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Author Topic: Starting back up  (Read 879 times)

Offline Snortweeze

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Starting back up
« on: June 23, 2014, 10:36:41 AM »
It has been 1 1/2 years since I have touched my bow and it was a good year or two before that since I shot my bow on a regular basis. After two neck surgeries over the last year I am finally feeling good and think I can get back to shooting my bow. I hope all goes well and I can put my crossbow down and hunt with my compound bow this fall. I will keep you imformed on my progress. I hope it is like riding a bike after years of not riding. I get right on it and go like heck with no wrecks.    %^$^
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Offline Split toe

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Re: Starting back up
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2014, 11:56:38 AM »
Best of luck starting back with the bow. With the issues I have going on with my back I'll be using the crossbow I bought last year but I also hope to one day get back to my compound. I do however enjoy shooting the crossbow.
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Offline foxhunter126

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Re: Starting back up
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2014, 02:31:48 PM »
Best of luck Snort old buddy. I am in the same boat with shoulders and elbows that are on fire with arthritis and old age. Need to start soon and will keep you informed. I think you will be OK but start  early, start slowly and with light pressure and all will be well.
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Offline buckone1

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Re: Starting back up
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2014, 03:13:01 PM »
Hope you can get back to useing your bow!! Wish i could!! @--0--0101 %^$^
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Re: Starting back up
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2014, 07:15:01 PM »
 @--0--0101                      %^$^               take it easy and things will fall right into place
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Re: Starting back up
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2014, 09:19:58 AM »
Good luck, Snort!   You'll be ok, if you can be comfortable pulling the bow.  I shot a doe when I was still bowhunting, and she gave no indication of being hit.  She simply walked off and collapsed 50 yds away.  I had double lunged her.  I put that arrow exactly where I wanted to hit.  What was really amazing to me was that I had not shot that bow at all for 2 yrs, after sighting it in, and practicing with it regularly.  I stopped shooting it, because I was putting dents in my arrows.
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Offline ligpd

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Re: Starting back up
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2014, 12:35:14 PM »
Good luck, but I'm sure it will all come back to you right away.

Offline Bearclaw

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Re: Starting back up
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2014, 09:31:32 PM »
Hey Snort, good luck with your bow. Start easy and work yourself up. I pull 55 lbs but my good range is 20 yards and that seems to be plenty fast enough. Glad you're back at it and good luck with it. Do keep us posted on your progress! And with pics too!
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Re: Starting back up
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2014, 09:44:10 AM »
Last night was the night. I only shot 12 arrows but it felt good. 1st group of three would have been kill shots. 2 were almost touching and 2" below bullseye and the other was 3" to the left of other two arrow. The rest were all good shots also. Going to easy into things and not over do it.
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Re: Starting back up
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2014, 10:50:58 AM »
Slow and steady , that's the way to do it Snort .  @--0--0101
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Re: Starting back up
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2014, 11:03:51 AM »
That is the way to do, work your way back a bit at a time
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Re: Starting back up
« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2014, 08:50:02 PM »
start light and work your way up. it's not a race. good luck
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Offline gander

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Re: Starting back up
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2014, 09:15:29 AM »
it,s great that you are comfortable enough after your surgury to even try....take it slow and be thankful you can get back to it...good luck and enjoy

 

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