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Texas Longbow Championship May 25 & 26th

Messages posted to thread:
Bownana 02-Apr-19
Bownana 02-Apr-19
THarris 03-Apr-19
jk 03-Apr-19
THarris 07-Apr-19
Bushytail 08-Apr-19
Mac11 08-Apr-19
RJH1 08-Apr-19
THarris 09-Apr-19
THarris 09-Apr-19
flint kemper 09-Apr-19
KenWood 10-Apr-19
Recarga 10-Apr-19
Bentstick54 11-Apr-19
Tradarcherychamp 12-Apr-19
THarris 13-Apr-19
Wudstix 13-Apr-19
THarris 15-Apr-19
Aeronut 15-Apr-19
bradsmith2010santafe 15-Apr-19
Bownana 16-Apr-19
THarris 29-Apr-19
So.TX_Cazador 29-Apr-19
RJH1 29-Apr-19
So.TX_Cazador 29-Apr-19
So.TX_Cazador 29-Apr-19
So.TX_Cazador 29-Apr-19
jk 29-Apr-19
Tradarcherychamp 29-Apr-19
Tradarcherychamp 29-Apr-19
RJH1 29-Apr-19
So.TX_Cazador 30-Apr-19
Tradarcherychamp 30-Apr-19
jk 30-Apr-19
Recarga 30-Apr-19
RJH1 30-Apr-19
Bownana 02-May-19
RJH1 02-May-19
Bownana 02-May-19
SHOOTALOT 03-May-19
THarris 03-May-19
RJH1 03-May-19
THarris 03-May-19
Bownana 03-May-19
Dkincaid 03-May-19
RJH1 03-May-19
Dkincaid 04-May-19
So.TX_Cazador 04-May-19
jk 04-May-19
RJH1 04-May-19
dnovo 04-May-19
THarris 05-May-19
THarris 06-May-19
THarris 07-May-19
WarDancer 07-May-19
WarDancer 07-May-19
MedicineMan 08-May-19
Bownana 15-May-19
trad47 16-May-19
Tlhbow 16-May-19
THarris 17-May-19
MedicineMan 17-May-19
Tlhbow 17-May-19
Tradarcherychamp 17-May-19
THarris 18-May-19
THarris 19-May-19
Bownana 19-May-19
THarris 21-May-19
So.TX_Cazador 21-May-19
mparker762 21-May-19
So.TX_Cazador 21-May-19
mparker762 22-May-19
So.TX_Cazador 22-May-19
Bownana 23-May-19
jk 23-May-19
Bentstick54 23-May-19
THarris 24-May-19
MedicineMan 24-May-19
So.TX_Cazador 24-May-19
From: Bownana
Date: 02-Apr-19




Make your plans, Memorial Weekend, to attend this must do event with several hundred longbow enthusiasts/shooters. Come shoot and test your abilities, as the best longbow shooters around show up for this tournament in Fort Worth, TX. You will have to google it to see the rules. This will get you very tuned up for the Howard Hill Classic-IBO Mid America Championship the following weekend in Alabama.

From: Bownana
Date: 02-Apr-19




Call David Sykes, tournament director, for more info.... #817-332-1219

From: THarris
Date: 03-Apr-19




I've never made this event, spoken to David several times. I'm hoping to get there one of these days.

Terry Harris

From: jk
Date: 03-Apr-19




Shot there twice...wonderful setup, hundreds of great guys, all shooting wood arrows (only). Many shooting Osage!

Can't do it this year :-(

From: THarris
Date: 07-Apr-19




Back Up

Terry Harris

From: Bushytail Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 08-Apr-19




You guys will have to show us some pics of the shot set-ups.

From: Mac11 Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 08-Apr-19




I’ll be there someday, probably when I retire

From: RJH1
Date: 08-Apr-19




I am going to try to make it for the first time this year, but still hate the wood arrows only rule. Hopefully it is worth building a set haha. I will be down the leaderboard in the "also ran" section :-)

From: THarris
Date: 09-Apr-19




Wish I could make it this year, maybe next year.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 09-Apr-19




Back Up

Terry Harris

From: flint kemper
Date: 09-Apr-19




Where is this in Fort Worth? I will attend for sure need to meet some DFW folks.

From: KenWood
Date: 10-Apr-19




If anyone plans on going for the first time, be sure to call David. You need to pre register by mail. He will send the form and you will be on the mailing list every year after that. It’s really a great shoot! Actually one of the best shoots I have ever been to!

From: Recarga
Date: 10-Apr-19




You can still pre-register also that will save you money But you can do it in the morning of the shoot

From: Bentstick54
Date: 11-Apr-19




It’s really a great shoot, WOOD arrows and all. I don’t have any pictures, but shots are set up in real hunting type set ups. Some uphill, some downhill, a lot of short shots, and a few longer ones. Lots of great folks, and vendors. Some top notch shooters show up for sure. I haven’t cleared it with my wife yet, but I’m hoping on making it again this year.

From: Tradarcherychamp
Date: 12-Apr-19




excellent shoot, very organized and well run. you are grouped to shoot and a shot gun start both days, shoot from 9-1, finish before the day gets too hot, most of the shoot along a small river, so under trees. good food vendor onsite, primitive camping onsite, several vendors, one of our favorite shoots.

From: THarris
Date: 13-Apr-19




Back Up

Terry Harris

From: Wudstix Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 13-Apr-19




Praying for a kitchen pass this year!!!

From: THarris
Date: 15-Apr-19




40 DAYS FROM TODAY!!!

Terry Harris

From: Aeronut
Date: 15-Apr-19




Please post a flyer or something about this event.

From: bradsmith2010santafe
Date: 15-Apr-19




I shot it once, ,it was one of the best shoots I ever went too,, really enjoyed it,,

From: Bownana
Date: 16-Apr-19




Tons of great longbow shooters at this event. Google it on the internet and you should find more info. I will see if I can find a flyer to post. They give buckles out to top 10 or so. The competition is excellent. A real longbow championship for everyone who loves the longbow.

From: THarris
Date: 29-Apr-19




WON'T BE LONG NOW!!!

Terry Harris

From: So.TX_Cazador
Date: 29-Apr-19




I know there is some stipulations on the type of equipment.

My question is, will a 54” Pika longbow from Montana Bows-Dan Toelke qualify as appropriate equipment for the competition?

A.R.

From: RJH1
Date: 29-Apr-19




So.TX_Cazador, google it, or look on the tbot facebook page, or in the trad section of the texas bowhunter forum. There is a drawing that shows what is required

From: So.TX_Cazador
Date: 29-Apr-19




I’ve looked it up. I only inquired to see if another Montana Bow owner has previously competed, with a similar bow. I’ve read that BW longbows were accepted (kind of gray area). I have a standard grip, photo below, but I’m unsure if it would be considered a pistol grip.

From: So.TX_Cazador
Date: 29-Apr-19

So.TX_Cazador's embedded Photo



From: So.TX_Cazador
Date: 29-Apr-19

So.TX_Cazador's embedded Photo



From: jk
Date: 29-Apr-19




Cazador, they were tough with my Carroll, which is marginally pistol...less than your Pika. GreAt opportunity to get a more conservative bow...lots of opportunities there. Wood arrows only!

From: Tradarcherychamp
Date: 29-Apr-19

Tradarcherychamp's embedded Photo



From: Tradarcherychamp
Date: 29-Apr-19

Tradarcherychamp's embedded Photo



From: RJH1
Date: 29-Apr-19




So, does anyone have an idea of what constitutes a pistol grip, or where that line is drawn? I am registered, but am beginning to wonder if i should show up, IDK if my bow is legal now.

From: So.TX_Cazador
Date: 30-Apr-19




jk - maybe a more “conservative” bow will make me more of a traditional bow hunter / archer. I have been eyeballing a Howard Hill - Bobcat for awhile now. I may need to contact Craig. Thanks for the insight - A.R.

From: Tradarcherychamp
Date: 30-Apr-19




Maybe you should contact David. I have seen pistol grips that were approved

From: jk
Date: 30-Apr-19




rjh...would be the ultimate place to shop for an osage selfbow.

From: Recarga
Date: 30-Apr-19




I have shot since 2013 with a Toelke Whip without an issue

From: RJH1
Date: 30-Apr-19




I was told the grip on what i am shooting *should* be ok, if the bow makes the measurements. That was just a guy who has shot it a lot opinion though. I am planning on using the galaxy Black ridge hybrid. I don't have the bow yet but Lancaster measured it and said it looked like it made the measurements to them. So I am crossing my fingers and looking forward to a good match.........if i get to shoot it haha

From: Bownana
Date: 02-May-19




I know many people shoot this tourney and their bows pass the test, or they let them go through without checking. I don't know, as I know some are center shot. Go have fun, enjoy your shots, and the experience. But I really wish they would relook and address these rules, and fix them so they are enforced for all who come with a bow. It's such a great tourney with so many archers having a great time.

From: RJH1
Date: 02-May-19




"I know many people shoot this tourney and their bows pass the test, or they let them go through without checking. I don't know, as I know some are center shot. Go have fun, enjoy your shots, and the experience. But I really wish they would relook and address these rules, and fix them so they are enforced for all who come with a bow. It's such a great tourney with so many archers having a great time."

I agree, the rules are very arbitrary and subjective as written. I was told they are that way cause way back a guy showed up with a 21st Century bow and whipped everyone and feathers got ruffled. IDK if that is true or not, but I have heard it from several people. I just hope to get to shoot it and have fun. Part of me wants to just skip it because of the rule set, but so many people say it is a great shoot I am willing to look past that and shoot it, assuming my bow is legal......

From: Bownana
Date: 02-May-19




RJH1...that is exactly the story I got. Maybe there is some truth to it. Yes, just show up and have some fun. Sometimes winning isn't about winning first place. You go and shoot well, (even if bow not legal), then your performance will be a win!!!

From: SHOOTALOT Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 03-May-19




I have gone to this shoot over twenty times and always had a great time. From time to time, I have shot bows with 25" risers that were not legal. They still let me shoot although I couldn't win anything and I had just as much fun. If your bow happens to not pass, I think you will still enjoy the shoot.

From: THarris
Date: 03-May-19




i think that is a good point. If they let you shoot for fun, why not go.

IT'S NOT ALWAYS ABOUT THE COMPETITION!!!

Fun, Fellowship & Friends.

Terry Harris

From: RJH1
Date: 03-May-19




I am going, but for me it is %100 about the competition, not that i expect to win or even get close to it. If i want to shoot "just for fun" I will do that nearby for free. Driving a couple of hours and paying for a hotel, restaurant meals, entry fees, etc., to then find out your equipment is illegal for something that is not well defined in the rules would be very annoying to say the least. Anyway, probably won't be any issue, but clear rules for a shoot never hurts

From: THarris
Date: 03-May-19




RJH1, good luck and hope you get to compete.

Terry Harris

From: Bownana
Date: 03-May-19




RJH1....AMEN. that Is spot on. I personally love the competition too. But I want to feel comfortable with my equipment. With well defined rules that are enforced. Wish we knew what passes and what’s illegal. I know for sure centershot is not enforced. Lol. But it’s on the rules.

From: Dkincaid
Date: 03-May-19




The rules have been that way for a very long time and we always have a lot of shooters and very little complaints. If your bow fits the measurements in the flier that is listed and you have wood arrows you are fine. Pistol grip really isn’t enforced or center shot. It’s best to preregistration as it helps us and saves you money but you can register at the shoot I’ll be working the table and we will have slots aplenty

From: RJH1
Date: 03-May-19




David, thanks for the input. Nice to hear from someone who works the match, makes me feel better haha. I sent my money in a bout 10 days ago, I think i am supposed to get a packet or something, but I am a newb at this match though, so i may be confused on that.

From: Dkincaid
Date: 04-May-19




You will pick up your packet at the shoot which had your stuff all in it. The first day is random flights 50 targets groups of 4 the next day you ahoot 50 more with people who you scored similar to the day before. Camping is available and a few. Vendors.

From: So.TX_Cazador
Date: 04-May-19




Thank you Dkincaid,that is the response I was hoping for. I have about an 8 hour drive from Alice - west of Corpus Christi, and I didn’t want to be turn away. RJH1 - Your clarity and punctuality is appreciated. Hope to see you there. - S.T.C.

From: jk
Date: 04-May-19




How many of us have only one bow?

From: RJH1
Date: 04-May-19




jk, I actually have 0 longbows right now. I have several recurves, but the recurve championship was last weekend and asking for them to let me shoot a recurve in the longbow championship, might be stretching it haha. My longbow is supposed to be here Monday, so still hoping it makes it on time and in one piece :-)

From: dnovo Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 04-May-19




I wish I could make this shoot, it it’s a long ways for me. I love the wood arrows stipulation. Wood arrows go with longbows. Never did think a good set of cedars was any kind of handicap.

From: THarris
Date: 05-May-19




ONLY TWENTY DAYS AWAY!!!

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 06-May-19




Let me say again, if you shoot a Howard Hill or Howard Hill style bow, don't miss this well established Longbow Championship.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 07-May-19




What a great way to spend your Memorial Day weekend.

Terry Harris

From: WarDancer Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 07-May-19




Are they having the short course (25 targets) this year?

From: WarDancer Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 07-May-19




I see that they are.

From: MedicineMan
Date: 08-May-19




My favorite course to shoot each year. Love the 50 target format and all of the shot setups they have every year that covers just about every situation you can think of!

From: Bownana
Date: 15-May-19




Coming up soon!!!

From: trad47
Date: 16-May-19




Short course for me if I go. I have to go to work that weekend.

From: Tlhbow
Date: 16-May-19




We have a graduation to attend in the neighborhood and would like to make this shoot as well. Any idea if a late model widow will pass the smell test thanks in advance and look foward to making it.

From: THarris
Date: 17-May-19




NEXT WEEKEND FOLKS, DON'T MISS IT!!!

Terry Harris

From: MedicineMan
Date: 17-May-19




Tommy, seen several widows shot the last few years so shouldn't have a problem at all

From: Tlhbow
Date: 17-May-19




Thanks Shiloh.

From: Tradarcherychamp
Date: 17-May-19




Dang!! Our truck broke down on the way to Mississippi for their shoot! Guess we won’t make this shoot either.

From: THarris
Date: 18-May-19




SEVEN DAYS AWAY!!!

Always heard this is a great event and if you're gonna travel on Memorial Day weekend, what a great place to go to and spend your time flinging arrows.

Terry Harris

From: THarris
Date: 19-May-19




SIX DAYS & COUNTIN'

Terry Harris

From: Bownana
Date: 19-May-19




Back up for a great shoot with hundreds of longbow shooters. Everything’s bigger in TX including archery. Test ur skills amongst the elite longbow specialist. Big as this shoot is, it could be a longbow world championship.

From: THarris
Date: 21-May-19




ONLY FOUR DAYS TO GO FOR THIS EVENT!!!

For years, this event has been a staple for those that love competing with Howard Hill Style bows.

Terry Harris

From: So.TX_Cazador
Date: 21-May-19




I’m so bummed that I have to work on Saturday... ~ S.T.C.

From: mparker762
Date: 21-May-19




> competing with Howard Hill Style bows Hmm, I've never been but I'd always heard that contrary to the name, it is actually a semi-recurve event with hill style bows relegated to that of a curiosity.

From: So.TX_Cazador
Date: 21-May-19




Don’t be that ASL - American Semi Longbow, guy. I want to punch my phone when I read that. D-Shape & Flat limbs, longbow.

From: mparker762
Date: 22-May-19




feel free to punch your phone. Howard Hill had the intellectual honesty to call his bow a "semi long bow". I'm not sure why we should ask less of modern archers shooting these heavily reflexed bows. "semi recurve bow" seems to be the most accurate description as in terms of design and shooting characteristics they have much more in common with traditional recurves than they do with traditional longbows.

inb4 "the string doesn't touch the limbs when strung" - neither does a mongolian horse bow if you brace it high enough. Maybe I'll pick one of those up and show up next year and watch them try to explain why it isnt a longbow under their rules.

From: So.TX_Cazador
Date: 22-May-19

So.TX_Cazador's embedded Photo



Non-Typical Longbow 54” Spread 54 points and 28 inch beams

From: Bownana
Date: 23-May-19




Love the sport! Love TX! Love longbows, recurves, semi, HH, reflex/deflex, centershot, broom handle with haystring, etc, etc etc....not the equipment!!! It is the archer! Always fun to shoot a bow of any kind!

From: jk
Date: 23-May-19




Lots of selfbows, lots of Osage!

From: Bentstick54
Date: 23-May-19




Me and my selfbow will be there. Great shoot and lots of good people/shooters.

From: THarris
Date: 24-May-19




STARTS TOMORROW, YEEEHAAAA!!!!

Terry Harris

From: MedicineMan
Date: 24-May-19




Can't wait to see everyone. Honestly my favorite course to shoot each year.

From: So.TX_Cazador
Date: 24-May-19




Prayers sent for safe travels to and from the event. Please enjoy it for everyone who can’t make it, like me.





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