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1931 August – Archery Review (Vol 1 No. 1).  The very first issue ever published of this magazine which went out of publication in January of 1937.  Articles on the Missouri Valley Tournament, the First Fifty Years of U.S. tournament archery, bow sights vs point of aim, history of the Oregon State Archery Association, archery in scout camps, equipment for the beginner, the Pacific Northwest Annual Tournament, and various other club and tournament news. Full page display ads for the Oreno Bamboo bow.

1931 July - Ye Sylvan Archer.  Volume 5, Number 3.  17 pages. National archery magazine published in Corvallis, Oregon.  Articles include “Who said Archery?”, The Making of an Archery Club, Texas Archers, and tournament reports from around the country.  Display ad for the True Temper Steel Bows. Classified ads for Wally Burr bows, Acme Bow Sight, Thurlow Shooting Glove, Osage Orange, Jas. D. Easton steel points, McKinney Brothers yew, James Duff archery, and Cassius Styles Archery.




1944 January – American Bowman Review.  17 pages.  Articles include: how to go deer hunting, bear hunting with a bow, helpful hints for archery teachers, Karl E Palmatier, and industry, club and tournament news.  No pictures of archery products, but some of the advertisers included Hoyt, Ben Pearson, Bear (hunting adventure films), Merrick, Homer Prouty, Indianhead, Bud Pierson, Ulrich, Bitzenberger, and the Registered Arrow Company.

1949 October – The Feathered Shaft. 27 pages. Articles on hunting deer the hard way, Ruppert Jacks, arrow head making, book review of Saxton Pope’s “Hunting with the Bow and Arrow”, and tournament news.  Includes a variety of display ads for various archery products of the day.





1953 April Archery (NFAA).  Archery magazine, published by the National Field Archery Association (NFAA). 47 pages. This issue features articles on spine testing, archery Q&A, association and tournament news, several bowhunting articles, classified ads, and a variety of display ads featuring various bows and archery products of the day, including bow display ads for the Ben Pearson Deerslayer, Paul Bunyan Reflex, Coe, Plyflex, and Bear Polar.

1953 June Archery (NFAA).  Archery magazine published by the National Field Archery Association (NFAA) for June 1953. 47 pages. This issue features articles on farmer-hunter relations, archery Q&A, association and tournament news, several bowhunting articles, several classified ads, and a variety of display ads featuring various bows and archery products of the day, including bow display ads for the Ben Pearson Hickory, Smithwick, Bud Pierson Turk and Sultan, Veneko, Eddings Plyflex, and Bear.

1954 October Archery Magazine.  The official publication of the National Field Archery Association (NFAA). 59 pages. This issue features several bowhunting articles (including deer, pheasant, boars), Q&A related to bow making, association and tournament news, many classified ads for archery accessories, and a variety of display ads featuring various bows of the day, including bow display ads for Wolverine, Ply-Flex, Hoyt Champ II, Eicholtz, Eddings, Ben Pearson, White Fawn, and Bear.

1954 June - The Archers Magazine (TAM). Official NAA publication. 26 pages.  This issue features articles on association and tournament news, report on the 9th annual NFAA tournament, pictures of the new NFAA animal target faces, an article on the new Bear Kodiak II, and display ads featuring various bows and archery products of the day.

1955 Jan Archery Magazine.  The official publication of the National Field Archery Association (NFAA) for January 1955. 47 pages. This issue features several bowhunting articles (including deer, rabbits), Q&A related to bow making, association and tournament news, many classified ads for archery accessories, and a variety of display ads featuring various bows of the day, including bow display ads for the Hoyt Pro and Champ II, Grimes, Ben Pearson, Stream-Eze, White, Smithwick, and Bear.


1955 April The Broadhead.  The official publication of the New York State Field Archery Association.  Association and NFAA news and tournament reports. 

1955 June Archery Magazine.  The official publication of the National Field Archery Association (NFAA). 63 pages. This issue features several bowhunting articles (including deer, javelina, bear, pheasants, shark), Q&A related to bow making, varmit calling, association and tournament news, many classified ads for archery accessories, and a variety of display ads featuring various bows of the day, including bow display ads for Actionbow, Eddings, Hoyt Pro and Champ II, Robin Hood Tx, Grimes, Ben Pearson, American, Coe, and Wilson-White.


1956 Aug Archery Magazine.  The official publication of the National Field Archery Association (NFAA) for August 1956. 71 pages. This issue features several bowhunting articles (mostly deer), Q&A related to bow making, association and tournament news, a lot of classified ads for archery accessories, and a variety of display ads featuring various bows of the day, including bow display ads for Wilson-White, Howatt Mamba, Robin Hood Tox, Ben Pearson, Bud Pierson, Paul Bunyan, Indian, Actionbow, and the Hoyt Pro and Champ II. 

1956 Feb Archery Magazine.  The official publication of the National Field Archery Association (NFAA) for February 1956. 59 pages. This issue features several bowhunting articles (sting ray,  deer), Q&A related to bow making, bow stringing, arrow weight and hunting, association and tournament news, a lot of classified ads for archery accessories, and a variety of display ads featuring various bows of the day, including bow display ads for Smithwick, Grimes, Wilson-White, Howatt Mamba, Robin Hood Tox, Ply-Flex, Eichholtz, Ben Pearson, Bud Pierson, Paul Bunyan, and the American Cheetah.

1957 December – The Eastern Bowhunter.  27 pages.  Articles on elk hunting, scatter-shot arrow test, deer calls, practicing with flu-flu arrows, and various state and tournament news. Includes a variety of ads for various archery products of the day, including bow display ads for the Steiner Fury, Blackhawk Brave, Brahma, American, and Bear.

1958 Jan Archery Magazine.  The official publication of the National Field Archery Association (NFAA) for January 1958. 63 pages. This issue features several bowhunting articles (deer, javelina, and an article by Fred Bear on his recent British Columbia hunting trip), Q&A related to bow making, make it yourself quiver, association and tournament news, one of the first articles ever written on “release aids” (aka string pullers, flippers), a lot of classified ads for archery accessories, and a variety of display ads featuring various bows of the day, including bow display ads for Apache, Smithwick, Wilson-White, Damon Howatt Eldorado Palomar, Cravotta Blackhawk Brave, Dick Green customs, Corky Johnson customs, Hit, Staghorn, Red Head, Fleetwood, Leda, Drake, Tri-State, and the Hoyt Olympian.

1958 July  The Eastern Bowhunter magazine (name was changed to Bowhunting Magazine in 1959).  35 pages. This issue features articles on club level instruction, association and tournament news, instinctive shooting, inner-tube bowfishing, and a variety of display ads featuring various bows and archery products of the day., including nice ad photos of Howatt Mamba Hunter, Ben Pearson Cougar and Palomino, Smithwick Deluxe, Robin Hood Tox, Attila Arabian, American Cheetah and Amarco, and the Bear Kodiak Special.

1958 October The Eastern Bowhunter magazine (name was changed to Bowhunting Magazine in 1959. 39 pages. This issue features articles on sharpening broadheads, archery safety course, hunting courtesy, several bowhunting articles, and a variety of display ads featuring various bows and archery products of the day., including nice ad photos of Howatt Eldorado, Root, Sanders, Tri-State Jaguar, Herters, Attila, Ben Pearson, and American bows.

1959 February - Bowhunting magazine (formerly known as The Eastern Bowhunter). 35 pages. This issue features an interview with Lon Stanton (NFAA champion), several bowhunting articles, and a variety of display ads featuring various bows and archery products of the day.  The back cover features Bear's new "glass powered bows".

1959 July – National Bowhunter. Official publication of The American Bowhunters Association (defunct).  42 pages.  Includes a variety of ads for various archery products of the day, including display ads for bows, including Damon Howatt, York, Howard Hill, Gazelle, Perry, HIT, V-Core, and Bear.  Articles include various bowhunting stories, NFAA tournament news, arrow heads and quivers, practicing with a purpose, and bow stringing.

1959 December – Bowhunting magazine. 40 pages.  Features articles on making a flaming arrow, Robin Hood, crossbows, and NFAA and tournament news. Includes a variety of ads for various archery products of the day, including display ads for bows, including the Damon Howatt Catalina, Steiner Dervish, Hoyt Pro Hunter, HIT Supreme, Howard Hill, Ben Pearson, and Bear Kodiak Special and Alaskan.





1960 January – Bowhunting magazine.  35 pages.  Features an interview with NFAA champ Carl Heinrich, 17 year old professional arrow maker Dave Kline, the NFAA big game awards program, and state and tournament news. Includes a variety of ads for various archery products of the day, including display ads for bows including the Damon Howatt Catalina, Steiner, Hoyt Pro Hunter, HIT Supreme, Howard Hill, and Bear Kodiak bows with Crystalight.

1960-1961 December (60) and January (61) Bimonthly issue of The Archers Magazine.  Features articles on archery golf, bowhunting, association and tournament news, and a large variety of display ads featuring various bows and archery products of the day, including Bear.  Nice display ads for a variety of recurve bows including Herters, Hoyt Xpert, Indian, Bear, and the Howatt Catalina.

1961 June Bowhunting magazine (formerly known as The Eastern Bowhunter) for June 1961.  43 pages. This issue features articles on archery publicity, bowhunting preparation, an interview with NAA champion Ann Clark, an interview with NFAA champion Dr. Fred Simmons, Jr., crossbow corner, a lot of classified ads for archery accessories, and a variety of display ads featuring various bows of the day, including bow display ads for Ben Pearson Golden Sovereign, Damon Howatt, the Sanders Swift, Howard Hill, the Hoyt Xpert, the Amarco Special, and the Bear Polar.

1961 October Bowhunting magazine (formerly known as The Eastern Bowhunter).  47 pages. This issue includes a pull-out section on Micro-Flite fiber glass arrows. Featured articles on official views of bowhunting and game management, building a simple tree blind, bowhunting with sights, an interview with world champion Nancy Vonderheide, an interview with NAA champion Gene Ellis, a lot of classified ads for archery accessories, and a variety of display ads featuring various bows of the day, including bow display ads for the Ben Pearson Golden Sovereign, Damon Howatt, Shakespeare Parabow, Hoyt Pro Hunter, Wing Red Wing Hunter, Amarco Special, Ben Pearson Mustang and Bushmaster, Whiffen Meteor and Comet, and the Bear Kodiak.

1962 March Bowhunting magazine.  43 pages. This issue features articles on the drop-off in bowhunting, conversation and bowhunting, the first ever Vegas shoot (at that time sponsored by NFAA, the Sahara hotel and Colt Firearms which had just launched an archery division), an interview with NFAA champion Theressa Carter, a lot of classified ads for archery accessories, and a variety of display ads featuring various bows of the day, including bow display ads for Ben Pearson Golden Sovereign Lord Sovereign, the Colt National Match, the Hoyt Pro Medalist, the Wing bow lineup, and the American archery custom bow handle options. 

1962 June - The Archers Magazine (NAA). 57 pages. This issue features articles on crowwbows, varmit calls, bowhunting, association and tournament news,  and a variety of display ads featuring various bows and archery products of the day, including nice ad photos of the new Pearson Lord Sovereign, Howatt Diablo, Shakespeare Parabows, Starfire, Herters, Hoyt, and American bows.

1962 July Bowhunting magazine.  43 pages. This issue features articles on building a homemade target stand, bowhunting clothing, the dream archery clubhouse/indoor range (included a swimming pool!),  an interview with NFAA champion Lon Stanton, arrowhead contest results, a lot of classified ads for archery accessories, and a variety of display ads featuring various bows of the day, including bow display ads for Ben Pearson Golden Sovereign Lord Sovereign, the Root Pendulus Supreme, Shakespeare Parabow (fiberglass), the Starfire Vega, Pocahontas bows, the Hoyt Pro Medalist, American archery custom bow handle options, and the his and hers Bear Polar.

1962 November Archery World (NAA) magazine. This issue features association and tournament news, articles on deer hunting, freezing (causes and cures), the bow arm, a feature on NAA Champ and bowhunter Charlie Sandlin, a lot of classified ads for archery accessories, and a variety of display ads featuring various bows of the day, including bow display ads for Ben Pearson Sovereign series, the Root series, the Wing Presentation and White Wing, the Hoyt Pro Medalist, and a 2 page full color ad introducing the new Bear Tamerlane.

1962 December Archery World (NAA) magazine. This issue features association and tournament news, archery in postage stamps, proper anchor, George’s Leavitt’s 3# draw weight novelty bow, conservation and bowhunting, In Pursuit of Archery book review (the role of archery in the history of man), a lot of classified ads for archery accessories, and a variety of display ads featuring various bows of the day, including bow display ads for Ben Pearson Sovereign series, a real nice full page ad featuring the Wing line-up, the Hoyt Pro Medalist, and the Starfire.

1963 March The Archers Magazine(TAM). 47 pages. This issue features articles on association and tournament news, archery on ice, archery publicity, bow grip, various bowhunting related articles (lost hunters, varmit calling, deer) and display ads featuring various bows and archery products of the day – nice bow display ads for Ben Pearson bow fishing, Howatt Del Rey, Hoyt Pro Medalist, Tri-State Jaguar, United States Archery Company (USAC), Sanders Classic, Smithwick Citation, Herter’s Turkish, American Cheetah Supreme, and the Colt Woodsman.


1963 August Archery (NFAA).  70 pages. This issue features display ads for Ben Pearson bows, the Hoyt bow lineup, Browning Nomad and Safari, Wing Red Wing Hunter, Herter’s Premier target bow, and Tri-State (U.S.A.C.) Jaguar, and the rare Harris & Lightcap Phoenix model bow.  Feature articles on field archery, follow-through (shot execution), A Scientific Study of Archery featuring one of the first “shooting machines”, hard luck buck hunting story; the history of field archery, an article addressing the conflicts between bowhunters and target archers (To Your Tents o Israel), and a variety of tournament and regional archery news.

1963 Sept-Oct Bow & Arrow magazine. 67 pages. This issue features several bowhunting articles (carp bow fishing, barebow hunting, Antelope, Africa, Fred Bear’s Tiger Hunt in India), tackle tips, build your own hunting knife, the long bow versus the recurve, basic shooting form, spine and accuracy, silent bow quivers, bow history (Turkish bows), build a homemade backstop, and display ads featuring various bows and archery products of the day – nice bow display ads for the Browning Target Champion, Howatt Diablo, Herters Perfection, Tri-State Jaguar, and the Ben Pearson Cougar.

1963 November The Archers’ Magazine (TAM) and National Bowhunter.  57 pages. This issue features articles on association and tournament news, awards in archery, various bowhunting related articles (California bear hunt, field and stream, Pin Cushion Deer, Alaskan sheep, deer hunting Nevada, reading deer signs, and display ads featuring various bows and archery products of the day – nice bow display ads for the Ben Pearson GS Golden Conqueror, Sanders Classic, Browning Safari and Nomad, Herter’s Perfection, and the USAC Hawaiian.

1963 November-December Bow & Arrow. 67 pages. This issue features bow hunting articles on Texas fox hunting, boar hunting, and hunting tips. Articles on problems faced by beginning archers, arrow speed versus bow weight, fletching, profile of champion Louis Rangel, the future of indoor archery, and the role of archery in the Japanese cavalry.  Variety of display ads featuring various bows and archery products of the day - nice display ads for the Bear Tamerlane, the rare Damon Howatt “Century 21”, Herter’s Perfection Premier, USAC Kentuckian, Tri-State Jaguar, Hoyt Pro Medalist, and Ben Pearson’s Golden Sovereign Lord Sovereign.

1964 May-June Bow & Arrow Magazine. 67 pages.  This issue featured tech talk, tackle tips, profiles of archery champs Vicki Cook and Anyta Davies, ballista (ancient archery artillery), bow energy, bow test of the Bear Kodiak, various bowhunting articles: bowfishing, Hawaii Boar, Alaska bear, African crossbow hunting, predator calling, deer hunting. Variety of display ads featuring various bows and archery products of the day - nice display ads for the Pearson Palomino, Hess Serval, USAC Kentuckian- Californian-New Yorker, Darton Imperial, Howatt Catalina, Hoyt Pro Medalist, and Herters Perfection.

1964 July-Aug Bow & Arrow Magazine. 67 pages. This issue features tech talk, tackle tips, profiles of archery champ Bill Bednar, vanes, Kyudo Japanese archery, shooting secrets, bowhunting articles, archery oddities, bow tests of the Howatt Monterey and Diablo; tournament news; and display ads featuring various bows and archery products of the day - nice bow display ads for the Pearson Golden Sovereign Golden Conqueror and Crusader, Browning Safari and Nomad, Howatt Del Rey, Wing Red Wing Hunter, Colt Huntsman and Heritage, York Constellation, and Hoyt Pro Medalist.

1964 Aug-Sept The American Bowhunter.  15 pages.  This issue features articles on where to go hunting, bow and arrow hunting, Professional Bowhunters Society news, Nimrod versus the White Tail Deer, and various news and reports from clubs and tournaments around the country.  Features a variety of classified ads featuring various archery products of the day, including bow display ads for the Coe Hitmore and the United States Archery Company line of bows.

1964 Sept. TAM & Archery World. 53 pages.  This issue features articles on NAA association and tournament news, twisted limbs, careers in archery, various bowhunting related articles, and display ads featuring various bows and archery products of the day – nice bow display ads for the Ben Pearson GS Golden Knight, Browning Safari and Nomad, Colt Heritage and Huntsman Hi-Power, Shakespeare Necedah, Fasco Sonic Hunter, USAC Kentuckian, and Hoyt Pro Medalist.

1964 Nov-Dec Bow & Arrow magazine. . 67 pages.  This issue features several bowhunting articles (ringneck pheasants, whitetail deer, ), profile of archery champion Cliff Necessary, turkey calling and how to make a homemade turkey caller, making a homemade bow rack, making fancy fletching, bow test of the Wing Red Wing Hunter, Tech Talk, tips on buying a hunting bow, Amazon style archery, arrow speed, following the leaders at the NFAA championships, and a variety of display ads featuring various bows and archery products of the day - nice display ads for the BP Golden Sovereign Golden Knight, Browning Safari and Nomad, Howatt Monterey and Diablo, the Indian Archery lineup, the Wing Slim Line, Wing Presentation, Colt Huntsman Hi-Power and Heritage, the U.S.A.C Lineup, Hoyt Pro Medalist, Herters Sambar, and the Darton Electra.

1965 Jan-Feb Bow & Arrow. 67 pages. This issue features several bowhunting articles, profile of archery champions Joan Gallie and Dick Tone, Hawaii’s Mr. Archery, arrow sling shot, bow test of the Tom Jennings Smithwick Citation and Hunter (recurves), innovative bow designs, archers of Cathay (archery history), and display ads featuring various bows and archery products of the day – nice bow display ads for the Ben Pearson Golden Sovereign Troy, the Wing lineup, U.S.A.C line, Howatt Del Rey, Darton Classic and Electra, Fasco Futura, and Herters Sambar.

1965 March-Apr Bow & Arrow. 67 pages.  This issue features several bowhunting articles, ancient bows and arrows, profile of archery champion Mildred Zimmerman, profile of the “Clark Gang” archery family, bow tests of the Colt Plainsman and Hi-Power, step-by-step process of how a recurve is made by a bowyer, build a homemade target butt, and display ads featuring various bows and archery products of the day – nice bow display ads for the Browning , Howatt Matador, the Wing line, U.S.A.C line, Darton Classic, Hoyt Pro Medalist, Herters Sambar, HIT Stooting Star and Black Ace, Tri-State Jaguar, and the Ben Pearson lineup. 

1965 May-June Bow & Arrow.  67 pages.  2 pages have small ads that were clipped out.  This issue features bowhunting articles, hypodermic arrow controversy, pygmy crossbow, the Teela Wooket Archery Camp, profile of archery champion Diane Vetrecin, arrow timing (in the days before chronographs), bow test of the United States Archery Company (U.S.A.C.) Kentuckian, and display ads featuring various bows and archery products of the day – nice bow display ads for the Browning Olympian, Shakespeare Necedah, Fasco Futura, U.S.A.C, Hit Shooting Star, Howatt Matador, Wing Presentation II, and the Hoyt Pro Medalist.

1965 July-Aug Bow & Arrow. 67 pages.  This issue features articles on NW carp shooting, bullets versus bows, archery golf in Israel, Pearson open winners, basic archery technique, the bowlock (one of the first release aides), bow test of the Browning Nomad, whitetail hunting, and display ads featuring various bows and archery products of the day - bow display ads for the Shakespeare Nechdah, Howatt Matador, Darton Valiant, Tri-State Jaguar, Wing Presentation II, Hoyt Pro Medalist, USAC Hawaiian, and the Hit Shooting Star.

1965 August Archery World magazine.  49 pages. This issue features various bowhunting articles, detailed article on how to build a recurve bow, instinctive shooting, head angles, concentration, tournament and association news, and a variety of display ads featuring various bows and archery products of the day - nice display ads for the Darton Valiant, Browning Safari and Nomad, Howatt Monterey and Diabla, Shakespeare Necedah, Hoyt Pro Medalist, Herter’s Sambar target bow, and the Staghorn Tempest.

1965 September-October Bow & Arrow.  67 pages.  This issue features bow hunting articles on The bugle and the Roar/Boar, World’s Longest Bowhunt (Part II), Quail Hunting, an article on Tarzan and archery, an extensive article on various broadheads of the day, profile of archery champion Ron Snipes, a bow test of the Saunders Classic, and nice display ads featuring these bows:  Browning Safari and Nomad, Howatt Monterey and Diablo, Shakespeare Necedah, USAC Kentuckian, Californian, and New Yorker; Wing Presentation II, Hoyt Pro Medalist, Hit Huntsman, Staghorn Triumph, Darton Valiant, and Saunders Classic.

1966 February Archery magazine, published by the National Field Archery Association (NFAA)   55 pages. This issue features articles on why we miss, archery advice (what's your problem column), several bowhunting articles, and a variety of display ads featuring various bows and archery products of the day. 

1966 Jan-Feb Bow & Arrow. 67 pages.   This issue features bowhunting articles (world safari, boar hunting, Africa), profile of archery champion Hans Wright, FITA, Las Vegas Open, dipping your own arrows, archers of antiquity, and display ads featuring various bows and archery products of the day - bow display ads for the Howatt Del Rey, Darton Classic and Electra,  U.S.A.C Hawaiian and Jaguar, Wing Presentation II, Hoyt Pro Medalist, USAC Hawaiian, and the Bear Tamerlane HC-30 and Kodiak.

1966 March-April Bow & Arrow magazine.  67 pages, but pp. 59-62 are missing. This issue features various bowhunting articles, plus articles on the bow test of the Ben Pearson Mustang, profile of archery champion Dickie Roberts, flu-flu arrows, crossbow craftsmanship, the Army’s special forces use of archery, association and tournament news, and a variety of display ads featuring various bows and archery products of the day - nice display ads for the Howatt Palomar and Vigilante, Staghorn, US Archery Hawaiian and Jaguar, Southwick Citation, Hoyt Pro Medalist,  Sanders, and Black Ace.

1967 March-April Bow & Arrow magazine.  67 pages. This issue features various bowhunting articles, plus articles on hunting knives, profile of archery champion James Stametz, homemade arrow box, flint arrowhead making, combat crossbows, tackle tips, hunting tips, association and tournament news, and a variety of display ads featuring various bows and archery products of the day - nice display ads for the Wing line, Howatt Matador, and the American Cheetah Supreme. 

1968 May-June Bow & Arrow magazine.  85 pages. This issue features various bowhunting articles (5), plus articles on the use of archery during the Viet Nam war, tackle tips, hunting tips, profile of archery champion Frank Gandy, bow test of the Howatt Del Rey, crossbows, Max Hamilton the inventor of Plastifletch vanes, association and tournament news, and a variety of display ads featuring various bows and archery products of the day - nice display ads for Browning Monarch and Challenge, Indian, Howatt Palomar and Vigilante, Wing Presentation II, Groves Spitfire, and Hoyt Pro Medalist.

1968 May Archery World. 67 pages.   This issue features articles on archery in the school, profile of archery champion Ardelle Mills, bow *& arrow dynamics, klickers, bow fishing, toy chest targets, tackle topics, raccoon hunting, antelope hunting, bowfishing for shark, lynx hunting, the Fred Bear Museum, and display ads featuring various bows and archery products of the day - bow display ads for the Ben Pearson GS Mercury Hunter and Lord Mercury, Indian Archery, Howatt Del Rey, and Hoyt Pro Medalist.

1968 July-August Bow & Arrow magazine. Just as interesting on the inside as the outside. 75 pages. This issue features various bowhunting articles, plus articles on underwater archery (cover story), fletching, profile of youth champion David Wilson and women's champion Connie Hayes, bow test of the Browning Cobra, tackle tips, tech talk, hunting tips, Fred Bear archery museum, association and tournament news, and a variety of display ads featuring various bows and archery products of the day - nice display ads for Browning bows, Howatt Del Rey, and Hoyt Pro Medalist.

1968 September-October Bow & Arrow magazine. . 75 pages. This issue features various bowhunting articles, plus articles on tree stand hunting, fletching, profile of youth champion David Wilson, early split limb bows, bow tests of the Howard Gamemaster, Tarbell's Double Trouble, and Drake's Keyhole (the first commercial shoot through riser), tackle tips, hunting tips, association and tournament news, and a variety of display ads featuring various bows and archery products of the day - nice display ads for Browning Cobra, Black Widow, Howatt Super Diablo, Shakespeare Super Necedah, Herter's Utopian, and Hoyt Pro Medalist.

1968 December Archery World.  67 pages. This issue features articles on NAA association and tournament news, various bowhunting related articles (backpacking, varmits, goats, elk, why I hunt, after the hit), hunting bow quiver vs back quiver, tackle topics, profile of archery champion Vic Leach, PAA national championships, building a homemade hip quiver, and display ads featuring various bows and archery products of the day – nice bow display ad for the Black Widow X350.

1969 April Archery World magazine. 67 pages. This issue features various bowhunting articles, profile of archery legend Vic Berger, clout shooting, tackle topics, bad shooting habits, tournament news, issues surrounding the Professional Archery Association (PAA), and a variety of display ads featuring various bows and archery products of the day - nice display ads for the Indian tournament (Model 279) and hunting (model 270) bows, and the Sanders Classic Special.

1969 July-August Bow & Arrow magazine. 75 pages. This issue features various bowhunting articles, plus articles on hunting in Wyoming (cover story), coyote hunting, 1969 world championships, hunting the south pacific (Part 4 of a series), profile of International Indoor Open champion Rick Gilley, bow test of the Roberts Fireball, tackle tips, tech talk, hunting tips, association and tournament news, and a variety of display ads featuring various bows and archery products of the day - nice display ads for Indian bows, Browning Cobra, Ben Pearson Mercury Hunter, York, Herter’s Perfection Sitka, Sanders Swift and Seneca, Howatt Super Diablo, Hoyt Pro Medalist, and the Groves GS300 II.

1969 August Archery World. 59 pages.   This issue features articles on mental discipline, turning your bow (recurve), several bowhunting articles, arrow flight, scoring trophy bucks, knives, NAA tournament news, profile of archery champ Evelyn Goodrich, and display ads featuring various bows and archery products of the day - bow display ads for the Herter’s Sitka, Ben Pearson Mercury Hunter, Indian Archery, and Hoyt Pro Medalist.





1970 November-December Bow & Arrow magazine.  75 pages. This issue features various bowhunting articles (4), plus articles on tech talk, tackle tips, crossbows, nocking, the plastic release aide (one of the first release aides invented), profile of archery champion Bob Elliott, association and tournament news, tackle tips, and a variety of display ads featuring various bows (mostly recurves) and archery products of the day - nice display ads for Indian Stalker, Browning Cobra, Spartan II, Howatt Diablo, Bushwhacker I. Shipping in the continental U.S. is a flat $2.99 for USPS Media Mail. 

1971 January - Archery magazine, published by the National Field Archery Association (NFAA).  63 pages. This issue features articles on archery advice (what's your problem column), history of the Easton (aluminum arrow) company, tournament news, several bowhunting articles, and a variety of display ads featuring various bows and archery products of the day.
 
1971 February - Archery magazine, published by the National Field Archery Association (NFAA).  47 pages. This issue features articles on Hippies, Actors (picture of Lee Marvin who was a good archery), archery history (looking back column), walkie talkies, tournament news,, several bowhunting articles, and a variety of display ads featuring various bows and archery products of the day.

1971 March - Archery magazine, published by the National Field Archery Association (NFAA).  63 pages. This issue features articles on great moments in archery, Las Vegas Open, archery advice, homemade bale tightener, several bowhunting articles, and a variety of display ads featuring various bows and archery products of the day. 

1971 July Archery World magazine. 59 pages. This issue features articles on bowhunting (moose, whitetail), making practice fun, American Archery Council standard equipment recommendations which focused largely on the early debate regarding a new invention a “release aide” many of which are featured on the cover, NAA and tournament news, tackle topics, strangest state deer laws, and a variety of display ads featuring various bows and archery products of the day - nice display ads for the Indian Archery lineup, Wing Slim Line, Golden Eagle, and the Howatt Super Diablo.

1971 September - Archery World magazine.  59 pages. This issue features various bowhunting articles, plus articles on hunting gear roundup, tackle topics, target panic, association and tournament news, and a variety of display ads featuring various bows (mostly recurves) and archery products of the day - nice display ads for Browning (color), Howatt, Golden Eagle, & Wing Slimline.

1971 September Archery World Magazine. 59 pages.  This issue features various bowhunting articles, tournament and association news, tackle tips, articles on broadheads, and a variety of display ads featuring various bows and archery products of the day - nice display ads for Indian bows, Browning Explorer, Howatt Hunter, Golden Eagle, and the Wing Slim Line.


1971 October Bow & Arrow magazine.  83 pages. This issue features various bowhunting articles (5), plus articles on tackle tips, American-Russian archery competition, broadheads, reader reactions to the banning of compounds and release aids from PAA competition, association and tournament news, tackle tips, and a variety of display ads featuring various bows (mostly recurves) and archery products of the day - nice display ads for Howatt Super Diablo, Browning Cobra and Explorer, Indian, Golden Eagle, Wing Slimline, and Herters.

1971 November Archery World magazine.  55 pages. This issue features various bowhunting articles, plus articles on deer vital shot areas, scents, Bear Magnesium TD and Wing Red Wing Slimline Pro bow reviews, tournament news, 1971 college All-Americans, and a variety of display ads featuring various bows (mostly recurves) and archery products of the day.

1971 December Bow & Arrow Magazine. 67 pages.  This issue features articles on Bob Lee and Wing Archery, Secrets of Sight Shooting, tech talk, tackle tips, profiles of archery champ Vic Leach, Vegas shoot report, bowhunting articles, bow test of the Howatt Bandito; 7 target home-made archery range; target tournament news; and display ads featuring various bows and archery products of the day - nice bow display ads for the Browning Explorer II, and Howatt Hunter and Hi Speed.

1972 February - Archery magazine, published by the National Field Archery Association (NFAA).  47 pages. This issue features articles on the Las Vegas Open, what is archery?, profile of archery coach Al Henderson, various bowhunting articles, NFAA News, and a variety of display ads featuring various bows and archery products of the day. 

1972 July - Archery World magazine,  63 pages. This issue features articles on take down hunting bows, bowhunting, archery legend Myrtle Miller, coaching Olympians, arrow cresting, tournament news, shooting techniques, and a variety of display ads featuring various bows and archery products of the day - nice display ads for the Pearson Mercury Marauder, Howatt Diablo, Indian Stalker, and Wing Competition III.


1973 March - Archery magazine, published by the National Field Archery Association (NFAA).  47 pages. This issue features articles on novelty game, U.S. Open (Vegas Shoot), the mental game, mule deer bowhunting, how to shoot instinctively, NFAA news, bowhunting, and misc., plus a variety of display ads featuring various bows and archery products of the day. 

1973 October Bow & Arrow magazine.  83 pages. This issue features various bowhunting articles, plus articles on tackle tips, Bob Markworth the "Show Biz Sharpshooter",  homemade brush rests and string servers, bowstands, archery motivation, fletching flu-flu arrows, archery in Argentina,  association and tournament news, and a variety of display ads featuring various bows (mostly recurves) and archery products of the day - nice display ads for unique Howatt ElDorado takedown, Ben Pearson Rogue and Spoiler (color), Wing Red Wing Hunter, and Bear (future wood Hunter).

1973 November - Archery magazine, published by the National Field Archery Association (NFAA).  47 pages. This issue features articles on professional instruction, champion Dennis Cline's string-walking technique, bowhunting in British Columbia, finger release and back tension, archery instruction, and a variety of display ads featuring various bows and archery products of the day. 

1974 January Archery World magazine. 55 pages. This issue features articles on the 13 leading compound bows of the day, bowhunting,  plunger button tuning, spotters, crossbows, conservation, tournament news, and a variety of display ads featuring various bows and archery products of the day - nice display ads for the Howatt ElDorado TD, Hoyt Pro Medalist, PSE Compound. 

1975 January Archery World magazine.  55 pages. This issue features articles on elk hunting, duck hunting with a bow, feature on Ed Eliason (36 at the time), building a hip quiver, Eskimo archery history, NAA and tournament news, and a variety of display ads featuring various bows and archery products of the day - nice display ads for the Pearson Mercury Silences, Howatt El Dorado T/D, Wing John Williams T/D, Spartan Hunter,  PSE compound, and Bear metal T/D recurve.

1975 September - Archery World magazine.  83 pages. This issue features various bowhunting articles, plus articles on camo, elk bugling, beating the practice blues, Herters compound review, tournament news, and a variety of display ads featuring various compound and recurve bows and archery products of the day.

1975 November Archery World.  83 pages. This issue features articles on NAA association and tournament news, various bowhunting related articles (After the Hit, NY Deer Hunting), Broadhead sharpening, getting faster arrow flight, bow test of the Hoyt T/D Hunter, tackle topics, bowhunters daypack, and display ads featuring various bows and archery products of the day – nice bow display ad for the PSE compound, Browning Cobra recurve and Bushmaster compound, Astro Stinger compound, Wing Competition II TD, Black Widow 1300 recurve, Stemmler Squire recurve, Allen compound, Jennings compound line, Robin Hood Black Hunter, and Bear Kodiak TD.

1975 November Pro Archer Magazine.  27 pages. Official publication of the Professional Archers Association (PAA).  Articles include an interview with Ann Hoyt, collegiate news, tournament news.  Display ads for Ben Pearson, Berger Buttons, Spectre Archery Lanes, Pro Line Phoenix recurve, and Bear.

1975 November Archery World magazine.  83 pages (missing pp 58-59). This issue features various bowhunting articles, plus articles on broadheads, compound bow tuning for speed, Hoyt Pro Medalist TD Hunter bow review,  tournament news, and a variety of display ads featuring various compound and recurve bows and archery products of the day. Rare display ad for the 1975 Stemmler Squire recurve.

1976 May Archery World magazine.  85 pages. This issue features various bowhunting articles, plus articles on homemade bow scales, carp bowfishing, Vegas recap, tournament news, and a variety of display ads featuring various bows and archery products of the day - nice display ads for various compound bows.  Note: By 1976 compounds ruled the bow market. Even the back cover featured Fred Bear with two of his compounds.

1977 October Bow & Arrow magazine.  83 pages. This issue features various bowhunting articles (4), plus articles on tech talk, tackle tips, bow test of the Indian Archery Golden Comanche compound, broadheads, fletching, basics of barebow archery, homemade bow quiver, how to stop snap shooting, the art of aiming, association and tournament news, and a variety of display ads featuring various bows (mostly recurves) and archery products of the day.

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