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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

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. This article has been re-published here with […]

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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Installing Leather Bow Grip Dale Karch of 3Rivers Archery shows you how to install a Leather Bow Grip. Longbow/Recurve Bow Stringer The experts at 3Rivers Archery show you how to string a recurve bow using the Thunderhorn Bow Stringer. Mounting Arrow Points The experts at 3Rivers Archery show you how to mount arrow points on […]

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AMS Retriever Bow Fishing Reel Dale Karch of 3Rivers Archery demonstrates installation of the AMS Retriever Bowfishing Reel. AMS Safety Slide Dale Karch of 3Rivers Archery demonstrates installation and use of the AMS Safety Slide system used on bowfishing arrows. AMS Traditional Mount Adapter Dale Karch of 3Rivers Archery introduces you to the AMS Traditional […]

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Musk Ox String Silencers The experts at 3Rivers Archery show you how to install musk ox string silencers. No-Glove Finger Savers Dale Karch of 3Rivers Archery demonstrates how to install No-Gloves on your bowstring. (No-Gloves are rubber finger protectors.) Pocket Grain Scale The experts at 3Rivers Archery show you how to use the Pocket Grain […]

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