Do you want to learn to hunt with a bow? We can help. Join us for our inaugural EatWild Bow hunting workshop. We're teaming up with Adam Foss, an accomplished and passionate bow hunter, and the Feathered Fletch Archery School to bring you a comprehensive bowhunting workshop.
We are hosting the event at the Arosa Ranch where we will spend three days with you breaking down the fundamentals of archery, the principle of hunting with abow, and planning and implementing a successfulbowhunt. We are stoked to support you on your journey to becoming a successful bowhunter.
We will host you at the Arosa Ranch in the heart of BC's best deer country. Participants are encouraged to arrive on the evening of May 11th. There will be a campfire and snacks around the fire.
The workshop starts at 1 pm on Friday, May 3rd, and wraps up on Sunday the 5th at 3 pm. Workshop participants are invited to camp on the ranch. There will be a Zoom Pre-workshop call on Tuesday April 16 at 8 pm.
The cost of camping is included in the price. Cabins and suites are available as an upgrade.
Dinners will be provided on Friday and Saturday night, and lunches on Saturday and Sunday.
Workshop participants will need to bring their breakfast program.
What do you need:
Bows will be provided for the archery clinic portion of the workshop. Participants can bring their own bows.
Our partners at Hardcore Archery & Hunting are offering an archery starter package for the workshop ($930 or $1300). Participants can order the package and it will be delivered to the workshop location. Contact Ken at the shop and ask for the EatWild starter package.
You will need to bring warm clothes, hiking boots, and camping gear. We will provide a comprehensive list of stuff to bring prior to the workshop.
The curriculum includes the following learning modules:
What does it take to be a bow hunter
Why do we bow hunt
What does it take to be a bowhunter?
Investments - Time, gear, and passion
The mindset of the bowhunter
Benefits of bow hunting - season and species that are advantageous to the bow hunter.
Bow hunter graduation scale - What species should I start on and where should I be headed?
Tree stand options
Morning Archery Clinic
3 hour archery clinic led by the feathered fletch coaching team – learning the fundamentals of shooting a bow
Still hunting techniques
Managing your smell, silhouette, and sound as you hunt
Where should I set up to hunt?
Assessing deer habitat
Assessing sign density
Favourable terrain features
Huntabilty of the area
Shooting at range
Shooting windows in the forest
Stand hunting practices
Where, when, and how to set up a stand?
Treestands vs ground blinds vs natural cover.
Tree stand and climbing safety.
When to stalk and when to not?
What can you get away with and what will blow a stalk?
What happens after you blow it?
Taking the shot
Decision making process before committing to the shot
After the shot
Reading the reaction of the animal after the shot.
What to expect after a shot?
The EatWild after the shot tracking process breakdown.
“What if” scenarios.
3D bow hunting
Workshop participants will complete a 3d course to wrap up the workshop. participants will be scored on their ability to stalk through the 3d course, find game, make an ethical shot, track a blood trail and recover the animal.
Off-season maintenance and training module (wrap up).