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    History of Bowhunting unpackaged

    Whiffen Archery Business ledger from 1933 and 34 Many glossy catalog sheets (advertising) Magazines that Larry Sr. made notes in where his ads appeared. Ive only just begun the process of making some of these items ready for sale. I doubt that Grant had gone through the contents of...
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    History of Bowhunting unpackaged

    Larry traveled with Fred bear and others to promote bowhunting and worked with other historical figures in the origins of bowhunting. Below are some of the photos that immediately caught my eye.
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    History of Bowhunting unpackaged

    I am a member of the board of directors of the Wisconsin Bowhunting Heritage Foundation Museum. Like many small, private museums, we operate with a small, volunteer, (uncompensated) board and like many small museums, we have too little space to display the history of bowhunting in WI and too few...
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    Looking for help/info

    I am a member of the board of Directors of the Wisconsin Bowhunting heritage Foundation Museum. Our mission is to fill our limited space at the museum with items that showcase the history of bowhunting in Wisconsin. The museum is located in Clintonville, Wisconsin at the headquarters of the...
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    2020 bowhunting prep

    Another trial evaluation of the Palmer extreme heads today. I took another doe this afternoon as part of this suburban deer culling program. This is the 2nd deer taken with the new Palmer Extreme 160 (1 1/2" wide 160 grain, 4 blade) broadhead. I resharpened it after taking a deer last week. I...
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    spicy Thai peanut satay

    I cubed up a bunch of red stag loin and marinated it in San-j spicy Thai Peanut sauce with some fresh grated ginger and garlic. I left the meat in the marinade overnight. Then put the chunks on metal skewers. Then grilled them over white hot coals.
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    2020 bowhunting prep

    Mid Jan and I was able to try out the new Palmer extreme 160 heads while removing more deer for the municipality. (this was the 14th deer since Jan. of last year.) The results from this head are impressive. This old gal was very noticeably limping on her right hind leg. I made a double lung pass...
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    Bowhunting Africa 2020

    Im making the final arrangements for another traveling bowhunt. This time its to the Limpopo Province of South Africa for a late August/Early Sept. trip for a week of hunting several species. This trip like most of my other traveling, bow hunts will be centered around further testing of new...
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    Broadheads, the only part that matters

    Over the summer I sold a few hundred duplicate heads I no longer needed and this weekend I spent some time in the shop locating and boxing up some of the heads. Every time I moved a box, I found another. This includes some prototype and production heads from broadhead makers I work with...
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    Broadheads, the only part that matters

    I took my first animal with a bow and arrow 46 years ago and was hooked ever since. During that time, my focus and fascination has always been on the only part of our gear actually responsible for killing the animal. Broadheads have been my passion for almost 5 decades. We are a few days from...
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    The history of bowhunting knife

    I'm making the display base from Walnut and Water Buffalo horn and water buffalo bone. I cut a thicker slab of bone and epoxied it to a piece of water buffalo horn. This is where the blade will rest. It ensure it stays fixed to the base, I will both pin and epoxy this to the base...
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    The history of bowhunting knife

    Double needle figure 8 stitching A rivet added at the stress area and a little more decorative stamping in the leather. Ready for wet forming the stiff leather to the contours of the knife. Lots of pressing and squeezing and forming. The shape is then locked into the leather...
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    The history of bowhunting knife

    Time to make a sheeth. It starts with 8 Oz. Leather. Then make a pattern from a leather substitute. Ive heard good things about Count Chochula boxes too. The leather will be wetted and formed to the shape of the knife. I dont want features the would trap the knife in the sheath. Rigid foam...
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    The history of bowhunting knife

    6 coats of super glue and a bit of steel wool to knock down the gloss and the knife is complete.
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    The history of bowhunting knife

    All the parts ready for the epoxy. Liberal amounts of J.B. Weld fills all the voids and holes I created to ensure a long lasting bond After 24 hours of cure time, the handle can be sanded to shape. fast forward 24 hours. Now for some quality time with my belt sander. Oh that...
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    The history of bowhunting knife

    What follows are the history and details of and explanation of the Roy I. Case commemorative knife. I am a member of the board of the Wisconsin Bowhunting Heritage Foundation Museum. The purpose of the WBHF museum is to collect and preserve our state's rich bowhunting history, and then showcase...
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    Suburban bow deer cull, what I've learned

    Another municipality nuisance deer as part of the reduction program. This is archery deer number 13 for me for calendar 2019. Another doe. Woodsman broadhead again. Another ground level shot. 100% recovery rate.
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    2020 bowhunting prep

    The 4 packs of heads arrived today. These are some seriously big heads. (1 7/16" wide) Here is the palmer 160 compared to some other heads. Slick Tricks Tooth of the Arrow. Muzzy Phantom Woodsman A broadhead this wide has to spin true and these do. When the wind dies down and...
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    Suburban bow deer cull, what I've learned

    Another victim of the Woodsman broadhead for the Suburban deer culling program. when I got home there was enough daylight to go after some local suburban deer. This might be the biggest doe Ive taken with a bow in a long time. Look how big she is compared to the sled she is hanging above. This...
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    2020 bowhunting prep

    Ive dedicated the last 2 bowhunting seasons to using 250 grain, 3 blade Woodsman broadheads and enjoyed fantastic results and while my bowhunting season still has a couple months left, my results over the last 2 seasons have been 15 deer, including several P&Y whitetails, a giant bull elk, a...