Traditional Archery Discussions on the Leatherwall


KTBA's 7th "KyTradFest" April7,8,9,2017

Messages posted to thread:
r.grider 26-Dec-16
KyStickbow 26-Dec-16
Sipsey River 26-Dec-16
Crow 26-Dec-16
Sipsey River 29-Dec-16
Crow 29-Dec-16
Sipsey River 04-Jan-17
r.grider 20-Jan-17
Clydebow 20-Jan-17
BigStriper 21-Jan-17
Sipsey River 21-Jan-17
tradarcherychamp 23-Jan-17
Biathlonman 23-Jan-17
Clydebow 23-Jan-17
Bob@Ace 10-Feb-17
r.grider 10-Feb-17
r.grider 10-Feb-17
r.grider 21-Feb-17
r.grider 23-Feb-17
r.grider 23-Feb-17
r.grider 23-Feb-17
r.grider 23-Feb-17
r.grider 23-Feb-17
r.grider 23-Feb-17
r.grider 23-Feb-17
r.grider 25-Feb-17
r.grider 10-Mar-17
r.grider 15-Mar-17
BJN 20-Mar-17
JustSomeDude 20-Mar-17
BJN 21-Mar-17
andytradbowhunter 21-Mar-17
straight as wood 21-Mar-17
Danel 22-Mar-17
haroldwbabcock 24-Mar-17
Brother Dan 24-Mar-17
David Mitchell 24-Mar-17
BJN 24-Mar-17
David Mitchell 24-Mar-17
r.grider 25-Mar-17
Sipsey River 25-Mar-17
David Mitchell 25-Mar-17
Sipsey River 25-Mar-17
r.grider 26-Mar-17
r.grider 26-Mar-17
Sipsey River 26-Mar-17
David Mitchell 26-Mar-17
BJN 27-Mar-17
r.grider 28-Mar-17
David Mitchell 28-Mar-17
BJN 29-Mar-17
r.grider 29-Mar-17
r.grider 30-Mar-17
David Mitchell 30-Mar-17
HillbillyKing 30-Mar-17
r.grider 30-Mar-17
opr8r 30-Mar-17
Sipsey River 30-Mar-17
Pappy 31-Mar-17
hookman 31-Mar-17
David Mitchell 31-Mar-17
David Mitchell 31-Mar-17
BJN 01-Apr-17
THarris 01-Apr-17
BJN 02-Apr-17
Carpdaddy 02-Apr-17
THarris 03-Apr-17
haroldwbabcock 03-Apr-17
Carpdaddy 03-Apr-17
Carpdaddy 03-Apr-17
Clydebow 03-Apr-17
Clydebow 03-Apr-17
r.grider 03-Apr-17
r.grider 03-Apr-17
straight as wood 04-Apr-17
Carpdaddy 04-Apr-17
Carpdaddy 04-Apr-17
Carpdaddy 04-Apr-17
Carpdaddy 04-Apr-17
Carpdaddy 04-Apr-17
KY..Rob 04-Apr-17
Curtiss Cardinal 05-Apr-17
BJN 05-Apr-17
straight as wood 05-Apr-17
r.grider 05-Apr-17
Sipsey River 05-Apr-17
r.grider 06-Apr-17
THarris 06-Apr-17
eddie c 06-Apr-17
Biathlonman 06-Apr-17
Carpdaddy 06-Apr-17
Curtiss Cardinal 06-Apr-17
stickhunter 07-Apr-17
Carpdaddy 07-Apr-17
KY..Rob 07-Apr-17
Clydebow 07-Apr-17
alphamale 07-Apr-17
stickhunter 07-Apr-17
alphamale 09-Apr-17
HillbillyKing 09-Apr-17
E Alexander 10-Apr-17
kenn1320 10-Apr-17
NewRiver 10-Apr-17
BJN 10-Apr-17
r.grider 10-Apr-17
HillbillyKing 10-Apr-17
NewRiver 10-Apr-17
HillbillyKing 10-Apr-17
alphamale 10-Apr-17
NewRiver 10-Apr-17
bbishop 10-Apr-17
robhunter 11-Apr-17
r.grider 15-Apr-17
From: r.grider
Date: 26-Dec-16




April 7,8,9, Campers and vendors allowed April 6, Free but primitive camping, vendor setup is free, firewood furnished free, 40 target 3-D course mostly Rhineharts unlimited rounds all weekend for one price. (competition shooters must score first round) Novelty shoots include:10 target smoker round, long shot, running boar, aerials. Several vendors on sight. Saturday festivities include: American Round, live bluegrass music, potluck feast, guest speaker Charlie Lamb, and raffle donation drawings for numerous prizes. You don't want to miss this shoot, bring family, reconnect with old friends, and make new friends. Laid back relaxed atmosphere, kid friendly. Unruly, misbehaving pets will be eaten! :deadhorse:

From: KyStickbow
Date: 26-Dec-16




Can't get here fast enough! Tradfest is a great time!

From: Sipsey River
Date: 26-Dec-16




Great event. I plan to be there with a few friends.

From: Crow
Date: 26-Dec-16




Is this the one in Harrodsburg

From: Sipsey River
Date: 29-Dec-16




Yes, Harrodsburg........

From: Crow
Date: 29-Dec-16




Good Im going to try and be there. I usevto ljve about 30 mile v from there. Thanks

From: Sipsey River
Date: 04-Jan-17

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I have been practicing at 60 yds for the American Round.

From: r.grider
Date: 20-Jan-17




John, if that's a 10'x10' bullseye target, that group is not that great, but I have a feeling, it is not ! Maybe 10"x10". John was last years winner of our American Round, and is going to be a contender for sure. Several voiced their intent to compete in this next year. I will be making at least two more target butts just in case we do get a crowd there, they wont be so crowded. Cant wait !

From: Clydebow
Date: 20-Jan-17




Should be there!

From: BigStriper
Date: 21-Jan-17




Randy I hope to make it to the Trad Fest one of these years but it won't be this year,I've been laid off work and just getting back with no vacation time,Hope you and Clydebow have Fun.

Kurt

From: Sipsey River
Date: 21-Jan-17




Ha Ha Randy! The target above is a 40 cm face, about 15.5" diameter. But to be honest, I can't hit this tight every time. I took a picture of my best group.But, I am still practicing. I love shooting these long range shots.

From: tradarcherychamp
Date: 23-Jan-17




Do you have more specific location directions, please

From: Biathlonman
Date: 23-Jan-17




It's at the Mercer county Fish and Game club just outside of Harrodsburg, Ky.

From: Clydebow
Date: 23-Jan-17




Randy, I don't think I'll try to camp by the pistol range this year! LOL!

From: Bob@Ace Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 10-Feb-17
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Randy - Jan & I will be there again this year with our Ace Archery Tackle booth. We are really looking forward to seeing everyone there. Bob Mayo

From: r.grider
Date: 10-Feb-17




LOL, Clyde, good call ! tradarchery champ, google maps "250 Whites Ln, Harrodsburg, KY 40330. Its is half way between Harrodsburg, and Perryville along US# 68. Big 4x8 sign that says "Mercer County Fish and Game Farm". We will also have a banner up. Turn on Whites Ln, its first gravel road on right, drive back lane and you will see campers along the lane and in the field.

From: r.grider
Date: 10-Feb-17




Good to hear you are making it Bob and Jan, always good to see Ace Archery there !

From: r.grider
Date: 21-Feb-17




Just a bump to the top, got a call today someone wanting to know the dates of the KyTradFest, So lets try and keep it up where they can find it.

From: r.grider
Date: 23-Feb-17

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Some of several vendors.

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Date: 23-Feb-17

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Date: 23-Feb-17

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Date: 23-Feb-17

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Date: 23-Feb-17




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Date: 23-Feb-17

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Date: 23-Feb-17

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From: r.grider
Date: 25-Feb-17




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From: r.grider
Date: 10-Mar-17




Got a call from Ed Neats the other night confirming he will be there. His primitive gear is the best out there !

From: r.grider
Date: 15-Mar-17




Bimbo Knott Knives plans to be there, as well as Gary Walker Photography, and Mike Treadway, of Treadway bows !

From: BJN
Date: 20-Mar-17




ttt

From: JustSomeDude
Date: 20-Mar-17




Nice!! Not too far for me

From: BJN
Date: 21-Mar-17




Still a few weeks away but the forecast looks to be above normal temps.

From: andytradbowhunter
Date: 21-Mar-17




This is a great event. I have been the last two years. It is as good as Cloverdale in my opinion.

From: straight as wood
Date: 21-Mar-17




and a great warm up for trad fest is this weekend at one of our regular ktba shoots. this saturday march 25th. also a workday to get ready for trad fest. see you there.

From: Danel
Date: 22-Mar-17




Great shoot! I plan on being there this year.

From: haroldwbabcock
Date: 24-Mar-17




Will there be any practice 3d targets up for shooting Thursday afternoon April 6, 2017?

From: Brother Dan
Date: 24-Mar-17




Was there for the first one, just couldn't get back down since, gonna tey and make it this year. my son wanted to know is there room off the road for a 37ft 5th wheel camper. Thanks BDan

From: David Mitchell Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 24-Mar-17




Brother Dan, there is all sorts of room for whatever you bring. Space is not an issue...and free fire wood to boot! :o)

From: BJN
Date: 24-Mar-17




No practice 3d targets I'm aware of. We have bales for practice/warmup at the clubhouse I'm pretty sure will be out Thursday.

From: David Mitchell Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 24-Mar-17




That would be great to be able to shoot even if just the warm-up butts. Can hardly wait--cabin fever setting in bad. :o)

From: r.grider
Date: 25-Mar-17




Just the target butts up by the clubhouse. Ranges open on friday morning.

From: Sipsey River
Date: 25-Mar-17




Is it going to rain this year? Are you going to have to tow out my van again?

From: David Mitchell Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 25-Mar-17




John, no negative vibes, man. :o)

From: Sipsey River
Date: 25-Mar-17




Just a little humor. I'll be there rain or shine, love this event. My van gets stick even after a sprinkle, almost no traction!

From: r.grider
Date: 26-Mar-17




we have a tractor on site, and anybody stuck will get towed, for free, you know that John. :)

From: r.grider
Date: 26-Mar-17




The firewood is cut and split, good seasoned wood, better than before. This year firewood will be in central locations, on pickup bed trailers, so campers will have access. This makes it easier on us, as when the event is over it is ready to be hauled away.

From: Sipsey River
Date: 26-Mar-17




Yes, I know from experience. My van can get stuck if someone spits on the grass. If anyone who has never been to this event is considering attending this year, go............you won't find a more fun event. The ground is relatively flat and an easy walk. Good targets and good distances. Now with the American round added and also the smoker round, it is a blast. Good people and good event!

From: David Mitchell Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 26-Mar-17




Randy, when will the blanket swap take place? On Friday and Saturday afternoon or just on Saturday?

From: BJN
Date: 27-Mar-17




ttt

From: r.grider
Date: 28-Mar-17




Saturday at the big tent, 4-6 pm. If rain threatens we can do it under the clubhouse porch, but usually outside between tent and clubhouse. Not sure we could get enough folks to justify it two days.

From: David Mitchell Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 28-Mar-17




Thanks, Randy, I can't stay that late on Saturday so just wanted to know whether to bring the goodies I have set aside for it. Decided to move some things that haven't been earning their keep here. :o)

From: BJN
Date: 29-Mar-17




Current forecast stands at 20% chance of rain and 100% chance to have fun for all three days.

From: r.grider
Date: 29-Mar-17




thats the best forecast we ever had ! lol

From: r.grider
Date: 30-Mar-17




Also knew this year as a novelty shot , the "William Tell" shot !

From: David Mitchell Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 30-Mar-17




Hey Randy, are you the guy who puts the apple on his head???? LOL

From: HillbillyKing Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 30-Mar-17

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Not True Iam gentle as a lil PuP But Ill be there all 3 days BuBBa !!!

From: r.grider
Date: 30-Mar-17




By saturday I should be ready to sit with an apple on my head, just to rest for a minute.

From: opr8r
Date: 30-Mar-17




I cant wait to get there, I had a lot of fun last year and I have a new treadway bow to pick up this year...opr8r

From: Sipsey River
Date: 30-Mar-17




We will be arriving on Thursday. One from Alabama, one from Atlanta, and one from Ohio. Looking forward to another great weekend of shooting and telling lies!

From: Pappy
Date: 31-Mar-17




Looks like the weather is going to be great, had some bad weather in the past,it's time for a beautiful weekend. Several from TwinOaks plan on making the trip. Pappy

From: hookman
Date: 31-Mar-17




I will be there with a vendor table of custom built wood arrows and some turkey feathers I have split, ground and chopped. I will also do your feathers for you, will tell you the deal, just bring them with you. I will trade you half, will do you the wing you use in exchange for the other side or if you want them all 50 cents a feather.

From: David Mitchell Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 31-Mar-17




Hookman's arrows are beautiful!

From: David Mitchell Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 31-Mar-17




Pappy let's hope you're right.

From: BJN
Date: 01-Apr-17




ttt

From: THarris
Date: 01-Apr-17




Back Up

Terry Harris

From: BJN
Date: 02-Apr-17




Back up

Thanks THarris

From: Carpdaddy
Date: 02-Apr-17




Looking forward to this event as always, a great time for sure.

From: THarris
Date: 03-Apr-17




Only 4 days away, Randy and the folks put on a great shoot.

Terry Harris

From: haroldwbabcock
Date: 03-Apr-17




Cost of shooting & primitive camping fees Thursday night to Sunday Noon?

From: Carpdaddy
Date: 03-Apr-17




I'm not a part of the KTBA so don't bank on this. Don't think there is a charge for primative camping and one cost of $25 (I think) for entire weekend. Can't find a better deal!

From: Carpdaddy
Date: 03-Apr-17




Opps on spelling in last post but I still don't think there is a charge for "primitive" camping or firewood. And if the same it is $5 more to compete, must score first round. Hopefully someone will chime in and say for sure. Hope to see ya there.

From: Clydebow
Date: 03-Apr-17




The camping answer is in the O.P.

From: Clydebow
Date: 03-Apr-17




The camping answer is in the O.P.

From: r.grider
Date: 03-Apr-17




Camping and firewood is free. 40 target 3-d course is Competition $30 (trophy plaque prizes) adult,kids Im thinking under $10 (Trophy plaque prizes). Adults shoot for fun $25. American round is $10 (Trophy plaque), Best I recall the ten target smoker round was $5Winner gets 40% of pot. Long shot is a nominal fee, and the winners (2) get to take a new rhinehart target home. Aireals were something like $1 for three shots. Running boar is free. 40 target course shoot fee gets you unlimited rounds all weekend, comp must score first round. You can shoot smoker round as much as you want to improve your score, but pay each round. No vendor setup fees, but raffle item donations appreciated. Saturday night guest speaker Charlie Lamb (Free) , Bluegrass music (free) , and potluck meal (donate food or cash) I just dont think you will find a cheaper shoot anywhere.

From: r.grider
Date: 03-Apr-17




If I am wrong on any of these shoot fees, someone please correct me.

From: straight as wood
Date: 04-Apr-17




looking like a sunny weekend. finishing touches going on now. i've got to search the house and look for my form, certainly didn't bring it with me to last weekend's shoot. safe journey everyone.

From: Carpdaddy
Date: 04-Apr-17

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The Carp are schooled up ready to head that way.

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Date: 04-Apr-17

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Date: 04-Apr-17

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Date: 04-Apr-17

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From: Carpdaddy
Date: 04-Apr-17




Three days...

From: KY..Rob
Date: 04-Apr-17




Carpdaddy. You have my attention! That Shadow Carp, is a beauty. Can't wait to see them in person. The gang will start setting the course tomorrow! Good times ahead!

Rob..

From: Curtiss Cardinal
Date: 05-Apr-17




Just started a new job so I can't make it this year.

From: BJN
Date: 05-Apr-17




Forecast calling for partly cloudy Friday and Saturday. Mostly Sunny Sunday. Friday 54/33, Saturday 63/44 and 75 Sunday.

Ranges are awaiting shooters, food vendor rolled in today and will be ready and the smoker round is waiting for Sipsey River.

From: straight as wood
Date: 05-Apr-17




after looking all over, found my shooting form behind the sofa, so looking toward a better showing than what i put together this past weekend. see you guys tomorrow to help with any work that remains. made some venison chili for lunch. think the weekend's going to be great.

From: r.grider
Date: 05-Apr-17




64# of venison for burger soaking now, will ad another 10# or so of pork, and grind on Friday night, for burgers on the Saturday night potluck feast. Fresh ground 1/4# venison/pork burgers are to die for ! This will be a lot of burger, so I may pattie and freeze some just in case we all fill up. This stuff is too good to waste, so even frozen, it can be tossed on the grill if needed. Will also be cooking 10# of soup beans on the big kettle over the fire, like we did a couple years ago. Need a volunteer on Saturday afternoon to stir them on occaision while I shoot/run the American Round. The benefits of this job are, sitting in front of a fire, amongst the finest crowd of people on earth, while you occaisionally ad firewood ,stir, and um, sample the product. The added bonus is a natural heating feature for your tent that night. I hear rumors of cornbread, potatoe soup, beef burgers, hot dogs, drink mixes, and many other surprise dishes. Bob Enlow assures me he will again win the campfire cookoff and the $100 cash prize and plaque, donated by Herway Bows, with some type of surprise dish. I think he has lost his mind, as the venison burgers cannot be beat. We will see. These must be your own dish to enter, no fair hitting the Kroger deli ! Special salads, home cooked vegetables or desert dishes all count. Anyone interested may chime in on what they intend to bring, just so we don't have too much of anyone certain thing. Had some threatening weather tonight, and some rain tomorrow, but then it should be clear sailing starting Friday, but a tad cool, and warming through the weekend.Its gonna be fun !

From: Sipsey River
Date: 05-Apr-17




Two of us will be leaving Alabama in the morning to meet a buddy there coming from Ohio. Love this event.

From: r.grider
Date: 06-Apr-17




you.... have a buddy ? :)

From: THarris
Date: 06-Apr-17




Starts tomorrow folks, don't miss it!!!

Terry Harris

From: eddie c
Date: 06-Apr-17




I sure wish I was pulling the camper on the way right now. just not in the cards this year. I wish everyone a safe and fun filled weekend.

From: Biathlonman
Date: 06-Apr-17




tomorrows the big day!

From: Carpdaddy
Date: 06-Apr-17




Headed that way early, you guys go ahead and get some sunshine ordered!

From: Curtiss Cardinal
Date: 06-Apr-17




All y'all have fun and take lots of pictures and post them. Do a live stream om youtube or facebook for those of us that can't make it.PLEASE! lol

From: stickhunter
Date: 07-Apr-17




Well I've never been to this shoot before but gonna try to make it this weekend. Already planning to shoot the IBO spring nationals just down the road near Wilmore so we thought that we may as well check this one out since they are fairly close together. Besides there won't be any trad vendors at the IBO and this will be a nice opportunity to maybe shoot a warm up round later today.

From: Carpdaddy
Date: 07-Apr-17




Sitting here knawing at the bits waiting for my ride to get here!

From: KY..Rob
Date: 07-Apr-17




Waking up to a chilly but sunny Friday. Let the fun begain! Hope to see all of you there.

Rob..

From: Clydebow
Date: 07-Apr-17




Yep! Chilly and sunny this morning. Arrived yesterday around 3:30 in the afternoon. Big Jim was getting set up as were a couple other vendors. Looks like the weather is going to be good for the weekend. Highs mid 60 to 70.

From: alphamale
Date: 07-Apr-17




can someone tell me what the entry fees are?

From: stickhunter
Date: 07-Apr-17

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Alpha, it is $20 to shoot for fun and $25 to compete. My son and I shot it today...was pretty nice. 40+ targets, almost all rineharts.

From: alphamale
Date: 09-Apr-17




great shoot and real good target and target set up, me and my son austin shot yesterday [saterday] ,,we had ta leave early so we couldnt wait ta find out who the winners were,can someone post the winners and there scores when the shoot is over? my son shot in the youth class and he is dying ta no weather he placed or not, thanx.,.

From: HillbillyKing Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 09-Apr-17




Weather was NICE trails not muddy and target set was great if ya didnt go u missed out fowlks !!!

From: E Alexander
Date: 10-Apr-17




Great Time. Thanks for everyone that made it happen!

From: kenn1320
Date: 10-Apr-17




Will competition scores be posted?

From: NewRiver
Date: 10-Apr-17




We were there Friday and Saturday. I got to meet HillbillyKing Friday and Charlie Lamb Saturday. This is great shoot! Nice ranges with a good target layout, good selection of vendors, put together by good folks. I'll be going back.

From: BJN
Date: 10-Apr-17




KTBA thanks everyone for another great Tradfest. We appreciate everyone...vendors, archers, kids, parents, grandparents...for attending and hope everyone enjoyed themselves.

Competition scores will be posted here as well as other major sites. Please be patient as we get the info gathered, sorted and posted.

Thanks again to everyone.

From: r.grider
Date: 10-Apr-17

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From: HillbillyKing Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 10-Apr-17




Marc it was Great to meet you and all the L Wers that were there seemed all day i was hearing hey Hillbillyking was a fun Day for Sure !!!

From: NewRiver
Date: 10-Apr-17




J.R., I bought a Green Stripe riser Saturday morning from the vendor you and KYPhil were talking about Friday. I'm in love with it!

From: HillbillyKing Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 10-Apr-17




Marc it was Probley Steve Kitchens a Great guy to deal wth too !!!

From: alphamale
Date: 10-Apr-17




ok i see i got 3rd place, now who do i contact ta get my plack? i am gonna try ta be at the next shoot thats being held this month,, thanx every body i really loved the KTBA

From: NewRiver
Date: 10-Apr-17




J.R., Very fair seller and he had nice stuff. I was paying attention when y'all were talking about him.

From: bbishop
Date: 10-Apr-17




It was a very nice shoot. How many total shooters did you have?

From: robhunter Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Apr-17




Many thanks to all! Great shoot!

From: r.grider
Date: 15-Apr-17




Anybody that placed, and wants their Plaque, PM me, and I will mail them to you if you don't mind paying postage. We mailed them one year and it gets expensive, and time consuming, but I will accommodate if you can reimburse me. Randy





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