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BlkDog
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A very sad day. I met Don 10 years ago in Quebec bear hunting. He's one of the most genuine folks I have ever met. He was just an awesome guy, a craftsman, historian, and a friend.

Hunted with him every year since. It felt like a family reunion every year. In a sense, it always was. His heart was always in it and his love of the outdoors, archery, hunting and people always shined through.

Don, I'll miss you, but rest assured - in spirit you will still be with us on every trip.

Jay

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KSshrewman
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He refinished a very special bow for me and did so with superb craftsmanship going the extra mile to make sure it remained a family heirloom. He was a pleasure. I would have liked to know him as well as some of you did.
Rest In Peace.

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Don
Was a character for sure was a pleasure to have in camp at BQ and will be missed. Bear Quest will not be the same. I was blown away about how much he knew about Traditional archery and loved listening to his story's. Definitely made a big impression on me great guy and I can say I will miss that funny little man.

RIP BowDoc

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Our Brother comes to you, as swift and straight, as an arrow shot into the sun. Welcome him, to his place at the Eternal Campfire. We will see him again.....

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There is a fine line between Hunting, & Sitting there looking Stupid...

May The Great Spirit Guide Your Arrows..... Happy Hunting!!!

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Truly a huge loss to the Archery world. RIP Bowdoc.

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You'll live longer!

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What a character!! He was an instant friend to anyone he met. He will be missed for sure.
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Never had the chance to meet him or interact with him thru the 'net, but his abilities of restoring old or damaged bows is legendary.

RIP bowdoc.

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Don was one of a kind and had more stories to tell then time allowed. Anyone who met him would be hard pressed to forget him

I'll always treasure the week I got to share with him at BQ 10!
I'd herd stories but nothing compares to Bowdoc uncensored [biglaugh]
Yes, he could make a sailor blush but with a tear in his eye I received a congratulatory hug from him when I shot my bear on the next to last night that I'll never forget, BowDoc had a heart of gold [thumbsup]

RIP Bowdoc, you'll be missed [pray]

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Awful news. Rest in peace bd.
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It is always sad to learn of the passing of one of our own. Prayers and condolences to his family and friends.

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Just happened to be watching a bill Langer video the night before this was posted and he was on it from bq 3. I thought to myself if I was ever on a hunt with someone I would hope they had the same passion for the sport that he had on that video. Never met or talked to him but seemed like one of the best! RIP

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Tom Phillipse called me yesterday with the news. I was out hiking, stump shooting and scouting. Like Larry said, kinda ruined my day. He was one of the few people who could make me belly laugh. and all know what a wealth of knowledge he was. I wrote his name on a cedar shaft and launched it into the air from my Grizzly. I actually feel sorry for the people who never got to know him. RIP little buddy

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Rest in peace Donny [pray]

Steve Jr

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I never had the pleasure of meeting The Real Bowdoc, but interacted with him on here, and heard lots of stories at Denton from Tom and the rest of the Bear Quest Crew.
He surely will be missed. Thank God he lives on, through the 101 thread over on the History and Collecting Forum.

RIP bd.

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Spent a couple BQ's with him. Always fun to be around.

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