Getting Ready for Turkey Season

Getting Ready for Turkey Season

March is winding down and it is time to get serious about Spring Gobbler hunting. I recently acquired a vintage Bear Kodiak Hunter recurve and just finished building a set of wooden arrows to shoot from her. The Bow I was lucky enough to pick up this mid-70’s...

Modify Your Bow Quiver to a Side Quiver

I was recently given the idea, from one of the archery forums, of how simple it might be to convert a strap-on bow quiver to a side quiver by using “a wood or metal piece to separate the hood and arrow holder by 18″ or so.” I was having some difficulty...

A Little More Tuning

I wasn’t settled with that bareshaft nock kicking high and right, so I did a little more tuning. I added one more complete twist to the bowstring and moved my silencers out a hair closer to the limb tips, and also went from 125gr points to 145 all to adjust for...

Cresting, Fletching and Nock Tapers

Last night I started cresting the new arrow shafts. My cresting is more for an indication of brace height than for design aesthetics. The forward mark is at 7.5″ from nock throat to show recommended brace height for this bow to the pivot point, or deepest part...

Glued Nocks on the Wooden Arrows

My sealant finally cured hard enough to move on to next steps with my wooden arrows build. Last night I carefully examined each arrow’s end grain so that I could orient my arrow nock grooves and string perpendicular to the grain, with the runners facing up. I...

New Center Serving for the Longbow

Last night I stayed up late and put a new center serving on the Omega longbow. 6 3/4″ of BCY Halo serving thread. Worked out just right – and at lunch today (yesterday now) I was having a hard time missing the bullseye at 20 yards on my homemade target...

Smoked Venison Bottom Round

Dinner tonight was a bottom round roast, eye separated, from a young deer killed last October. After removing all fat and silverskin, I rubbed the roast with kosher salt, cracked peppercorns, garlic powder, Hungarian paprika and brown sugar. Then I popped it into the...

A New Set of Woodies

I’ve been shooting a lot of GT traditional carbon arrows out of the longbow lately – which doesn’t seem so “trad.” Since I just bought a 50 year old vintage recurve, I thought I’d build a new set of woodies. This morning I put the second coat...