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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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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.

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 […]

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

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. Usually, they’ll keep to […]

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 […]

Gloves and Tabs for the Traditional Bowhunter

archery gloves and tabs are an important part of your gear

By: Dale Karch and Todd Smith See Our Gloves & Tabs Even though there are nearly as many gloves and tabs available to the traditional archer as there are stars in the night sky, you don’t have to be an astronomer to pick out the right one. But you do want to be informed and […]

Bow Quivers for the Traditional Bowhunter

A Place Your Arrows Can Call Home It’s a simple fact… carrying extra arrows is a necessary element of archery. And the most convenient way to carry those extra arrows is in a quiver. However, quivers come in as many styles, designs, and categories as bows and arrows do. Bow quivers, hip quivers, back quivers, […]

Basic Longbow and Recurve Set-Up

Dale Karch shooting his longbow.

by Dale Karch and Todd Smith Imagine you just picked up a new bow and it’s the first longbow or recurve you’ve ever owned. How do you get started? What do you do first? What steps do you take to get your bow out and start shooting? Read on for the answers! For the scope […]

Becoming an Archery Coach

Archery Training Booklets

Recently I completed the USA Archery Level 2 Archery Coach certification course. My love of traditional archery inspired me to take the course. I wanted to be ‘certified’ to teach archery, and be able to help others to enjoy archery as much as I do. Though I have literally been shooting a bow and arrow […]

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