Category Archives: Bear Archery

Past Meets Future

Spring has arrived and summer soon to follow.  Been flinging arrows like a mad man since the snow melted off.  I can actually find the arrows I’ve lost, not that I ever miss much 🙂  We are all human, we miss the target every now again.  If your like many traditional archers and use wood arrows, you’ll find it easier to cut off an inch of a broken arrow to repair the damage; you know it’s tough to experience the same flight again of the repaired arrow.  However, that arrow will fly again for sure.  That’s part of traditional archery magic, wood arrows can generally be used again if the tip breaks off.  Trim, sand, taper, glue on the field point and your back in the game.  The arrow may fly differently, but you can still fling it.   With carbon arrows, once the shaft has been compromised it’s difficult to repair and can be dangerous if you shoot that shaft again. The same can be true for aluminum shafts.  Although its tough to beat the consistency of modern material arrow shafts, there’s just something special about wood grain arrows flying down range.

The heritage of traditional archer steers us to study the past but focus on the future.  Wood, carbon, aluminum, and other composite shafts is an archers preference.  Archery was born of natural materials, just take a look at the American Indians or Ice Age Scandinavian hunters.  The materials weren’t what provided food for the table, it was skill and workmanship that forged the tools of success.  The person behind the bow, the attention to the tools, and the practice made all the difference which still stands mostly true today.  Also being very, very, very hungry honed historical archers expertise.  With modern advancements in technology and materials, an archer today can be more proficient than ever.  Practice, practice, practice with attention to detail.   We don’t try and tell you what to shoot or how to shoot it, we just encourage individuals to get out and enjoy this wonderful sport we all love.   We are here to provide you with all your traditional archery needs, wether you shoot wood arrows or modern arrows.  We make all of our wood arrow styles with the option for carbon.  We at Rose City Archery are dedicated to the past but focused on the future, let us help you with your traditional archery journey.

Shoot Straighter,

Jerry Dishion

Snow is Here

Here we are on the Oregon coast and it’s snowing.  It’s not supposed to do that here, but it is. Not much is sticking but enough so you can see it.

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We let out the dogs this morning and they went nuts; they are not used to snow and they love it. They were chasing each other around the yard like maniacs.  The Beagle (Logger) was chasing his buddie (Freddie Bear) one of our Labs and the Lab had to slow down so Logger could catch up.  They were barking their heads off having a great time and rolling in the snow.
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dog-for-post-3I love to watch them when they are chasing each other around in the back, we have a couple of acres that you can see in the back.  I can watch them go crazy all around the backyard. The other dogs we have (two more Labs) all get involved and it’s really fun to watch.  Fortunately we live in an area that doesn’t get very cold and snows very seldom and we can get in the car and go for thirty minutes and get into the snow when we want to. dogs-for-post

img_0148My faux son Austin lives in Alaska and it gets down to twenty below some of the time and one of my other sons, Seth, is also up in Alaska where he fishes for a living so we get to hear all about mucho cold weather all of the time, that’s close enough for me.  I used to not mind the cold weather, but unless I am hunting or doing something that keeps me moving or jumping around I just don’t like it much.  Nowadays I get to wear my parka and long-johns to keep warm.

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We just got back from the Archery Trade Association Show in Indiana and the weather was about 12 or 13 degrees as an average low temp, with highs up to the low 20’s.  Back in Myrtle Point, while the temps are so low, we moved the cat and dog beds into the house.  It’s a thrill during feeding time with the barking and meowing not to mention us trying to get some chow in our faces, but it’s fun.

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img_7539It was fun at the ATA show, we got to show off our new products.  The carbon arrows Rose City Archery is selling really caught a few peoples eyes.  Of all of the new products we’ve introduced I like the footed shafts best, it’s really an opportunity to show off the talent we have working here. Our craftsman’s main objective is to put more weight forward in the arrow, this provides more energy in the shaft for more “killing power”.  It’s amazing to see how much more force is imparted in the arrow when you add that extra weight in the front part of the arrow.  Of course there are other ways to put some extra weight forward but they aren’t 15965606_1403434276356174_5022059601781014381_nnear as efficient as the footed arrow.  Plus they look great and fly super true so if you have some talent with the bow you can have more efficient and better arrow flight; actually footed shafts will make a better archer out of the person behind the bow.

screen-shot-2017-02-07-at-3-55-02-pmWe also have the Lumenoks that we are able to attach to a wood arrow; what this does is the nock end of the arrow lights up when you shoot the arrow so that you can tract the flight of your arrow and see where your point of impact is with the shot you just made.  If you are hunting you are able to see where the point of impact is and where that arrow strikes the animal. You’re able to track the animal by this light, it is something that makes you more efficient in recovering an animal after you have made the shot.  I believe this is a wonderful innovation in the archery world helping with the recovery of an animal.  Especially if you are tracking that animal after dark, battery life is good for forty hours so you have a decent period of time after the shot to recover the animal.

screen-shot-2017-02-07-at-2-20-01-pmRose City Archery is producing what we call “Carbon Footed aka Fusions” where we attach a carbon extension to the wood shaft, this allows the archer to be able to use any of the screw in attachments that are available to carbon arrow shooters.  This includes all of the different broadheads and other points that won’t fit on wood arrows.  Another new product we have re-introduced is RCA tapered shafts.   This allows the archer to use an 11/32 or 23/64 shaft and be able to use a 5/16 nock, which a lot of folks think they have better control of the arrow with the taper and the smaller nock.  New for 2017 is our extra long shafts, archers who have that 32” plus draw length found it difficult to find wood shafts long enough for their draw, we have provided the solution.  We have what you need and we want to make your archery experience better.  We have more new stuff coming soon so keep your eyes on this Blog and the newsletter for updates.

Thanks for listening and good shooting,

Jerry Dishion

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Summer Time

Summertime

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We just got the garden planted and I’m beat.  We decided to put in a new type of garden, it’ called a “straw bale garden”.  It’s really neat, what you do is get a bunch of straw bales and set them up in rows then you put plants right in the straw bales.  Then you water and add some fertilizer and all of the vegetables grow right in the straw. According to the book it’s easy but the book is full of crap.  First you wrestle (50 ea.) 70 pound bales of straw into your truck to bring them home.  When you get to the farmers who has a 12 year old kid throwing these bales around like they weighed 10 pounds, me and my 30 year old son are struggling with, I convince myself it must be a matter of technique.

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We get them home a put them into whatever type of configuration has been decided upon by “SHE” who must be obeyed (my wife).  Then you have to prepare the bales for about 12+ days with nutrients and lots of water until you begin to get mushrooms growing, then you are pretty much ready to go.  Then you have to set up a watering system and did I tell you about the ground cover you install first and of course you have to put wire, small chicken wire to keep the moles and gophers from chewing their way up through the bales to gobble up your veggies when (if) they grow.  I forgot about the 8’ deer fence around the whole thing after which I got to roto till the whole area, well if the veggie’s are going to grow in the bales why roto till the ground?  Well some of the veggie’s have roots that will grow deeper than the thickness of the bales and if you don’t roto till they will get root bound and then all your work goes down the drain.  Trust me on this one, you don’t want your work to go away because it is an incredible amount of work and mucho sweat.  Just to get the first little plants to raise their little heads above the soil takes a few weeks of hard work, but it’s fun.  The older I get the more I appreciate hard work, especially when I’m the one doing it.  OK so now we have a month and a half into this a project and we see our little veggie children popping their collective little heads up above the straw and we have enough cash into this to buy veggie’s for at least a year, and another years worth of vegetable stuff.  But we’re off to the races, were rolling right along and most importantly my wife is happy.

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Now I just came back from lunch and the plants are happy, happy, happy.  I just saw our first flower on a squash plant, the tomatoes have little baby tomatoes on them and some pretty good sized ones too and they are covered with flowers; woo-hoo, nothing like fresh tomatoes right out of the garden.  Now if we can keep the stupid dogs off the bales, keep them from eating all of the fertilizer and berries off the Blue Berries and the raspberries the minute they get a little red or blue.  Squash blossoms are in mortal danger the minute they bloom and our pooches spot them, that soil must taste pretty good.  You don’t use any dirt, you exfoliate all of it and remove any traces of dirt from around the plants.  Now, you may ask why is old Jerry doing all of this stuff to get a few veggies he could just a easily buy at the store when the time is right.  Well I’m going to tell you right now if you’ll listen.  (A) My wife wanted to do it and I’m her slave and this makes my life much easier and pleasant.  (B)We get great vegetables, the tomatoes don’t taste like saw dust, and the strawberries are wonderful.  They are sweet like they were when I was a little guy.  (C)Plus my archery targets are right by the garden for a little well needed practice.  (D)Lots of good exercise and I can’t think of any reason not to.  (E)Now a straw bale garden is not supposed have any weeds which will be wonderful because the garden grows in the bales and not the dirt so there is no opportunity for weeds to get a foot hold….I hate weeds.  In a normal garden you spend most of your time weeding and that takes a lot of the enjoyment out of the garden for me.

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OK, Now we have the garden going and growing and even glowing, everything is clippity clopping right along and life is good, or so I think.  Actually I had forgotten about all of the critters out there who like to eat vegetables just like we do and now we have an onslaught of squirrels, raccoons, skunks and other assorted mammals and birds who are just starting to drive us nuts.  Fortunately our doggies just love to chase these furry and feathered guys out of the garden area.  Our Beagle; Old Logger, he starts to bugle and the Labs join right in and they don’t care what time it is.  They look at their job is to keep the AO clear and they intend to do it. Of course the neighbors might not agree on the time schedule, but our pooches look at it this way, as WTF, they have a job to do and they’re going to do it.

The dogs each have kennels and sleep in our room in them and when the time to bark comes around they bark, they don’t ask permission they just do it, if your sleeping well OK get ready.  I believe this will all turn out OK, if we can just get some sleep, it will.  The plus side is I have some archery targets right by the garden and I can sneak out and shoot a few arrows for my breaks.  I did see a couple of nice bucks the other day, just outside our fence at our house.  So who knows this all may turn out well.

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We just got back from a friends wedding in Alaska and while we were there we got to see our son who has been up in Homer, AK commercial fishing for the last six years. The wedding was great and to visit with our son was even better so things are going well this summer.

Thanks for listening and we’ll see you soon.

Good Shooting,

Jerry

Bowfishing is an Awesome Summer Archery Sport!

Some Proud Girls! They did an awesome job paddling the canoe into some carp!

Some Proud Girls! They did an awesome job paddling the canoe into some carp! Archery provides great family fun!

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What do archery and bowhunting enthusiasts do in the summer months?  Well…there’s different kinds of target shooting like 3D shooting, paper targets, stump shooting, roving…and BOWFISHING!  Many of you have experienced how much fun it is to bowfish, but sadly so many people have not.  There are many different types of water dwellers to bowfish for across the world…a simple search on the internet can open a world of possibilities and adventures for you.  Some of these creatures are just magnificent!  Up where I live, in Northeastern Montana, bowfishing addicts can usually be seen on the lake and rivers bowhunting carp in the summer months.  Paddlefish bowfishing is an addiction all its own and is popular here as well.  But where you can only harvest one Paddlefish (and it’s worth it…from 15lbs to whoppers around 50lbs!), your common carp take is unlimited.  In Montana, there are entire tournaments dedicated to bowfishing carp and it is used as a means to control the carp population in many lakes.  Well, if you haven’t bow-fished before and your interested, it’s easy to get into the sport.  It can be quite affordable to get into or as expensive as you want to go.

Walking the riverbank for common river carp.

Walking the riverbank for common river carp.

You can hunt from shore while walking along a riverbank or lake, bowfish from a canoe (watch your balance!), or from a boat of nearly any size.  Kids can participate to as it doesn’t take a strong bow to spear a fish with a bowfishing arrow.  As a matter of fact, you can still find a short, vintage, fiberglass Bear Archery kid’s bow with a taped-on bowfishing-reel and arrow stuffed in the rafters at my wife’s family’s cabin where she spent most of her summer’s growing up as young girl. So you see, anyone can do it and it is a great way to participate in an outdoor family activity.  There are all kinds of setups for both compound and traditional bowhunters alike.  I picked up my first bowfishing bows used off

My First bowfishing setup...Bear Grizzly recurve and vintage Bear Archery reel and arrow

My First bowfishing setup…Bear Grizzly recurve and vintage Bear Archery reel and arrow

an online auction site. Same goes for my old-school manual Bear Archery bowfishing reels, and arrows.

There are amazing, modern bowfishing reels that attach to all kinds of bows on the market today and they are the most popular as they reel in your line like a fishing pole, but I guess I just like the nostalgia and simplicity of my old reels (or spools, really…with them your arm does all the reeling!)  I used to bowfish with a 60lb Bear Grizzly, but I save that for my dreams of huge Gar in TX as it is simply too much weight for bowfishing carp. With a heavy bow like that, you arrow usually blasts right through the carp and makes it difficult to get the tip of the arrow to release the fish from your arrow.

 

This was a 19 pound river-carp!

This was a 19 pound river carp!

My favorite bowfishing bow is a 45-50lb recurve bow and is plenty of bow, while many people, including my family, bowfish with 25-35lb traditional type bows such as recurves and longbows. Most people use older recurves and compound bows…this is simply because your bow can get beat up a bit, muddy, scratched, etc…and they are generally much cheaper…these become dedicated bowfishing bows and that way you don’t have to worry about re-tuning or marring up your favorite hunting bow.

My girls would help spot the carp...then we would slip in for a shot. Bowfishing the lake from a boat.

My girls would help spot the carp…then we would slip in for a shot. Bowfishing the lake from a boat. Bear Archery Magnum Recurve.

So get after it and expect to have a blast!  Here are some photos from the last several years of bowfishing in MT…the most fun I have had has always been while my kids were participating…and they love it!

Tweet us your bowfishing or trad archery photos @RoseCityArchery and we will retweet them!  Shoot Straight! -Luke Strommen @LukeStrommen

 

 

You need to have your bow up and ready before you get within bow range for those carp just floating on top of the water...otherwise they may spook!

You need to have your bow up and ready before you get within bow range for those carp just floating on top of the water…otherwise they may spook!

 

 

 

 

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A fat one!

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We got this one on video...he put up a heck of a fight in 2' of water!

We got this one on video…he put up a heck of a fight in 2′ of water!

 

 

Here's a river Buffalo Carp...shore bowfishing!

Here’s a river Buffalo Carp…shore bowfishing!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Fred Bear Archery ad from 1957...

A Fred Bear Archery ad from 1957…

 

This is me trying to duplicate Mr. Bear's ad...it's a bit off, but vintage 1957 Bear Archery Kodiak, Bear Archery reel and arrow!!

This is me trying to duplicate Mr. Bear’s ad…it’s a bit off, but vintage 1957 Bear Archery Kodiak, Bear Archery reel and arrow!!

 

Ode to the Hunt

 

Ode to the Hunt

Ode to the Hunt

We took this photo to represent a reflection of the overall hunting experience…because it’s about the journey that led us here, to this very spot in the wild. This may be the successes, the frustrations; the countless hours of scouting, studying, practicing, planning; the rhythmic lapping of river water against a Coleman canoe; the pre-dawn, headlamp-guided walks into your deer stand; the light wind current and thermals causing your breath vapors to rise and drift as you exhale into the frost-bitten air; the welcome sounds of the woods and sweet absence of man-made chatter; the sudden rush of a mature, commanding whitetail buck confidently coming into your calls or your rattling horns; the silent time when your mind wanders and you contemplate your life and how your living it, judging yourself; when thoughts of your loved ones and truest friends are interrupted by a rutting buck that offers a perfect broadside bowshot that will aid in a clean ethical kill; the decision to pass or deliberately take the shot; your selfless buddies that help you without gripe or question; the comfort in knowing that your supportive family understands why you hunt and the satisfaction of knowing that same family will be eating protein-rich backstraps that The Lord provided…but only after the work is done. All those grand experiences that lead to the collective moment when you realize that it’s not about me, and you lower your head in humility and thankfulness. Then your smile grows big and you take some more photos with a deer that you honor, respect, and are proud to have harvested. Ode to the hunt.

-Luke Strommen

A highlight of the journey

A highlight of the journey w/ Bear Archery Custom Kodiak and Rose City Fancies

A Moon with a View

A sunset where I hunt elk

A sunset where I hunt elk

Have you ever seen the old Fred Bear photos and noticed a leafy branch or somehthing similar sticking out of his hatband?  I think I read somewhere that his Dad told him to always take time and see what’s around you, take in nature and never get in so much of a hurry that you forget to look and appreciate what is around you…so Fred would pick a flower, a plant…pick up a feather…study it and put it in his hat as this reminder.  It was something along those lines, anyhow.

I know that times have changed since those days, but in all reality this concept may not be any more important than it is today.  I’m not typing this to preach, scold, or step on a soapbox.  This is kinda an off-the-wall blog perhaps, but it came to me yesterday.  Late yesterday.

I had hiked to the spine of the timbered ridge because I was tired and I knew there was a road leading back to my pickup.  Much easier to walk on a dirt road then pushing through pine, juniper, and other brush while trying not to be tripped up in the darkness.  My feet were tired and they hurt.  My attitude sucked.  I hadn’t seen an elk all day and it was obvious that the rut hadn’t really kicked in yet or at least had slowed dramatically because of the abnormal heat.  I tried pretty darn hard and followed the fundementals and even stepped outside the box, but to no avail.  The night was now silent and the fickle wind that had tormented me all day was now absent.  It was just me, the perceived silence, and my footsteps plodding on the dirt.  A coyote howled and was followed by a volley of young dogs.  I knew I would probably hear over a dozen other males before I got back to the pickup.  As I walked, an enormous, full, brilliantly bright moon climbed in the sky at my back, casting my shadow on the road in front of me.  I carry my recurve over my shoulder while grasping it’s limb on long hikes, and the outline looked pretty cool.  I chuckled to myself and was instantly humbled.  I remembered that just a few days ago, I was taking a similar walk on a game trail back to my pickup when the same moon, at that time the “Supermoon”, rose at my back.  Just a couple hours before, I had called in 4 bull elk…all at the same time and in from 3 directions.  You would think that having 4 bulls come in under 40 yards, with three of them at 25 yards, a bowhunter would be cleaning a carcass.  But nope, not me.  Not the world’s worst bowhunter.  Not the guy that consistently gets close to good bulls but can never close the deal.  This was all going through my head then, at that moment when the Supermoon cast my shadow in front of me.  Seeing such a “vivid” shadow of oneself while  alone in the wilderness causes a wandering mind to ponder all kinds of things.  I stopped, turned around, and looked at that amazing moon and all it’s greatness.  I pulled out my Vortex binocs and peered at it for some time, in awe.  “What a perfect night” I thought.  I remember thinking of Wayne and missing my family, so entirely wishing that I could set them here and let them feel what I was feeling and see what I was seeing.  I was reminded why I bowhunt.  I know I don’t ever forget, but sometimes I think I forget to think about it…does that make sense?  So here I was now in the present, on an entirely different ridge, walking back to my pickup.  I looked at the same moon again and thought about my hunting day.  I had seen many dens today.  I had a first experience…I came upon a spot of timber that was choked full of Robins…yes, Robins!  There were hundreds and hundreds of them fluttering around the pine trees and spouting off- all within an area smaller than a football field.  Then I walked out of them and never saw another one.  Crazy.  I found a hunters arrow resting on a well-used game trail.  The broadhead was marred, but I suspected it was marred from the trees it rested among as there wasn’t any matter on the arrow.  I discovered a full waterbottle on it’s side with a pair of prescription glasses next to it.  I don’t like being reminded that I’m not the only human that has hunted this timber, but now I thought about it differently and ate some humble pie with a quirky smile on my face.  Yea, I didn’t see or even hear any elk today…but…I didn’t miss one with my bow either.  And I wasn’t thirsty because my water was still on my back. And I was having no problem seeing the moonlit road in front of me on my way back to my pickup.

As I looked down, I could see four-wheeler tracks imprinted in the dirt.  I remembered seeing a pickup parked alongside the road with an ATV trailer on my way in today.  I bet their feet didn’t hurt and they were already back at their pickup.  I was still several miles away from mine and the elevation increased the entire way.  But then I thought of Fred Bear’s hat and the branches and whatnot in the hatband.  I bet those guys on the four-wheelers didn’t hear the packs of coyotes I was hearing. Or the crickets.  Or the owls.  I bet over that buzz of the motor they didn’t hear anything.  And with their headlights on I bet they coUldn’t see the amazing shadow the moon could cast.  And so, I bet they didn’t contemplate the days hunt or life in general during their relatively short ride back.  The last time I was on this road back to my pickup, I was walking with a buddy.  He had just missed a huge herd bull. We had located, stalked, and then called the big bull away from his cows enough for my buddy to get a perfect opportunity with a close, broadside shot.  I have missed bulls more times than I care to remember and countless times on game in general, so I sympathized with him.  “Welcome to bowhunting” is about all I had to offer his anguish.  My buddy is a great shot  too…in fact, he just “Robin Hooded” an arrow during our last shooting session.  Last year he shot his first buck out of a stand we put up together on only his second evening of hunting.  Bullseye.  I found myself thankful to have shared that day’s hunt with such a good friend and we had a great conversation during the long walk back.  Bowhunting is a lot like life in general I suppose, and nature has other plans in many ways.  Both of us just lost a true friend this week and it’s been tough. During tonight’s walk,  I again thought about my friend and my wife and my kids and my many blessings…and, and, and, and. I thought about precious life and cherishing it’s moments.  This is why I bowhunt.  Thank you Lord for hanging such a wonderful moon and reminding me.

Take time and look around you.  It’s not about what’s at the end of the blood trail, it’s about what you experience along the way.  Here are some photos I would like to share with you from some of my journeys.  I have thousands, these are just a few.  I can’t imagine the content we would have if Mr. Bear could have recorded, photographed, and shared his hunting experiences with us merely using something that fit in his shirt pocket.

Shoot Straight, and may you be blessed with a walk through the wilderness while a full moon shines at your back.   @LukeStrommen

A view of my paradise while chasing Wapiti

A view of my paradise while chasing Wapiti

My buddy Alex found this shed

My buddy Alex found this shed

 

Digging deep for smiles after a miss

Digging deep for smiles after a miss

 

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Alex taking in the view

A view from my deer stand the other day

A view from my deer stand the other day

A deer stand from last season

A deer stand from last season

Appreciate the things around you

Appreciate the things around you

 

No matter how high my stand is, when I'm in it I always feel closer to God

No matter how high my stand is, when I’m in it I always feel closer to God

 

 

A memorable experience

A memorable experience

My cousin's elk killed with a bow he made.

My cousin’s elk killed with a bow he made.

Me...appreciating the view.

Me…appreciating the view.

A Montana mountain range during a spring bear hunt

A Montana mountain range during a spring bear hunt

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I can't remember what kind of spider this was. His dinner was ready. Elk hunt.

I can’t remember what kind of spider this was. His dinner was ready. I watched him for half an hour. Elk hunt.

A buffalo skull I found while hunting. What was nature here like when it was King of the Plains? Hundreds...thousands of years ago...?

A buffalo skull I found while hunting revealed in a washout after heavy rains. What was nature here like when it was King of the Plains? Hundreds…thousands of years ago…?

Soil next to a lake after a hail storm added character to it.

Soil next to a lake after a hail storm added character to it.

Feeling small

Feeling small

Reeber, Lange, Grumley 1943

Friends have always been a part of our hunting heritage. Reeber, Lang, Grumley 1943

Take time to appreciate the view around you.

Take time to appreciate the view around you.

My greatest memories are with family and friends. Kids are a blessing

My greatest memories are with family and friends. Kids are a blessing

I'm thankful for family and friends that have shared my memories.

I’m thankful for family and friends that have shared my memories.

Bowhunting provides ample time to reflect and re-prioritize the important things in life. A few of the effects of this are humbleness and thankfulness. I am thankful for having had my friend Wayne in my life, even if too brief. He showed us what true courage really is and has set the bar rather high on how life should be lived.

Bowhunting provides ample time to reflect and re-prioritize the important things in life. A few of the effects of this are humbleness and thankfulness. I am thankful for having had my friend Wayne in my life, even if too brief. He showed us what true courage really is and has set the bar rather high on how life should be lived.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bear Bow Quiver Install

This is a short video showing a way to install a bow quiver on a Bear Archery Kodiak takedown recurve bow. Now, I know that mounting a quiver on a bow is pretty basic, but you will find some helpful tips in the video such as a way to protect your bow’s finish from being scratched or marred by the quiver (after all, your new Bear bow is really an investment, isn’t it?) and what type of screws to use if you have to go out and buy some.  It would have been nice to use thumb screws or winged screws to easily take off or put back the quiver if you prefer a separated quiver when you shoot or hunt, but I couldn’t find any locally. I prefer a well attached bow quiver most of the time so I didn’t mind using the screws I used.

In this particular video, I really revived an old friend…a vintage Bear Archery 4-arrow bow quiver. I failed to narrate this in the video, but I bought the quiver on an online auction site. They are great quivers that can offer many more years of use, but be ready to replace the rubber arrow holders on the quiver as it can be brittle and break due to its age. Replacement rubber can be found for these quivers. Rose City archery also sells the excellent Thunderhorn bow quivers.  They are easier to install (simply slide them on your bow’s limb) well designed, and will provide years of service. [shopify product=http://www.rosecityarchery.com/products/thunderhorn-boa-quivers].  And if you liked my Bear Kodiak, Rose City Archery can hook you up with one or any of the other models of Bear bows.

After I mounted the quiver, it was solid and should provide years of use. I’m sure this old quiver will be glad to take to the woods again. It looks right at home with my brand new Bear Polar Express arrows, doesn’t it!  Check back later to see how I added some style…dare I say “bling”…to this awesome bow setup! (I am raising three girls, so it’s ok to add bling…right?)

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