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Arkansas State Longbow Championship

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BowAholic 25-Jul-18
BowAholic 25-Jul-18
BowAholic 25-Jul-18
BowAholic 26-Jul-18
BowAholic 27-Jul-18
Shawn Rackley 27-Jul-18
Dave Lay 28-Jul-18
BowAholic 28-Jul-18
BowAholic 29-Jul-18
BowAholic 30-Jul-18
Dave Lay 30-Jul-18
MedicineMan 30-Jul-18
BowAholic 31-Jul-18
eddie c 01-Aug-18
BowAholic 01-Aug-18
BowAholic 03-Aug-18
Dave Lay 03-Aug-18
BowAholic 03-Aug-18
Basinboy 03-Aug-18
Dave Lay 03-Aug-18
BowAholic 04-Aug-18
Sam Dunham 05-Aug-18
BowAholic 05-Aug-18
Dave Lay 06-Aug-18
BowAholic 06-Aug-18
Dave Lay 07-Aug-18
BowAholic 08-Aug-18
Hackbow 08-Aug-18
Uncle Lijiah 08-Aug-18
Uncle Lijiah 08-Aug-18
stkbow 09-Aug-18
Uncle Lijiah 09-Aug-18
BowAholic 09-Aug-18
stkbow 09-Aug-18
WarDancer 09-Aug-18
Uncle Lijiah 09-Aug-18
stkbow 09-Aug-18
BowAholic 10-Aug-18
BowAholic 10-Aug-18
BowAholic 11-Aug-18
WarDancer 14-Aug-18
BowAholic 14-Aug-18
Tradarcherychamp 15-Aug-18
BowAholic 15-Aug-18
BowAholic 16-Aug-18
BowAholic 17-Aug-18
BowAholic 18-Aug-18
Dave Lay 18-Aug-18
BowAholic 18-Aug-18
BowAholic 18-Aug-18
Altek 18-Aug-18
BowAholic 18-Aug-18
Dave Lay 18-Aug-18
BowAholic 19-Aug-18
stkbow 19-Aug-18
BowAholic 20-Aug-18
Dave Lay 20-Aug-18
BowAholic 20-Aug-18
Dave Lay 20-Aug-18
From: BowAholic
Date: 25-Jul-18

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September 1-2, 2018 This is a great event that needs more shooters. We have excellent facilities with RV hookups and an air conditioned building with showers. A small group of us usually come a day or 2 early to build bows...

From: BowAholic
Date: 25-Jul-18

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From: BowAholic
Date: 25-Jul-18

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From: BowAholic
Date: 26-Jul-18

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From: BowAholic
Date: 27-Jul-18

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From: Shawn Rackley
Date: 27-Jul-18




I'm going to try to make it to at least one day. It's always a great time

From: Dave Lay Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 28-Jul-18




Thanks for posting Bob, I hope to make it Friday thru Sunday. Should be a great time as usual.

From: BowAholic
Date: 28-Jul-18

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From: BowAholic
Date: 29-Jul-18

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From: BowAholic
Date: 30-Jul-18

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From: Dave Lay Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 30-Jul-18




That last pic has terry Hughes and john edwards in it.. no finer folks anywhere

From: MedicineMan
Date: 30-Jul-18




Great shoot and an excellent venue for sure!

The folks running it aren't too bad either for some Arkies! :)

Will be hunting or I'd try and make it back out. Hope yall have a great turnout!

From: BowAholic
Date: 31-Jul-18

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From: eddie c
Date: 01-Aug-18




"We have excellent facilities with RV hookups and an air conditioned building with showers. " what are the options if all the RV sites taken? can the sites be reserved?

From: BowAholic
Date: 01-Aug-18




the air conditioned building and showers are available to everyone, but I don't think RV sites are reserved...however I have never seen them full since 2 people can usually use each site as long as one is OK with 110v. I always use the 110v/20A for my truck camper since I never run my air.

From: BowAholic
Date: 03-Aug-18




looks like we will be having a fun Flight Shoot this year...just bring some 10gpp draw weight arrows...this was a big event at MoJam this year and it should be a great addition to our shoot.

From: Dave Lay Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 03-Aug-18




Bob what day is the flight shoot ?? And what are the requirements ?? Sounds fun

From: BowAholic
Date: 03-Aug-18




we haven't put an exact time on it but I would think we should designate an hour or two that it will be open for shooters. Maybe we need another 'phone conference' LOL. I will help measure the exact draw weight at anyone's preferred draw and they should have arrows that will weigh a minimum of 10 grains per pound of draw for that draw weight. We can easily put a small piece of blue painter's tape around the arrow to mark the draw length so that spotters can watch. We used a broadhead at MoJam that was mounted to act as a stop when it hit the riser...but that was scary. LOL It was an eye opener for lots of guys that found out the draw weight of their bow and/or their personal draw length was not what they thought. :) and it ALWAYS fun to watch arrows fly a long distance!

From: Basinboy
Date: 03-Aug-18




I’d love to make this shoot! If I make it back from my elk hunt in time I’ll be there

From: Dave Lay Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 03-Aug-18




I think the flight shoot will be a good addition to a already great shoot !

From: BowAholic
Date: 04-Aug-18




I'm looking forward to it. Several of us will be making bows Thursday and Friday too... I'm pretty sure Jim said he would bring a load of staves.

From: Sam Dunham Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 05-Aug-18




Likely be there.

From: BowAholic
Date: 05-Aug-18




awesome...see you there. I'm working on 2 or 3 bows while waiting and hope to shoot at least one of them there.

From: Dave Lay Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 06-Aug-18




I think Albright is trying to finish up a couple by then as well...

From: BowAholic
Date: 06-Aug-18




He finished mine last month. :) I drove the 200 plus mile round trip to get it early... LOL

From: Dave Lay Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 07-Aug-18




I saw your bow before he finished it, really nice piece of zebra wood you had.. it made a very nice bow. I’m still shooting one of his from a lot of years ago, they are nice bows for sure

From: BowAholic
Date: 08-Aug-18

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Dave Albight is absolutely one of the best bowyers out there, but don't tell him I said that. :)

From: Hackbow
Date: 08-Aug-18

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Bob, I'd love to come over and fling arrows with you guys. However, you do know what you scheduled it against, don't you? ;o)

Have a great time. With any luck we'll have some stickbow elk steak at MOJAM in '19

From: Uncle Lijiah
Date: 08-Aug-18




Is Dick Palmer, of Fayetteville, still active in archery?

From: Uncle Lijiah
Date: 08-Aug-18




I remember Mr. Palmer used to be involved with this event.

From: stkbow
Date: 09-Aug-18




Sad to say I haven't asked about Mr Palmer in years,, used to stop and see him from time to time as we traveled to see Debbie's Mother,,, Dick really has a long history in Arkansas archery,, his strength to pull heavy bows far outlasted mine for sure,,

Actually I don't recall he ever visited the Longbow Championship,,, my recall doesn't work as good as it once did so I could be wrong,,

Hey Bob,,, ifigured it out,,,,

From: Uncle Lijiah
Date: 09-Aug-18




I only know Dick Palmer from my occasional visits to his archery shop in Fayetteville, but I haven't been there in along time. I believe he'd be about 84-85 years young, so maybe he's retired by now.

From: BowAholic
Date: 09-Aug-18




well I posted this on the wrong thread... but he is still in business I see... someone PLEASE invite him to the shoot!

http://leatherwall.bowsite.com/TF/lw/thread2.cfm?threadid=301238&category=88#4445068

From: stkbow
Date: 09-Aug-18




Wondering if any of you folks in NW Arkansas could talk to Dick about our Longbow shoot,, I'm betting at 85 he doesn't venture off to far without a friend to help,,, we need to remember our heritage and where it comes from,,, we always need to help a friend in Archery,, particularly the older ones,,, they are what got us here,,

From: WarDancer Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 09-Aug-18




Robert, Roy will be on a cruise that weekend and I am 4 weeks into a new knee, a little soon for me to be walking a course. We had a great time last year and hope to make it again. Bill

From: Uncle Lijiah
Date: 09-Aug-18




Mr. Palmer was/is a bodybuilder and into health foods and natural supplements. He may be like Jack Lalane.

From: stkbow
Date: 09-Aug-18




Hey Bill,, hope the knees goes well,,, is it the left one,,, from holding up them bikes to much.. sure wish you could make it ,,, we really enjoyed seeing you and Roy. Heal quickly,,

From: BowAholic
Date: 10-Aug-18




we'll miss you 2 Bill... If holding up a Harley requires a new knee... I will be getting one in the future as well. :) Bob

From: BowAholic
Date: 10-Aug-18

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you can even get a nice T-Shirt while you're having fun at the shoot!

From: BowAholic
Date: 11-Aug-18




targets will be set up on Friday.

From: WarDancer Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 14-Aug-18




Lets keep this at the top, it is a great shoot

From: BowAholic
Date: 14-Aug-18




thanks Bill. You guys will be missed this year.

From: Tradarcherychamp
Date: 15-Aug-18




do you have a women's selfbow class?

From: BowAholic
Date: 15-Aug-18




I just cleared it with our president and he says that if 3 or more show up, we will make a class... will that work? :)

From: BowAholic
Date: 16-Aug-18




We have officially prepared for a women's selfbow class in anticipation of contestants. :) It use to be a class but we ended up with only one shooter and so we just had the 'selfbow' class. So...any women that want a chance at becoming the Arkansas State Selfbow Champion... we are ready. !

From: BowAholic
Date: 17-Aug-18

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From: BowAholic
Date: 18-Aug-18




I'm having trouble posting a picture this morning...lots of rain here... finally! It should be awesome for the shoot.

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




We’re getting closer Bob.. your right this is the wettest August I think I’ve seen in a lot of years

From: BowAholic
Date: 18-Aug-18




and the coolest!

From: BowAholic
Date: 18-Aug-18




I was asked about the picture with the t/d risers in it...that's from a different shoot that we held. This shoot is fashioned after the Texas State longbow shoot and is limited to longbows without massive or weighted risers. Information is on the flyer above.

From: Altek
Date: 18-Aug-18




The rules look very reasonable but some of the 'longbows' leaning against trees in the pics above look to be more 'recurve-like' than the guidelines seem to allow. Is there a recurve division as well?

From: BowAholic
Date: 18-Aug-18




as I said in my last post... :) the pictures are from various shoots that we hold...the longbow shoot has it's own rules and we only shoot longbows that meet the guidelines on the flyer... HOWEVER we have been know to loan bows to anyone that needs one. :)

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




I think the blanket shoot is more open to equipment isn’t it Bob? Maybe Stykbow ( Robert) will chime in

From: BowAholic
Date: 19-Aug-18




Since the Blanket Shoot is all about having fun, most trad bows are OK.

From: stkbow
Date: 19-Aug-18




As was mentioned, all trad bows are welcome for the blanket shoot,, recurves and three piece bows are part of the mix,, Over the years we were approached requesting these inclusions,,,

The Longbow competition will be held Saturday with a shotgun start about 9:00,,

After the scores are tallied and awards are given out, the range will be opened again for the fun rounds, Not sure but I believe these will be at a cost of ten dollars a round,,, if anyone wishes a bit of competition they are welcome to initiate a challenge and begin the blanket shoots at this time,,

Sunday will also be open to all traditional equipment, again with a shotgun start shortly after nine,, again with an entry fee of $10. And an item for the blanket shoot,, Mike had talked of drawing for the prizes rather than selecting by highest score, This seemed to be a fair way to give everyone a chance to be a winner..

I know Mike had talked about an all round champion award for the competition on Saturday as well as the first place awards.. I believe this will involve a shoot off of the leaders in each class,, I don't know the particulars on this so not sure of the time line,,, as I said before,,, the fun rounds will begin After the Championship competition and awards are completed..

Just to be clear,,,, Sat,,, Longbow Championship,,, Longbows and selfbows,, wood arrows only untill this competition and business has been completed,,,,

Saturday afternoon,, come one come all trad shooters,,

Sunday ,, Blanket shoot to include any and all traditional shooters and equipment,,

Sorry I've been off site,, will try to keep up a bit better,,,

From: BowAholic
Date: 20-Aug-18




thanks Roberto. :)

From: Dave Lay Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 20-Aug-18




So Saturday afternoon is shoot for fun , then the blanket shoot is on Sunday is that correct ?

From: BowAholic
Date: 20-Aug-18




That is what Robert told me... I had planned on shooting a round with my longbow and a round with my selfbow, but he said there is only the one round Saturday morning for the Championship title. I do know that winners will receive a trophy arrows as well as the buckle.

From: Dave Lay Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 20-Aug-18




Robert, if we’re going to draw for blanket items so everyone wins how bout drawing for buckles ? It’s been a while since I won one :)





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