Saxton Pope Books

The Writing of Saxton Pope

Hunting with the Bow & Arrow

This classic original printed in 1923, tells the tale of the author and his friends who took up hunting deer with the bow and arrow in the late teen’s and went on to harvest Cougar, Black Bear, Dall Sheep, Moose, Grizzly Bear, and Kodiak Bear with their basic handmade wooden bows and arrows. Dr. Pope informs you how to make your own tackle too.

A Study of Bows & Arrows

This is Pope’s classic study of the actual casting quality and strength of the best specimens of bows of different aboriginal tribes and nations of the world. Pope undertook a detailed test of shooting quality of a series of bows as well as a correlated study concerning the penetration of arrows. 

The Medical History of Ishi

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process.

Yahi Archery

Archery is nearly a lost art. Among civilized peoples it survives only as a game. It is well known, however, that even as late as two centuries ago the bow was a vigorous competitor with the flintlock in welfare.