Sitka Mountain Gear
A Dedicated Arrow for one of our Friends
Pennsylvania
Contributors to this thread:
bill v 01-Oct-17
bill v 01-Oct-17
RC 01-Oct-17
BSKED (mobile) 01-Oct-17
DCNOE 01-Oct-17
DaleHajas 01-Oct-17
horsethief51 01-Oct-17
Smoke 01-Oct-17
Stekewood 01-Oct-17
Hoyter2804 01-Oct-17
BSKED (mobile) 01-Oct-17
Huntinggal2009 01-Oct-17
BOWJO 01-Oct-17
Rut Nut 02-Oct-17
Bob McArthur 02-Oct-17
Stekewood 02-Oct-17
Hoyter2804 04-Oct-17
Rut Nut 04-Oct-17
BSKED (mobile) 04-Oct-17
Rut Nut 04-Oct-17
BSKED (mobile) 05-Oct-17
Rut Nut 05-Oct-17
Rut Nut 06-Oct-17
BSKED (mobile) 07-Oct-17
BSKED (mobile) 10-Oct-17
Bob McArthur 11-Oct-17
Bob McArthur 11-Oct-17
BSKED (mobile) 11-Oct-17
Stekewood 11-Oct-17
Rut Nut 12-Oct-17
BSKED (mobile) 12-Oct-17
BSKED (mobile) 12-Oct-17
Rut Nut 12-Oct-17
Cougar 13-Oct-17
Rut Nut 13-Oct-17
BSKED (mobile) 14-Oct-17
PAbowhunter1064 14-Oct-17
BSKED (mobile) 14-Oct-17
PAbowhunter1064 15-Oct-17
Smoke 17-Oct-17
Rut Nut 18-Oct-17
BSKED (mobile) 18-Oct-17
Bob McArthur 19-Oct-17
BSKED (mobile) 22-Oct-17
Rut Nut 22-Oct-17
Hoyter2804 22-Oct-17
BSKED (mobile) 23-Oct-17
Hoyter2804 23-Oct-17
bill v 23-Oct-17
Teeton 24-Oct-17
Bob McArthur 24-Oct-17
Cougar 24-Oct-17
Smoke 01-Nov-17
Rut Nut 01-Nov-17
horsethief51 01-Nov-17
Rut Nut 04-Nov-17
BSKED (mobile) 04-Nov-17
Rut Nut 04-Nov-17
BSKED (mobile) 04-Nov-17
BSKED (mobile) 04-Nov-17
BSKED (mobile) 04-Nov-17
BSKED (mobile) 04-Nov-17
bill v 05-Nov-17
Stekewood 05-Nov-17
Hoyter2804 12-Nov-17
Hoyter2804 12-Nov-17
BSKED (mobile) 07-Jan-18
RC 07-Jan-18
Stekewood 07-Jan-18
Rut Nut 08-Jan-18
From: bill v
01-Oct-17

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I now have an arrow marked up for Hank Barella. I spoke to Gene last night, him and Ella went up a Sat with him. it doesn't sound like he'll be hunting with us much longer. well, he's hunting with me today. I'll use this arrow until it's destroyed or lost. this one is for you buddy!

From: bill v
01-Oct-17

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well, that didn't take long! one down for Hank

From: RC
01-Oct-17
Awesome gesture, Bill.. ^5

01-Oct-17
Way to go Bill. I too have an arrow for Hank. Marked "blue feather" for his bowsite handle. Although the end is near, he will hunt with me forever.

From: DCNOE
01-Oct-17
Special gesture guys. I've meet Hank several times and enjoyed his stories and insight. My thoughts are with Hank and his family during this difficult time.

Dave

From: DaleHajas
01-Oct-17
Wow thanks for the heads up Bill! Prayers for Hank and his family

01-Oct-17
Nice Bill.

From: Smoke
01-Oct-17

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Smoke's embedded Photo
Taking time off tomorrow to hunt with my "Hank arrow".

From: Stekewood
01-Oct-17
Nice guys.

From: Hoyter2804
01-Oct-17

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Hoyter2804's embedded Photo
Got one for each weapon

01-Oct-17

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To my friend, mentor and hunting buddy. You told me a few weeks ago that your bag was packed for trip. It's a trip we will all take someday. Safe travels. You'll be hunting with me everyday! Love ya
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To my friend, mentor and hunting buddy. You told me a few weeks ago that your bag was packed for trip. It's a trip we will all take someday. Safe travels. You'll be hunting with me everyday! Love ya

01-Oct-17
So awesome!! Sorry to hear about Hank's condition. He will be missed for sure. May his transition be just as smooth as his arrow has flown.

From: BOWJO
01-Oct-17
Sad news for sure. For those who didn't know Hank, he has always been one of the UBP greats. Soft spoken, with a great scents of humor, and a heart as big as anyone you'll meet.

God bless Hank Barella, and prayers from my family to yours

From: Rut Nut
02-Oct-17
I didn't know Hank well, but would see him from time to time at UBP events. Thanks for the Heads up, Bill.

I will have an arrow in his honor in my quiver next time I go out.

Prayers going out for he and his family!

From: Bob McArthur
02-Oct-17
Hank is one of the best men I've ever met. He's met this head-on, never once playing The victim. The way he has dealt with this has been such an inspiration to me...to do what I had and have to do.

From: Stekewood
02-Oct-17
Very well said Bob. Gonna miss him.

From: Hoyter2804
04-Oct-17

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From: Rut Nut
04-Oct-17

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Brought Hank along tonight. Hope he likes Pike Co! ;-)

04-Oct-17
Rut. He loved that area. Would bear hunt up there. His favorite place was Sullivan county. Had a trailer up there, and would hunt deer, bear and turkeys near Worlds End SP. Thanks for bringing him along.

From: Rut Nut
04-Oct-17
Honored to do it, Brian!

Wish I had known him better- World's End is one of my favorite spots in PA! Sounds like we had a lot in common! : )

05-Oct-17
Had his camper in Almost Heaven campground. Was up there a few times turkey hunting with him. Thx Again.

From: Rut Nut
05-Oct-17
This is a really neat thing you and Bill started! I hope when my time comes, some of my buddies will take me along with them during this special time of year! ;-)

From: Rut Nut
06-Oct-17

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Rut Nut's embedded Photo
Hunting with Hank again tonight

07-Oct-17

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As I sit here in NW Vermont awaiting first light on opening day of archery season, I think about the conversation that Hank and I had about hunting here someday. That someday never happened. I do however have my lucky "HANK" arrow, and the Chippewa treestand he gave me. While he physically never made it here, he is with me!

10-Oct-17
Gene King and I decided to take the day off for Hanks services. No better way to honor Hank than to be perched 20 feet up in a stand. I know that is what he would want.

From: Bob McArthur
11-Oct-17

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Bob McArthur's embedded Photo
using Hank's old Cat Quiver from here on.

From: Bob McArthur
11-Oct-17

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Bob McArthur's embedded Photo

11-Oct-17
Finally. The Hank arrow connected on a large doe tonite. Nice gesture Bob. I sold him that when I was working a Dan's. I used one for years.

From: Stekewood
11-Oct-17
Good stuff guys.

From: Rut Nut
12-Oct-17
Nice! : )

12-Oct-17
Back at it tonite with the Hank arrow. Cleaned up from last nite, new blades, ready

12-Oct-17
Before I forget. Bill V put a "Hank" arrow in the casket on the day of the service. He told the family about the arrow and the fact that many on this site are hunting with Hank arrows. It literally brought them to tears. So to all you with your Hank arrows. Thank you, it means a lot to us.

From: Rut Nut
12-Oct-17
That’s cool Brian- glad to be a part of it! I hope my buddies take me out with them when my time comes! ;-)

From: Cougar
13-Oct-17

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Gene got blood all over his Hank arrow. Hank's working his magic from above.

From: Rut Nut
13-Oct-17

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Ela- he is for sure! I’m convinced he was with me in my stand this morning. I had a nice bear walk by my tree at 15y at 7:15- got some great video of him! Then had 2 deer walk by just out of range 30 min later. One of them circled in front of me and then came right in to me at 20y. Hard to get a shot though because it was looking my direction until it got to 20y and went behind a tree. I quick grabbed my bow turned and drew and it STOPPED! No shot! Held, held, held and it FINALLY stepped out! Never held that long, but somehow managed to until it moved again. Shot was high, but I’m convinced Hank guided that arrow! When I found the deer the arrow glanced off the bottom of the spine and went down towards the belly catching the vitals! Came out low on far side! Deer went 45 y and dropped, then slid 30y down the hill. If you would have seen the path the arrow took in this deer, you wouldn’t believe it! I think Hank had something to do with it! ;-)

14-Oct-17
Way to go Rut!!!

14-Oct-17
Congratulations, everyone! This is a very cool thing you guys are doing here. I did not know this Hank, but if he was a friend of bowhunting and the UBP, he was a friend of mine as well. I can think of no better way I would want to be remembered, than having some of my closest friends take me along hunting with them, even after I'm gone. I'm sure he is smiling down upon all of you now, and couldn't be prouder.

14-Oct-17
Thanks for the kind words Josh. Hank was more a behind the scenes guy, did most of the work, and let others take the credit. If you have ever been to the UBP winter banquet, the Ron Henry bear squares, that's a Hank idea! Good luck with your season.

15-Oct-17
Ahhh yes....those Ron Henry bear squares have separated me from a few $20 bills over the years!! Good luck to you as well, Brian!

From: Smoke
17-Oct-17

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Smoke's embedded Photo
My Hank arrow flew true tonight!!! Back at it again tomorrow am

From: Rut Nut
18-Oct-17
Way to go, Smoke! Don't think I even need to ask what broadhead you're using! ;-)

18-Oct-17
Way to go Dan. Seems like the Hank arrows are flying true lately. Been out with mine, passed on lots of small bucks.

From: Bob McArthur
19-Oct-17

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Bob McArthur's embedded Photo

22-Oct-17

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Went to New Jersey this morning. Hank’s arrow found its mark.!!
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Went to New Jersey this morning. Hank’s arrow found its mark.!!

From: Rut Nut
22-Oct-17
Nice! Congrats Brian!

From: Hoyter2804
22-Oct-17

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Hit a nice buck lastnight on game lands in Clinton county. Unfortunately did not find the deer and this is all that is left of my hank arrow

23-Oct-17
Sorry to hear about the buck. Time to make a new “Hank” arrow.

From: Hoyter2804
23-Oct-17
I will be making one tonight

From: bill v
23-Oct-17

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mine is still shootin. it's been cleaned up and re-headed a couple times.

up and ready!

From: Teeton
24-Oct-17
Sorry to all that knew Hank. I did not know him, but did know the name from the UBP. I can see here that he must of been very liked guy. I can see he's also helped a few of you guys out this fall, I'll have to ask him if he'd give me some luck next week when deer, bear and turkey all run at the same time.. Ed

From: Bob McArthur
24-Oct-17
I spoke with Gene King this morning, he's got a great Hank story to tell.

From: Cougar
24-Oct-17
Gene took Hank's Parker easy draw bow with his Hank arrow and harvested a doe. It was the second one for that arrow. Hank was watching over him.

From: Smoke
01-Nov-17

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Gary Wessner’s doe taken with his Hank arrow.
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Gary Wessner’s doe taken with his Hank arrow.
It has been a while since our last post with a Hank arrow, but Gary Wessner put an end to that today

I’ll be taking my Hank arrow to IL where I hope to let it fly on a big midwestern buck!

From: Rut Nut
01-Nov-17
Way to go Gene and Gary!

01-Nov-17
Nice guys.

From: Rut Nut
04-Nov-17

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Rut Nut's embedded Photo
Hank got a nice buck yesterday afternoon! ;-)

04-Nov-17
Way to go Rut!!! Awesome.

From: Rut Nut
04-Nov-17
Thanks Brian! This is my best archery season so far- gotta think Hank had something to do with it! ;-)

04-Nov-17
Quite certain he is

04-Nov-17

04-Nov-17

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BSKED (mobile)'s embedded Photo
Well the lucky arrow finally paid off in a BIG way.

04-Nov-17
Not sure why the sight continue to rotate my iPhone photos. In the thumbnail photo they are fine, after that it rotates them. I can’t find a way on my phone to rotate them in the edit area.

From: bill v
05-Nov-17
nice Rut. congrats

bill v

From: Stekewood
05-Nov-17
Congrats guys. Nice bucks!

From: Hoyter2804
12-Nov-17

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Hoyter2804's embedded Photo
Used my hank arrow to take this Virginia buck

From: Hoyter2804
12-Nov-17

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Hoyter2804's embedded Photo

07-Jan-18
Well I sat out in the single digit temps, with negative wind chills yesterday in NJ. My Hank arrow got to eat, as it took out a big doe. No photos, it was all I could do to field dress the deer without getting frostbite. On top of that, my phone froze. Saw 6 deer total. Good luck to any crazy people like myself.

From: RC
07-Jan-18
Awesome, congrats.

From: Stekewood
07-Jan-18
Nice Brian!

From: Rut Nut
08-Jan-18
Way to go Brian! You're a diehard! ;-)

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