Clay Hayes is an outdoors renaissance man of sorts. His skills are honed in the backcountry, allowing him to survive — even thrive — in harsh conditions. Clay partnered with Backcountry Hunters & Anglers to produce an instructional film series called The Backcountry College. In additional to woodsmanship skills, Clay is a very knowledgable resource in the area of traditional archery. Clay builds his own equipment by hand and has the skills to harvest big game with his simple, hand-crafted stick and string. Whether you want to learn some tips and tricks to help you survive in the backcountry or you want to learn a bit more about traditional archery, you’ll enjoy this episode.
To view more of Clay’s work, please visit and follow his website TwistedStave.com. To learn more skills that can help you in your backcountry pursuits, watch the Backcountry College videos by Clay Hayes and the Backcountry Hunters & Anglers. Finally, here is a look at one of Clay’s short films — “Untamed”