The Strugglestick Addiction: Part I – Aron Snyder

Getting ready to shoot

If you would have asked me a few years ago what I thought about traditional archery, you probably wouldn’t have gotten much of a response from me. It wasn’t that I disliked it, but I definitely didn’t have any ambition to pursue it either. So in early 2016 when I decided to shoot and hunt with nothing but a recurve, it was as much of a surprise to me as it was my friends. The decision actually started because of the responses I received from a podcast that I did with the Gritty Bowmen on ethical shot distance. I discussed the accuracy of a compound compared to a recurve and also talked a little about some of the distances I’ve killed animals with a compound bow. This podcast got a great response from the compound world, but I received some serious blowback from the traditional community! The standard response from the traditional community was simple:

Read the full article at: Read about Aron Snyder’s journey from hunting with a compound to becoming a traditional bowhunter. Aron works for Kifaru International and is a regular on the Gritty Bowman podcast which is where I was first introduced to Aron. It is well articulated and accomlished hunters like Aron that are going to go a long ways toward increasing the popularity of hunting with simple stick and string.

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