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hope you guys are enjoying the First Hunt of the year. It was great to get out with yall at the Range that morning. I dont think that folks realize that you guys are getting DOPE (Data on Previous Engagement) at 0445 in the morning when the light is not quite ripe. You guys sure put the hours in and the rewards are plentiful as the pics from this years first hunt have shown.
Looking forward to seeing the season progress here! Hope the AM sessions are going well. Wish I could be there, but that would be one heck of a commute from IA!
I don't know about everyone else, but I come here for entertainment purposes and hope to glean a little insight while looking for that "stoke" factor; ie: Hunting inspiration!
I always appreciate anything that Mark Seacat has to say and wish that I had his Job! LOL.
Keep up the good work Mark and good luck this season!
aacrow, you really know how to hit below the belt! LOL!
Thanks for the input Rudy and Old Salts. Love to hear more from you guys! Can't believe it's already August - hoping to find a nice antelope buck here in a couple of weeks and see if my form still holds up in the feild!
CokCiCi, put an apple in your mouth and stand over dar will'ya!
When it comes to rifle, I can keep even the best on there toes.
As for Archery, I hold my own but I look forward to learning more!
MWK_MN, I bow! Thank you and a +1 !
Will the perfect shooter please stand up!
What really counts is to be able to hit consistently at a given range with a group equal or less than the diameter of a pie plate.
To those who are nit picky on others, lets step out on the range better yet in the field.
MWK_MN brings this to mind and the bottom line is this,
We need more "UNCOMMON SPORTSMEN" rather than "COMMON UNSPORTSMEN"!
Were do you stand Pilgrim!
HEY YOU GUYS!
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!!
Thanks Mike! Every year I DREAM of harvesting a bull like the one we got back in 2005 with Warren! What a sweet bull!!! Facts are, those bulls are few and far between... every time I hit the trail though, I'm hoping I'll find him!
Hope you're doing great!
Didn't know about OL's Live Hunt till this year, but i will be following you this fall and winter. I had the pleasure of hunting with you back in I think 2005, when we killed a 370 6 x 6 with Warren Johnson. So following you around on all the hunts you get to make this year will be interesting to see if you can top our bull.. just kidding good luck. Mike Cook
Good luck this fall Mark.
Andrew & Mark,
Not that form is not important, or that your form is poor, it's the consistency that matters! Consistency in your form and the accuracy of your arrows down range! Keep of the great work and I am looking forward to following your season!
I have a lengthy and painful way to set up your arrows if you ever want to take some time!
I think people come on OL and think everything has to teach them something, and usually it does. But this set of photos is meant to introduce the viewers about the equipment they'll be using over the next 4-6 months, and throw in a little advertising too I'm sure. Now when I'm following you guys for the next several months I'll know what you're using. Good to know. Looking forward to the Live Hunt Season.
Sorry guys but this was time wasted I will never get back. The reason I say this is because I dont know one person who can even think about affording a setup like this. I dont really understand having two bows, one for stand and the other for open country because of the camo pattern?????? I can see if it was for speed or arrow weight/penetration, but camo! Give me a break. I believe Fred Bear would laugh this off as being a case of "Michealwaddelitis" that is rampantly spreading through the hunting community. Giving hunters, beginers especially, a false sense of security because of a so called need to have all this useless equipment. A perfect example is the scent lok lawsuit that recently hit the presses. I have never owned nor will I ever own a piece of scent elimination clothing. And now I can rub it in the face of my hunting buddies who dont understand how a guy who doesnt buy this crap still shoots as many elk and deer as they do. I shoot a diamond iceman, easton a/c/c arrows, toxonics sights, and a whisker biscuit. Qualified for IBO World, Shot in numerous state, regional and national tournaments always did well in my "career" (haha) as a tournament archer. But we have gone too far. Having the best equipment you can afford is always a good thing. But telling the young 16 year old that he "needs" 3 different arrows for all the different game animals is going to be the death of real hunters. Outdoorlife has lost a customer.
Tough to get a lot out of a photo gallery of archery practice I agree. The gallery was sent to accompany a blog and 4 videos... you might get more out of those when they get posted.
I went thru the whole 24 pictures hoping to get something out of it. I did. DISGUSTED!!!!!
Daily practice sessions are definitely key to my preparation. We're really lucky to have a good spot close to home... I have to drive all the way across town, but for Crow/Awe it's only 2 minutes from their houses!
Destroyer... I'm loving them so far. It's a great bow... time will tell, I'll definitely get a bunch of opportunities to test them out!!!
Thanks for posting!
Livin' in NYC its tough for me to get the daily practice sessions in. Mark, how do you like that Destoyer? I have the Admiral and the General...but that thing looks sweet.
I remember Crow's bull last year...a pig! Form couldn't have been too bad.
Can't wait for the videos.
Thanks for defending the form, Mark. But I'm in your boat, if Tibolli has some pointers on form, I'm all ears (or eyes)! In the meantime, these 5am practice sessions are getting me conditioned for early mornings. See you in the A.M.!
Which guy has poor form?! Both Andrew and Chris connected on big 6 point bull elk last year that definitely didn't think either of them had poor form! If you're talking about "MY" form, feel free to toss out some advice, I'm always trying to get better.
They'll be some videos and a blog post coming out soon with some tips/how to's... I'm not trying to "Teach" people, just giving them some insight into how I do things... Videos will detail the fletching process, and some practicing footage...
I'm not sure what we're supposed to get from this. The title made me think there were going to be some tips for practicing with your bow.
This guy has poor form.
Sitka employee Chris Awe enjoys his morning coffee along with the sunrise during our daily practice session
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