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  1. Watering Hole
    This is a fascinating story of how Al Kooper created the famous organ sound in Bob Dylan's iconic song, "Like a Rolling Stone". It is best to hear the song first (first link) and then listen to the interview. There is a lesson in this story. In fact there are a few including: Life is either a...
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    Been shooting my Samick SLB ll longbow for a few years. While on vacation I had some downtime to do a some thread reading and web surfing in the evenings. Never had a recurve and and accidentally ran across a great deal on a NIB Martin Saber recurve package for $125 (normally around $300) so...
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    In the “Archery is Diverse” thread, one of the posters, WP79Vet encouraged people to write about their experiences. Sounded like a good idear. So here we go. I’ve been competing nearly my entire adult life. I’ve been drag racing for 43 years; did some golfing, and came fairly close to achieving...
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    I posted a few weeks ago about bows breaking on this thread. https://tradtalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=129281 My last three were horse bows. What to do with the broken bows? Well I had an epiphany and realized that most asiatic composite bows were built up from different components. So I...
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    A season ago I guided a few sheep hunts in the yukon. I had never been to the area before and had been asked to come accompany as a second guide on a hunt where two friends wanted to hunt together to achieve a specific goal. A fannin sheep would be hectors 50th sheep species and to achieve it at...
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    Well July 2012 I left calgary for a month of adventure prior to an august mountain caribou hunt in the Yukon. While there a work colleague introduced me to Jerry Wald, who Introduced me to this forum. He had at that time a border black Douglas recurve. I a longbow guy had to try this bow. First...
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    "Scoring"...seems it's often times a hot topic as while some do?...some don't...this is me explaining why I usually don't...and often times it's not by my call as follows.... In the 12 Step rooms of Addiction?...we addicts often times need to take into consideration where each other might be in...
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    It was still dark as night when my mind and then my eyes opened this morning at about 6:00am...as I swung my old legs out of bed Cocoa (our Black Cur) awoke from beside me and stretched out with a high pitched yawn which in turn?...awoke Daisy (our Tan Black Mouth Cur) as I hear her paws hit the...
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    So I raced home from work tonight anxious becaaaaaause?..... This would be the first session where I actually had..."3 Fletched Shafts"...and 2 Bare to conduct my first official... "Bare Shaft Tuning Session Of CX Mayhem Hunters off The Hex7 Covert Hunter" which IMHO?...went very well despite...
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    Recent post re glove use got me thinking about my idea that I did better with a tab - not uncommon for my notions to need to be reviewed - as I work to improve form I come back to ideas that I held to be truths only to find that my certainty is shaken. Easy test this time - comparing glove &...
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    I was down deep in the woods the other day and came across this fella that looked like some kind of woods hermit or something…His clothes were all dirty and smelly and he had a couple days growth of beard. He was scratching around in the leaves like a wild turkey looking bugs and I was worried...
  12. Watering Hole
    Springfield, Massachusetts flies under most people's radar. You may know it as the home of the legendary Springfield Armory, or Smith & Wesson firearms. History enthusiasts might remember it as the home of the Indian Motocycle or the GeeBee airplane. But as a fishing destination? A couple weeks...
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    thought that people that have had no exposure to native american language would enjoy seeing how at least one of them works. this is nez perce, or niimiipuu in the dialect. the double vowels are sounds not used in english. Phrases from the Niimíipuu story: “Skunk Plays Stick Game with...
  14. Hunting Camp
    The following article was published in the August 1936 issue of Ye Slyvan Archer Wild Boars and Bows by Walter Wilhelm, Yermo, California My brother Ken and myself, having killed all kinds of big and small game with a bow, had been waiting for months to try the same weapons on wild hogs. Our...
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    I got this email from a friend I met through the internet and actually met him last summer on my bike trip through Montana and Idaho. He helped me buy a 45-70 too and Matt Potter had a hand in that too...thanks Matt. Anyway here is the story...we should be more like this and I think most of us...
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    I bought a nice TD-3 H20 riser warfed to DAS pockets a couple months back, to gift to a local friend of mine - DOug. We got Axiom+ 38#-longs for it. The limbs got here, my first Axiom + experience. Doug is an old longbow shooter, and Bear recurve shooter. He's been experimenting with arrows...
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    Similar to my knife collection, if the grip doesn't feel right to me (highly subjective!!) then it's usually in line to be sold off. I really wanted to like the Bernardini Mamba - nice mass, ILF, and one sexy looking riser :) But the stock bare metal with wooden side plates didn't work for me...
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    http://biggeekdad.com/2014/09/xena-warrior-puppy/
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    A TRUE STORY ABOUT GEN McChrystal's resignation in Obama's office. Worth reading from Gen McChrystal's book! NEVER STAND IN LINE AGAIN (Gen. Stanley McChrystal) Some men carry and handle their diplomacy better than others........ When former U.S. Military commander in Afghanistan ...
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