Today is the day that will live in infamy. Be thankful we are not speaking German or Japanese. We just had our election and we now have a new group running things in our country, I think they will do great, at least we will have some Bow Hunters in the White House. The President elects son has wood arrows and a Bear Recurve bow that he says he will hunt with, so it can’t be too bad.
Thanksgiving is gone and I’m still stuffed (just like the Turkey). Had to get a tame turkey this year, couldn’t get one to co-operate from the woods, but we suffered through it.
We had a couple of our kids come over and bring seven grand kids. The house is still in one piece, I think, we’ll have to check it all over and see. It was great; we had all the cats and dogs in to watch us eat and slobber all over the place (the critters), we don’t slobber as much as we used to (normally). We had turkey and all of the normal stuff. I get to cook the main dish on the holidays so the chow was pretty good. My lovely wife makes all of the side dishes; veggies, taters, dressing, cakes and pies and she is a whiz at it. Everything tastes great and are all done on time. If I try and do it all it’s a mystery when we eat, so I keep my nose out of that part of cooking.
It’s time for the late seasons in Oregon and unless you have web feet you need to try and hunt east of the Cascade Mountains if you have been fortunate enough to get a tag.
There a couple of hunts for blacktail deer that are pretty good up in Northern Oregon, it’s pretty good for rattling horns and tree stand hunting and I might get up there, but probably not. This is when we start getting ready for the big Archery Trade Association show in Indianapolis, Indiana and it’s a zoo around here getting everything ready. We have a bunch of new stuff this year and these new items are going very good.
The footed shafts are doing really well, they take a lot of time to put together and cost accordingly, but archers really like them. Makes me happy because they cost a lot to get all of the equipment together to make them. The Lumenoks are going really well too. If you don’t know…. they are a light that is in the nock end of the arrow and when you release the string it turns the light on. They are finally legal in Oregon and throughout most of the rest of the country which they should have been a long time ago. They help with shot placement and finding an animal that you’ve hit by having a light that stays on for forty hours. If you’ve ever looked for a wounded animal after dark you’ll appreciate them.
Rose City Archery is producing new lines of carbon arrows, we offer them for the same price as our wood arrows. You have your choice of any shaft for any of our arrows, carbon or wood you chose. In Port Orford Cedar we now have extra long shafts (up to 36”). We also offer tapered shafts that takes the shaft from, 11/32 or 23/64 to either 5/16 or 11/32 at the nock end, this gives you better arrow flight and helps with a poor release. It also gives some weight forward to the arrow.
The ultimate wood arrow is a footed shaft tapered with a Lumenok made up in whatever Rose City or Bear Archery style of arrow you prefer. The wood used in the footing is really hard (Purple Heart, etc:) and resists breaking, so if you miss (hardly) and hit something hard the arrow won’t break where a cedar shaft might. The Ultimate Carbon is an Extreme Elite style arrow with a Lumenok, check online or give us a call for more information.
Well you folks have fun and have a great Xmas and a Happy New Year and I’ll see you next year.