Nov 19-21, 2018; Mar 28-30, 2019; Jun 27-29, 2019; Nov 21-23, 2019
3 Days / 2 Nights
The Primitive bowyer course is our PREMIER archery course and this course will teach you how to build a bow for long term survival skills. Primitive bow building is a must have skill for all survival because it is by far the most effective weapon you can make for taking large and small game. There is no more effective primitive method to take small game than with a well built longbow.
THE MOST IMPORTANT PRIMITIVE SKILL YOU CAN HAVE FOR HUNTING!
Having these skills means that anywhere you find yourself in the world, you will be able to build a functional bow capable of taking any sized game. These bows are functional survival tools that are capable of taking down the largest game in North America, guaranteed! The primitive bowyer course will teach the beginner student how to create a longbow from scratch with primitive materials and limited tools. You will literally transform a tree into a beautiful and functional tool that will give you a lifetime of enjoyment!
FROM A TREE TO A FUNCTIONAL KILLING TOOL IN 3 DAYS!
The Primitive Bowyer course will take place over 3 days and from the first morning you will begin roughing out your stave and getting it to its rough dimensions. The second day you will begin tillering and on the final day you will finish out the longbow. We will also cover how to make arrows, sealing, string construction and much more! All the basic skills of survival archery will be covered in this class and you will be able to walk away with a complete archery kit that you made yourself. If properly cared for and constructed you may get a lifetime’s use out of your primitive bow.
THESE BOWS WILL KILL ANYTHING YOU’LL ENCOUNTER!
I have always dreamed of making a bow and now after learning this skill I have a beautiful bow and the confidence to make many more to come. I could never have done it right the first time on my own and being able to ask questions as I went along was a huge help. It shoot’s like a dream and will be used to take my next deer. I can now teach my family and friends this vital skill. Travis H.
Food and Water: Water will be provided and food is your responsibility. There are also several local eateries available within a short drive of our facilities. You can either bring quick food, get something local, or bring your cooler and cook at camp!
Minimum Recommended Equipment: Fixed blade knife preferable a mora style knife, outdoor clothing, boots, overnight camping gear, small backpack, leather gloves or work gloves. Check Recommended items list for more details!
Material Fees: These staves are pre-dried for two years and in perfect working condition. Hickory Stave $135. Course will include any other materials needed to finish bow. Pay cash when you arrive. Optional recommended items: farriers rasp and draw knife
Length: 3 days
NOTE: You are welcome to camp out the night before and after the class to save money on travel costs. Contact us to let us know your coming. Thanks!
Airport or Bus: If you are arriving by plane or bus, we will pick you up. Contact us to make arrangements! ($40 Transport Fee)
If you are arriving by bus or plane, we can pick you up. Contact us to make arrangements. ($40 Transport Fee)
You are always welcome to camp out the night before and the night after any course. Just let us know in advance!
*You don’t need much equipment for our courses, though good equipment does speed the learning process up greatly!
Water will be provided and food is your own choice. You can also purchase food locally once you get here. Walmart and several local eateries are within a close drive.
Change your mind on a class? Just use your credit for something else! Take advantage of sales now and use the funds for whatever later! Maybe the dates aren’t announced or you don’t know what you want? Pay on something now and use the credit later. Credit good for up to three years and transferable to your friends or family!