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Offline The Singing Bowyer

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A Day with Big Medicine
« on: September 19, 2007, 12:48:02 pm »
Pappy asked me to post a pic of my greatest shooting day, so here ya go.....

I was using a snakey piece of black locust I named "Big Medicine"--66" long, 62# at 27 inches. I had been missing them all week with a lower pound osage bow I call "Pappy's Osage", since he gave me one his prime staves. The squirrels were staying up high, and I just needed a little more "umph" to get up there.

I probably saw 30 or more squirrels that day, and had plenty of shot opportunities, and a whole lot more arrows than you see left in the quiver...but I ain't complaining!


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Offline DanaM

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Re: A Day with Big Medicine
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2007, 12:56:46 pm »
Nice batch of tree rats Chad, our season just opened haven't got after them with the bow yet, but
I took momma out with the guns and got enuf for a meal. There appears to be lots of em this year.
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Re: A Day with Big Medicine
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2007, 01:09:32 pm »
Thanks Chad I known these guys will enjoy that.That was a great day.If you can just do the same with the deer yall may have a chance. ;D By the way your team is leading by 1 point guess who is right behind. ;D
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Re: A Day with Big Medicine
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2007, 01:59:54 pm »

That's really good shooting Chad...lot of folks don't have that kind of luck with a shotgun. You ought to be well prepared to harvest some venison this year! ;)
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Re: A Day with Big Medicine
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2007, 06:20:33 pm »
Great shooting Chad.I haven't shot that many since I hunted on the golf course. :D
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Re: A Day with Big Medicine
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2007, 06:31:54 pm »
excellent. now you can make a rawhide string for that bow. ;D

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Re: A Day with Big Medicine
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2007, 06:36:40 pm »
Wow - good shootin! I've had worse days with a .22 ;D. I keep hearing on here - aim small, it's stuck in my head - can't get it out ;D.

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Re: A Day with Big Medicine
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2007, 07:01:53 pm »
Good shootin' Chad.    Pat
Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes!    Pat Brennan  Brevard, NC

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Re: A Day with Big Medicine
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2007, 07:07:22 pm »
The area I hunted on was as good as a golf course..... It is a few hundred acres owned by the airport in Nashville. It probably hasn't been touched by a timber company in 80 years, and has some of the biggest trees I have seen anywhere in TN. I have seen as many as five squirrels in one tree.

Pappy, I expect Ron to hammer a P&Y Saturday to put us ahead... He has to make up for his shooting performance. :D

I plan on using "Pappys Osage" for deer, but if I miss one, I may just have to bring out "Big Medicine"...
Chad K. Slagle
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Offline Little John

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Re: A Day with Big Medicine
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2007, 11:37:30 pm »
An awsome hunt, congratulations. Havent had squirell and dumpling in ages.  Kenneth
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Re: A Day with Big Medicine
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2007, 01:24:29 pm »
Yall are already a head,ya he has guaranteed 3 so yall should be fine. ;) :)
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Re: A Day with Big Medicine
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2007, 08:42:45 am »

Good luck this weekend Chad and Pappy! ;)
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Re: A Day with Big Medicine
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2007, 12:41:03 am »
SB:  What kind of points were you using?  Looks like a lot of fun.

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Re: A Day with Big Medicine
« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2007, 11:02:01 pm »
I had an array of points, but I mostly just used a regular rounded blunt and/or the magnus blunt with the bleeder blade. For me it is best to use whatever is cheapest when i am shooting up into the trees...
Chad K. Slagle
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