Campfire Stories2020-05-18T14:55:33-06:00

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.

Medicine Bow Buck

He stared at me, straight through me it seemed, as I crouched in the soft undergrowth, nearly in fetal position gripping my longbow behind a primitive blind made of dead sticks and pine [...]


It was a hot, humid, early July morning in 1981. I was 13 years old and spending the week with my grandparents on their farm in southern Maine, and had just returned from [...]

Lucked Out

Bowhunting with a traditional bow is tough. Add a baby and it’s even tougher. Yes, I know how crazy that sounds. I’m fairly new to the world of traditional archery, having hunted just [...]

Stay All Day in the Turkey Woods

I have always been a stay-all-day hunter when it comes to turkeys. Due to my ability to comfortably stay in the woods after the peak gobbling time in the morning is over, I [...]

A Crazy Stalker

“Are you nuts?” my buddy, Dave, asked. It was not a rhetorical question. I got the impression that he was legitimately concerned about my mental health. He did not smile and was obviously [...]

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