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Title: great magazine
Post by: chasing crow on June 08, 2009, 09:48:56 pm
Just bought a Osage self bow for my 12 year old daughter at Kalamazoo, Michigan living history fair this March. My wife picked up a back issue of PA. I have never been interested in bows. Strictly a flintlock hunter for about 15 years. Once I started reading the pages of PA and tried out the bow with her, I was hooked. I just received volumes 1 & 2. I'm in heaven. I ordered a 64" 47# Osage bow and matched wood arrows from the gentleman that made my daughter's bow. I just got it and I love it. My intention is to practice like crazy and I hope to be ready to try it this fall hunting. Primitive Archer is great reading. I am learning so much and enjoying every minute of it.
Thank You Primitive Archer,
Chasing Crow   
Title: Re: great magazine
Post by: billy on June 10, 2009, 01:40:52 pm
Oh yeah....another convert!  Just so you know, if you sleep with your bow, it's totally normal. If you dream of what it will be like to make a kill with your own handmade bow, that's to be expected.   If you rip the cedar siding off your house and split it into arrow shafts, then have a backhoe bury 30 tons of flint in your backyard and you tear your house down so you have enough wood to heat-treat the flint...just rest assured that nothing is're actually on your way to a Zen-like existence of higher consciousness and brain function!!   :)     
Title: Re: great magazine
Post by: chasing crow on June 12, 2009, 08:33:05 pm
Thanks for the reasurance Billy, I have a feeling like I've found home. I plan to sleep with her often. And as for the rest of your kind words of assistance, I've got a feeling your not far off.
Chasing Crow
Title: Re: great magazine
Post by: DanaM on June 13, 2009, 09:22:09 am
Welcome to the addiction crow :) Are you from Lower Michigan? I'm a Yooper and if ya ever find yer way up North
drop me a line and maybe we can hook up, I would be glad to get you started on building your own bow as thats
the real addiction ;) :)
Title: Re: great magazine
Post by: chasing crow on June 14, 2009, 09:47:22 pm
Thanks for the welcome.  Actually I'm from NE Ohio. Just been taking a spring trip to Kalamazoo every year for the past 8 or 10 years. I am going to try making one pretty soon. I have been bitten. Been hunting strictly traditional (flintlock) for about 12 years. Make my own gear, mocs, bags, clothes, ect. I figure why not a bow. Actually I hope to make the first one a hunting weight bow for my 12 year old daughter. I just asked for guidance in the bow discussion area about possibly using Dog Wood. Any comment?
Chasing Crow