Bow, Part 2 By Johnathan Hall The Axe and the Arrow By Richard Longbow Applying a Cane Grip By Johnathan Hall Glass Buttes Knap-In by Dave Cheney The Roundel: A Classical Medieval Archery Target by John Edgerton Stick and String by Gordon Davis DEPARTMENTS Hunting Calling Game by Tony Kinton Closer Look Product Reviews by Tony Kinton Ask PA by Marc St. Louis Bows of the Month by Don Berg Book Review Mounted Archery in the Americas by Kay Koppedrayer Medicine Man ® Wild Potatoes by T.R. Zimmermann Primitive Chef ® Lagunita Ale Warm Cheese Dip by Bill Campbell Poet’s Corner Hunting with Simple Things by Jason Spencer Backtrails The Mountain by Steve Parker
  • FEATURES Defining Times By Beau Baggett A Kid’s Bow: Not For One…By One By Luke Elliott A Christmas Trade By Dana Montgomery Hickory Self Bows By Mark Baggett Primitive Kids in Japan By John Borgeson Let’s Gain Some Weight By Yuma Joseph Sobkoviak Making Kids’ Bows By Duane Spangler The Process of Natural (Son-in-Law) Selection By Ken Bingham Kids’ Bows By Don Berg MOJAM Left Me Wantin’ Mo’ Jam By Barbara Kreis The Journey By Ralph Renfro Making Longbows into Ministry By Roger Thomas DEPARTMENTS Hunting Planning for the Dark Continent by Tony Kinton Closer Look Product Reviews by Tony Kinton Ask PA by Marc St. Louis Bows of the Month by Don Berg Medicine Man ® Water Beetle by T.R. Zimmermann Primitive Chef ® Mince Meat Stuffed Holiday Chicken by Bill Campbell Poet’s Corner Johnie of Braidislee Backtrails The Perfect Place by Jimmy Blackmon
  • In this Issue FEATURES Antelope Hunting with Mike Yancey By Mike Yancey The Continuation of a Legacy By Billy Berger Traditional Bow Tuning – The Bare Shaft Method By Robert Hust Broken Arrows and Torn Feathers By John Borgeson Back to the Future: Bowhunting Legends By Dan Little Primitive Cordage from Japanese Plants By John Borgeson A Czech’s Perspective By Marie Ingold Pushing the Limits of Bowmaking By Billy Berger The Spirit Soars - Sage Wisdom for the Arrow-Making Neophyte By Ron Prusinki Tillering the Soul By W. Alexander Roche Jr. DEPARTMENTS Hunting - Calling for Turkeys by Tony Kinton Closer Look - Product Reviews by Tony Kinton Bows of the Month by Don Berg Medicine Man ® Wheat-Grass by T.R. Zimmermann Primitive Chef ® - Cajun Style Game Dinner with Red Beans and Riceby Bill Campbell Poet’s Corner - Wild Grace by Elmer Ford Backtrails - Pappy’s Workbench by Chad K. Slagle
  • In this Issue FEATURES Shoot a Skinny Arrow by Robert H. Miller Bunnies, Boys, and Bows by Mike “Hawk” Huston The Art of Making Primitive Arrows by Billy Berger Itazipa Glogli: Bringing Back the Bow by Jay Red Hawk Splicing- The Short and Long of it by Marc St. Louis Squirrel Hunting with a Rock by Chris Cade Primitive Archery at the Santa Fe Trail Rendezvous by Yuma Joseph Sobkovial Primitive Supplies for the Primitive Archer by Ryan Leech “Wicked Good Fun” Stump Shooting in Downeast Maine by Paul Sylvain Rose City Archery by Dave Cheney DEPARTMENTS Hunting - Choose Wisely by Tony Kinton Closer Look - Product Reviews by Tony Kinton Bows of the Month and Year by Don Berg Medicine Man ® Horehound by T.R. Zimmermann Primitive Chef ® - Hearty Liver Spread by Bill Campbell Poet’s Corner - The Owl and the Archer by Nicola Carr Backtrails - Hunting Stillness by Nicola Carr
  • In this Issue FEATURES Archery In The Bible by Yuma Joseph Sobkoviak Bagdad Beauty by Sgt. Keith Gibson The Fluid Art Of Fletching With Pitch by Neil Wilhelm A South American Bow & Arrow by Billy Berger A Hunt With Aunt Jamima by Mark "Pappy" Baggett Viking Archery by Eric Roth Journey Completed by Yuma Henrik Thurfjell Bears Without Bait by Bill Lentz The Making of ’Ita Zipa Ptehe Tatanka’ - Buffalo Horn Bow by Thomas Ressler A Plains Style Bow - Made in Japan by John Borgeson DEPARTMENTS Hunting - Ready For Fall Food Plots by Tony Kinton Closer Look - Product Reviews by Tony Kinton Ask PA - Mulberry Pyramid Bow by Marc St. Louis Bows of the Month - From www.primitivearcher.com by Don Berg Medicine Man ® Sage Bush by T.R. Zimmermann Primitive Chef ® - Pheasant Strudel by Bill Campbell Poet’s Corner - Shorty McGraw by George D. Stout Backtrails - Traditional Bowhunters Of Germany by Nicola Carr
  • In this Issue FEATURES One Of The Great Ones Is Gone by Kay Koppedrayer Hunting Hogs With Rocks by Chris Cade Florida Bobcats by Charles E. Grayson Why I Hunt Primitive by Billy Berger Collecting And Processing Deer Sinew by Mickey Lotz Pondering The Penobscot Bow by Wally Robson Deer Hunting For Bushy Tails by Mickey Lotz Whistling Arrows by Charles E. Grayson The Island by Chad K. Slagle DEPARTMENTS Hunting - Planting Those Fall Plots by Tony Kinton Closer Look - Product Reviews by Tony Kinton Ask PA - White Ash For Backing Strips by Marc St. Louis Bows of the Month - From www.primitivearcher.com by Don Berg Medicine Man ® Devil’s Club by T.R. Zimmermann Primitive Chef ® - Bourbon Braised Pork & Beans With Cheddar Skillet Spoon Bread by Bill Campbell Poet’s Corner - Don’t Give Up by Page Brennan Backtrails - Centuries and Shavings by Steve Parker  
  • In this Issue FEATURES Ghosts Of The Dark Timber: Part I by Mike Huston High Performance Deflex Recurve by Marc St. Louis A Thanksgiving Hunt Close To Home by Gordon Davis The Lethality Of The Primitive Bow by Billy Berger Daybreak by Jay Redhawk The Bows And Arrows Of Papua New Guinea by Dr. Ed Ashby Hunting Mulies With The Master by Mike Yancey Guided Hunts: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly by Billy Berger Board Bows by Mark Baker DEPARTMENTS Hunting - Using Those Plots by Tony Kinton Closer Look - Product Reviews by Tony Kinton Ask PA - Adjusting String Tracking by Marc St. Louis Bows of the Month - From www.primitivearcher.com by Don Berg Medicine Man ® Fringe Lichen by T.R. Zimmermann Primitive Chef ® - Venison &Amp; Eggs With Handy Hash by Bill Campbell Poet’s Corner - An Archer&Rsquo;S Hunt by Gavin Kinkade Backtrails - The Call Of Autumn by Jimmy Blackmon  
  • In this Issue FEATURES Ghosts Of The Dark Timber: Part II by Mike Huston Primitive Archery's Lessons On Stone Tool Use by Billy Berger Three 18th-Century Longbows by Hugh D.H. Soar Boy Scouts And Wood Bows by Mark (Pappy) Baggett H.A.T. (Horse Archery Tips) Part II by Jay Redhawk The Bows And Arrows Of Papua New Guinea Part II by Dr. Ed Ashby Leather Feathers by Winston Macdonald Kids And Stones by Jamie Leffler The Best Gift Of All by Tony Kinton The Matriarch by Chris Cade DEPARTMENTS Hunting - Reflections And Projections by Tony Kinton Closer Look - Product Reviews by Tony Kinton Ask PA - Yew War Bow Advice by Marc St. Louis Bows of the Month - From www.primitivearcher.com by Don Berg Medicine Man ® Junco by T.R. Zimmermann Primitive Chef ® - Inside-Out Turducken With Turkey And Cranberry Sausage Stuffing by Bill Campbell Poet’s Corner - The Paraclete Bow by M.L.L. Backtrails - Ashes To Ashes, Dust To Dust: A Memorial Shoot by Jimmy Blackmon
  • In this Issue FEATURES Ghosts Of The Dark Timber: Part III by Mike Huston Treasures of the Smithsonian: Part I by Billy Berger Archery Targets by Steven Gregersen H.A.T. (Horse Archery Tips) Part III by Jay Redhawk How To Process Your Own Deer by Mike Yancey A Special Day at the Zia Spinal Cord Injury Center by Janet J. Escobedo Building Authentic Ottawa Bows by Rich Rousseau The Mary Rose Bowstring by Duane Spangler Book Review: Ottoman Turkish Bows: Manufacture & Design by Frank Reinshagen The Stick That Twanged by Robert H. Miller DEPARTMENTS Hunting - The Time Is Now by Tony Kinton A Closer Look - Product Reviews by Tony Kinton Ask PA - Eastern Hop Hornbeam as Bow Wood by Marc St. Louis Bows of the Month - From www.primitivearcher.com by Don Berg Medicine Man ® - Maidenhair Fern by T.R. Zimmermann Primitive Chef ® - Bleu Cheddar Burger with Chorizo Beef, Chipotle Mayonnaise, and Navajo Fry Bread by Bill Campbell Poet’s Corner - The Great Hunt by Wells Warren Backtrails - The Unusual Suspects by Chad Stagle
  • In this Issue FEATURES Stone Head Gobbler by Tony Kinton Treasures of the Smithsonian: Part II by Billy Berger High Performance R/D Bow by Marc St. Louis Mughal Arrows by Kay Koppedrayer Small Game Hunting Is Big Time Fun by Billy Berger Start Frei at EOCHA 2009 by Barbara Leeson Eye Candy Cane by Tim Ott A Homemade Plains Style Bow Case and Quiver by John Borgeson Traveling Bow Bench by Bill Marsh DEPARTMENTS Hunting - Turkey Time by Tony Kinton A Closer Look - Product Reviews by Tony Kinton Ask PA - Heat-Treated Wood by Marc St. Louis Bows of the Month - From www.primitivearcher.com by Don Berg Medicine Man ® - Spiny Buckbrush by T.R. Zimmermann Primitive Chef ® - Beef with Peppers, Onions, and Vermicelli by Bill Campbell Poet’s Corner - Spring by Charles Fox Backtrails - Sacred Meat by Chad Stagle
  • In this Issue FEATURES A Sharing of Passions by Stacy Huston Dinosaur Hunting with a Selfbow by Steve Parker Treasures of the Smithsonian: Part III by Billy Berger Ain't Much of a Bow by Mickey Lotz How to Collect and Process Sinew by Mike Yancey The Nearly Perfect Bow or The Joy of Fully Quarter Sawn Wood by Rich Rousseau Olympic Horse Archery by Jay Red Hawk Knapadonia by Duane Spangler Spine Tester from Scratch by Ron Prusinki Where Friends Come Together by Gerrod Hampel Book Review: The Raven's Gift by John Turk DEPARTMENTS Hunting - What Now by Tony Kinton A Closer Look - Product Reviews by Tony Kinton Ask PA - ERC War Bows by Marc St. Louis Bows of the Month - From www.primitivearcher.com by Don Berg Primitive Chef ® - Poached Salmon with Horseradish, Lemon, and Dill with Warm Potato Salad by Chef William E. Campbell Poet’s Corner - The Celt by Charles Fox Backtrails - The Moment by Alan Nicol
  • In this Issue FEATURES The Hawthorn Bow Buck by Ryan O'sullivan Confessions Of A Deviant Feather-Fastener by Steve Parker Treasures of the Smithsonian: Part IV by Billy Berger Make Your Own Rawhide by Mike Yancey Two Bow-Makers And An Ottoman War Bow by Kay Koppedrayer The Perfect Deer by Mickey Lotz Thundering Sassafras by Adam Keiper Like Father, Like Son by Nikki Wetzel New Take On Tuning Arrows by James C. Davis Early Season Success In Middle Tennessee by Jimmy Blackmon How It All Started by Wally Robson DEPARTMENTS Hunting - Packing The Pack Tony Kinton A Closer Look - Product Reviews by Tony Kinton Ask PA - Short Bows by Marc St. Louis Bows of the Month - From www.primitivearcher.com by Don Berg Primitive Chef ® - Double Bean Pork with Fresh Tomato Chutney, Vermicelli Rice, and Salty Lime-Butt by Chef William E. Campbell Poet’s Corner - Distance by Charles Fox Backtrails - A Step Back by Scott Stanberry
  • In this Issue FEATURES The Final Frontier by Russell Thornberry Different and yet the Same by Pappy (Mark Baggett) Treasures of the Smithsonian: Part V by Billy Berger Once Upon a Time in the West by Winston Macdonald (Broken Arrow) Fair Warning by Perry P. Perkins Making the Flemish Splice Bow String by Steven Gregersen The Quest of Hunting Whitetails with Primitive Bow & Arrow by Thad Beckum Jr. My Bows of Distinction by Mark Baker Memories of a Deer Hunt by Marc St. Louis DEPARTMENTS Hunting - Safety in the Treetops by Tony Kinton A Closer Look - Product Reviews by Tony Kinton Ask PA - Yew Warbow by Marc St. Louis Bows of the Month - From www.primitivearcher.com by Josh Baty Primitive Chef ® - Chicken with Jicama Salad and Chorizo Stuffed Mushrooms by Chef William E. Campbell Poet’s Corner - The Ice Man by Charles Fox Backtrails - Old Oak by Clay Hayes