Thread: Starting 56 years of Bowhunting
06-05-2012, 06:37 PM #1
Starting 56 years of Bowhunting
I'm NEW to this board & just made a photo album of just a few of my many & fortunate Bowhunts. 99% of my Bowhunts have been Do it yourself & I have been blessed with many in my journy through life. 13 states (maybe a couple more) & 2 Canadian provinces (so far).
I started in organized Archery/Bowhunting in 1956 & have never stopped. I've been in about every phase of archery you can imagine from Pro Shop/Lanes owner to Archery Column writer & stories for magazines to local club offices as well as a few state positions back in my younger days.
I've seen Bowhunting go from recurves/longbows to compounds & wood Arrows with feathers to the Aluminum & Carbon of today & Unbeleivable changes in Broadheads. Todays Bowhunter has so much better Biggame hunting BUT it comes with unfoortunatly, a high price for a tag. My 1st NR Elk tag was $25 & included a Mule deer & I could hunt anyplace in the state (Colorado). A Non Res. Deer tag in Ws. was $10 & INCLUDED a BEAR & ALL smallgame if taken with a bow. Imagine that.
Today I enjoy Bowhunting with my Grown Daughter, Son, Son-in-law & one G-son now old enough to Bowhunt. I am truly blessed.
06-08-2012, 01:28 PM #2
- Join Date
- Jan 2007
- South East Massachusetts
Welcome to the site ahunter55. I've been meaning to dig out some "old time" pics to be scanned.....
Pretty good bunch of guys here, if you don't a little heckling now and then. All in good spirit.FBSA Member
06-08-2012, 09:09 PM #3
Thanks-I've been kicking around so long I'm pretty well versed on comebacks when heckled... heading out in AM for 1st leg of 3-D triple crown in Iowa.
06-09-2012, 02:43 AM #4
06-10-2012, 02:41 PM #5
For all you-it has to be "this brand to win"..
It's the NUT behind the bow that makes it happen.
Cost of a day of Archery fun. Get up @ 5:30am to pick G-son up 3 hours away, drive another hour to the 3-D shoot at South Central Bowhunters.
Gas $50+ Registratiion for 2 $15 Food $18 Lost/damaged arrows $20
3 1/2 hours of shooting in 90+ degree weather---several gallons of sweat
Look on 13 year old G-sons face when scores were tallied & he beat G-Pa by 35 points PRICELESS. Home at 9pm We had tons of laughs.
06-10-2012, 05:47 PM #6
06-10-2012, 07:32 PM #7
Here's what I think !
to this site , as we have crossed paths on the internet before !
Good to have another Iowan here !
What color of pickup do you drive ?
06-11-2012, 12:46 AM #8
NO Truck, I Gave my JEEP to my middle Daughter (she Bowhunts too) BUT I can use it anytime I want if needed to get into a hunting spot.
Other wise a Black Nissan Seneca or Silver Grey Pontiac Grand Prix GT.
I check in at AT & Bowsite & HuntingNet also...
06-11-2012, 07:37 AM #9
Oh nooooo, Two Iowians on the same board.........there goes the neighbor hood.
06-11-2012, 11:05 AM #10
Yea, complaining about not getting a big buck-I've not killed a Buck in 6 years.
Haven't been able to get that "personal" goal one..
06-11-2012, 12:42 PM #11
looks like you need to take up bird watching this fall.
06-12-2012, 08:43 PM #12
My yard is LEGAL to Bowhunt & this guy was 12 feet from my Deck. He was out about 25 yds. (during season) & I told my wife-he's a 12, I'm gonna kill him. She said awe, you've killed a ton of deer, let him have 1 more year of chasing those MaMa deer so he got a pass. I saw him after gun season so he's still around..We will see what 2012 is like...
Good luck to all this summer if your a tourny shooter & this fall when season gets going..
06-12-2012, 08:51 PM #13
gatereye-All kidding aside, I don't know why these baiters don't use bird seed-the DEER love this stuff.
You can see the tree is the same in all pics to give you an idea..
I have 5 bird feeders & 1 squirrell corn holder (year round) & when they come up, if the birds haven't gotten it all, they take the rest...
06-13-2012, 07:17 AM #14
I can't keep the dang chicken's out of my bird feeders.
I would have a had time not hunting my porch. Nice buck!
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