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    Pse Nova, snuck up on a whitetail doe and shot her with a 4 blade muzzy at 44 yards! Good memories!

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    1968 Bear Grizzly 57lb recurve. Only thing I ever got with it was a porkypine. Got a Black Bear compound next.

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    For me it was an Eddings semi-recurve that I got from my Dad back in the late 50's. I got good with that bow shooting instinctive with fingers.

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    a heavy ass pse,,cant remember the model ,but it was a 2 cam,,,at the time it was nice,,,boy have bows changed over the years.

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    Hurricane XG-1 Magnum

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    I started out in archery with getting a 25lb Bear bow when I was about 9 for Christmas. I had so much fun hunting rabbit and squirrel with that around our house. When I turned 12 and was old enough to deer hunt, I graduated to a 45lb Black Bear bow. I got my first doe with it behind my grandparents house when I was 14 and then my first buck with it in the same woods when I was 15. A few years later I convinced my dad to get a bow. We now go archery hunting together for a week almost every year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Mc View Post
    My first bow was a Shakespeare fiberglass recurve with a rubber grip and pulled 25 lbs. I shot dangerous game like cottontails and ground squirrels in the fields around the edge of town. That was in the late 60s. My first hunting bow was a Ben Pearson recurve that pulled 50 lbs. I shot cedar arrows that were painted olive green with barred grey feathers and a fixed blade broadhead with bleeders. I have no recollection of who made them but I suspect they were Bear.
    Shakespeare fiberglass long bow @20# paid for with money from my paper route. All my friends learned archery with that bow.

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    PSE gamegetter. What a fine piece of craftsmanship!

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    A 40lb pull recurve I think it was a black hawk. I remember the controversy of legalizing compound bows for use during archery season. Amazing how history repeats itself.

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    First and only one I had & never had. Dad bought a Fred Bear Kodiak and shot a few deer with it. He quit using it and stored it in a closet. I told him I would like to have it. I was leaving for the Army (was drafted in 1963) and Dad said he would save it for me. When I got back we looked for it and ...no bow. Seems like my twit brother-in-law took it and sold it at a yard sale. Wish I had it just for a wall decoration!
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