Custom built in the heart of the Umpqua Valley, Liberty Bows are hand crafted the old-fashioned way: one bow at a time, for the traditional archer who demands the best possible quality and performance in a longbow.

From the time I built my first longbow in 1978 to the present, I have developed and field-tested numerous designs and my bows have evolved over the years, through a labor of love, to offer a selection of traditional longbows that will meet your individual preferences in design, beauty and performance. 

 Reflex/deflex bows come with locator grips and my Hill style bows may be ordered with either a locator or straight grip. From the handle riser to the sculptured tip overlays, my bows are crafted meticulously with the most discriminating archer in mind. 

Customize your bow with myrtle, bamboo or yew in the core and a variety of exotic woods for veneers and handle risers, along with handle and tip overlays to complement the overall look. Each bow is finished with durable satin epoxy finish and comes with a three bundle flemish twist Fast Flight string. Whatever your style preference, Liberty Bows are built to be stable, accurate and enjoyable to shoot.

I am fortunate to have successfully harvested my share of big game animals and also claim a couple of wins in Oregon's coveted Pope and Young Shoot, a competition unique to Oregon, which dates back to 1936 featuring both longbow and recurve shooters in the same competition.

At its inception, the Pope and Young Shoot was established to be both entertaining and a test of archery hunting equipment for hunting season. The competition includes three events, the Clout (180 yards) and Wand (100 yards) 36 arrows each and a fifty round animal shoot with targets set at realistic hunting distances. This is a true test of an archers overall skills. The original Pope and Young trophy, which has all winners inscribed, is now the property of Traditional Archers of Oregon and can be viewed at

So whether you're headed out for that once in a lifetime hunt or for a day at the range, shoot a bow that has proven itself in a multitude of arenas; experience the freedom of traditional archery and shoot a Liberty Bow!

about lIBERTY bOWS

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