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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

Turkey Hunting Gear for the Traditional Bowhunter

Tom Turkey with beard

As the snow melts away, my mind starts to turn towards turkey hunting with traditional archery equipment. Now is the best time to make sure you have all your gear ready for hunting turkeys. When the first day of turkey hunting arrives you need to have confidence that your gear performs when you get within […]

How to Use the Atlatl Spear Thrower

The Atlatl (pronounced at-latal or atal-atal) is becoming more popular each year with archers looking for a new challenge. While the atlatl is not the same as a bow and arrow, similarities do exist. The atlatl is an ancient weapon predating the bow and arrow. Essentially, it’s a throwing device using a spear (known as […]

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 […]

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 […]

Spring Turkey Hunting Tips

Denny Sturgis Jr with 7th big tom turkey

The point-blank, booming gobble shattered my peaceful daydreaming session while turkey hunting. My blind was positioned in a brushy fence row and I could only shoot straight ahead into the harvested bean field or directly behind into a long abandoned, fallow field sprouting trees. The gobble had sounded from straight down the fence row. I […]

Become a Better Archer with the Shot Trainer

What is the Astra Shot Trainer, and What Will it do for me? For those of us serious about shooting their bows, the shot trainer is for you. The Shot Trainer helps with building ‘shot muscle’ in order to improve your accuracy down range or chasing big game. The Shot Trainer delivers excellent warm-up before […]

Arrow Tips by Gold Tip: Broadhead Tuning

Arrow Assembly Broadhead Tuning Paper Tuning Bare Shaft Tuning Broadhead Tuning – Things to Consider: The more blade surface a broadhead has, the more steering ability it will have. For this reason fixed blade broadheads with large cutting diameters tend to be slightly more difficult to tune. Although mechanical broadheads tend to have fewer tuning […]

Arrow Tips by Gold Tip: Paper Tuning

Arrow Assembly Broadhead Tuning Paper Tuning Bare Shaft Tuning Paper Tuning Shoot arrows through a suspended sheet of paper at a distance of 4 to 6 feet and observe the resulting tear. See adjustment illustration below to achieve a perfect tune. Make vertical adjustments prior to horizontal adjustments to avoid getting a false reading due […]

Broadhead Sharpening Videos from 3Rivers Archery

3Rivers Archery Broadhead Sharpening

Sharpening the Woodsman Broadhead Dale Karch of 3Rivers Archery demonstrates how to sharpen the deadly Woodsman Broadhead using the Stubby JewelStik Diamond Hone, Broadhead File, Flat Stone or Flat Diamond Sharpener, and 3Rivers Broadhead Holder. Sharpening 2-Blade Broadheads Dale Karch of 3Rivers Archery shows you how to sharpen 2 blade broadheads using the Grobet Broadhead […]

Product Demos: How-To Videos from 3Rivers Archery 11

how-to videos from 3Rivers Archery

Product Demos/How-To Videos from 3Rivers Archery Little Chopper Feather Die Cutter 3Rivers Archery has purchased the exclusive rights to the legendary Little Chopper! Enjoy this informative video about the use of this versatile and quality feather chopper.   The Arrow Whiz! This tutorial takes you step-by-step through our new online tool, the Arrow Whiz. The […]

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