Welcome to my Blog “Traditional Archery the W.A.C. Way”! The W.A.C. Way is the way we do things here at W.A.C. Outdoors. I always tell people; the way I do things is not the only way, might not be the best way, but it is the way of doing things that I have developed over the years that produce proven results for me.
I was given my first bow at age nine and cut my teeth as a bow hunter pursuing small game in the hedges and corn rows of central Ohio. Harvesting my first whitetail deer in 1975 with a 45# Bear Grizzly recurve bow, I now draw from an experience base of 40 successful hunting seasons and a lot of lessons learned the hard way.
So many people approached us at sports shows and prepping expos expressing a desire to learn how to use archery equipment that several years ago we started running an “Archery Boot Camp for hunting, survival, and preparedness”. The boot camp is held on the grounds of W.A.C. Outdoors located in Iva, SC. I thought I would use this first Blog post to describe what we cover at our archery boot camps and just what kind of experience you should expect if you attend.
Our archery boot camps are primarily an outdoor experience held at the headquarters of W.A.C. Outdoors. The field exercises are held in the surrounding woodlands, we have the capacity to bring you indoors in the event of inclement weather. Breakfast bars and coffee are provided in the morning, we serve a hot lunch at mid day, and all necessary equipment will be provided.
ARCHERY BOOT CAMP AGENDA
8:00 am Meet & Greet…..Coffee & Breakfast Bars
8:20 TOPIC #1 Equipment Selection
9:00 TOPIC #2 Equipment Setup
10:00 TOPIC #3 Shooting Form
10:20 The moment we have all been waiting for: We’er going to shoot the bows!
11:30 TOPIC #4 We will discuss Proper Shot Sequence & Practice Drills
12:30 Topic # 5 Bow Hunting Strategies : A discussion of successful hunting techniques
1:15 A Team: Shoots Bows B Team: Field Exercise
1:40 A Team: Field Exercise B Team: Shoots Bows
2:45 Topic #6 Essential Gear for a successful Bow hunt
3:10 Topic #7 A discussion on Arrow Components
3:30 A unique Demonstration of Broad Head Performance
4:00 Question & Answers Session
As you can see; this is a full day, and a total immersion experience into the world of traditional archery for hunting, survival, and preparedness. This is an adult class for students 12 years of age and up. The cost is $85.00, signup and registration is on the events page. We generally hold these classes on Saturday with an option of attending an advanced class the following day. The advanced class is reserved for those who have already attended a Boot Camp as it builds on the information and skills acquired on the first day. We started running these classes back to back so that people traveling from a distance could get both classes in on one trip. The advanced class is also $85.00 but if both classes are taken on the same weekend we offer a reduced rate of $150.00 for both. To keep the cost in perspective; the average person buys 3 sets of arrows to the tune of $120.00 a dozen before they get a set that flies properly at of their bow. Same goes for bows, I cant tell you how many people we have helped that started out with a bow that wasn’t really suited for them, and then bought the right bow after attending the class. The materiel we cover will allow you to be an informed consumer and make wise purchase decisions the first time, thereby saving more money than the cost of attending. We offer primitive camping on the grounds at no charge for anyone interested in staying and challenging themselves further by trying out their bushcraft/survival skills. We can insure that you have a source of potable water, a portapoty, and the comaraderie of a shared campfire. We always provide a seminar or workshop Saturday evening on how to prepare for an unexpected night in the woods so those who stay will get a lot of bang for the buck! W.A.C. Outdoors is a Christian based organization and there will be a short service provided Sunday morning for anyone that would like to attend. There is lodging nearby in Anderson SC or Hartwell GA. (nearby is a relative term as we live in the boonies, motels are a 30-45 minute drive from the site). Feel free to contact me at any time with questions or requests for further information. Best regards, Scott Moore. email email@example.com cell# 1-864-940-9620
My wife, Pat, and I met you at the prepper conference held in Saluda, NC a couple of weekends ago.
You provided an opportunity for Pat to use a bow and shoot a few arrows. At that time we indicated a desire to attend your Archery Boot Camp and purchase archery equipment for both of us.
Is the Saturday session adequate for us to become familiar with the equipment and ultimately purchase and use the equipment with confidence?
Are there still openings for the camp on Saturday, Oct. 17?
You may contact me via email or phone: 828-216-0761
I wanted to take a minute to thank you and your family for a fantastic Archery Boot Camp experience. You and your boys are not only extremely knowledgeable on the subject, but make it so even the novice can feel comfortable learning the nuances of Long and Recurve bow's and hunting applications.
Not only was the weather great, the food was excellent. Please share this sentiment with your wife. I learned more than you can imagine and left with enough quality training to enable me to have confidence when making my bow and arrow purchases. The hunting/tracking skill exercise in the woods was not only fun, but opened my eyes to the skills that I never would have known had I not attended the boot camp.
Please share my deepest gratitude toward you and your family. I highly recommend the Boot Camp to anyone interested in learning from individuals who embody the sport of traditional bow hunting and believe in the spiritual aspects of how it should be observed.