This Sacred Hunt course is of an advanced nature and designed for individuals with significant hunting experience OR a desired and dedication to build their own Self Bows and Arrows. 

Completing a Scared Hunt course makes you a member of the Sacred Hunt Community, a network of students and mentors in the Indianapolis area and beyond. 


The primary focus of this course will be the ancient art of Traditional Bow Building (building a self-bow from a wild harvested sapling). This intensive will also include a comprehensive introduction to primitive hunting, beginning flint knapping, tracking and pre-season scouting.

Participants will be mentored through a complex discovery of scientific principles and creative expression.

Curriculum includes:

  • Sapling selection and harvesting
  • Splitting
  • Chasing a growth ring
  • Bow design
  • Hatchet and rasp reduction
  • String building
  • Bracing
  • Tillering
  • Heat Treating and backings
  • Shooting
  • Finishing

Students should expect thorough instruction and lots of hands-on experiential woodworking. A variety of tools from sledges and wedges to drawknives, hatchets and rasps will be utilized. Hours of hard labor and focus allows for deep connections to be made between the students and their craft.

The secondary focus of this course will be introductions into flint knapping, archery, tracking and gear.


All classes are capped at 15 students. 

  • Session One
    April 30, 2019
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Session Two
    May 7, 2019
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Session Three
    May 14, 2019
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Session Four
    May 21, 2019
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Session Five
    May 28, 2019
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Session Six
    June 4, 2019
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Session Seven
    June 11, 2019
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Session Eight
    June 18, 2019
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Venue Phone: (317) 774-6360

841 W 53rd St, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46208, United States

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