March 09, 2023
Turkey season. One of the most enjoyable times of year to get outside… yet every year, few bowhunters take the opportunity! Any experienced hunter will tell you they are one of the most intelligent game animals, always aware and ready to fight or fly, which makes hunting them a challenge. HOWEVER, they are good eating and the hunt is fun — two reasons why you can’t knock this season.
The chance to hunt them in southern states is rare, so if you get the chance, have at it and see for yourself! While you may only end up shooting one or two, they are worth it and the hunts are some of the most enjoyable, especially in Sitka’s new turkey vest.
These are the items we will be using on turkey hunts this year and they are the best we could possibly recommend!
With a cushion for sitting on the ground and a pocket for any size call, Sitka has done it again by thinking of EVERYTHING. They just came out with a new color called Earth, which is basically a solid verison of their Timber print (ideal for turkey hunting). Like Timber, it blends in with the pine trees perfectly. We can’t wait to try this one out!
One of our favorites because of many reasons: the light weight, the moisture wicking technology, sure — but most of all the INSECT GUARD. The Equinox Guard works great in hot, humid conditions and dewy mornings on the hunt. And to misquitos it is practically Fort Knox, so sudden swats that give you away are not a problem!
The Equinox Guard pants have similar benefits. They are also our pick for early season hunting because of their lightweight moisture wicking qualities! They are great pants to wear in the heat as well as on cooler, wet mornings.
Yet again, Sitka has thought of everything with these gloves. They have AX Suede palms for durability and thick Nylon Cordura® built into the finger tips and between the fingers to maximize durability. The cuffs are long to pair with the guard hoody for a seamless insect guard fit and the fingers are out so getting your finger on the trigger of your release is no problem!
We don’t carry these anymore but for a very good reason. People love them and they moved quickly. Pecker Wrecker turkey calls are not only a creative and effective way to get turkeys moving, they are easy to use and fit perfectly in the Sitka turkey vest. Aside from that, you got to give them some credit for the names.
See their products here.
About those acute senses… it is never a bad idea to use no-scent on all of your hunting garments. We wash ours in the detergent by no-scent as well as spraying them down before we go into the woods. It eliminates virtually all foreign scents including natural body odor. They have a body wash too if you are looking to go the extra mile!
February 24, 2023
Over the years we’ve heard our fair share of pronunciations for our name. “BowTREEder,” and “BowTRADER,” are among them… if anything, learn this through this article: WE DO NOT TRADE BOWS. While there has been the occasional swap between pals at our Statesboro location, it’s rare that we take in old bows in exchange for new ones.
The phonetic spelling is above for anyone who still needs clarification.
It is BowTREDer.
At Bowtreader, we like to work muscle groups you’ve never worked before and awaken a new part of your mind to something almost unheard of: an archery shop that teaches you how to use your bow, without the requirement of extensive existing knowledge. We want to educate you and keep you in the sport so that you have as much fun as possible while genuinely understanding the piece of equipment you are using.
Our name is founded principally in two things: the equipment we work on and the Lord who gave us the strength to do it.
The term “treading the bow,” is the original phrase from which our name is derived, occurring as far back as the Old Testament narrative. Details are lost in the translation to English but archery is something historians and theologians have delved into because of the frequent use of the term “tread.”
It could have meant a few different things.
1. Relics of Egyptian bows lend that it would take incredible strength to string the bow, requiring the archer to step on it to get the string into place. Hence they would literally TREAD on the bow.
2. Israelite bows of the same time are used under this verb. In this case it appears that treading the bow is a reference to actually pulling the bow back, another feat that would require great strength as the bows were extremely long.
3. Preparing a bow to be shot (making, maintaining, stringing, etc.) could also be referred to as treading.
4. Treading could denote to anything to do with a bow. Theoretically, it would work synonymously in a sentence. (Imagine replacing “are you bowing up on me?” with, “are you treading me??”)
Each of these definitions describe the work we do at Bowtreader. We do a lot of stringing, a lot of preparing, fixing, building, and a LOT of pulling back to shoot! Our practice is an age-old one and we honor that through our name.
The way we look at it, the Lord is just as faithful now as He was in ancient times of formidable Israelite battle. We rely on Him for our strength and through the times of difficulty and success we have seen Him grow our business in the most important aspect: the people.
His faithfulness isn’t based on financial success for us or statistics or sales. Ultimately, that is what makes Bowtreader different. His faithfulness is shown through people, and whether we are going through a rough time or when we all stand on a mountain after a climb, we can be sure that He will provide good colleagues to stick with us.
Archery has changed a lot since ancient times but we will keep the name as a symbol of our commitment to providing thorough service for our archery community. Our God is the only one who holds the status of never changing — we trust His constant love, mercy, omniscience, understanding, compassion, power, and altogether goodness to see us through!
“God is a righteous judge,
And a God who has indignation every day.
If a man does not repent, He will sharpen His sword;
He has bent His bow and made it ready.”
- Ps. 7:11-12
“But his bow remained firm,
And his arms were agile,
From the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob
(From there is the Shepherd, the Stone of Israel),”
- Genesis 49:24
“He bent His bow
And set me as a target for the arrow.”
- Lamentations 3:12
“‘My glory is ever new with me,
And my bow is renewed in my hand.’”
- Job 29:20
November 18, 2022
Finding Christmas gifts can be tough. Especially for bowhunters, archers, and outdoorsman and women who know exactly what they want. Most give up while they’re ahead or ask for a list, and most of the lists are either too vague or complicated to decipher, (much less fulfill…and afford).
So we’re gifting you for Christmas early with this holiday cheat sheet of everything the outdoorsmen and women in your life REALLY want and need.
And yes it’s true, even THEY may be surprised when they say “it’s just what I wanted!” We’re thinking outside of the box here in every category so mix up your eggnog and come along for the ride.
Needs no explanation. Stay safe people. (**also watch these for sales!!**)
Have that friend who has EVERYTHING for their bow… and somehow still wants more? All of our favorite accessories are listed below. Keep an eye on these for discounts!
Few and far between? Maybe. But there are still some outdoorsman out there who care about their smell in the woods, and (sometimes) elsewhere. Here’s every scent he or she needs, both in the stand and on date night!
Might not be portrayed in stockings year round, but everyone has a person in their life who is always buying the small, the random, and otherwise miscellaneous items. And obsessing over them. This is for you!
If you don’t have a girl who shoots better than you in your life, get one. And get her gifts. Enough said.
Might have to travel out to the pond house for this one. Better take gifts. Might not stop the dog on the way end or open fire from an unperceivable spot near the pond, but at least he’ll know why you came!
On the dash, racking the bed frame, under the couch, and in a permanent spot on their head, everyone has one in their life! And there is a hat for everybody…
May not be so nice but he’s got knives to spare and knows the specs on all of them! Impress him by adding one of these to his collection.
Friend born with wires coming out of his ears and texting thumbs that go into overdrive but don’t fall off? We’ve got you covered.
In the military or a camo lover as a part of their daily uniform, here are some good camo alternatives for your pal who wears camo everywhere.
Deerstands are great… but let’s be honest, they don’t last long. Give your pal the gift that lasts for seasons and is both safe, durable, and AWESOME!
When it comes down to it, there’s a variety of people who want nothing more than a t shirt. Fill their stockings up with our $5 3D tour t shirts or pick one of our original Bowtreader designs below!
Nothing says ‘I don’t know you,’ like a gift card. Then again, its the gift that keeps on giving, and as far as these stereotypes go, it covers all of them!
If you still just can’t figure out what to get for the outdoorsman or woman in your life, send them a link to make a wishlist below (or make a wishlist for yourself)! They are shareable and can be fulfilled by friends — think of it as a outdoorsman’s version of the wedding registry… without the wedding.
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