Embark on a transformative journey into our hunter-gatherer past with our Primal Hunter: Bison Bow Hunt. You'll handcraft your own osage bow and stone-tipped river-cane arrows, hone your archery skills, and join your new tribe in a communal bison hunt, just like our ancestors did before us.
This grand adventure not only reconnects you to your hunter-gatherer roots and awakens your instincts as a primal hunter but also forges friendships around the campfire. These bonds are further tempered as you unite to form a tribal hunting party and take down a bison. Delve into an adventure you won't forget, and emerge with a deep bond with your tribe and a profound connection to the people who were here before us.
In order to accommodate both in and out-of state students, or those with more or less flexible schedules, we'll be offering two versions of this class: The first is a five month, one weekend per month program, and the second is a nine-day intensive!
You can select which version you want on the registration page!
Learn how to build a bow using the resources from nature that surround you.
Practice until you are confident you can hit your target from 20 yards away.
Learn to think like a Bison thinks.
Set up camp with your tribe. Modern gear optional.
Share a campfire for cooking with your new tribe!
Finally, join together on an epic tribal bison hunt! You'll process, we'll feast, and split the rest between us! The best shot gets to keep the skull!
The 9-day intensive version of this class is rearranged and condensed to cover all of the same skills! Not a class for the lazy!
March 2-10, 2024
For one weekend per month, for five months, we will meet and cover skills needed for the hunt!
2023 - Oct 21-22 / Nov 18-19 / Dec 16-17
2024 - Jan 13-14 / Feb 3-4
Meet Phillip Liebel, the primitive skills expert who will guide your transformation to hunter-gatherer. As the founder of Primitive Wilderness Survival, Phillip brings a wealth of survival knowledge and a deep spiritual connection to nature to every course he teaches. His philosophy reflects a humble respect for the land and its teachings, rooted in his own transformative experiences on History Channel's Alone: The Beast and his mentorship under the renowned survivalist David Holladay.
Phillip is more than an instructor; he is your guide to rediscovering the raw, primal essence of who we are as humans. His approach resonates with the whisperings of our hunter-gatherer ancestors, illuminating the path that they once walked. He seamlessly blends survival skills with spiritual teachings, urging you to listen to the land, trust your instincts, and embrace the sacred bond between hunter and prey.
With Phillip, you're not just learning tactics; you're delving into a deep ancestral connection, embracing your role in the ecosystem, and rising to the challenges that our hunter-gatherer ancestors once faced. Expect to leave his course with a new-found confidence in your abilities and a profound understanding of what it means to be a primal hunter. His teaching style is as raw and real as the wilderness itself, preparing you for the unforgettable journey ahead. Experience it for yourself in Primal Hunter: Bison Bow Hunt.
From the novice outdoor enthusiast to the hardened survivalist, Primal Hunter: Bison Bow Hunt is a pilgrimage back to our primal roots. Through crafting, training, hunting, and listening to the timeless whispers of the wild, we remember who we once were, embracing the gifts of wisdom, strength, and connection that remain our heritage. This is your invitation to a dance with the ancients, an opportunity to rekindle the embers of our shared human story.
From around the campfire...
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