Who started you bow hunting?

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  1. Halonhunter

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    Chick from the movie brave. Yea I said it! My wife loves to tell this story to her friends. To this day, when I hear the music from the movie, I get hype and start taking pot shots at my son and wife with his toy bow. Now that I say it out loud...I think I have a problem.
     
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    My dad got me into hunting. I asked for a bow for my birthday while in college. I am the only one in my family who bowhunts, so I am self taught with archery hunting. Started in 2004, killed my first deer in 2007 and have killed at least one with a bow, every year since. My best year was four in one season, all does. Got my first archery buck in 2016 and my second one last season.
     
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    sycamoretwitch Die Hard Bowhunter

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    A girl I grew up with introduced me to her boyfriend - we became friends and he wanted me to take him golfing for the first time. I told him I'd take him golfing if he promised to take me deer hunting.

    The rest is history summed up in somewhat chronological - I took him golfing - he took me hunting - I killed an 8 point my very first hunt - they got married - they got divorced - he got re-married - I was a groomsman in his second wedding - he was a groomsman in my wedding this December - we are neighbors with connecting properties - we lease a hunting property together.
     
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    My grandfather for sure, but I owe my passion for bow hunting to a Vietnam vet by the name of Frank Cox. I had a bear 40 lbs I think, he saw me shooting barn swallows in the garden 10 cents a piece for a dead one. Took me under his wing my first hunt at 12 years old was the strawberry mountains of Washington state. We were with another vet friend of his, we harvested a cow elk that day. I’ve never looked back
     
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    kb1785 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Had a co-worker that helped me get bit by the bowhunting bug.
     
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    Okiebob Die Hard Bowhunter

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    My dad got me into hunting. He organized and MC'ed the Missouri State Turkey calling contest for years. I got my first buck when I was 10 years old and was freaking hooked, it didn't hurt that my dad was whitetail crazy as well. My stepgrandfather got me into archery, he and his wife were members of the St. Louis Archery Club from the fifties into the eighties. He gave me my first Hoyt recurve in 1984 for my tenth birthday. This old guy Earl would come out to the farm in Hermann and give me a few pointers about archery.
     
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    My dad bought me a bow after I had gun hunted for maybe 7 years. Less than 5 years later I left my guns at home for good. I loved it from the beginning. I was a horrible shot and had no one to teach me how to shoot. Trial and error and old bowhunting magazines got me pointed in somewhat the right direction.

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    Sounds like it was love at first sight :biggrin:
     
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    sycamoretwitch Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Come from completely different up bridgings but has been one of my best friends for many years now. Life is odd that way.
     
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    It all started in Cub Scouts as a child. Then has done nothing but grow since then. Lol it is one of my therapists (Harley’s, working out and archery) and keeps me from throat punching idiots.
     
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    My cousins were the ones that sparked my interest. But it wasn't till I moved right next door to a hunter safety instructor that I was able to get started!
     
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    I grew up small game/shotgun deer/and waterfowling with my uncle. Started at the age of 8 with a 4-10 and killed my first rabbit. From that moment I knew I was a natural born stone cold killer lol. Picked up bowhunting when I was maybe 13 yrs old.
     
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    in 1967 a group of us 5 local guys decided to take up bowhunting, with used stick bows we practiced and headed out to the woods, lost a lot of arrows with no deer killed, But so much fun, we graduated to recurves and with more practice and experience we finally began connecting, to this day we all still bowhunt
     
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    Kyle Sinclair-Smith Weekend Warrior

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    For me it was my grandparents and their infectious passion of bowhunting. That and the face we run an archery only outfitting business so whether I liked it or not, I was going to be surrounded by it for 3 months of the year. My grandparents raised me so our vacations were always hiking, hunting, or hunting store related. We would take trips down to the States to check out Cabela's since we didn't have one in Alberta when I grew up. I have been shooting a bow since I was two and hunting since I was 12; I am now turning 32, a licenced guide and working on taking over the outfitting business. It's in my blood and I want nothing more than to pass it along to my son.
     
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    Well, when I was 14, a long long time ago, a buddy and myself went into the local Te Amo,its like a magazine shop, papers, etc. While scoping out the local Playboys to sneak out of the store ( yes, steal them) I saw a magazine called "Bowhunter" ! Well, Ed swiped the playboy, I swiped the Bowhunter!! Thats my story!!
     
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    At age 10 I asked my parents for a fiberglass recurve from a Montgomery Wards catalogue for my birthday. I lived with that thing in my hand when I wasn’t doing chores on the farm. My parents recognized my strong interest and got me a Browning compound for my 12th Christmas and a true archery nut was created. I had no one to teach me as no one in my family at the time hunted big game (running coon was my dads pation and we did that 4 to 5 nights a week) been about 44 years of everything archery bliss.
     
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    Nobody. I married into a gun hunting family and picked up hunting from them. After a couple years, I realized I could hunt deer for 4 months instead of like 10 days. So, I bought a bow off Ebay and started my solo journey to becoming a bow hunter.
     
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    My brother got me into hunting when I was younger, but I didn't get a bow until about four years ago. I'm mostly self taught via YouTube, forums, and the Nock On podcast. Still have yet to get my first archery kill. Hoping I will get the monkey off my back this year.

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    Now that is awesome.

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