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Old 07-10-2003, 02:36 PM
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I joined this message board to try to find some help for my son who is a double arm amputee hunter. He manages to successfully gun hunt with the use of prosthetics and a tripod; however, having been a champion archer prior to his injuries, his dream is to find some way to be able to use a real bare bow again with the possible development of some type of quick release system. His prosthetics would need to be modified, but that is a minor problem. I am proud to report that since his accident in July of 1999, he finally began deer hunting this past season. He killed a deer about the 3rd time out. What a thrill for him. Deer hunting is his first love, and I would appreciate any information anyone could muster or any ideas anyone might have to offer him some hope of returning to archery without having to resort to a crossbow. He owns a crossbow, but he just doesn' t like using it. He feels it takes the sport out of the feat. Thanks for any info/help anyone can offer.
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Old 07-10-2003, 11:58 PM
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I dont know anything to help but my best friend works with disabled people and she' ll be able to give you good advice. I' ll let her know about this and she should be able to help out
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Old 07-11-2003, 07:59 AM
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Hi ksg1964, Red Hawk asked me about this situation.
It makes me smile to see that your son is still going strong after this accident.
Like you said, you would have to modify his prosthetics. Thats easy.
I have some thoughts about this, I will make some calls and see what kind of info I can find out for you.
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Old 07-17-2003, 07:08 PM
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Hey ksg1964,

I found this info that maybe you can use. ( & Miss priss )

I' ve been looking for info on " Bite triggers" for a guy that emailed me through Hunters Helping Hunters. HHH assist hunting families in need during times of medical or funeral emergencies. I' m on the Board as Director of Applications & Funding. So request for help go to me. Any way, I got an email from a guy who is a C6 quad and he gets off target trying to pull the trigger. He saw a bite trigger on a TV hunting show, and wanted more info.

I found this web site and think you may be able to use this to release the mystical flight of the arrow again [8D] I think if you can modify your prosthetics to hold the bow, and pull it back. This would be the ticket!

Single Handed Archery
http://www.brandonfla.com/%7Earchery/index.htm



He takes a regular release and modified it with a strap and uses a bite trigger set up to release the arrow. Pretty cool[8D]



Good luck and please let me know how your set up goes. I' m very intrested in this set up, so I can pass it on to others who love to get back to hunting.

Please keep me posted and contact me if you need anything or have questions. Hope this helps!

Later,

Mike Bell
Director of Applications & Funding
Hunters Helping Hunters
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Old 07-24-2003, 09:10 PM
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I have seen a device advertised on the Outdoor Channel that might work well. It has a trigger realease similar to most on the market, however it also holds the bow string back until the release is triggered. Do some research or watch this channel for more details. Sorry I cannot give you anymore information on it.

Best of luck to both of you! Never give up!
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Old 08-13-2003, 07:21 PM
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Ohio,

I think thats the one called the " Draw-Loc"
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Old 08-31-2003, 03:14 PM
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Hey guys check out Buckmasters they have a link to devices for such situations
I was there looking for ideas for a crossbow holder for my son and they have all kinds of stuff. Try http://www.residents.bowhunting.net/...ers-guns2.html This is the address of the page I was on but its linked off of the buckmaster page they have rigs for guns and bows good luck I' m getting my boys bow holder shaped up nicely it mounts on a camera tri-pod we will be shooting this coming week. The same links come from www.badf.org good luck
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Old 09-05-2003, 08:04 PM
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I know this topic isn' t too old but did you ever find anything to help out?
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Old 09-05-2003, 08:31 PM
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I was wondering the same thing. Todd from Disabled Sportsmen of America emailed me about a bite trigger I was asking about. " Be Adaptive Equipment" has some products at their web site. http://www.beadaptive.com/

Later Yall,
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