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How to Shoot a Selfbow

A selfbow is one of the simplest and most primitive weapons you can still use to hunt. Reconnect with those roots by learning how to shoot a selfbow.

“I shoot to hunt,” says Ryan, “and this style allows me to shoot at various ranger very, very well. It also allows me to shoot in positions that form archers wouldn’t be able to shoot in.”

Here are a few guiding takeaways from the video:

  1. You can shoot pretty much any way you want, as long as you’re comfortable.
  2. The most important thing is consistency.
  3. You don’t necessarily have to reach full draw, and you can even lean forward. These things in and of themselves will not negatively affect your accuracy.

A selfbow, usually made from a single piece of wood, is the kind of bow your long-gone ancestors probably used. Some naysayers claim shooting straight with one is too hard, but Ryan Gill, Wide Open Spaces primitive archery video contributor, is here to shut those doubts down. Check out more of his videos on his YouTube channel.

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How to Shoot a Selfbow