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    • James Harvey
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      Hey everyone, I thought it would be cool to start a thread for everyone to put old photos of bowhunters. Could be well known figures or it could be you and your dad decades ago. So long as it’s a photo and it’s old 🙂

       

      Ill kick it off with a bunch of photos of Ishi, our well known, tragic adventurer who brought the wonder of archery to Saxton Pope and through him so many others. These were all from Pope’s book, Yahi Archery:

       

      Ishi’s own bow, arrows and quiver:

      Examples of his fletching:

      His wildcat cape:

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Hope you all enjoy, and find some to post here too.

      Jim

    • Robin ConradsRobin Conrads
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      Working on a couple of Throwback Thursday articles for the website.

      Anne Keenan of Detroit, Michigan, with a buck…something she never dreamed she would shoot.

       

      First person to name the shooter in this image gets an old style, green, short-billed hat.

    • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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      TJ…. dwc

    • Robin ConradsRobin Conrads
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      He’s not THAT old!

    • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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      okay , then Saxton Pope or Steve Graf!

    • Stephen Graf
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      I can’t speak for Mr. Pope, but I’m not that dapper 🙂

    • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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      Yeah, I went for Pope because of the tie. Maybe Robin will give the hat to the one with the most guesses…

    • Robin ConradsRobin Conrads
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      Someone from Texas might know who this is. 😉

    • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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      That R2?

    • Robin ConradsRobin Conrads
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      Nope.

    • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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      The fact  that I’m guessing is well established, so I’ll try one more. Bob Lee?

       

    • Robin ConradsRobin Conrads
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      And no one else seems to be playing. David Coulter you win the hat simply for your tenacity. PM me your address.

      The man in this photo is the late, great, Bill Negley who hunted the Big Five in Africa with a recurve bow in the late ’50s and early ’60s. We have a profile coming up on Bill in the next issue.

    • RalphRalph
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      Tain’t me, that person’s at full draw!  :-))

    • James Harvey
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      Sorry Robin, I was playing the game (silently) but didn’t have a clue who he was! Good on you Dave, the old persistence method pays off 🙂

       

      The name Negley is familiar. Is he the fella that hunted a polar bear with his recurve?

       

      I found this one, titled University of Chicago Archery Team, 1935:

       

    • James Harvey
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      Alright, here’s my personal Archery hero, Dr Saxton Pope (PS, does it seem trad archery seems to attract medical doctors? Dr Pope, Dr Ashby, Dr Thomas etc?):

       

       

       

      Pope and Young:

       

       

      Pope, Young and Compton:

       

       

    • RalphRalph
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      I Googled archery pics from 1945, whoa, my birth year, and found some interesting pictures…

       

    • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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      Jim, in that last series, the next to the last, the fellow is shooting three fingers under, which is what many barebow target archers use today, except with a much higher anchor.

      R2, great shots. Love these old photos. dwc

    • James Harvey
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      David, I noticed that too. That’s Art Young. Arts buddy Saxton Pope wrote that the split finger was the right way to draw a bow.

       

      But Pope also wrote that Art was the best shot amongst them, particularly at long range where he would ‘take particularly careful aim’. Perhaps his three fingers under draw helped?

    • RalphRalph
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      Not old pic but some very good (old) info from years past.

      Gives me an idea for a new topic so as not to steal Jim’s.

       

    • Stephen Graf
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      There is a video in the Fred bear collection of Mr. Negley’s elephant hunt in Africa.

      I watched it again yesterday as I put some feathers on a few arrows.  Yep, same fellow as in the previous picture.  You’d-a thunk as many times as I’ve watched those videos while making strings and arrows, I’d-a recognized him.  Oh well…

    • RalphRalph
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      Comes with beer and aaaaaaaggggggeeeeee Steve….

    • RalphRalph
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      How many have ever tried this? Archery silhouettes?

      Foam targets and played like the metal silhouettes with firearms.

      Been awhile since this was done, pre-2D and 3D archery…

       

       

    • Raymond CoffmanRaymond Coffman
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      Ralph

      New one on me, I used to shoot modern rifle and bpcr silhouette. I have not seen archery silhouettes.  Ought to be a hoot. Although the range would probably need sand banks to save on arrows methinks.

      Was that a local club near you? Somewhere in the Southwest I imagine.

      Scout

    • RalphRalph
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      There was a club out of Kansas or Nebraska, maybe Oklahoma, don’t remember for sure, that had all the targets and traveled around with them. They came here to Amarillo. In the late 70’s or early 80’s.

      Hard to forget some things. I helped them pick the targets up and I found one covered in red ants…..too late….quite the strip show I guess as I was shucking clothes..  Some things stick in one’s memory for a long time.

      By the way, the pic is not in Amarillo.  Need to look for mangrove trees and swamps for this place.

       

    • skinner biscuitskinner biscuit
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      Not that old of a pic as well but Oregon’s own Larry Jones! Gotta dig that fir branch in the bow quiver! 

    • Raymond CoffmanRaymond Coffman
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      Haha – but- I bet that fir/ pine camo or oak branch depending on circumstances would work pretty good. As long as you could keep a released arrow from hitting it. Wonder how it affects bow balance , shooting etc. Might have to try that method.

      Scout

       

    • skinner biscuitskinner biscuit
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      Scout, I’ve done it! Drew on a bull at 15 yards and he didn’t bat a eye . Shields the draw and I’ve practiced with a fir bough attached and couldn’t tell a difference with it on or off . I keep a strip of Velcro on all my bow quivers just for that purpose. Put some boughs in the boonie hat as well and become one with the reprod!

    • RalphRalph
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      Fooled any male dogs yet?  :-))

    • Raymond CoffmanRaymond Coffman
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      SB

      I am going to try it next time I draw elk . I camo tape my bow and use a cover for brite fletch. I also have been known to use a ghillie suit sooo— ghillied bow is next. Should be very helpful on called elk .

      Scout

    • skinner biscuitskinner biscuit
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      Hey Ralph ! All my dogs are females … just for that very reason!! Haha!

    • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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      Hi Folks, I trust you all had a terrific Labor Day!  I want to thank Robin and Co. for the new hat. It’s a beauty and it actually fit without adjustment right out of the box.

      There’s one thing the blind squirrel doesn’t get credit for, persistence!  Thank you very much! DavidTradBow Hat

    • Stephen Graf
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      Nice picture David!  Now we need a picture of that hat on top of your mellon, behind a nice deer.  Maybe some brightly colored leaves on the ground for good effect…

    • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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      That’s an excellent photo idea. I’ve been sharpening my edges so I’ll see what I can do to make that happen. I have to say I’m much happier behind the camera. Dwc

    • Charles EkCharles Ek
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      July 9, 1944 – members of the Duluth Archery Club on a roving course. The picture was taken by Willard “Buck” Doran (who in 1943 made the bow I’m shooting in my avatar pic). From left:  Ray Walline, Dick Emerick, Norman Ek (my father), Bud Emerick, Herb Gooch.<span style=”-webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);”> </span>

      DAC members on roving course, 1944

    • Robin ConradsRobin Conrads
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      Awesome pic! Even more so because it’s your family and friends. Those are treasured memories for sure!

    • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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      Charles, that’s a really neat heirloom. Is that in a frame over the hearth? You have a great archery legacy. Thanks for posting this. Dc

    • James Harvey
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      Great photo Charles! And Robin, it was very cool to read the recent article about Mr Negley after getting the memory jogger about him on this thread. He really sounded like a remarkable fellow that very much followed his own path.

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