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barley40
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Anybody have any Dan Quillian photos to share?
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Don Stokes
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Here's the grizzly that Dan killed with the shafts I made for him. He used 160 Snuffers with my barrel-tapered Superceder shafts and got complete penetration to the hide on the opposite side, quartering through the chest at about 15 yards. He was on a high bank overlooking a salmon stream when the big old sow came by him. She squared 8 1/2 feet and was big enough to make P & Y. The other man is his friend who was his guide in Alaska on the trip, whose name I have unfortunately forgotten. When Dan shot this bear, he had an open wound on the bottom of his foot, so he couldn't have run if she had seen him. He later lost the foot, due to diabetes and "hospital" staph infection that wouldn't heal. It hardly slowed him down at all!
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Kenneth
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Don, that's a great photo and great story! Thanks for sharing!!

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Don Stokes
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When Dan told me the story, he said she looked so big it was like shooting a bus. She "woofed" when the arrow hit and whipped her head around, and Dan froze in place. She didn't see him, and walked on across the river and into the woods. He wisely didn't go in after her until the next morning, where he found her dead in no more than 100 yards.

Only Dan would have hunted grizzly bears with such a wound in his foot! It was not the only close encounter he had on the trip, and he could only hobble around. The man was amazing. The world is a smaller place since he passed on.

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I use this as a desktop from time to time.  -

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Don Stokes
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When Dan told me the story, he said she looked so big it was like shooting a bus. She "woofed" when the arrow hit and whipped her head around, and Dan froze in place. She didn't see him, and walked on across the river and into the woods. He wisely didn't go in after her until the next morning, where he found her dead in no more than 100 yards.

Only Dan would have hunted grizzly bears with such a wound in his foot! It was not the only close encounter he had on the trip, and he could only hobble around. The man was amazing. The world is a smaller place since he passed on.

Barley, thanks for asking.

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Here's my Dan Quillian tree stand from the 60s. I spent many a day in it but you couldn't pay me enough to get in it now. Measured 17.5" x 13'5". Shot many a deer out of it.
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Brian Krebs
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oh- that's just plain scary.

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Looks like it makes a good seat now [biglaugh]

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I know Dan took that Grizzly after his heart attack. Can't remember the poundage he was shooting. In one of my conversations with Dan, after the attack, he was struggling with 30# bows...
A true ambassador to the sport of Archery and Georgia.

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Blackhawk
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Are there any videos of Dan available? I had a lot of respect for him and his role in archery history.

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mickeys4
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When I bought my longbow I received a VHS tape with Dan showing how to set up the bow,stringing the bow,brace height,tying on a dental floss nocking point.He was sitting on the tailgate of a pickup out in the woods.He explained the theory behind instinctive aiming how the computer between your ears will make the adjustments.Then he proceeds to shoot a few arrows explaining proper form.This was my first introduction to traditional archery.

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"The longbow is the reason we don't speak French today,"

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mickeyes4, do you still have the vhs? mine got caught and wound up defibulized.
sure wished he'd a sent me a dvd.

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Been There, Done That, Still Plowin.
Cane and Magnolia tend to make good arrow.
Hike naked in the backwoods.

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Benny Nganabbarru
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Thank you for sharing the photos and stories.

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Bowferd
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Just a short. I'm talking to Dan on the phone, in reference to an adv posted on whatchamacallit.
He ask me a simple question. You ever shot a bow before? He must of understood from the question that I had emailed earlier that I was a valued customer. I said yes, he said when, I said a long time ago, he said how long, I said don't remember, he says allright now we have something to work with.
He brought me back into traditional archery and a kinder man I've never met.
But I'll bet he's still chucklin.


But he waited and I said yes. He asked, what's your draw2 length, and if I remember correctly, I believe, I said 1968.
He said, we need to talk on the phone

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Been There, Done That, Still Plowin.
Cane and Magnolia tend to make good arrow.
Hike naked in the backwoods.

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