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by elkslayer4x5
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Craftsmanship and Smithing
Topic: Finding replacement mohair
Replies: 7
Views: 885

Re: Finding replacement mohair

The bottom photo looks like it has a radiused shelf with the high point at the middle; I would move the rest and strike plate forward to that point. That Darton is a lovely bow, by the way! ~WH~ Actually the bow in the bottom photo (a BP Cougar) has a flat shelf, the radius you see is the "window b...
by elkslayer4x5
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Craftsmanship and Smithing
Topic: Finding replacement mohair
Replies: 7
Views: 885

Re: Finding replacement mohair

Here's another rest I really like a sort of hybrid, an elevated shelf. It's on my 1974 Howatt Hi-Speed, and after looking thru all the related catalogs from the vintage archery site, I found a very similar appearing rest on page 34 of the 1977 combined catalog, described as #48 Wisper Arrow Rest. An...
by elkslayer4x5
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery
Topic: Black hunter longbow
Replies: 12
Views: 1789

Re: Black hunter longbow

I picked up a vintage Wing Archery Red Wing Hunter recurve for about $80 including shipping. It is a genuine Wing, no Head Ski and no AMF. It is a 58" bow pulling 49# @ 28". It is amazingly smooth when drawn and it has really good cast. It was missing its string so I borrowed a string from a 58" Be...
by elkslayer4x5
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Craftsmanship and Smithing
Topic: Finding replacement mohair
Replies: 7
Views: 885

Re: Finding replacement mohair

Found some at Lostnation, but it's brown. Know any chemical I can spill on it to make it green? :D
Yep, she's pretty, but her younger sister is pretty sexy!
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by elkslayer4x5
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Craftsmanship and Smithing
Topic: Finding replacement mohair
Replies: 7
Views: 885

Finding replacement mohair

Hi. I got this pre AMO Darton Classic last week, really like the green glass and Shedula? and want to find some to replace and somewhat match this mohair or what ever it is. Look like it is original. Any ideas? Thanks. Classic rest.jpg No string yet, but its on its way. Cedar is working it's way up ...
by elkslayer4x5
Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: Cats and Fire???????
Replies: 3
Views: 1323

Re: Cats and Fire???????

He was pretty smart after that. Never did that again! Although he did raid racoon nests, hated them, and had an ongoing war with them, wiping them out before they grew up, got caught one time, and I thought I was going to loose him, but the tough little soldier pulled through. Well, not really littl...
by elkslayer4x5
Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: Cats and Fire???????
Replies: 3
Views: 1323

Re: Cats and Fire???????

I've got a similar story to share, but it wasn't funny. Got home late one cold rainy winter day, and my young cat was real happy I was home, kept doing the cat weave/rub as I split kindling and built a fire in the wood stove heater. Got the fire going well, and closed the stove up and gave the cat t...
by elkslayer4x5
Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: The Bowyers Workbench
Topic: Yew flatbow dimensions???
Replies: 3
Views: 2563

Re: Yew flatbow dimensions???

Below is a link to Dr. Saxon Pope's book "Hunting With the Bow and Arrow" Chapter 5, part 2, on the Archery Library website, which give the dimentions for building a Yew bow. Hope that give some idea of how to procede. http://www.archerylibrary.com/books/pope/hunting-with-bow-and-arrow/chapter05_2.h...
by elkslayer4x5
Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:57 am
Forum: Camp Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Homemade sausage
Replies: 16
Views: 7765

Re: Homemade sausage

If you ever get your sausage made, with the AF's permission of course, try making a venison meatloaf. Yum ! :)
by elkslayer4x5
Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:49 am
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: DIY - Deer Meat - Where does it come from?
Replies: 17
Views: 11449

Re: DIY - Deer Meat - Where does it come from?

We process our own deer every year, 3-4 deer. We use every scrap of meat, even trim in between the ribs, all used in sausage, and thats what we do with the neck meat as well. We have a real good sausage recipe, most of the sausage gets used in a meatloaf, a family favorite. :)
by elkslayer4x5
Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:23 am
Forum: History of Archery
Topic: bear super kodiak
Replies: 3
Views: 2501

Re: bear super kodiak

Try contacting him over on the stickbow forum.
by elkslayer4x5
Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: The Bowyers Workbench
Topic: Elevated rest
Replies: 4
Views: 2039

Re: Elevated rest

Vanes are nowhere near as forgiving as feathers are, so your release has to be clean to shoot 'em. You'll get a faster arrow using feathers as they weigh about a 1/3 as much, one 4-5" vane will weigh the same as 3 4-5" feathers. Just sayin. :)
by elkslayer4x5
Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: Camping
Topic: campers
Replies: 25
Views: 17468

Re: campers

I built my camper from two campers I salvaged parts from. Had a long bed Ford Ranger, and built it to fit, sleeps two comfortably. Was an easy build, only tools I used were a skill saw, saber saw, drill, handsaw, screwgun, and a palm sander.Has a 1/4"lywood outer under the aluminum siding, and a 3/1...
by elkslayer4x5
Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:27 pm
Forum: Camping
Topic: Tents
Replies: 47
Views: 39312

Re: Tents

Back in 07 I picked up a Cabela's Big Horn and vestibule. We were comfy, but when the temps droped to the low teens, we closed off the vestibule, keep the tent warm, but made getting out a PIA, had to lean down and reach way out to get the zipper pull. So, the next spring I bought another vestibule ...
by elkslayer4x5
Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: Big Game
Topic: Bears
Replies: 13
Views: 9243

Re: Bears

Plan on having bow in hand and being in the same position as the camera was next time this guy waddles by!
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by elkslayer4x5
Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: Members Tips - Share yours!
Topic: Economy PVC Deer Feeder
Replies: 31
Views: 28331

Re: Economy PVC Deer Feeder

I built a couple of these 'economy' feeders, and after a year of use, there was nothing economical about them! The more you fill, the more deer show up to empty 'em. Was going thru 50 lbs of corn a week! Seems the biggest trouble with the Y' type is that the deer will stick their snout in and eat ti...
by elkslayer4x5
Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: Trailcam Pics
Topic: Are they up yet?
Replies: 12
Views: 4838

Re: Are they up yet?

Love that last pic! Bear love! Even better than my bear dinner date pic. All those bears could be why you're not seeing many elk, or maybe the cats. My first trail cam set-up in the same area as all the bear pics caught 11 elk, after the bears showed up, all we ever saw was an occasional sign of the...
by elkslayer4x5
Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:16 pm
Forum: Trailcam Pics
Topic: Cat Family
Replies: 21
Views: 9284

Re: Cat Family

Yep, I'm on the west side of I-5, south end of the Willamette Valley, THE blackberry capitol of the world! I do most of my hunting near home ( like most guys do ) and have permission to some private proptery west of here. If you've seen my thread " Are they up yet?", all of those bears where photogr...
by elkslayer4x5
Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:00 pm
Forum: Trailcam Pics
Topic: If only I could draw a tag.....
Replies: 24
Views: 9371

Re: If only I could draw a tag.....

Good looking bull, really like to see him in legal shooting light, with a tag in my pocket!
by elkslayer4x5
Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: Hello from Western Kentucky
Replies: 5
Views: 1545

Re: Hello from Western Kentucky

Welcome to the site, and ask as many questions as you need to, how else can we offer help? :)
by elkslayer4x5
Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:02 pm
Forum: TradRag Den - General Discussion
Topic: Filming complete of the Tred Barta Show
Replies: 10
Views: 3789

Re: Filming complete of the Tred Barta Show

Any idea of the weight of the wolves and the lynx? Just curious as we've not been hunting wolves as game amimals for very long and am wondering how they will be judged, size wise. My first guess would be a scull measurement like mountain lion, and bears. Also have wondered why no-one seems to keep r...
by elkslayer4x5
Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: Trailcam Pics
Topic: If only I could draw a tag.....
Replies: 24
Views: 9371

Re: If only I could draw a tag.....

Read in another post of yours that there are 3 bulls in the area, how large of a moose populatin hangs out near your cabin? Or is that they are comming to the spring? :campfire:
by elkslayer4x5
Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: Trailcam Pics
Topic: Cat Family
Replies: 21
Views: 9284

Re: Cat Family

No problem, hope it works out for you, and please let me know how spooky its gets in your blind while using that call. Where I do most of my hunting, its just way too thick, too much cover, I've never turned that call on for more than a minute, my imagamation runs away with me!
by elkslayer4x5
Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: Trailcam Pics
Topic: Cat Family
Replies: 21
Views: 9284

Re: Cat Family

You're welcome, glad to help, any way I can. Kind of a raspy yowl. You can hear Mountain Lion calls here #'s 370 - 375.

http://www.foxprosounds.com/foxprosoundpreviews.html
by elkslayer4x5
Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: Trailcam Pics
Topic: If only I could draw a tag.....
Replies: 24
Views: 9371

Re: If only I could draw a tag.....

You get a point for each year you apply and are NOT DRAWN. Last year there were 6909 applicants for 6 permits. The average points of those drawn was 12. The drawing for geezers was 708 applicants for 2 permits with the average points for those drawn being 13. I had 10 points for that drawing so am ...
by elkslayer4x5
Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: Hello from southwest Pennsylvania
Replies: 7
Views: 1905

Re: Hello from southwest Pennsylvania

Welcome to the site. :)
by elkslayer4x5
Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: Trailcam Pics
Topic: Bull Moose
Replies: 7
Views: 1708

Re: Bull Moose

Yeah, each pack will raise a litter every year, and sometimes one of the beta bitchs will breed and move out of the pack to raise her pups, especially in a game rich area.
by elkslayer4x5
Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: Trailcam Pics
Topic: Cat Family
Replies: 21
Views: 9284

Re: Cat Family

Well, I've got a cougar in heat call on my FoxPro. You could make a new call, the female that was leading the cat family should be ready as the cubs seemed almost fully grown. But then there you'd be sitting in your blind trying to call in a love-sick tom. Am not sure how the female would react as t...
by elkslayer4x5
Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: Trailcam Pics
Topic: If only I could draw a tag.....
Replies: 24
Views: 9371

Re: If only I could draw a tag.....

Being at 12 points now, does'nt seem that it will be THAT much longer before you make the draw. How many other applicants with more than 12 points can there be for a moose tag? :lol:
by elkslayer4x5
Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: Hello from North Alabama
Replies: 7
Views: 2075

Re: Hello from North Alabama

Hello I'm pretty new to traditional archery and blackpowder, so when I found this sight it seemed like the best of both worlds. I shoot an older Bear Stag that was my fathers and still looking for my first blackpowder gun. I live in North Alabama and haven't hunted since I was much younger. A good ...