Meet the man who started it all…

Back in 1988, T.J. Conrads had a dream. Fed up with the lack of traditional archery information in any bowhunting magazines of the day, he founded the first magazine totally dedicated to the traditional archer and bowhunter. Once laughed at for trying to bring Traditional Bowhunter™ Magazine to print, his dream now has launched the most explosive resurgence of traditional values in hunting this century. Today, publishers and manufacturers who had turned their backs on the traditional archer only a short decade ago, now have returned to addressing this increasing number of archers throughout the world.

Today Conrads hunts with his Black Widow longbow and has hunted throughout the
West and South, including Alaska and Canada, and has traveled as far as France and Africa in his quest to see the game animals of the world. He devotes his time between editing and overseeing the production of Traditional Bowhunter®, bowhunting, speaking, writing and
photographing the outdoor experience. He has written two books: The Traditional Bowhunter’s Handbook, and Campfire Reflections. He is currently in the process of writing a third book, and is gathering technical data for his fourth, which is a follow on to the Handbook.

T.J. currently resides near Boise, Idaho, in a log home on a small ranch with his wife Robin, their black lab, Molly and Sherman, the one-eyed cat.

Articles by T. J. Conrads
Issue Article
Fall 89 Interview: G. Fred Asbell
Winter 89 The Post Season
Fall 92 The Bowl
Aug/Sep 94 True North Adventure
Feb/Mar 96 The Never Ending Journey
Jun/Jul 96 Cory’s Hunt
Dec/Jan 97 The Hair Up There
Feb/Mar 97 The Right Thing
Apr/May 97 First Season
Jun/Jul 97 The Great Lakes Longbow Invitational XIII
Aug/Sep 97 Interview with Great Northern Bowhunting Co
Oct/Nov 97 Prairie Faith
Dec/Jan 98 Kodiak Special
Apr/May 98 Into the Bow Zone
Aug/Sep 98 The Underrated
Oct/Nov 98 Into the Thorn Brush
Feb/Mar 99 Warts & Ivory
Jun/Jul 99 One Day at Mackay
Apr/May 00 A Few Days at Lee Haven
Jun/Jul 01 In Search Of Ohio Bruisers
Dec/Jan 02 Winds of Change
Jun/Jul 02 Sunny Days & Stingrays
Dec/Jan 03 Northern Exposure
Feb/Mar 03 The Thompson Brothers
Apr/May 03 Blindless Birds
Jun/Jul 03 Game Profile
Oct/Nov 03 Traditional Destinations – NWT Mackay Lake
Apr/May 04 Traditional Destinations – N. CA, Arrow Five Outfitters
Feb/Mar 05 Up on the Eel
Oct/Nov 05 Oh, Mexico!
Dec/Jan 06 Mountain Blues
Jun/Jul 06 The Reality of Guided Hunts
Feb/Mar 07 Traditional Destinations – N. BC, Cassiar Stone Outfitters
Apr/May 08 On The Border
Dec/Jan 09 A Return to Bavaria
Apr/May 09 Nikabuna Nirvana
Apr/May 12 A Winter Respite
Jun/Jul 12 One of Those Years
Oct/Nov 13 Reunion Hunt
Aug/Sep 14 One September
Oct/Nov 14 Interview with Glenn St. Charles