Campfire Stories2018-12-21T12:05:52-06:00

Campfire Stories

A collection of stories about hunting with traditional bows.

Some are new stories, and some were published in past issues of Traditional Bowhunter® Magazine.

Last Day Luck

A return to the basic principles of bowhunting makes for a more enjoyable and successful hunt. It had been raining for three days, and the forest was soaked. I had not planned on [...]

Aldo Leopold and the Search for a Land Ethic

Chick, chick…chick, chick…chick, chick: the sound carried clearly through the dreary October morning air, closing quickly to within a few yards. With the beat of my heart the only other sound I could [...]

Bear Getter

Nervously I switched the safety on top of the double barrel 12-gauge on and off, following a footstep behind Rosey. We had closed a quarter-mile distance on an unsuspecting coastal brown bear, from where [...]

Spot and Stalk Ground Grizzlies

Mosquito wings screamed a high-pitched buzz in my ear and I expected to feel the insect’s bite at any second. I was frozen in a crouched position, looking like a scientist’s drawing of [...]

I Felt Like A Bowhunter When I Felt Nothing At All

Like most bowhunters, I started out small; a hand-me-down recurve, a few scattered arrows, and limited knowledge passed down from my dad and an uncle. My dad was a traditional bowhunter, but back [...]

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