Traditional Archery Discussions on the Leatherwall


24 th Tennessee Classic

Messages posted to thread:
Pappy 1952 17-Dec-21
PO Cedar 17-Dec-21
Clydebow 17-Dec-21
Ragnall 17-Dec-21
KyStickbow 17-Dec-21
Gaur 17-Dec-21
Gaur 17-Dec-21
BigStriper1 17-Dec-21
eddie c 17-Dec-21
Boker 17-Dec-21
iowacedarshooter 18-Dec-21
Tim Delf 18-Dec-21
Clydebow 18-Dec-21
Jim Davis 18-Dec-21
PO Cedar 19-Dec-21
PO Cedar 19-Dec-21
Pappy 1952 19-Dec-21
Clydebow 19-Dec-21
Andy Man 20-Dec-21
PO Cedar 21-Dec-21
Pappy 1952 22-Dec-21
PO Cedar 22-Dec-21
Driver 22-Dec-21
Clydebow 22-Dec-21
Driver 22-Dec-21
PO Cedar 22-Dec-21
Pappy 1952 31-Dec-21
BigB 31-Dec-21
waterlogged 01-Jan-22
NYBowhunter 01-Jan-22
Clydebow 01-Jan-22
Clydebow 01-Jan-22
bentstick54 01-Jan-22
Pappy 1952 02-Jan-22
BigB 08-Jan-22
Boker 09-Jan-22
Babysaph 09-Jan-22
Clydebow 09-Jan-22
Danny Pyle 09-Jan-22
Pappy 1952 09-Jan-22
r.grider 11-Jan-22
kstradhunter 11-Jan-22
Gaur 12-Jan-22
Babysaph 12-Jan-22
bentstick54 12-Jan-22
Babysaph 12-Jan-22
Babysaph 12-Jan-22
Ragnall 12-Jan-22
bentstick54 12-Jan-22
kstradhunter 12-Jan-22
babysaph 12-Jan-22
otis 12-Jan-22
Pappy 1952 13-Jan-22
Grumpy Jim 14-Jan-22
Pappy 1952 16-Jan-22
BigStriper1 21-Jan-22
Pappy 1952 23-Jan-22
Pappy 1952 23-Jan-22
BigStriper1 23-Jan-22
BigStriper1 23-Jan-22
[email protected] Ace 24-Jan-22
Pappy 1952 25-Jan-22
WarDancer 25-Jan-22
Pappy 1952 26-Jan-22
Pappy 1952 02-Feb-22
bentstick54 02-Feb-22
Pappy 1952 09-Feb-22
Pappy 1952 15-Feb-22
Clydebow 15-Feb-22
Babysaph 15-Feb-22
BigStriper1 15-Feb-22
Jim Davis 15-Feb-22
Pappy 1952 16-Feb-22
duvall 16-Feb-22
Pappy 1952 17-Feb-22
Pappy 1952 22-Feb-22
WarDancer 28-Feb-22
Pappy 1952 04-Mar-22
Pappy 1952 09-Mar-22
CrowFoot 09-Mar-22
THarris 11-Mar-22
Pappy 1952 11-Mar-22
BigStriper1 12-Mar-22
Pappy 1952 13-Mar-22
Pappy 1952 23-Mar-22
Pappy 1952 28-Mar-22
BigStriper1 28-Mar-22
Pappy 1952 31-Mar-22
Pappy 1952 04-Apr-22
BigStriper1 04-Apr-22
Gaur 04-Apr-22
BigB 04-Apr-22
BigB 04-Apr-22
WarDancer 05-Apr-22
R.grider 05-Apr-22
Pappy 1952 05-Apr-22
Pappy 1952 08-Apr-22
BigStriper1 09-Apr-22
Pappy 1952 10-Apr-22
Clydebow 11-Apr-22
Gaur 11-Apr-22
Pappy 1952 12-Apr-22
CrowFoot 12-Apr-22
Pappy 1952 13-Apr-22
BigStriper1 13-Apr-22
Pappy 1952 14-Apr-22
BigB 14-Apr-22
BigStriper1 16-Apr-22
Pappy 1952 17-Apr-22
BigStriper1 17-Apr-22
Pappy 1952 18-Apr-22
Clydebow 18-Apr-22
YH2268 18-Apr-22
Clydebow 18-Apr-22
YH2268 18-Apr-22
Pappy 1952 18-Apr-22
John Sullins 18-Apr-22
CrowFoot 19-Apr-22
BigStriper1 19-Apr-22
Pappy 1952 20-Apr-22
John Sullins 20-Apr-22
CrowFoot 22-Apr-22
Clydebow 22-Apr-22
John Sullins 22-Apr-22
BigJim 23-Apr-22
soap creek 23-Apr-22
R.grider 23-Apr-22
John Sullins 23-Apr-22
Clydebow 23-Apr-22
Clydebow 24-Apr-22
Andy Man 24-Apr-22
BigStriper1 25-Apr-22
Okaw 25-Apr-22
WarDancer 25-Apr-22
BigB 26-Apr-22
THarris 26-Apr-22
soap creek 26-Apr-22
CMF_3 27-Apr-22
R.grider 27-Apr-22
R.grider 27-Apr-22
John Sullins 27-Apr-22
R.grider 27-Apr-22
John Sullins 27-Apr-22
Gaur 28-Apr-22
BigB 29-Apr-22
Wayne Hess 29-Apr-22
soap creek 30-Apr-22
sagebrush 30-Apr-22
Boker 30-Apr-22
R.grider 01-May-22
Danny Willoughby 01-May-22
01ARCHER86 01-May-22
Tim Delf 01-May-22
John Sullins 01-May-22
Ragnall 02-May-22
Brian waters 02-May-22
Boker 02-May-22
Clydebow 02-May-22
John Sullins 02-May-22
Gaur 02-May-22
Gaur 02-May-22
CMF_3 02-May-22
Pappy 1952 03-May-22
Pappy 1952 03-May-22
Gaur 03-May-22
Pappy 1952 05-May-22
BigStriper1 05-May-22
LBHogKillah 06-May-22
ZipperASL 07-May-22
Tim Delf 07-May-22
Tim Delf 07-May-22
ZipperASL 07-May-22
Andy Man 07-May-22
Danny Pyle 07-May-22
ZipperASL 07-May-22
Tradarcherychamp 07-May-22
ZipperASL 07-May-22
Ragnall 07-May-22
ZipperASL 07-May-22
Chinoook's 08-May-22
soap creek 08-May-22
Pappy 1952 09-May-22
Danny Pyle 09-May-22
Danny Pyle 09-May-22
59Bear 09-May-22
BigB 09-May-22
Danny Pyle 09-May-22
Boker 09-May-22
Pappy 1952 10-May-22
bentstick54 10-May-22
From: Pappy 1952
Date: 17-Dec-21




I know it seems early but have been getting a lot of questions on the dates for the classic,people making plans and setting vacations. It will be April 29/30 May 1 2022 . It is usually the first full week of May except when Mother's day falls on that weekend,This is that year so we always fall back a week. Hope to see some of yall there. Questions you can check out [twinoaksbowhunters.org]or call ,cell 615-456-5961 home 931-362-3717 Email [[email protected]] Pappy

From: PO Cedar Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 17-Dec-21

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From: Clydebow
Date: 17-Dec-21




Thanks Pappy, Nancy already has the date in our schedule!

From: Ragnall
Date: 17-Dec-21




Thanks. It can't get here soon enough.

From: KyStickbow
Date: 17-Dec-21




Looking foward to coming down again this year.

From: Gaur Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 17-Dec-21




I put it on the calendar. Thanks pappy. Looking forward to my second time there

From: Gaur Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 17-Dec-21

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From: BigStriper1
Date: 17-Dec-21




Planning on being there Pappy. Hoping my eye gets better by then. Still got the double vision and pretty blurry yet. Hoping I don’t have to switch to shooting Left handed. But I’ll do what I have to. Hope you get your hearing straightened out. Merry Christmas.

From: eddie c
Date: 17-Dec-21




Hope to make it, without all the problems I had last year.

From: Boker
Date: 17-Dec-21




Lord willing I will be there.

From: iowacedarshooter
Date: 18-Dec-21




wow i will be 80 years old by then! is there an age limit? do you all have electric carts for us old codgers? just kidding! would sure like to be there this spring as it looks like a lot of fun!

From: Tim Delf
Date: 18-Dec-21




I am hoping to come. We have shot the IBO Trad World there a couple of times & it is a great place!

From: Clydebow
Date: 18-Dec-21




Hope to see you Tim.

From: Jim Davis
Date: 18-Dec-21




Plan to be there too.

From: PO Cedar Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 19-Dec-21

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From: PO Cedar Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 19-Dec-21

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From: Pappy 1952
Date: 19-Dec-21




Thanks Guys, really looking forward to it as always. Jim I will put you down as a vendor, regular spot OK for you ? Clyde you know your spot is always ready. Pappy

From: Clydebow
Date: 19-Dec-21




Thanks

From: Andy Man
Date: 20-Dec-21




was really thinking about the 10.5 hour trip and going to this one- never been, sounds like a good one

From: PO Cedar Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 21-Dec-21

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From: Pappy 1952
Date: 22-Dec-21




I think you would enjoy it James we get several from Virginia, we use to get most of the people from the south/west and several from the north, not so much east, but over the last few years we have been get a lot of folks from the Carolinas/Virginia and the east and also FL.Great to see and meet people from all parts of this great country. Pappy

From: PO Cedar Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 22-Dec-21

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From: Driver
Date: 22-Dec-21




I'm hoping to be able make this one. Is it self bow only or anything but wheels?

From: Clydebow
Date: 22-Dec-21




Selfbows, longbows and recurves.

From: Driver
Date: 22-Dec-21




Thanks Clydebow I have all 3 but I shoot my longbow and carbons the best.

From: PO Cedar Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 22-Dec-21

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"Chowdown" at the club pavillion.....

From: Pappy 1952
Date: 31-Dec-21

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Yes we have a class for about everything that don't have sights and wheels, lots of self bows for sure but lots of other types also, really good mix from primitive to the latest and greatest.Thanks Roger for the pictures, can always count on you.your always welcome by the fire. Pappy

From: BigB
Date: 31-Dec-21




Can’t wait! Great shoot

From: waterlogged
Date: 01-Jan-22




We are hoping to go to the Tennesse Classic this year. We were wondering is there spacious camping available and how early in the does one have to arrive to get a site? Are there other campgrounds close to the shoot? Are there any restaurants in the area? After all the years of going to ETAR, we were disappointed in the location change: too spread out and unorganized in my opinion. Thanks

From: NYBowhunter
Date: 01-Jan-22




How many targets at the Tennessee Classic?

From: Clydebow
Date: 01-Jan-22




Clarksville is 20 minutes or so, and has hundreds of restaurants.

From: Clydebow
Date: 01-Jan-22




There are usually 40 targets with an optional bonus steel target. Also a 3D target practice range, and a bale target range.

From: bentstick54
Date: 01-Jan-22




Are there any restrictions on the 3d practice range, or once registered can you shoot it as many times as you want?

From: Pappy 1952
Date: 02-Jan-22




Once registered you can shoot the practice range all you want. Lots of camp sights but the later in the week the more selective it will get. Pappy

From: BigB
Date: 08-Jan-22




Hope to do the selfbow challenge

From: Boker
Date: 09-Jan-22




If you have never been to the classic then by all means just go! You will not regret it. I kicked around the idea for years and those years I’ll never get back.

From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 09-Jan-22




Isn’t that the shoot where you can make a self bow?

From: Clydebow
Date: 09-Jan-22




Yes

From: Danny Pyle
Date: 09-Jan-22




You won’t find any better Traditional Shoot than this one, hope to make it back sometime.

From: Pappy 1952
Date: 09-Jan-22




Yes Jack , it is called the self bow Challenge, you make a bow over the week and shoot it for score Friday/Saturday or Sunday morning, we have a separate set of awards for it, we also have all the other Classes /Recurve/long bow and selfbow. Looking forward to seeing yall, time flies so it will be here before you know it. Also our full schedule is out, just go to [twinoaksbowhunters.org] for dates'directions/motels and other info about the club. Pappy

From: r.grider
Date: 11-Jan-22




I plan to be there ! Great shoot! Carry on !

From: kstradhunter
Date: 11-Jan-22




Everything goes as planned the family and I will be out for the first time from KS.

From: Gaur Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 12-Jan-22




Suggestion for those thinking s out trying the self bow challenge. Bring a stave that you’ve already gotten somewhat close. I didn’t and didn’t get done in time last year as it ended up being a challenging stave of Osage to chase a ring.

From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 12-Jan-22




I’m coming down for that one. I’d love to learn to make a bow. Where can I get info on it?

From: bentstick54
Date: 12-Jan-22




Jack, all contact info is stated in the original post. Any info not garnered from this thread can be found on their website, or by calling Pappy direct. As stated many times, this is a great shoot and place to buy a stave and learn how to make a self bow. :)

From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 12-Jan-22




Thanks

From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 12-Jan-22




I may have missed this but it’s a 3 day shoot. When do you make the self bow? I know nothing about it so I couldn’t have one almost done.

From: Ragnall
Date: 12-Jan-22




"I may have missed this but it’s a 3 day shoot. When do you make the self bow? I know nothing about it so I couldn’t have one almost done."

The year I made one I started on Wednesday with a blank I bought there. It had already been spliced and started, so I didn't have as much to do as someone starting from scratch. I still wished I had gotten there and started earlier in the week.

From: bentstick54
Date: 12-Jan-22




People start showing up and camping as early as a week before. Like Ragnall mentioned, they have bow blanks roughed out ahead of time that you can purchase, but I bet if you want the full experience you could probably buy a split stave and start from scratch if you wanted to. If you intend on camping, get there early in the week because the prime spots fill up early. The year I went I drove in on Wednesday, and was lucky to find a spot close to the bow building area, vendors, and start of the courses.

From: kstradhunter
Date: 12-Jan-22




Man. Everyone keeps saying show up early for camping spots. Im thinking we'll get there wed or thurs so hopefully will be a spot!

From: babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 12-Jan-22




But it is only a 3 day shoot as the original post states. I must have missed something.

From: otis
Date: 12-Jan-22




Pappy will probably be there from the 21st through the 2nd. Campers start showing up the Saturday before the shoot. Last year I think they were there on Friday. Not having it the year before due to Covid. If you are planning on building a bow get there as early as you can. Hope that clears it up for you. Yes the actual shoot is 3 days but the event is alot more than the shoot itself.

David

From: Pappy 1952
Date: 13-Jan-22




Thanks Dave, as Dave said the main shoot in 3 days, Friday/Saturday and cards in by 2:00 pm Sunday, but I am there all week and a lot show up early especially if they are wanting to get in the selfbow Challenge, you can do the self bow Challenge Friday and Saturday but you really got to stay with it and the bow shop gets full so people come early and get started and many are done by Friday.I tell people it is kind of like a several day rendezous with a shoot thrown in. My suggestion if you have never been there is to come to shoot, look things over, talk to people and then decide if you want to do the self bow thing, it is a good shoot either way, the self bow challenge is just something a little extra we have thrown in the mix so everyone can have a good time and something to do if they are interested.We have a lot of self bows people there about 150 last year out of 750, the vast majority shoot Recurves and long bows. We have plenty of camping but the closer /flatter spots do get taken up early, It is Tennessee ya know.Hope this helps. Pappy

From: Grumpy Jim
Date: 14-Jan-22




I scheduled a week vacation to attend. Had some injuries last year and couldn't make it so I'm really looking forward to going. Gonna try to drag Bob Enlow with me (we might have to use walkers or maybe all terrain wheel chairs). Man I do love this event. The staff is great and the target set is the best I've shot.

From: Pappy 1952
Date: 16-Jan-22




That's great news Jim, look forward to seeing you and also hope Bob can make it, he is a great guy/good shot and old friend. Pappy

From: BigStriper1
Date: 21-Jan-22




Not sure if I will be able to see well enough to shoot right handed Pappy. But I’ll be there shooting left handed if I have to. Steve and I will be there all week. Wouldn’t miss it. Pappy Looking forward to seeing you and the rest of my friends. Kurt

From: Pappy 1952
Date: 23-Jan-22

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Thanks Kurt, was thing about you, hope the eye is improving. We had a meeting Saturday and are getting things together, lot of I's to dot and T's to cross so we like to get started early. I have 30 vendors lined up so far and will try and get a list out as it gets closer. Yall stay warm , it's cold here in Tennessee.A big fire is in order. Pappy

From: Pappy 1952
Date: 23-Jan-22




That was Thinking about you Kurt, dang typing. Pappy

From: BigStriper1
Date: 23-Jan-22




Pappy The eye isn’t doing to good , still pretty blurry. Going to see the doctor again Wednesday morning. Hoping there is something they can do to help. I’ll keep you posted. Looking forward to seeing all my Twin Oaks friends and a few more. Also hoping they got your ears working better. Kurt

From: BigStriper1
Date: 23-Jan-22




Also, that Fire looks real nice.

From: [email protected] Ace Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 24-Jan-22
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Save a spot for Ace Archery, Pappy. Jan and I wouldn't miss the Tennessee Classic. It's the shoot we look forward to all year. Great courses, and great people.

Bob Mayo

From: Pappy 1952
Date: 25-Jan-22




Got your spot always Bob, look forward to seeing yall. Pappy

From: WarDancer Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 25-Jan-22




Roy Hall (Navajo bows) and I plan to be there.

From: Pappy 1952
Date: 26-Jan-22




Good news WarDancer. Pappy

From: Pappy 1952
Date: 02-Feb-22

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We have made a new sign for our bow building shop, just a small tribute to a very good friend that will be greatly missed, people that have come to the Classic knows where Gary's corner is. Pappy

From: bentstick54
Date: 02-Feb-22




Very nice tribute.

From: Pappy 1952
Date: 09-Feb-22




Getting the vendors list together, so far we have confirmed these, Big Jims/ Asbell wool/Poppen moccasins/Bear Paw MI./James Parker Hummingbird /Ace broad head[Bob]/Imerial Archery/Rock Pile/BCY strings/Primitive leather works/JP Enterprises/Julia Norris[hats,bow socks]Rino Products/Treadway archery/Bare foot Tom/Steve Kitchen[used bows]Indian Jamie/ Coby Wool/Jim Davis/3Rivers archery/Blob Targets/PA magazine/ PatB leather works/Bonfide targets/Swift wood bows[Weylin] Robert Garcia knives and primitive supplies/Great Plains bows/Navajo Bows/JT Traditional archery[long bows] That's it for now that has confirmed, probably be a few more but these should cover most of you needs. Pappy

From: Pappy 1952
Date: 15-Feb-22

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Only a couple of months away and time flies, we had a good working this weekend and got enough fire wood to do for the year and all the campers that show up, lots of things left but we will try our best to be ready to show yall a good time. Pappy

From: Clydebow
Date: 15-Feb-22




Pappy, You ALWAYS show everyone a great time! Sometimes its easy to forget how much hard work you and the crew put in because of how smooth everything goes at every shoot! Be assured though that we understand,and appreciate, your efforts to make this one of the top shoots in the country.

From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 15-Feb-22




I’m coming down early. I’d love to make a bow.

From: BigStriper1
Date: 15-Feb-22




Clyde you couldn’t have said it any better, and yes, very much appreciated. Kurt

From: Jim Davis
Date: 15-Feb-22




Pappy, has your email changed? Tried to confirm that I'll be there, but the address I have didn't work. PM me, or if you still have my email, please give that a shot.

From: Pappy 1952
Date: 16-Feb-22




Yes Jim it is [[email protected]] I have you on my list in your usual spot. Thanks Clyde/Kurt for the kind words,We try,and that some notice and appreciate it makes it all worth the work.It's not really work anyway when you Love what you do. Pappy

From: duvall Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 16-Feb-22

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Made the trip last year from PA and me and the boy had a great time. He made his first self bow and let me know we are going back this year so it's tentatively on the calendar

From: Pappy 1952
Date: 17-Feb-22




Looks like he turned out a good one Tim, always love seeing the young one get involved. Seems they have no fear of self bows as some older ones do and shoot them well. Pappy

From: Pappy 1952
Date: 22-Feb-22




Heading to Buck Hollow [Spring fling] this weekend so no work at TwinOaks, but after that we will be full bore getting ready for our open 1 day shoot March,19th I love this first shoot of the year because it gets all the club together and on the same page for all the prep work to be ready for the Classic. See ya soon. Pappy

From: WarDancer Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 28-Feb-22




ttt

From: Pappy 1952
Date: 04-Mar-22




Nice picture, I miss Mark for sure, always had a smile on his face. RIP. Pappy

From: Pappy 1952
Date: 09-Mar-22




We have a 1 day open shoot Saturday the 19th of March, come visit if you are in the area. It is a fun shoot but what I like about our first of the year is it gets us back in the mode and get a lot of stuff done that will need to be done to be ready for the Classic.Hope some can make it. Gas is high but what better way to spend a day than shooting bows and meeting and talking with good friends. Pappy

From: CrowFoot Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 09-Mar-22




We will be there the open and I cant wait for the Classic. We have an open shoot this weekend, we have been handed some great weather again. Dead Gum it.See ya soon Pappy!

From: THarris
Date: 11-Mar-22




Always one f the best events in the country, not too mention, conducted by an outstanding group of folks.

Terry Harris

From: Pappy 1952
Date: 11-Mar-22




Thanks guys, ya the weather has thrown yall a curve again Goob, but yall handle it well. Pappy

From: BigStriper1
Date: 12-Mar-22




Don’t think Steve and I will make the Open shoot but we’ll sure be there for the Classic. Kurt

From: Pappy 1952
Date: 13-Mar-22

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Look forward to seeing you then Kurt, tell Steve I said ha. Got the new buttons in for the Classic. Pappy

From: Pappy 1952
Date: 23-Mar-22

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Been a few changes to the schedule for the Classic, here is the new schedule of events, hope you like them .also on the schedule the Friday date should say April 29 not Mar.29 sorry type o I guess. See ya in a month or so, please help me get the word out on the changes. Thanks Pappy

From: Pappy 1952
Date: 28-Mar-22

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A month from tomorrow, looking forward to it and seeing a bunch of old friends. Had a small event Saturday, it is a yearly thing we do between Buck Hollow and TwinOaks, just a friendly competition and some really good fellowship, we draw for groups and take the top 5 scores from each club and the high score wins, for some reason they call it the Pappy cup LOL. BUCK Hollow boys won it again this year, beat us out by 48 points, them boys can shoot.Had a really good time , shooting bows with good friends.Hard to beat that. Top 5 scores from Buck Hollow. Pappy

From: BigStriper1
Date: 28-Mar-22




Pappy, sounds like you guys had a good time. Pretty sure I’ve seen them bandit’s from Buck Hollow before, looks like the Horse thief is still leading the gang, looking forward to seeing all them boys as well as the rest of our friends when I get back down to the Classic. Hope to see you soon. Kurt

From: Pappy 1952
Date: 31-Mar-22




Ya Kurt they are a great bunch of guys and always a good time when they come around.Headed to the cabin this morning to see what kind of damage we got from the storm yesterday, the worst went south of us so I hope all is good, we got enough to do to be ready without a bunch of clean up. Hope everyone else made it through it ok. Pappy

From: Pappy 1952
Date: 04-Apr-22

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Less than a month away, I have people start showing up a week early so less than 3 weeks for me, guess I better get busy. See ya soon. Pappy

From: BigStriper1
Date: 04-Apr-22




Steve and I will be early, hope there’s a good camping spot for us then. See you soon and Thanks for all you do. Kurt

From: Gaur Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 04-Apr-22




Looking forward to it

From: BigB
Date: 04-Apr-22




We plan on being there Thursday around lunch time. Can't wait.

From: BigB
Date: 04-Apr-22




We plan on being there Thursday around lunch time. Can't wait.

From: WarDancer Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 05-Apr-22




Roy Hall and I will be there Wed. afternoon to set up.

From: R.grider
Date: 05-Apr-22




I have every intention of being there! I have your plaque and will bring it to you Pappy

From: Pappy 1952
Date: 05-Apr-22

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Thanks Randy can't believe I placed !!! and after reading you thread on KY Trad fest that is tough about the bite, I just want to remind people that if you bring a dog/pet to the Classic it has to stay in camp on a leash,not on the ranges/vendors/eating or bow shop area, IN CAMP on a leash, if it is a braker we will still have a problem so please just make arrangements for it.This is a bow shoot not a dog show.We started this policy 3 or 4 years ago and it has seemed to work pretty well but after what happened at the trad fest we may change that next year to no dogs allowed at all. I hate it as much as anyone and have been going to events for 40 years and never once did I think about taking my dogs that I love very much. Please help me spread the word on this. Much appreciated. Pappy

From: Pappy 1952
Date: 08-Apr-22




Great Bill looking forward to seeing yall. I have 39 vendors lined up right now and am just about full so should have about anything a person would need, we have 7 or 8 bowers also so you can look at and test out a lot of good bows. Pappy

From: BigStriper1
Date: 09-Apr-22




Great Shoot, hoping to be there in about 2 weeks. Kurt

From: Pappy 1952
Date: 10-Apr-22

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Can't wait Kurt, got most everything ready to go around the club, we got 21 targets set Saturday half the range and the practice range is ready to go.Got some pretty cool set ups on the course, I think most will enjoy. This is the first shot, got to love this guy we will have another one of him somewhere on the second half. Pappy

From: Clydebow
Date: 11-Apr-22




Getting close! Guess I should de-winterize my camper! Check the battery and gas, and make sure everything works!

From: Gaur Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 11-Apr-22




Hope to arrive by about wed with my son Daniel. Bringing my bakers tent again.

Randy Bevis

From: Pappy 1952
Date: 12-Apr-22

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Yep getting close and getting a ton of calls, full up on vendors 40 count and that's about all I can handle. Still got several things to wrap up and if the rain will stop We will get it done, guess we will get it done either way but it would help if the rain would stop .LOL Hope maybe it will get it out of it's system, it sure would be nice to have a dry Classic but we will have fun either way.See yall in a few weeks. Pappy

From: CrowFoot Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Apr-22




It can't get here fast enough, I am so looking forward to it. Nice pictures Pappy, gives folks a preview and amps up the anticipation of seeing it for real. See ya soon!

From: Pappy 1952
Date: 13-Apr-22

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Thanks Goober, we put a lot of time and thought in the ranges, hope will enjoy. Pappy

From: BigStriper1
Date: 13-Apr-22




Pap, you guys at Twin Oaks do the best target setting I’ve seen. And as long as the Sun is on the Target, and not in my eyes I will be very happy. HaHa. Kurt

From: Pappy 1952
Date: 14-Apr-22

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Thanks Kurt, we try and put a lot of time and thought into it.Headed out today for the rest of the concession supplies then spreading mulch the rest of the day, Just in case it rains. LOL Finishing up the ranges Saturday I hope. See yall soon, hope the eye is good by then Kurt. Pappy

From: BigB
Date: 14-Apr-22




Do you know if Mike Treadway will be there with his bows? Thanks

From: BigStriper1
Date: 16-Apr-22




They slipped another Doctor’s appointment in on me for Monday the 25th so I won’t be getting there on the 23 rd like I was hoping to. Should be there Monday evening. Kurt.

From: Pappy 1952
Date: 17-Apr-22

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Yes Brando Mike will be there. Hope the appointment goes well Kurt, see ya soon. I think we are about ready, had a good working Saturday and got most every thing done around the Cabin and the ranges set, looks pretty good I think, now if we can just get some decent weather. Pappy

From: BigStriper1
Date: 17-Apr-22




Damn Pappy, I didn’t know Tennessee had that good of population of Elk, they ought to be opening a Season on them soon. Kurt

From: Pappy 1952
Date: 18-Apr-22

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Yep Kurt a pretty good population, think we got 8 or 9 out on the range. Love those big targets.2 weeks from today it will all be in the books, hard to think it is almost here. Pappy

From: Clydebow
Date: 18-Apr-22




Well, all I've done to the camper so far is put the plug back into the hot water heater! Guess I'd better get going!

Pappy, What is going on with the castle being built between the Shell Station and exit 19 off 24? Noticed it when we were there for the Spring shoot.

From: YH2268 Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 18-Apr-22




I'm hoping to make it to this event, might have to be last minute decision to make the drive down with some medical issues lingering. Clydebow, I did google earth to check out the castle you mentioned. Looks like under construction view from maybe last year, but you can see it.

From: Clydebow
Date: 18-Apr-22




I should have taken a pic of it, but didn't think of it.

From: YH2268 Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 18-Apr-22




Maybe you can get a photo in a couple weeks. I think it's supposed to be a tourist attraction, for what it's worth.

From: Pappy 1952
Date: 18-Apr-22

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I was told it was going to be mainly a wedding and party venue.The smaller on just to the left when you hit 41A is just some strange people that thought building and living in a small castle like setting would be cool.See yall soon, probably won't be able to answer anything here from now own, I will check on my phone now and then but can't post from it for some reason and will be at the cabin from Wednesday until it's over , so if you need me cell # 615-456-5961 or Miss Joanie at home 931-362-3717.She can answer most questions and how to find me. Pappy

From: John Sullins
Date: 18-Apr-22




I should know this, but I can't remember the classes for this event. Is there a class where a person is permitted to string walk?

From: CrowFoot Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 19-Apr-22




I know you guys and gals that have traveled through Tennessee have seen the barns with SEE ROCK CITY painted on the roofs. Don't be surprised when you see barns in the future that have SEE PAPPY'S CABIN painted on them. He is a celebrity around these parts. I'm proud to say I have his autograph. Looking forward to the Classic!

From: BigStriper1
Date: 19-Apr-22




DeWayne I’m still waiting on one of them autographs. Kurt

From: Pappy 1952
Date: 20-Apr-22

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Yes John, but not in the seniors class, if you string walk you go into what we call Bare bow. Gobber LOL. See yall soon. Pappy

From: John Sullins
Date: 20-Apr-22




ok, thanks

From: CrowFoot Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 22-Apr-22




I hear tell there are campers already in the bottom. Man I cant wait to get there!

From: Clydebow
Date: 22-Apr-22




All packed up. Will be leaving in the morning.

From: John Sullins
Date: 22-Apr-22




See you all Thursday evening!

From: BigJim Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 23-Apr-22
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I can't believe there wasn't even one BigJim/BigFoot joke! I'm feeling neglected! :)

I can't wait to get there myself. We should be arriving Wednesday evening.

For the Mike Treadway question: I'm supposed to be bringing Mike some supplies to the classic, so he will be there.

BigJim

From: soap creek
Date: 23-Apr-22




Planning on arriving Thursday afternoon. 1st for me. Looking forward to it. Will be bringing a couple young men (teens) with me. Really good kid's. It will be nice to put some faces with some names. I have some Soap Creek shirts I'll be wearing, come up and say hello. Greg

From: R.grider
Date: 23-Apr-22




Anyone who attended Kytradfest and won a trophy, or has a friend that did, find me at the Tn Classic and we will try and connect you with your trophy.

Thanks,

Randy

From: John Sullins
Date: 23-Apr-22




Randy Grider, when will you be there?

From: Clydebow
Date: 23-Apr-22




Nancy and I arrived this morning and are all set up. Looking forward to shooting the practice course tomorrow morning. Also looking forward to seeing everone!

From: Clydebow
Date: 24-Apr-22




FYI. At this time, pets are required to be contained in the camping areas. Pets are not allowed on the ranges or vendor area.

BEGINNING NEXT YEAR, NO PETS WILL BE ALLOWED ON THE PROPERTY AT TWIN OAKS.

From: Andy Man
Date: 24-Apr-22




Don’t worry

Biscuit and I staying home

Have fun

From: BigStriper1
Date: 25-Apr-22




Steve and I will be heading to Tennessee as soon as I can get back from my appointment with the lady doctor for my Contact at SLU in St Louis at 10:30 this morning. Kurt

From: Okaw
Date: 25-Apr-22




Glad to see some shoots without dogs. I have attended bow shoots for over 45 years. Most of the problems encountered at these events have been due to animal to animal, and sadly, animal to people encounters. I’ve seen serious injuries caused by dog bites. One moron brought his pit bull and watched as the dog nearly took off a guys leg that just happened to walk by. The owner grabbed his dog and left. The guy had serious cuts and bleeding. I can’t count how many times I have seen conflicts happen because of dogs barking or pooping in the camping areas, and dog fights breaking out when two people with dogs walk by each other. Please leave your pets at home!

From: WarDancer Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 25-Apr-22




totally agree with Okaw.LEAVE DOGS AT HOME

From: BigB
Date: 26-Apr-22




I can’t wait for this shoot, me and my people will be there Thursday ready to sling some arrows!

From: THarris
Date: 26-Apr-22




Be heading up Saturday morning, looking forward to do some visiting with my traditional archery friends.

Terry Harris

From: soap creek
Date: 26-Apr-22




Getting all my gear ready to go. Heading out Thursday. Been awhile since I used my tent. My camper (a pop up) is not big enough for everyone. Will have 3 young men with me on this trip. I'll be wearing my Soap Creek shirt, come up and say hello.

From: CMF_3
Date: 27-Apr-22




Me and my crew will head that way Thursday afternoon with the little camper. Someone save me a shady campsite! Haha.

From: R.grider
Date: 27-Apr-22




John Sullins, I should be there around noon tomorrow, with yer ill gottin’ booty ! ??

From: R.grider
Date: 27-Apr-22




For any attendees of KyTradFest that placed, i have a box of trophies and medals at my campsite, arriving tomorrow (thursday) hunt me up, i’ll be in a white 2015 shortbed silverado, hopefully down in the bottom onnthe right past the porta johns im told. I would love to see everyone get their trophies, especially the kids . Search me out!

From: John Sullins
Date: 27-Apr-22




I will be rolling in Thursday evening, I hope before dark!

From: R.grider
Date: 27-Apr-22




I also have a nice Henry rifle an attendee of the tradfest won in a raffle, if he dont contact me pretty quick i will raffle it again ! ?? lol

From: John Sullins
Date: 27-Apr-22




R.grider, I PM'd you.

From: Gaur Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 28-Apr-22




We are having a good time. Got here wed night

From: BigB
Date: 29-Apr-22




Great shoot! Thanks for all the hard work!

From: Wayne Hess
Date: 29-Apr-22

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Maybe this will kelp a good looking crew

From: soap creek
Date: 30-Apr-22




My first time here at the classic. What a great course and met some great folks. Shot with strangers who are now my friends. Hope to make it back again. Thanks Pappy, and all the others volunteers for making it possible. Greg

From: sagebrush
Date: 30-Apr-22




Any pictures of scoreboard

From: Boker
Date: 30-Apr-22

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Great shoot as always. We got the first steel target. It was my fourth in a row but the deer broke my streak and arrow :(

From: R.grider
Date: 01-May-22




Great shoot ! Thanks to Pappy and his outstanding crew for hosting the most hospitable shoot I have ever attended! Outstanding set of targets! Great scene setups, facilities everywhere,Firewood brought to your campsite, garbage pickup every morning, i even offered to stack the leftover firewood on the edge of the woods, but this guy picking up garbage would not hear of it, insisting they would haul it back to the main stack.

This bunch runs a class shoot, something we should all model our shoots off of.

From: Danny Willoughby
Date: 01-May-22




Great shoot provided by some of the best, hard working people of Twin Oaks! It's hard to completely put into words the experience one receives out of being here. It creates an experience that will differ from year to year, but always be a positive experience you will look back on, and make a tradition to be there the next time. The only way you will ever know, is to be there. Hats off to Pappy and his TEAM, on a job well done!

From: 01ARCHER86
Date: 01-May-22

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This has always been my favorite event of the year! It was great to be back down in that holler!! It was a very different experience for me this time though. Being a vendor and working with Big Jim now is such a wonderful thing. Just gettin to spend time with some of my best friends, making new friends, and meeting a lot new people is what it’s all about. The range was spectacular as always! I’d like to thank the entire Twin Oaks Bowhunters Club for providing everyone with such an awesome event!!!

From: Tim Delf
Date: 01-May-22

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Had a great time at the Tennessee Classic. I was fortunate enough to shoot with some great shooters. The targets were amazing. Twin Oaks knows how to put on a big shoot.

From: John Sullins
Date: 01-May-22




It was a fun time, the target settings were super! There was a lot of people there, anxious to know how many!

From: Ragnall
Date: 02-May-22




Thanks Pappy, and all of the Twin Oaks Crew, for another great Classic. I have to guess this was the biggest year yet. I am already anxious for the next one.

From: Brian waters
Date: 02-May-22




Id like to know how many folks showed up, and id also like to see the scoreboard. This was my 1st shoot in the barebow class. I do know the folks that placed were 100 points ahead of me,lol.

From: Boker
Date: 02-May-22




They typically post scores on the web site.

From: Clydebow
Date: 02-May-22




The scores will be posted on their site.

From: John Sullins
Date: 02-May-22




I don't know the number of people there, but it was a very good crowd. Those guys do a great job to make thing runs so smoothly.

From: Gaur Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 02-May-22

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Had fun. Arrived wed night and stayed til Sunday

Finished this Osage bow while there came out at 41# @ 28 65 ntn

From: Gaur Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 02-May-22

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My son bought $5 of raffle tickets and came up big winning this knife. He was very happy. James Parker also gave him a really nice flintknapped neck knife

He’s already talking about going next year

Had fun running around with the Parker kids and others

From: CMF_3
Date: 02-May-22




Awesome event, the family and I had a blast!

From: Pappy 1952
Date: 03-May-22




Great time and great people, 757 total registered, lots more than that was there.Had a lot that came just to see what was going on and loved it, may see them next year with a bow, that's why we do it !!! scores should be up this evening or tomorrow,many thanks to all they came out and supported us and hope you will plan on next year. Thanks. Pappy

From: Pappy 1952
Date: 03-May-22

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People from all over this great country of ours and 4 others around the world, man what a party. Pappy

From: Gaur Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 03-May-22




Thanks for all your work pappy and other members. Concert night was great. Thanks will and friends

From: Pappy 1952
Date: 05-May-22




Thanks, glad you enjoyed, finely got things mostly put back together and going to have a club shoot Saturday for the members that didn't get to shoot, most were to busy so Saturday should be fun.Then we get to take down the ranges. LOL. Pappy

From: BigStriper1
Date: 05-May-22




I had a Great time as usual, it’s so nice to see all my good friends. It was nice meeting you Randy (Gaur) , always nice to meet someone from the Leatherwall, also Greg Sines (soap creek). Thanks to all my friends at Twin Oaks.

From: LBHogKillah
Date: 06-May-22




Great shoot, crowded on Sat. Shoot of this size needs some rules, written and posted. Some starters like at the start of Golf Tourny at target #1 and #21 would be advisable. To check equip and that it conforms to class they are shooting. Like a the ASA National or even small Federation state shoots at local clubs. The Traditional side has a starter that gets all shooters together and has a quick look see then sends them to their stakes (shotgun start).

Printed rules for any shoot is pretty much standard.

Rich

From: ZipperASL
Date: 07-May-22




I tried to find rules for this shoot but could not.

DL

From: Tim Delf
Date: 07-May-22




I really like the competitive shoots like IBO & ASA with their rules, peer grouping & double scoring, but it looks like many hundreds of people like the Tennessee Classic format just the way it is.

From: Tim Delf
Date: 07-May-22

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Iron Bunny

From: ZipperASL
Date: 07-May-22




What format would that be?

DL

From: Andy Man
Date: 07-May-22




shoot and relax and have Fun

nothing more or nothing less-maybe a Dog to talk to and love up along the way :>))

From: Danny Pyle
Date: 07-May-22




Common sense goes a long way.

From: ZipperASL
Date: 07-May-22




Not for anything but can you use your range finder like at ASA Olympic and Barebow Class?

Can use carbon arrows with a selfbow?

Can you SW in any class?

Just curious is all. DL

From: Tradarcherychamp
Date: 07-May-22




No to all three

From: ZipperASL
Date: 07-May-22




How would know this as there are no rules posted?

Such a big event. So, does this shoot follow IBO Traditional rules? DL

From: Ragnall
Date: 07-May-22




They have rules posted on their website any time you want to read them.

From: ZipperASL
Date: 07-May-22




Yes, campground rules and older 2017 IBO rules. No rules listed on any flyer as to classes and or equipment at all except a Sept 2022 shoot.

IBO rules govern this event? DL

From: Chinoook's
Date: 08-May-22




Yes, I found no Classic rules on website either.

From: soap creek
Date: 08-May-22




What a fun weekend. Brought a couple young men (15&17) with me. They're older brother met us at the shoot, with his wife and baby staying Friday night. We arrived Thursday and left Sunday. Zaccai and his wife live only 40 minutes away. The boys wanted to keep score,so I did as well. I hadn't kept score in a number of years. I didn't always shoot the target for score, but shot where I would if it was a live animal. Even so I scored 320 something. First 3d shooting 3under. They boys are great kids. They weren't any trouble whatsoever. They played bluegrass a couple nights with friends they made. I'll say it again, Twin Oaks do a GREAT job of running this shoot. Very smooth running.

From: Pappy 1952
Date: 09-May-22




I meet them young men and seem to be fine young men and could really play,glad yall enjoyed. Richard our rules are pretty simple, no arrow restriction on anything but self bow, it has to be wood our cain, the other classes are the same as with most any shoot except for bare bow and then about anything except sights are allowed. As for rules posted at the starting of the ranges that you say are normal, I have been doing this for over 40 years and have never seen it anywhere I go, Maybe at the IBO or ASA open shoots which I don't attend but no where else I have attended and I have attended many. As for who governs the Classic, IBO rules pretty much apply except we don't weigh bows or arrows or check tip weight.We figure it's the guy behind the bow.We aren't governed by anyone one or belong to any, we are self governed and plan on staying that way. As of today you are the 2nd complaint out of 757, the other was a log behind a target and if you missed the target and if it hit the log it might glance and arrow into a deep hollow and be lost, not unsafe just lost arrow , so as much as we try to please, guess we can't please everyone. As for a shot gun start, can you imagine trying to start 757 people on a 40 target range with a shot gun start, it's not a golf tournament with set number of people, it's a large archery event that we want people to have fun and not be overwhelmed with rules.Hope this helps and thanks for the comments , we take all praise and complaints serious and try to address as best we can. Have a great day. Pappy

From: Danny Pyle
Date: 09-May-22




Well stated Pappy, if you are about nothing but competition go to the IBO or ASA shoots.

From: Danny Pyle
Date: 09-May-22




Well stated Pappy, if you are about nothing but competition go to the IBO or ASA shoots.

From: 59Bear
Date: 09-May-22




The man just said he runs IBO rules Danny. You dont have to be the IBO to use IBO rules I don't think?

From: BigB Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 09-May-22




Awesome shoot! I don't see how you can run one of these large shoots any better! 750 plus shooters and lots of fun for everyone! Keep it up, thanks again, Lord willing we will be there next year, and the next and as long as we can.

From: Danny Pyle
Date: 09-May-22




I didn’t say he doesn’t, I was responding to people who want more rules.

From: Boker
Date: 09-May-22




I love the classic as is and hope it never changes. Pappy y’all are doing a fantastic job.

From: Pappy 1952
Date: 10-May-22




Thanks guys, Like I said IBO rules PRETTY MUCH apply, we just don't go to the extreme with the petty little differences that IBO goes through, just trying to keep it as fair but simple as we can. Probably half or more shoot for fun only anyway.It was a good time for sure and hope yall can make it back next year Good Lord willing we we do it again the first full weekend of May. Pappy

From: bentstick54
Date: 10-May-22




I have only attended once so far, back in 2016. I have had other commitments every year since, but hopefully will try to make it next year again. It was easy to do a little research ahead of time to know this was more of a Traditional Rendezvous gathering of like minded folks, archers, selfbow builders, flint knappers, guitar playing around the campfires, cookouts etc., with some fantastic 3d range set-ups for all the shooting one might want to do, competitively or for fun.

I for one hope it ever changes. I for one enjoy just shooting, sharing campfires, seeing all the friendly faces of new and a old friends.And I must not be the only one if there were 750+ registered shooters, when you figure all the people that did not even shoot.

If you want a class for every bow set up imaginable, every imaginable sight, stringwalking, gap shooting method, range finders and whatever else exists, then by all means go to IBO, ASA, sponsored shoots and enjoy them. Maybe the Tennessee Classic isn’t for you anymore than The IBO Trad World Championship isn’t for many of us. Just do a bit of research on a given shoot before you go, pick the shoots that suit you, and don’t try to change the ones that don’t.





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