American Bushman

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Making a Commitment

Today I'm making a commitment to you and to myself.

By the time this day is done I will be on the road to becoming the bowhunter I always wanted to be.

Compound or long or recurve? Release or finger-pull? High tech or old school? What's my draw length? What's my draw weight? Sit and wait or stalk? In the air or on the ground?

I don't know.

I hope to know by tomorrow morning.

Sarah and I are taking a field trip today.

Thanks for reading,


EDIT: It is NOT going to be today after all. I had made a prior commitment to stick around the house to await an important package and that day just happens to be today. BUMMER!

I'll have to see if I can make it up there later this week.


At 8:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said... should give up your knife collection and donate it to a needy squirrel!

At 9:50 AM, Blogger Anders said...

Ahh, the danger of making a commitment and telling everyone about it on the web... ;-)

At 9:54 AM, Blogger American Bushman said...

Boy, no kidding!

I think I've made a few past commitments that I'm still working on fulfilling too...

I hope to make the trip up later this week (or still today if this package comes early enough) so all is not lost...

I have to strike immediately when an opportunity presents itself or I get bogged down with other obligations and things get lost in the shuffle.

It's almost blackpowder season and I should be getting ready for THAT but the timing is right to make the trip (for me) to the archery shop for some much needed guidance and training.


At 4:24 PM, Blogger Mike said...

Get a copy of the Traditional Bowyers Bible IV and follow the directions for the board bow. You will have a killer (literally) bow you made yourself and a very useful survival skill also. The book is in most libraries, the wood costs around 5 bucks, how can you lose?

At 4:26 PM, Blogger American Bushman said...


Thanks for your comment.

I've owned all of the Bowyers books for quite some time and haven't managed to split out my first stave so I thought I'd start with a commercially available bow and THEN make my own.

Both roads have been slow so far...


Thanks again,



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