Archery

Anatomy of a Compound Bow

A compound bow is a collection of simple machines that work together to give the archer a mechanical advantage when they shoot. Compound bows allow for more customization than traditional bows. Risers The riser is the central piece to which all other parts attach. The riser contains the grip and arrow shelf. It has universal mounting points that allow accessories like stabilizers, rests, and sights to attach to the bow. The limbs of the bow are bolted onto the riser. Cams Cams are a critical component of a compound bow. They are what allow compound bows to transfer so much energy into the limbs. However, when you reach the full draw of the bow, cams can ‘let off’ up to 90% of the pressure required to hold the bowstring in the full draw position. A [...]

2019-11-29T22:58:01+00:00November 29th, 2019|

Tips for Winter Archery

Winter Archery Bow hunting doesn't have to stop just because temperatures have dropped and snow has arrived! Properly prepared, bows are fully capable of performing in cold, wet weather. Before You Go Out Cold weather makes bows stiffer which puts more pressure on string and limbs. In other words, the cold makes the bow harder to pull back. Before heading into the woods, check the condition of your bow to make sure it is prepared for winter weather! Your strings and cables should be well waxed. Wax will protect strings from moisture that could damage them over time and will also help stop them from freezing. In addition, ensure that bow limbs are in good shape with no damage like cracked or delaminated areas. The cold can make damaged areas like these more brittle.  Wooden [...]

2019-11-16T00:49:58+00:00November 15th, 2019|

3D Archery – what it is, and how to participate

What is it? 3D archery builds on the skills every archer develops initially by adding dynamic shooting into the sport. Archers walk a pre-determined course in small groups. Each archer gets a single shot at a three-dimensional target shaped like an animal. The targets on the animals cover the vital areas where a hunter would normally aim. These courses challenge archers to adapt their shooting to account for variable conditions, distances, and angles. These large outdoor courses take full advantage of the natural terrain to increase the difficulty of the competition. The archers may be asked to shoot a target that has partial cover or is at a different elevation. The archers must battle variable wind and weather conditions to hit their target. Shooting positions are determined by the category for which each shooter has [...]

2019-08-02T17:57:39+00:00July 5th, 2019|