At one point, not long ago, I was a die hard compound bow hunter. I think a lot of the mindset and “necessity” for the use of a weapon that took less practice and time was because I assumed it would fill the freezer faster. Without changing how I hunt, this would, no doubt, be 100% true. Read More
Welcome to Primitive Pursuit. Being this is the first article, I’m going to keep it short, sweet, and to the point. I have been eyeing up this idea, the whole blog thing, for quite a while. My dream was once to be an outdoor writer. Though I have more than enough encouragement from friends and family, my mortgage might disagree with that life path! This is meant to fill the void, let me get it written down, and share my experiences both outdoors and in my day-to-day life as they relate to the lifestyle of a traditional bowhunter.
A traditional bow? What does that mean? A simple stick and string, typically in a longbow or recurve fashion, that shoots an arrow. Some guys have their own idea of what “traditional” or “trad” is. To me, as long as it doesn’t have cables, pulleys, sights, or other strange gadgets, it’s most likely a trad bow. At the end of the day, I will never bash on anyone who chooses to hunt with different equipment. All that matters is getting in the woods. Whatever gets you there, is a great thing.
This past year (2017) has resulted in a huge leap in my skills and abilities with traditional archery equipment. I am currently writing a book and will be sharing some of those stories on here. I am hopeful that this catches traction, and can help bring the traditional archery community together through stories and experiences.