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Offline uwe

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Re: Primitive archery growing in Britian
« Reply #15 on: July 07, 2008, 01:36:57 pm »
Superb Mark! Did you make the bronceweapons at this village?
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« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2008, 03:00:10 pm »
Hi Jape.
we are a sister society, and share our insurance with, The Society for the Promotion of Traditional Archery (http://www.sptradarch.org) and we can include you under our have-a-go insurance if you are just popping in for a day. We charge a bit more guests in our official competitions but it all ploughs back in to the Society.

You can howerver only sport one of our glorious tee shirts if you are a member ;)

But I might make an exception for overseas visitors if bribed with cider...

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« Reply #17 on: July 08, 2008, 09:14:52 pm »
Mark, what a great set of shots and a splended, friendly looking group of primitives. I am really taken by the Iron age farm, the wattle fencing and live stock, round houses, all of it. If I ever get to England, I will look you up.

Have you found it challenging to get your group (PAAS) up and running? I started another thread about my opportunity to create a new archery program for a local shooting club that went dormant long ago, and I'd like to make primitive archery and atalts an integral part of that. Any words of wisdom would be appreciated.

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« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2008, 11:20:49 pm »
my god, that looks like a blast! great pictures, looks like some good memories would be unearthed there-jimmy
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« Reply #19 on: October 02, 2008, 06:42:59 pm »
 Mark,That looks like a good time.I would think that folks would get into the primitive lifestyle.It is a great boost to get your toes back into the earth and learn to make your own stuff.Of course archery is a natural there and melds in with the whole theme does'nt it.Is it possible to go hunt with primitive archery gear where you are ?
Thanks for sharing. Frank
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« Reply #20 on: October 02, 2008, 07:00:33 pm »
Hi
   I'm a member of PAAS along with Mark and others. I tell you, he makes beautiful primitive bows and his long arrows are works of art. He's a true primitive artisan and not a bad shot either. A very light snorer in the roundhouse too, which is handy.

But to answer the last question, in England we cannot hunt at all anywhere with any bow and arrow let alone primitive gear!
My word, the control police would have a veritable heart attack!
We try to keep our heads down in case they ban us shooting altogether.
and hey! Let's be careful out there

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« Reply #21 on: October 02, 2008, 08:53:46 pm »
 I am digesting what you just wrote.I'll get back to you.  Frank
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« Reply #22 on: October 02, 2008, 10:23:06 pm »
 Camouflage, camouflage, camouflage ;D ;)
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« Reply #23 on: October 13, 2008, 12:11:17 pm »
What Big Brother dont see dont exist!   :o ;D
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« Reply #24 on: October 13, 2008, 12:41:25 pm »
Thing is, the first time someone finds an arrow stuck in anywhere, remember we can only shoot in club areas, they will look at us. And if ever some fool shoots a person or animal and don't hide it (only joking) we will be banned. They've already done a knee jerk reaction to small handguns, which we have never been able to use except in special gun clubs, when a guy who went crazy, shot a lot of people was found to be a member of a registered handgun club. All hand guns are now banned even in clubs! Oh by the way criminals are exempt from this law and can have as many as they can carry.
We have to be very careful. And remember Americans are much closer to the bow hunting tradition, in England bowhunting is unknown in anyone's living or even tribal memory.
and hey! Let's be careful out there

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« Reply #25 on: October 13, 2008, 04:26:25 pm »
I do believe they allow black powder pistols and rifles in Merry Ol'England. A six shot .44 Cal BP Revolver is just as deadly as a modern  .44 special which Elmer Keith loved untill he got his 44 magnum!!!! Just buy a couple extra like they did in the olden days. When you unload one on a bad guy pick up the other one. Instant tactical reload!
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« Reply #26 on: October 13, 2008, 07:05:00 pm »
 :'( :'( :'( :'(
Great Britain.
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« Reply #27 on: October 13, 2008, 10:20:36 pm »
Why the sad face?
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« Reply #28 on: October 14, 2008, 07:01:20 pm »
Because it's a sad old world.
I have no love for guns,but since the ban on handguns came to the UK it has become easier to get hold of a gun than anytime before. I could go to at least three known places/people and buy a handful of ammo and a handgun for next to nothing....No paper work,no check up,nothing to stop me apart from me.......It's a sad old world  :'( :'( :'(
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« Reply #29 on: October 14, 2008, 11:40:13 pm »
Yep! Look what happens when you try to make it illegal. It's more prevelant!
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