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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.

Tips & Techniques

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 […]

How to Clean, Whiten and Mount a Whitetail Deer Skull

Skull Hooker in Use

  By Jason D. Mills and Art Myers During hunting season, there are three great days for every successful hunter: the day you get your tag, the day you fill your tag, and the day you hang your new trophy. However, shoulder mounts are expensive, costing anywhere from $400-500, and aren’t necessarily suited for every […]

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 […]

Building Your Own Custom Arrows

By Jason D. Mills Arrow building, like bow building, can be extremely satisfying. Arrow building, however, is much cheaper and easier to get started than bow building. Besides, every archer will need more arrows at some point, and crafting arrows can give the archer one more way to be connected with their beloved sport and […]

Five Tips for Cold Weather Traditional Bow Hunting

Five Tips for Cold Weather Traditional Bow Hunting

By: Jason D. Mills It’s January, which, for many archers, means cold-weather hunting. Whether you’re hunting small game such as squirrel or rabbits; or you’re headed out to bag that late season buck, there are many difficulties unique to a cold weather hunt. Here are five tips to remember before heading out: 1. Practice shooting […]

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Serving the String The experts at 3Rivers Archery show you how to serve your bow string. Shaft Straightening The arrow experts at 3Rivers Archery show you how to hand straighten wooden arrow shafts. Spining the Shaft The arrow experts at 3Rivers Archery show you how to spine an arrow shaft on a Don Adams spine […]

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Traditional Flemish String Jig The experts at 3Rivers Archery show you how to use a Flemish string jig. Traditional Gadget Adapter Dale Karch of 3Rivers Archery demonstrates the Traditional Gadget Adapter. Woolie Whispers String Silencers The experts at 3Rivers Archery show you how to install Woolie Whispers string silencers for your bow. 3-D Target Repair […]

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Burning Feathers The arrow experts at 3Rivers Archery show you how to use the Young feather burner to burn feathers to shape on your arrows. CC Sharpener The experts at 3Rivers Archery show you how to sharpen broadheads and knives using the 3Rivers CC Sharpener. Cap Wraps The experts at 3Rivers Archery show you how […]

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HTS Doe Urine Eddie Brochin of “Outdoors with Eddie Brochin” demonstrates use of HTS Doe Urine and Whitetail Gland Lure. HTS Dominant Buck Urine with Tarsal Eddie Brochin of “Outdoors with Eddie Brochin” demonstrates how to use HTS Dominant Buck Urine with Tarsal. HTS Whitetail Gland Lure Eddie Brochin of “Outdoors with Eddie Brochin” demonstrates […]

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