Dirty Bill: Thanks for the kind words. This is my fiftieth year of bowhunting, so I have "been around the Horn" I guess. I hunted with Paul Schafer, the Wensel Boys, Charlie Kroll, and many others. I LEARNED from all of them.
I never pull my punches. In my view, if someone is going to comment here, first that person should speak from knowledge learned in the shop or the field. Second, that person owes it to us all...and himself...not to beat around the bush, but to tell it like it is.
We have beginning bowhunters here who ask questions and expect a straight, honest answer. They don't want another new comer with no experience filling thier heads full of cotton candy. As Paul Schafer once told me, "we owe it to the young bowhunters to teach them as much as we can about bowhunting and hunting ethics".
Too many well known bowhunters, WHO ARE ALSO CONNECTED TO THE ARCHERY BUSINESS WORLD, give us wishy-washy answers. I am beholden to no one and if I have an answer to a question, it will be learned from PERSONAL experience and passed on without any sugar added. Stepping on someone's toes doesn't bother me at all if those toes need to be stepped on.
I expect the same honesty in return when I ask questions here.
Happy New Year to all...
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-------------------- Hunt for you! Dont worry what others will say,if your happy with what you shoot who really cares what anyone else thinks.You will be happier in the long run and hunting will remain the fun way to get meat for your entire life.Enjoy the journey Posts: 225 | From: LI New york | Registered: Nov 2005
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Well I have to say I share Mr Dwarf's opinion on HH longbows. Shooting one swore me off longbows for about 5 years. My buddy, Tom Allen put one of his homemade longbows in my hands later and showed me that not all longbows rattle your teeth.
BUT we all have different tastes and shooting styles so shoot what like best. As for me, bury me with my Juniper Robertson longbow, Randall knife and a good arrow.