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Making Hunting and Roving Arrows

These are made the same as any self arrow, but long triangular feathers are used. Roving arrows have blunted heads. The long, tapered steel head is a good field arrowhead. Hunting heads are of various shapes and size. The small broadheads,the small lancet shaped heads, etc., are usually affixed to 5/16" and 11/32" shafts. The big broadheads are for 3/8" shafts, and imported Norway Pine in this size is best, as it is straight and tough enough when inlaid at the nock for real u e with heavy bows. The hunting heads go on the shaft with the blades in line with the nock so you do not see the wide flat side. See Plate 8.