We are the traditional bowhunting organization set in the beautiful state of Georgia. We are a group of folks that believe the simple arc of a drawn bow is a beautiful thing. That to go to the woods with simple bows and arrows is one of life’s great pleasures. We tend to rate a hunt’s success by the experience far more than the antler score. We believe skill comes from learning, and animals taken with simple equipment and woodsmanship simply mean more.
Vance Henry // President
My name is Vance Henry and I reside in Thomson, GA, a small town located just west of Augusta, GA. I’m married to my beautiful wife Khrista. Between the two of us we have four teenage children, of which two are attending college. We are an outdoor family. In my professional life, I’m the General Manager of an Industrial and Commercial HVAC company, responsible for one of five locations.
I’ve been Bowhunting since I was fifteen years old. Although I was unsuccessful in those early years, I never gave up. Ultimately, I found success. Somewhere around the mid 90’s I made the decision to quit carrying a firearm and start carrying a compound bow exclusively for big game. And that’s the way it continued up until a few years ago. Although I dabbled with traditional gear off and on for several years, I finally pulled the trigger and sold everything with a pulley and haven’t looked back since. Today, my preferred weapon is a longbow but I’ll shoot anything made of wood. I’m a huge advocate of understanding the game being pursued. I take pride in constantly practicing the art of becoming a better woodsman. And lastly, I’m a firm believer in close range Bowhunting. The closer the better.
In addition to being a proud member of TBG, I have been a member of the Pope and Young club since 2008, an official measurer for Pope and Young since 2010 and a current member of Professional Bowhunters Society.
David Grogan // Vice President
Hi, my name is David Grogan. I am a 56-year-old native of Forsyth County. I have been married 26 years to my wife Julie. We have two daughters, Abby and Anna, both of whom are out of college with teaching degrees. My Dad, my sister, and myself own a waste hauling business called Grogan Disposal Company. My Dad is 82 years old and he amazes me that he can still work
60 hours a week. I have been hunting since I was a kid and started bow hunting at the age of 14. Compound bows were my weapon of choice until I bought a recurve bow back in 2013. I started hunting with traditional bows only back in 2016 and will never look back.
I am a member of the Coal Mountain Baptist Church. I am a regular member of the TBG and a member of the North Georgia Traditional Archery Club and Compton Traditional Archery. I have made many lifelong friends because of traditional archery and I think it’s making me a better hunter on top of that. The future looks very bright for the TBG and the direction that our club is heading in. I will do what I can to promote Traditional Archery and Bowhunting and to preserve what was stated by a few good men back in 1991.
Dendy Cromer // Southern Zone Rep.
Hello All!! My name is Dendy Cromer, Southern Zone Representative for the TBG. I’ve been the Southern Zone Rep for several years now and I am very thankful for the opportunity to serve our membership in that capacity. I’ve been a bowhunter most all my life, and I made the switch to traditional gear right around the year 1999. I’ve never looked back. For me, It IS what bowhunting is all about. I’m thankful for the people who took the time to teach me and show me what it’s all about- and now I’d like to pass on what knowledge I have to anybody who is interested. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you may have. Stay safe, God Bless, and Happy Hunting!!!
Seth Holland // Central Zone Rep.
I'm Seth Holland, your TBG Central Zone Rep. I began my time as Central Zone Rep in 2023. I work fullt-time as a fireman and make custom arrows with my side gig Broken Shaft Archery. I enjoy hunting with a traditional bow and look forward to seeing you at our group hunts. If you have any questions about traditional archery, specifically help with arrow tuning, please don't hesitate to reach out to me.
Tony Smith // Youth Program Coordinator
Hello guys and gals. I've been the TBG youth program coordinator for the last several years and I've been abundantly blessed by the many young kids (and adults) we've had the opportunity to introduce to the joys of traditional archery. I feel it is our responsibility to make sure folks these days don't lose touch with their basic traditional skills and values. Life is all about endeavors that bring us joy and allow us to serve our fellow brothers and sisters. That is our hope and the mission of the TBG youth program.
P.S. We've been blessed in the last couple years to add a second equipment trailer to compliment our program in the southern part of the state. It is manned by Ed Sandefur.
Drew Hall// Editor
My trad journey began almost 10 years ago when I met Tony Smith at the Rock Ranch and he was running the TBG booth. I shot a few times and really enjoyed it and kept thinking about it every year when I was hunting with my compound bow. Then, in 2020 someone gave a 1969 Ben Pearson Cougar Recurve to my brother, and he knew I wanted to try it out, so he gave it to me. Three years later, I’ve killed 1 deer with traditional equipment and had countless more encounters with misses and disappointments, and a fever to keep getting better.
I say that so everyone knows up front I’m no traditional bowhunting expert. I am a south Georgia transplant to Walton County with a journalism degree from UGA and a passion to
grow this organization. I appreciate everything this organization has done for me and I want others to experience the same thing. I began my tenure as editor in November 2023.
As the TBG editor, I compile the quarterly newsletter and maintain the TBG social media accounts. I enjoy seeing all of your Trad Bow success and look forward to meeting you in the future.
Will Cochran // Secretary-Treasurer
Hello my name is Will Cochran I am currently serving as Treasure/Secretary for the TBG . I have been hunting with Traditional equipment for ten years . I am a Life Member of TBG . I believe the hunting with a Trad bow is the purest form of hunting that one can do . I am also a member of the Professional bowhunters Society ,Compton traditional Bowhunters And the North Georgia Traditional Archery Club. When not shooting I work for Georgia metals. I attend and serve at Trinity baptist church. My wife (Elizabeth) and I along with my three kids also run a small cattle operation. I strive to serve thus organization to the best if my abilities.