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    • shreffler
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      I have been a member on this site and Tradgang for less than a year now, but have made many friends and deals through both in such a short amount of time.

      It’s sad that they can no longer run with free classifieds – you must now be a contributing member to access their classifieds. I’m sure it’s strictly a business decision to encourage more revenue so they can remain open, it just helps show what a special site this is.

      This site and its members are such a great resource for knowledge, expertise, stories, friends, and gear, that I’d hate to see the day where we have to pay just to communicate. Lets be thankful for what we have and not take it for granted πŸ˜†

      That being said – Webmom – if there’s any links you have that would allow us to donate to the site, I’m sure there are members out there who care enough to donate a few dollars now so that we can avoid anything like what’s happening at tradgang happening here.

      Thanks to all of you who go out of your way and enjoy helping everyone who needs it here, it means the world to me to have you guys here as a resource when I need help or want to share a story that no one else will appreciate and I’m sure I’m not alone in that feeling.

      Happy Hunting,


    • RalphRalph
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      “That being said – Webmom – if there’s any links you have that would allow us to donate to the site, I’m sure there are members out there who care enough to donate a few dollars now so that we can avoid anything like what’s happening at tradgang happening here.”

      I would do so also!!!!!!!!!!! This is the only outdoor related website that I give a flip about. We here strive to be as good as we can be but we don’t bear an attitude of better than thou! Cannot be said of the others.

    • 1shot
      Post count: 252


      I just left another hunting site(7years, 1000posts) because of the, what I feel, was a loss of respect for the land and the animals that make what we do a deeper connection then just the score of the critters we chase…

      Thank You TradBow, and it’s members, for having this site where there are folks that have that love, passion and respect…

    • Robin ConradsRobin Conrads
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      Thanks for all the kind words. πŸ˜€ You guys make my job very easy and I like that you feel comfortable here.

      I have no idea what’s going on at TradGang, but our classifieds will always be free for members. We don’t allow business ads there, as that wouldn’t be fair to our paying advertisers. All of the features on this site are brought to you by these advertisers. THANK YOU!!! Rather than a donation, please turn to these advertisers first when you are looking for traditional gear. Premium Memberships also add a bit to support the website, so thank you to all of you Premium members.

      I have to say that this site wouldn’t be what it is today without the help of David Petersen. Thanks, Dave! And thanks to all of you who help by bringing new topics, welcoming new members and keeping our conversations about traditional archery topics. You make my job so much easier. And I already had the best job in the world! πŸ˜‰

    • Stephen Graf
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      Whew! Close one…

      Nice words and I second the thanks for Dave.

    • RalphRalph
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      :D:D Me too all!!!!

    • David Petersen
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      Thanks, Robin. Hearing that from you means a lot to me, esp. right now, and I presume you are referring to the fact that I haven’t forced you to delete me too awful many times. πŸ˜€

      Our rules of decorum prevent me, or anyone, from wailing on other sites in explicit terms, but I will say that the lack of a single dignified, civil bowhunting site is what motivated me to pitch in and help get this one going. The reward has been seeing how many truly great trad bowhunters, people, there are out there. So thank you.

      Our classified have always been radically underused. More leads to more, so use this free service any time you can.

      Time for the evening hunt. I almost lowered the string on a prime cow last night, when a herd of grouse exploded all around her and end of story. Oddest way I’ve ever had a hunt spoiled and the first grouse I’ve seen since season opened. Murphy never sleeps. πŸ™„ Try again tonight (I’m in overtime, like last year, with a private land cow tag, having lost most of either-sex archery season to rain and pain. With good meds and good weather, it’s more fun out there now than the entire month of Sept., except that bugling is sporadic at best.)

    • Col MikeCol Mike
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      I add my thanks for this site. If it were not for Dave and your work I would still be dreaming about getting back into trad bow after a 42 year layoff most of that time influenced by the gadgets and marketing of other sites and business’s.

      Well done


    • Wolfshead
      Post count: 82

      Yes Thank you Robin and Dave!

      This is a Great site! One of the two that I visit with regularity.

      The problem with the classifieds at TradGang was with people getting scammed by others, I believe.

      People making deals collecting $$ and never sending the product. So they closed them and now only contributing members can access them. Unfortunate….

      This is a great site and I hope it continues to be one and thanks again to everyone who makes it a special one!

    • Robin ConradsRobin Conrads
      Post count: 907

      We do require that you are a “member” of this site to post a classified ad, but anyone on the internet can see and reply to the ad. 😯 That does open it up to all the wackos in the internet world of scams and dishonest people, but I’d hope that the person selling the item is an honest member just selling some of their used gear. Given the situation that you described, I would probably make the same call, but maybe we had that structure in place all along. We won’t ever charge you to use it though.

      Here is a link to the Help page on our Classified Ad department. I would love to see this service grow and become a larger part of our overall site.

    • jmsmithy
      Post count: 300

      I’ve been on many sites but must say this one is special…though I’ve not met anyone personally yet (w/exception of a too short chat w/ Col Mike at Denton and then couldn’t get together afterwards πŸ™ ) I’ve come to know / deal with a few folks, Dave being one. The respect here, the familial vibe and the free sharing of advice, info and just some ideas really makes this my “go to” web presence.

      I’ve been fortunate on TradGang as far as some classified dealings. Purchased a few things and never had an issue though I’ve heard quite a bit from the few folks there I’ve actually met…it’s a sad reality…:evil:

      Anyway, WebMom, Dave, Col Mike, Alex, the Steves and everyone else too numerous to mention, thank you for the fun, fellowship and all the great advice and opinions. Always a great time here. Hope to share a campfire or two w/ each and everyone some day. :D:D

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