The “Forester” is a 3-piece take-down recurve made from baseball-bat-tough White Ash that is sustainably harvested from public lands. The ash is stabilized to add strength and weight, and tinted brown, green, and gray to bring out the wood’s figure, which resembles muscle fibers. The limbs are made of native hardwoods, with green glass on the back and black glass on the belly. The “Forester” is a hunter through and through!
The “Forester” is named for Gifford Pinchot who was the 28th governor of Pennsylvania and the first Chief of the U.S. Forest Service. Pinchot helped to define the developing conservation ethic of the late 19th century and was the first to champion sustainable forestry that considered ecology, as well as economics. Pinchot was an early member of the Boone and Crockett Club and has a National Forest in Washington and a State Park in Pennsylvania named in his honor.