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#455407 - 10/18/07 09:42 AM How many of you ...
UpandAt'em
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Learned to Bow Hunt from your Dad? from a School PE class? from being in the National Archery in the Schools Program? or some other way? Just curious 'cause both my boys (11 & 9) first shot a bow in Cub Scouts, then we got them a Genesis Bow.
How did you take it up?

When did you get your first rifle?

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#461102 - 10/22/07 03:01 PM Re: How many of you ... [Re: UpandAt'em]
Nimrod777
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Learned to shoot bows from a very awesome man in our church when I was 11 or 12. Got the fever to bowhunt by listening to his accounts of the woods. Never truly bowhunted until I moved to IL at the age of 27 and taught myself from magazines, trial and error. Did receive some more good shooting tips from another man, also a church member, just a different congregation.

Is it any wonder I chose a Biblical name, then? I think not.
Nimrod777

PS> Got my first rifle from a country yard sale, a .22 that weighed about 10 pounds. I think the stock may have been homemade; $25. But I really started shooting through the Jaycees Air Rifle Shooter Safety program.
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#498068 - 11/18/07 08:08 PM Re: How many of you ... [Re: ]
Buckblaster
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Registered: 10/04/06
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Dad and uncle taught me everything I know
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#501132 - 11/20/07 06:56 PM Re: How many of you ... [Re: Buckblaster]
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taught myself just this past year.a lot of trial and error and practice.
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#506407 - 11/25/07 02:46 PM Re: How many of you ... [Re: ]
smstone22
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Registered: 01/11/04
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From my Dad.
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#506408 - 11/25/07 02:49 PM Re: How many of you ... [Re: smstone22]
smstone22
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and first rimfire was at 4, first centerfire at 6.
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#559600 - 01/11/08 12:59 PM Re: How many of you ... [Re: smstone22]
RussellvilleRob
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Registered: 09/15/05
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I had to do it on my own. It took many years and alot of money to get that first kill. Hopefully my two boys will be able to say "dad taught me".
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#562038 - 01/13/08 04:49 PM Re: How many of you ... [Re: ]
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Bambi Killa
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My brother-in-law started me out bowhunting when I was 14.
He lost his freaking mind and now we hardly speak.
From the time I was 16 everything has been on my own.
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#562054 - 01/13/08 05:00 PM Re: How many of you ... [Re: UpandAt'em]
TN RDG RNR
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Around 25 years ago I was stationed at Minot AFB North Dakota with a guy from Missouri who helped me get started. Lost touch with him when I PCS to Guam but I still remember his name and I am thankful he took the time to help out a newbie.
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#598368 - 02/04/08 11:56 AM Re: How many of you ... [Re: TN RDG RNR]
Winchester
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I started shooting a bow when I was 11 and have basically learned from hard knocks, nobody else in the family owned a bow at the time!
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#603220 - 02/06/08 07:11 PM Re: How many of you ... [Re: RUGER]
lil-crittergtr
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Registered: 11/24/07
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From my Dad. Started shooting at age 10.
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#614328 - 02/14/08 12:16 PM Re: How many of you ... [Re: lil-crittergtr]
Been Huntin
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Registered: 07/02/04
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i had to buy my first rifle a ruger 270 on my 15 birthday. i tried to bow hunt with my dad but i didn't care to much for i preter pulling a trigger.lol
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#815919 - 07/10/08 07:17 PM Re: How many of you ... [Re: RUGER]
easy45
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I taught myself
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#834162 - 07/23/08 10:31 AM Re: How many of you ... [Re: RUGER]
CREEK BOTTOM
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Registered: 04/01/07
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on my own
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#835655 - 07/24/08 07:34 AM Re: How many of you ... [Re: CREEK BOTTOM]
Mathews Hunter
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I bought my first bow when I was about 21 or 22. I taught myself had to shoot it with a little help from the local bow shop. Got my first rifle as a gift from my dad when I was about 17. It was a Marlin 30-30 and I still have it. I taught myself to shoot it. I will take a deer or two with it this year.
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#874311 - 08/18/08 06:27 PM Re: How many of you ... [Re: ]
Kevin
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Registered: 09/25/07
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I learned with my dads old bow, but he had gotten out of bow hunting. So i had to teach myself. I didnt have an open layer target so i had to learn the hard way that broad heads dont fly like field tips. But once i got into archery he bout me a new bow, and himself a used bow also.

Since then he has developed multiple sclerosis in his legs, and cannot walk more than about 10 yards without having to stop. and he cant walk down inclines at all. Its been really tough on him from going to being able to do anything at 40, to not being able to walk around at 45. At least he can still crawl up in a boat and fish a few times a month.

That is when i am in town and can drive to the lake and go park the truck.
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#877843 - 08/20/08 01:53 PM Re: How many of you ... [Re: RUGER]
easy45
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my dad bought me a .243 when I was 14, I learned to shoot a bow and bow hunt on my own at age 15
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#899523 - 09/04/08 09:48 PM Re: How many of you ... [Re: ]
osduck5
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Registered: 12/31/06
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Bought a bow about 5 years ago and had a few lessons from the friendly folks at Eagle Wings. Then kept practicing and have killed 3 deer with it. It's not my bow shooting skills stopping me from taking deer with it, its the fact that when in a tee stand, I get some of the best sleep I have ever had! And yes, I do use the saftey harness!

Mom and Dad bought me a 410 shotgun when I was 12 and I did alot of rabbit and squirrel hunting with it. I didn't get into deer hunting untl I was about 34 or 35. No one in my family ever hunted deer!


Edited by osduck5 (09/04/08 09:49 PM)

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#1015019 - 11/06/08 02:41 PM Re: How many of you ... [Re: UpandAt'em]
hawghead
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Registered: 11/20/06
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Loc: COLLEGE GROVE,TN

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I started bowhunting at age 16 with my best friend.We taught ourselves how to bowhunt.We had already been deer hunting for many years prior to that.I took my first deer at age 8.I was given my first gun at age 7.My father gave me a single shot 20 ga.
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#1040862 - 11/19/08 08:41 PM Re: How many of you ... [Re: RUGER]
Buck_fever
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Registered: 11/18/06
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WELL IM 14 NOW. I GOT MY FIRST RIFLE WHEN I WAS 11 YEARS OLD. STARTED SHOOTING A LITTLE BOW WHEN I WAS ABOUT 7. BUT I COULDNT DRAW ENOUGH TO KILL A DEER UNTIL 2 YRS AGO.(45LBS) NOW I HAVE A DIAMOND-BOWTECH-REDHEAD KRONIK COMPOUND BOW
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#1064910 - 12/03/08 02:32 PM Re: How many of you ... [Re: Buck_fever]
NateUK
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Registered: 12/01/08
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Loc: Nashville, TN

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My dad taught me. I don't remember how old I was, but I was shooting archery when I was 10 or so. I bow hunted with him a good amount in middle school and high school. I never have killed a deer with a bow, but I killed several with a gun. My favorite trips were to a Ballard Youth hunt with my dad, granddad, and brother...and then a couple of trips to Sturgis with my dad and some of his hunting buddies. I wish Sturgis was still huntable to us. That place was and still is amazing.

I went off to college in 2000 and just didn't have the time or money to put into hunting any more. I'm really starting to get the fever again though and I plan on buying a bow here soon and plan for next season. I'm about two hours away from "home" but Fort Campbell and LBL are right in the middle of my dad and I so I can't wait to meet up with him a couple times next fall for some hunting.

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#1065208 - 12/03/08 05:42 PM Re: How many of you ... [Re: NateUK]
rem.30-06
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Im 15 and i started hunting when i was 5 with my dad and killed my first deer when i was 11 i was shooting a bow at age 5 and got my first fun at age 6 it was a .22 lr lever action now i use a remington 30-06 and have taken 2 deer this year a doe and a 9 pt but the buck i killed at age 11 scored 155 and it was an 8pt and the 9pt i killed this year scored 130 it was nice deer but the 8 was better good luck to all
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#1093209 - 12/19/08 07:24 PM Re: How many of you ... [Re: RUGER]
5T's
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Scouts, 9yrs old.
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#2181501 - 11/24/10 08:47 PM Re: How many of you ... [Re: RUGER]
ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER
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learned from my own as well
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#2429173 - 06/27/11 08:55 PM Re: How many of you ... [Re: UpandAt'em]
Boone 58
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Won my first 30-30 model 94 winchester selling magazines for the FFA at high school! i also won 3- 22's , a bowie knife, and a scrade double blade hunting knife to boot.....yes high school! sad we wouldnt even consider that today! man i am glad i got in under the radar!!!
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#2439591 - 07/08/11 09:14 PM Re: How many of you ... [Re: smstone22]
Brady
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 Originally Posted By: smstone22
and first rimfire was at 4, first centerfire at 6.


I feel like a loser now. My son didn't shoot a rimfire until he was 8. BB gun at 7.

He did kill a buck at 10 though. And in Florida too!

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#2440777 - 07/10/11 01:55 PM Re: How many of you ... [Re: RUGER]
easy45
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My dad didn't bowhunt, matter of fact no body around me did, I was just interested in it, got a bow for my birthday and have been hooked ever since
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#2628453 - 11/20/11 11:46 PM Re: How many of you ... [Re: UpandAt'em]
3006hollowpoint
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 Originally Posted By: UpandAt'em
Learned to Bow Hunt from your Dad? from a School PE class? from being in the National Archery in the Schools Program? or some other way? Just curious 'cause both my boys (11 & 9) first shot a bow in Cub Scouts, then we got them a Genesis Bow.
How did you take it up?

When did you get your first rifle?


Sorry, I tried archery, never stuck to me. But I got my first rifle Christmas of 2006 from my uncle Tom. My papaw (my dad's dad) bought a U.S. Model 1917 30-06 Eddystone for a $20 bill in 1963, and I inherited it. \:D
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