Showing posts from July, 2012

How bad do YOU have it?

Took a few minutes after Church today to sling a few arrows. Cause September is getting close. Every little bit helps, they say, and after all, I'm hoping for just one shot on each hunting trip. I've read that Randy Ulmer has practice sessions that consist of only one shot, executed perfectly. Makes sense.

Hunting With Kids

If you have children, you should teach them to hunt. It's that simple. No, I don't have kids. Yes, I'm telling you how to raise yours. I was raised in a family that hunted and fished. Born in rural Mississippi, and later living in Wyoming, we were not in the minority for those areas. In fact, it was quite difficult for me to imagine the lives of those people I later met who did not fish or hunt. For my family, there was never a question of "are we going to hunt deer this year?" The question was "when are we going again?" My First Squirrel, Age 12 Hunting is a lifestyle, and one that is often misunderstood and misrepresented by media outlets who make hunters out to be beer-guzzling Bubbas hunting from their pickups with a spotlight or blood-thirsty savages who kill poor, helpless, defenseless animals. I generally like Walt Disney movies, but the movie "Bambi" with its portrayal of a massacre of animals carried out by hunters that you

New String and a Friend's Essay

I picked my Hoyt CRX32 up from Social Circle Ace Archery today after having a brand new set of ProLine strings and cables installed, the bow paper-tuned and the sight leveled. The strings and cables are BCY 8190 fibers in ProLine's Streak Freak . The main color is blue with a streak of neon green. Here's a grainy Blackberry pic of my string: ProLine is really growing this year, due in large part to the quality of the product they build. They also have great customer service and Amanda is a pleasure to work with when you are placing an order. You can get a custom string built in the colors and materials of your choice to the specs of just about any bow on the market. ProLine recently signed world-renowned archer Dave Cousins to our already-impressive team. After bringing the bow home and taking it out to the yard to shoot, I noticed a problem with the sight. The third axis adjustment screws were not tight, and when I attempted to tighten them up, the seemed strippe