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Hi, I am Jeremy Bays, the owner of WoodlandArchery.com. We (My dog, llama, and myself) have been serving the traditional archery community since 2002 but the story started long before that…..
In my youth, I remember searching my yard for sticks and branches to fabricate my own bow. Many of these “bows” lasted about one or maybe two shots before they snapped in half. I am sure many of you have done the same thing in your lives.
I wanted something better so that I could be just like my hero, Robin Hood. You see in fourth grade, I read the Howard Pyle novel ROBIN HOOD. I fell in love with Sherwood Forest and the outlaws that roamed freely through the pages of that epic tale or yore. I wanted to be just like them. I wanted to dodge the evil Sheriff of Nottingham and hit the bulls-eye to win the hand of the Fair Lady. I only lacked two things
The FIRST thing missing from my quiver was a three cornered, Lincoln green “Robin Hood” archer’s hat. At 10 years old, I decided to ask my mom to sew a “Robin Hood hat. The trouble was, she had no idea what this hat looked like. I showed her picture after picture and even created a very detailed pattern (at least my 10 year old self thought so), but the finished product was just not right. I am still searching for that PERFECT robin hood hat. I have seen some at Ren Faires but they are not perfect.
The SECOND item always present in a good tale of the England from long ago, was a English Longbow. I lacked the money to purchase such a weapon so I started saving pennies, dimes, and quarters from my lunch money until I had the funds to start looking for a used bow. I found my first fiberglass recurve bow at a flea market. I purchased this bow and BOOM, I was hooked.
Time marched on and the story of Robin and his band of archers was moved from the forefront of my life on to the back burner. After high school a lack of time caused me to set aside my archery tackle almost completely, although the interest always lingered in the back of his mind.
In 2002, I had the opportunity to put on the tights (OK, not really) and pick up the English longbow once again.
I found a mentor that took me under his wing and taught me all there was to know about making AWESOME longbows from wood. Later I found another mentor that taught me the art of PVC bending. With these two skills, I was posed to start my business again..
I have been serving traditional and primitive archers since that day in October of 2002.
WoodlandArchery.com has a large range of archery products. If you are JUST STARTING OUT and need a basic bow, you can not go wrong with our affordable and well shooting PVC bows or a great wooden longbow. Maybe you are a seasoned archer and want to upgrade your tackle. We can help you too with a large variety of bows wanting for you. Hunting this season? Start your hunt here with a new bow.
Whatever you decide, we stand behind (not in front- arrows are dangerous) of our prducts 100%.
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