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Primitive Arrow Making (Oct 13-14)


This two day workshop teaches the complete process of primitive arrow making. From harvesting the arrow shaft to taking the shot, you will learn all the steps it takes to make the most important piece of the bow hunting equation.  You will learn different sources of arrow shafts, two methods of arrow straightening, spine testing, and how to fletch and haft your own arrow. You will walk away from this class with a deeper respect and understanding of the primitive arrow.  If time permits there will be a flint knapping demonstration on how to stone points are made.


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Workshop Location

4004 31st Street
Mount Rainier
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Bill Kaczor - Founder/ CEO 2007-Present

Bill is the CEO and one of the original founders of Ancestral Knowledge. Bill has worked and studied intensively with the masters in the fields of; youth mentoring, naturalist studies, primitive technology, wilderness survival, and tracking. He has been teaching children and adults in these subjects since 1996 — For five years Bill worked as head instructor for the Children of the Earth Foundations- Coyote Tracks summer camps, and two years as the assistant director. He has instructed students at the University of Maryland, Georgetown University, Rivercane and Falling Leaves Rendezvous, Mid-Atlantic Primitive Skills Gathering (MAPS Meet), and Roots Rendezvous. Bill has instructed for 5 years at Tom Brown Jr.’s Tracker School teaching primitive traps, bow making, flint knapping, pottery and hide tanning. In 1999, Bill chose to leave his skateboard/snowboard business and dedicate his life to teaching these skills and connecting people with the natural world. Shortly afterward, Bill designed and was granted an after school and summer program for the 21st Century Learning Community in Public School District 150 in Peoria, Illinois. This program was successful in that it led the children to a respect for nature, respect for themselves and others, self-discipline and adventure. Bill is a specialist in bow making, stone tool technologies, hide tanning, fire by friction and hunting.

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Start Date: October 13, 2018
End Date: October 14, 2018

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