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I was referred over here by the folks at TradBow. A little about myself. I'm retired Air Force and Air Guard, mostly munitions (AMMO). I'm a Disabled Veterans Outreach Specialist for the State of Missouri, mostly I work with vets with chemical dependency problems, many brought on by PTSD, not always though. I'm 60 years old and started making my own bows when I was 8 or 9, very primitive, but I got better. My mom bought me a Ben Pearson longbow when I was in the 6th grade and my game count went way up. I learned to make blunts for my arrows and squirrels and rabbits became common on our table. I got away from traditional for a number of years but about 5 years ago I started again and I remember why I loved it so much.

I currently shoot a Samick Sage and an old Ben Pearson. My "thing" right now is a groundhog that's tearing the Hell out of everything around my outbuildings...so far I've lost two arrows trying to nail him...I'm using some old aluminum arrows knowing that it's going to be difficult to get a good shot at him.

I was a Scoutmaster for 20 years and taught archery and first aid along with rocketry, biology and a host of other things...my goal is to build my own selfbow and get even more traditional. however, I really want a Bear 48 Magnum, such a neat bow.

About a month ago I got to travel to Denver on business and I visited the folks at Rocky Mountain Specialty Gear, bought some real nice wooden arrows and some other clediments. I could spend a fortune in some of those stores.

There's so much about traditional hunting that I never learned or have forgotten, I hope ya'll bear with me....
 

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Welcome to the forum.

Rasyad
 

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Welcome aboard.....good luck with the hog..they have very keen senses...a trophy in any mans book.



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WELCOME to Tradtalk.
groundhog in sheds - been there - I recommend a chair and time and .357.
They are mini-bulldozers.
I replied to your WARFing wall thread...on the Browning....maybe others will chime in there as well. ??
 

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Hi Critch, I think with those credentials we're the ones privileged to have you on TT.... so a big welcome from across the pond.
 

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I had a dual major in Western History and finance in college. The Age of Longbow during the Hundred Years War still keeps me reading.
 
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