Public Shoots-Articles

My 2014 Schedule

Summer is finally here and I plan on going out my local archery clubs for their public shoots. It’s a great way to meet new archers and sell my archery equipment in person. This summer, I’ll be going to Tomahawk Archers.  They’re located in Temperance, Michigan.

They have a real nice club and the folks there are top notch. So if you live near Michigan or Ohio, it would be a great way to try out my longbows and arrows. I always encourage everyone to give them a try…with no pressure to buy!

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I’ll be updating my website and posting more videos and picture galleries of my handmade arrows. I’ve added a new video category, so if you’re interested in seeing examples of my longbows and arrows, they’ll be easy to find.

If you’d like to see how I make my arrows, leave me a comment below and I’ll try to make one of those too.

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Lincoln Bowmen Public Shoot May 2013

My family and I had a great time at Lincoln Bowmen for their public shoot in May 2013.   They invited me back to set up my goodies for sale.  We had a beautiful day.  I debuted my custom bamboo arrows.  Boy, they went over great.   I sold a bunch and even sold some bamboo shafts and feathers for those who like to make their own arrows.   So, now I’m making up more bamboo shaft arrows for sale.  The archers who have tried them, comment on nice they fly.

One of the best parts of my day is shooting with my granddaughter. She’s seven and a real good shooter. She has great form! She’s very serious and competitive. It feels good to pass this sport that has been a part of my life for so many years… down to my family.

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2012 Traditional Jamboree at Royal Oak Archers, Oakland Michigan

Last year was my first year going to traditional shoots and selling my handmade longbows and arrows.  I took my family out to Royal Oak Archers, in Oakland Michigan and we had a real nice time.

I sold a few bows and met some real cool guys.   The club is top rate and sits on some beautiful land in Oakland County.  The club members were great.  They made us feel like part of their family, especially since it was our first time there.   We went back many more times over the summer for other shoots and had a real nice experience each time.

This is a picture of me at the 2012 Traditional Jamboree Shoot.

Traditional Jamboree Shoot at Royal Oak Archers.

Traditional Jamboree Shoot at Royal Oak Archers.

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3D Turkey Shoot This Weekend at Lincoln Bowmen

cropped-hickory-stick-longbows-logo.jpgThis weekend, Sunday April 28th, I am going to Lincoln Bowmen Archery for their 3D Turkey Shoot.   I’ll have all my stuff out there for sale.  It should be a beautiful weekend…sunny and warm in Michigan.

Check out their website for details.

http://www.lincolnbowmen.org/

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Tomahawk Archers Public Shoot

Tomahawk Archers Public Shoot

Today, I went out to Tomahawk Archers in Temperance, Michigan.  I always have a great time out there.  That is a great archery club.  The people are real nice and treat me well.   It’s a great group out there that run the club.  First rate!  It’s located in southern Michigan and very close to the border of Ohio.

I bring all my longbows and arrows and set up a table to sell my handmade goods.  I bring my teenage grandson and have a wonderful time.  They have a guy at the club who hand paints the targets and they are a work of art.   Almost too nice to shoot at.   Each month they have a different theme for their targets.   They even have a “dinosaur” shoot for the kids.   It’s a great place for the whole family.

The club has public shoots every month.  I take my daughter, grandson and granddaughter in the summer and we all have a great day out there.  My daughter and granddaughter like to shoot and my grandson helps me to sell my merchandise.

Today was good day…I sold a longbow and took an order for 2 dozen custom arrows.   Time to get back to the workshop and get started on those arrows.

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