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I’m Certified to Bow Hunt in NYS

October 23, 2011

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At about 8:15 am, 40 wannabe bowhunters rendezvoused at a rundown hospital building in the Bronx to get qualified to bow hunt in the state of New York. The hospital hasn’t seen real patients for years, and now primarily exists as a methadone clinic. When I was milling about beforehand, I asked some of the […]

What time is it?

October 23, 2011

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Bowhunting class time.

Hit a Significant Milestone Today

October 23, 2011

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The Z7, even adjusted down to I its minimum draw weight is still at the upper edge of what I can handle.¬† I’ve started slow, practicing twice a day. When I first purchased the bow, I could only pull once before resting my shoulders. Now after only a week, I can draw five times consecutively […]

Beast Feast, Venison Jerky, Pemmican, and the Zombie Apocalypse.

October 20, 2011

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Beast Feast Coming home with 27 pounds of meat gave me the opportunity to make some interesting dishes. On Sunday, I hosted a small potluck party, Beast Feast: I supplied the main courses, about 8 pounds of Venison Steaks and 5 pounds of Kung Pao Pheasant. To cook the venison, I let the steaks warm […]

Sweet

October 20, 2011

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Training/Diet Update

October 19, 2011

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First things first… Bows and Rifle are very different. With a modicum of training, a 12 year-old kid can be taught to punch tight groups at 500 yards with a scoped rifle. Yet that same person would likely not be able to draw a seventy-pound hunting bow. Given two days, I could take almost anyone […]

Just Bought My First Bow: a Mathews Z7

October 16, 2011

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Following my trip to Pro-Line last week, I was chatting with my friend who is a serious bowhunter. When I told him I was going to buy a bow and was considering a low-end “starter bow” he kiboshed the idea and offered to sell me his old bow, a 2010 Mathews Z7, and everything I’d […]