For over 14,000 years humans have utilized the stick bow for gathering food and protecting their people. Create a hunting bow (legal draw weight) from a seasoned wooden stave, fabricate and attach a bow string, and begin a lifetime of playful focus and instinctive shooting. Principles of bow building: tree selection, harvest, drying, and the reductive process of shaping a wooden stick into a well tillered, self-made bow will be presented.