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sorry if there is another thread, i tried the search and didn't find anything but i was hoping to discuss this video in more detail with whoever may know more about it:
http://www.richsoil.com/permaculture/1607-maple-trees-bows-and-primitive-skills-per-skeeter/

the video wasn't too clear as to what woods were good for bows and what part of the bow they were good for

and i think it could just lead to some really interesting conversation
 
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if you want to learn how to make amazing primitve bows google a forum called paleoplanet. there are some people there with incredible skills. the knowledge there helped me make my first bow.
 
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thanks for the link i'll have to take a close look at those forums:)
 
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I have been shooting long bows and recurves since I was 13 . Never owned a compound bow either{ went hungry many a deer season too } but it is alot of fun.
I have never made one , but from what I gather serviceberry and osage orange are two woods that keep popping up. The Traditional Bowyers Encyclopedia
by Jim Bertalan is available on Amazon. It is not about wildcrafting but interviews makers of long bows and recurves and has alot of info about their favorite woods for bow and arrow.
 
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