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Flint Head
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I think about the story that Monty wrote some years back in Traditional Bowhunter... I know Dan is walking up from the shadows into the light of that campfire, Longhunter in hand... God bless you Dan!
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sticshooter
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Thank you for everything Dan. Prayers for his family.<><

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"Walk softly..and carry a sharp Stic."
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Ga.boy
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Thanks Dan for all that you did for traditional archery and for all that you did for those of us who share your love of the stick and string. Rest in peace DQ.

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Ron LaClair
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The first time I went to the Longbow Championship in Alabama in 1980 most of the people were shooting aluminum arrows out of their Longbows. Myself and a few other Michigan boys convinced Jerry Hill that the shoot should require wood arrows. The next year everyone had to shoot wood arrows at the shoot.

That year was the first time I met Dan. He showed up with a clip board talking to everyone and writing down their name and address on his board. He also was telling them they should be shooting aluminum arrows because they were better than wood. He was on a one man campaign to bring back aluminum arrows.

He and I went nose to nose as I told him how hard we had talked to get the wood arrow rule. You could call Dan a stubborn man but that would probably be an understatement [Big Grin]

The last time I saw him we hadn't seen each other for a long time and he said to me. "Ron, you're sure gettin old". I said back to him, "You ain't no spring chicken yourself Dan"

He was very outspoken and a hard fighter for what he thought was right. He was one of a kind, a real Character. He will be missed [Frown]

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When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice. (Cherokee)

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Bowana
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I was at Dan's shop in Athens the day he left for his alaskan bear hunt. He showed me proper form for shooting my recurve. I was also at Dan's shop the day his mounted bear was delivered that he had taken on the alaskan trip. He asked me and my friend if we would help unload it from the truck. There is nowhere else I would have rather been that day.
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Leland
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Godspeed-I did'nt know Dan,from what I've read here he must have been a great person.
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I have Longhunter 6128, 59# at 68", which I purchased many years ago. Sold a S&W .357 Mag to buy it. Had some questions about shooting it, so called Dan on the phone...he treated me as if I had purchased 100 bows from him, not just one. A mans man, for sure. Followed his career even to the "kits" he was selling on **** right up until the end. BTW, I still shoot the Longhunter more than any other of my 'custom' bows. Great to see all of the testimonials and memories...

Steve in Maine

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Osagetree
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Prayer for Dan and his family! [pray]

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joe skipp
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Dan and I spoke numerous times when we both wrote columns for Western Bowhunter. A dedicated bowhunter who fought for all the right stuff.

A leader in his home state and a very generous, giving person. When I was dealing his bows here he was always calling with advice and readily took my opinions on his bows. He will be missed by many but hopefully now he's in peace, probably
looking down on us right now holding his Longhunter, quiver full of arrows and that scruffy ol smile. Take care Dan...we'll me again.

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"Neal...is this heaven?" "No Piute but we are dam close". Top of the Mtn in Medicine Bow Nat Forest.

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ckruse
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I spoke to Dan several times over the phone back in the late 80's early 90's. He was always willing to talk and help. I still have my Gull longbow which was my first Christmas present from my wife of 18 years. I will always cherish it. I took my first wild hog with it. He will be missed. CKruse

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insttech1
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Never knew the man, but always saw his bows on the auction site...great price to start people out on a great adventure to trad shooting!

Rest easy Dan, and Thanks!!

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"When you catch Hell--DROP IT!! When you're going thru Hell--DON'T STOP!!"

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He was one of the first traditionalists I encountered ~ God bless him.
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Van/TX
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Just a pic of Dad and Dan. Some might enjoy. Dan's in the shorts [Smile]

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Retired USAF (1966 - 1989)
Retired DoD Civilian (1989 - 2009)
And drawing Social Security!
I love this country ;-)

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Van/TX
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oops I double posted. Sorry...Van

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Retired USAF (1966 - 1989)
Retired DoD Civilian (1989 - 2009)
And drawing Social Security!
I love this country ;-)

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Van/TX
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And another I found. Dan on the left, Dad in the middle. Not sure who is on the right....Van

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Retired USAF (1966 - 1989)
Retired DoD Civilian (1989 - 2009)
And drawing Social Security!
I love this country ;-)

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