Welcome to the MLA!
Thank you for visiting the Michigan Longbow Association website. Together, we are making the world a happier place, one longbow at a time.
In 1983 a group of enthusiasts gathered together to promote the use of the longbow and enjoy the camaraderie of other archers. After only a short time, it was evident they stumbled on to something special — something that could be shared and built upon.
Since then, hundreds of archers have joined us. We have constructed a vibrant community with members hailing from all over Michigan, across the U.S., and beyond. They come to us in celebration of the longbow, but stay for our family-oriented atmosphere and the connections they form at our events. The MLA is a wonderful place to be and the word is getting out.
Please explore our website to learn more about becoming a member. We think you will like what you find! Should you have questions, do not hesitate to ask.
We will see you soon!
What's happening around the MLA!
You don't want to miss these coming events!
Sharpen up your board heads, and come out to this years MBH Fred Bear Memorial Broadhead shoot. It is a great way to transition from summer target shooting into fall hunting. But beware there are a few bionic targets, and one evil squirrel.
If you are AT ALL interested in Traditional Archery, this is a must attend. Archers and bowhunters alike gather from across the nation to attend this event, which is a culmination of vendors, organizations, and celebrity speakers. There is nothing like it.
The Spring Shoot is our "relaxed" event. It is usually at the the Land O' Lakes Bowman's club in Fenton, a wonderfully wooded location with beautiful 3D courses and a club house that is ideal for our Saturday potluck and membership meeting. The Spring Shoot is absolutely free to members, which includes shooting, camping, and dinner on Saturday if you bring a dish to pass. Click for more information.
The Great Lakes Longbow Invitational is the granddaddy of all traditional shoots. It has the distinction of being the first gathering of it’s kind in the modern archery era. It was then and is today a truly wonderful experience and we invite you to come and share it with us.