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Elm Hall

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DLB 12-Apr-17
Pappy 12-Apr-17
Jon Stewart 12-Apr-17
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DLB 12-Apr-17
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Pappy 13-Apr-17
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Pappy 13-Apr-17
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Pappy 14-Apr-17
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Pappy 25-Apr-17
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Herbie 25-Apr-17
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Jim Davis 25-Apr-17
Jon Stewart 25-Apr-17
Pappy 26-Apr-17
Rocky 26-Apr-17
Pappy 27-Apr-17
Mpdh 27-Apr-17
Jon Stewart 27-Apr-17
Pappy 28-Apr-17
BigStriper 29-Apr-17
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Pappy 12-May-17
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Pappy 12-May-17
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Ron LaClair 15-May-17
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Rocky 23-May-17
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BigStriper 28-May-17
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From: DLB
Date: 12-Apr-17




What weekend is the Elm Hall shot this year ??

From: Pappy
Date: 12-Apr-17




I am sure it's the first weekend of August I am guessing the 4/5/6 August at least it always has been. Great shoot and even better bunch of folks. It is a can't miss event for me. Pappy

From: Jon Stewart
Date: 12-Apr-17




Those are the listed dates Pappy.

From: PEARL DRUMS
Date: 12-Apr-17




You guys got it right, Aug 4-6. I make it Aug 3-6 myself :)Lots of great friends from all over the Midwest show up for it. Its one the brightest highlights on my calendar every year.

From: DLB
Date: 12-Apr-17




Thanks see ya there

From: Ron LaClair Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Apr-17

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Shhh! the food line is long enough already

From: Pappy
Date: 13-Apr-17

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Yep long line Ron for some very good eating.I usually go up for the week, this year from July 31 till the 6th for me. Weather is usually nice, skitters and flies can be kind of bad but a good camp fire will keep them at bay. They have a great course and like I said all the old friends I get to see plus always meet a few new ones ever year makes it well worth the drive. Pappy

From: Pappy
Date: 13-Apr-17

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Beautiful place.I always love it when I see this sign, that means I am there.

Pappy

From: Pappy
Date: 13-Apr-17

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First this I do when I get there, get the fire going. Pappy

From: Pappy
Date: 13-Apr-17

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My home for a week , thanks to Rocky and Kevin. Pappy

From: Pappy
Date: 13-Apr-17

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Lots of picking around the fire in the evenings and shooting bows during the day. Pappy

From: Pappy
Date: 13-Apr-17

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Lots of bow building going on under the instructions of Pearl. Pappy

From: Ron LaClair Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 13-Apr-17

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I love the shot at the money bear

From: Ron LaClair Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 13-Apr-17

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Doin what old guys do best

From: PEARL DRUMS
Date: 13-Apr-17




Now that is a start studded cast of characters, pappy. All have made quite an impact in archery. Except maybe that young fella, but his time is coming I'm sure.

From: Pappy
Date: 13-Apr-17




Great pictures Ron, I have that one of me relaxing hanging in my cabin. Pearl we are all just doing what we love, shooting and mostly hanging out shooting the bull. Pappy

From: Gramps
Date: 13-Apr-17

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For all the first timers that have never been to this great shoot be very careful in the woods those wild rabid flamingos are ferocious!

From: Pappy
Date: 14-Apr-17




Looks like some kind of Tennessee bird, wonder how they got all the way up there. LOL. Pappy

From: Herbie
Date: 14-Apr-17




Global warming or that Hummer from TN that visited a couple of years back.....

From: Pappy
Date: 17-Apr-17




TTT. Pappy

From: Pappy
Date: 18-Apr-17




Back up. Pappy

From: Pappy
Date: 19-Apr-17




TTT Pappy

From: Pappy
Date: 20-Apr-17




Back up. Pappy

From: Pappy
Date: 21-Apr-17




Yep, back up for the weekend. Pappy

From: Pappy
Date: 24-Apr-17




TTT. Pappy

From: Gramps
Date: 24-Apr-17

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From: Pappy
Date: 25-Apr-17




Great picture Gramps. Pappy

From: PEARL DRUMS
Date: 25-Apr-17

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Here is a pic from several years ago. The people in the pic are all primitive archer member, and friends of mine.

From: PEARL DRUMS
Date: 25-Apr-17

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DQ talking it up with Ed while he heats up an osage limb. DQ recorded and produced all od the Master of the Bare bow series. He makes an appearance every year.

From: Herbie
Date: 25-Apr-17




DQ is a gifted writer, has a bunch of knowledge to share and is a great guy! Plus, he lives in your neighborhood.

From: PEARL DRUMS
Date: 25-Apr-17




You got it Dick, just a half hour north. I enjoy my visits with him. He has been around the world and back.

From: Jim Davis
Date: 25-Apr-17




OK, all you veterans of Elm Hall shoots don't have to ask, but I do. Where in the Midwest is Elm Hall?

From: Jon Stewart
Date: 25-Apr-17




15 miles or so west of Alma, Michigan. If you are not from Michigan, google Alma and it will give you an idea. It is one of the better if not the best trad shoots in Michigan. And we have some good ones.

Plus the Saturday night chow ain't bad either.

From: Pappy
Date: 26-Apr-17




Yep great place and great guys, very nice range and as was said the feed ant bad either, Jim you can meet some of them at the Classic, always have a bus load show up. Pappy

From: Rocky
Date: 26-Apr-17




This the 28th annual and we'd like to have you come Jim. Let me know if you need any information and I can email a flyer if you'll provide your email address to me.

Rocky

From: Pappy
Date: 27-Apr-17




Back up, Morning Rocky, see ya in a week in Tennessee. Pappy

From: Mpdh
Date: 27-Apr-17




I attended this shoot for the first time last yr and loved it. While there I was told about an annual rabbit hunt held at the PRRC. I checked their website several times over the winter, but never saw any mention of it. Anybody know anything about this?

MP

From: Jon Stewart
Date: 27-Apr-17




Actually there are two annual rabbit hunts that I know of. The Michigan Bow Hunters puts one on and the Michigan Traditional Bow Hunters puts one on. There may be others that I don't know of.

From: Pappy
Date: 28-Apr-17




Back up for the weekend. Pappy

From: BigStriper
Date: 29-Apr-17




I hope to make it to the Elm Hall shoot some day,it sure sounds like another good one.

Kurt

From: BigStriper
Date: 30-Apr-17




TTT

Kurt

From: Pappy
Date: 10-May-17




Back up. Pappy

From: Pappy
Date: 11-May-17




TTT. Pappy

From: Pappy
Date: 12-May-17




Back up for the weekend. Pappy

From: Sipsey River
Date: 12-May-17




Is this an all self bow event? Exactly where is it?

From: Pappy
Date: 12-May-17




No it's an all traditional. It is mid state above Lansing near Alma MI. someone will probably come on and tell you better that I can. I just put it in my GPS and drive and don't pay much attention to where I am going LOL. It is a great time , non competitive event and for 25 or 30 bucks you can shoot your arm off on a very unique range. usually 50 or so nice targets. The Saturday nigh feed is worth admission. Pappy

From: Sipsey River
Date: 12-May-17




Thanks for the info!

From: Pappy
Date: 15-May-17




Back up. Pappy

From: Gramps
Date: 15-May-17

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The wife outshooting all us guys!

From: Ron LaClair Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 15-May-17

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WOW, good form, she must have had a good instructor :)

From: Pappy
Date: 16-May-17




Yep good food for sure, look forward to seeing all you guys again this year.After a long Summer it's my week of rest and relaxing.Shoot and eating, then more shooting and of course some shooting bull also mixed it. Pappy

From: Pappy
Date: 17-May-17




Back up. Pappy

From: Pappy
Date: 18-May-17




Back up Pappy

From: Pappy
Date: 19-May-17




Back up for the weekend. Pappy

From: Rocky
Date: 23-May-17




We are excited to be getting 20 more new targets this year after the IBO, thanks to Twin Oaks! That will give us 40 great 3-D targets for two roving woods courses that are set up for archers that like to get off the beaten path! And PRRC (Elm hall) has completed excavation for a new target barn with planned completion before the August shoot. Looking forward to seeing old and new friends!

Rocky

From: Gramps
Date: 23-May-17




Yahoo making a great shoot better, is that even possible??

From: Pappy
Date: 24-May-17




Can't wait Rocky. Pappy

From: chamookman
Date: 24-May-17




Hope to make it this Year Rocky ! Bob

From: BigStriper
Date: 24-May-17




Dang I wish I could make it to this shoot,I'm hoping to have more Time next year,thinking I'm going to be Retired.

Kurt

From: Rocky
Date: 24-May-17




Sounds good Bob. See you there!

Don't wait another year Kurt. Everyone that gets away is one you can't get back. Let me know if you need anything to help you plan so that you can make it happen. We'd like to meet you!

Rocky

From: Ron LaClair Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 24-May-17

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You can have a lot of fun right near the club house with the novelty shooting

From: Ron LaClair Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 24-May-17

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From: Pappy
Date: 25-May-17




Yep lots of fun. Pappy

From: danceswithleaves
Date: 25-May-17




Met these guys at the Classic ! Great bunch ! had to put up with me all weekend , sorry for that ! LOL

From: Rocky
Date: 25-May-17




Thanks Calvin! Enjoyed meeting you too! Hope to see you at Elm Hall. This is a bow hunter event, not competition. Bring your hunting bow and have some fun!

Rocky

From: Pappy
Date: 26-May-17




Ya great bunch to hang out with for sure, but I must want you, they may get you in trouble. LOL Pappy

From: dale rourke
Date: 26-May-17




this event is one of the best of the year. laid back fun . if your on the fence about making it. my advise would be to fall on the shoot side you won't be diaappointed. plenty of folks to pick you up and hep ya along

From: Herbie
Date: 26-May-17




Free brat feast/fest on Friday night and those guys know how to make a variety of brats!

From: BigStriper
Date: 28-May-17




Back Up.

Kurt

From: Pappy
Date: 30-May-17




Yep back up for a great time. Pappy

From: Ron LaClair Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 30-May-17

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Old timers will be there demonstrating their shooting form

From: Ron LaClair Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 30-May-17

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From: Pappy
Date: 31-May-17




Nice form, Back up. Pappy

From: Rocky
Date: 31-May-17




I'm afraid we're all old timers now...LOL. Lots of grand kids coming up but there seems to a group of 20 -35 year olds that are missing as a whole. Compounds, crossbows, too busy with young families, maybe all of these but we need to encourage this group to participate in traditional archery. It' surely one of life's biggest and most rewarding gifts and the friendships that develop last for a lifetime. Bring someone new with you this year even if they don't have the gear and we'll surely find a bow and arrows for them to try.

Rocky

From: Pappy
Date: 01-Jun-17




Very true Rocky, not sure why but maybe we can help change that one person at a time.See ya in July and then again in August. Pappy

From: K. Hills
Date: 01-Jun-17




I feel like I am in that 20-35 year old group. K. Hills

From: PEARL DRUMS
Date: 01-Jun-17




I hear that Kevin!

From: Pappy
Date: 02-Jun-17




You may feel like you are Kev but you ant. LOL. Pappy

From: Rocky
Date: 02-Jun-17




I can vouch for that Pappy. Think we'll get Kevin a mirror for his birthday! But your only as old as you feel Kevin!

From: Gramps
Date: 02-Jun-17




From: BigStriper
Date: 03-Jun-17




TTT

Kurt

From: Pappy
Date: 05-Jun-17




Back up. Pappy

From: Pappy
Date: 06-Jun-17




Back up. Pappy

From: BigStriper
Date: 06-Jun-17




Back TTT

Kurt

From: kenn1320
Date: 06-Jun-17




Interesting, I live in Mi and dont recall ever hearing about this shoot. Have to mark this on the calendar and ask my buddy's if they have ever attended.

From: Pappy
Date: 07-Jun-17




Pretty low key shoot, usually 300 to 400 but with the room it seems to never be crowed, it is a great time and the ranges are outstanding. Pappy

From: PEARL DRUMS
Date: 07-Jun-17




No doubt pappy. Even with a large number of attendees the club grounds always have room and always have some space between camps if wanted. Courses are as fun as they get anywhere. We set them up to totally replicate real hunting scenarios, some may be long shots, but that's all in fun.

From: Herbie
Date: 07-Jun-17




"The courses are fun?" I seldom get beyond the food!

From: Pappy
Date: 08-Jun-17




We know Dick Pappy

From: Pappy
Date: 09-Jun-17




Back up for the weekend. Pappy

From: Pappy
Date: 12-Jun-17




TTT. Pappy

From: Gramps
Date: 12-Jun-17

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I love it when the courses are in the river!

From: Gramps
Date: 12-Jun-17

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I love it when the courses are in the river!

From: Gramps
Date: 12-Jun-17




Sorry for the double post

From: Pappy
Date: 13-Jun-17




Yep love that river set up and the kids make a lot of money fetching arrows for us. Pappy

From: BigStriper
Date: 13-Jun-17




I don't think I will be able to make the shoot this year but I am sure thinking alot about it,I also like the looks of those river shots.

Kurt

From: Ron LaClair Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 13-Jun-17

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I just got some new arrows, tell me, does aluminum float?

From: Mpdh
Date: 13-Jun-17




Didn't see any arrow fetchers at the river targets last year. Also didn't care to ruin my shoes, or hurt my feet, so I passed that target. The rest of the course was a lot of fun though!

MP

From: BigStriper
Date: 13-Jun-17




Ron LaClair will you be at the Elm Hall shoot,sure would love to meet you.

Kurt

From: feathercast Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 13-Jun-17




This one is on my list for this year. Need to find a tent

From: Ron LaClair Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 13-Jun-17




Kurt, My wife's family farm is less than two miles from the Pine River Club so I seldom miss it.

From: Pappy
Date: 14-Jun-17




Come on Kurt, you will have a ball.Also be sure to get to the Saturday night feed before Ron does. LOL. Pappy

From: BigStriper
Date: 14-Jun-17




I'm working on it Ron and Pappy,I need to get some of the other fella's talked in to it, 8 hour drive home and then work the next morning.Pappy it might be a toss up on who get's to the food first,Ron or Me.LOL.The shoot is on my list and looks like a good one.

Kurt

From: PEARL DRUMS
Date: 14-Jun-17




Ron those arrows will float JUST long enough for you to see where they went down :)

From: Pappy
Date: 15-Jun-17




Woods float also, very fast down stream. Back up for a good time. Pappy

From: Gramps
Date: 15-Jun-17

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It's hard to beat the jams that happen all through the campgrounds!

From: BigStriper
Date: 15-Jun-17




TTT

Kurt

From: Pappy
Date: 16-Jun-17




Yep, got to love the picking. Pappy

From: BigStriper
Date: 16-Jun-17




Back up. Kurt

From: Herbie
Date: 18-Jun-17




Are there going to be activities for the kids this year?

From: Pappy
Date: 19-Jun-17




Back up. Pappy

From: Rocky
Date: 19-Jun-17




There will be kids events Herbie. Do you know any ex-school teachers that work well with kids?

From: Pappy
Date: 21-Jun-17




Back up. Pappy

From: Herbie
Date: 21-Jun-17




I do...but the one that I think I know best should focus on catching more fish!

From: mooshkat
Date: 21-Jun-17




Is there an address for where the shoot is located i can put in my GPS? I assume there is camping on site? Thanks Dave

From: mooshkat
Date: 21-Jun-17




I found all the info i need, thanks.

From: Pappy
Date: 22-Jun-17




Plenty of camping. Pappy

From: BigStriper
Date: 22-Jun-17




TTT

Kurt

From: Pappy
Date: 23-Jun-17




Up for the weekend. Pappy

From: Rocky
Date: 23-Jun-17




Pappy,

We're pouring concrete piers tonight for the new target barn so we've got storage by 7-23-17 for the new targets! Should be a very nice target spread this year! Have a great weekend!

Rocky

From: BigStriper
Date: 24-Jun-17




back up top

Kurt

From: Ron LaClair Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 24-Jun-17

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Elm Hall is a good place to give friends a shooting lesson

From: Ron LaClair Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 24-Jun-17

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Elm Hall is a good place to spend time with good friends

From: Pappy
Date: 27-Jun-17




Yep Ron no better place that I know of, I am so looking forward to it !!! After a long year at TwinOaks I need a get away and Elm Hall fits the bill prefect for me. Pappy

From: K. Hills
Date: 27-Jun-17




Pappy, we missed you at Cloverdale this year...Looking fwd. to seeing you and the whole Twin Oaks crew in Elm Hall. K. Hills

From: Ron LaClair Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 27-Jun-17

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Pappy, there's no mosquitos in Michigan this year

From: Pappy
Date: 28-Jun-17




Look forward to seeing you and the boys Kevin.Got to love that Ron what about the flies ? No matter ,we keep a good camp fire going and we aren't bothered with any of them little buggers. Seems some years there is skeeters some years flies and some years nothing at all, just never know when you go to MI. It's worth it no matter what is flying around. Pappy

From: PEARL DRUMS
Date: 28-Jun-17




I got my raffle elm self bow about done. Just need to slap a finish on it. 53 @ 28. Get your wallets out fella's! There will be several nice elm bows raffled off made by some of the best unknown bowyers around the Midwest.

From: Ron LaClair Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 28-Jun-17

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Do you think you can hit the money bear from here? :)

From: PEARL DRUMS
Date: 28-Jun-17




Hitting that bear is just half the challenge. You see a lot of direct hits that don't touch a bill! That's always deflating :)

That bow looks familiar?

From: Gramps
Date: 28-Jun-17




My grandkids love the money bear shoot. Even when they hit a bill it goes right back in the shoot LOL!

From: Pappy
Date: 29-Jun-17




Love the money bear, great way for friends to spend an afternoon. Not to profitable but fun just the same. Pappy

From: Ron LaClair Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 29-Jun-17

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You'll know you're close when you see this little building in Elm Hall. It's the smallest Post Office in the state. Just follow the signs from there.

From: Pappy
Date: 30-Jun-17




Yep, I have a picture of that, very cool little town for sure. Pappy

From: Ron LaClair Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 30-Jun-17

Ron LaClair's embedded Photo



Also in Elm Hall is "The Store" with everything you need to eat and drink

From: PEARL DRUMS
Date: 30-Jun-17




Its called Elm Hall yet the roads are lined with giant black locust and not an elm one. You can see a few peeking around the post office.

From: Ron LaClair Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 30-Jun-17

Ron LaClair's embedded Photo



Dutch Elm disease

From: Pappy
Date: 03-Jul-17




Back up. Pappy

From: Gramps
Date: 03-Jul-17

Gramps's embedded Photo



We shoot tree's too, LOL

From: PEARL DRUMS
Date: 03-Jul-17




Ever think about just how many arrows and arrow pieces must be on that ground after 26 years? Thousands and thousands laying around somewhere. Especially since the courses are ever evolving. You just don't often get the chance to hunt down last years losses.

From: Pappy
Date: 05-Jul-17




Back up, can't wait. Pappy

From: K. Hills
Date: 05-Jul-17




looking forward to seeing some good friends. K. Hills

From: Pappy
Date: 06-Jul-17




Me also Kevin. Pappy

From: Rocky
Date: 06-Jul-17




And new friends! Feel free to contact me or post here if you need help deciding whether to come for the first time, need directions or a campsite or anything else we can assist you with. You will not be disappointed!

Rocky

From: Herbie
Date: 06-Jul-17




This may sound a little fishy but I invited 25 new friends today and they all decided to attend!

From: Pappy
Date: 07-Jul-17




It is always good but I think this is going to be the best ever. Pappy

From: Rocky
Date: 07-Jul-17




25 fishy friends for the fish fry...my favorite part of the meal! Thanks Herbie!! And continued good luck to you!

From: PEARL DRUMS
Date: 07-Jul-17




It does sound fishy, Dick. Very fishy :)

From: BigStriper
Date: 08-Jul-17




Back up top

Kurt

From: BigStriper
Date: 08-Jul-17




Back up top,still trying to get my brother to go with me,little to far by myself.

Kurt

Kurt

From: Pappy
Date: 10-Jul-17




Hope it works out Kurt, you won't be sorry. Pappy

From: Pappy
Date: 11-Jul-17




Back up. Pappy

From: BigStriper
Date: 11-Jul-17




Looking better all the time Pappy,I just might make it yet. Kurt

From: PEARL DRUMS
Date: 11-Jul-17




Kurt there are a few guys from around Aurora and Glen Ellyn that always come up, very dear friends of mine. I think they travel about 4.5 hours. Remember, you gain an hour coming up.

If you come up, introduce yourself. I have a round face, very noticeable, goatee, mouth running usually, maybe a cigar hanging out my mouth, 6' 210#. I'll be in and out of the self bow building tent all weekend.

From: mgerard Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Jul-17




Have fun guys. Will there be targets in the water this year?

From: BigStriper
Date: 11-Jul-17




Just wondering ,does Matt Wirwicki usually come to this shoot.

Kurt

From: Pappy
Date: 12-Jul-17




Yep Kurt Matt always makes it. I loose an hour coming up Pearl. Usually depends on how the weather has been , if they put targets in the river or not. Pappy

From: Rocky
Date: 12-Jul-17




Hey Mike,

The water levels are up here this year so targets in the river are kind of "iffy" as of now but you can expect targets in, around or across the pond this year.

Rocky

From: BigStriper
Date: 12-Jul-17




What is the address for the shoot so I know what to put in the GPS, and does anybody know if there is a lot of road work going on around Chicago area,it looks like there is on Google. What would be the quickest way there from the St. Louis Mo. area (I live in Illinois) ,but close to St. Louis.Would I be better off Going thru Chicago or go thru Indianapolis?

Kurt

From: Rocky
Date: 13-Jul-17




Kurt,

Use 5999 Ferris Road, Riverdale, MI 48877 for the GPS. All things like distance or travel time being equal I would take the Indianapolis route. We travel from Michigan to Twin Oaks in Tennessee and to Cloverdale in Indiana and it's pretty much a straight shot up I-69 from Indianapolis and is normally good traveling north of Indy.

Rocky

From: PEARL DRUMS
Date: 13-Jul-17




I agree, take 69 through Indy. Chicago is non-stop construction and always slow going for my friends.

From: BigStriper
Date: 13-Jul-17




I was thinking of going the Chicago route and then seen where it looked like construction and also got to thinking about the every day traffic around Chicago and that's why I asked for help.I think the Indianapolis route is a little longer but will be Shorter in the end. Kurt

From: PEARL DRUMS
Date: 13-Jul-17




No doubt, Chee-cago traffic is insane 7 days a week 20 hours a day.

From: Pappy
Date: 14-Jul-17




See ya in a few days Kurt/Rocky, back up for the weekend. Pappy

From: BigStriper
Date: 14-Jul-17




Yea we will be coming up to Elm Hall thru Indianapolis, and getting there thursday evening,never been there before so we might need help finding a spot for our pop up camper. See ya next friday morning Pappy,I hope you get some rest before then,LOL.

Kurt

From: BigStriper
Date: 15-Jul-17




back up.

Kurt

From: BigStriper
Date: 16-Jul-17




Tell me about the Food,will there be something cooking on Friday and Saturday evenings, what would my brother and I need to bring to join in on the dinners?

Kurt

From: BigStriper
Date: 16-Jul-17




TTT

Kurt

From: BigStriper
Date: 16-Jul-17




anybody else know about the friday and saturday evening dinners,and what you would bring.

Kurt

From: Rocky
Date: 17-Jul-17




Glad you guys are coming Kurt. We will meet you there on Thursday evening and find you a campsite. Friday night we serve brats free of charge to campers, courtesy of club members. Saturday night is a big meal for the campers and includes roast pork, turkeys, sweet corn, potatoes, fish fry, salads, cakes. We can always use fish for the fry is you have any taking up space in your freezer!

There are hamburgers and hot dogs for sale on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mid-day. Breakfast burritos for sale on Saturday morning and full breakfast on Sunday morning.

Rocky

From: BigStriper
Date: 18-Jul-17




Thanks for the update Rocky, it sounds like a great time,see ya on Thursday evening. Got to go see Pappy down in Tenn this weekend first ,then we are headed your way next. Kurt

From: Rocky
Date: 18-Jul-17




We'll be in Tennessee this weekend also Kurt. Picking up targets that Twin Oaks has generously made available for sale to PRRC. Maybe we'll see you there.

From: BigStriper
Date: 18-Jul-17




Rocky it will be a busy weekend but I will keep an eye out for you.Will you be with the White Bus. Kurt

From: Rocky
Date: 18-Jul-17




No bus this trip, we need to travel a little faster than normal. Maroon Chevy pickup with a black high back topper and enclosed trailer attached.

From: Rocky
Date: 18-Jul-17




No bus this trip, we need to travel a little faster than normal. Maroon Chevy pickup with a black high back topper and enclosed trailer attached.

Rocky

From: BigStriper
Date: 19-Jul-17




Rocky you can get them targets from Pappy and get out of there quicker that way.LOL.See ya soon. Kurt

From: BigStriper
Date: 21-Jul-17




I talked with Pappy at the IBO and we are looking forward to getting to Elm Hall. Kurt

From: Herbie
Date: 21-Jul-17




I attended a shoot last Saturday and spoke with a group of MTB members that were all heading to Elm Hall...only two more weeks.

From: Herbie
Date: 22-Jul-17




More fishy visitors for Saturday dinner...all accepting the invitation, should be fun!

From: Herbie
Date: 23-Jul-17




Does anyone know if Mike Aubin will be around to share turkey hunting stories this year?

From: BigStriper
Date: 23-Jul-17




Well the IBO Trad World shoot is out of the way,so now I'm looking forward to the Elm Hall shoot next,talked to Pappy a lot this weekend and looking forward to a FUN time in Michigan with everybody there.

Kurt

From: Pappy
Date: 25-Jul-17

Pappy's embedded Photo



Yep a week from today I will be setting around a fire in Elm Hall if all goes as planned. You might even see this guy on the left there also.LOL. Pappy

From: PEARL DRUMS
Date: 25-Jul-17




You might see him, but he will be moving fast!

From: Ron LaClair Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 25-Jul-17

Ron LaClair's embedded Photo



I was just up there last weekend, don't forget the bug dope.

From: BigStriper
Date: 25-Jul-17




What do we have Skeeters Ron,I thought you told Pappy there were no Skeeters this year. Kurt

From: Pappy
Date: 26-Jul-17




Yep we been there enough to know how to handle them. See yall in a few days. Pappy

From: Herbie
Date: 26-Jul-17




Make it a safe drive, Pappy!

From: BigStriper
Date: 26-Jul-17




I got home from work yesterday and my brother was out in my garage getting his Bow building tools ready for the trip to Elm Hall. He has been having a good time going to some of these shoots the last 2 years.I think he might be Hooked. Kurt

From: Pappy
Date: 27-Jul-17




Yep Kurt, easy to get hooked on this stuff.4 more days for me and I will be headed North, getting stuff staged to pack up Sunday evening and leave Monday morning early we hope. Hope to be there by late afternoon Monday.About 9 or so hour drive for us but well worth it. Pappy Pappy

From: PEARL DRUMS
Date: 27-Jul-17




If things go well at home and with my upcoming truck repairs, pappy I'll see you Monday night when we set targets and tidy up the joint. I wont be planting roots until Wednesday after work, then its Elm Hall time for four days!!! :) :) yah!!!

From: Pappy
Date: 27-Jul-17




Cool, hope to see ya Monday, can't wait. Pappy

From: BigStriper
Date: 27-Jul-17




Pappy try to save me a spot for my pop up camper close to you if you can.Should be there thursday evening.

Kurt

From: Pappy
Date: 28-Jul-17




I will do my best Kurt, I am packing up Sunday evening and headed that way Monday morning early. See yall in a few days. Pappy

From: Herbie
Date: 28-Jul-17




One week from today....I can almost smell the brats cooking on the grill!!

From: BigStriper
Date: 28-Jul-17




Looking forward to trying them Herbie and hope to catch up with you and at least say Hi.

Kurt

From: BigStriper
Date: 29-Jul-17




Granddaughter and I camped in the back yard last night,Laken is 7 and she loved it.Getting ready for the trip and checking things out with the trailer,just about ready to start packing,hope to see every body Thursday evening.

Kurt

From: Pappy
Date: 31-Jul-17




We will be there, headed out at about 6am this morning, should be there by 4 their time.It's about 9 hours for us if we don't have trouble. See yall in a few days as you arrive. Pappy

From: Rocky
Date: 01-Aug-17




First campers are in last night! Pappy, Beau and Bill from Tennessee. Good to see friends!

From: Fats
Date: 01-Aug-17




Where is elm hall this is the first time I seen any thing on it would like to go

From: Rocky
Date: 01-Aug-17




Dead center, middle of Michigan Fats. Go to PRRC.net to look at the flyer for the shoot. Thanks, hope you can make it!

Rocky

From: PEARL DRUMS
Date: 01-Aug-17




96 west, 127 north, 46 west, Lumberjack south. You will see signs that will lead you in from there, after you go a few miles south on Lumberjack.

From: BigStriper
Date: 01-Aug-17




I have been doing some packing and will finish tomorrow evening and hook up the camper.My brother Steve is picking me up at work at 10 am Thursday morning and we are heading that way.

Kurt

From: Herbie
Date: 01-Aug-17




I'll be leaving here Friday morning...

From: BigStriper
Date: 01-Aug-17




Herbie you might beat us there,we are coming from Illinois,close to St. Louis Mo.

Kurt

From: Herbie
Date: 01-Aug-17




I'm stopping to visit a neighbor from the old neighborhood on my way there. He is not doing well and I hate to say it but any visit could be our last for a while.

From: BigStriper
Date: 01-Aug-17




I hope all go's well for you and your friend Herbie,and hope to catch up with you at the Hall.

Kurt

From: BigStriper
Date: 02-Aug-17




Every thing is packed and we will be leaving at 10 AM Thursday morning,if every thing go's well we should be getting to Elm Hall around 7 PM (Illinois time) Thursday evening.See ya soon.

Kurt

From: SJR Bows Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 03-Aug-17




Stop by and say Hi to my Good friend Jim Pyle. He will be setting up his booth again this year there JP Enterprises.

From: Jon Stewart
Date: 03-Aug-17




Wife, brother and one other heading out early Sat morning. Hopefully my son and two grandkids will be going and meeting us there.

Herbie, you loose an arrow at my place? Grey stain on the tip end and a maroon nock.

From: Herbie
Date: 03-Aug-17




Yuk, yuk,....yuk! At the moose target? That was the first miss for that arrow in close to thirty years of being launched!

From: Jon Stewart
Date: 03-Aug-17




Well a good excuse is the moose target was 100 yard shot. It's in the quiver and will give it to you Sat

From: Ron LaClair Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 05-Aug-17

Ron LaClair's embedded Photo



Cool weather for campers?

From: HedgeHunter
Date: 05-Aug-17




Looks like Sept in the high country. Think i see an Elk in brush behind you in camp!

From: BigStriper
Date: 06-Aug-17




Ron LaClair I am glad I got to meet you and wished we could have talked some more,but getting to see you made my day.As if if it wasn't Great already,I had one of the Best times I have ever had.The people were great the place was great and what could you say about the FOOD they served,Wow.What a weekend. I finally got to meet Ron LaClair,Pearl Drums,Herbie,and a few more, plus the Guy's that we camped with down at Pappy's camp were just the greatest,and the fine music they played friday and saturday nights.Thanks to Rocky, Matt Wirwicki and the rest of the people that put on the Pine River shoot.

Kurt Stunkel

From: Pappy
Date: 07-Aug-17

Pappy's embedded Photo



Yep had a great time, got to see some old friends and visit with some new ones, Great spending the weekend with you and your brother Kurt, you are both class acts. Also got to meet Ron's new dog,Ruger.I think he like me. Thanks Rocky and the whole crew. Great event as usual. Pappy

From: Pappy
Date: 07-Aug-17

Pappy's embedded Photo



Beau enjoyed visiting with yall also. Pappy

From: Pappy
Date: 07-Aug-17

Pappy's embedded Photo



And the picking and grinning. Pappy

From: BigStriper
Date: 07-Aug-17




Yea Pappy that's what I was talking about,we sure had a good time and thanks for letting us camp with you and your great group of friends. Kurt

From: Ron LaClair Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 07-Aug-17




It was good meeting you too Kurt, and Pappy, always good seeing you again. Yes, Ruger liked you, dogs can sense a good person. I'm sorry we didn't get a chance to visit more.

A fantastic crowd this year and the weather was more like mid September than early August.

From: PEARL DRUMS
Date: 07-Aug-17




Im being told the crowd was as big as ever. I do know the raffle tables, self tables and door prize table was as full as Ive ever seen. Great turn out, great food, great times and ALOT of laughs.

Kurt it was good to meet you and your brother. We had a nice seat for the raffle drawings. Ill see you next season!

From: Herbie
Date: 07-Aug-17




To all who helped make Elm Hall such a great place to meet and enjoy each others' company....had a good time, thank you!

From: PEARL DRUMS
Date: 07-Aug-17




Dick that osage bow sucked up a lot of raffle tickets, that was a great way to get her down the road.

From: BigStriper
Date: 08-Aug-17




My brother and I had a great time, and we made a lot of new friends.I got to meet and put some names with faces,the food the club served was just over the top. We camped with Pappy from Twin Oaks in Tennesee and his friends and those guys took us in like we were family, all I can say it was a wonderful time and hope we can make it back next year. Thanks to Rocky and the rest of the club at Pine River. Kurt Stunkel

From: otis
Date: 08-Aug-17




I sure missed everyone this past weekend. Thanks for the pictures. I know everyone had a great time from the ones I talked to. Kurt, glad you enjoyed it. It's one of my favorite shoots for sure.

David

From: BigStriper
Date: 08-Aug-17




David other than the 2 tires that blew out on the pop up camping trailer I borrowed from my brother in law on the way home and caused some damage under the trailer, we had a great weekend.

Kurt

From: BigStriper
Date: 09-Aug-17




I also wanted to tell Rocky that those Brat's we had Friday night were the Best Brat's I have ever had. Kurt

From: Pappy
Date: 10-Aug-17

Pappy's embedded Photo



Yep them boys know how to make brats, that is for sure. Beau and I have been helping make them up on Wednesday night for the last several years trying to learn, we are getting better but not quite there yet. Kevin/Rocky has the recipe down pat.

From: Pappy
Date: 10-Aug-17

Pappy's embedded Photo



Making brats and summer sausage. We really enjoy helping with that and yet another feed after they are made, them boys know how to cook and eat. Pappy

From: BigStriper
Date: 10-Aug-17




Do you think it had something to do with what was in them Brown bottles in the first picture Pappy,I sure would like to have that recipe what ever it is.

Kurt

From: Rocky
Date: 10-Aug-17




Thanks for the compliments on the brats Kurt but I can't take the credit. Kevin and his crew made brats while I was working with the chef for dinner.

From: BigStriper
Date: 10-Aug-17




Well Rocky who ever made them and cooked them sure did one heck of a job,because they were great.Maybe someday I can get the recipe on what and how to make them.Looking forward to next year.

Kurt

From: BigStriper
Date: 12-Aug-17




Is this shoot always the first weekend in August,

Kurt

From: Pappy
Date: 14-Aug-17




Always has been Kurt. Pappy

From: BigStriper
Date: 14-Aug-17




Thanks Pappy, got to remember that for next year, sure had a great time with you ,Beau and the rest of the guys we camped with, that's a special group there. Kurt

From: Pappy
Date: 15-Aug-17




Yep , great having you and your brother in camp, He is one fine gentleman and Both Beau and I enjoyed talking with him. Hope to see yall in May. Pappy





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