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Old 10-14-2005, 09:17 AM
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: East Texas
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I know y'all will find this amusing but I got interested in bow hunting because my husband is always watching hunting shows ... he has bow hunted since I have known him and I have never been interested until this year when I started paying attention Michael Waddell's hunts. He looked like he was having SO much fun and I couldn't wait to try. So we found abow that I liked and got it outfitted and I started practicing. Within a few weeks I was just as accurate as my husband (much to the amusement of his friends!) and I have been hunting since season opened this year.

I have enjoyed reading how everyone got involved in bowhunting ... it is really an eyeopener how many people get into this sport by themselves. I had the advantage of a husband who is an avid hunter and hunting with my Dad when I was little -- until I got into Ag and showing and did not have the time (or much inclination to be honest) to hunt with him but never realized howmany people got involved on their own.
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Old 10-14-2005, 09:33 AM
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Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: ohio
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I got like 300 dollars from my grandpaw and told my dad i wanted a bow. I did everything on my own. Havnt killed a dear yet with my bow. Still tryin tho.
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Old 10-14-2005, 12:29 PM
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Location: Arlington WA USA
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I sat in on a lecture by Fred Bear in a Cleveland Ohio Sporting Goods Store in 1962 . . . I bought my first bow a Ben Pearson a week later. And with the exception of a brief year or two, I have been bowhunting ever since.

It's the only way to hunt for me and I begin planning the next years hunt the day after season closes. The thrill has never diminished.
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Old 10-14-2005, 01:17 PM
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Location: West Michigan
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I am the only hunter in my whole family.. Just something i loved when i tried it out with a few friends.
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Old 10-17-2005, 06:55 PM
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it's kind of funny that so many people got in to bowhunting by themselves. but i got into it when my dad took me with him when he went hunting with my unclei was five. they both got in to it because their uncle taught them to shoot primative (i'm still trying to master this) mydad said that he wouldn't let me get a sight till i was accurate primitave style.
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Old 10-31-2005, 06:36 PM
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Erie PA
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My dad got me into the sport but to be honest I think the real reason I first wanted to bow hunt more than anything was the camo, the whole thought of disappearing into the woods is what sparked my interest and the rest just fell into place.
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Old 10-31-2005, 06:41 PM
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Location: Morgantown, WV
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A friend of mine got me started.
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Old 10-31-2005, 06:50 PM
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Location: Toronto Ontario Canada
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Uncles got me into hunting but I got into archery by myself. Up here rifle season is two weeks long, it was the thought of a 3 month season that made me buy a bow. Glad I did, got my 1st archery deer 2 weeks ago (small 6pt), I still pick up the picture and look at it and just smile.
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Old 11-05-2005, 05:08 PM
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I got myself into archery and here is the reason why. For a couple years I have been scouting deer before rifle season. While I was scouting I see 25-30 bucks just walking around without any concerns, all deerstill in velvet. As soon as they shed their velvet then rifle season opens all the bucks disappear. I'm tired of it, so I'm going to chase their butts around with this dang bow. Also the rifle season in California is only 6 weeks long. If I do both I can extend the time I have to hunt these blacktails.
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Old 11-07-2005, 04:26 PM
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My buddy Eric got me into bow hunting. He now lives in Oregon, but puts in for the lottery draw every year here in Arizona.

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