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Where I live, in Mason County, is a very high old logging bridge that spans a gorge formed by a wild river whose head-waters were formed in the rugged Olympic Mountains.  It is the highest bridge in Washington State.  Wonderful bowhunting can be found in the areas surrounding the bridge.  So, for the last forty years or so, I have often come in contact with the old steel span.  Now here is a strange thing: I have developed an addiction to shooting arrows off the bridge just to watch their long, beautiful flights. Over the years I must have freed my quiver (and other guys' quivers) of at least seven dozen arrows or more!  Just telling you this, makes me want to take the thirty-mile drive over to there and honorably release some well-used and mismatched shafts that occupy space in my "old-arrow" barrel.

Over the years, I have gone to eastern Washington hunting.  I've had a longing desire to see if I could shoot an arrow across the Columbia River!  I think that I know a spot north of Wenatchee where it is possible!

Do any of you bow-benders have addictions that you are working on?



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Here's a pic! 1200px-High_Steel_Bridge,_Shelton.jpg 

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man If I stood on that bridge and looked down 
I couldnt shoot; would be holding on with both hands and feet

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I’m addicted to watching arrows disappear thru the sides of critters off my longbow!!!!!!

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Ever hit anything from up there Fred.
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Charles, I try to hit the river below while flight-shooting for distance.  Believe me, it is a very difficult target to hit!
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I'm addicted to a concept I learned from your book, which explains the difference between an archer, and someone who only shoots the bow.

I'm constantly talking people into shooting arrows at a target where breakage is a possibility. Only the archer will accept the challenge.

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hey Fred, is that the bridge in the video? Always looks like a neat shot to take when I watch you, Steve and Dale shooting. Then there is you launching one of Lon's "extra nice" arrows!!
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I like going to the airport and letting arrows loose in the fields there. Seeing how close I can get to landmarks. That way I can recover my arrows also. Them suckers get expensive. Even when you make them yourself.
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Greg, ---same bridge!
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I understand what you are saying about the river being hard to hit. I'm a big fan of launching arrows off of mountainsides. Sometimes I have a target and sometimes not. The flight of the arrow never ceases to thrill.
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