Ill bird Fall 2012

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Ill bird Fall 2012

Postby WillowRidgeCalls » October 27th, 2012, 2:46 pm

Scoot's uncle took this gobbler with his home made long bow and arrows. First birds he's taken with a bow and arrows he made himself. 20#, 10-1/2" beard.
Congrats Ray.
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Re: Ill bird Fall 2012

Postby Duke0002 » October 27th, 2012, 4:06 pm

What an admirable way to hunt! Congrats!

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Re: Ill bird Fall 2012

Postby Dixie Belle » October 27th, 2012, 5:21 pm

A well done is in order!! That is a beautiful bow also. Tell him congrats.
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Re: Ill bird Fall 2012

Postby Chief Many Longbeards » October 29th, 2012, 8:25 am

big congrats!
not sure which is more impressive - making the bow and arrows or arrowing the nice tom.
cool picture, too

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Re: Ill bird Fall 2012

Postby kygobbler » November 1st, 2012, 6:54 pm

He did a very nice job all the way around. What type of animal skin did he use to make the quiver?
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Re: Ill bird Fall 2012

Postby gouldshunter » November 1st, 2012, 8:14 pm

now thats real archery hunting very nice bird, bow and quiver. is the bow osage orange? the quiver looks like beaver? congrats. thanks for sharing.

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Re: Ill bird Fall 2012

Postby WillowRidgeCalls » November 2nd, 2012, 7:30 pm

Not sure what he used to make the bow and quiver out of? It looks like osage, that what most use? The quiver could be beaver or otter?

I talked with Scoot and he wasn't sure what it was either, but it's from a tree he cut on his own property. Ray is 71yo and likes to build his own equipment, the arrows are wooden and he cuts his own wing feathers and dyes them and makes his own flint broadheads, the bow is about 50# bow. Scoot said he'd talk to him and see what he used to make them out of.
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Re: Ill bird Fall 2012

Postby gouldshunter » November 2nd, 2012, 8:03 pm

WillowRidgeCalls wrote:Not sure what he used to make the bow and quiver out of? It looks like osage, that what most use? The quiver could be beaver or otter?

I talked with Scoot and he wasn't sure what it was either, but it's from a tree he cut on his own property. Ray is 71yo and likes to build his own equipment, the arrows are wooden and he cuts his own wing feathers and dyes them and makes his own flint broadheads, the bow is about 50# bow. Scoot said he'd talk to him and see what he used to make them out of.



thanks but it's more curiosity then anything. appreciate everything about this, bow, quiver, fletching (now that you pointed them out) the kill and the picture.

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Re: Ill bird Fall 2012

Postby WillowRidgeCalls » December 6th, 2012, 12:25 am

It was an Osage bow. He is in the prosess of building a new one, another Osage bow, with Dogwood arrows, and he is knapping his own broadhead arrow tips, for the spring season next year. I wish him the best of luck filling his tag with that outfit. :D
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