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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.

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Spring Turkey Hunting Tips

Denny Sturgis Jr with 7th big tom turkey

The point-blank, booming gobble shattered my peaceful daydreaming session while turkey hunting. My blind was positioned in a brushy fence row and I could only shoot straight ahead into the harvested bean field or directly behind into a long abandoned, fallow field sprouting trees. The gobble had sounded from straight down the fence row. I […]

Broadhead Sharpening Videos from 3Rivers Archery

3Rivers Archery Broadhead Sharpening

Sharpening the Woodsman Broadhead Dale Karch of 3Rivers Archery demonstrates how to sharpen the deadly Woodsman Broadhead using the Stubby JewelStik Diamond Hone, Broadhead File, Flat Stone or Flat Diamond Sharpener, and 3Rivers Broadhead Holder. Sharpening 2-Blade Broadheads Dale Karch of 3Rivers Archery shows you how to sharpen 2 blade broadheads using the Grobet Broadhead […]

Getting Ready for the Hunting Season

bowhunting season preparation

by: Dale Karch Longbow & Recurve Hunting – A Rewarding Challenge In order to get ready for the upcoming hunting season, there are a few more items that need to be addressed other than just sharpening your broadheads. Mind you, a sharp broadhead is very important! But we need to look at all of our […]

Choosing a Broadhead for the Shot of a Lifetime

choosing a broadhead

By Dean VanderHorst Arrow Production Manager When choosing a broadhead, there is a lot of information out there to wade through that can be confusing and overwhelming. “Do I shoot 2-blade or 3-blade?” “Is 4-blade better than both?” “What really is a fixed blade broadhead?” “How important is grain weight?” “Why would I want a […]

Sharpening Traditional Broadheads

Sharpening broadheads

By: Dale Karch and Todd Smith Sharpening broadheads is a misunderstood, but necessary art. The guy behind the counter hands you your first pack of cut-on-contact broadheads. First there’s the blank stare… the deer in the headlights look. Then you see a glimmer of the light flickering on as the realization sinks in. “You mean […]

5 Tips for Bow Hunting the Rut

Denny Sturgis Jr and Big Buck

by Denny Sturgis Jr. Implementing these five tips into your rut hunting game plan could tip the odds in your favor this season. When the rut approaches, numerous things are changing in the whitetail world. Priorities change for most bucks. Food and security slide down the list to make room for propagation and buck movement […]

How to Layer Hunting Clothes for All-Day Comfort

This story has been re-published with the permission of Core4Element. Find the original story here. One of the most important things a hunter must consider before going out into the field is choosing the best hunting clothing for the conditions. But even the best gear is useless without knowing the best way to wear it. […]

Don’t Leave Your Bow Hanging This Summer!

Recurve Bowfishing

By Patrick Durkin Bowfishing has been growing in popularity in recent years as more beginning archers look for fun shooting opportunities for spring and summer. As with almost everything in archery, you can get into bowfishing at nearly any price point you choose. For basic equipment, some archers simply buy a kit that includes: One […]

Kodiak Wireless Trail Camera Review

Kodiak Wireless Trail Camera Review

By Jason D. Mills There are innumerable trail camera reviews online boasting that they’ve found the best trail camera or hunting camera, but they all have many of the same problems. You have to keep your game camera close enough to the ground to access regularly, which leaves it susceptible to theft. You have to […]

Tales From the Rut: Spur of The Moment Bowhunting Success

By Patrick Kelly This story has been republished with the permission of Patrick Kelly, who, at the time of writing this article, was preparing to go on a bear hunt. I was planning on leaving for my bear hunt early Friday (June 12) morning, but I decided to leave Thursday (June 11) instead, so I could make […]

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