So after some rigorous early morning testing in the driveway, the starting lineup is pretty much set for the opening of the deer archery season in mid-September. The ASL is, of course, my 66", 48#, Northern Mist Sprague TD with a 175gr Grizzly Bruin on a 45-50# wood arrow made from a footed shaft provided by Greenwood Arrows. The recurve is my Roberston Wolfer II takedown that is 60" and 50#. Have had very good flight characteristics and speed using a 50-55# arrow from Suzanne St. Charles at Northwest Archery mounted with a 150gr Grizzly Bruin. Finally, my Hybrid Longbow is a 62", 50# Bodnik Mohawk Chief with 600 spine Heavy Hunter carbon arrows and a 175gr German Jager broadhead. All 3 bows have already proven their worth as hunters, but which one I take to the field tends to depend on the type of hunting (stalk, natural blind, pop-up/fixed-blind, treed stand, tripod) I will be doing. Will be leading off with the Mohawk on Sep 18 from a pop-up ground blind I set up on a co-op farm property where my wife keeps a dozen bee hives. The trail cameras tell me the most likely shots will be 10-15 yards. Although we have only ever captured pictures of does, we have seen a decent buck on the adjacent property and expect he will find his way over to our farm during the rut. Almost forgot, JJ has my 19" Bob Lee Blackhawk handle and is fitting it with a pair of 60", 48# CobraCurve limbs as we speak. Expect to see it back in a week or two and then we'll see if I can figure it out in time for the September opener. Have some additional hunts already scheduled for later in the fall so the Blackhawk will make it to the field this year in any case.