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The "TRADITION LIVES ON" Bow Part 2

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THarris 22-Sep-17
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THarris 29-Sep-17
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THarris 07-Oct-17
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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
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THarris 03-Nov-17
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THarris 13-Nov-17
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THarris 19-Nov-17
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THarris 28-Nov-17
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Nemah 06-Dec-17
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THarris 13-Dec-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.

From: THarris
Date: 27-Oct-17




Here's a photo of Monty Browning, I'm gonna try and talk him out of that candle holder.

Part of Monty's traditional archery history.

What was it that inspired you to get into traditional archery?

Answer: "There was no such thing as “traditional archery”, then, it was simply a bow and an arrow. When I shot that first arrow, I was hooked on watching the feathers spin through the arc. I still thrill at that scene today."

From: THarris
Date: 27-Oct-17




From: THarris
Date: 27-Oct-17




From: THarris
Date: 27-Oct-17




For some reason my photo's not being added.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 27-Oct-17

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I'll try T.J.'s photo again.

From: THarris
Date: 27-Oct-17

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Well, that worked, let me try Monty's photo again.

From: THarris
Date: 27-Oct-17




Holy cow, I must be in the twilight zone. Let me see if I can straighten Monty out.

From: THarris
Date: 27-Oct-17




Nope, folks, just turn your head, LOL. Sorry.

Terry Harris

From: Bud B.
Date: 27-Oct-17

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Let me try....

From: THarris
Date: 27-Oct-17




YIPPEE!!!

Thank ya, thank ya, thank ya.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 28-Oct-17

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Here is Monty Browning's signature on "The Tradition Lives On" bow.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 31-Oct-17




This coming weekend will be the next torch bearer on "The Tradition Lives On" signature bow.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 02-Nov-17

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Here's a photo of Barry Wensel and a little of his story about traditional archery. Terry Harris

When asked what was it that inspired him to get into traditional archery?

His answer was, " I really wasn’t “inspired” to get into it, I was just handed a small longbow to “play” with. Our dad taught us the basics/safety, etc. and turned us loose, obviously watching us from a distance. Dad was one who always wanted to teach us but then lets us grow and learn from our mistakes, making suggestions along the way."

From: THarris
Date: 02-Nov-17




Alright BudB, help me out, I don't want folks standing on their heads to see Barry, LOL.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 02-Nov-17

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Let me try.

From: THarris
Date: 02-Nov-17




Yippee!!!!

From: THarris
Date: 02-Nov-17




Folks, this is a one of a kind bow, no doubt a collectors item. Some of the best out there that are still carrying on the tradition of our sport.

Get your tickets now!!!

Terry Harris

From: Bud B.
Date: 02-Nov-17




Just saw this Terry. But I also see you have it 8n hand now, too.

(Y) = thumbs up

From: THarris
Date: 02-Nov-17




Thanks Bud, I know ya got my back.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 03-Nov-17




Let me remind you folks, every cent from these tickets, other than the percentage I have to give PayPal, will go to both of these great organizations.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 03-Nov-17

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Folks, if you're interested in winning, what I think will truly be a piece of Traditional Archery history, now's the time.

Tickets are only $5.00 each, and only a limited number will be sold.

These tremendous torch bearers of Traditional Archery that have signed this bow, truly have the character and integrity of someone that truly belongs here. I'm sure we all know someone that also could have made it on this bow, but, in my research, I feel in my opinion, these are some of the very best.

I know this, none of these gentlemen felt that they DESERVED to be on the bow, but felt all the others certainly did, now THATS integrity in my book.

Three signees have already been inducted into the National Archery Hall of Fame, and a fourth will be inducted this coming year, 2018.

Stay tuned, there's so much more to come.

Terry Harris

From: manybows
Date: 03-Nov-17




Terry are tickets still available. And where to send payments and is paypal an option? Thanks.

From: THarris
Date: 04-Nov-17




They are Ron, PayPal is an option. Use my email: archertw@bellsouth.net

If you need my address in case you'd rather send payment that way, PM me and I'll let you know.

Good to hear fro ya.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 04-Nov-17

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Barry Wensel's signature on "The Tradition lives On" one of a kind signature bow.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 04-Nov-17

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The other side of the riser on"The Tradition Lives On" signature bow. As you can see, the bow was made by Craig Ekin with Howard Hill Archery Co., you'll also notice the silver elephant on the "Tembo".

According to Craig, the "Tembo" was one of Mr. Hill's favorite bows.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 09-Nov-17




By the way, "The Tradition Lives on" signature bow was not only made for me by Craig Ekin, as you can see by his signature on the bow's riser, Craig donated this bow to me for this endeavor.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 10-Nov-17

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Here's a photo of Bob Lee holding "The Tradition Lives On" signature bow, along and his lovely wife.

Here's just a few of Mr. Lee's accomplishments.

1951 Bob Lee forms Wing Archery Company in Houston, Texas, producing handcrafted, custom traditional archery equipment.

1959 Bob assists in forming the Pope & Young Club, an organization dedicated to developing records for quality game taken with a bow and arrow -- the archery counterpart of the Boone & Crockett records club

1968 Bob is instrumental in forming the national Archery Manufacturers Organization (AMO), an association that develops industry trade standards for measuring bow weight, draw lengths, etc.

2007 Bob Lee is inducted into the National Bowhunters Hall of Fame at a dedication ceremony in Las Vegas before a standing ovation

From: Bud B.
Date: 10-Nov-17

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Here ya go.

From: THarris
Date: 13-Nov-17




Thanks BudB.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 14-Nov-17

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Bob Lee's signature on the bow.

From: THarris
Date: 14-Nov-17




Here's another little tidbit about Dick Mauch, an earlier signee on the signature bow.

Terry Harris

When asked, what do you think is most important to keep our sport of traditional archery alive for it’s future. His answer was, Mentoring and Youth programs such as Ted Nugent's camp for kids. State bowhunting organizations with youth programs including youth in their banquets & awards.

From: THarris
Date: 17-Nov-17

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A photo of Steve Turay, makes a truly outstanding Howard Hill style bow.

A little about Steve.

Terry Harris

When asked, can you share your most memorable moment you had, such as a hunt or some other event while enjoying this sport. His answer was, "probably my most memorable hunt was a combination hunt for Pronghorn Antelope and Mule Deer in Wyoming and Western Nebraska in 2007. I was fortunate to take a P&Y Pronghorn in Wyoming and then an 8 Point Mule Deer in Nebraska the next week."

From: THarris
Date: 17-Nov-17

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Sorry, that's a photo of Dick Robertson, here's a photo of Steve.

From: THarris
Date: 17-Nov-17

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Sorry, here's the photo Steve wants me to use for the signature bow.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 19-Nov-17

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Here's Steve's signature on "The Tradition Lives On" bow.

Terry Harris

From: Cameron Root
Date: 19-Nov-17




Steve makes the best bow I've had to date. Rooty

From: THarris
Date: 19-Nov-17




You're right Rooty, not only makes a very good bow, but a great guy to do business with. Thanks for the comment.

Steve also donates a bow every year for me to help raise money for the local Boy Scout camp I also use to place targets for my traditional archery events. Steve's also been very generous about donating for other projects as well.

Terry Harris

From: Bud B.
Date: 19-Nov-17




Not to mention spearheading a gravesite restoration. Thank you again, Steve. My Shelton made by Steve is deadly silent and silky smooth.

From: THarris
Date: 22-Nov-17




A little more info about Steve Turay

When asked what did he think is most important to keep our sport of traditional archery alive for it’s future. His answer was, "we need to remember Traditional Archery is a challenge. Shooting and hunting with a Traditional bow takes dedication, commitment and perseverance. We could all take the "easy way" and shoot a compound or a crossbow. But , that's not who we are".

From: THarris
Date: 24-Nov-17

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Here's a photo of Neil Byce with Bear Archery. Neil has an interesting story, in my opinion, he's another that seems to have been born with a traditional bow in his hand.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 26-Nov-17




A information about Neil Byce.

Terry Harris

When asked what Nail could share the most memorable moment he had, such as a hunt or some other event while enjoying this sport.

His answer was, "I could say I have several great memories of hunts with many different friends over the years. But what I will say is the most memorable is all of the Traditional Trade shows that I have attended over the years making friends from all walks of life. Fellow archers to many to mention like Dick Mauch, Wade Phillips, Marv Cochran, Marv Clyncke, Dale Karch, Big Jim, just to many to mention and everyone that is so great to talk with at the shows, and I do mean everyone. Shows like the Kalamazoo Expo, the Howard Hill Invitational, Baltimore Bowman, Compton Traditional Rendezvous, and ETAR along with several others, Traditional Archers are the Best"!

From: THarris
Date: 28-Nov-17

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Here's Neil Byce's signature on "The Tradition Lives On Bow".

From: THarris
Date: 02-Dec-17

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Here's a photo of Ron La Clair, taken at this past year's Compton Traditional Bowhunters Rendezvous.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 04-Dec-17




Here's a little story about Ron La Clair.

Terry Harris

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

His answer was: There were many moments in my 75 years behind the bow but a very important one was when I brought home a stringer of frogs I had shot with my bow along a creek near home. My Dad said to me, " now that you killed em you have to eat em" He showed me how to skin out the legs and fry them in a pan. I remember how the legs jumped and twitched in the pan. As I ate those little frog legs, that was the day I became a bow hunter....I was 6 years old.

From: THarris
Date: 06-Dec-17




Ron La Clair's signature on "The Tradition Lives On" bow.

Terry Harris

From: Nemah
Date: 06-Dec-17




Fred Anderson?

From: THarris
Date: 06-Dec-17

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The bow is complete, sorry. Here's another try at putting Ron La Clair's signature on here. Hopefully Phil won't delete it.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 08-Dec-17




Great news folks, "The Tradition Lives On" signature bow book should be here in the next two weeks. I can't wait!!!

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 10-Dec-17

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Here's a photo of Marv Clyncke, another signee on "The Tradition Lives On" signature bow.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 10-Dec-17




I meant to add this in the above post.

Marv helped start the Colorado Bowhunters Association, the Rocky Mountain Bighorn Society, and the Compton Traditional Bowhunters.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 13-Dec-17




Folks, "The Tradition Lives On" signature bow Book, arrived today. In my opinion, it looks great!

I'll try and post some photos ASAP.

Terry Harris





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