LOL old timer, gotta' be a gamer to use one of those--thats a nice looking recurve too, you got all the nice looking stuff. We teach kids how to use Atlatl, school groups, I've really been thinking about using one on a white tail since their so abundant here . I also work for a Native American museum and we have a few originals from ages ago, bows that is and a few arrows, quivers. I've also thought about making my own bow & arrows using obsideon points just to do it, now that would be old school. Right now I got an old Martin compound--still does the trick. Again, congrats.
I make wood bows of osage, vine maple and yew in my spare time. Killed a turkey last year with a bamboo/osage longbow that I made. Quite a bit of satisfaction there. Have tried to make a couple Atlatls but still in the developement stage there
One of the most important components of deciphering a new hunting area is distinguishing between the summer and winter ranges for the game that you plan to pursue. Without knowing this you cannot make reliable assumptions about where the game will be come opening day. Knowing these areas will allow you to take the current weather (as well as the past couple weeks) and apply that to the landscape and make an educated guess as to where you might find that big buck or bull.
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