Harvesting Wood

I am fortunate to live in the Northwest where some of the finest woods for core materials are found. Cascade Archery harvests and seasons the majority of our core wood.

Billets of Black Locust, Yew or Osage are cut into four to seven foot lengths and are seasoned (air dried) for two years before they can be used. The finest Black Locust I have found, grows near a good water source, the highest quality Yew, grows between elevations of five and eight thousand feet, and the best Osage, comes from Kansas or the Midwest.

The most important factor that determines any bows performance is the lay up of the bows design. Te second factor in determining the smoothness of draw and efficiency of your bow is the limb core material. All custom bow manufacturers will give you a choice of core materials.