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Loop the Lines
As summer approaches, bowfishing is a great way to stay in shooting shape and have a little fun at the same time. Before long, folks will begin to wonder when the carp will start spawning, and it will be time to go bowfishing again.
There was a recent thread on the Tradbow.com forum about shiny bow limbs and temporary camoflage options. That got me thinking about an easy and affordable way to temporarily cover the limbs of my bow without damaging the beautiful finish
Hot Enough For Ya?
We are coming up on the BBQ season and foodborne illness is a huge risk. It was recently discovered that sun-warmed raw onions in the potato salad are more likely to cause a belly ache than the mayo that always got the bad rap.
What A Drag
I carry a 5' kid's sled in my vehicle from September through February, which is my entire bow season. After harvesting an animal, I lay it onto the sled, tie it down with cord, and drag it to
I have been shooting recurves for more than 50 years, and making Flemish bowstrings for decades. The other day I was tying on a bowstring nock...
Put Some Punch Into Your Carbon Arrows
Wood arrows are my favorite for most of my shooting, but in some hunting situations the consistency and strength of carbon make it a better choice. I like to use 600+ grain arrows for hunting. Brass i
After many long, grueling months of winter, spring is finally here: birds chirping, trees blooming, and me sneezing! T.J.'s office looks like a bomb went off, and we need to get some of this
Splitting Turkey Feathers
Spring turkey season provides us with the opportunity to collect some of the best feathers for fletching. Everyone has his favorite technique for processing feathers, and recently I found a
Cutting Carbon Arrows
I have found an easy and economical way to cut carbon arrow shafts using a hacksaw blade. To get the perfect cut, drag the blade backwards, but don't move it forward. That will give you a clean cut wi
When I head to the woods every fall, I always find a need for tape. I keep a roll of duct tape in the truck, and a small roll of electrical tape in my fanny pack.
Single Bevel Sharpening
George M. wrote: How do you sharpen a single bevel broadhead, or convert a two-sided head into a single bevel? It is practically impossible to remake a two-sided broadhead into a
This may not be a new idea, but my friends and I use this method to safely sharpen screw-in broadheads. Cut an old arrow (aluminum or carbon) to about 8" long. Then wrap it heavily with black
Treestand Bow Holder
I have devised an easy way to hold my bow upright and ready while I'm in a treestand. The bow holder is a rubber chair tip attached to the bottom of my treestand with a zip tie. Y