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Dick Palmer Archery

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carter 02-Jul-18
Andy Man 02-Jul-18
carter 02-Jul-18
Andy Man 02-Jul-18
carter 02-Jul-18
M60gunner 02-Jul-18
carter 02-Jul-18
BallisticSam 02-Jul-18
S.M.Robertson 02-Jul-18
S.M.Robertson 02-Jul-18
carter 02-Jul-18
Murray Seratt 02-Jul-18
buckabow 03-Jul-18
TradInOregon 03-Jul-18
George D. Stout 03-Jul-18
Stealth2 03-Jul-18
SHOOTALOT 03-Jul-18
carter 03-Jul-18
TradInOregon 03-Jul-18
monkeyball 03-Jul-18
Ranger193 03-Jul-18
carter 03-Jul-18
Murray Seratt 03-Jul-18
3D Archery 04-Jul-18
Grimesville Assassin 04-Jul-18
carter 04-Jul-18
carter 04-Jul-18
Gator1 04-Jul-18
Sam Dunham 04-Jul-18
Dave Lay 05-Jul-18
Arrowflinger 06-Jul-18
carter 06-Jul-18
SHOOTALOT 06-Jul-18
BowAholic 09-Aug-18
stagetek 09-Aug-18
two4hooking 09-Aug-18
Uncle Lijiah 10-Aug-18
buckabow 10-Aug-18
BowAholic 10-Aug-18
TheMachoMan 10-Aug-18
From: carter
Date: 02-Jul-18

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Up here in northwest Arkansas visiting family. Went and spent some time at Dick Palmers Archery. Dick is a very nice and knowledgeable guy to talk to and a very cool store to visit if you are in the area

From: Andy Man
Date: 02-Jul-18

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From: carter
Date: 02-Jul-18




thanks Andy Man

From: Andy Man
Date: 02-Jul-18




welcome

From: carter
Date: 02-Jul-18

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From: M60gunner
Date: 02-Jul-18




“Now that’s a name I haven’t heard in a long time”. He used to write articles for one of the monthlies. Cant recall the name of the organization now. He also wrote a book or two about Deer hunting. Think he was originally from NY State? That was back in late 80’s or so.

From: carter
Date: 02-Jul-18




Dick is 85 and going strong we should all be so lucky, had a great time visiting with him.

From: BallisticSam
Date: 02-Jul-18




Wow, I used to go in there all the time. That was from 2003- 2005. Glad to know he's still at it.

From: S.M.Robertson
Date: 02-Jul-18




Bought my first longbow from him, a 70 lb 66". Called a brushbow. Shot everything with it. Nothing fancy but it shot well. I have both his books, autographed too.

From: S.M.Robertson
Date: 02-Jul-18

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Bought these in '84. Dick signed both for me.

From: carter
Date: 02-Jul-18




He told me his grandma gave him his first bow in '39.

From: Murray Seratt Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 02-Jul-18




I bought his books from 3Rivers, I think. Really enjoyed both.

Murray

From: buckabow
Date: 03-Jul-18




dick is from Elmira ny

From: TradInOregon
Date: 03-Jul-18




Tried to do a search for a website but, came up empty handed. How's one supposed to order?

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 03-Jul-18




He used to be a regular at the Pa. Bowhunter's Festival, in Sullivan County. I have a photo of him and several other bowyers...Frank SanMarco, Tom Cole...with a bunch of other guys at the festival.

From: Stealth2 Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 03-Jul-18




I spoke to Dick years ago when I decided to try shooting a longbow. Great guy to talk to and very knowledgeable.

From: SHOOTALOT Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 03-Jul-18




I also bought my first longbow from him in 1983. I'm glad to see he still has the archery shop going.

From: carter
Date: 03-Jul-18




TradinOregon,

I don't believe he has any online presence, but for anyone around the fayetteville area its cool place to stop by.

From: TradInOregon
Date: 03-Jul-18




Ok, thanks for the response. :-)

From: monkeyball
Date: 03-Jul-18




He shot heavy longbows. I was at Forksville the one year and there were these two guys on the line shooting.

The one guy would draw his bow back, hold for a second and his bow would start shaking. I said to my buddy that his bow must be a heavy weight for sure as he was not a small guy.

The horn blew to stop shooting and when they went to go pull there arrows I took a look at his bow.....125# @ 28". That explained the shaking.

Good Shooting->->->->Craig

From: Ranger193
Date: 03-Jul-18




I could have picked up one of his bows last year for $115. I had no idea what I was looking at, so now I kick myself. Oddly enough, i was just telling my son about my missed deal and then I read this thread. It was a great looking bow and 45#. I was new to trad and thought 45# might not be enough. Lol....oh well.

From: carter
Date: 03-Jul-18




Monkeyball,

He did mention he shot very heavy bows in the past. He had shoulder surgery not long ago so is shooting at 27#.

From: Murray Seratt Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 03-Jul-18




My buddy had a Dick Palmer longbow that I shot better than any other longbow , ever. He sold it, and like a fool I did not buy it. Would still love to find one. His was 60 pounds at 28.

Murray

From: 3D Archery
Date: 04-Jul-18




When I was down visiting family in Rogers, stopped by and talked to him. Great guy. Told me a nice story of him meeting Howard Hill in Grade School.

They were sitting in the auditorium and on stage was a round target. Then came a whistle over head and a thud of the arrow hitting the bullseye, then another and another. In the back was Howard Hill and he was shooting over the kids heads. He came down, talked to them and performed different shots for them. At the end of the story he goes "Try that today"

From: Grimesville Assassin
Date: 04-Jul-18




Dick Palmer is a true american icon!

From: carter
Date: 04-Jul-18

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From: carter
Date: 04-Jul-18

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Dick mentioned its been the slowest year since he's been in that location (1980's). Guess most the Razorback college kids are more into the crossbows and compounds. Real shame, probably not alot of stores like that left in the country.

From: Gator1
Date: 04-Jul-18




Very cool.

From: Sam Dunham Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 04-Jul-18




Yes the smell of moth balls when I have been there but a solid Trad archer in all respects. I think he has his Bows made?

From: Dave Lay Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 05-Jul-18




Dang I was just in Fayetteville today, I had forgotten about his shop. I’ll catch it for sure next trip

From: Arrowflinger
Date: 06-Jul-18




Carter, It is sad to say, but most kids now days are not into compounds and crossbows. Most are into cell phones and computers.(

From: carter
Date: 06-Jul-18




Arrowflinger

good point, I think you hit the nail on the head.

From: SHOOTALOT Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 06-Jul-18




I remember the first time I walked into his shop having never shot a longbow. I swear his arms were bigger than my legs. No wonder he could shoot such heavy bows. I came out of there with one of his longbows and a couple of his books and I have been hooked ever since. I look forward to going to his shop again next time I'm in the area.

From: BowAholic
Date: 09-Aug-18




he's evidently still in business... someone needs to invite him to the shoot!

From: stagetek Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 09-Aug-18




Wow, you don't see archery shops stocked like that anymore.

From: two4hooking
Date: 09-Aug-18

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From: Uncle Lijiah
Date: 10-Aug-18

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From: buckabow
Date: 10-Aug-18




I just rode by his old archery shop in Elmira.

From: BowAholic
Date: 10-Aug-18




I made the post above by accident, because we were talking about Mr. Palmer on a thread about the Traditional Bowhunters of Arkansas State Longbow Championship thread. It would be an honor to have Mr. Palmer attend our shoot on Sept. 1-2. If anyone from the NW part of the state is coming, please see if he would like to come along with you. My wife and I are planning a trip in the near future to visit his shop.

From: TheMachoMan
Date: 10-Aug-18




I live about a mile from his shop and swing by from time to time. He is an interesting guy. Loves talking about UFOs and bigfoot as much as archery!





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