Making a Bow and Arrow for Bow Hunting

How to home craft primitive bow hunting equipment.

Making a Bow And Arrow Staves
If you're careful, you can split two usable bow staves from a single sapling of about 1" diameter. In the right hands, a larger sapling or limb can be split into four staves. All subsequent shaping must be done with abraders; whittling can weaken the wood and may cause nicks.
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