Humans first invented archery more than 20,000 years ago. Since our Stone Age ancestors first launched a pointy stick from a crude wooden longbow with a sinew string, archery has been used for both hunting and warfare.Read more
From the first internet search to your first hunt or competition, learning to shoot a bow and arrow can be one of the most rewarding experiences there is. With so many ways to try and learn about how to get into the sport of archery, finding a definitive way to find the information you need to start shooting can be difficult. By discussing the general technique that you will use to shoot a bow and arrow effectively in this article, you will be well equipped for your time actually holding a bow and arrow in hand. As well as having a fundamental understanding of how to properly use a bow and arrow, you will also be given some advice as to what equipment may benefit you in your journey, as well as find answers to some commonly asked questions about shooting a compound bow and arrow.Read more
Proper shot placement is a key element to successful bowhunting. You can spend the off-season putting arrows through bullseyes to improve shot accuracy, but if you don’t know where to aim, you’re probably going to go home empty-handed.Read more
The world of archery comes with its very own lingo. For those new to the sport, it can take some time to learn all the unique terms in the archery language. However, if you’re going to talk archery, you need to know what you’re talking about.Read more
Archery’s health benefits and how to get in shape for the sport.
Archery doesn’t require superhuman strength. While upper body strength is definitely an advantage, archery requires more stability, flexibility, and good posture than brute strength. However, archery is a physical sport, so increasing your general fitness is only going to help you improve your skills.Read more
A bow and arrow to many hunters is much more than a piece of equipment. The history of the brand that built it and the values and passion they instill into their bows is often just as, if not more, important than the bow’s performance itself. Today we will take a look at a few of the top names in compound bow making and see their stories and what they have brought to the compound bow industry.Read more
Since the dawn of time, humans have been using bows and arrows to hunt animals so that they could ensure their own survival. The first bow and arrow may have been made from stick, bone, and string, but modern-day bow and arrows seem like a completely different beast altogether. They have been carefully crafted and designed to provide accurate and consistent shots for their users. For hunting, archers have benefited from the innovations in bow making by having bows that can shoot faster and hit harder, ensuring that they are killing animals in the most humane and efficient manner possible. However, today we will take a look at the world of Olympic archery, where athletes shoot at targets, rather than hunters at animals. How did Olympic archery come to be? What equipment helps make archers so accurate? We’ll answer this and some other common questions and misconceptions people have about Olympic archery.Read more