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Old 09-30-2017, 07:18 AM
fatboyz fatboyz is offline
 
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Default Who's hunting traditional this year?

My season has been slow. I haven't gotten out as much as I'd like. Working the forest fires early sept. killed my time off for a moose hunt. I'm using my bamboo backed Osage rudder bows longbow that I got from Pete W. I haven't been fortunate enough for success with it yet. We'll see how this weekend pans out.

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Old 09-30-2017, 08:55 AM
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I used to do it a lot in the past , until they closed our Calgary archery club.
But , without enough practice , use it only for grouse not a big game.
When I need meat my Bowtech Destroyer 340 comes with me in a bushes .
If freezer is full its time for 55 lb Savana to go there.
Now , my freezer is almost full!
So , its time for long bow.
Like them both !

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Old 10-02-2017, 07:04 PM
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First year hunting with the recurve. So far shot a mule doe at 18 yard spot and stock but really want an elk. Still have time, archery season is not over yet. I totally commit myself to the trad bow this year so my compound have spent most of the year in the closet. Good luck to all.
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Old 10-05-2017, 06:58 AM
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Wow, only three of us! I guess everyone else is hunting the "easy" way for archery/ LOL good luck everyone.
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Old 10-05-2017, 11:46 AM
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This is my first year hunting Trad as well. I've been out twice and had deer within 10 yards but no shot. Played "freeze tag" with a mule doe one weekend on three different occasions.

Only thing I've shot so far is a coyote. It was one in a group of three that came up on me as I was hiding out behind a bail. Wrecked the spot for the morning.
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Old 10-05-2017, 09:14 PM
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Default I am hunting and love traditional way

I have been trying many times but nothing yet. Tomorrow I will try again, and will do it solo, again. I will never stop trying doing this way. I think it is the most pure and natural way, brings you back to the basics and gets you closer to the essence of the true hunting spirit. I would love to have someone go hunting with, that will think the same way and enjoy it as much as I do.

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Old 10-05-2017, 09:21 PM
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Old 10-12-2017, 09:45 AM
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Default Me too...

but not always.
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Old 10-16-2017, 02:15 AM
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Old 10-17-2017, 10:34 AM
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Another recurve shooter here.

Haven't had a shot opportunity just yet, but the next couple weeks I believe that will change as I continue to figure out the spot I hunt.

Searching for my first archery kill, and wont be picky thats for sure.

Good luck to all of those who choose the struggle-stick!
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Old 10-19-2017, 11:45 AM
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I am, although haven't got out as much as I would like, work kids ect. I am really liking the Border Griffon Long Bow I got of Pete. Thanks.
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Old 10-19-2017, 12:52 PM
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This is my second year of practice with my Bodnik Phantom longbow. I don't shoot it nearly as much as I would like, but am having fun trying to figure things out. I'm looking forward to the day I can take it out hunting...

Good luck everyone!

Doug
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Old 10-19-2017, 03:38 PM
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This is my first real year of getting out with my Bear SK. Nothing yet, but it's gonna happen soon!
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Old 10-26-2017, 08:33 AM
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Old 10-29-2017, 08:15 PM
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I am, although haven't got out as much as I would like, work kids ect. I am really liking the Border Griffon Long Bow I got of Pete. Thanks.
That is a special bow. Glad you are enjoying it.
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