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The "TRADITION LIVES ON" Bow Part 2

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THarris 22-Sep-17
BATMAN 22-Sep-17
THarris 29-Sep-17
THarris 29-Sep-17
THarris 07-Oct-17
THarris 07-Oct-17
THarris 13-Oct-17
THarris 13-Oct-17
Old School 13-Oct-17
THarris 13-Oct-17
unhinged 13-Oct-17
THarris 13-Oct-17
hemi cj 13-Oct-17
THarris 13-Oct-17
Tzioxphon 13-Oct-17
macatawa 13-Oct-17
THarris 13-Oct-17
THarris 20-Oct-17
THarris 20-Oct-17
From: THarris
Date: 22-Sep-17

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Folks, here's the plaque & bow riser of the "Tradition Lives On" signature bow. The bow is being raffled off for a local Boy Scout I use adjacent to Tannehill Historical State Park, as well as going for Children's Harbor here in Alabama, that works with chronically ill children and their families to help them cope with their diseases. The bow will be given away at the next Howard Hill Southeastern Classic, June 2nd, 2018. There are 21 outstanding gentlemen that have been great torch bearers for Traditional Archery, who have signed this bow. About every week or two, I'll post a photo of one of these individuals along with a photo of their signature. I'll also put a portion of their history that will be in the "Tradition Lives On" book that goes with the bow, as well.

From: BATMAN Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 22-Sep-17




GOOD FORTUNE WITH THIS PROJECT!

From: THarris
Date: 29-Sep-17

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Here's a photo of Dick Mauch. Dick will be inducted into the National Archery Hall of Fame in 2018. Here, also, is part of what I'll be putting in "The Tradition Lives On" book that will go with this one of a kind bow.

Question: "Can you share your most memorable moment you had, such as a hunt or some other event while enjoying this sport."

Answer: "Perhaps topping the most memorable would be the 1965 Trip to Mozambique, Portuguese East Africa. This was from boarding the plane in Omaha to join the group (hosted by Fred Bear) in New York until my return to Omaha about 7 weeks later, like a dream. I had to pinch myself every day that all this was real."

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 29-Sep-17

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Here's Dick Mauch's signature on the bow.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 07-Oct-17

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Here's a photo of Byron Ferguson. I've always said that in my opinion, Byron is a true ambassador of traditional archery the way he has promoted the sport all around the world.

Here is also a little of Byron's history in traditional archery.

" Who, in traditional archery, do you feel influenced you the most and was there someone you would call a mentor."

"Fred Bear and Howard Hill were my inspirations. Mr. Bear for hunting, Mr. Hill for shooting. I credit Jerry Simmons of Jasper Alabama for teaching me how to hunt with the bow and arrow. Before he passed I told Jerry this but he refused credit saying I was already bowhunting when we met. I replied while it is true I was hunting when we met I didn't start finding anything until He taught me how."

From: THarris
Date: 07-Oct-17

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Byron's signature on the One of a Kind Bow.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 13-Oct-17

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Here's another photo of one of these outstanding individuals that carry the torch of Traditional Archery proudly. Again, just a little excerpt of what will go into "The Tradition Lives On" book that will go with the Signature Bow.

Terry Harris

Can you share your most memorable moment you had, such as a hunt or some other event while enjoying this sport.

Answer: "The 3 month bow hunt to Alaska, where we lived in a tent and took care of ourselves, eating mostly what we shot or caught, was a wonderful maturing experience for a 25 year old. We occasionally saw a pilot who checked on us and brought us a few staples, but we never came back to civilation in that 3 month period. Roy case and Art Laha hunted with us for a while before they returned to civilization."

From: THarris
Date: 13-Oct-17

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The signature

From: Old School Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 13-Oct-17




Great endeavor, good for you!

From: THarris
Date: 13-Oct-17




Nicholas, if you're going to the Kalamazoo Expo in Michigan this year, I'll have the bow on display.

Terry Harris

From: unhinged
Date: 13-Oct-17




That would be something to have! Best of luck on your fundraiser. I hope that signing pen is not a sharpie, they are not archival and will fade over time.

From: THarris
Date: 13-Oct-17




That's why the bow is re-sealed.

Terry Harris

From: hemi cj
Date: 13-Oct-17




Hello, do you have a contact on who I could purchase raffle tickets from?

From: THarris
Date: 13-Oct-17




Hi Mike, you can contact me, either PM here on stickbow, or you can email me at: archertw@bellsouth.net.

The tickets are $5.00 each and I'm only selling 1000 tickets.

Contact me and I'll give you all the details.

Thanks

Terry Harris

From: Tzioxphon
Date: 13-Oct-17




cool

From: macatawa
Date: 13-Oct-17




Cool....? Absolutely!!

There's a boatload of history in this project for sure..

Its all good!!

From: THarris
Date: 13-Oct-17




Guys, I'm just scratching the surface. There's 18 more of these outstanding gentlemen with portions of their stories that I'll be posting over the next several months. By the way, Fred Asbell was inducted into the National Archery Hall of Fame just a few years ago.

I plan on posting another photo every week or so over the next few months. This way, each of these signee's will have time to their selves so all can learn a little about them.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 20-Oct-17

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Here's a photo of T.J. Conrads, owner of Traditional Bowhunter Magazine. Taking the tradition of our sport all over the world with this great magazine.

Terry Harris

Also, a little piece of his history in traditional archery.

What part of the country are you from and what was your earliest memory introducing you to traditional archery.

Answer: "My father picked up two lemonwood longbows back in the late 1950s and we had those for many years. I remember saving up 25¢ to buy three wooden arrow with those pressed on metal tips. I actually killed a jackrabbit (and my mother's prized Bantam rooster, Jose, with one of those longbows. I fell in love with the bow arrow at a very young age.”

From: THarris
Date: 20-Oct-17

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T.J.'s signature on "The Tradition Lives On" bow.





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