“Stumpkiller” is a camp name that come from a canoe-in bowhunt where we would meet at lunchtime and eat and then do a bit of roving. I liked the stump shooting as much or more than the hunting and got to be somewhat notorious for “delaying” hunting for an excuse to stump shoot. My mentor was a fantsatic shot (former NYS Champion archer) and, after a 80 yard shot that I connected and he (rare) missed he said: “C’mon “Stumpkiller”, lets go hunting”. The label stuck and I have gone by that on bowhunting and muzzleloading forums ever since.
I miss him greatly.