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
Fall 89Interview: G. Fred Asbell
Winter 89The Post Season
Fall 92The Bowl
Aug/Sep 94True North Adventure
Feb/Mar 96The Never Ending Journey
Jun/Jul 96Cory’s Hunt
Dec/Jan 97The Hair Up There
Feb/Mar 97The Right Thing
Apr/May 97First Season
Jun/Jul 97The Great Lakes Longbow Invitational XIII
Aug/Sep 97Interview with Great Northern Bowhunting Co
Oct/Nov 97Prairie Faith
Dec/Jan 98Kodiak Special
Apr/May 98Into the Bow Zone
Aug/Sep 98The Underrated
Oct/Nov 98Into the Thorn Brush
Feb/Mar 99Warts & Ivory
Jun/Jul 99One Day at Mackay
Apr/May 00A Few Days at Lee Haven
Jun/Jul 01In Search Of Ohio Bruisers
Dec/Jan 02Winds of Change
Jun/Jul 02Sunny Days & Stingrays
Dec/Jan 03Northern Exposure
Feb/Mar 03The Thompson Brothers
Apr/May 03Blindless Birds
Jun/Jul 03Game Profile
Oct/Nov 03Traditional Destinations – NWT Mackay Lake
Apr/May 04Traditional Destinations – N. CA, Arrow Five Outfitters
Feb/Mar 05Up on the Eel
Oct/Nov 05Oh, Mexico!
Dec/Jan 06Mountain Blues
Jun/Jul 06The Reality of Guided Hunts
Feb/Mar 07Traditional Destinations – N. BC, Cassiar Stone Outfitters
Apr/May 08On The Border
Dec/Jan 09A Return to Bavaria
Apr/May 09Nikabuna Nirvana
Apr/May 12A Winter Respite
Jun/Jul 12One of Those Years
Oct/Nov 13Reunion Hunt
Aug/Sep 14One September
Oct/Nov 14Interview with Glenn St. Charles