Welcome to the Complete Guide to Archery!

Are you interested in archery or bowhunting? Here's where you learn how to build your skills! Our site is designed for archers and bowhunters of all skill levels, from beginner to expert, and we cover everything from selecting gear, to the shot sequence, to entering target competitions and/or training for a hunt.

Take a look at a few of our posts below, and check out ​the "Categories" section in any one of our posts to see more content. If you have any questions, jump over to our "Contact" page and drop us a line—we'd love to hear from you. Good luck, have fun, and be safe!

Develop Your Basic Skills and Knowledge:

Archery for Beginners: How to Get Started

If you'd like to get into archery as a hobby but you have no idea where to begin, we absolutely understand how

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How to Travel with Archery Equipment

A lot of our readers are pretty lucky folks: they live on a lot of land, and whenever they want to shoot

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How to Choose Arrows: A Guide

Most new archers seem to understand the basics about bows—the different types of bows, the parts, the accessories you can add on—but

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Learn the Shot Sequence:

How to Shoot a Bow and Arrow: A Step-by-Step Guide

Welcome to the Complete Guide to Archery! I've created this post as an overview of the shot sequence. I introduce each step,

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Pre-Step: Determine Your Dominant Eye

By the end of this post, you'll know which eye is your dominant eye, why it's important to the sport of archery,

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The Archery Stance: First Things First

Hello and Welcome! You're reading Step #1 of my "How to Shoot a Bow and Arrow" series. In this post, we'll go

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How to Nock An Arrow

Welcome to Step #2! In this post, we'll talk about how to get the arrow from your quiver and correctly onto your

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Explore Bowhunting:

Bowhunter Education: What It Is, Why It’s Important, and How You Can Get the Most from Your Classes

Before you head out on your first bowhunting voyage, you'll need a license. That's a pretty commonly-understood thing, and most new hunters—even

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Your First Bowhunting License: Info and Tips on How to Get One

If you're new to bowhunting—and we're thrilled to find that bowhunting, and hunting in general, is growing in popularity—you've probably got some

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Our Big List of Bowhunting Safety Tips

There’s no doubt about it: bowhunting is dangerous, and it’s dangerous for a lot of reasons. Game can be unpredictable and aggressive,

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Bowhunting Glossary: Terms and Definitions

If you're totally new to bowhunting and want to learn about the activity, the glossary below is a great place to start.

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Read Interviews with Archers and Bowhunters:

A Talk with Grady Powell of Ursack: Bear Safety, Bluff Charges, Hunting Stories, and Gear

Today we're thrilled to bring you our latest interview, with Grady Powell of Ursack.If the name "Grady Powell" sounds familiar, that's because

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A Short Interview with our New Friend, Zoltán of Classic-Bow

In today’s interview, we’ll talk with our new friend Zoltán, of Classic Bow. Classic Bow, the company, sells a wide selection of

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Our Public Lands, Waters, and Wildlife: An Interview with Backcountry Hunters & Anglers

When we started this website, we imagined we'd end up writing mostly about archery gear and bowhunting tips, and that sounded fine

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A Deep Dive into Traditional Archery with the Wisconsin Traditional Archers

Over the last few months, we’ve been getting a ton of email about traditional archery. Both new and veteran archers alike seem

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Enjoy Op/Eds and "Of Interest" Pieces:

Archery Facts: Celebrity Edition

Welcome to the latest installment of our “facts about archery” series! Here, we’ll talk about famous folks who love to bowsling. Archery

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Don’t Try This at Home: Handstand Edition

Are you familiar with the internet slang, “IANAL”? It’s an abbreviation for “I am not a lawyer,” and people use it when

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People You Meet at the Range, Part I

By Caleb Anderson, ContributorI love the range. There’s one right by my house, and once or twice a week, I’ll go there

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Archery Stock Photos are Hilarious

The challenges of running a website about archery are kind of surprising. Finding things to write about isn’t that hard—archery is, maybe,

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