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Ugly Coyote

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Claimed to be the world's shortest hunting bow in 1962. The shortest version, at 44", just may be.

Finger pinch, anyone?

Wonder how many he sold?

From Archery magazine, May 1962.

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I remember seeing that bow in a magazine once. The shortest bow I had was a 1969 Bear Grizzly that was 56”. 
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I have never seen one of those bows in person but I sure would like to. The riser and limbs were separate pieces from what I understand.
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No thanks! LOL!
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Does that include pygmy or San bows (shortest) ?
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I did too !

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It would make a really cool conversation piece, but I don't think it would make a serious hunting tool.
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Looks like a “super recurve” To me and with that short handle might not shoot that bad. Kilo Tovar’s KT 44 was very smooth. Either would make a great hunting bow-can be shot from a seated position.
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I spoke to Neil a few years ago when he was selling recurves on ebay. He was in is eighties then so I am not sure he is still alive. He had not made an Interceptor in many years and was not interested in building one. I have only seen one come up for sale on Ebay, it went for less than 400 dollars.  Neil also made a bow called the Tarantula; I have never seen one come up for sale and do not have a picture but it was very creative.  It was it was made to compete with the compound.  I shoud have taken better notes and written and article about him...
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The shortest recurve that I am aware of is by Kiko Tovar and was called the "38 special". It was 38 inches long.
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If you had a short draw, I don't see any reason it wouldn't work for hunting. Lots of folks hunt with the Bear Super Magnum and it's only 48". I've never shot one, but I have shot the Kodiak Magnum at 52" and own a Bodnik Kiowa 52" recurve and had no finger pinch issues with either. I did have a Herter's Model Perfection that was 46" and it was a finger pinching little sucker. I think the design makes a big difference in terms of finger pinch. I draw right at 28" by the way, so I'm not a long draw by any means. 
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