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Traditional Bowhunting with Jason Samkowiak

Traditional Bowhunting with Jason Samkowiak

Freshwater Bite  /  Season 1 • Episode 8

Posted on October 11, 2018

Show Notes

Bowhunting is a skill that has changed man's evolutionary history and has been around for thousands of years dating back to some saying 71,000 years ago with recent arrowhead findings in South Africa. The Egyptians, however are still regarded as the first to build composite bow to use for hunting. With new findings of buried artifacts like the arrowheads found in South Africa, the time line keeps changing as we know it producing more theories on how long the bow and arrow has helped shape us as humans.

Jump to modern day and some of the new compound bows look like something out of a science fiction novel or comic book with all the modern day bells and whistles. I am guilty of owning and unapologetic to the fact that I love using and hunting with a Hoyt compound bow myself. Then there are those who still decide to use traditional bows, also known as long bows or recurves.

On today's episode you meet someone who decides to only hunt with a traditional long bow and has done so now for 25 years. My guest on this episode is Jason Samkowiak. Jason is the host of the Traditional Bowhunting and Wilderness Podcast and youtube channel. Traditional bowhunting has changed the way Jason has hunted and has made him a better hunter over the past 25 years. Jason shares with us what I consider to be some of the most helpful bowhunting techniques for public land and mobile style deer hunting.

With all of today's modern compound bows, cross bows and guns, I truly admire the way Jason decides to hunt. Instinctive shooting, knowing the woods and where to be in the woods to put himself as close to the deer as possible is a way of hunting I hope Jason keeps educating us all on. The process of learning and sharpening skills as hunters should always be what we strive for and enjoy the most. While I know it will always feel good to have killed an animal I hunt ethically, I believe the story and skills of how I was able to do so, will be more valuable and what I remember most.



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