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  • 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 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

  • (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
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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

  • 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
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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 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
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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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    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

  • 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
  • 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
  • In this Issue The Osage Gobbler Slate, the Other Stone Arrowhead A Bowyer’s Tribute to the English Elm Backyard Bow Woods Bowmaking 101 Ancestral Anglers Making an Archer’s Thumb Ring Book Reviews The Stove Pipe Steamer Seeing Bows Bend Drying Wood Beech A Son’s First Hunt
  • In this Issue: The Therapy Bow An Asian Archery Clinic The Speed Game Bone Bellied Composite Bow A Kinship Alaska Caribou Hunting The Red Bow Crooked Bows Shopdust: Shop Tips from a Master Boywer Shopdust: Thinking Glue Design & Performance: First Time Bow Tips It Works for Me: Making Your Own Varnish It Works for Me: Cooking Tips Medicine Man:Elderberry Back Trails: Dan Crocker’s Awakening Back Trails: The MO Bow Meet
  • 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
  • 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

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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

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    FEATURES

    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

  • 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
  • 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
  • In this Issue The Old English Warbow, Part Two by Pip Bickerstaffe Bow Talk in Bhutan by K.I. Koppedrayer & Tsewang Nidup Just a Doe by John Sturetevant Maurice Thompson, The Man and the Legend, Part III by Clifford Huntington Bow Building Tools, Old and New by Cliff Rhodes Hunting with a Vegetarian by Greg Blanchet DEPARTMENTS From the Technical Side - Comparing Bows by Adam Karpowicz It Works for Me - Rawhide Bowstring by Mike Yancey Medicine Man - Sumac by T.R. Zimmermann Local Interest - Primitive Clubs & Shoots Reviews - The Heritage of the Longbo Backtrails - Small Adventures in Bowhunting by Phil Nichols
  • Volume 9, Issue 2 The Monmouth Battlefield Arrows by George Lott The Pleasure of Process by John Sturtevant Making Linen-Backed Longbows from Boards by Philip Silva Our Worst, Successful Hunt by David Hoye The Old English Warbow, Part One by Pip Bickerstaffe Maurice Thompson by Cliff Huntington DEPARTMENTS Shopdust: Reaction Wood: by Dean Torges It Works for Me: Take-Down Bow Bench by Bob Linksvayer Medicine Man: Retama by T.R. Zimmermann Book Reviews: Wild Adventure & The Atlatl Design and Performance: Bow Wood by Tim Baker Backtrails: A Love Rekindled by Phil Nichols
  • In this Issue More on Bamboo The Bow from Stellmoor Late Season Blacktails on Kodiak Island And You Thought Osage Staves Were Only Expensive! “Teacher” Before the Bow MO Jam 2000 Back a Bow with Rawhide Book Review: Roving Handbook The Wood Bending Jig The Principle of Complements Pawpaw From a Roving Archer’s Journal
  • Volume 3 Issue 4 Prairie Dogs Penobscot Bow A Traditional Champion: Gilman Keasey Phoney Fish: Bow-Fishing Practice Firewood Pile Longbow Black Locust Bows Needle in the Basin Bull Hidatsa Archery Making Them Snug Nature's Way Longbow Boar Hunt Horn Nocks Our Future: Beyond the Shop Medicine Man: Mulberry
  • 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 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
  • 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  
  • 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 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 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 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
  • 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
  • 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 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 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
  • 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 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 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
  •   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

    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

  • 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

  • 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

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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

  • In this Issue

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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

  • In this Issue

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    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