My journey in traditional archery has taken me on a roller coaster ride. For the first 15 years I hunted with a compound bow then I started shooting traditional tackle in 2000 and in 2001 I harvested my first buck with a bear grizzly recurve. Then the unspeakable happened I was working on the roof of my hayshed when I fell head first 15 feet to the concrete breaking my left ulna in 4 places shattering my funny bone and totally destroying my radial head. After 4 surgeries on my arm the doctor said I would be lucky to wash my hair. Well I proved him wrong. In the summer of 2005 I tried to shoot my recurve again but could not do it. When I would get to full draw the new titanium radial head would dig into my joint causing great pain. The next few years were so aggravating and frustrating that I wasn't able to bowhunt. Then in 2008 I friend of mine asked me if I could shoot left handed so I tried it with a borrowed bow for the weekend and while I was terrible at it the main thing was there was no pain. That fall I had David Dowell make me a longbow. I received my bow the spring of 2009. I spent the year of 2009 practicing and as much as I wanted to hunt that fall I knew I wasn't ready to go afield. I couldn't wait for the 2010 archery season to open I couldn't make it out at all the first weekend. That Tuesday in September I will never forget I was sitting in my stand when in comes a nice tall 4x4 in full velvet I made a good shot and it was a short recovery. The buck in the pic above and then one on my wall in full velvet me more to me than any other deer I have harvested. It's been a long journey back. My bow is a David Dowell longbow 50# at 28 with cedar shafts and snuffer broadheads.
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go to the picture in photo bucket, click on the tool icon in the upper right hand corner of the thumbnail, then click on the IMG code, it will turn blue(this is the last code in the drop down box)once it turns blue, right click on it and copy it. Then go to your post here, right click on the cursor and paste. that is it.
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Jay Kidwell and Glenn St. Charles
TGMM Family Of The Bow NRA Life/Patron member NAHC life member Retired CPO US Navy 1972-1993 Retired USCBP Supervisory Officer 1999-2017 Posts: 7915 | From: Guam | Registered: Jul 2003
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