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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.

Do-It-Yourself

Learn Two Ways of How to Serve a String

How to Serve a Bow String

By Stephen P Anderson Learning to serve your own bow string is a simple and valuable skill to learn. Really, it’s as easy as learning how to start the serving, how to tie the serving off at the end, and acquiring a feel for maintaining good tension in between. Of course, we need to select […]

How to Build a Flemish Twist Bow String

Tools for building a Flemish Twist Bow String

By Stephen P. Anderson Flemish twist bow strings have been made from hemp, flax, or linen likely for centuries, and were widely used until the recurve production boom in the 1960s and 70s when machine-made endless loop bow strings became popular for production bows. Modern bow string materials came along after the second Word War, […]

Setting up a Bow Fishing Arrow

bow fishing

by Johnathan Karch   Bowfishing Can Be Fun and Rewarding   Bow fishing is fun for all ages. It is a sport that can be enjoyed by the beginner looking for more of a challenge than targets (and more fun) to shoot, to the die-hard bowhunter that loves to have the bow in their hands […]

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 […]

Setting Up An Archery Range

setting up your own archery range

by Johnathan Karch   So Where Do I Go To Shoot My Bow? I find that one of the toughest issues for new archers is not what bow or arrows to get, but where are they going to shoot? Not everyone has a local archery range that they can stop by anytime to shoot. A […]

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 […]

Building Wood Arrows, Where to Start

Building wood arrows

3Rivers Hunter Arrows Wood is the most prolific and successful arrow material ever used by man. They’ve been in continuous use for thousands of years, keeping us fed, protecting us from enemies, and delighting us in bow hunting and target archery venues. Yes, wood arrows have withstood the test of time. To Americans, they’re beautiful […]

How to: Arrow Cresting

By Jason Mills The other day James, one of our traditional archery technical experts, came up to me to show me his newly crested arrow. They’re pretty sweet, if I do say so myself, and after James told me how easy it was I decided to write a short “how to” post about it. The […]

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. […]

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