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19th Annual Traditional Bowhunters Expo Jan. 24-26

Posted on January 20th, 2014

KALAMAZOO, MICH.Shoot on over to the 19th Annual Traditional Bowhunters Expo – this is an event you won’t want to miss.

With nearly 100 of the nation’s top traditional bowhunting bowyers, dealers and craftsmen coming to Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds Jan. 24-26, 2013, show organizer Sharon Brumm said “this is the place to try new bows and see the newest products and supplies.

“If you’re a hardcore traditional archery person, you wouldn’t want to miss it,” Brumm said. “There’s traditional archery equipment, wood arrows, many custom-built bows, and selfbows, which is a bow made from one piece of wood. There are leather goods, wool hunting clothing, broadhead displays, and so much more.”

This year’s show also brings two guest speakers: Sterling and Krista Holbrook and Joel Turner with topics ranging from bowhunting feral hogs in the deep south, hunting Alaska and curing target panic for good.

Workshops include selfbows, sinew backing, wood arrows, flint knapping, Flemish strings and a new bow test area. The show also offers a supervised shooting area with bows and arrows supplied for children.

The show is open to everyone. Admission is $10 for the weekend, and kids younger than 12 are free. Show hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

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