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The "TRADITION LIVES ON" Bow Part 2

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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

From: THarris
Date: 14-Dec-17

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Here's a photo of "The Tradition Lives On" signature bow. book. The book is 8"x11".

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 14-Dec-17

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Here's a photo of Byron Ferguson and his story.

Terry Harris

From: Bud B.
Date: 15-Dec-17




Terry,

Will this bow and book be on display at the Pre-Spring Arrow Fling shoot in Feb??

From: THarris
Date: 15-Dec-17




Absolutely, along with the book. I'll also be selling tickets as well.

Thank you Bud B. for your support.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 29-Dec-17

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A photo of Len Cardinale, another signee in the National Archery Hall of Fame.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 29-Dec-17

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Here's the signature of Len on "The Tradition Lives On" bow.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 29-Dec-17




Part of Len's story in the signature book.

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

His answer was, I was born in Newark, NJ in 1939. During the 2nd World War years, moms would occasionally bring their children to a movie theater to see something called a “matinee” in the day time hours. The movie “The Adventures of Robin Hood”, with Errol Flynn starring and Howard Hill doing all the shooting was something I saw one afternoon with my mom, when I was 4 years old.

From: THarris
Date: 12-Jan-18

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Here's a photo of Ken Beck.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 12-Jan-18

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Here's Ken's signature, along with Roger Fulton. I'll get to Roger a little later on.

From: THarris
Date: 12-Jan-18




Here are some thoughts from Ken Beck.

"Some thoughts Ken has on traditional archery is that traditional tackle is a challenge that brings many rewards. Stickbows do more than deliver an arrow to a target. They deliver memories…memories of traveling to a hunt, sharing a camp fire with valued friends and family, frosty mornings and succeeding against difficult odds.

Ken has said that at Black Widow they take great pride in what they do. They just don’t build bows , they create adventures."

From: THarris
Date: 02-Feb-18

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Here's a photo of Roger Fulton, with Black Widow Bow Co.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 02-Feb-18




When I asked Roger if he would share his most memorable moment he had, such as a hunt or some other event while enjoying this sport.

His answer was: My first black bear that I took with my Black Widow will stand out in my memory forever.

From: THarris
Date: 04-Feb-18




Folks, I'm approximately ONE THIRD of the way in reaching my goal of selling all 1000 tickets.

Let me say again, this is a "ONE OF A KIND" bow, which I truly feel will be a collectors piece of Traditional Archery History.

It's easy to get tickets.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 16-Feb-18

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Folks, less than 4 months away for the drawing of this one of a kind bow. I'm hoping these two organizations get all the money 1000 tickets will bring them.

Please pass the word and help me do this.

NOW, here's a photo of Gene Wensel.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 16-Feb-18




Here's little of Gene's history.

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

Gene's answer was, "My most memorable moment was taking the biggest buck of my life on the last day of my 2004 season after hunting him for two years. I got to share the entire experience with family and close friends."

From: THarris
Date: 04-Mar-18

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He's a photo of Bob Wesley, one who also knew the late great Howard Hill himself.

Terry Harris

From: MTQUIVER
Date: 04-Mar-18




Not many monetary things in this world hold my attention, but it would be more than just an honor to possess that piece of history. Awesome. Stay Safe/Shoot Straight MTQUIVER

From: THarris
Date: 04-Mar-18




Michael, thank you for those kind words, not to sound too prejudiced, but, MY SENTIMENT EXACTLY.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 05-Mar-18

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Here's Bob's signature as well as a little of his traditional archery history.

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

Bob's answer was, "In 1969 I became friends with the great Howard Hill and took instruction from him at his retirement home in Vincent, AL. He will get most credit as my mentor."

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 07-Mar-18




Folks, I think this important for me to say this.

When I started this endeavor about "The Tradition Lives On" signature bow, I knew in my heart what I believed what this bow meant to me. I first believed it was men LIKE THESE that made this bow important for our traditional archery history.

I've come to realize it is not men like these, it is THESE MEN that have made this bow important for our traditional archery history.

If it weren't for these men, I really feel most of us today wouldn't be having this sport, hobby or even a great part of our daily lives here for us to enjoy.

I know there are others out there that could also have been on this signature bow. I know of three others I tried to get. One declined to be a part of it, another, at the time, was in a nursing home, and one never would respond to my requests to speak with him. I'm also sure there are some that many of you feel should be on the bow.

I started this project last Spring, and with what I know now, I truly feel I have the BEST of those torch bearers in traditional archery still with us today that are represented on this bow

Now, at the time of this writing, I've sold 363 tickets out of 1000. The proceeds, as you know, will be split between a Boy Scout Camp and an organization that works with chronically ill children, both noble institutions.

There are less than three months before I will draw for this bow. Folks, think about what this bow means, who you might pass it down to if you win it and what it might do to help some child.

Even if you say to yourself, "I don't need another bow", help me sell these remaining tickets and even if you don't want the bow, I'LL BUY THE BOW FROM YOU AT WHAT THE BOW WOULD COST YOU IF YOU BOUGHT IT FROM HOWARD HILL ARCHERY COMPANY.

Don't let, what in my opinion, is a piece of our traditional archery history go by you without trying to get it for yourself.

Sincerely, Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 10-Mar-18




Only TWELVE WEEKS AWAY before the drawing of this beautiful bow, as well as the book.

Don't blink, twelve weeks will slip by before ya know it. There's still time, but don't wait too long.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 16-Mar-18

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Here's another of those fine gentlemen, Jerry Brumm, that have signed "The Tradition Lives On" signature bow.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 16-Mar-18

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Jerry's signature on the bow.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 17-Mar-18




A little of Jerry Brumm's traditional archery history.

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."

Jerry's answer was, "I’ve had a couple of really lucky shots in years gone by. One was shooting the head off a bumble bee (in flight) with a broadhead (had a witness). Another shot was a woodchuck at 40 paces, in the eye, with steel blunt (no witness). Glenn St. Charles told me “if you shoot enough arrows in the air, you are bound to hit something sooner or later”.

From: THarris
Date: 23-Mar-18




Folks, two and a half months away for the drawing for "The Tradition Lives On" signature bow. This time will pass quickly, don't miss your opportunity to get your tickets for this piece of Traditional Archery history.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 29-Mar-18

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Here's a photo of John Lee, a truly great Howard Hill historian and collector of Howard Hill memorabilia.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 30-Mar-18

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Mr. Lee's signature on the bow.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 07-Apr-18




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

John's answer was, "Meeting Howard Hill in Alabama in 1973."

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 08-Apr-18

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Another signee on "The Tradition Lives On" signature bow, Dick Robertson.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 09-Apr-18

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Dick's signature as well as a little of his traditional archery history.

When Dick was asked if he could share his most memorable moment he had, such as a hunt or some other event while enjoying this sport.

His answer was, "I was lucky being born in Montana in an era where there was very few bow hunters. I ended up getting a 30 inch mule deer at age 17 and a 7 x 7 bull elk at 19. Gene Wensel was the first real bow hunter I ever met when he moved to Hamilton Montana and was a great inspiration to me"

Terry Harris.

From: THarris
Date: 12-Apr-18




Folks, there are two more of these torch bearers in traditional archery to come.

Still plenty of tickets available, DON'T MISS OUT!

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 16-Apr-18




JUST A LITTLE OVER SIX WEEKS AWAY!!!

Folks, I'll be drawing the winner's name at this year's Howard Hill Southeastern Classic.

Don't miss your chance at winning what I consider a piece of our traditional archery history.

There are tickets still available.

Terry Harris

From: RymanCat
Date: 17-Apr-18




Now this is what its about some very incredible reading and photos. Thanks Terry for sharing.

From: jeffrey
Date: 17-Apr-18




All I can say is this is awesome. Im glad you shared this with us.

From: THarris
Date: 19-Apr-18




Thanks guys, it has been an incredible endeavor. I've got to get to know and meet nearly all of these great torch bearers of Traditional Archery, wonderful experience.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 23-Apr-18




Alright folks, I'll be posting the next to the last gentleman that has signed "The Tradition Lives On" signature", this coming Friday.

Again, let me say, if you didn't read an earlier post her, even if you don't need another bow, the proceeds are going to be split between two great organizations. Not to mention, if you don't want the bow, I'll pay you what this "Tembo" would cost you if you ordered one.

I've still got tickets available, but don't continue to wait because time is running out for you to get them.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 27-Apr-18

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Here's a photo of Dale Karch, another signature bow signee.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 29-Apr-18




A little of Dale's traditional archery history.

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

Dale's answer was, "Meeting Fred Bear himself and spending some time talking to him and being in awe of him taking the time to talk to me. He was a very humble and kind gentleman. My BC Moose hunt is number one in my list. There is nothing like hunting in wild land were you are part of the cycle of life."

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 29-Apr-18

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Dale's signature on the bow.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 30-Apr-18




Folks, there are only 33 days away fro Saturday night's drawing for this one of a kind bow.

Time is running out for you get your tickets for your chance to win.

By the way, I'm only half way to my goal of selling the 1000 tickets which means there are plenty of tickets available. Also don't forget, the proceeds from these tickets will be split between two great organizations.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 04-May-18

THarris's embedded Photo



Here we are folks, the last great torch bearer who has helped to keep traditional archery going for all of us.

Here's a photo of Craig Ekin.

Let me add, when I first spoke of the idea of "The Tradition Lives On" signature bow to Craig, he thought it was a pretty cool idea. When I told him I'd like to be able to use one of his bows to do this and asked what I could get the bow for, Craig didn't hesitate, he donated the bow to me.

I asked Craig to sign the bow and Craig humble said that his name would be on the riser, as he does for all of his bows. This wasn't good enough, in my opinion, Craig's name deserved to be on the limbs along with all the other fine gentlemen that has their names on the limbs as well. Thank you Craig Ekin.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 04-May-18




Let me also add that Craig has been unbelievably generous with me over the years while I help the Howard Hill Southeastern Classic.

Terry Harris

From: Mountain Man
Date: 05-May-18




Amazing work Terry!!

Ya know all the cool kids ; )

TTT

From: THarris
Date: 05-May-18




Thanks Scott, I appreciate the kind words.

One other pretty cool thing. A copy of the book that goes with the signature bow might be auctioned off at the National Archery Hall of Fame banquet this coming September in Springfield, MO.

One of the signee's, Dick Mauch will be inducted and I'm going and will get to meet him.

Terry Harris

From: Mountain Man
Date: 05-May-18




Well i hope you keep something for yourself as mementoes of all the archers you've met

From: THarris
Date: 07-May-18




I also have a copy of the book for myself, thanks Mountain Man.

Terry Harris

From: Bud B.
Date: 07-May-18




Fantastic!

From: THarris
Date: 08-May-18




Ticket sells are picking up, but still plenty are available.

Not much time folks, especially if you're going to send checks or money orders.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 12-May-18




Only 21 days away for the drawing of this signature bow.

Still time, but ya need to hurry!!

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 15-May-18




Hi everyone, there's only 16 days away from the Howard Hill Southeastern Classic, where "The Tradition Lives On" signature will be drawn fro after supper Saturday night, June 2nd, 2018.

As I mentioned, there is a book that will go with this bow with all of these outstanding gentlemen with a little of their archery history in it.

Let me also add, that another copy of this book, MAY BE auction at the upcoming National Archery Hall of Fame Banquet in September.

Dick Mauch, one of the bow's signees, will be inducted into the NAHF on September 22, 2018 in Springfield, MO. I plan on being there to meet Mr. Mauch in person.

Folks, I honestly believe this one of a kind bow will be an family heirloom to be passed down hopefully from father to son to proudly hang on a special place on a wall.

Don't wait, buy tickets now, there's not much time left to get your chance.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 18-May-18




Folks.less than two weeks away for the Howard Hill Southeastern Classic.

Let me say that if you're interesting in buying tickets for "The Tradition Lives On" signature bow, I' will no longer be able to get your ticket stub copies out to you the week of the event. I just won't have the time, but YOUR drawing ticket stub will go into the drawing bucket.

You can still send me a check, M.O. or go through PayPal, but you need to hurry.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 22-May-18




Folks, there are only nine days to go for the start of the 2018 Howard Hill Southeastern Classic. A four day event and on Saturday evening, June 2nd, I'll draw the winner for this outstanding bow.

Time is running out to get tickets through PayPal or to send me a check or money order.

You can, however, buy tickets at the event.

Terry Harris

From: Mountain Man
Date: 23-May-18




Getn close Terry!

Bump

All the hard is coming to a climactic end soon

From: THarris
Date: 25-May-18




Thanks Scott and you're right.

Folks, I can no longer accept checks, (I won't have time this coming week to deal with them because I'll be busy getting ready for the Howard Hill SE Classic), please use PayPal only.

Even with PayPal, I won't have time to get your stub copies back to you, but the drawing stub will certainly be put in the bucket.

Only eight day away for the drawing of this signature bow with these 21 outstanding torch bearers who have signed this bow and given me a little slice of their history for the book that will go with this bow.

I'd like to thank all those who have supported me in this endeavor.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 26-May-18




ONE WEEK FROM TONIGHT FOLKS!!!

Next Saturday night, June 2nd, I'll be drawing the winner.

Tickets are still available and I can take PayPal until Wednesday night, after that you will miss your chance, unless you're attending the Howard Hill SE Classic.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 29-May-18




ONY FOUR DAYS FOR THE DRAWING!!!

Unless you use Paypal, or are at the Howard Hill Southeastern Classic to buy tickets, you will miss your chance at trying to win this one of a kind bow.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 31-May-18




TWO DAYS AWAY FOR THE DRAWING!!!

Someone who truly believes as I do, that this one of a kind bow, will be a piece of Traditional Archery History, will win this bow Saturday night.

Terry Harris





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