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    • SteveMcD
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      Interesting morning along the Appalachian Trail! No Shots. But learned a lot about the late season deer movement in a relatively new area for us.

    • Lousyhunter
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      Great pics! I wanted to get out, but the flu has me down…sure would like to take advantage of the snow!!

    • William Warren
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      Beautiful! We only rarely get that opportunity down here. Got a 6 point once with the muzzleloader in about that much snowfall. The only one I have ever taken in snow. Easiest blood trailing ever. By lunchtime the snow was gone, being in November that made it an even rarer event.

    • Daniel
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      That white stuff looks pretty familiar, nice pics and great looking bow 🙂

      SB

    • Rocks
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      Great pictures, that’s nice looking country!

    • vesty
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      Snow transforms the landscape and sure helps with tracking deer movement. Is that a Northern Mist Whisper in your hands?

    • SteveMcD
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      Hi, Vesty… Yes… it is one of the older NM Whisper bows, when Steve Turay made them with a touch of Reflex, the companion bow to the Superior. It’s always been my go to hunting bow ever since I got it.

    • David Petersen
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      STeve — Is that old guy in the last photo your father? :P:lol: dave “the younger”

    • Chris Shelton
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      that bow looks like it is strung backwards:shock:, never seen one like that, but then again I mainly stick to the curves:D

    • SteveMcD
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      Do you guys remember Howdy Dootie??!!! I knew the Peanut Gallery would catch up!!! 😆

      Yeah… Silver Blonde.. it happens to the best of us!

      Yeah.. strung backwards! I get that a lot! But they clam up when I let them pull it back and shoot it! SWEET!

    • Chris Shelton
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      O i didnt dought you, lol. It kinda looks like the trapazoidal design that black widow uses, but on a longbow!

    • SteveMcD
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      Hi GreetreeArcher… LOL!:D I knew that! Actually, when I first bought it. What sold me was the Reverse Handle design. Beyond that it was all luck on my part.It just fit like a favorite glove. 8)

    • Chris Shelton
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      You and I are very lucky, my greatree td curve fits like that. And alot of guys have issues finding “the bow”!

    • Alexandre Bugnon
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      It was beautiful indeed. Looking forward to Sunday, Steve

    • Bigbearclaw
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      Love hunting in the snow.Still waiting on our first this fall in Northeast Okla

    • Alexandre Bugnon
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      Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow!


    • SteveMcD
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      Despite a beautiful sunrise. Due to Winter Weather we had to cut the day short. Sign in the snow said the deer were there. But we danced with squirrels all morning. As always.. still great to get out. And even better getting out with another traditional bowhunter and good friend who shares the same ideals! Good hunting, Alex!

    • miacookie1
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      We got our first snowfall here in Penn. this week. Bow season will open again after Christmas.

    • Alexandre Bugnon
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      Yeah, it was cold and damp, but still great. See you this weekend, Steve

    • vesty
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      Steve. I too shoot a Whisper so I fully understand what you meant by your go to bow. I think a true reverse handle longbow is probably one of those undiscovered secrets out there. I’m grateful Steve still makes them.I know he loves to shoot them.

    • SteveMcD
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      vesty wrote: Steve. I too shoot a Whisper so I fully understand what you meant by your go to bow. I think a true reverse handle longbow is probably one of those undiscovered secrets out there.

      ABSOLUTELY!!! Our Secret! 8)

      Oh, so you string your bow backwards too, huh? :roll::lol:

    • Alexandre Bugnon
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      vesty wrote: Steve. I too shoot a Whisper so I fully understand what you meant by your go to bow. I think a true reverse handle longbow is probably one of those undiscovered secrets out there. I’m grateful Steve still makes them.I know he loves to shoot them.

      I’ll tell you another secret:
      Steve stalks whitetails walking … backwards. Supposedly they think he’s walking AWAY and not towards 😀

    • SteveMcD
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      alexbugnon wrote:
      I’ll tell you another secret:
      Steve stalks whitetails walking … backwards. Supposedly they think he’s walking AWAY and not towards 😀

      OH, ICRAP!!! TURNAROUND!!!:lol:

    • William Warren
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      Well, surprise, surprise, we got some weather here in NC! I’m not necessarily chasing whitetails in this since we got sleet on top of snow. Kind of crunchy. Its beginning to snow again as I’m writing this. However I’m thinking I might wait by a trail this evening. Who knows, I might get a shot at something?

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    • Chris Shelton
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      well we have snow, but I would need to be able to see to hunt in it, we were suppose to go but we couldnt get out this morning!

    • Chris Shelton
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      hey alexbugnon what camera do you have??? Those are some really sharp images, I used to be able to get some good pics like that untill my 8mp camera desided one day to not turn on anymore:evil:!

    • SteveMcD
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      Good Luck, Duncan….!

      I went out for the afternoon as well. Sat for 4 hours on the freezing cold. With frozen snow on the ground, so slick you really need crampons, definitely not a still hunting day. The resident Goshawk let his presence be known, flying just inside the treetops. About 10 minutes to 4, I have a small spike buck come by. I don’t think his spikes were even large enough to qualify as a buck. But I was happy to see him. Knowing that all the other hunters have given up for the year, As long as he can get through the winter he’ll probably be a pretty nice buck next year.

      I was thankful for the small blessing. Hard to believe the two months of deer hunting will be over in just a couple of days. Autumns splendor, has turned to Winter’s Grays and Whites. The winter woods really brings out the experience and meaning of solitude. Peace!

      Happy Holidays!!!

    • vesty
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      My season will soon draw to a close.(jan.1) I’ll be heading out to my cabin tomorrow for what may be my last chance for hard sought after stick and string venison. I wouldn’t have it any other way. When I am blessed to be able to cleanly kill a whitetail with my longbow, the feeling of exhilaration can only be understood by another traditional archer. To this day, when everything comes together and I stand over my deer, I can hardly believe what I’ve accomplished and how hard I’ve worked to make it happen. It’s what drew me into traditional archery in the first place and I pray it will continue to fuel my desires.

    • SteveMcD
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      vesty wrote: My season will soon draw to a close.(jan.1) I’ll be heading out to my cabin tomorrow for what may be my last chance for hard sought after stick and string venison. I wouldn’t have it any other way. When I am blessed to be able to cleanly kill a whitetail with my longbow, the feeling of exhilaration can only be understood by another traditional archer. To this day, when everything comes together and I stand over my deer, I can hardly believe what I’ve accomplished and how hard I’ve worked to make it happen. It’s what drew me into traditional archery in the first place and I pray it will continue to fuel my desires.

      Amen, Bro!! Good Luck!

    • Alexandre Bugnon
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      Greatreearcher wrote: hey alexbugnon what camera do you have??? Those are some really sharp images, I used to be able to get some good pics like that untill my 8mp camera desided one day to not turn on anymore:evil:!

      Hey G
      I think it was my canon A75. It died a couple of years ago also:(

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