Hunting With the Bow and Arrow
by Saxton Pope
This book begins with the story of Ishi, considered the last wild indian in America, and follows on with Dr. Saxton Pope and Art Young’s experience/life with Ishi and his effect on them and on modern bowhunting. Saxton Pope, a gifted writer, walks us through their becoming some of our first bowhunters, the making of the equipment, and the in-depth experimentation and study that went into establishing so much of what today’s bowhunter/archers accept as common knowledge. I’ve read this book a half dozen times and each time I marvel at where this all started and how one man, Ishi, could be given credit for all that we love in traditional archery today. I acquired my first longbow after reading it the first time. I have worn out, lost, and lent out many copies of this book.