Traditional Gear


There is a technique used by the professionals in the sport of archery called visualization. It starts when you are getting ready to take a shot using a compound or traditional tackle, and it's designed to show you what can happen and how to make it happen. Now reading this is going to be easy and thinking about it will be the same way. The hard part is trying to remember to do it every time and ingrain it into your routine. Trust your shot and trust your equipment, and this can take your shooting to a whole new world.

Broadhead Tuning

With hunting season coming upon us, the field points are coming off and it's time to put something razor sharp on the end of it. But why broadhead tune? I don't believe for a second that they all fly like field points. And when shooting traditional equipment and fixed blade broadheads, sometimes they can plane. We have to correct them to be perfect before we hit the woods. In order to tune using broadheads the given is you're going to have to sacrifice one for tuning, unless you sharpen it and use it.

Best Hunting Bow Weight

Bowhunting is about good arrow placement and being able to deliver enough energy-packed power into a razor-tipped arrow to penetrate deep into the vitals of your quarry or big game quest! We practice and practice on delivery and punching the bulls-eye. But there’s more to it than just hitting the mark; we need to deliver the goods all the way through.

Shooting for Success!

No one shoots to miss… But all too often, it happens. Where did the shot go bad? Was it the cold weather, the steep shot angle, the sheer excitement of the shot, or was it just plain ol' poor and improper practice?

Growing up, I was always told there are three things you need to have to be a good bowhunter: practice, patience, and persistence. Apply all three of these, and you’ll be successful in the bowhunting woods. But what I’ve found to be more true in my years of bowhunting, is the more practice you put in, the less of the other two you’ll need. 

The Challenge

I was asked a very good question the other day: “Why do you choose to shoot a longbow?  Why not shoot a compound?”  It was a question I really had to think about, and found that it wasn’t so easy to answer.

3D and Trad

There is one thing about shooting traditional archery:  You can never have too much practice! The realism of 3D targets gives archers the “close as it gets” energized practice a bowhunter needs! Most 3D courses offer shots from long range, short range, and everything in between, to shots through trees, over brush, and in open fields. These are the shots we as traditional archers and bowhunters need to practice every day. Traditional archery is not something you can just put on the shelf and take down on a whim and still be effective. Traditional archery is something you live.

Tribe X3 ILF Review from Daniel Liss

Review from Daniel Liss

The ILF Riser of the future is here with Tribe Archery. The TRIBE X3 is designed to hold that sweet spot between a hunting riser and a longer, more stable, tournament riser. The riser also has a few key innovative things such as the POSSI Grip and the Fletch Friendly Design. The riser itself has a great weight. Coming in at 1.66 lbs with limb bolts,  you’re not going to find a lighter riser on the market. This means I can add some heavy bullet-proof limbs and keep my overall weight under the 3 lb mark!

Effective Range

If you haven't noticed yet, we at Tribe Archery like to pose questions that get our hunters out there talking, and we love to hear what you think. So how about opening another can of worms: effective range!  What is the effective range of traditional bowhunting equipment? 


I don’t think any archer would argue that to be a successful bowhunter, you have to have arrows…and sometimes, plenty of them!

But there are a wide range of opinions on what works best on the bowhunting stage when it comes to how to carry your arrows: Hip quiver, bow quiver, or back quiver! Each and every one is effective in holding arrows for the field, but which one really works the best and is suited for the challenge?

Brace Height n Knocking Point

Arrow flight is the topic for today. While having the proper spine, weight, and arrow tuned sometimes if your getting erratic arrow flight it may just be a simple Brace Height or Knocking point change.

If you have a arrow that does all sorts of things in flight after release. Check knocking point first. If problems still persist move to Twisting or un-twisting your string.