I am an archer specializing in “modern traditional” or barebow— using a bow made of the best high tech materials but still simple, still solidly attached to archery’s ancient roots. No sights, no stablilizers, no cams, no clickers, no mechanical releases, no scopes, no fussing with pins, no 300 feet per second arrow flight. Just the archer, the target and a beautiful, stripped-down recurve bow whose elegant lines remain uncluttered. Call it a practice. A discipline. A challenge.
I am happy to share what I’ve learned along the way. And I’m still learning. I am a Level 3 coach certified by USA Archery, a tournament shooter, and a former outdoors editor. More than any part of archery, I love shooting on field courses in the woods and mountains.
A started a blog, Barebow Ink, on this site, as a way to document my unlikely presence as a barebow archer on the U.S. team shooting at the 2014 World Archery field championships in Zagreb, Croatia. But I hope it becomes something of a gathering place for the growing community of barebow archers.