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StixMemberMarch 24, 2014 at 11:26 pmPost count: 158
AlexBugnon wrote: LOoking fwd to feedback from the BHA get together!!
An exceptional gathering and celebration of the great outdoors that God has given us. Friday night Backcountry Bash couldn’t be better with food, beer vendors, and raffles/games with a live bluegrass band setting the tone. Went a little late though, especially for us driving to and fro.
Saturday was an awesome and informative day with seminars from survival to falconry, with everything in between. My favorite was the outdoor survival seminar. I took a survival class bout 20 years ago, but it pointed out the need to survey my equipment and attitude, since you don,t get alot of practice with this.. Falconry was also very good since not so many folks deal with this.
Then to a great lunch followed by an “ethics of technology” discussion. This was a think “outside the box” discussion on some emerging technology, such as drones involved in hunting. While most people don’t think it is an imminent threat, we were reminded the texting on a cell phone wasn’t an imminent threat until folks started texting and driving and now we are going crazy trying to prevent it, so it was important for the BHA to proactively address drones before it became an issue of irresponsible and unethical use.
Followed up by a discussion on women in hunting. IT was great to see these young ladies profess their love of the outdoors and also reflect that they hold the key to our future since they have no “macho” image to uphold, with regards to what I call “killing antlers” but are more interested in the spirit of the hunt and fair chase. Followed up by some more seminars, then I had to leave due to a prior commitment (wedding), so I would also like to hear any info on the keynote address and Sen, Udall’s address.
It was a pleasure to meet folks I only knew by handles or pictures on the BHA website. And it’s was great meeting my fellow members and others that share common goals who don’t just “talk the talk” of conservation, but “walk the walk”.
I want to add that I’ve been to alot of sportsmen s banquets, but this rendezvous was the flagship of affairs with the fun, camaraderie, and learning. My wife and I both greatly enjoyed it. Kudos to the folks that set it up. I believe it was a huge success with attendance over 300StixMemberMarch 20, 2014 at 2:52 amPost count: 158StixMemberMarch 16, 2014 at 2:21 amPost count: 158
Do a google search ‘Omega Longbows review’. Every review has been positive….very positive. Custom made by a fella in Pennsylvania, working on low overhead. I have shot one on a recent trip out there, a 60″ er that pulled smooth out to my 28″ draw. Alot smoother, faster, ans lighter in the hand than the Samick Sage. Great grip to, sort of a cross between a locator and pistol grip. Speed was impressive to. If I wasn’t such a cheap, tight wad, I would have bought one, and my wife and kids weren’t with me to offer them as a trade, so I left without it. The kid who builds them is a real outdoorsman/conservationist. He’d be a great BHA member, I mentioned it to him, but as a new small businessman, he’s struggling.
His website is: http://omegalongbows.webs.com/StixMemberMarch 15, 2014 at 9:34 pmPost count: 158StixMemberMemberMarch 15, 2014 at 1:28 pmPost count: 158
They event will be a “good primer” to the upcoming spring turkey and fishing seasons. This dwell time from ice fishing to spring turkey is a real downer to me. Gaining weight and watching outdoor tv shows is never a good thing.StixMemberMarch 11, 2014 at 1:56 amPost count: 158StixMemberMemberJanuary 1, 2014 at 9:11 pmPost count: 158StixMemberDecember 27, 2013 at 3:07 amPost count: 158StixMemberMemberDecember 23, 2013 at 4:39 pmPost count: 158StixMemberMemberDecember 15, 2013 at 2:58 pmPost count: 158StixMemberMemberDecember 5, 2013 at 2:49 pmPost count: 158
Thanks David. The response on stickbow and tradgang has been pretty positive. There should be a load of folks there. The only question is how many folks will come out due to the cold weather. Even though it’s indoors, alot of folks would rather not drive. I’ll post pics, etc. tomortrowStixMemberMemberDecember 4, 2013 at 12:21 amPost count: 158StixMemberNovember 27, 2013 at 2:55 amPost count: 158StixMemberMemberNovember 25, 2013 at 7:30 pmPost count: 158
Traditional Archery Indoor Fun League
Starting Thursday, Dec 5th 6pm-8pm
Quickdraw Archery. Littleton, Co
(off Santa Fe Dr. behind Murdochs)
* non competitive
* any skill level / any ages / any gender
* Fun and Games(archery tic-tac-toe, balloon shoots, camaraderie)
* keep up shooting form through the winter
* $5 special price shooting
For directions: http://www.quickdrawarchery.net