Who's sporting traditional gear this fall?

Who's sporting traditional gear this fall?

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    Who's sporting traditional gear this fall?

    I've been shooting my recurve religiously since last season and I'm pretty good out to 22 yards, 18 yards and in being my comfort zone. I've got my arrows tuned to my bow and my form down. I'm going to be chasing deer with my traditional gear only this year! I'm actually giving up some private property and focusing on public land this year too.

    I've decided I've gotten lazy hunting with my buddy and also, due to personal reasons, I am giving up hunting on his place. Last season was not fun, at all. I want to have fun again and challenge myself.

    Who else is sporting traditional archery equipment this fall?

    My setup:
    Samick Sage 45#
    Easton Axis Traditional 500, 29"
    3x4" shield cut feathers, right wing
    Woodsman 3 blade 200gr
    about 485gr total arrow weight at about 165fs with a fairly high FOC
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    Good luck. Always good to challenge yourself.

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    Always sucks when you have a falling out even worse when you lose your hunting land over it.
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    I’ll be using my crossbow for bear. Tried to draw back a 55# bow the other day and my rotator cuff is still tender.
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    I ripped my bicep tendon off the bone a few years back. It was reattached. Nothing for me but xbows from now on.
    I grew up shooting a recurve though with cedar arrows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullbuster View Post
    I’ll be using my crossbow for bear. Tried to draw back a 55# bow the other day and my rotator cuff is still tender.
    Ouch, no bueno.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dennishoddy View Post
    I ripped my bicep tendon off the bone a few years back. It was reattached. Nothing for me but xbows from now on.
    I grew up shooting a recurve though with cedar arrows.
    That's sounds horribly painful. I'm sure I already mentioned him, but I've got a colleague at work who grew up shooting self bows and cedar arrows, he's ignited my passion for trying things a bit more simple. He's retiring in a year, I need to hurry up and squeeze all the knowledge out of him while I can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Archer22 View Post
    Ouch, no bueno.
    VAs wanted to do surgery on it for awhile now but I don’t want it. Those kinds of surgery’s never end well in the long run. I have issues enough with it that anything worse and I’d be a liability to myself and coworkers IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullbuster View Post
    VAs wanted to do surgery on it for awhile now but I don’t want it. Those kinds of surgery’s never end well in the long run. I have issues enough with it that anything worse and I’d be a liability to myself and coworkers IMO.
    The only experience I have with rotator cuff surgery was when my dad had it. He couldn't pick up a half gallon of milk form the refrigerator, he had zero strength in his arm. It as nearly completely torn at that point. He had the surgery and within weeks he was back to normal, he had that surgery at 58 years old I think. He had a very quick recovery. Now he can draw back a 60# compound bow just fine at 66 years old. He doesn't hunt or shoot a bow regularly, but he can shoot his bow fine without pain. (I tried to get him into bowhunting 13 years ago and he shoots every once in a while just for fun).
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    The rehab on rotator cuff surgery is the worst part I’ve been told but once done, they regain most if not all mobility.
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    to protect themselves against tyranny in government." - Thomas Jefferson

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