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Contributors to this thread:
Thornton 08-Feb-19
Thornton 08-Feb-19
leftee 08-Feb-19
Scoot 08-Feb-19
JohnMC 08-Feb-19
casekiska 08-Feb-19
Bou'bound 08-Feb-19
BOWUNTR 08-Feb-19
PoudreCanyon 08-Feb-19
cnelk 08-Feb-19
cnelk 08-Feb-19
Zbone 08-Feb-19
Shug 08-Feb-19
altitude sick 08-Feb-19
ahunter76 08-Feb-19
HUNT MAN 08-Feb-19
Wapitidung 09-Feb-19
midwest 09-Feb-19
Charlie Rehor 09-Feb-19
White Falcon 09-Feb-19
Rob in VT 09-Feb-19
bowonly 09-Feb-19
Kurt 09-Feb-19
Zbone 09-Feb-19
GLP 09-Feb-19
Ron Niziolek 09-Feb-19
Dirty D 09-Feb-19
Rocky D 09-Feb-19
BigOk 10-Feb-19
hntnfool 11-Feb-19
Dutchd 11-Feb-19
APauls 11-Feb-19
StickFlicker 11-Feb-19
TD 11-Feb-19
rallison 11-Feb-19
Stoneman 11-Feb-19
jmiller 11-Feb-19
Shug 12-Feb-19
Treeline 14-Feb-19
Treeline 14-Feb-19
Gulch man 15-Feb-19
Fuzzy 15-Feb-19
Fuzzy 15-Feb-19
Gulch man 15-Feb-19
Paul@thefort 15-Feb-19
From: Thornton
08-Feb-19
I was going through old pictures because my dad isn't doing too good, and discovered this one. Probably 1988? Fred Bear compound that spontaneously shattered in the sunlight while laying in my Dad's truck seat one cold February day. The store replaced it and I eventually gave it to my young nephew years later. Needless to say, those heavy aluminum arrows didn't shoot very far.

From: Thornton
08-Feb-19

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From: leftee
08-Feb-19

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1957.

From: Scoot
08-Feb-19
No idea where mine would be, but he's Ryan's first ever shot of a suction cup arrow with a bow.

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From: JohnMC
08-Feb-19

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I don’t know about first picture with bow but this is my second bow kill. I think I was either 16 or 17. Pearson spoiler. I still shoot carp with that bow. My first truck a 1981 Jeep J-10. Should be 1993 or 1994

Better cameras then too. All the new one make by hair look gray.

From: casekiska
08-Feb-19

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This photo taken about 1947 or '48 in Virginia. My sister, my dog, and I with probably my first bow,...made by my dad. I was 4 - 5 years old.

From: Bou'bound
08-Feb-19

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From: BOWUNTR
08-Feb-19

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My first deer, 1986. Ed F

From: PoudreCanyon
08-Feb-19

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Earliest one I could find - my 2nd bow kill, near Seymour, WI circa 1986. Shooting fingers with a PSE Polaris express @ 50 pounds, Easton gamegetter 2117’s and 90 grain Kolpin twister broadheads. Still remember it like it was yesterday...

From: cnelk
08-Feb-19

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Me and my dad - 1968

From: cnelk
08-Feb-19

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My first bow kill - 1978?

From: Zbone
08-Feb-19

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Around 67 or 68...

From: Shug
08-Feb-19

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I wish I still had the photo I’m thinking of .... It was 1981/82 I was standing on a cliff in Jersey city New Jersey with my bear T/D limb resting on my toe . I was looking out over the train tracks that ran into NYC and out in front of me were the Twin Towers... In hind sight I wish I had made an attempt to keep that picture... imagine this photo with The World Trade Center out in the distance.

08-Feb-19
Those old pics are great to look at. Mine from the 60s are at my moms. Great thread.

From: ahunter76
08-Feb-19

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My 1st Deer Oct 4th 1958 & Illinois 2nd ever Deer Season. 45# 64" Eddings Recurve.

From: HUNT MAN
08-Feb-19

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Been hooked for as long as I can remember ! Hunt

From: Wapitidung
09-Feb-19

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A few years ago.
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A few years ago.

From: midwest
09-Feb-19

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Haha....HUNT still makes that same face!

Me and a Jennings Forked Lightning.....1983. Remember every single detail...

09-Feb-19

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1957. Youth tag:). Spot and Stalk, DIY, Public land. Ha!!

From: White Falcon
09-Feb-19
They didn't have cameras when I started.

From: Rob in VT
09-Feb-19

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Me on the right. Probably 18 or 19 years old.

From: bowonly
09-Feb-19

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Probably 1957 or 1958 getting instruction on the bow from a man at Santa Fe plaza, New Mexico

From: Kurt
09-Feb-19
Bowonly, Another bowhunter indoctrinated by Ishi...after he put on a few pounds. Great photo!

From: Zbone
09-Feb-19
Hey Charlie, they're suppose to take a picture before you start skinning them...8^)

From: GLP
09-Feb-19

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Was taken in 56 or 57
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Was taken in 56 or 57

From: Ron Niziolek
09-Feb-19
Great pics. Hunts is too funny!

From: Dirty D
09-Feb-19

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1st grouse

From: Rocky D
09-Feb-19
Hunt that doesn’t look like a Georgia buck.

From: BigOk
10-Feb-19

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I have no pics of me but here's one of my daughter.

From: hntnfool
11-Feb-19

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Family at a bow shoot
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Family at a bow shoot

From: Dutchd
11-Feb-19

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I was late to the party. Just a few years ago. My first mule deer.
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I was late to the party. Just a few years ago. My first mule deer.

From: APauls
11-Feb-19
Better late than never Dutch! You made up for lost time with that mulie!!

From: StickFlicker
11-Feb-19

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My first big game taken with a bow, a small mule deer buck and javelina. I took them about 15 minutes apart using the same arrow, by accident. That hunt was the subject of the first outdoor article I ever had published.

From: TD
11-Feb-19
Shucks...... I forgot which cave it was in........

From: rallison
11-Feb-19

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Don't have any of myself, but my son started around age 5...give or take.

From: Stoneman
11-Feb-19

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first bow kill
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first bow kill

From: jmiller
11-Feb-19

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13 pound carp, trophy to a 10 year old
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13 pound carp, trophy to a 10 year old
First bow kill. A cottontail rabbit on the home farm when I was 12 years old. 1994

From: Shug
12-Feb-19

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My bow is tied to a string at the bottom of the tree....I hope

From: Treeline
14-Feb-19

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This is my boy helping me elk hunt. I do remember him telling me to "Shoot him Dad!" as the big 6x7 was about 20 yards out but still in the willows with no shot... Needless to say, he did not get to help me pack that bull out:-(

I know I have some pictures from at least a couple of years earlier of him with a bow in hand but can't seem to find them on this computer.

I know that my mom has a picture of me at about 4 or 5 standing beside her with a bow in my hand. A bit of a ways away to get it though.

From: Treeline
14-Feb-19

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The wife getting the grandson lined up!
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The wife getting the grandson lined up!
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Got a few in the pig!
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Got a few in the pig!
We created another monster with this one!

From: Gulch man
15-Feb-19

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Picture taken about 1952. I am on the leftfollowed by grandpa, mom, and father

From: Fuzzy
15-Feb-19

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From: Fuzzy
15-Feb-19

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here you go gulchman, I flipped your pic

From: Gulch man
15-Feb-19
Thank you, Fuzzy

From: Paul@thefort
15-Feb-19

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My first bow was for shooting carp from the Lake Erie marches in the 1950s but it was not until 1962 I killed my first deer while stationed in the Air Force in the UP of Michigan.

Fred Bear was on TV on the American Sportsman Show and those bow hunts really got a lot of us fired up to bow hunt. Notice the Broad Heads not in a protected quiver. Not much was know about bow hunting and we picked up a lot along the way. My best, Paul

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