Thank You Shawn,Cindy & company for hosting a great event and your hard work is really appreciated. The Bunny Hunt will be missed by all.I wish I had rabbits around my place like Selkirk and I would host it at my place !!!
Jamie, Keep your chin up,hope the weekend helped ease your sorrow.
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First off thanks so much to Shawn, Cindy and the rest of the Leoanard Family and all you other guys that put so much into prepping this. David, you did a great job on food. Cindy fed us 4 or 5 times and there was still plenty. AS usual it was great to see the old faces from bunny hunts and muzzies past, And all the new faces. Jamie, I for sure will never forget this weekend, it was awesome I'm glad you came. Mike, you guys are welcome, I can't wait until Alei gets the bow we'll have some friendly competition at flying arrow. I have a bunch of photo's I'll try to figure out how to post them.
As the final curtain goes down, the crowd stands and puts there hands together. Shawn and Cindy, take a bow. I had a great time. Still pulling remnants of Briar back mountain from my person, the bleeding has stopped. Thanks for the memories and the hospitality. This year I took more shots at bunnies than any other year, so to me it was a great hunt! Hope to see you up in our area in august. TradGangers, your all special people, Im proud to be a member of this Brotherhood of the Trad Bow.
-------------------- You get what you get. Posts: 184 | From: Hilton, New York | Registered: Nov 2005
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Cindy and Shawn and family have done it once again. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I consider the Leonard family truely one of the most caring and giving family that I have ever had the pleasure to be involved with. As it may be the final Joan Leonard Memorial Bunny Hunt, you have created many friendships and memories that we all with carry for the rest of our lives. I know for sure that you have touched more with your kindness than you will ever know. Thank you, BIG ED
-------------------- "Sometimes the best shot is not to shoot at all" 62" Centaur Dark Matter 62" Centaur Chimera 60" Centaur Dark Matter T/D on order Posts: 5309 | From: Honey Brook, PA | Registered: Jan 2004
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Somethings are just so big that you pray they don't pass you by. When you're a part of them, you pray they never end. When they do, you pray to the good lord that you got to be there.
Shawn, My friend, you are a constant reminder of what is good in this world. The generosity and thoughtfulness you've shown are second to none. Brother, I'm glad to know you and call you friend. It's one of the things I'm proudest of, and even though I never met her, you do your mother proud bud.
Cindy, You open up your home to all of us. You feed us. You put up with us. If anyone is this world is as great as your husband, it's definately you.
Jamie, Anytime, anywhere; if you need it, I'm here. I can honestly say I was ecstatic when you got the JLMBH bow, and prouder than heck to launch an arrow for your father. In my book, you're one of those folks that just define the hunt in every way.
To all my other TradGang brothers, I'm at my happiest for two days out of the year, and it's never been because I've filled the pot. It's seeing each and every one of you. I'll see you all again...can't wait till then...
Can I get an OHHHHHH YEAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!
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"Shoot this for me." -Chuck Nelson Posts: 1933 | From: Saratoga County, NY | Registered: Aug 2004
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You guys are killing me!! Thanks to each of you, we really could not of done this without all of you. Jamie, I know it was tough for ya, but I hope we did you and your Dad proud!! What we did on Sunday afternoon is something I will never forget, just being part of this great group of people makes me proud! OOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! Shawn
There's also a few more things that I want to say and to point out. EVERY kid I think, had a great time. What an event for them. Something like this really gets them on the right path. It kinda gave me the warm fuzzies. They were all really good kids, so my hats off to all their moms and dads!!
The donations were amazing! Better than any game dinner that I've ever attended. In all my years of hunting and shooting a bow, this was my first "social" event, and I' so glad that I went. I really found out what I was missing. Thanks to all, and again, thanks to the Leonard family for every thing.
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Shawn and Family- Thank you for hosting such an amazing and worthwhile event. It is truly something I will never forget. Thanks also to all the others who put this together. I didn't catch all your names but good job! I've never seen anything like it.
Ziggy has slept almost non-stop since yesterday afternoon and I'll be pulling briars out of him for weeks! Swampbuck...thanks for showing us the ropes man. It was good hanging out with you and Sonny. Give him a scratch for me.
I ended up getting at least six shots, which is more than I expected. What a blast! You guys are a great group of people and I hope I get to see many of you again whether it's at Shawn's, The Muzzy, Denton or wherever.
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"Skin that one pilgrim, and I'll bring ya another!" Posts: 323 | From: Smithville Flats, New York | Registered: Jul 2008
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Thanks to everyone for taking Jennifer under your wings. As one of the only girls to hunt all day Saturday, all the big rough and tough guys were simply putty in her hands. Jamie, Izzy, David, Shawn, Curt, Big Ed, Tim, Bill, Dick, Vermonster (she loves the quiver) and others you all made sure she was in the best spots and took good care of her. She ended up with what had to be over 20 shots between the youth hunt and Sat. She scared a few of the rabbits really bad, but didn't get one in the bag. She is a very busy kid with sports, cheerleading, and of course boys, but she cancels everything to come and hang out for a day with a bunch of soft hearted TradGangers! She was asking all year - "when's the Bunny hunt". That is a testament to what Shawn, Cindy, Damon, Nicole, and others have put together. You have made a big difference in a kids life. My son Tyler and older son Jeff were also mentored by you old (and young) farts and they are better for it. From a dad's point of view, you guys are the best! Thanks for a great opportunity to show the kids that there is a lot more fun in the world than texting and video games. Jennifer was really happy everyone enjoyed eating the alligator she shot.
David, you are a class act and Tyler loves the pants.
Really enjoyed meeting some new folks and getting reaquainted with the others. Ron W. and Charlie, enjoyed sharing a table with you.
Shawn, you da man and as they say behind every good man is a better woman. Couldn't be truer! Cindy, you're a Saint for doing what you do! So what better benefactor than St. Jude!
I'm reading these threads and as often happens, a smile is on my face as I remember events of the weekend........there will be pics to follow, but I'll tease you all with a couple......
Tim with his impromptu bandaging of Big Ed's cut up face, he did a bang up job!!!
And Jen, I hate to say it, you might have missed one of the best backwards belly flops(????) you've ever seen.......and it only hurt a little....
Glad they fit him Terry, least I could do.....
I'm not quite ready to put into words what Shawn, Cindy and and their family have done over the last six years........it will come.
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"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." George Orwell Posts: 4306 | From: Somersworth, NH | Registered: May 2003
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Wow... How to follow up with all that has been said already? "Thanks" to Shawn and family is a given. "Great Job" to all who help make this happen is an under statement. So... I'll try it my way...
Shawn: I XOXOXO Ya Buddy! And that tongue of yours should be in a movie. Now I know how you kept Sonnys jewels warm last year.
Cindy: The cat's outa the bag about your basement swing. Will that be in the 2010 JLMBH dvd?
Jamie: You Are My Hero! I'll be talkin' to ya soon.
Tim: Great meeting you. If you are ever going to pass through The Bronx... Don't!
Big Ed: You have a warm heart. It was a pleasure puttin' a bandade on your bo-bo.
David, Jeff, Tucker: Muzzy can't come quick enough.
Scott, Bamboo, Dave: Went to see Ashley. Seems she put on 100 lbs. and grew a mustache over night. Needless to say, I drove home last night.
Chris and Matt: Thanks Again! Things worked out for the three of us real well.
... mike ... ...
* PS ... I believe there was a spiritual presence at this years hunt making it something to be remembered always. That, my friends, is wonderful!
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"Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity."
Terry. Glad Jennifer liked the quiver she won in the raffle. I spoke to her on the way out and told her that it was a goodwill quiver. I like putting new life into old stuff and if she can carry it for a few years and it helps, in a small way, to bring a kid into Trad then I am very happy. I have 2 girls of my own and I think one may become a hunter. I pplan on using Jennifer as an example for her.
-------------------- Keep the wind in your face and the sun at your back. Posts: 1823 | From: Big Moose, NY | Registered: Nov 2004
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