I was out back shooting my Bendy Bow last September. My dad's dirt driveway runs about fifty yards behind my house for a ways and then starts making its way up towards his house.
My dad had a contractor out to re-gravel his road again after he had done some major road work. The man had seen me earlier shooting and stopped.
I looked over to him as he walked up to see what I was using. The look on his face was surprise as he looked at my bow.
We shook hands as he checked my bow out and then my wood arrows. Then he saw the ones with the broadheads on them and asked. You gonna hunt with that? Is it even legal?
I told him was 42# and only had to be 35# in Arkansas. I shot another arrow and then handed him the bow. I had already made sure that his arms were as short or shorter than mine and so told him he could try a shot if he wanted to.
He shook his head no but drew the bow a little ways and was surprised at the poundage. I explained that it was a self bow and similar to what the Indians used.
Then he told me, if he had more time, he would come see me about selfbows but he was pretty hooked up. I told him that I had made it and then showed him several more. He was blown away and told me that this was real hunting.
I grinned and shot another arrow. That looks like pure ole fun, he said as he headed back to his truck. He stopped and told me, A man would have something to be proud of taking a deer with that, heck, anything. I nodded yes as he got in and drove off.