Checking in from IL

Discussion in 'Introductions - New User Forum' started by jpretti, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. jpretti

    jpretti Newb

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    Just wanted to drop in and introduce myself since I have been a long-time lurker of this forum and several other archery forums.

    At the age of 38, I finally decided to take up hunting; however, I didn't take up bow hunting until last year. I started out last year with a Bear Legion RTH bow from Southwestern Archery on the recommendation of some of this very forums members (a father and son) from Maine (sorry I don't recall their names) that I encountered while hunting a Doe Only gun season at Heartland Lodge in Pike Co., IL. Last year it served me well and I was able to make my first ever archery kill and first ever buck (gun or bow) with it in mid-December netting a 132" 8 pointer from 44 yards.

    This year I felt that I wanted a faster bow and stepped up to a Mathews Creed from Southwestern Archery, which has also served me well thus far this year allowing me to take a doe and 122" 10 point buck in the early season here in IL.

    I look forward to continued learning from you all and interacting where I can. Living in Madison County and no where to hunt, I was blessed with the opportunity to join a hunting lease in Pike Co, IL last year and I am on it again this year so hopefully I can provide you some updates on what's going on in that area and what products have been working for and serving me well.

    Here's to hoping everyone has a good season.
     
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    1st Time Hunter Weekend Warrior

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    Welcome! Congrats on your past successes and good luck in your future ones!
     
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    SWitchBacKXT Grizzled Veteran

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    jfergus7 Legendary Woodsman

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  5. austin97

    austin97 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Welcome hope you learn something!!!


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    Fitz Legendary Woodsman

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    Welcome to the site. It sounds like you're on quite a roll :tu:
     
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    Fuzz_27 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Welcome an congrats on your harvest!
     
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    SharpEyeSam Legendary Woodsman

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    elklover Weekend Warrior

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    Welcome to the forum jpretti.
     

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