DVDs presented by Horsefeathers Ranch to meet all your archery needs.

  • Master bowyer and owner of Rattlestick Bows, Gary S. Davis shares his 27 years of bow building passion in this all encompassing 2.5 hour DVD! Covers Osage and White Woods. Topics include: Selecting a tree, Bow Layout and Cutout, Tools, Tapering, Tillering, Reflex Bow Forms, Steaming/Straightening, Snakeskin Backing, Finishing and Grip, plus bonus material.
  • Mike Yancey is a master of the self bow. In this DVD he shares his secrets and techniques learned through years of hands-on experience. Mike is known for his beautifully crafted self bows that draw smooth and cast arrows with great authority. Now in the comfort of your own home you can learn how to build your own sinew backed bow. 2 hours 23 minutes
  • Product Description: In Lettin' Loose you'll follow a dedicated traditional bowhunter through one season across five states as he "Lets Loose" on elk, mule deer, whitetail, antelope, turkey, big horn sheep, javelina, hogs, and small game. Watch the arrow fly to its mark again and again as over 30 animals are harvested under fair chase conditions with a traditional bow. Come experience the heart-pounding intensity as we stalk, hunt, and harvest a variety of North America's wariest game.
    • 2 hours
    • Over 30 hunts
    • Harvested animals were used to feed hungry families
    • 25% of DVD profits will go to charities that help disabled and terminally ill children experience the outdoors
     
  • back of Billets to Bows DVD cover of Billets to Bows
    Come share the sights, sounds and smells of archery with the legendary Glenn St. Charles. From the 1920's to today, these 36 chapters are packed with nostalgia, history, and a rare kind of knowledge that can only come from years of hands-on experience. Master Bowyer Glenn St Charles shows you how to make a hard-hitting yew bow. Everything from cutting the tree to final testing and shooting of the bow is covered. Hundreds of photos and illustrations. A companion book to the video, Billets to Bows, and much, much more. 195 pages. By Glenn St. Charles.
    • Make a hard-hitting yew bow
    • From cutting the tree to final testing
    • Hundreds of illustrations
    119 minutes
  • Centuries ago our ancestors clawed their way to the top of the food chain using nothing more than stick, string, and stone. Billy Berger follows in those ancient footsteps with this thrilling DVD featuring large and small game taken with a primitive longbow and stone tipped arrows. For over 90 minutes of primitive hunting action, Billy Berger shows you how it's done the original "Hard way!" No modern weapons. No special equipment. No nonsense. It's the ultimate bowhunting challenge. Step back in time with Primitive Instinct Vol. 1 with Billy Berger. Approximately 91 minutes.
  • Getting em Thin with Primitive Tools is the second video made by Master Flint Knapper Roger Warmuskerken. In this video Roger shares his 33 years experience using both visual demonstration and diagrams on a marker board to show the more advanced methods of knapping that thin point. Special attention is given to slowing down, planning and getting the piece being worked under control, removing each flake as a planned process rather than randomly flaking the piece. The evolution of platforms is discussed as the platform gets thinner, an important aspect of making thin points. All work including notching is performed using primitive tools made from antler and stone. A 41/2” snyders point made from Burlington chert is made from a rough spall to a finished point. There is no editing out mistakes, the entire process of making the point is shown from beginning to end.  
  • Learn how to make and use the accurate and deadly primitive arrows of rivercane and hardwood. Primitive arrow construction from A to Z! Also witness the very effective primitive arrow on the hunt for game small and large. All hunts fair chase in the wild... no feeders, fences or other clutches. 119 minutes
  • Product Description: A step by step you are taken thru the entire process of turning a raw deer skin into flannel like Buckskin.  In this presentation you will learn not just "how-to", but also "the why".  This technique developed by the McPhersons makes it possible to shoot your deer in the morning and wear it that evening.  It don't get much simpler than that!   The McPhersons are internationally known as experts in the field of Primitive Technology.  Featured most recently on National Public Radio, Voice of America TV, Kansas Public television and the hIstory Channel, they are currently involved in an ongoing program of teaching primitive skills to the Survival Instructors of the U. S. Army Special Forces S.E.R. E. school. 80 minutes 1992 Prairie Wolf
  • Product Description: Everyone wants to make an arrowhead! Here is "How-To". Reknowned primitive skills expert John McPherson takes us through one hour of non-stop flake removal to show how the secret of making an arrowhead is not so secret. Step by step, flake by flake, the mystery is removed and science prevails as John, making two arrowheads, shows how to overcome various obstacles. The McPhersons are internationally known as experts in the field of Primitive Technology. They have been featured on National Public Radio, Voice of America TV, Kansas Public Television and the History Channel, They have also been involved in an ongoing program of teaching primitive skills to the Survival Instructors of the U.S. Army Special Forces S.E.R.E. School. A Prairie Wolf Video • 60 minutes
  • Product Description: Naked Into the Wilderness #6 Field to Freezer by John & Geri McPherson Working in the field the McPhersons take a deer sized animal (here a tough old goat) from moment of kill to the freezer.  Using only knives they field dress (gut) the animal, skin it, remove the sinew, and bone it out leaving it ready to wrap for the freezer. 65 minutes 1989 Prairie Wolf
  • Product Description: Product Description: By Prairie Wolf John and Geri McPherson The predictable removal of flakes from stone through percussion flaking. One half of this two hour video is spent "in the classroom" learning the physics of flake removal. The 2nd hour is spent on removing flakes from a core and making a bifacial preform. The McPhersons are internationally known as experts in the field of Primitive Technology. They have been featured on National Public Radio, Voice of America TV, Kansas Public Television and the History Channel, They have also been involved in an ongoing program of teaching primitive skills to the Survival Instructors of the U.S. Army Special Forces S.E.R.E. School. A Prairie Wolf Video • 118 minutes
  • back of Billets to Bows DVD Cover of Hunting the Bamboo Backed Bow
    Hunting the Bamboo-Backed Bow explains the construction of 6 different styles of bamboo-backed bows, from staight-limbed through reflex/deflex to recurved, and offers avenues to other possibilities as well through the creation of a simple, versatile jig. It details the construction of a toothing plane, indispensable for hand work, and shows blade sharpening techniques for toothing irons. It shows how to select, care for and prepare bamboo for backing, what to look for in belly slats, how to saw out quality slats from marginal staves, how to create a simple bandsaw jig for Z-splicing billet slats, methods for thickness tapering slats and bamboo, glue-up techniques, tool use, handle and limb shaping methods and tillering techniques
  • back of Billets to Bows DVD cover of The Primitive Bow and Arrow By John & Geri McPherson
    From tree to finished bow and arrow, the authors guide you from obtaining and curing the log to final tillering and shooting. All steps covered. Most importantly the physics explain why and how a stick bends. Included is the making of a primitive arrow. The McPhersons are internationally known as experts in the field of Primitive Technology. They have been featured on National Public Radio, Voice of America TV, Kansas Public Television and the History Channel, They have also been involved in an ongoing program of teaching primitive skills to the Survival Instructors of the U.S. Army Special Forces S.E.R.E. School. A Prairie Wolf Video • 115 minutes - color