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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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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. […]

But How do I Bowfish?

Bowfishing from a boat

By Jason D. Mills You know what bowfishing is, and you’re interested in trying, but you’re still not quite sure how or where to start. Bowfishing is unique in the world of archery in that it can be practiced day or night, on land, while wading in the water, or on a boat. To get […]

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 […]

Introduction to 3D Archery

What is 3D archery? Generally, when an archer talks about 3D, they’re referring to shooting at three-dimensional life-like targets – normally made from foam and situated in such a way as to simulate a true-to-life hunting experience. At its inception, 3D was focused mainly on hunting practice, as such most of the targets were shaped like game animals, but 3D quickly evolved into a sport of its own, with rules, scoring, and a nearly limitless cornucopia of targets.

By Jason D. Mills What is 3D archery? Generally, when an archer talks about 3D, they’re referring to shooting at three-dimensional life-like targets – normally made from foam and situated in such a way as to simulate a true-to-life hunting experience. At its inception, 3D was focused mainly on hunting practice, as such most of […]

3Rivers Archery Rod Jenkins Shooting Clinic

IBO World Champion Rod Jenkins Shooting Clinic Reserve Your Spot for This Weekend! May 16-17, 2015 CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT Are you Looking to improve your ACCURACY? GREAT! All of us here at 3Rivers hope to see you this May 16-17th. Rod will be working with you one-on-one and as a group to […]

Archery Infographic: The Art of Archery – A Timeline through the Ages

Art of Archery - A Timeline through the Ages

By Jason D. Mills Created by Global Gear, this Archery Infographic offers a brief look at how archery has evolved though the ages. From a tool for survival to a weapon of war to a worldwide sporting phenomena. Although it is clearly not all-inclusive (nor does it claim to be), the infographic focuses on the development of archery into […]

Spring Gobbler Hunting for Beginners

Turkey Hunt

By Jason D. Mills For the spring season, if you want to bag a turkey, you’re going have to scout, scout, and then scout some more. Expect this to take a good bit of time and effort. You’re scouting to find where the turkeys are roosting and where they feed or strut in the morning. […]

Archery, Getting Started

Are you thinking about trying archery, but you’re still not quite sure where to start? Olympic silver medalist Jake Kaminski is here to help. In this useful video, Kaminski covers what the different parts of the bow are called, basic bow set-up, eye dominance, proper bow size, draw length, arrow selection, form, grip, release, and […]

Who Are The Best Bowhunters in the Country?

From left: Barry Wensel, Dr. Dave Samuel and Gene Wensel at a recent PBS meeting.

By Dr. Dave Samuel “Dr. Dave” spent 30 years as a professor of wildlife management at West Virginia University. He is now in his 43rd year as the Conservation Editor of Bowhunter Magazine, where his KnowHunting column still appears. Much of his teaching and writing has centered on white-tailed deer. He currently writes the Know Whitetails column […]

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