Traditional Archery and the Great Outdoors


Book Review – “Longbow: A Hunting Life” by Jay Campbell

Check out this book review by our friend Steve Angell over at Simply Traditional.

After reading Steve’s review I can’t wait to get my very own copy of    “Longbow: A Hunting Life” by Jay Campbell .

Longbow: A Hunting Life


Stick and String Adventures Podcast – Episode 25 – Interview with Chad Slagle

Jordan Sequillion

As we start to dive deeper about arrows, my goal is to simplify the information so young archers can have a good basic understanding; it is not meant to be all in compassing or a physics lesson, remember I am still learning too. Therefore, the next step is to understand how arrows are measured and how to determine draw length.

The Archery Trade Association (ATA) formerly the Archery Manufacturers and Merchants Organization (AMO) has the following standard for measuring draw length:


For Manufacturers

Draw length is a specified distance, or the distance at the archer’s full draw, from the nocking point on the string to the pivot point of the bow grip (or the theoretical vertical projection of a tangency line to the pivot point parallel to the string) plus 1 3/4”. Draw length from pivot point shall be designed at DLPP (Draw Length Pivot Point)…

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New website

We are in the process of switching the Traditional By Nature store over to a new website. It is by no means complete, but it will be soon. The temporary URL is  . Please check it out and let us know what you think.

Jordan Sequillion

Stick and String is an awesome magazine that is published 4 times a year and dedicated to traditional archery. It contains articles about bowhunting, nature, gear reviews, how’s to’s and build alongs.

Recently, Ned Miller of Stick and String asked me to write an article about my most memorable win in competition. I thought about it for a while and thought I would share my story about the Canada Winter Games. A journey that altered my perception about competition and training and although I did win a Silver medal at the 2011 Canada Games, the journey is what makes this story.

Read the entire article on pages 28-29 in the 2012 summer edition of Stick and String. Also check out the Stick and String website to subscribe to the quarterly magazine and more great articles in their forum and blog.

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the archers point of view .

I am a hunter , I shoot a bow to kill. Every chance I get I am working on being a good archer , practicing from every angle I can think of . With the sole purpose of making a quick , clean , and humane kill . I shoot 3d for fun , yes I like to compete and yes I even like to win . But thats not why I shoot 3d , I do it for practice of taking shots under pressure , it helps in the real world ,if youve ever taken a shot at a live animal then you know how getting used to Shooting under pressure will help.
At my home we have a short 800 yard trail in the woods with bag targets ( to poor for 3d targets ) I like to make a habit of stalking to each target , I…

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Jordan Sequillion

Now that we are in the outdoor season there is an opportunity to shoot in all kinds of weather. Weather itself effects the way we shoot, and you can read my earlier blog about different weather conditions and their effects on shooting. As competitive archers, we love our equipment. We have invested time, money, and countless hours in finding the perfect setup for us. So,once the tournament is complete we need to care for our equipment. We need to have our equipment in perfect condition for the next tournament.

Perfect shooting conditions rarely require additional maintenance, however not all tournaments are shot in ideal conditions and rain has the potential to do the most damage if not dealt with immediately since metal rusts, wood warps and fletching matte.

Once out of the weather, take the time to properly and thoroughly dry all your equipment. Using a clean dry cloth, wipe…

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