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This guide to traditional bowhunting with a longbow or recurve combines the best of both worlds for beginners and veteran bowhunters. How-to chapters share hard-earned wisdom that will help you perfect your skills and get close to game, while engaging stories tell of the author’s experiences hunting white-tailed deer in the east, chasing big game in the American West, and trekking to South Africa in search of Greater Kudu and other plains game.

Throughout, the author highlights archery’s traditional spirit by exploring the history and craft of bowhunting and chronicles the challenges faced by today’s bowhunters in continuing their important role as hunter-conservationists.

As a professional wildlife biologist, Ron Rohrbaugh Jr. also provides valuable information on wildlife ecology and behavior that is instructive for all those interested in increasing their success with archery tackle.

A Traditional Bowhunter's Path includes:

  • Specific shooting techniques for hunting situations, ways to set up effective ambush sites for big game, and dealing with the stresses of “buck fever”
  • The latest information on equipment and arrows, including the pros and cons of various bow styles and arrow shaft materials
  • Advice on using the wind, hunting bedding areas, creating effective scent trails, and understanding why and how deer move
  • Discussion of controversial topics, such as baiting and trophy hunting
©2016 Stackpole Books (P)2019 Ron Rohrbaugh

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  • Tory A. Utt
  • 25-06-2019

A great primer on Traditional Bow hunting

This book is not only informative but entertaining for Bowhunters whether new or experienced in the way of life. I found Rob’s approach on the subject to be passionate and genuine, he splices in stories and details though out the book keeping the reader wanting more.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-08-2020

Comprehensive, exciting, but more than anything, educational

What a phenomenal listen, Rohrbaugh balances the exciting anecdotes with the sobering realities of traditional bow hunting.

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  • jason smith
  • 12-04-2020

Great read

A different sort of hunting book. Unless your brain is a sponge, then good for a reread. I highly recommend this book and also suggest taking notes.... after you’ve read it all the way through the 1st time. I’m starting reading #2 now.





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  • JIMMY PADGETT
  • 27-11-2019

Bow hunting 101

Although this book specifically deals with traditional bow hunting, it has good lessons for all bowhunters. Especially the lessons of conservation and ethical hunting. We must all raise our game to be the hunter who is respected and appreciated for their contributions to nature and it’s future.

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  • MLB
  • 13-09-2019

Great Book!!!!!! Highly recommended!!

this is a great book for not only the traditional bowhunter, but anyone interested in preserving our hunting heritage, woodmanship and traditions that are important to all outdoorsman and hunters alike.

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