Sacred Hunt 1 Overview
Sacred Hunt 1 is a four day crash course that will get you practicing Indigenous Archery with your own tackle as soon as possible. The greatest emphasis in Sacred Hunt 1 will be the ancient art of bowyery (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.
The Primary focus of Sacred Hunt 1 is the ancient art of bow building. Participants will be mentored through a complex discovery of scientific principles and creative expression.
- Sapling selection and harvesting
- Chasing a growth ring
- Bow design
- Hatchet and rasp reduction
- String building
- Heat Treating and backings
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 Sacred Hunt 1 will be introductions into flint knapping, archery, tracking and gear.
Class begins Thursday night at 8 PM and concludes Sunday at 1 PM. Food and lodging will be provided.
- September 7, 2017 - September 10, 2017
8:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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You are Our Community
Each person's connection to nature is unique and deeply personal. We are here to help facilitate that journey. We are committed to meeting your needs as parents and students. Our teachers are here as a resource for you.
Our objective is to facilitate impactful, transformative and positive wilderness experiences. We encourage parents and adult students to reach out to us before class begins and ask any questions you might have to be sure White Pine Wilderness Academy is the right setting for yourself or your child. If you are in anyway dissatisfied we will offer a full refund. For adult courses, we will offer a full refund minus supplies.
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