Primitive Arrows: From Bush to Bow, March 18, 2017

In this hands-on class you will learn a process of harvesting a green shaft from the bush and creating a primitive seasoned arrow with what nature provides and a few basic hand tools.  Covered will be harvesting, seasoning, straightening, scraping, sanding, nocking, basic spining principles (static/dynamic), balancing, hafting, cutting feathers, fletching and preserving.  You will be provided a pre-seasoned arrow shaft that was harvested from the bush locally to craft with your own hands into a fully functional arrow, complete with a hand knapped stone point, and turkey feather fletchings. The arrow is yours to take home. With this knowledge you will have the tools and experience to practice creating a set of fully functional natural shaft hunting arrows made entirely by you. No experience necessary.

Ages 18+
Location: Coyote Trails Nature Center (directions here)
Date: March 18, 2017
Time: 9AM to 5PM
Cost: $100 per student
Program Instructor: Howard Holt

What to bring:  Sharp knife (Sheathed or locking folding blade), Notebook/pen, Water bottle, Bagged lunch. All other tools and materials provided.

Class size is very limited, so be sure to register early.




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