Claudia Eisenmann's Bio

 


Growing up in a small town in the Midwest where hunting and
fishing were as much a part of the culture as Friday night High School football games and Sunday church attendance, it was hard for me to imagine that therewas any other lifestyle other than one
that integrated the outdoors. My Father, a man raised in a hard-working, agriculturally-minded Wisconsin family made sure of that. To this day, I remain grateful for his efforts to expose me to fishing and hunting. I would never have guessed that those early experiences would grow to become such a vital part of my life.

I picked up my first compound bow at the age of 22 and after first learning to shoot and then hunt with it, I was off and running on my life’s archery odyssey. Over the years I gained in my proficiency and was
fortunate to be able to take a number of game animals with modern bows. Despite my success, however, for me it was just not quite complete.

My interest in traditional archery began as I learned more about the roots of our hunting heritage and the history of the bows of Native Americans. I was in awe of the skill that these indigenous people developed
with simple wooden bows and arrows and at how they carved a life out of the wilderness with their woodsmanship and their ability to get close killing shots at the game they hunted.

I bought my first “stickbow” in the late 1990’s. It was a
beautiful recurve made with a zebrawood riser and red elm limbs. There was only one problem.
“Could someone please tell me how to shoot this thing”?!

Eventually, I did learn the art, the practice, and the discipline of traditional archery. For many years it has been my preferred way to hunt, and more important, my preferred way to experience the beauty and the challenge of the outdoors life. Like the outdoors itself, traditional bows have become integral to my identity, to my sense of self as a hunter, and my appreciation of the game I take. It has given me both purpose and passion and it is my deepest hope to be able to share the sheer joy of these simple and effective bows with others.

 

 

 

Articles by Claudia Eisenmann

Hunting with Levi

Hunting with Faith, Hope and Charity

Spring in North Dakota

Tuning Arrows to Traditional Bows

Three for Three: A Tale of Bows and Does

Bareshaft Tuning to your Traditional Bow

Transitioning to Traditional Archery: An Introduction

The Hunk

Arrow Weight and Traditional Bows

September in Wyoming

A Room With a View

The Whole Enchilada

Revenge of the Green Thermal

Selecting a Traditional Outfitter

The Video Store

A Step In The Right Direction

Texas Two Step

10 Days on the Muskwa

Badlands, Blessings, and Toms

Coming Home

Joining Pro Staff at WomenHunters

10 Tips for Spring Toms

 

Reviews by Claudia Eisenmann

Grizzlystik Sitka Arrow Shafts

Custom Bracers by Wildfork Archery

WhisperStick Mojo Stik Recurve

Marriah Thermal Take Down Recurve

Super Shrew Scout, Deluxe Gold Recurve Bow

Bow Review: Mathews Ovation