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Posted by snowbeast (Member # 42819) on :
After a couple years looking for an affordable bow and being let down I finally got my hands on a nice longbow.
Hand made in South Africa.
Was really happy with my purchase, with the rising cost of children I had to store the bow for 6 months.
Its a 45#@29 which is maybe a bit heavy for me to learn, but I'm super stoked
Finally found some bamboo arrows, a finger tab and an arm guard from a really cool dealer here in South Africa whose willing to hold stock till payday on the 15th [archer]
He did it all for under $100 and has even offered to pay postage.
This time next week I start shooting [archer2]
Haven't been an active poster on the forum, but lurked and read a lot. Thanks Trad Gang for keeping the flame going [campfire]
Posted by acedoc (Member # 42204) on :
Congrats on your first !
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Posted by Bisch (Member # 17432) on :
Welcome to the fun side!

Posted by Cyclic-Rivers (Member # 21222) on :
Congrats and welcome
Posted by drewsbow (Member # 3040) on :
welcome [wavey] and have fun
Posted by Possum Head (Member # 23948) on :
That's cool! What will you attempt to kill with it first?
Posted by snowbeast (Member # 42819) on :
Thanks very much.

For now I don't want to hunt until I know I can do it ethically. Even if it takes a while I will work on form and consistency.

I have a couple game birds on the property so I will have a go at them to start off with.
Posted by Steve Jr (Member # 13169) on :
You are off to a good start, it's all about having fun.
Posted by OkKeith (Member # 10984) on :
Welcome Bruce!

Targets, game, rolling tennis balls... its all fun when you get that perfect release and a good shot.

Some of my most enjoyable days have been spent in the woods alone or with friends kicking a Nerf soccer ball. Kick the ball into the woods or across the pasture and everyone takes a shot (we use blunts or target points with washers behind them). Closest shot to the center makes the next kick. Its a great way to practice instinctive shooting since there are no known distances and the shot is always different.

Enjoy the journey...

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Posted by mcgroundstalker (Member # 10420) on :
Traditional Archery Is The Most Fun You Can Have With Your Clothes On!

... mike ... [archer2] ...

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