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If you are coming from out of town and would like to camp at our campus, this is available for an additional $10 per night, per tent. Please choose this option during enrollment. Bathrooms and showers are on-site.  

Please contact us to be notified when dates are announced for this class.

“When bowhunting, you find you get closer to the woodland critters. The flora and the forest floor become clearer. You look at things more closely. You’re more aware.” ~ Fred Bear    


If we look back far enough, we would find that we all share a long, rich heritage of successful hunters. Historically, the bow and arrow have probably put more food on the table than any other tool ever created by humans. And while there have been many modern advancements, few things are more enjoyable than shooting with a simple stick and string, especially one you have crafted by hand yourself. 


Join us in learning to build your own traditional wooden bow in this 4-day class that’ll take place over two weekends. Skilled bowyers will lead students through the process of building a traditional bow that can be used either for hunting large game or simply backyard target practice. 


In this class you will learn: 


  • How to take a split seasoned log (bow stave) and craft it by hand into a beautiful and functional wooden bow 

  • How to read wood grain and growth rings

  • Bow layout and design

  • How to properly tiller a wooden bow

  • Bow sealing and finishing techniques

  • How to apply a handle wrap and arrow rest

  • How to properly use the tools necessary to build a quality traditional wooden bow

  • Instinctive archery shooting techniques


Students will leave the course with their own wooden bow and the knowledge necessary to put this skill into practice at home or in the field. 


The course instructor (Earth Native Wilderness School’s Founder Dave Scott) has been crafting wooden bows and arrows for 15 years and is excited to share with you some incredible knowledge about traditional bow making

Dates: Dates: January 11-12 & 25-26, 2020

Time: 9:00am-5:00pm (End time might vary daily depending on student progress.)

Cost: $395

Location: Earth Native Campus, 137 Woodview Lane, Bastrop, TX

Ages: This is an adult class but open to ages 15+

Purchase an Earth Native Klean Kanteen Bottle

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16 oz, TKWide insulated

hot/cold beverage bottle 

with leak-proof cafe cap, $25

27 oz, Stainless Steel water bottle 

with spots top, $20

Available to buy during registration - pick up at class!

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137 Woodview Lane

Bastrop, TX 78602