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    Gracie and I went to our first 3D shoot tonight.While Fellow Poster Seaduck helped me with my bow last Friday he told me I should check out the 3D shoot in our area.He said it was a lot of fun and I would meet some nice people who also loved archery.
    Gracie and I practiced all week and decide to give it a try.When I first got there I was so nervous and intimidated by all the people toting nice bows that I thought I am way out of my league and started to sneak out the same way I came in.Then I spotted Seaduck and his son and they both put my fears to rest and was right beside me and Gracie through the whole shoot.I still have a lot more practicing to put in,but even the pros have to practice.The main thing is Gracie and I had a lot of fun.Gracie said she wants to go back next Thursday.She didn't actually have any one to compete with and she's still learning too,but she was thrilled to have hit the deer twice.
    Seaduck didn't compete,but his son is a great shooter.I'm looking forward to next Thursday and now I have something to do between deer and Turkey season.
    Thanks again Seaduck and River for all your help.
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    SWEEEEET
    I Told you it was alot of Fun and YES!! Some of my great friends today I meet on the range 15 years ago lol and trust me...It's addictive and before you know it, you will be toting 1 of those Bows lol...Trust me...I'm speaking from experience but remember...A Bow...ANY Weapon for that matter~~...Is only as Good as The Shooter shooting it.....Good Luck

    BTW, That's a COOL Necklace she has and that one shot there is a recipe for a 6 Second Dirt-Nap!! tell her I said GREAT JOB!!!!!!!!!!!
    That other shot she has there is exactly where I hit the Buck on my daughters Birthday I told you about but did clip a limb lol
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    Cool
    That looks like a lot of fun - glad you and Miss Gracie had a good time. She'll be shootin' squirrels in the back yard before you know it. lol Really cool of Seaduck to help out.
    I've been meaning to hook up w/ JC to shoot a bit but time just flys away.
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    GT is correct
    did I really say that....LOL. Diane GT is right about the bow. It only shoots as good as the person holding it. You and Gracie did an awesome job last night. I had several folks comment to me how awesome your form was while shooting. One of the shop guys made the comment that he had been shooting for over 30 years and he still could not hold as steady as Diane does. Diane thanks for the comment on River. He never thinks he does good enough but that is his way of pushing himself. I thought he did pretty good last night since he has not picked up his compound in 4 months. I have been running him all over the SE shooting his longbow at outdoor 3D events. Just remember everyone its all about having fun and meeting all the great folks. Keep up the good work girls!!
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    LOL
    Yep, You said it Seaduck and I saved it in my favorites lol...I think it's Great of you to put your time and knowledge into helping people like these girls. I know that someday it will be them helping someone else...I went in blind myself and bought my First Bow at a yard sale lol...My arm still stings thinking about it lol...Archery is a great way to meet good people like yourself and I know Diane as well as Gracie is soaking it all in....Man...If she does shoot a turkey with a bow (Something I have only did once myself)...Then I'll have to leave the state...NC wouldn't be big enough for her head and my Gut lol

    BTW...RIVER...I absolutely love that name...I can just see all the Girls telling their parents that they are going to the River, Be Back later and No questions would be asked lmbo
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    long bow
    @seaduck
    Is the longbow harder to shoot and hit target than the compound.Hearing you talk about the longbow and how much you love it has got me thinking about what I am going to take up after I learn the compound,lol.
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    LOL
    GT you kill me. This board is better than the comedy club. Yep his name is a bit different and everyone thought I had something to do with it but it was my wife who came up with it. I wanted to name him 'Tocoma' the indian word meaning 'great one'. All our friends kept saying 'your going to name him after a truck'?? That ended that idea. GT I never thought about working the girls angle but I like the way you think!
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    trad shooting
    @Diane
    Generally speaking yes it is harder to be as on target. The thing with traditional archery (longbows/recurves) is the simplicity. For most it is just a stick and a string without all the gadgets hanging all over the bow. There are generally 2 types of shooting styles. The more common is called instinct shooting. This is when you focus at what you want to hit and let the arrow fly. This takes a lot of practice and a clean release and good form. The second style is called gap shooting. With this you use the point of the arrow as you would use a sight pin on a compound. You still have to have good form and a clean release but for some it gives them something to gage with. Which style is personal preference but in my case I do both depending on which style of bow I'm shooting. I still hunt with my wheelied bows but I might hunt some this year with my recurve for some local doe management.
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    lol
    Easy Girl...LOL Long-Bow? Now that would be impressive!! Not saying you couldn't do it, because I'm sure you can and for alot of people it comes easier to shoot...When you get a minute look up Byron Ferguson and watch him shoot the Long-Bow . I have tried the Recurve but my Hand/Eye coordination was never up to it lol I remember the first time I came close to hitting my target with the Recurve, I had that Viper look on my face lol...But Anyway...Yeah Seaduck..In WVa We would use the Term..'Were going down on the River' but....Never Mind lol...I Like Tacoma also..I have 1 and it has been a great one so far lol 272k miles
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    LOL
    Seaduck I assumed you named him since you fly fish.Still love the name.I can tell from talking with him that he is a good kid with good values.I hope you guys will help me next Thursday,if you make it.I was thinking this morning that I still am not sure about the scoring.
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    Oh Boy
    HMMMM...'You know when you tell me somethings not easy I just have to give it a shot,lol'....Really? Well It's Not Easy to Win the Lottery!! Let me know how that works out for ya lol..However, You did impress me Turkey hunting by Taking 2 the First week of your First season but Hey!!...Even a Blind Squirrel can find a few Nuts lol...Lifesavers? LOL I'll be watching the News for somebody in Ashville picking the Final produce from his garden takes a Arrow in the back from out of Nowhere lol...Seriously though...You showed great sportsmanship by letting me shoot that 1 Gobbler in front of you and you let the other one fly off so we would be tied up...I would have did the same for you you know?
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    ???
    I doubt don't anyone can do anything if they want it bad enough...You put the effort in and the effort will pay off.....Good luck
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