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Traditional Bows

Traditional Archery is making a reinsurgance as some archers tire of the gizmos and gadgets most compound shooters use.  Getting back to "stick and string" or "bow and arrow" brings archers back to the roots of archery.  For millenium, archers used nothing more than a longbow, arrows, and a quiver to defend and feed themselves.  Ancient Asians developed the recurve, but it was still just "stick and string" and a marginal improvement over the longbow.  The English longbow played a crucial part in the medieval English army, the pinnacle being the English victory at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415.  The modern traditional archer has much better string materials to use, with more consistent shafts and heads but the basics are still the same.  Most are shot without the aid of a release, instead using a finger tab or shooting glove.  Arrow rests are sometimes merely a flipper shelf that the arrow sits on, and many times not used at all with the top of the hand or  more typically the riser shelf providing the arrow rest.  Sights are typically not used, so instinctive shooting skills are learned and used.  Carbon shafts now come in a wood-grained look, so archers can use the new carbon shafts with traditional gear. It is amazing how accurate practiced tradtional archers can be while instinctively shooting.  Ye Olde Archery Shoppe carries everything you need to get started in traditional archery, from traditional quivers to cedar shafts.  Traditional bow cases to longbows and recurve bows. 

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Diamond 2014 Sub-Atomic Recurve Package
Fun, durable and light. The best first bow you could ask for! Black Ops black, with blue accents thi..
$79.00
Fred Bear 2014 Grizzly Recurve Bow
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Hunter Series recurves are finished in satin gloss to protect the bow and provide a shield to minimi..
$348.99
Fred Bear 2014 Montana Longbow
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Our 64-inch Montana Longbow is quick and smooth. Its graceful limbs are faced and backed with black ..
$359.99
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Fred Bear 2014 Super Kodiak Recurve Bow
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This magnificent 60-inch recurve features a crowned, cut-past-center arrow shelf with Bear Hair mat ..
$539.99
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Greatree DeerSlayer Recurve
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Constructed of Hard Maple and Walnut woods. The limbs are laminated in clear fiberglass allowing the..
$229.99
Greatree Firefox 62" Recurve Bow
The 54” & 62” Firefox bows now features a more attractive darker handle riser. Shoot off the ..
$119.99
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Greatree Mohegan Takedown Recurve
The Greatree Mohegan riser is manufactured of an attractive layering of maple, walnut and oak woods...
$99.99
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Greatree Ridge Fire Takedown Recurve
Features Black Walnut with Cherry wood construction. Limbs are Maple with clear fiberglass finish.Le..
$189.99
Martin 2014 Jaguar Takedown Bow
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A new addition to our traditional line, the Jaguar Take-Down is built for durability, performance an..
$189.99
Martin 2015 Cambridge Longbow
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The finest bow builders in America have brought the finest English longbow to market. Combining o..
$599.99
Martin 2015 Declaration Recurve Bow
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Exotic woods and attention to detail make the Declaration look good enough for the wall, but such a ..
$449.99
Martin 2015 Eye ILF Recurve Bow
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Martin is synonymous with accuracy and a tradition in recurve excellence. Introducing the all new ey..
$399.99
Martin 2015 Freedom Recurve Bow
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Riser made of exotic hardwoods. Limbs made of Eastern Hard Maple laminations and black fiberglass,..
$499.99
Martin 2015 Heritage Recurve Bow
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The Heritage is a more modern approach to the traditional bow. The same quality and craftsmanship th..
$349.99
Martin 2015 Hunter Recurve Bow
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Call for Special Pricing! #1 Hunting Recuve. Celebrating it’s 50th anniversary in production, t..
$569.99
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