Never going back

Squints08

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I hunted with a longbow back in college when I had more time to hunt and harvested a few whitetails with it. But as time got harder to find I switched to a compound for years and then a crossbow for a while. They killed deer annually and fed my family. Then came COVID. I worked from home and had plenty of time to take the kids outside and practice. I took it seriously, practiced daily and started taking monthly lessons from a Level 3 USA Archery Coach (best decision ever). Long story short I connected on opening night and this deer only went about 20 yards after my arrow passed through it. I find it is so much more rewarding to harvest an animal with this type of gear because of all the practice and time invested. I think my compound and crossbow will simply collect dust for many years to come.
 

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Fjtoyman

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Congrats. Achievements through hard work and dedication are always much more satisfying.


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Beendare

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You were talking LBs…. So I checked your picture to see what you were shooting as I’m thinking about picking one up . Nice longbow kill there squint <grin>

Im just kidding……Im a recurve guy myself…for now, congrats

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Squints08

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Guess I mentioned hunting with a longbow but in my picture is a recurve so I’ll clarify. My college longbow was a Bear Byron Ferguson Patriot but I stepped up to a Bob Lee hardcore recurve this time around. Such a better all around shooter in my opinion.
 
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