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N Y Yankee 13-May-22
monkeyball 13-May-22
Cotton Mouth 13-May-22
hawkeye in PA 13-May-22
2 bears 13-May-22
George D. Stout 13-May-22
Supernaut 13-May-22
Mike E 13-May-22
Wayne Hess 13-May-22
N Y Yankee 13-May-22
Knifeguy 13-May-22
Corax_latrans 14-May-22
bowhunt 14-May-22
Red Beastmaster 14-May-22
MGF 14-May-22
Dry Bones 14-May-22
Caughtandhobble 14-May-22
Steve P 14-May-22
Corax_latrans 14-May-22
From: N Y Yankee
Date: 13-May-22

I work with the public at a farm store. Some of the customers are very friendly and I know many of them. Once in a while they will talk hunting or fishing with me.

Yesterday, a man came in and we talked. He asked me what my hobbies are and I told him archery, among other things. He asked what bow I shoot and I told him a Bighorn. He looked puzzled. "Is that a new one? I've never heard of it." I told him it was a 2000, custom 3pc recurve. He looked like I had slapped him with a wet towel.

He said he had heard of guys using antique bows but never knew one! LOL I got a chuckle out of that but it's not the first time someone has mentioned the antique bow thing.

He was fascinated with the traditional aspect of archery and bow hunting and we talked for several minutes about it. He seemed impressed and curious and invited me to come over and shoot with him and show him. I'll get a 35 pound bow ready to go and let him have a go at it.

I enjoy the rare times when I get to show someone traditional archery who is unfamiliar or only vaguely familiar. They always wind up with a big smile on their face. I'd like to do that more often.

From: monkeyball
Date: 13-May-22

That's what it's all about James, opening the door to let someone come in and hang around for awhile!

Some like it so much that they decide to stick around.

Good job and Good Shooting->->->->Craig

From: Cotton Mouth
Date: 13-May-22

Nice job made his day

From: hawkeye in PA
Date: 13-May-22

You did good James.

I like it when I meet a new traditional archer and they get out their bowtech or matthews to show me. Lol

From: 2 bears
Date: 13-May-22

Way to go. good luck & have fun. >>>----> Ken

From: George D. Stout
Date: 13-May-22


From: Supernaut
Date: 13-May-22


From: Mike E
Date: 13-May-22

that's a good story, maybe you have a '56 Kodiak or such you could show him a real antique:)

From: Wayne Hess
Date: 13-May-22

Friends plus more friends, enjoy Our sport, Good Times

From: N Y Yankee
Date: 13-May-22

Mike E., no, I wish! I do have a couple '72s that will be making an appearance!

From: Knifeguy
Date: 13-May-22

James, that’s wonderful! I hope you have a fun day with your customer. Lance

From: Corax_latrans
Date: 14-May-22

Is it just me, or is it thoroughly horrifying to think that 22 years old might qualifiy as an “antique”???


Good recruitment effort, there! The more the merrier. ;)

From: bowhunt
Date: 14-May-22

I guess we are all antiques.So we should be worth something.Hope he likes it and converts to the antique bows!

Those Yankees are kicking some serious tail.Babe Ruth is truelly an antique.Cheers!

From: Red Beastmaster
Date: 14-May-22

Some think you are poor and afford a real bow. Oh the money I've spent on trad bows!

From: MGF
Date: 14-May-22

I live in a rural area where there are lots of "hunters" and I've never run into another recurve or longbow hunter.

I've had people offer me a compound or money to buy one because they think I shoot a "trad" bow because it's all I can afford.

The older I get the harder it is to find others who even speak the same be it.

From: Dry Bones
Date: 14-May-22

Poor Sap. He'll get ahold of one of your bows, shoot it a few times and get infected. I have yet to find the cure to tradbow-itis. This is a common thing to those who have "hunted" with modern archery equipment and then feel the realness in a wood craft bow. That's what happened to me, and I have infected a few others in my journey. A man I have hunted with some and mostly fished with just bought his third trad bow. He's in his late 50's and bow hunted most of his life. NOW he is really wired up again. The more ambassadors we have the better.


From: Caughtandhobble
Date: 14-May-22

Funny, most of the kids (some grown) in our neighborhood shoot traditional :)

From: Steve P
Date: 14-May-22

That's pretty cool nyyankee, good on you and hope you two have a wonderful time.


From: Corax_latrans
Date: 14-May-22

“Funny, most of the kids (some grown) in our neighborhood shoot traditional :)”

It’s interesting that you would say that, because my son‘s roommate’s father shoots compound but the roommate prefers recurves… so he and my son are now my shooting buddies!

And honestly, most of the people who have joined at our club in the last few years are shooting single string bows, I suppose largely because they don’t feel like they need to invest in the membership to stay proficient with their compounds, and we don’t allow them to bring their crossbows out on the course because of the amount of damage they would inflict on the 3-D‘s.

It’s really fun to see new people come into it.

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