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Clovis6

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Happy New Year.  If you haven't already thought about it, today is the day to make your Traditional Archery New Year's Resolutions. Here's just a few of mine to get you started.

1.  Sell a few bows  (Always good to put the hardest resolutions first. Might even let go of 1 or 2 of my Black Widows.  Just felt Tim cringe 1500 miles away.)

2.  Buy a new bow  (This will be my reward if I complete #1. Probably a BW PLX longbow.)  

3.  Resort all my wood arrows by spine and point weight.  (This is kinda like saying I am going to lose 20#. Noble and necessary, but probably more effort than it's worth.)

4.  Hunt small game.  (We get so fixated on the deer season that sometimes we forget there are many other opportunities out there to test our skill. A plus is that I can do it while walking around which will also help with the 20# resolution)

5.  Shoot in at least 2 of the TAS Regional  shoots in addition to the TAS Championship over Memorial Day.  (Darren puts a ton of work into these shoots and they are always great fun. Hoping to meet and shoot with some new folks that can't get out to Winchester, Indiana.)

6.  Shoot some large game animal other than a Whitetail. (Hope to have an opportunity down at London Oaks later this month. And am sure I am going to get drawn for an elk in PA this year.  Hey, you just gotta believe.) 
      
7.  Organize my broadheads by type, brand, and weight in a nice container.  (Need one that allows me to get at them without reaching into a cardboard box and cutting my fingers all the time.)

8.  Get to my Archery Club work parties more often. (We belong to 2 great clubs and rarely if ever participate)

9.  Get a new truck (Haven't owned one since 1987.  This resolution counts because I will use it to transport my traditional archery equipment around.)

10.  Show some love to the compound guys that take 15 minutes to shoot a 3D target and tend to make me a bit crazy at times.  (At the risk of this turning into the food fight we are having over on the "Wish" thread, neither of the archery clubs I belong to would probably be around if they didn't have a critical mass of compound shooters to make them financially viable.) 

So there you have it. The 10 resolutions that came to mind over my first cup of coffee this morning.  We'll see how well I do.  

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I only have one, that is to get out and shoot more!
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I need to shoot more, and, secondly, I need to quit plucking the string. I want to hunt more. My problem here has been that I just didn't feel like getting out very often. I have some health issues that don't prevent hunting but do make me not feel like getting out.
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Sam McMichael

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Hill Cheetah (2, one 55# and one 40#)
Hill Big 5 (50#)
NM Shelton (2, both 53#)
Deathwish Longbow (59#)
Archery Traditions Bamboo Longhunter (3, one 56#, one 60# and one 78#)

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So there you have it. The 10 resolutions that came to mind over my first cup of coffee this morning.  We'll see how well I do.   


I'm on the second cup of coffee and still working on it.  Thanks for getting me started. [thumb]

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Easier said than done, but I hope to give the longbow 100% of my time this year.  I've said it before, but always strayed.  I think I have the right mindset at this point in time to be successful.  It'll be hard since I do like my Bighorns, Bear TD's and Black Widow.  But after soul searching over many cups of coffee in the wee hours of the morning, my heart belongs to longbows.  I will be seeking advice from a few of you on TAS; I'll keep you posted.
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NO NEW BOWS! Learn to shoot and be happy with what I have.
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That's right....no new bows...well, except for....
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I did too !

Madison, Wisconsin.   Public land hunter
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Being the helpful kinda guy that I am, my resolution will be to help Rob with his first resolution and take that Ramer off his hands. Hehehe
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I think I am gonna build a couple bows this year, including a really nice one....

Might even ( finally) try to build some youth and child bows for the cause.

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Well, Bob, as you correctly called out, I will be rooting against your irrational thought of selling BWs, in fact, I think a cooling off period is in order!

I MIGHT started selling/ sharing some of my excess archery gear.
I AM going to shoot/hunt more.

I resolved last year to shoot/hunt more of a a variety of bows, but unfortunately, I can’t get beyond 2 or 3 favorites.

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1 Hope to find more free time to attend some TAS hunts and shoots.

2 Keep abreast of Bob's bought and sold posts....lol Bob [biggrin]



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Sell my PLX that I haven’t shot yet since it came back from the factory.
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- I'd like to learn to build a selfbow and hunt with it exclusively next fall by attend a bow building class or two (Arvin Weaver's or Pine Hollow Longbows and open to other offerings). 

- Start researching the possibility of a DIY Alaskan Moose/Caribou hunt for 2020 or 

- Enter drawings for out-of-state hunts Coues deer, Mule Deer, Elk, black bear, etc...

- Maintain my recent weight loss and improve my overall fitness to be able to hunt the mountains

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1. “The White Eagle” - John Schulz - 66” #60@28” - Lefty

2. “The Hunter” - John Schulz - 66” #54@28” - Lefty
3. “Sunbear” - Charlie Lamb - 66” #58@29” - Lefty
4. 2-Piece String-Follow - Brian McBroom - 66” #57@28 - Lefty

Non-ASL:
1. Baleen Whale/Yew longbow - Fred Sevier aka "Tukaluk" - 68" #60@28 - Righty
2. 3-Piece Zipper Extreme - Foam/Carbon limbs with Elk overlays - Lefty
 
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1. "Spirit Stick" Selfbow - John Strunk - 68" #60@28", Dual shelf 

 


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2 Keep abreast of Bob's bought and sold posts....lol Bob [biggrin]



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Deno, I have an interactive spreadsheet going I should share, it’s the only way to keep up with him.
I had a tab for Justin, but he’s WAY to quiet, he never shows his hand until the ‘bows in the mail’...

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1.Go hunting every day I have off from work.
2.Spend more time stump shooting.
3.When going to shoots or rendezvous, be more of a participant than spectator.
4.Work on slowing down and feeling my anchor rather than snap shooting.

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I'd sure like to pick one style of shooting and dedicate myself to it.
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Deno, I have an interactive spreadsheet going I should share, it’s the only way to keep up with him.
I had a tab for Justin, but he’s WAY to quiet, he never shows his hand until the ‘bows in the mail’...





haaaaa   good one Tim !![thumb]

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I have a few as well.
1. Get to the rec center gym as often as possible. Otherwise I gonna have to sell off 99% of my bows and arrows.
2. Encourage my wife to come out to the range more often.
3. Tell my kids I love them more often. We miss them both.
4. Try and get to as many 3D shoots as possible. Would love to meet you guys.

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Sun City, Az. by way of San Diego, Ca. Bear TD's Wes Wallace Royal LB, ILF risers and various limbs, Vintage Works 1962 Kodiak reproduction made to my specs

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Tom M, your resolution # 3 is probably the most important one I've seen. Telling our loved ones how we feel is the essence of being a family. We never know when we will see each other for the last time on this earth. On the day I graduated from graduate school, I went by my Dad's store to show him my diploma. He was robbed and murdered in his store later that night. The one thing that has haunted me terribly since that day in 1977 is that I don't recall if I told him I loved him, and that has really affected me. You can bet your sweet bippy that I tell my wife, children, and grandchildren that I love them every time we leave each other. When I die, I want them to know that the last thing I told them is, "I love you".

Without the support and encouragement of family members, few of us would enjoy bowhunting as much as we do. Even if they don't directly participate with us they are a part of the archery mix. We are able to do many things and acquire much gear because of their understanding. I apologize for getting sentimental, but this really is a desirable resolution, even for all us rough, tough, and ever so manly outdoorsmen.

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Hill Wesley Special (2, both 65#)
Hill Cheetah (2, one 55# and one 40#)
Hill Big 5 (50#)
NM Shelton (2, both 53#)
Deathwish Longbow (59#)
Archery Traditions Bamboo Longhunter (3, one 56#, one 60# and one 78#)

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1. Learn to build a self bow 
2. Scout my whitetail areas more thoroughly, find another hunting area with ag lands (food) nearby
3. Participate in at least 3 3D shoots before summer
4. Build a nice bow case
5. Stay at saying fit!
6. Elk hunt this year.
7. Build an outdoor range on my dads place (forested 10 acres near here)
8. put two new stands up on spots I already hunt - refine my game plan.



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1. Pick a bow and shoot only it all year.
2. Pick an archery glove and shoot only with it all year.


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Sam, thank you and a very Happy New Year.
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Remind myself to take my time when shooting critters.  I will either get the shot or not.  If i get it, make it a good one.  If not, so be it.  Don't force it.  
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I have two. # 1 is to shoot  no other style of bow but the ASL.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  # 2 is to get out there more often and , learn as  much as I can about the secret lives of the big woods whitetails I so love to hunt.                                                                                                                    they sure are harder to pattern than those farm landers. 
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Don't know how that last post got so jumbled up . Guess # 3 should be to improve my computer skills .
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