Pope & Young Reno
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jstephens61 16-Apr-21
midwest 16-Apr-21
JTreeman 16-Apr-21
Huntcell 16-Apr-21
Lady Bowhunter 16-Apr-21
Ken Moody Safaris 16-Apr-21
Adrenaline Russ 16-Apr-21
IdyllwildArcher 16-Apr-21
dakotahunter 16-Apr-21
yeager 16-Apr-21
BOWUNTR 16-Apr-21
Drnaln 16-Apr-21
t-roy 16-Apr-21
steff 16-Apr-21
Scoot 16-Apr-21
Shug 16-Apr-21
Treeline 16-Apr-21
Treeline 16-Apr-21
Ned mobile 16-Apr-21
BULELK1 17-Apr-21
Eric Vaillancourt 18-Apr-21
IdyllwildArcher 18-Apr-21
Shug 18-Apr-21
Tilzbow 18-Apr-21
jstephens61 18-Apr-21
wyliecoyote 19-Apr-21
bowhunter1 19-Apr-21
Tilzbow 20-Apr-21
Zim 20-Apr-21
EmbryOklahoma 20-Apr-21
Brotsky 20-Apr-21
Zim 20-Apr-21
BOWUNTR 20-Apr-21
bowhunter1 20-Apr-21
Tilzbow 20-Apr-21
Brotsky 20-Apr-21
'Ike' (Phone) 20-Apr-21
t-roy 20-Apr-21
Nick Muche 20-Apr-21
BOWUNTR 22-Apr-21
Buffalo1 22-Apr-21
Quinn @work 22-Apr-21
Ron Niziolek 23-Apr-21
t-roy 23-Apr-21
Matt Palmquist 24-Apr-21
BULELK1 24-Apr-21
milnrick 03-May-21
DEMO-Bowhunter 03-May-21
Treeline 03-May-21
Shug 03-May-21
t-roy 03-May-21
Shug 03-May-21
Tilzbow 04-May-21
Tilzbow 04-May-21
Mad Trapper 04-May-21
Zackman 04-May-21
Mad Trapper 04-May-21
JSW 04-May-21
speedgoat 08-May-21
mountainman 08-May-21
Frank Noska 09-May-21
jstephens61 09-May-21
BOHNTR 09-May-21
deerhaven 10-May-21
Matt Palmquist 11-Jun-21
KB 11-Jun-21
EmbryOklahoma 11-Jun-21
milnrick 11-Jun-21
Matt Palmquist 11-Jun-21
Jason Stafford 11-Jun-21
DEMO-Bowhunter 11-Jun-21
Adrenaline Russ 11-Jun-21
Scoot 11-Jun-21
Brotsky 11-Jun-21
StickFlicker 13-Jun-21
Adrenaline Russ 14-Jun-21
iceman 14-Jun-21
Nick Muche 15-Jun-21
Jason Stafford 15-Jun-21
kota-man 15-Jun-21
KB 15-Jun-21
t-roy 15-Jun-21
t-roy 15-Jun-21
sitO 15-Jun-21
'Ike' (Phone) 15-Jun-21
Zackman 15-Jun-21
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Brotsky 17-Jun-21
pav 17-Jun-21
BOHNTR 17-Jun-21
JTreeman 17-Jun-21
From: jstephens61
16-Apr-21
Is it to early to ask, who’s going? I signed up a couple weeks ago. Heard that they might be canceling the 3D shoot. Should be a great time no matter.

From: midwest
16-Apr-21
Was really looking forward to this one but can't make the new dates. :-(

From: JTreeman
16-Apr-21
I’m still undecided. Tight schedule in July for me too.

—Jim

From: Huntcell
16-Apr-21
does reno have the same policy as Las Vegas? " what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas???

oh! asking for a friend.

16-Apr-21
Rick and I are going. I’m curious to see where my black bear ended up after panel scoring.

16-Apr-21
As a sponsor, we really wanted to attend but we’ll be in Africa working. We do have a hunt or two on auction there so if you’re going, check them out.

16-Apr-21
As long as the border is open, I plan on being there in the outfitter section.

16-Apr-21
I'm planning on going.

From: dakotahunter
16-Apr-21
Had planned on making this my first one but when it was moved from April to July I already had other commitments.

From: yeager
16-Apr-21
Was really looking forward to going with three of my friends and our wives, but when it was moved to July, my wife and I will be in South Africa. That trip was pushed back from last year due to the pandemic.

From: BOWUNTR
16-Apr-21
I wouldn't miss it... Ed F

From: Drnaln
16-Apr-21
I hope to go but not sure yet. I have a couple elk there & at least have to go pick them up on Sunday.

From: t-roy
16-Apr-21
Was really looking forward to going this spring, but unfortunately, I’m not going to be able to make the July date work.

From: steff
16-Apr-21
Wife and I will be there. Looking forward to it.

From: Scoot
16-Apr-21
I was seriously kicking around the idea of going, but can't swing the new dates. I would really like to shake hands and BS with a lot of the folks who I have had the pleasure of interacting with and learning from on this site.

From: Shug
16-Apr-21
Already booked

From: Treeline
16-Apr-21
I’m booked. Might need to check if I got a hotel room though...

Looking forward to it!

From: Treeline
16-Apr-21
Got that done. Now need to figure out driving or flying...

16-Apr-21
I m goin

From: BULELK1
17-Apr-21
Any word on any Bowsite meet and greet night?

Good luck, Robb

18-Apr-21
Reno has to be the worst place possible to hold the event. It is a nightmare to get there from the East Coast. It takes a full day of travel each day to get there. I likely won’t go just because of the location.

18-Apr-21
It's a beautiful location with a lot of nearby amenities. Wives don't want to go to the midwest. They want to go to Phoenix and Reno.

From: Shug
18-Apr-21
Eric I was there this spring for panel measuring. Connecting flights and layover was 8 hours flying from NJ... Far from a full day.

From: Tilzbow
18-Apr-21
I live in Reno, use to travel a ton for business and I can validate it’s a bitch to get to some cities on the east coast. That said there are some tricks I’ve learned regarding connections that won’t show up on 95% of the travel sites.

From: jstephens61
18-Apr-21
Glad I’m taking the camper.

From: wyliecoyote
19-Apr-21
I am going....a simple 2 hour drive over the Sierras for me...FYI: You will have Scheels, Cabelas and Sportsman's Warehouse all close by the Reno-Sparks area !!

Joe

From: bowhunter1
19-Apr-21
I am going , just bought a house outside of reno

From: Tilzbow
20-Apr-21
Scheels is minutes away from where P&Y is being held. Sportsman’s and Cabelas aren’t worthy of visiting anymore IMO...

If you don’t rent a car and spend an afternoon at Lake Tahoe you’re missing out. Better yet would be a Bowsite meet and greet on the patio of Garwoods with several pitchers of Wet Woodies and burgers or alternatively a bunch of orders of fried zucchini, burgers and beers on the patio at Sunnsyside.

From: Zim
20-Apr-21
I’ll definitely be passing on this one. The wife and I spent two weeks there last fall for hunts in Southern Oregon. Reno is fast becoming a sanctuary city with homeless everywhere. Converting to a blue state. They were sleeping in any shady spots off the public walks around our Peppermill Resort much less the once grand Truckee River Walk. Don’t know what hotel they picked, but you best stay on the grounds.

20-Apr-21
Damn, Tilzbow, gonna talk me into going! Dang!

From: Brotsky
20-Apr-21
Reno's an awesome town, don't let Zim discourage you guys too much. I visit there multiple times per year most years for work and I've only been almost shot once. There's a Sierra Trading Post in Reno, great opportunity to get some good gear very cheap in addition to the others mentioned above. They have REI as well. Did I also mention that there is an In-n-Out Burger right across the street from the hotel? Animal style! :)

From: Zim
20-Apr-21
Not discouraging anyone, just stating facts. It’s not like this is a big secret. You can Google many articles snd comments about folks who returned recently and were shocked to see the change. We stayed inside the Peppermill compound for the most part are had a good time. Stopped at Truckee River Walk but departed promptly! ~70% homeless there. The old downtown.......I refused to let my wife get out of our truck. Narrowly missed a drug/drunk who stumbled in front of my vehicle at full speed. Yikes. We did not go to Sparks. Maybe that is OK?

From: BOWUNTR
20-Apr-21
Visit any big city out west... homeless is part of the forgotten enabled culture... unfortunately. I bought my tickets, deciding on whether to sleep with the homeless or get a hotel. Ed F

From: bowhunter1
20-Apr-21
Reno is awsome for the sportsman , I bought a house in Spanish springs about 20 minutes out and it is beautiful there , Reno is good to go see plays and concerts plus every month before COVID hit , they have something on the weekend there like chili cookouts , hot August’s nights , My boys grew up in Huntington Beach ca and now they live up there and said they will never be back ,

From: Tilzbow
20-Apr-21
Downtown and the casinos lost their appeal to me years ago and that had nothing to do with the homeless. I can’t imagine spending a few days inside a casino resort. Since I no longer frequent downtown or the casinos I can’t comment on the state of that area at night but BOWUNTER’s post is spot on and Reno isn’t even in the top 25 cities in the US as far as homelessness and it’s outside of the top 100 for crime.

As far as Sparks, where the convention is located, it’s an okay little area and I’d recommend Great Basin Brewery and BJ’s Barbecue, both of which are within walking distance of The Nugget. There’s also an outdoor music venue that might have a show scheduled at the same time as the convention.

As previously mentioned, Lake Tahoe is a short drive away has spectacular views and patio dining and Squaw Valley is another worthy day trip. Then there are unlimited day hikes in the Sierras both around Lake Tahoe and Lakes Basin near the little town of Sierra City.

Drive east of Sparks a few minutes and you should be able to find the Desert Bighorn Sheep that roam the desert hills south of I80.

The Midtown area between downtown Reno and The Peppermill has several excellent restaurants and bars. Then there’s the breweries and distilleries including The Depot and Record Street Brewing along with a host of others throughout the area. Add in the uniqueness of NV’s Basque dining and the Picon punch served along with several really good local Mexican restaurants and there’s plenty to choose from of you’re willing to step out of the casino resort.

If anyone is looking for specific recommendations feel free to drop me a PM.

From: Brotsky
20-Apr-21
Tilz, +1 on the Basque dining. I'm a huge fan of Louis! What a fun experience and the food is great, I wouldn't miss it!

20-Apr-21
The Depot for sure, where we had the ChukarChasers Dinner a couple years ago...Well worth it!

From: t-roy
20-Apr-21
Ed......if your motel room is close to Zack’s, I’d go with your first choice.....

From: Nick Muche
20-Apr-21
Haha!

From: BOWUNTR
22-Apr-21
I will take that risk... last convention I got flashed by two chicks in the elevator... I suspect this convention will top that. Ed F

From: Buffalo1
22-Apr-21
Ed,

After getting flashed by two chicks in the elevator- what did you do? They were probably just doing an icebreaker. Were you speechless?

We need more information on this incident. This matter may require that the Bowsite Ethics Committee conduct an investigation !!

From: Quinn @work
22-Apr-21
Zim you probably should stay away from Denver too as they have a lot of homeless there and the mayor just welcomes it.

If I didn’t have plans already Reno/Sparks sounds like a great venue.

From: Ron Niziolek
23-Apr-21
After Ed got done clutching his chest in surprise, he was unable to run the ladies down. :)

From: t-roy
23-Apr-21
Good thing he wasn’t trying to clutch their chests!

24-Apr-21
Booze and boobs? Guessing I'll be there;)

From: BULELK1
24-Apr-21
When I go to the Sheep Show, normal years in early winter, I like to stay in an Airbnb along Lake Tahoe and then drive up and over into Reno.

I've look into one for the P&Y dates but man in the summer rate$ are way up there!

Good luck, Robb

From: milnrick
03-May-21
Millie and I are booked for the convention and are hoping we get to meet some Bowsiters during that time.

03-May-21
Wife and I are registered, flights booked and a hotel room in a different tower than Zack.

From: Treeline
03-May-21
Looks like P&Y is offering a lower rate (after I paid rack-rate, of course!) and a chance to get a free room... Heck of a deal for someone!

From: Shug
03-May-21
Anyone doing the 3D shoot?

From: t-roy
03-May-21
Shug......any truth to the rumor you’re donating a brand new RTIC (or equivalent) cooler to the winner of the 3D shoot?!!

From: Shug
03-May-21
Not exactly Troy

From: Tilzbow
04-May-21
I’m pretty sure the 3D shoot took place during the originally scheduled weekend last month. I didn’t attend but I’m told it was very poorly done.

I don’t see any shoots on the Silver Arrow Bowmen calendar or NBHA calendar for that weekend. That said if there is a shoot I’ll be there.

Edit: The P&Y shoot did take place in April. However, there is the annual Bowhunter Challenge 3D shoot at the Silver Arrow Bowmen club range on July 17th.

From: Tilzbow
04-May-21

Tilzbow's Link
See link for shoot information. Past and future.

From: Mad Trapper
04-May-21
What tower is Zack in? I want to make sure that I am in the other one ;^)

From: Zackman
04-May-21
Joke is on all of you. I have a room in every tower!

From: Mad Trapper
04-May-21
Smooth.

From: JSW
04-May-21
It's sad that a number of you can't make it this year. This is shaping up to be one of the best ever.

I'll be there and look forward to spending more time socializing than the past 6 years. See you there.

From: speedgoat
08-May-21
Just booked. Will be my first one. I’m lucky to have family to stay with.

From: mountainman
08-May-21
The wife and I will be there.

From: Frank Noska
09-May-21
I wouldn’t miss a P&Y Convention! Best Bowhunter gatherings of all time. Frank

From: jstephens61
09-May-21
I’m going to try out the SAB shoot on Saturday if anyone needs a ride.

From: BOHNTR
09-May-21
Going to be a good time!

From: deerhaven
10-May-21
We will be there. Going to be fun!

11-Jun-21
I couldn't find this thread in the first 200 posts and my phone wouldn't bring up page 3, so google to the rescue!

Who is excited for Reno?! Better question, who is training for Reno???

From: KB
11-Jun-21
Based on your snaps tonight I’d say you’re closing in on the equivalent of “sheep shape” for convention going. Just watch out for those tree seeds!

11-Jun-21
Tree seeds!! Dang ner killed him in the big D. ;)

From: milnrick
11-Jun-21
Here's a question for those who'll be in Reno (since it'll be our first).

Will there be a BOWSITE meet and greet? If so, Millie and I will bring K114 for anyone to look at and make an entry into the journal.

Let me know.

Thanks

11-Jun-21
Just a light 'run' last night KB;) Golf tournament Sunday should be a good test!

In all seriousness, I look forward to seeing everyone in a few weeks!! It will be a great time I'm sure!

Haven't heard if there are plans for a bowsite event but would guess they are in the works!

11-Jun-21
Thank goodness Palmquist is ramping up his training regiment.

11-Jun-21
I apparently need to up my game to keep up with the rest of the guys at my table...

Going to be a great time! Looking forward to it!

11-Jun-21
Still hoping the border opens in time! I'll have a booth in the outfitter section, just may not be able to get to it!! Fingers crossed something gets announced soon.

From: Scoot
11-Jun-21
Have a wonderful time, fellas! I'll be joining in one of these years...

From: Brotsky
11-Jun-21
Russ, just get to Mexico, from there it's smooth sailing :)

From: StickFlicker
13-Jun-21

StickFlicker's Link
Russ, the news is reporting a possible opening beginning on June, 22. See the link.

14-Jun-21
We'll wait and see what happens later in June. Manitoba is probably the worst spot on the continent right now. Even if the borders open, it sounds like only double vaccinated people will avoid the 14 day quarantine upon return. As much as I want to be at the convention, burning 3 weeks of holidays would be tough to justify!

From: iceman
14-Jun-21
Bummed I can't make this one.

From: Nick Muche
15-Jun-21
We are excited for this one, should be fun. Looking forward to it all, especially the Bowsite meet and greet!

15-Jun-21
That’s always such a great event Nick. I can’t wait either.

From: kota-man
15-Jun-21
The Bowsite Meet and Greet is my favorite event at P&Y by far…

From: KB
15-Jun-21
How is Zack going to up his game this year? I’m thinking a tattoo.

From: t-roy
15-Jun-21
I heard he’s thinking of doing a “boat” yoga class, for one of the seminars.

From: t-roy
15-Jun-21

t-roy's embedded Photo
t-roy's embedded Photo
Pretty inspiring stuff!….

From: sitO
15-Jun-21
Lend him your chaps Kaleb

15-Jun-21
Namaste...

From: Zackman
15-Jun-21
KB,

I’m bringing sharpies for the first person to pass out in my room

17-Jun-21
T-Roy, Zack slept like that on our trip as well! He said he was just helping the first mate make sure the boat didn't move far when the anchor line broke!?

17-Jun-21
It's looking increasingly like I won't be able to make it. We just don't have any coverage at work. I was hoping to even just make it for Saturday night, but it's a day up and a day back. I'm bummed. Arizona was my first and I haven't missed since and I really look forward to the conferences.

From: Brotsky
17-Jun-21
Ugh..going to hurt missing this one. Familial duty calls however. Going to be a great convention, you guys will have a blast. The facility is great and In-n-Out is less than a 5 minute walk from the hotel :)

From: pav
17-Jun-21
Haven't missed since Dallas, but not looking good here either. Should know for sure early next week.

From: BOHNTR
17-Jun-21
Make it happen, Paul!

From: JTreeman
17-Jun-21
Same as PAV, been to all since Dallas, but just not gonna happen this year for me either. July just isn’t a good month for me.

—Jim

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