Traditional Archery Discussions on the Leatherwall


How Many Are Still Here?

Messages posted to thread:
Bill Rickvalsky 09-Jun-18
Jeff Durnell 09-Jun-18
Bill Rickvalsky 09-Jun-18
BOX CALL 09-Jun-18
Riverwolf 09-Jun-18
Hackbow 09-Jun-18
Chaguito 10-Jun-18
Bill Rickvalsky 10-Jun-18
Longbeard 10-Jun-18
John Cooper 10-Jun-18
Bill Rickvalsky 10-Jun-18
4nolz@work 10-Jun-18
Bill Rickvalsky 10-Jun-18
Bill Rickvalsky 11-Jun-18
limbwalker 11-Jun-18
Tony Phillips 11-Jun-18
nova3 11-Jun-18
Bill Rickvalsky 12-Jun-18
jk 12-Jun-18
jk 12-Jun-18
jk 12-Jun-18
Liquid Amber 12-Jun-18
nomo 13-Jun-18
nomo 15-Jun-18
Saphead 15-Jun-18
George D. Stout 15-Jun-18
Bill Rickvalsky 17-Jun-18
badger 17-Jun-18
jk 17-Jun-18
Sixby 17-Jun-18
Hawkeye 17-Jun-18
heydeerman 18-Jun-18
sir misalots 18-Jun-18
Fuzzy 18-Jun-18
ground hunter 18-Jun-18
jk 18-Jun-18
Bill Rickvalsky 18-Jun-18
From: Bill Rickvalsky
Date: 09-Jun-18

Bill Rickvalsky's embedded Photo



Just curious as to how many of us are still here. How many in this picture? How many of you have a copy of the picture. This was one of the best times of my life.

From: Jeff Durnell Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 09-Jun-18




That's awesome!

From: Bill Rickvalsky
Date: 09-Jun-18




All regulars on the Leatherwall back then. I know that we have unfortunately lost at least one and he was an organizer of the event. God rest his soul. I miss him (Gipetto, Dean Torges) on here. I know there are some that have changed handles since back then for various reasons. Mine was DancesWithSquirrels back then. I know that handle was reused over the years during my absences from the 'Wall.

I am going to make a list of the names and see how many I can find still on here. But it would be nice if they would chime in if they are still around.

I know there were reruns of GORH 1999. Unfortunately I wasn't able to attend any of the subsequent GORH's. But this was the original Leatherwall organized GORH.

From: BOX CALL Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 09-Jun-18




Always read about the GORH on the Ohio bowsite,but never made it.anybody remember Hoot.OSTA had a hand in it I think.

From: Riverwolf
Date: 09-Jun-18

Riverwolf's embedded Photo



I was to attend the 99 but didn't make it for a few reasons(have always regretted that)..., but I did attend the last one held under the same original banner.Although just getting over a bad sinus , I still had a great time talking with and meeting some new friends. Great time . A young man has shown some interest in keeping this going , and I for one hope it continues . Lots of work and planning , but it needs to continue !

From: Hackbow
Date: 09-Jun-18




I remember reading about GORH in '99 and wasn't in a position to go that year. I did go in '01 & '03, I believe. Incredible fun!

From: Chaguito Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 10-Jun-18




Still here.

From: Bill Rickvalsky
Date: 10-Jun-18




Chaguito, glad to hear it. I know there are others. jk is still here but I guess hasn't seen this thread. Hope to hear that a few more are still around.

From: Longbeard
Date: 10-Jun-18




I'm still here, and have my picture as well. Attended almost all of them then some health issues cut me short.

From: John Cooper
Date: 10-Jun-18




Was Ted A.Young AKA. cob in that photo? I sure miss that old codger!!!!!!!

From: Bill Rickvalsky
Date: 10-Jun-18




No Ted Young isn't in that picture. But another one of the regulars still here is George Stout.

From: 4nolz@work
Date: 10-Jun-18




Looks like Jan Adkin's work

From: Bill Rickvalsky
Date: 10-Jun-18




Yes it is. I don't know how many got copies of the picture after that first GORH. I had two of them. I can't find one of them right now but I know it is somewhere among my packed away stuff.

From: Bill Rickvalsky
Date: 11-Jun-18




Sure surprised I didn't get more response from some of the old timers who might still be around. Oh well.

From: limbwalker
Date: 11-Jun-18




Cool picture. I wish I had a photo of the group I hunted javelina and hogs with in S. Texas in the mid-90's.

It was a traditional only hunt that was organized by Gerald Fougerat of Gonzales, TX. I recall meeting Roger Rothhaar there, and many other well known folks in the traditional community who I didn't know at the time. I sure wish I could go back and meet them all again.

I helped an older gentleman find a javelina he had shot, and he was extremely grateful. A day later, I watched from a distance as he shot another one and it died where it stood. I walked up and said "I found the second one you shot this weekend" with the javelina laying at our feet. LOL We both got a great laugh out of that.

That was the first time I got to shoot a 21st Century hybrid longbow (I had seen them a few years before IIRC but never shot one).

Good times.

Hunts like these are very good for the sport.

From: Tony Phillips
Date: 11-Jun-18




I'm here,just not much into archery as I was.

From: nova3 Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 11-Jun-18




I'll sound off as "here". I've got 2 of the GORH pictures too. Fond memories of that gathering where I got to meet a ton of neat folks and make new friends. Fell head over heels for osage bamboo longbows and a special recurve, the Jerry Pierce Choctaw.

I'm shooting a stickbow as much as I can, both at my local range and when I take to the woods with hopes to fill the freezer. Haven't been keeping score much but have a notion to give it another whirl. Much like we found joy that brisk Ohio day launching arrows forth with clout, I still find similar joys and marvels in loosing an arrow.

Neat thread Bill, thanks.

Cheers,

Larry nova2

From: Bill Rickvalsky
Date: 12-Jun-18




It was definitely a great event for the Leatherwall gang that attended. Jerry Pierce and Paul Comstock were both there and it was an honor to meet them and to be able to say I met them even briefly.

From: jk
Date: 12-Jun-18




Great Ohio Rabbit Hunt 1999

Designed and Illustrated by Jan Adkins, close friend of Dean Torges

Left to right:

Bill Rickvalsky…Dave Schneider…Frank Long…Gerry Volgers…Matt Phillips… Easter Bunny…Les Wyatt…Charlie Russell…Jose’ De Moya…Bill Ackerman… Tony Phillips…Chuck Wyatt…Paul Knisley…Mike Brennan…Rob Flynn… Jeff Strubberg…Brooks Bolyard…Pete Darby….Bruce Snyder…Dave Long… Eric Will…Jamie Miller…Bob Morrison…March Hare…Kevin Bahr… John Kelly…Kent Garvin…Chuck Dunning…Ben & Bob Fleming… Cliff Huntington…Tom Mussatto…Dean Torges…The White Rabbit… Larry Yien…Paul Comstock…Harvey…George Stout…Daryl Harding… Ed Jarvis…Ron Thompson…Rich Sanders…Bud Hall…Keith Deters… Andy Howell…Will Steffen…Jacob Pol..Jerry Pierce

From: jk
Date: 12-Jun-18




Great Ohio Rabbit Hunt 1999

Designed and Illustrated by Jan Adkins, close friend of Dean Torges

Left to right:

Bill Rickvalsky…Dave Schneider…Frank Long…Gerry Volgers…Matt Phillips… Easter Bunny…Les Wyatt…Charlie Russell…Jose’ De Moya…Bill Ackerman… Tony Phillips…Chuck Wyatt…Paul Knisley…Mike Brennan…Rob Flynn… Jeff Strubberg…Brooks Bolyard…Pete Darby….Bruce Snyder…Dave Long… Eric Will…Jamie Miller…Bob Morrison…March Hare…Kevin Bahr… John Kelly…Kent Garvin…Chuck Dunning…Ben & Bob Fleming… Cliff Huntington…Tom Mussatto…Dean Torges…The White Rabbit… Larry Yien…Paul Comstock…Harvey…George Stout…Daryl Harding… Ed Jarvis…Ron Thompson…Rich Sanders…Bud Hall…Keith Deters… Andy Howell…Will Steffen…Jacob Pol..Jerry Pierce

From: jk
Date: 12-Jun-18




To produce the "scrap" Jan Adkins' would need for his wonderful illustration I photographed each of these guys individually (had to grab the timid ones by the collar). Sent prints to Jan who translated each face into an ink drawing. Jan's work was miraculous.

From: Liquid Amber Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Jun-18




I'm still around.

From: nomo
Date: 13-Jun-18




Never been to GOHR, but been around LW since about 2000.

From: nomo
Date: 15-Jun-18




Dyslexia? ;~)

From: Saphead
Date: 15-Jun-18




Missed that one Was there for the next one 2001?. We killed a few rabbits that day Great memory

Doug

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 15-Jun-18




Still here Bill, Eric Will is also around.

From: Bill Rickvalsky
Date: 17-Jun-18




Doug, we didn't kill many rabbits in 1999 but we sure tried. My recollection could be wrong but I seem to remember that the entire gang of us only got three.

From: badger
Date: 17-Jun-18




Rabbits are hard to get, I started hunting Jack rabbits when I was about 8 years old. I was 12 before I killed my first one.

From: jk
Date: 17-Jun-18




After we shot I spent the night with Dean and the missus...in the morning we stepped outside...he nailed a bunny in his garden with his first arrow while I was still half asleep.

From: Sixby
Date: 17-Jun-18




I remember it but not part of the hunt.I started in early 90s. God bless,Steve

From: Hawkeye Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 17-Jun-18




Still here!

What seems like a thousand years ago,Dean asked me to take care of the final coordination and shipping on the print. In anticipation in case there were any damaged or lost,I ordered several additional "back up" copies. Several laminated copies remain rolled up and stored in the loft of my house.

If one of the original attendees (or anyone who likes archery history and WISHES they could have been there) sees this and are interested in a getting a copy. Feel free to touch base...

Those were grand times, and GORH was a wonderful experience.

Daryl Harding

From: heydeerman Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 18-Jun-18




A lot of fine people in that picture. I’m not one of them. Much respect and admiration for the few that I know and the ones that have passed on.

From: sir misalots
Date: 18-Jun-18




went to the GORH in Jackson didnt hunt rabbits but busted a some woodies on the iron rabbit

From: Fuzzy
Date: 18-Jun-18




I wasn't there (I'm an MHH alumnus myself) but I love this thread. I've been coming to the LW since late '97 or early '98

From: ground hunter
Date: 18-Jun-18




I did not even have a computer back than, had no idea of this site or others,,,,,,,

From: jk
Date: 18-Jun-18




I vaguely recall that the first hints of a possible GORH appeared on a long-lost trad newsgroup and especially gravitated around Gepetto (Saint Torges) and the late great Tom Mussatto...before LW fully existed...

... please feel free to verify, distort, refute, or entertainingly complicate ??

From: Bill Rickvalsky
Date: 18-Jun-18




I don't remember all the details about how that 1999 GORH came about. But I was on the Bowsite before they split off the Stickbow site and the Leatherwall. I don't know any exact dates but I ordered my first custom bow from Ric Anderson in 1997. At that time the Leatherwall had been going for a little while already because I was introduced to Ric on here. I had that bow with me at GORH and I still have it. It is my favorite bow. Sure wish Dean and Tom were still around. I also sure wish Ric was still making bows.





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