5 trees every Michigan bowhunter should know

The Deer Know About These Trees — You Should Too… Armed with our short range bows and arrows, bowhunters are always scouting for a place where they can expect deer to approach within easy shooting distance. That “place” is often a seasonal food...

Making an Osage selfbow

Traditional Bowhunting — Part Two… Bowyer, Gary Davis, has been teaching me how to make an Osage selfbow. This is a bow made from a single piece of wood which has been split out of a 6 foot section of log. Historically, Osage was recognized as the premier...

Making an Osage Selfbow

Traditional Bowhunting — Part One… Last month in this column I introduced Gary Davis, Michigan’s own master bowyer, who has been making and shooting Osage selfbows for many years. I’ve known Gary for a long time. In fact, I videoed him for his...

Gary Davis; Michigan’s Selfbow Guru

Gary Davis has been making, shooting and hunting with selfbows for over 25 years now. Selfbows are bows made of a single piece of wood without laminations or backing for strength. They are the heart of “primitive” archery. Selfbows are literally a...

Squirrels hold an attraction of their own

The Grand Slam… It seems no one hunts squirrels any more. Maybe we are too preoccupied with whitetail deer nowadays. Hunting small game may sound boring after experiencing the heart pounding excitement of pursuing those big bucks, but squirrel hunting holds an...