Tradgang.com is 100% totally devoted to traditional bowhunting. The 3 goals of Tradgang.com are as follows ...
1. To offer a free public access website for those that love the sport of hunting with traditional archery equipment - i.e., selfbows, longbows, and recurves.
2. To create a friendly atmosphere to all. Dedicated to the discussion of all topics that relate to traditional bowhunting.
3. To offer methods of sharing contact information and site links for traditional archery manufacturers, vendors, services and organizations - good folks that have their hearts and souls poured into the sport.
Expect to be respected if you decide to join the gang, because the rule of respect is held highest of the few rules that apply. Tradgang.com has a zero tolerance for disrespect directed to anyone in the gang. If you want to disagree, then please do so in an adult manner. Debate is healthy, as one sword sharpens another, but it must be done in an honorable fashion.
The core of traditional bowhunting is traditional archery. In its basic essence, we consider "traditional archery" to be: A form of stick that is considered the bow, which could range from a one-piece solid wood selfbow to a multi-piece, laminated carbon fiber and metal risered recurve style bow. There can be no added mechanical advantage to the bow's design or draw or release. A single bowstring of natural or man-made materials is attached to the ends of the bow. Arrows and fletching can be of natural or man-made materials. The bow's arrow rest can be as simple as the bow hand's knuckles to some form of elevated rest. Hunting broadheads must be of the cut-on-contact type (single, twin, triple or four blades) - no mechanical heads. When a traditional bow is braced and an arrow is nocked on the string, the act of shooting it requires that the bow is held in one hand, and the fingers of the other hand grip the string for the archer's muscles to draw, anchor, aim and release the arrow. A traditional bow is aimed instinctively, or by some method of gap or point of aim, or with the use of some form of pin sight attached to the bow, or marks on the bow's riser or limbs.
In order to create a forum topic or make a post reply, you must be a registered Trad Gang member. Other than the agreement to the rules of fair play, that's about it. Traditional bowhunting topics will only be allowed. We reserve the right to remove any threads or posts we deem off topic.*** ALL REGISTRATIONS ARE REVIEWED ***
In as much as Tradgang.com is a free public internet forum, its Admin staff and Moderator staff are not to be held liable for the actions, content, advice, suggestions or directions posted in any manner by any of the membership, both publicly and privately. Tradgang.com attempts to review on a daily basis as many member topics and posts as possible, but we cannot guarantee to see or moderate all membership public text and media posts, nor does Tradgang.com and it's staff in any manner endorse any posted dialog or media.
We will not tolerate "negative threads" - if you have a problem with a person or a business or a product or whatever, please do not make a public post about such matters.
NOTE: Trad Gang clearly abides only by fair chase "open country" hunts - "preserve hunts" that employ high fenced in areas are NOT recognized as fair chase and are NOT allowed to be discussed at Trad Gang.
A. Please treat everyone with the same respect and courtesy you expect from others, no matter how difficult that may be. There will be no flaming, hate, politics, religion, sex, sports or drug discussions here. There will be NO discussion or multi-media of non-trad archery hunting weapons such as guns, compound bows, spears, atlatls, throwing knives or hawks, etc.
B. Unless authorized by Trad Gang Admin - no commercial ads or links to commercial sites, no third party selling or trading, no business or marketing unless you are a Trad Gang Sponsor, no offsite listings or links to eBay or other auction sites, no links to other archery forums.
C. Blatant topic thread/post advertising, or any form of "shilling" or "working the board" for business will not be tolerated.
D. Unless approved by admin, there will be no posting of unauthorized raffles, benefits, auctions, contests, etc. Currently, the only events that are officially endorsed by Trad Gang are the St. Judes, PBS and Comptons.
E. No external web links are allowed in Member signatures unless you are a Trad Gang Sponsor.
F. Failure to follow Trad Gang rules may get your topic, or post, OR REGISTRATION, removed or suspended!
G. Failure to enter your Real Full Name (first and last) during registration will lead to your registration suspension!
H. Failure to enter the US state, or country, that you reside in will lead to your registration suspension!
I. Do not create a public name that is longer than 18 characters. Public names (your screen name) can not allude to, infer, or be a business or organization name. Nor can it be a pseudo communications link of any type (web address, email address, phone number, street address, etc.)
J. ALL public posts are the property of THE PUBLIC - whatever you post in the form of text, images, audio and video has public domain ownership, under the guardianship of Trad Gang Administration.
K. Buying, selling or trading is not a prime function of Trad Gang. All classifieds actions are at the discretion and risk of the participants and TradGang.com assumes no responsibility for any and all Trad Gang classifieds transactions. Absolutely no buying, selling or trading anywhere except the classifieds forums. There can be no talk (posts) that either directly or indirectly refer to buying/selling/trading of archery tackle/gear. Only contributing members can access the private members classifieds - ALL the rest of Trad Gang, its heart and core, are still there for you to use and enjoy should you wish to do so, for free, no cost, no strings. It's only the CLASSIFIEDS that requires a membership monetary commitment. Full Sponsors can request classifieds forum access.
L. DO NOT make a topic or post seeking the market value of ANY items!
Cadet Members are not allowed to participate in any classifieds or "give away" transactions.
NOTE: The email address you use to register with will be the email address that the Trad Gang system will send your access password to as soon as your registration has been approved - MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ACCESS TO THE EMAIL ADDRESS YOU USE DURING REGISTRATION, and make sure your system is not blocking email from www.TradGang.com!