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Great story

Thanks groundhog. Yeah, I was definitely in the school of hard knocks learning too, LOL. I'm not sure, but I think the second year I went to a Pro shop for some help, got my bow tuned, set up proper for using a release etc., and started doing better. Stuff I should have done upfront really. Also subscribed to some bowhunting magazines etc., and sucked up all the info I could. I didn't have a computer or interent until many years later though, so not much help there back then.

Cool picture, take care.

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Excellent stories everyone

I truly enjoyed reading everyones stories ! cool Now matter when or how we all got started it seems that we all love this sport just as much as the next. Thanks to all that have shared and what a great post. Thumbs up

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Excellent stories everyone

Agreed. I enjoyed them all too...

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This was a great read into

This was a great read into history. I also made my own longbow in Boy Scouts but never dreamed of hunting with it. I grew up road hunting with a rifle and pretty much thought bow hunters were unethical and had the mountains roaming with injured animals. My apologies for those beliefs years ago. The first bow I hunted with was my Dad's. It was an old Browning with a maple riser that hadn't been shot in years. I shot those telephone poles that were discussed and remember thinking my buddies PSE was super fast. That was 1995 and it was the only year I hunted archery until 3 years ago. Like some of you I got fed up with regulation changes and shortened seasons and decided that archery was where the real hunting opportunities were. I got bit by the bug and haven't looked back. I wish Utah had a late season archery hunt though because I hate hunting in 90 degree weather.

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I started shooting a recurve

I started shooting a recurve when i was 10, I kinda got out of archery when i was 14 when i really started chaseing girls and only rifle hunted, About 1.5 yrs ago I bought my pse and started shooting again now this is my first year of hunting with it, last weekend was my first hunt and had a blast, put 3 different stalks on but got busted every time but it was still fun.

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I just happened to get into

I just happened to get into it when I was 16 or 17, pretty much an excuse to spend more time in the woods.  20 years later, with only a few seasons missed in the middle, I am still waiting for my first animal......frown

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Hey Ca_Vermonster, come here

Hey Ca_Vermonster, come here and visit me here in Ohio. I will help you get your first whitetail.

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How is the hunting in Ohio,

How is the hunting in Ohio, I've always wanted to go

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It is one of the top for

It is one of the top for whitetails. Out of state Licenses are also very easy to get. They can be purchased online or over the counter.

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is it worth it?

How many deer can you take on a license in Ohio?  In most western states its one deer per calendar year.  Out east I hear you can take up to 10 deer in some states?

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