Thinking about to change the Bodnik Bows Quick Stick.
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Thinking about to change the Bodnik Bows Quick Stick.
Our Bearpaw Archery Calender is the perfect Christmas gift for spontaneous archers! Just as last year, we have tried to capture the mood and spirit of instinctive archery on the 13 pages of our calendar. Not only pictures with our Bearpaw girls, but also atmospheric photos of our popular Bodnik Bows have found their way into our Bearpaw Archery Calendar this year.
The Bearpaw Archery Calendar cannot be missing under any archer’s Christmas tree! To keep you on tenterhooks just a little longer we would like to stretch the suspense of what awaits you in the new calendar by publishing two pages of our calendar exclusively today – for all those who have not yet ordered a Bearpaw Archery Calendar.
Longlife 3D-targets live up to their name and are at home on many parcours around the world. Our special target foam, standard to all Longlife 3D-targets, prolongs their lifespan significantly. All Longlife 3D-animals are produced in Germany.
Now, at the end of the year, Longlife has taken on speed and produced a new 3D-animal in group IV. We are of the opinion that our new Squirrel is really almost too beautiful to be shot. It is indeed a great and lifelike 3D-target, which will challenge traditional archers on many parcours from now on.
The new Squirrel is available in our Online Shop from today onwards.
Of course, you can also get all of the Longlife 3D-targets at your well-stocked local dealer.
- Width: 29 cm (11.42 inches)
- Height: 32 cm (12.6 inches)
- Weight: about 1 kg (2.2 lbs)
- Quality: Made in Germany
- stops every arrow
- arrows easy to pull
- material is UV-resistant
- material is weatherproof
- holes in foam close automatically “Longlife self healing effect”
- especially lifelike appearance
It happens from time to time that we get letters from customers who are extremely satisfied with their purchased Bodnik Bow. In this particular case, one of our customers and participants of the basic and advanced archery courses was so happy about his Bodnik Bows Custom Raven that he took his camera and delighted us with these beautiful images which we of course do not want to keep from you.
Subsequently, there is a short excerpt from the text of his letter that accompanied the pictures. We thank our fans and customers for their enthusiasm that makes us push our limits further and constantly improve ourselves! Now, let’s allow Carsten’s pictures and words to speak, and we wish him a good time with his Bodnik Bows Custom Raven a good!
Dear Henry ,
This year I attended two courses with you in Rossach and was thrilled. Inspired not only by the professionalism of your methods, but even more because of your heart ’s blood , which is felt in every moment of your courses …
Well … since three weeks, I can now call my own a Raven . The special thing about it is natural that some meienr special requests , such as another arc length and the speed of limbs could be considered.
For many years I have been shooting a Great Plains Cazador … After I have now had the possibility to shoot your good piece of work for a good three weeks, I must say that your Raven is in no way inferior to my Cazador. Not in shooting comfort, not in appearance, not in processing, … enthusiasm is spreading! …
Bowhunting in Europe is growing and it is not uncommon to see photos of European archers with their trophies. Animals such as red deers, roes, fallow deers, wild boars and even the most difficult and emblematic species such as chamois or ibex are routinely hunted by bowhunters of the old continent. While the vast majority use compound bows, the number of hunters who choose traditional bows, is growing and the traditional bowhunting community is stronger each day.
In Spain we are fortunate to be able to practice this ancient form of hunting in many places and among those who know , my favorite is the land managed by Juancho and Pablo, my friends running a place called Sierra de la Madera. Their two properties, one around 1,700 has and the other more than 5,000 has, are near the city of Cuenca, close to Madrid. Recently, in company of my brother Alberto and my friend, Aitor, we have been enjoying a few days bowhunting with our recurves in the way that we like , with our backpacks and sleeping in the field , in our tents. The truth is that the sensations experienced when hunting in this way are very uniques and to the romance of sleeping in the field joins the advantage to wake up and hunt as soon as you like as the animals are within walking distance, reducing travels, noises and car movement. For our memory will be the thunderstorm at night with its thunders and rays illuminating the interior of our tents and with a heavy rain that made it impossible to sleep thinking that all would fly at any time. The camp place was in the highest peak, more than 1.700 meters.
The land, large mid-mountain forests with greater height around 1700 meters, is home to red deers, very large males, fallow deers,(great densities and big males), wild boars and even some spanish Ibex. Locating the animals is not easy because the terrain is very large and provides much protection. Anyway, to see dozens of animals in a day is not uncommon, but approach within shooting distance is not easy as these are wild animals. Anyway, we had a real chance of shooting and personally, I missed a doe less than 30 meters in a difficult shot, kneeling and from a small mound.
Anyway, an amazing experience to remember, which we will repeat, as hunting in these areas, with our backpacks and sleeping in tents, feeling a total freedom, is something that to this day, in Europe, is a privilege.
This was the “slogan” of my recentvisit to Spain. At a meeting with Henry, I suggested to visit Emma Martinez and Josep Barceló in Barcelona. I have known these two ” crazy ” Spaniards for a long time and wanted to deepen the friendship. Emma is very well known in Spain for her warmth and love of instinctive archery. At her side as a mentor is Josep Barceló, highly regarded, an “old fox ” and expert on the bow scene in Spain. For decadeshe has been a coach there and point of contact for many Spanish archers.
After a “cultural program” through Barcelona with Emma, we went to Mataró, 30 kilometers to the north. Mataró, rather an industrial city, along with great food and drink (vino tinto) is known as a stronghold for instinctive archery in Spain.
This becomes pretty clear, when, upon driving into the city, one sees the giant statue of “Laia, la Arquera ” – Laia, the archess.
So it immediately suggested itself to strife through the beautiful grounds of T.E.M. (Tir Esportiu Mataró) on both their great 2D and 3D parcours.
As a gift for Emma, I took a customized Raven Longbow with me.
The bow was specially crafted by Christoph Unger according to my wishes and with the signature ” Emma’s Raven”. This was of course directly sponsored by Henry, who backs Emma and Josep and has promised to support “Instinctive Archery ” in Spain with further actions.
Henry and I have for some time pulled together, with the aim to promote “Instinctive Archery” and establish this lifestyle worldwide.
Saturday was the day! The first of the three Ummerstadt Winter Rounds 2013/2014 took place on Saturday, 16th November 2013 in the meadows around Ummerstadt, Thuringia. 180 archers had found their way to us and were divided into 30 groups. Peter Nemmert and his men of the Bowhunters Rossach again had the knack of providing a challenging and diverse parcours. The weather was stable, the catering extremely well just like every other year and the archers who came all the way from Sweden were genuinely impressed of our event.
We thank the many archers who participated in this wonderful event because their presence made it so magnificent in the first place. We would be pleased to welcome you all again to the next Winter Round in January. Below you’ll find the results and some pictures of the Ummerstadt Winter Round. Until next time!
The new Longlife 3D target is out! True to his principles to manufacture predominantly domestic animals, Christoph Unger has now focussed on the squirrel. And what can I say – he again managed to bring appearance and function in harmony! In short, you can find the Longlife Squirrel in the Bearpaw online shop and at any well-stocked dealer from now on. In advance, we have the first ever photos of this beautiful little 3D-animal for you – more info coming soon!