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Welcome to the 3Rivers Archer's Den

Archer's Den

Welcome to the Archer's Den. Here you will find a gathering of traditional archery stories, tips and techniques, trophy animals taken with traditional bows, and plenty more. Stay a while and learn something. We hope you enjoy and even submit a trophy of your own, or leave a comment on a post.

Bow Building

Snakeskin Backing a Bow

snakeskin backing bows

By: Dale Karch and Todd Smith Add a touch of the unique and exotic to your bow with a snakeskin backing.   How do you put snakeskins on a bow? Great question! Snakeskin Backings are a beautiful addition to any bow. You can either purchase them or capture them yourself. The snake skins must be […]

All You Wanted to Know About Primitive Archery

Primitive Archery

Primitive Archery By: Dale Karch and Todd Smith Primitive Archery really takes Archery back to the basics by adding Stone to the Traditional “Stick & String” equation. The needs of the primitive archer are simple. They work with simple hand tools making primitive bows, primitive arrows, stone arrowheads, and the like.   When it comes […]

Converting ILF Limbs to DAS Bushings

DAS ILF

DAS ILF – Converting ILF Limbs to DAS Bushings Some fitting is required to convert ILF limbs for use on the DAS bow. Follow the instructions carefully and you will have no trouble. The first step is to remove the ILF dovetail fitting. Remove the screw from the top of the fitting. Remove the spring […]

How to Make and Use Eric Krewson’s Tillering Gizmo

Tillering Gizmo

Some time ago I wrote an in-depth build-along entitled the “Beginner’s Guide to Building a Hickory Longbow.” Well, in researching how to build a selfbow it is impossible not to hear about Eric Krewson’s tillering gizmo. As such, I felt it would be natural for me to reach out to Eric and see if he’d be […]

Beginner’s Guide to Building a Hickory Longbow

Beginner’s guide to building a hickory longbow

Jason D. Mills There is something enchanting about the idea of crafting something from scratch with one’s own hands – looking at a piece of dead wood and seeing something more and then breathing life into it again in the shape of a bow. Hundreds of thousands of people have made their own bow from […]

Tools for Making Self Bows

Bow making tools

By: Dale Karch and Todd Smith Handcrafting beautiful all-wood bows from staves split from tree trunks is an art. There was a time when we might have considered calling it a lost art. We remember reading an endorsement from the late Fred Bear when commenting to Glenn St. Charles about the bow building video Glenn […]

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