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Old 07-02-2011, 09:37 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Do your research, then build a 14th century replica of an English Longbow. It may take several attempts and many, many hours to build a successful one. Also build some ash arrows to suit. They must be matched closely in straightness, spine, and weight, and must be meticulously sharpended. Head out on a wet and windy day (ideally) to prime wildlife habitat, of which you have secured permission. Begin a blind stalk, moving slowly (150 yds/hr is good), and looking for any sign of your quarry...an ear flick, a tail twitch. Spot your quarry and begin your stalk, moving around its position, the wind, and the rain. Stay low and in the shadows. Close the gap to 15 yds. Draw your bow with its 725 grain arrow. Take aim on your quarry's heart and lungs. Release your arrow. Collect your prey. Enjoy backstraps, steaks, ribs, roasts, sausage, and jerky, for the year to come. Save the sinew and render the hide for future bows and arrows. Repeat annually. Note this does not come easily and persitance is mandatory. Gun hunters and modern archers may not understand these primitive ways (and tofu-ers of course will wail until the last soy bean), but organic meat is best secured with organic measures.

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Old 07-02-2011, 10:02 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I can't help but be impressed at a) that post and the relation to this thread and b) that picture/shot. nice job
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Old 07-02-2011, 10:44 PM   #13 (permalink)
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No problem. Just spreadin' the word of the anti-sheep.

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Old 07-02-2011, 11:18 PM   #14 (permalink)
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We did an Alaskan hunt several years back. We saw several bears, but didn't carry the camp gun until the last day when our opportunity looked dismal. My best photo opp of a grizzly occurred when my pilot cirled one at treetop level. Unfortunately, I took a perfect photo of a wing strut covering the bear! We had 45 caribou within bow range on the first day, but Alaskan law prohibits shooting an animal on the same day as fly-in. Dumb law that applies univerally to gun and bowhunters, but we of course adhered. We only saw small bands only afterwards. C'est la vie. Some pics from our 8-day drop-off, 90 miles from no-where...(and I mean not a road, camp, village, nor sole around.)
Landing. I flew in on a Stinson; the oldest one in existance with a commercial flying license. It didn't want to start...warming feeling. My buddies flew in on Supercubs. One lost oil pressure over Lake Clark and had to return to the outpost on fumes, stalling upon landing. A few hours later, we "Mulchatna Marauders" all arrived safely in the Mulchatna drainage basin. Throw in some impassable forest fire smog and fog that reduced visiblility to near zero and had our pilots weaving through mountain passes by memory and GPS...Talk about an adventure!!!

Not much cover here. Mostly bare rock/lychen mountains with tundra bottomlands and alder/pine thickets.

Spotting for caribou, 1 mile + jogging range. Mulchatna River 5 miles in the background. Wooden stickbow at the ready to move on anything.

Coaxing a bull to within 50 yds, but not close enough for stickbow range.

Stalking a one-horned cow, but ran out of cover. This came on the heels of running a mile after the bull. Excitement, yes!

My best attempt was a one-mile+ wind sprint on bull, but failed to connect. Here we are...selfbow, longbow, and recurve guys. All anxious to do it again someday. The sheer expansiveness and awe is what struck me the most on the trip.

Well, you did ask about stalking....

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Old 07-03-2011, 06:07 PM   #15 (permalink)
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lets get this thread back to something more snowboarder http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4seSMPXtwZ0

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No lets keep it about stalking and being creepy pervs! So what are you wearing?
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4inch heels, a pink seethru thong and a neck brace.

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