Traditional Archery Discussions on the Leatherwall


The 2018 PRE-SPRING ARROW FLING

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THarris 02-Oct-17
stonepoint 02-Oct-17
BigB 02-Oct-17
danceswithleaves 02-Oct-17
RonsPlc 02-Oct-17
THarris 03-Oct-17
Huntdux 03-Oct-17
iowa cedar shooter 03-Oct-17
THarris 04-Oct-17
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THarris 05-Oct-17
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South MS Bowhunter 07-Oct-17
Labackwoodsman 07-Oct-17
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THarris 07-Oct-17
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THarris 08-Oct-17
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From: THarris
Date: 02-Oct-17

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Folks, the 9th and the "FINAL" Pre-Spring Arrow Fling, hosted by the "American Traditional Archer", will be at Tannehill Historical State Park in McCalla, AL, February 23rd, 24th & 25th, 2018. I'd like to thank ALL that have helped and supported me over the last 8 years.

This event has also helped me to raise and donate over $42,000.00 to the local Boy Scout Camp that sits adjacent to the Park. Of course without the generous donations from many outstanding bowyers, archery companies, Vendors, and many others, all I'll get to later, it would've been nearly impossible to raise that much money.

I'll keep posting more and more information concerning this event along the way.

Thanks

Terry Harris

From: stonepoint
Date: 02-Oct-17




Coming from South Carolina. My son is a freshman at Alabama. It will be a twofer. Will definitely have to make it this year.

From: BigB
Date: 02-Oct-17




This is my favorite shoot. Hate to see it go, but I understand and I appreciate all you have done for Traditional Archery.

From: danceswithleaves
Date: 02-Oct-17




Maybe can stop by as I'm going to ASA that weekend too.

From: RonsPlc Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 02-Oct-17




We will be there... already have our cabin booked!

I have already told the boss that I am going to be taking that Friday off.

From: THarris
Date: 03-Oct-17




To you guys that haven't been here before, welcome, WHAT TOOK YA SO LONG, LOL.

Pass the word guys, let's take the Pre Spring shoot out with a BANG!!!

Terry Harris

From: Huntdux
Date: 03-Oct-17




Last year was the first one for us. Hate to hear this one will be the last! Hope we can make it!

From: iowa cedar shooter
Date: 03-Oct-17




had a bum knee last feb. couldn't make it but we sure would like to be there next feb.!

From: THarris
Date: 04-Oct-17




Russell, maybe you and Gerald both can make it to the last PSAF, help me have a great BLOW OUT!!!

Terry Harris

From: iowa cedar shooter
Date: 04-Oct-17




would love to terry, also hope our friends the cadenheads can make it also! sure hate to hear that this will be the last tho! friends from iowa

From: THarris
Date: 05-Oct-17

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Here's the entrance into Tannehill Historical State Park. You'll then come upon the friendly Park gate keeper.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 05-Oct-17

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Folks, being that this will be my last Pre-Spring Arrow Fling, and as most of you know I use this event to help raise money for the Boy Scout Camp that sits adjacent to the Park, I'm looking for any of you that would like to donate something to help me make this the largest fund raiser yet.

So far, over the years, I've donated over $42,000.00 to this camp.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 06-Oct-17

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Folks, here's the Tannehill General Store. If you're camping, primitive or RV, this is where you'll pay to camp.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 06-Oct-17

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Don't forget the Sweet Shop, great ice cream and home made milk shakes.

Let me also add, I should have put in here with the photo of the main gate. When you camp at Tannehill, you don't pay a gate entrance fee.

If you're not camping or staying in a motel or even locally and you're coming back and forth, you need to pay one time to enter the Park. After that, the Park has given me Park Passes to give you all so you don't have to pay again.

Terry Harris

From: South MS Bowhunter
Date: 07-Oct-17




Here a little bit of memories from the 2016 Pre Spring

From: Labackwoodsman
Date: 07-Oct-17




Awesome video John!

From: South MS Bowhunter
Date: 07-Oct-17




Thanks Dustin! And by the way are you "The Dustin" I know from Tannehill? LOL sorry have to ask but my memory not as good as it needs to be.

From: Labackwoodsman
Date: 07-Oct-17




I am him! I hope you and Tommy are doing well! I hope you guys make it ok through the hurricane!

From: Labackwoodsman
Date: 07-Oct-17




I am him! I hope you and Tommy are doing well! I hope you guys make it ok through the hurricane!

From: South MS Bowhunter
Date: 07-Oct-17




Lol, good to hear from you. Right now we are awaiting "Nate's" arrival.

All preps done (or as much as i'm going to do), and were smoking ribs and brisket to pass the time and have for food in case things get bad!

From: danceswithleaves
Date: 07-Oct-17




Terry what day can we get there that week ??

From: THarris
Date: 07-Oct-17




Anytime after Sunday, Feb 18. We'll be putting targets out on Monday, come and hang out if you'd like.

Terry Harris

From: danceswithleaves
Date: 08-Oct-17




Thanks Terry I may do just that. Cal

From: THarris
Date: 08-Oct-17

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The bridge you cross that connects the maim Park to Farley Field. Farley Field is where all the activities take place.

Terry Harris

From: kmbrown
Date: 08-Oct-17




I plan on making this shoot. Hopefully, I'll be well enough to shoot but if not, I'll just come hang out and visit.

From: THarris
Date: 08-Oct-17




Kevin, you can come hang out all you want.

BTW, if you look to the left while crossing the bridge into Farley Field, you'll see the Grist Mill.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 08-Oct-17

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Sorry, forgot the photo.

From: THarris
Date: 09-Oct-17

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As you enter Farley Field, there's a couple of pavilions and a bathroom on the right.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 09-Oct-17

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Looking ahead into Farley Field, you can see one of the three bathhouses in Tannehill State Park, two are up in the main areas of the Park. There are also plenty of hook-ups for camping as well as unlimited primitive camping around Farley Field.

You can also see the pavilion where the registration takes place.

Terry Harris

From: Pappy 1952
Date: 10-Oct-17




Hope to make it this year. It is a very good event and really hate to see it go away. Pappy

From: THarris
Date: 10-Oct-17




Pappy, rumor has it that the Buck Hollow Buckhunters Club, in Dickson, TN, will take the dates for the Pre-Spring Arrow Fling, which will be a three day event starting in 2019. The dates in 2019 should be February 22, 23 & 24, 2019.

Not sure if it will still be the same name, but I think they'll work as hard as possible to make it a great event.

Terry Harris

From: James
Date: 10-Oct-17




I always look forward to coming to this event from Ohio to escape the winter for a few days. I will miss this event, and I plan to be there in February.

From: danceswithleaves
Date: 10-Oct-17




By the way this year the TBOF is the next weekend after the Fling Its a good two for one trip for anyone running from snow with a trad bow .

From: THarris
Date: 11-Oct-17

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Several folks have made it to both.

Down by the registration pavilion. That's the bathhouse. The road that goes around the pavilion is Vendors Row, makes sort of a horse shoe.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 11-Oct-17

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Plenty of primitive camping close to the registration area.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 11-Oct-17

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As well as extra hook-ups besides the many, many hook-ups in the main camping area of the Park.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 12-Oct-17

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Let me take ya through some of the trails where the targets will be set out.

Terry Harris

From: Bud B.
Date: 12-Oct-17




I hope to make it down. I never have, and regret it.

From: THarris
Date: 12-Oct-17

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Charles, you're a lot closer than many you've made it. I hope you come and enjoy this event. I hope you won't regret it, but I also hope you do regret not coming sooner, LOL.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 14-Oct-17

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I always enjoyed walking through these trails at Tannehill before I'd set out targets, very peaceful.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 15-Oct-17

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Date: 16-Oct-17

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Date: 16-Oct-17

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It's always been fun setting up targets in these woods.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 17-Oct-17

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Getting close to the end of the first trail that I set my targets up on. Plenty more to see.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 17-Oct-17

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From: THarris
Date: 18-Oct-17

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Coming out off the first trail, looking back at Farley Field towards the registration, camping and Vendor areas.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 18-Oct-17

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Going back into some trails in Tannehill State Park for target set-up.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 18-Oct-17

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From: THarris
Date: 19-Oct-17

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Trail heading toward the Boy Scout area I also use for my target set-up.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 19-Oct-17

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From: THarris
Date: 20-Oct-17

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Entering the Boy Scout Camp.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 20-Oct-17

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From: THarris
Date: 23-Oct-17

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The Boy Scout Camp has some really pretty trails.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 23-Oct-17

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Date: 23-Oct-17

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Date: 23-Oct-17

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Date: 24-Oct-17

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Last photos of just some of the trails I use.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 24-Oct-17

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From: THarris
Date: 29-Oct-17

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Just some of the ares for primitive camping, great areas for those outstanding fireside chats.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 29-Oct-17

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Date: 29-Oct-17

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Date: 29-Oct-17

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From: THarris
Date: 30-Oct-17

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Many items of History in Tannehill State Park. Here's Roupes Valley Ironworks, the furnace that was actually used in the War Between the States.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 30-Oct-17

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Date: 01-Nov-17

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Some of the cabins for rent at the Park.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 01-Nov-17

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Date: 01-Nov-17

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Date: 01-Nov-17

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Date: 02-Nov-17

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Date: 03-Nov-17

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Ye Old Black Smith Shop, you'll pass it right before you enter Farley Field, so, if you have a minute between flinging your arrows, walk over and take a look around.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 04-Nov-17

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You never know, someone might be heating up the forge.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 06-Nov-17

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For the of you that don't want to miss Sunday services, you're always welcome at Tannehill's Church.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 07-Nov-17

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More photos of the Grist Mill.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 07-Nov-17

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From: THarris
Date: 08-Nov-17

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Another pic.

From: THarris
Date: 09-Nov-17

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While you're here, take time to visit Tannehill's Alabama Iron & Steel Museum.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 13-Nov-17

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The museum is truly a iron & steel history buff's dream. Here's a huge piece of Brown Iron Ore that greets you as you enter.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 15-Nov-17

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Inside the Museum

From: THarris
Date: 16-Nov-17

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Date: 16-Nov-17

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From: Sipsey River
Date: 16-Nov-17




I have a buddy in Georgia, one in Ohio, and maybe one from Canada, already making plans to come here for this event. Always a great time.

From: THarris
Date: 17-Nov-17




Thanks John, looking forward to having you all here.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 19-Nov-17

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More Museum photos for you history folks.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 20-Nov-17

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Much to see in this Museum.

From: THarris
Date: 21-Nov-17

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Date: 22-Nov-17

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Date: 24-Nov-17

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The museum has much more, not only inside but right outside the building itself.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 26-Nov-17

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Some of the Vendors that come to or have been to the Pre-Spring Arrow Fling.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 27-Nov-17

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Date: 28-Nov-17

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Mr. Tom Parsons

From: THarris
Date: 30-Nov-17

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Don Ward with Eagles Flight.

From: THarris
Date: 01-Dec-17

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Ol' Bobby with Rock Pile Farms. Greatest jellies, ciders, marinades and other goodies you'll ever taste you'll find at an archery event.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 02-Dec-17

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Steve Turay with Northern Mist Longbows.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 03-Dec-17

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Craig Ekin, with Howard Hill Archery.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 04-Dec-17

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Neil Byce with Bear Archery.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 05-Dec-17

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Jim Pyle with JP Enterprise

From: THarris
Date: 07-Dec-17

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Tracey & David Belowski with St. Joe River Bows.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 08-Dec-17

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Mike Yancy with Pine Hollow Longbows.

From: THarris
Date: 11-Dec-17

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Charles Dreshler with Two Tracks Bow Co.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 17-Dec-17

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Ken Thompson, actually Ken's wife, can't tell much by this photo but Ken makes some nice bows as well as youth bows.

Terry

From: Andy Man
Date: 17-Dec-17




pondering going, 12 hour drive for me?

do you have to make reservations for a camping spot? how are the shooting sources (simular to the Baltimore shoot)?

Thanks?

From: Andy Man
Date: 17-Dec-17




course

From: THarris
Date: 17-Dec-17




James, never been to Baltimore, but, I've always prided myself on how I put out my courses. I've always believed a course should not only be challenging but also be fun. I believe you'll find it will be worth the trip, many others have traveled farther and still do.

Camping is a first come first serve. There are approximately 300 improved site within the Park, three bathhouses and nearly unlimited primitive camping. Check out Tannehill's web-site:

www.tannehill.org

Terry Harris

From: Andy Man
Date: 17-Dec-17




Thanks Terry

From: THarris
Date: 18-Dec-17

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Art by Dave Broughton.

Terry Harris

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Date: 19-Dec-17

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Date: 20-Dec-17

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From: Scott Gray Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 20-Dec-17




Going to be a lot of fun!

From: South MS Bowhunter
Date: 20-Dec-17




This event and the Howard Hill Classic i'm afraid will be solely missed and will be the epitome of "You don't know what you have till its gone" analogy!

So don't be the one who says "I wish I would have gone when I had the chance".

Terry I for one will surely miss this and the HHC and have appreciated all you have done to promote Traditional archery, thanks.

From: THarris
Date: 20-Dec-17




Guys, there will be some OUTSTANDING NEWS, for 2019, concerning the Howard Hill Classic, Pre-Spring Arrow Fling, and the possibility of something else that may be coming.

Ya gotta wait for it, LOL

Terry Harris

From: South MS Bowhunter
Date: 20-Dec-17




Heart be still! Terry I hope its what i'm thinking, not the end but just a beginning.

From: THarris
Date: 21-Dec-17




Got some exciting things that should come about in 2019 John. If they happen, should be great for us traditional archers.

Terry Harris

From: Scott Gray Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 22-Dec-17




Sounds interesting

From: THarris
Date: 23-Dec-17

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Charles Deshler with Two Tracks Bow & Wool.

From: Pappy 1952
Date: 24-Dec-17




Always a great time, really looking forward to it this year. Pappy

From: THarris
Date: 24-Dec-17




Thanks Pappy, now let's bring this up again for my good friends, BOX CALL & Rooty, Merry Christmas guys and everyone else here.

Terry Harris

From: Matt Ewing
Date: 24-Dec-17




Lol

From: THarris
Date: 26-Dec-17

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Big Jim's Bow Co.

From: THarris
Date: 27-Dec-17




Folks, less than two months away for my last Pre-Spring Arrow Fling.

BUT, in 2019 there may be some great news coming for the same weekend, last three day weekend in February, be watching.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 28-Dec-17




Got some good news for those that don't want the PRE-SPRING ARROW FLING to end.

The Buck Hollow Bowhunters will be hosting the "Buck Hollow Bowhunters Pre- Spring Arrow Fling" the last weekend in February 2019.

There will be much more information in the future about this event, but this event will keep going, VERY EXCITING!!!

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 31-Dec-17

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From: throwback
Date: 31-Dec-17




Sorry to hear the news, but a big thank you for all you've done for the kids. I wish I was able to travel, I'd love to be able to attend and meet some of you guys and gals.

From: THarris
Date: 31-Dec-17




Hi Bob, yes, it is a long trek, but many up in your neck of the woods have made it. If you can't make it this year, mark your calendar for 2019 when the Pre-Spring shoot is being held in Dickson, TN, which would be a little closer for ya.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 01-Jan-18




HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Keep it safe everybody, and we hope to see our old friends at THIS year's Pre- Spring Arrow Fling.

Terry Harris

From: Pappy 1952
Date: 02-Jan-18




Good news Terry, I had heard that might happen but glad it is now official. Pappy

From: THarris
Date: 02-Jan-18




I think it'll be a great event, they'll do a very good job.

Terry Harris

From: Sipsey River
Date: 02-Jan-18




Dickson Tn next year, that is great news, hated to see it end.

From: THarris
Date: 02-Jan-18




Rhonda & I plan on going ourselves John. I think it'll be a great time for everyone. Not to mention, we'll get to shoot and play!

Terry Harris

From: iowa cedar shooter
Date: 02-Jan-18




hey, that is closer to iowa too! good deal!

From: South MS Bowhunter
Date: 02-Jan-18




So Terry the Buck Hollow bowhunters are in TN?

And the event will not be at Tannehill?

From: THarris
Date: 03-Jan-18




The Buck Hollow event is in 2019, not this year. This year, January 23, 24 & 25, 2018, the Pre-Spring Arrow Fling is at Tannehill Historical State Park.

Terry Harris

From: kodiak t/d
Date: 03-Jan-18




January???????? not February?????

From: THarris
Date: 03-Jan-18




SORRY!!!! FEBRUARY 23, 24 & 25, 2018.

THANKS RODNEY, FOR KEEPING ME STRAIGHT, ON MY OWN EVENT, NO LESS, LOL.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 04-Jan-18




Less than two months away folks.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 05-Jan-18




Don't miss my last Pre-Spring Arrow Fling folks!!

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 06-Jan-18




I'll try and start posting a few Vendors folks. Here are a few I feel certain will be here.

Bear Archery ~ Big Jim's Bow Co. ~ Northern Mist Longbows ~ Asbell Wool ~ Cumshaw Archery ~ JP Enterprises ~ Longbow Jerky ~ Ken Thompson Traditional Archery ~ Tom Rowan Traditional Archery ~ Rock Pile Farms ~ TWArrows and I'm sure others will follow.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 07-Jan-18




Art by Dave Broughton will also be here.

Terry Harris

From: Pappy 1952
Date: 07-Jan-18




Always a lot of great vendors for sure. Pappy

From: Tradarcherychamp
Date: 07-Jan-18




Archery accessories, custom hats and bow socks will be there.

From: THarris
Date: 07-Jan-18




Thanks Pappy & Julia.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 08-Jan-18




Time goes by fast, it'll be here before ya know it.

Terry Harris

From: Pappy 1952
Date: 09-Jan-18




Yep, always good to see ya Julia. Pappy

From: THarris
Date: 10-Jan-18




Just a little over six weeks away folks.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 11-Jan-18




Closer & closer.

Terry Harris

From: Pappy 1952
Date: 12-Jan-18




Yep hoping the weather will be nicer there than it is here right now. LOL, Snow and ice here now and getting cold again. Pappy

From: South MS Bowhunter
Date: 12-Jan-18




TTT

Don't want Terry to pull all of the load, lol.

From: stonepoint
Date: 13-Jan-18




Do you register ahead of time, or register the morning before the shoot. How much is registration anyway. I have already put in vacation request for Friday and Saturday.

From: THarris
Date: 14-Jan-18




You don't have to pre-register, just before you shoot. You can shoot all day for $20.00 (as many rounds as you can get in). All weekend for $35.00 and a family rate (immediate family only) for $60.00, up to four members. There will be a food Vendor out there but I'll feed you a free chili supper Saturday night.

Terry Harris

From: Pappy 1952
Date: 15-Jan-18




Great time for sure, a very good time to by your years supplies, some really good vendors will be there. Pappy

From: THarris
Date: 15-Jan-18




Thanks Pappy.

Folks, let's add Black Widow bOw Co. to the growing list of Vendors coming to this year's Pre-Spring Arrow Fling.

Terry Harris

By the way, the spell check in the Vendors list above changed a name of one of the Vendors and I didn't check it.

Kimshaw Archery will be here, not Cumshaw.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 16-Jan-18




Just a little over 5 weeks away folks.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 17-Jan-18




Folks, get out of the icebox, come on down to more pleasant temps at the end of February.

Terry Harris

From: Pappy 1952
Date: 18-Jan-18




Yep Terry been an ice box here in Tennessee also, look forward to warmer weather, fun shooting and the chance to see a bunch of friends that I don't see but a few times a year. Little over a month. Pappy

From: WarDancer Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 18-Jan-18




Roy Hall and I getting ready. Bill

From: kodiak t/d
Date: 18-Jan-18




I will be there!!!!!!!!!!

From: THarris
Date: 18-Jan-18




Bill, should I add Navajo Bows to the Vendors list.

Terry Harris

From: Pappy 1952
Date: 19-Jan-18




We are trying to get a good group to make the trip, seems everyone want to go right now, we will see how that goes in a month. Pappy

From: WarDancer Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 19-Jan-18




Roy will bring a few bows and quite a few hatchets. He takes old hatchet heads and turns them into works of art BEAUTIFUL. The total package, head, leather sheath and handle is something to behold. See you soon. Bill---go to his facebook page and see them.

From: THarris
Date: 20-Jan-18




Bill, I've already got on of Roy's hatchets, BUT, I will definitely be looking at his others.

Looking forward to having y'all here. BTW, I'll put Navajo Bows on the Vendors list.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 21-Jan-18




Just a little over four weeks away folks.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 22-Jan-18




Back up

Terry Harris

From: Pappy 1952
Date: 23-Jan-18




Yes Terry it will be here before you know it, hope to see you this week in MI. also. Pappy

From: Scott Alaniz
Date: 23-Jan-18




Terry,

I've not attended before. Is there any swap area for used bows, etc.?

Scott

From: THarris
Date: 23-Jan-18




Scott, we have had a trade blanket around 4pm in front of the registration area.

Terry

From: THarris
Date: 24-Jan-18




THIRTY DAYS AWAY FOLKS!!!

Terry Harris

From: Andy Man
Date: 24-Jan-18




gonna try to make it, for those who have been, what would be the best area to try to camp

camp ground #3? or other suggestion

have small tear drop trailer can go with either water & electric or with out? maybe by a little creek? ? any suggestions welcome

thanks

From: THarris
Date: 24-Jan-18




Andy, there are campsites with water & elec. at Farley Field as well. Get there early enough and pick you out a spot among all the festivities. There is also a creek, right after you cross the bridge going into Farley Field. There are bathrooms right there as well. The Farley Filed Bathhouse is closer to registration.

Hope this helps.

Terry Harris

From: Andy Man
Date: 24-Jan-18




thanks Terry,

From: THarris
Date: 25-Jan-18




No problem Andy, looking forward to having you.

Terry Harris

From: Abram
Date: 28-Jan-18




TTT

From: THarris
Date: 29-Jan-18




Just a little over three weeks away now!!!

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 30-Jan-18




Looks like a very good selection of Vendors will be here folks. Looking forward to having a great Pre Spring Arrow Fling.

Terry Harris

From: Sipsey River
Date: 30-Jan-18




Will the guy with the blob targets be there?

From: robhunter Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 31-Jan-18




Won't be long!

From: THarris
Date: 01-Feb-18




TWENTY TWO DAYS AWAY FOLKS!!!

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 01-Feb-18




Folks, Three Rivers Archery will be here as well.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 02-Feb-18




THREE WEEKS FROM TODAY FOLKS!!!

Please let me say again. With this being my last Pre-Spring Arrow Fling, if any of you out there would like to donate something you may have to be auctioned off for the Boy Scout Camp I've bee supporting for years, please let me know.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 03-Feb-18




TWENTY DAYS AWAY!!

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 04-Feb-18




Y'all come on to Tannehill State Park and have a great time with us.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 05-Feb-18




EIGHTEEN DAYS AWAY FOLKS!!!

Terry Harris

From: Pappy 1952
Date: 06-Feb-18




Yep it is closing in on us. Great event for sure. Pappy

From: Sipsey River
Date: 06-Feb-18




Terry- reference the auction for the targets. Are you going to do this as a silent auction or a live auction at the end of the event? How many do you plan to sell?

From: THarris
Date: 06-Feb-18




John, I'm not real sure how many I'll sell, I'll need enough for the HH Classic. I'm hoping to have a posted list and let folks bid on them.

Terry Harris

From: Sipsey River
Date: 06-Feb-18




I'll see you in a few weeks, John

From: THarris
Date: 07-Feb-18




Yep, won't be long now.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 07-Feb-18




Dan, this is the second time that I'm aware of that you've made this sort of comment about my event here.

I've been putting on the Pre-Spring Arrow Fling for 8 years and promoted it like I'm doing now.

Now Dan, I'm sure you're a good guy and give away lots of stuff and I think that's a very noble thing.

I'd like to think that this event has given some pleasure as well to the hundred's of people that have attended, bought bows and other hunting and archery items.

Not to mention, I have been able through the generosity of many of the best Vendors & Bowyers out there, through their donations, been able to raise over $42,000.00 to a local Boy Scout Camp I also use to place some of my targets.

I don't know why you're singling me out, there are others here on "stickbow" that promote a long time as well. Case in point, the IBO Trad World doesn't happen until July. Are you also going to their Thread and getting in their business as well.

Maybe somewhere, you'll find happiness Dan, good luck.

Terry Harris

From: gradymaci Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 07-Feb-18




Dan... Just be quiet.. thanks Jerry

From: South MS Bowhunter
Date: 08-Feb-18




Dan,

Its obvious you haven't been on LW long enough to realize that this event and the Howard Hill Classic have a long tradition here.

And a great many admirers the events and the Guy and his crew who put in the hours and days to make it happen twice each year.

You won't fine a gentler and friendlier person than Terry Harris and a man thats goes out of his way to please a person.

I'd welcome you to come to Alabama, and visit Tannehill Ironworks State park and see if you wouldn't change your tune. Its a blast and has made a mighty good many memories for me and my buddies!

From: THarris
Date: 08-Feb-18




Thanks Jerry & John, I appreciate it.

Terry Harris

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 08-Feb-18




TTT Can"t wait Can't wait.

From: kodiak t/d
Date: 08-Feb-18




Hey Terry, Is Len with Traditional Archery Sales going to be there?

From: THarris
Date: 08-Feb-18




No, Len no longer makes it here.

Terry Harris

From: kodiak t/d
Date: 08-Feb-18




OK!!!!!!!!!!!!

From: THarris
Date: 09-Feb-18




Dan, as I stated before, what you do is a very NOBLE THING.

I can now say, you are a TRUE GENTLEMAN.

Thank you.

Terry Harris

From: Pappy 1952
Date: 09-Feb-18




Now that was very big of you Dan. Some think we do this for money but I can assure you that is not the case, it is a labor of love in trying to promote Traditional archery. Pappy

From: LightPaw
Date: 09-Feb-18




Late to the party, but ooking forward to this one!

From: Scott Gray Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 10-Feb-18




I don't post a lot, I tend to stay in the shadows. But, I have to say that my loving and supportive wife Val and I help Terry and his wife Rhonda put this shoot and the Howard Hill Shoot on. God blessed us with friends that are willing to help us. We don't do it for money or recognition.

We do it to promote Traditional Archery. We do it to raise funds for the Boy Scouts camp whose property they so graciously allow us to use.

If we did it for money, trust me, we all would be owed not only money but the time invested. I use 2 weeks of vacation a year and Terry works year round promoting. Then works his butt off once the shoots begin.

As we set targets we try to figure how can we make the next years event better. With Terry it is never ending lol

I will say this... The friends and friendships that I have made over the years helping Terry have been worth every second,minute,hour,day and every drop of sweat.

It is truly a lobor of love. Thank you Terry for allowing me to participate in the journey.

I want to say a big thank you to each and everyone of you that has ever chose to come to a shoot we put on.

From: bigjohnmissalot
Date: 10-Feb-18




can't wait to get there, big john

From: Shotkizer
Date: 10-Feb-18




Is the shoot IBO rules?

From: THarris
Date: 10-Feb-18




James, the rules are a little more simple. The optional 1st round competition is set up like the Howard Hill Classic.

Safety 1st : NO Elev. Rests, String Walking, Stabilizers, Mech. Releases, Sights or Bino’s

At Least 1 Finger Must Be Touching Arrow

Longbow & Recurve (Wood, Aluminum or Carbon Arrows) : Self Bow (Wood or Cane Arrows Only)

No Minimum For Field Points Men's or Women’s Divisions :

There isn't a Recurve Unlimited Class.

Now, with all that said, the rates are the same and one may use any traditional set- up they'd like and shoot all weekend for fun, SPECIAL WEEKEND RATES!

Terry Harris

From: Shotkizer
Date: 10-Feb-18




Thanks Terry!

From: THarris
Date: 11-Feb-18




Thanks Dan, if you're a mind to do a little traveling, come on down and join the fun.

Terry Harris

From: South MS Bowhunter
Date: 11-Feb-18




Dan,

If your able to make trip, you would throughly enjoy it! And you can camp by our tent now that we’re all friend again, on one condition....bring me a hat! Lol.

From: THarris
Date: 11-Feb-18




Hi everyone, unfortunately Johnny Stelly won't be able to be here at the Pre Spring Arrow Fling. As you know, Johnny prepares our chili for our free Saturday night supper.

There will be a food Vendor here, however, and you can get lunches as well as supper on both Friday and Saturday night at reasonable prices. Also, what I understand is that this guys food is outstanding!!!

I plan on some great auctions for the Boy Scout Camp, Saturday before supper. Somewhere around 5;00 PM.

Terry Harris

From: Pappy 1952
Date: 12-Feb-18




Looking forward to it Terry. Pappy

From: iowa cedar shooter
Date: 12-Feb-18

iowa cedar shooter's embedded Photo



terry, do we need to bring rain gear? at least it will be warmer than iowa! hopefully ya'll got room for a couple of old yankees!

From: THarris
Date: 12-Feb-18




Gerald, y'all are always welcome. Yes, chances of rain but warmer temps. I'm optimistic the rain chances will be small.

Terry Harris

From: Pappy 1952
Date: 13-Feb-18




I looked at the weather yesterday and long range it looks very good. Pappy

From: THarris
Date: 13-Feb-18




Not so good looking at it this morning, but Mark, you and I both know the weather FORECASTS are mostly wrong, but they scare the hell out of folks.

Terry Harris

From: HedgeHunter
Date: 13-Feb-18




I am in Terry for Saturday. Make a early start and enjoy the day with ya all.

SaM~

From: THarris
Date: 13-Feb-18




Dan, keep the snow up there with you my friend.

Terry Harris

From: MattG
Date: 13-Feb-18




Terry will the guys from Bob Lee be at the event? thx looking fwd to it mat tG

From: THarris
Date: 14-Feb-18




Matt, sorry, but they won't be here. Rob Lee and his son haven't been here for a while, they're pretty darn busy.

There will be, however, be some other outstanding Bowyers & Vendors here.

Terry Harris

From: iowa cedar shooter
Date: 14-Feb-18




just checked weather for the fling....looking good ..partly cloudy but low chances of rain! and i might add warm temps!

From: Shotkizer
Date: 14-Feb-18




What is a general schedule of events for the 23rd-25th?

From: Pappy 1952
Date: 15-Feb-18




Shoot , shoot and more shooting. LOL, I am sure Terry will reply on all the other things going on. Pappy

From: THarris
Date: 15-Feb-18




James, the event starts on Friday with no schedule of other things going on.

On Saturday, at approximately 1 PM, right after lunch, I'm planning on having a card raffle for a Black Widow Bow. I might have another card raffle on another bow at around 3 PM. One of those bows could be either a Northern Mist Longbow, Bear Archery Bow, Big Jim Longbow or a DAS Bow from 3Rivers Archery.

Then at 5 PM, I plan on auctioning SEVERAL outstanding packages. These raffles as well as the auctions are to raise money for the local Boy Scout Camp, I also use to place some of my targets.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 15-Feb-18




By the way James, I think folks will have a Trade Blanket at 4 PM at the registration area.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 16-Feb-18




HOLY COW, JUST SEVEN DAYS AWAY!!!

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 17-Feb-18




SIX DAYS AWAY FOLKS!!!

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 17-Feb-18




Let's add Badger Broadheads to the Vendors list.

Terry Harris

From: Scott Gray Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 17-Feb-18




The weather is looking to be great. Looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones.

From: Scott Gray Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 17-Feb-18




The weather is looking to be great. Looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones.

From: THarris
Date: 18-Feb-18




FIVE!!!!

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 19-Feb-18




FOUR DAYS TO GO!!!

Terry Harris

From: Pappy 1952
Date: 19-Feb-18




See ya Friday evening or Saturday morning Terry. Pappy

From: CAST IRON Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 19-Feb-18




Truck is packed and the campers is hooked up just need to put ice in the cooler and I am ready to go see ya'll Thursday around noon.

gm.

From: Thumper
Date: 19-Feb-18




Hoping the weather pans out. I'm really looking forward to it.

If any of you see me roaming around remind me to buy some hot melt from Big Jim. It's my goal for the weekend and I bet I'll forget! LOL

From: RonsPlc Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 19-Feb-18




See you all there, we are renting a cabin, and plan to be there on Friday morning.

From: robhunter Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 19-Feb-18




See ya Friday!!

From: THarris
Date: 19-Feb-18




Dan, for those that know me, they'll tell ya, I'm always nervous about the weather, but we all know, that's one thing only the Man upstairs has a say in.

I always hope for all you mentioned, thanks for wishing us well.

Terry Harris

From: South MS Bowhunter
Date: 19-Feb-18




Getting bags packed and bedding washed, arrows built, bows ready, come on Friday!

From: THarris
Date: 20-Feb-18




THREE DAYS AWAY FOLKS, GET READY TO FLING SOME ARROWS!!!

Terry Harris

From: Andy Man
Date: 20-Feb-18




packed and hooked up camper ,cooler loaded, gonna leace tomorrow-

think gonna break up the drive over 2 days?

From: Steve-ALA Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 20-Feb-18




TTT for a great shoot for an even better cause

From: THarris
Date: 21-Feb-18




DOWN TO TWO DAY NOW!!!

Terry Harris

From: Huntdux
Date: 21-Feb-18




See ya Friday!

From: THarris
Date: 22-Feb-18




TOMORROW'S THE DAY FOLKS, COME ON IN!!!

Terry Harris

From: Sipsey River
Date: 22-Feb-18




My buddy is here from Ohio and one from Georgia, practicing in the yard today, will be there Friday morning.

From: CMF_3
Date: 22-Feb-18




I plan to arrive mid day tomorrow with my crew.

I looked myself in the mirror this morning and decided I can't consider myself a fairly dangerous man if I'm afraid of a little chance of rain.

From: THarris
Date: 22-Feb-18




Looking forward to seeing y'all here.

Terry Harris

From: Tal McNeill
Date: 22-Feb-18




Weather's looking better by the minute!

From: CMF_3
Date: 22-Feb-18




You're right Tal! Friday looking great, Saturday's chance of rain diminished greatly from last time I looked at it.

Rain or shine will be a great time. Howard Hill two years ago rained like heck Saturday night but I camped in a tent shot 5 rounds for the weekend and had a blast!

From: South MS Bowhunter
Date: 22-Feb-18




Frogg Toggs! Bring them if you’re fearful of rain, but be in Tannehill for a great time.

The Supreme Leader and Captain of the F. R. O. G Team will be there!

From: THarris
Date: 23-Feb-18




TODAY'S THE DAY, Y'ALL COME!!!

Terry Harris

From: Pappy 1952
Date: 23-Feb-18




Be there bright and early Saturday morning, leaving TwinOaks about 3am. Pappy

From: LightPaw
Date: 23-Feb-18




On our way!

From: @Fulldraw
Date: 23-Feb-18




We’re on the way!!!!

From: HedgeHunter
Date: 25-Feb-18




Great time on Sat. Saw lots of friends had a good trip and shoot. Thanks Terry

From: Pappy 1952
Date: 25-Feb-18




Had a great time Terry, thanks for all your work. Pappy

From: Thumper
Date: 25-Feb-18




Had a great time at the shoot! Made some new friends while running from the rain lol. Thanks to everyone that made it happen.

From: LightPaw
Date: 25-Feb-18




Thank you to the staff, volunteers, vendors and community as a whole. It was a great shoot. I'll see you all in Tennessee next year!

Kindly

From: Tal McNeill
Date: 25-Feb-18




Another great shoot...thanks to Terry and the crew. See you guys in June.

From: CMF_3
Date: 25-Feb-18




I had a great time! Got 4 1/2 rounds in even though I didn't stay Sunday. My two young kids and my brothers young niece and nephew shot, don't know who had more fun them doing it or me watching. Thanks Terry for putting together a great event!

From: HedgeHunter
Date: 28-Feb-18




Hope Junes shoot goes as smooth.





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