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  • StixStix
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    in reply to: Clay Video #10299
    StixStix
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    in reply to: Statuesque form #9847

    Great video, thanks for sharing. I need to be reminded of this every so often. It’s funny how even the most experienced shooters amongst us can drift away from good form if not reminded.

    StixStix
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    in reply to: Clay Video #9214

    Agreed. Great Video and superb editing. I’m gonna have some free time for the next week or so so I bookmarked a listing of Clay’s videos on youtube, and well as videos from Tom Brown jr.

    StixStix
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    Great write up Dave. I solicited myself to be on the working group for the working group for the CP&W bear management committee that was directed by the legislative committee that voted to postpone this bill, so that all stake holders have a voice in this. (If this working group ever comes to be)

    The fact they tried to rush this bill through, without consulting the biologists and staff of the CP&W says a lot about the politicians intentions.

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    Dave, Appreciate your vigilance on this issue. I too have been bringing it up on another hunting blog and taking alot of criticism by the “corporate conservationists” that more and more “sportsmen” are aligning themselves with.

    It is wearing me down having to continuously justify the need for the conservation of our public lands to fellow hunters, even though they claim to be their rallying cry when convenient. Yet when it comes to practicing it, they fall short.

    Keep up the good fight.

    StixStix
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    I’ll throw in my info, even though many of you consider my arrow set up to be light.

    Bow type and Make: Longbow, Maddog Prairie Predator / Recurve Samick Stingray

    Bow Length= 60″/58″

    Bow weight@ 28″= 55#/55#

    Your draw length+ 28″/28″

    Arrow type: GT Xpedition Hunter(Black) 35/55

    Arrow length: 30.5″ from nock throat to BOP

    Feathers number and length : 3 Left Wing helical 5″ shield

    Insert weight if applicable: 12 grains (I think) Standart GT adapters)

    Adaptor weight if applicable: N/a

    Point weight: 145

    Footing weight if applicable=N/a

    Total arrow weight: 400 grains

    FOC (as measured by AMO standard..measured throat of knock to end of shaft……tip not included): 17.1%

    I am fortunate to get great flight from same arrows for both bows. I would appreciate any expert reviews of my setup. I know arrow is light (400 grains), but I know the elk I have been blessed to take with complete pass thru’s were very concerned about it.

    StixStix
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    Put that on tip of the week.

    StixStix
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    I use a standard bicycle inner tube from WalMart. You can get them in varying widths. Cut it to proper length, turn it inside out, and roll it up bottom limb, just like the commercially sold rubber grips. Use a wider mountain bike tube for recurve grip, and a narrow street bike tube for a longbow.

    You can buy a performance tube that is thicker to provide more cushion to your hand. These you typically have to go to a bike store.

    StixStix
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    in reply to: North Archery #50770

    Very, very nice but price euro exchange rate = $1300 to $1500 US dollars.

    StixStix
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    in reply to: aluminum arrows #42999

    FYI, Easton came out with a new “Tribute” line of aluminums. They are 7075 alloy (XX75) , and low cost. A dozen shafts goes for $37 and some change on amazon. They are only available in 2016 and lighter. I just ordered a dozen. I’ll fletch them up and report back an a couple weeks.

    StixStix
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    Yes David, many problems with this bill as written. The lack of participation from the key Colorado sportsmen’s groups,the way it was brought forth without biological professional input, and the “carte blanche” wording would have been disastrous to public land hunters. I’m all for more hunting opportunity, when it’s done the right way within scientific boudaries, fair chase ethics, and with the resource in mind. This bill would have allowed the killing of a tremendous amount of bears, paticularly on private land, with the tags going to the highest bidder, at the expense of “average joe” hunters because of reduced opportunities in the archery and rifle public land seasons. The only potential positive is to move elk/deer off of private land in August if it were a very limited August season, but again the biologists would have to chime in to see what they believe what the effects would be on elk/deer movements. This bill accomplished non of that.

    StixStix
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    There are alot of other issues associated with an August bear season that need to be considered also….what are the effects on deer/elk movements, what about hunter/recreationalist conflicts ie. Harvesting bear in front of summer hikers ( we don’t need any more hunting closures like Brainard Lake…tag allocations. This bill came on too fast without proper consideration given to Colorado’s diverse and challenging outdoor community. I’m also concerned when conservation Is done legislatively instead of biologically ie legislation and ballot initiatives.

    StixStix
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    Saw this on another site. He definitely has some unique ability. What concerns me is the following response from an interview:

    “Lars does not wish to compete, because he already knows he is the best”

    Hmmm….how many think he’s so great now..

    StixStix
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    in reply to: My condolences Don #63948

    Prayer said in Colorado for you and your family. God Bless! ~<

    StixStix
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    in reply to: Deer Drag #60519

    When I lived in Pa., hunting whitetails, I tied 1/4″ rope from the animal to the ends of the riser of my longbow and pulled with that. During gun season I tied it to my shotgun(shotgun slug only area). Action open of course.I either pulled with two hands behind me or on top my shoulders with my arms over top pressing it to my neck. Flame on!!!

    These were only short distances, never more than 1/4 mile and usually only a couple hundred yards, if that. Now in Colorado I quarter or bone out for a much longer trip, usually a few miles to base camp.

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