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  • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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    in reply to: Glove vs tab… #137131

    Ralph, thanks for this info. I was able to get some input from Arne of Moebow.  His thought was that it is definitely a form/release situation. I shot a little bit with some seemingly minor adjustments and it made a difference. The two things that I focused on were to make my hook deeper and to concentrate on pulling my elbow back and around to make sure the back tension is there. Coaching via the internet might not be the best thing, but it sure is a big help to me. I appreciate your thoughts. I’m going to loosen up my tab a bit and see if that helps, too. All the best, dwc

     

  • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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    in reply to: Glove vs tab… #137119

    Ralph, I know those days. When you say tight on the middle finger how so?  I shot the other day with my stik-tite glove and it worked well. I just like to mess around sometimes.  When I shoot three under the arrow goes about 14 inches low at ten yards, so I know I have to really adjust my set up for that. I might order an extra large tab to check it out. I’m wearing a medium glove and the tab I have now is a large.  I just be it has to do with my form. thanks! dwc

     

  • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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    in reply to: Glove vs tab… #137116

    Sounds like a cool set up. I keep looking for tab advice online and it looks like I set it up right, but still get stung on the finger tips. I’m pretty much a glove guy to be sure, though I’d really like to give a tab an honest try. It makes me wonder if it’s the way I hold it somehow. Dc

  • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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    in reply to: Glove vs tab… #137095

    Hi Folks,

    i bounce around a bit on this. I usually use a duraglove however sometimes my fingers get sore. I also have a stik tight glove that is heavier and more comfortable. I feel I shoot better with the duraglove as I can draw a little closer to my cheek. I try a tab now and then and like how it feels on my fingers during the draw but the string always seems to hit my finger tips on release.

    Any thoughts? Thanks! Dwc

  • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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    Hi Folks, Steve Graf’s wife sent an email with a youTube link. You can see Steve and his son Liam on the approach to the trail. This is already a bit dated, but you can at least see the before to compare to the after photos to come a few months from now.  You’ll see the interview with Steve and Liam start at minute 3.  Best, dwc

     

  • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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    in reply to: Longbow Selection #136672

    I’ll put a plug in for Leon Stewart, http://stewartsarchery.com/ .   Leon built my R/D longbow several years ago and I just love it. East to shoot, nice looking. It’s a Slammer model.  I’m shooting a fairly heavy arrow in it and it works well. Leon shoots a much light arrow so it can handle a wide range.  If you’re handy, pick up Steve Graf’s The American Longbow: How to Make One, and Its Place in a Good Life.  Steve and his son are out on the Appalachian Trail now, trying to get the most of the March winter storms, but I’m sure he’ll chime in at some point if you have any questions.  He makes and shoots a Hill style bow and eats a lot of venison. best, dwc

     

  • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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    Good call Ralph, no harm is staying warm when it makes no sense to go out. We’re looking at another storm on the East today. Was hoping some of the ice would melt away before the next storm, but no such luck. The woods are beautiful and I’m seeing tons of deer lately. Probably due to them congregating in places where there is some greenery that’s exposed by the sun. All good here. Looking forward to October already but truly in no rush for the time to pass. best, dwc

  • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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    Sounds like a great trip. That call is a beauty. That for mimicking wounded animal?  Interesting. Best, dwc

     

  • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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    in reply to: Tuff Head #136205

    Col Mike and Wojo, congratulations on this new venture. It deserves someone like yourself who will give it proper attention. Joe is a real gentleman. I’m glad that aspect of the business will continue. All the best! David

     

  • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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    Robin, thanks! What a great photo.  I hope to take my family there some day.

    Steve, there was a little bit of grass growing behind that blowdown so maybe with the cold they were stopping by for some salad. It’s definitely a place were there will be a stand next year.  Yep, Steve you got the feathery end of that shaft…

     

  • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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    That’s a great shot! I rolled into the last week of the season with an increasingly empty freezer so I decided to up my technology on giant step. I ended my late season with an 8 point taken with my flintlock. It ok to mention that here??  I gotta say though, it was interesting. A nice buck came in about 40 yards to feed. I glassed him to make sure it was legal and it turned head on to feed, so no shot. Within a few minutes I saw more legs in the brush and another, larger buck came out to the same place. In a few minutes another set of legs brought another large buck to the same place. Three nice bucks within a few feet of one another and no shot due to their angles or behind logs or brush. The second one turned broadside and I decided to take that shot. Click and nothing. First time my sparky didn’t fire in the woods. I thought, well this is awkward. I look and the powder was in the pan. By that time number three was behind a little white pine, number two stepped behind a tree and number one turned broadside. This time we had smoke and a 60 walk to fresh venison.

    Got a great place to put a tree stand for the fall!

  • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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    Well, it’s almost new year and i definitely put on a few pounds. Seems there’s a constant buffet of treats around and my resistance is quite limited. I haven’t dragged a deer in or out of the woods so that plan isn’t helpful.

    Good luck to everyone in keeping your resolutions past the end of February! All the best to ya, dc

  • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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    I got a couple hours in the woods yesterday afternoon. Nice to stand still and watch. Saw three deer and no shots. No tags punched yet this year but I’m optimistic as you need to be going into the woods to hunt.

    My wife got me a membership to Back Country Hunters and Anglers for Christmas. This is an organization dedicated to keeping public land public.  If you go to http://www.backcountryhunters.org/meateater to sign up up you can get a free Public Landowner tee shirt as well as supporting a good cause. That’s my plug for yhe new year. All the best, dwc

  • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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    I’ve become a big fan of a high foc arrow and with all respects to hunters who don’t look to the extremes, for a variety of reasons, the most important aspects are sharpest possible edges and straightest possible flight hitched to shot placement.  It’s always worth bringing these ingredients to the forefront.

  • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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    Merry Christmas to all in this traditional archery community! I hope Santa brings you everything you  wish for and more importantly a refreshed spirit and peaceful time with the ones you love.

    PA late season opens Wednesday. I gotta knuckle down as we’re strickly on last years venison. Great hunts to you all!

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