Apologies to Pete Seeger, but where are all the forum members?
There used to be numerous responses to threads of all kinds. Now, if you post a new bow you get some action, but pretty much anything else, listen to the crickets chirping. Looking or lurking is not enough. Even non members can look. As members you need to get involved.
Personally, I'm done with giveaways here. You know where you can find them now. I used to get good responses, but now, nothing, or close to that.
Ever since Darren started up the new site things have been stalled. It's really easy to navigate, once you get the hang of it.
Darren put a lot of time and effort and, probably, money giving us a great forum.
So, where are you all? Jump in. Be a part of a thread. Start your own. I know a lot of you have knowledge and experience you can pass on. Do it!
Enough of my ranting.
will take a good roll and slide in S#@T when can find it !
Pond mud is ok, it washes off, where skunk deodorant and porky quills don’t.
Yep its called Pond Mud- thats the brand name-sented and flavored
JamesDon, your pup really seems to be into hair gel. 😄
yea don't like the leash wants to be free to do real dog stuff
James...my dog, Fred, knows that feeling. Unfortunately, from April 15 to Aug 1 he has to be on an 8ft or less leash on state lands. He doesn't do well in the woods, on a leash.
I hope to Dan
Baltimore is one of my favorites
depends on how my wife is doing as to if I can get away-camper is already to go just add food and water
I went and shot these funny little rubber animals today for the first time
that was neat but had to wait my turn to go find the arrow
Hey James you going to the Baltimore shoot
We still doing it- he shoots them and I go find them
we mainly take long walks and shoot stuff in the woods and have a picnic
we spend a lot of time doing that
Great story Chuck. Plenty of guys discover that traditional archery has alot of DIY qualities which is why I never tried any other form. It's a challenge to make arrows that shoot straight and fit the bow properly. Whether making back quivers, bow quivers and especially simple bows is how I got hooked in the first place. Those old Boy Scout merit badges really peaked my interest as a kid. and I'm still at it.
In large part i agree, but....I am not were. I am still a horses patoot that likes to play more than anything. Met a younger fella at the parking lot today, after a morning in the turkey woods. I had my longbow and he had the questions. We spoke for 30 minutes and boy did his eyes light up when i told him stories. I was truthful. A stickbow cannot compete in terms of pure power and accuracy. But it shouldn't have to. Some folks run for exercise, some walk, and my wife reads fast. They are each in it for what they want. And...on some days, those runners just walk, and when a bear comes around those walkers invariably run. We parted with him stating that he needs to go to a longbow.
All that and I still say.....whatever.....i can't control them. I can barely control me, and i sure want to yack on this site with folks that want to yak back.
Well said 👍👍👍👍
Unfortunately for folks who prefer and find satisfaction in the old-school type of traditional today's traditional has been commandeered by the target shooting sector. Many have chosen to forego the harder parts of archery protocol in favor of being a successful competitive shooter, whether they actually compete or not. It's now about hitting the same arrow hole in the paper or plastic target for points or bragging rights, which means cobwebs growing on the simpler approaches in all areas of shooting (bows, arrows, strings, aiming, practice, and especially mindset).
Although I don't take issue with target shooting itself...it is a viable and valid aspect of the sport and I still do some competitive shooting on occasion...I simply do not see target archery as traditional archery. It's like comparing bench rest rifle shooting with plinking tin cans with a slingshot or home-made alder bow in the back yard...the essence of the means and objectives of each are so far removed from each other as to be distinct in the practical sense. One is nostalgically warm/simple/personal in it's practices and goals, the other cold and singularly focused on the achievement of maximum precision/accuracy. I think such philosophical differences are an important key to why sites like this one are eroding. As traditional archers we forgot where we came from. Even worse, we let modern technological innovations redirect our course and redefine what we are...or should I say were.
Yup...let's do it.
I think I may be missing something. It seems that some are bemoaning the fact that the posts from the old system are no longer available, and that is part of the reason participation has slowed down. I sure hope I am mistaken about that. The past is gone, but it should not lessen our ability to relate stories, debates issues, and just have a good time. My only problem is that I have few adventures of late to share, but I enjoy reading other people's stuff and responding to them. My belief is that we should post our adventures and not look back. ChuckC has already expressed similar thoughts.
Yessir... we like those mountain pics Paul 😅
Send us some mountain pics Paul. Chasin gobblers this year ?
I appreciate all Darrens work to provide us with this forum but I sure miss the old format. One click of the most recent posts tab and it was easy to see all the recent activity. I use to visit several times a day. Now you have to search each category and after seeing no activity for days or weeks you just get tired of looking and now I have only been checking occasionally. It’s my own fault and I do appreciate what we have and I for one will start being more active.