The Bowhunting Life

The Bowhunting Life

by Ralph Blackwelder


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The Bowhunting Life by Ralph Blackwelder

Learn secrets for consistently tagging deer and turkey with a bow from a veteran archer, hunter, and woodsman.

What you'll find inside.....

• Bowhunting history

• Traditional and modern archery

• Deer and turkey hunting strategies

• Cedar arrow building; step-by-step

• Bowhunting tips and techniques

• Photos and illustrations

• Georgia County #1 bow harvest story

• Plus down-to-earth stories from a master bowhunter

Whether you are new to archery and bowhunting - or have years of experience, you will find this book educational and entertaining.
I am a typical father, husband, military veteran, and bowhunter,
who has lived The Bowhunting Life for more than forty years. As a bowyer and arrowsmith, I have a passion for traditional archery, but also hunt with a modern compound bow. Respecting the forest and the animals you hunt is much more important than the type of bow you use. My tips and techniques for hunting whitetail and turkey with a bow will increase your odds of bowhunting success tremendously. My unique Southern,
down-to-earth writing style will have you feeling like you're right there with me in the tree stand, as the record-book buck inches into range. Come along with me, on my most unforgettable and exciting hunts, as I chase monster deer and boss gobblers with stick & string in the Georgia swamp bottoms.

My writing has appeared in Bowhunter Magazine, Bow & Arrow, Archery World, Western
Bowhunter and other outdoor publications.

"Beware; reading this book may cause immediate symptoms of Buck Fever"

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Back in the early 1960s, I watched Fred Bear on the "The American Sportsman" show, hunting Grizzly Bear with his recurve bow. That was it! I knew that I had witnessed the ultimate hunting challenge, and have been an avid archer and bowhunter ever since.

Like most archers of that time, when the compound bow came on the market, I hung up my recurve for a compound. I spent most weekdays shooting 100's of practice arrows and weekends deer hunting and shooting 3d tournaments.

Archery for me changed during the 1980s. After reading the Howard Hill book "Hunting the Hard Way", I bought my first longbow - an 80# straight limb Martin. It wasn't long before I harvested my first buck & gobbler with a longbow. Traditional archery became an obsession.

Archery has come full circle for me. I now enjoy hunting with a modern compound bow, which I used to harvest the Columbia County, Georgia #1 P&Y record book buck.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780983570806
Publisher: Blackwelder Books
Publication date: 05/21/2012
Pages: 140
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Ralph Blackwelder has been an avid outdoorsman and bowhunter for over forty-five years. He started shooting recurve bows as a teenager, changed to compounds with the Jennings TStar, then started shooting and building his own longbows in 1983. Ralph won many trophies on the 3D competition archery range before focusing on deer and turkey hunting. His accomplishments include inventing the first of its kind tree climbing step system called "Fas-steps" - marketed, at the time, by Warren & Sweat Tree Stands. His bowhunting stories have been published in numerous archery and bowhunting magazines. In 2009 he harvested the P & Y record buck for Columbia County, Georgia.
Ralph is retired from the US Army, and is presently a community college Professor of Business and Computer Information Systems.

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