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Contributors to this thread:
Swampbuck 27-Aug-23
greg simon 27-Aug-23
pav 27-Aug-23
scentman 27-Aug-23
Jeff Durnell 27-Aug-23
Mpdh 27-Aug-23
Jaquomo 27-Aug-23
Rgiesey 27-Aug-23
HDE 27-Aug-23
badbull 27-Aug-23
Teeton 27-Aug-23
Tilzbow 27-Aug-23
t-roy 27-Aug-23
nchunter 27-Aug-23
Whocares 27-Aug-23
huntr4477 27-Aug-23
Basil 27-Aug-23
drycreek 27-Aug-23
2Wild Bill 27-Aug-23
Bowboy 27-Aug-23
Brian M. 27-Aug-23
Bowboy 27-Aug-23
Dale06 27-Aug-23
midwest 27-Aug-23
casekiska 27-Aug-23
Woods Walker 27-Aug-23
Corax_latrans 27-Aug-23
Beendare 27-Aug-23
TJS 27-Aug-23
Teeton 27-Aug-23
Zbone 27-Aug-23
Rgiesey 27-Aug-23
Bigdog 21 27-Aug-23
Kurt 27-Aug-23
Bigdog 21 27-Aug-23
Bigdog 21 27-Aug-23
Jaquomo 27-Aug-23
DanaC 28-Aug-23
keepemsharp 28-Aug-23
MQQSE 28-Aug-23
Zbone 28-Aug-23
bigbuck 28-Aug-23
deerhunter72 28-Aug-23
Bigdog 21 28-Aug-23
ahunter76 28-Aug-23
Ken Taylor 28-Aug-23
Woods Walker 28-Aug-23
Basil 28-Aug-23
TGbow 28-Aug-23
Woods Walker 28-Aug-23
Bigdog 21 28-Aug-23
TGbow 28-Aug-23
deerhunter72 28-Aug-23
priley 28-Aug-23
Bigdog 21 29-Aug-23
Whocares 29-Aug-23
Brotsky 29-Aug-23
Jim McNamara 29-Aug-23
Rut Nut 29-Aug-23
Mhg825 29-Aug-23
ahunter76 29-Aug-23
Old Bow 29-Aug-23
scentman 29-Aug-23
Kingntuff 29-Aug-23
Bou'bound 29-Aug-23
bluedog 29-Aug-23
DanaC 29-Aug-23
t-roy 29-Aug-23
Woods Walker 29-Aug-23
Woods Walker 29-Aug-23
Basil 29-Aug-23
scentman 29-Aug-23
Bigdog 21 29-Aug-23
Woods Walker 29-Aug-23
So467 30-Aug-23
ahunter76 30-Aug-23
tobywon 30-Aug-23
Lewis 31-Aug-23
Bigdog 21 31-Aug-23
Bigdog 21 31-Aug-23
Buffalo1 31-Aug-23
Buffalo1 31-Aug-23
Muleysareking 02-Sep-23
Buglemaster 02-Sep-23
TGbow 02-Sep-23
DanaC 02-Sep-23
Bigdog 21 02-Sep-23
RonP 02-Sep-23
Woods Walker 02-Sep-23
Supernaut 02-Sep-23
WV Mountaineer 02-Sep-23
WV Mountaineer 02-Sep-23
Screwball 03-Sep-23
RonP 03-Sep-23
Woods Walker 03-Sep-23
Billyvanness 03-Sep-23
Coyote 65 04-Sep-23
TheGreatWapiti 04-Sep-23
From: Swampbuck
27-Aug-23

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You keep this stuff around, ahhhh

From: greg simon
27-Aug-23
Those were my first broad heads!

From: pav
27-Aug-23
My first broadheads also. Those center rings were called "cam-lock" if I remember correctly? First time I ever changed blades on those was an adventure!

From: scentman
27-Aug-23
POTAWATOMI bow square!

From: Jeff Durnell
27-Aug-23
I used Wasp Cam Locs too. They were green before they were bronze colored. I still have some and still use that same bow square.

27-Aug-23
I still have some out in the barn somewhere

From: Mpdh
27-Aug-23
The broadheads were junk, the bow square is the one I still use. I shot a deer with the green 3 blades. At the spot the deer was standing, I found all 3 blades lying on the ground. Never found any sign of the deer.

From: Jaquomo
27-Aug-23
You know you're old when you carry an extra pair of underwear in your hunting pack...

From: Rgiesey
27-Aug-23
I knew this site still had value. Some real experts on here. Thanks Lou! Shot my first deer with wasp 4 blade in 1975. Was shooting 6 blades a couple years later and ran into an expert old guy in Ralph Mi who ridiculed me for my equipment. Didn’t bother me and I did manage to learn something. Try not to be an old eletist

From: HDE
27-Aug-23
Just like the old Satellite broadheads.

From: badbull
27-Aug-23
If you ever shot a Bodkin broadhead, you are old.

From: Teeton
27-Aug-23
I can't remember name of the broadhead I shot my first deer with. It was a recurve, cedar arrow, with a head that had a plastic body, very pointy tip and a replaceable bleeder. Then a lite green bear and then the orange wasp 3 blade, 130 cam lock. Kill a bunch of deer with them orange cam locks. The greens camlock came before the orange. I alway thought they were a good head. Killed my first elk with them and I still have that bow square.

From: Tilzbow
27-Aug-23
Based on the title I thought this thread would be about peeing at night.

From: t-roy
27-Aug-23
I can remember when the Ozonics first came out.

From: nchunter
27-Aug-23
I remember going into the original Barefoot archery in Charlotte and the walls were covered in Bear recurves.

From: Whocares
27-Aug-23
Hey I resemble that remark bad bull! First deer I ever shot was with a fiberglass 45# Bear recurve and cedar arrows with my personal crest painted on them. And...a bodkin broadhead. And first time bowhunting i might add. It was a doe.

From: huntr4477
27-Aug-23
Teeton, I think those were Hilbre Broadheads. I also used them back in the early 70s

From: Basil
27-Aug-23
Shot a buck with a 6 blade wasp. They flew terrible and fell apart easily. Hit him in the back ankle and no blades remained on the head.

From: drycreek
27-Aug-23
Damn Troy, you’bought ready for social security ?

From: 2Wild Bill
27-Aug-23
I just passed the Wasp factory today on RT6 CT. and wondered if they still make broadheads.

From: Bowboy
27-Aug-23
I still have some PSE Brute broad heads

From: Brian M.
27-Aug-23
My first bow kill was with a wasp cam loc. I still have the broad head. It's stuffed into the foreleg bone from that deer, intact.

From: Bowboy
27-Aug-23
I still have some PSE Brute broad heads

From: Dale06
27-Aug-23
How about Butterfield Brute BHs. They were pretty old school, but effective.

From: midwest
27-Aug-23

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killed my first deer with those Wasp Cam-Lok's as well. The orange one's.

From: casekiska
27-Aug-23
Butterfield Brute bhds were tough broadheads! I, like many others in WI, shot them for a while and thought highly of them. They were a bhd of a different day; kinda surprised to see them mentioned on this forum. If I remember correctly I believe PSE bought the name & manufacturing rights from Ray Butterfield and marketed them for a number of years after that.

From: Woods Walker
27-Aug-23
You know your old when…..

You go to Vegas and are approached by a lady of the night who tells you, "I'll do ANYTHING you want for $500."

And you respond with...."REALLY?? Great! Paint my house!!!"

27-Aug-23
Yeah. I haven’t used a bow square since this afternoon!

Potowatami is the one to have, IMO….

JMO, the Real way you know you’re getting up there is when the Doc tells you you’re dealing with something that you figured they’d have another 10-20 years to work on before you’d have to worry about it.

From: Beendare
27-Aug-23
You know you are old when you call people …….when you could’ve just texted.

From: TJS
27-Aug-23
You are old when you had to bear hug a tree to climb with the TSS plywood climbing treestand.

... when you had to rip the sleeve off your cotton sweatshirt to use to stop the bleeding from your Wasp broadhead cut finger.

From: Teeton
27-Aug-23

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Huntr4470, I just goggle that head. Yes thats them. Heres a snap shop of two on ebay.

From: Zbone
27-Aug-23
I killed a deer with those Hilbre broadheads back during the late 70's... Also killed a deer with a "Missile Spike" back then if anybody remembers them... Also shot Savora Sweptwings, Razorback 5 and 4s back in the day... I stayed away from the Satellites and Wasps, they were considered junk...

You know you're old when you can only make it halfway through a 30 target bowshoot course like me a couple weeks ago...

From: Rgiesey
27-Aug-23
I was just telling a kid today about getting to camp and trying to shoot the super hilbre broadheads and watching them corkscrew all over.

From: Bigdog 21
27-Aug-23
Gas was 0.05 a gallon

From: Kurt
27-Aug-23
First whitetail was with an OD green Bear Razorhead on a fiberglass arrow. First elk was with a green 6-blade Wasp. And I did have to get 5 stitches in my thumb off them the first day of elk season. 80 some year old Dr Durham was a WW1 medic earlier in life and didn’t use Nova-cane to deaden it. Hurt like an SOB after the nurse scrubbed the cut with iodine and Dr sewed it up!!! Throbbed for several days.

From: Bigdog 21
27-Aug-23
Driving without air conditioning to get home and sit in front of a fan in window. Lol

From: Bigdog 21
27-Aug-23
When bows didn't have wheels.

From: Jaquomo
27-Aug-23
I remember when the Wasps, Savoras, Satellites were a huge technological leap over what we were using. I still have a bunch of them, plus Bears and Zwickeys and bodkins in my archery drawer.

From: DanaC
28-Aug-23
Still have a couple of Razorback-5's in my kit. Killed my first deer with one back in umm, 1981, I think ;-) Have a few NAP Thunderheads too, that's a head that has stood 'the test of time'. Seen a thousand others come and go. Remember the one shaped like the space shuttle?

From: keepemsharp
28-Aug-23
Still shooting Zwickeys and Graflex shafts.

From: MQQSE
28-Aug-23
When you remember the day your grandmother bought you a recurve at a garage sale in the mid 70’s. You then promptly strung and toted it all over the farm totally amazed by its grace and power only to later have a friend string it properly which is when you see why it’s actually called a recurve.

From: Zbone
28-Aug-23

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Don't feel bad MQQSE, Hendrix did it too...8^)))

From: bigbuck
28-Aug-23
when you work all summer putting up hay to buy your $9 dollar a dozen of Fred Bear Cedar Shafts equipped with Bear Razor heads and Bleeder Blades You know you are getting long in the Tooth! I still have many of the shafts left , my wife ask when i am going to get ride of them,no appreciation.!!!

From: deerhunter72
28-Aug-23
You can see through your peep sight to see your pins and the target, but can't see where the arrow hits after you release. Got to get to the eye doctor before season starts.

From: Bigdog 21
28-Aug-23
Not seeing where the arrow hit is not as bad as not finding the arrow after the shot lol . Arrow tracer are lighted nocks.

From: ahunter76
28-Aug-23

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I've arrowed critters with them all & took my 1st Deer in 1958 with a MA3 blade with a wood arrow I fletched by using straight pins to put the feathers on. THEN with my paper route money I bought this awesome Fleetwood fletcher..

From: Ken Taylor
28-Aug-23
You know you're old when some of your hunting and fishing equipment shows up in collector books... published several years ago, LOL!

From: Woods Walker
28-Aug-23

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..You remember having these delivered to your door by the milk man!

And I GUARATEE you that it was NOT "low fat" milk!!!

From: Basil
28-Aug-23
My first deer was with a 45# fiberglass recurve package from the hardware store. Broadheads had plastic ferrules that looked similar to the Hilbre broadheads mentioned above. Had a foam quiver with no broadhead cover. Picked lots of night crawlers to afford that gem.

From: TGbow
28-Aug-23
You know you're old when you see vintage recurve bows for sale...then you realize you remember seeing those bows when they were brand new in the stores for sale

From: Woods Walker
28-Aug-23
How about when your first bow quiver had no hood for the arrow heads, and the broadheads were just sitting there exposed waiting for you to accidently touch them!

From: Bigdog 21
28-Aug-23
When A old bow cost more then a new one.

From: TGbow
28-Aug-23
Lou, I remember using the bow quivers with no hood. You could buy the clip on hood..lol

From: deerhunter72
28-Aug-23

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These have been in the same old tool box for at least 40 years. Idk what they are. I remember dad did like the savora heads when they came out and he used them for years. I grew up on Thunderhead 125’s.

From: priley
28-Aug-23
You know you are old when you sit in the bathtub and your nutts slowly float to the top

From: Bigdog 21
29-Aug-23
When you remember BR549

From: Whocares
29-Aug-23
Now that was real tv Bigdog!

From: Brotsky
29-Aug-23
I've been around long enough to remember when Bowsite had hunting threads!

From: Jim McNamara
29-Aug-23
When you read this thread and just smile at the recognitions! Just talking to my Mom Sunday about the milk wagon that was pulled by a horse. My first compound, Bear Blacktail Hunter and razor back 4's. Reading every hunting Magazine I could find and being up with my buddy all night waiting for our first bow hunt to start.

From: Rut Nut
29-Aug-23
DANG! You guys are OLD! ;-)

From: Mhg825
29-Aug-23
Woods Walker I was waiting for that one , dangerous for sure

From: ahunter76
29-Aug-23

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This.

From: Old Bow
29-Aug-23

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From: scentman
29-Aug-23
When you hit your keybfob to find your truck at the shopping lot!

From: Kingntuff
29-Aug-23
When blowing a tranny was a part of a automobile.

From: Bou'bound
29-Aug-23
You’d make a pilgrimage to grand ledge Michigan

From: bluedog
29-Aug-23
Knew I was old as soon as the cashier girls started calling me "Sir"

From: DanaC
29-Aug-23
...when going downhill hurts more than going uphill.

From: t-roy
29-Aug-23
I remember having to walk all the way across the room to change the channel on the black and white tv, and there were only 3 channels, 4 if you included PBS.

From: Woods Walker
29-Aug-23
And that was back when there was actually stuff worth watching on TV!

From: Woods Walker
29-Aug-23
I'm so old my high school had a rifle club. On the days that we'd meet and shoot, we'd actually bring our cased rifles to school and the principal kept them in his office until we started the meeting. And this was in suburban NEW JERSEY!!!!

From: Basil
29-Aug-23

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From: scentman
29-Aug-23
Basil and Kindnstuff tied for the win!

From: Bigdog 21
29-Aug-23
You carried a can of Snuff.

From: Woods Walker
29-Aug-23
Eating at McDonalds when burgers were .25 and there was no indoor seating.

From: So467
30-Aug-23
When the bowhunter discount warehouse catalog showed up and you would spend the next two weeks looking at it. Getting my dad to give up his Jennings four wheel bow for a Hoyt in the early 90’s

From: ahunter76
30-Aug-23
Buying gas for .25 cents a gallon & ordering $1,00 worth to the person who checked your oil, cleaned your windshield & pumped the gas.

From: tobywon
30-Aug-23
.......when going to bed is the same time you used to go out for the night....ugh

From: Lewis
31-Aug-23

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Remember reading this a lot when I was a kid wish these prices were still good lol Lewis

From: Bigdog 21
31-Aug-23
3 people could ride in the front seat of a car

From: Bigdog 21
31-Aug-23
I you used bias ply..

From: Buffalo1
31-Aug-23
Trying to find a penny for the coke machine because the price for coke increased to 6 cents

From: Buffalo1
31-Aug-23
Trying to find a penny for the coke machine because the price for coke increased to 6 cents

02-Sep-23
How many people remember Tom Terrific on TV on Sat mornings?........Mike

From: Buglemaster
02-Sep-23

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I just might shoot a buck with this one for old times sake. Sharpened up real nice.

From: TGbow
02-Sep-23
We arrived at school many a day with our guns in the gun rack of our trucks..too bad guns developed a mind and will of their own. We use to sit in the back of the class so we could spit our tobacco out the back window..lol Violence consisted of an occasional fist fight that usually ended with a bloody nose or 2.

From: DanaC
02-Sep-23

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Muleysareking, yup, Tom Terrific, with Mighty Manfred The Wonder Dog ;-)

From: Bigdog 21
02-Sep-23
Your gas tank was inches behind your back.

From: RonP
02-Sep-23
you turned on/off the high beams with your left foot.

you ordered tackle and gear through the mail, with a check inside the envelope, and waited a few weeks for your order to arrive.

From: Woods Walker
02-Sep-23
When I could make an 1800 mile trip in my VW for what it now costs me to fill up the gas tank in my truck HALFWAY!!!!

From: Supernaut
02-Sep-23

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Wasp broadheads killed this buck at 4 yards on the ground.

It was 1986, I was 14 years old and this was my first bow kill.

What a rush, I was hooked!

Where did that kid go? I guess he's still in here. I'm 51 and still love bow hunting!

02-Sep-23
When you get out of bed at 4:50 a.m. like I did this morning. And had no intentions of fishing or scouting for late September opening day. It’s just become a habit I reckon.

02-Sep-23
When you get out of bed at 4:50 a.m. like I did this morning. And had no intentions of fishing or scouting for late September opening day. It’s just become a habit I reckon.

From: Screwball
03-Sep-23
Butterfield Brutes, I was very surprised to this above guys. Ray was my shop teacher in Cornell, he passed from brain cancer many years ago. Heck of a shop teacher, guy got hired out of his classes at any tool and die shop. He made all sorts of hunting things , but his brutes were something. My brother helped him make 100's of them and still has a few. Some special ones he silver soldered, he has a couple of those also. Ray worked for PSE and developed the idea i,t ended messy as I recall. Heck of a head. In shop we made rope spike releases, rope on portable tree stands, he started us all on tree stand hunting around here. Your final shop project was to build a full sized wood splitter.

From: RonP
03-Sep-23
"When you get out of bed at 4:50 a.m. like I did this morning. And had no intentions of fishing or scouting for late September opening day. It’s just become a habit I reckon."

i can relate. my internal clock wakes me at 3AM.

you know you are old if you remember purchasing a rear-wheel-drive pontiac or plymouth.

From: Woods Walker
03-Sep-23
I remember when you could open up the hood of your pickup to do some work on the engine, and you could SIT ON THE WHEELWELL with your feet inside because there was so much room!

Today, you have to take half the ****ing engine out to change the oil.....and don't even THINK about changing a sparkplug!!

Of course that was back in the day when you didn't need a degree in computer technology or 10K in tools to do basic vehicle maintenance.

03-Sep-23
You can only find a hardwood tree like an elm in a new, hot looking area. You say screw it, put the Baker climber on the tree…hustle up15-20 feet then the moment when you start to reach down and pull the bungees off your heels. That was a pucker factor episode. Love these old broadhead pics

From: Coyote 65
04-Sep-23
When your dad ordered a new rifle and when the mailman delivered it and you got his hand me down a 1903 Springfield 30-06. Still with the ladder sight with graduations out to 1000 yards.

Terry

04-Sep-23

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How about when you're still rocking the same release you bought in 1986. I've looked ònline....wish I could find a backup!

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