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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

How to Use Arrow Weight Systems

Arrow weight is a major factor affecting the behavior of your bow’s performance. Depending on the results you hope to achieve, you may want to change the overall weight of a finished arrow. Target archers are generally looking for speed to decrease the arc of the arrow’s flight. On the other hand, bowhunters often prefer […]

Shooting Methods and Learning to Shoot Traditional Archery

Whether you’re aiming for the gold or placing an arrow in the vitals of a whitetail, you need to learn the basic shooting methods for traditional archery. After learning the basics, you then need to decide on a style that best fits you. There are many different styles for shooting traditional bows and it can […]

Setting Up a Clicker for Hunting

Denny Sturgis Jr showing a clicker on his hunting recurve bow

A clicker, or draw check, makes an audible noise (click) when an archer hits his desired draw length. They are used by almost all Olympic archery shooters to achieve the precision accuracy needed to succeed in that field. They work great as a signal, or trigger, to release the arrow. I recently decided to use […]

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 great […]

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 to […]

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 […]

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