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Title: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: killinstuff on December 15, 2007, 06:47:00 PM
I know the Professional Bowhunters Society has been around for a little while but what is it and what are they about? Are the members people in the bowhunting related industry or people that simply bowhunt? And is this a traditional equipment organization or both modern and tradional? Are you a member, why and if you are not, why?
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Mark Baker on December 15, 2007, 07:06:00 PM
Hey CJ...I am a regular member, and proud to be so.  The PBS represents, to me, as fine a group of dedicated bowhunters as there is out there.   They've been around for decades, and although mainly a fraternal organization, their ranks are filled with folks that give selflessly to their respective state orgs, bowhunter ed, and in general to keep bowhunting around as long as is possible.   They are a wellspring of knowledge, and commitment, and yet as humble a bunch of "brothers" as you will find.    Although not especially active directly in local causes, their existence is a bedrock of example for all to see.

Not a trad-only organization...but we do adhere to some principles to assure that it remains what it is, a bowhunting organization.  Often the name "Professional" carries some baggage to the unknowing, but it really denotes that the members are dedicated bowhunters, plain and simple, and care about bowhunting with their actions and image.  

Although it is a two-tiered org, regular members recieve no special accolades, save for the priveledge of voting on matters...the only diff between them and associates.   The associate membership is a great way to find out what PBS is all about, and includes an exceptional newsletter/magazine with the dues.  Give it a try and find out for yourself.
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Ray Hammond on December 15, 2007, 07:13:00 PM
well said, Mark. Life Member here.
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Preston Lay on December 15, 2007, 07:17:00 PM
I agree, well said Mark. regular member here.
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: dnovo on December 15, 2007, 07:21:00 PM
Mark summed it up very well. The word Professional always seems to convey the wrong message to those who don't know anything about the organization. Regular member here
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Stringwacker on December 15, 2007, 08:01:00 PM
Regular member since 1987....I really like the organization and the fraternal aspects of it. The magazine that comes with the membership has no equal.
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: heydeerman on December 15, 2007, 08:13:00 PM
I let my membership go a few years back. How can a guy re-join?
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: joebuck on December 15, 2007, 08:52:00 PM
A fraternal group of bowhunters who share traditional values pretaining to bowhunting for their primary means of hunting big game. The most generous PBS members I have found are the ones who are some way or another financially involved with bowhunting. They are constantly donating their wares and time for the organization.  

Stringwacker..you going to P'burg?
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Barney on December 15, 2007, 09:12:00 PM
Can't say much more than has been said. I joined because the PBS seemed to cover everything I thought was right.

Reg. member
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Dave Lay on December 15, 2007, 09:22:00 PM
Mark said it alot better than I could ever have.. I am also a very proud regular member
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: paleFace on December 15, 2007, 09:44:00 PM
if you really want to see what the PBS is all about you should attend the banquet  coming in March. absolutely good times....

PBS is not about what it can do for you, but rather what you can do for it. if you want to be involved and become a part of something then PBS can't be beat. it's a true brotherhood. as with any organization the size of the PBS you most likely will not agree with every thing, but hey that's what makes us human. PBS is about what's best for bowhunting.  

like this site (Trad Gang) you will find many who are willing to roll up the sleeves and help with what needs doing.  since i became a  member in 99' i have meet some of the finest people and made some very special friends.  

give it a try and see what you think.  get involved and you will be glad you joined.
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Whip on December 15, 2007, 09:46:00 PM
I'm an associate member currently.  Thinking about trying to go to Pittsburg for my first gathering - it's something I've wanted to do and this might be the year.

Here is what they are all about: (Taken from the website)

It is the purpose of the Professional Bowhunters Society to be an organization whose membership consists only of persons who are considered Professional Bowhunters in ATTITUDE, and who vow:

That by choice, bowhunting is their primary archery interest, and their ultimate aim and interest is the taking of wild game by bow and arrow of suitable weights in a humane and sportsmanlike manner;
To share their experiences, knowledge and shooting skills;
To be a conscientious bowhunter, promoting bowhunting by working to elevate its standards and the standards of those who practice the art of bowhunting;
To provide training in safety, shooting and hunting techniques;
To practice the wise use of our natural resources, the conservation of our wild game and the preservation of our natural habitat.
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: paleFace on December 15, 2007, 09:48:00 PM
Whip hope to see you there... you will not regret it if you can join us....
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Walt Francis on December 15, 2007, 11:22:00 PM
Jim,
Here is a link to the PBS web site, the information for the organization is there.
 http://www.bowsite2.com/pbs/

Walt Francis
Regular Member
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: tippit on December 16, 2007, 12:23:00 AM
I have a very nice house guest here and the subject of PBS came up tonight.  I had been an associate member in the 80's. Back then I really only bow hunted deer with family.  I didn't feel like my simple hunting qualified me for PBS.  That was basically a wrong decision as the PBS values seem to go hand & hand with Tradgang.

I am probably going to rejoin and would like to make the Pittsburgh Banquet this year too.  Mr Campbell has rekindled my interest, as have a number of other Tradgang/PBSers...Doc
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Guru on December 16, 2007, 06:05:00 AM
Good to hear he made it in one piece.....
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Kevin Bahr on December 16, 2007, 07:32:00 AM
Heydeerman, email me your address and I'll send you a membership app/brochure.  Or even easier, go the the PBS website that Walt posted on page one and you can join via Paypal.  Also there, you can check out the happenings at our upcoming banquet...you're right next door!  We'd love to have you back, and to have you attend the banquet as well.  
Same goes to you Whip, Tippit and everyone else.  I wish all PBS members could go the banquet.  Now THAT would really be somethin!!  
Mark, very, VERY well stated.
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Kevin Bahr on December 16, 2007, 07:34:00 AM
CJ, sorry, didn't mean to leave you out!  Of course you are welcome as well.
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Goose on December 16, 2007, 07:35:00 AM
Yep, well put by Mark.  I'm a life member also.  And like he said, PBS is mainly a fraternal organization.  
If any of you can possibly swing it, by all means go to the banquet in Pittsburgh in March.  This is going to be one huge and fantastic gathering.  Members come from all over the country to attend these banquets every two years.  You won't regret going but will be sorry if you miss it!
Goose
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: killinstuff on December 16, 2007, 08:10:00 AM
Thanks. Joining today and I'll try and make Pittsburg.
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Biggie Hoffman on December 16, 2007, 08:42:00 AM
I'm not a "joiner" by nature but PBS represents everything good in bowhunting to me. like any group we have our disagreements but when it comes down to it, we are all involved for the betterment of bowhunting.

Life Member #25

Whip if you don't come to P'burg we're gonna change your handle to Whimp!
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Steve O on December 16, 2007, 09:52:00 AM
For a LONG time, I thought PBS was only for people "in" the industry...how wrong I was!

Whip--you MUST go to the gathering--you have to fill my spot!  We went to the last one in SLC (my first, because I had just joined)and I was blown away.  I never figured I would miss one after that, but my buddy and I are going to draw Iowa deer tags next year and we have to spend a lot of time on the ground out there...we are going to scout on our way out to Kansas for the archery turkey opener April 1st.  Bad timing for sure, but we only get so much time off work! But I digress...

When you GO to the gathering, you will find one big family and more bowhunting knowlede in one place than you would think possible.

"Professional" I have found out, means not how you make your living, but how you portray yourself in the field (and life in general).  PBS members care deeply about everything bowhunting.
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Jack Denbow on December 16, 2007, 10:20:00 AM
What Mark said. Come to Pittsburgh and see for yourself what we are about, you won't be sorry.
Jack
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: PrarrieDog on December 16, 2007, 12:12:00 PM
I went to Salt Lake and enjoyed it. When I went home a E-mailed them and they never responded so I dropped the thought of joining.
Prarrie Dog
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Rick McGowan on December 16, 2007, 12:14:00 PM
I didn't join for a long time either, because I thought it was only for those in the business, I finally joined in 85 and went to the first banquet with PBS very much on trial IMO, I was blown away, here was all these idols of mine just standing around shooting the breeze and they also were blown away! Thats the strength of PBS imo, you really need to go the banquet and meet the members of the family! You also will not believe the items donated, I haven't seen anything to compare to it.
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Kevin Bahr on December 17, 2007, 10:24:00 AM
PrarrieDog, sorry for the unsatisfactory experience.  For some reason, the email you probably used has yet to be changed on our website (I just checked it).  So the office probably never received your inquiry.  The correct email is: probowhunters@roadrunner.com
if you are intersted, and I hope that you are.
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Nook on December 17, 2007, 04:19:00 PM
There isn't much more I can add to the previous discriptions.  The PBS is the home of serious bowhunters.  At each banquet I have attended I leave with a feeling of kinship thats hard to discribe.  Many people with the same passion as mine.  I will be in Pittsburg with my fellow members.  It always feels like a homecomming. Some of the most ethical and nicest folks you'll ever meet are proud to be PBS members.

Jeff Harper  PBS Regular Member
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Dirty Bill on December 17, 2007, 04:31:00 PM
I was an associate member for several years,but I didn't see any brotherhood going on,except the "famous hunters" hanging together,and the "rich guys" hanging together,patting each other on the back,and ignoring the regular folks.I got tired of it and let my dues go.  

The only guy who was down to earth and treated me like he knew me all his life was Fred Asbell,one of the people in bowhunting that I really admired.I saw him a couple of years later and he remembered me.I would ride the river any day with him.
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Ray Hammond on December 17, 2007, 05:39:00 PM
Dirty Bill,
I'm an absolute nobody...regular folks. Every PBS member I've ever run into has treated me with respect and civility...well except for Marty McMahon but that's another story! HE HE

I have been to a banquet and had everyone speak to me...and none of them knew me from Adam's housecat.

It couldn't have been that you were shy,
could it?

There were 300 people there, and of course, after years of going to these events a great many of them know one another, and when you are able to get together with people you know you reminisce, you catch up...but I bet if you went again and this time tried a little "walking up" to some of the groups that are talking and introduce yourself you would be included right into the conversations...I was.
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: alligatordond on December 17, 2007, 07:53:00 PM
Attending the PBS banquet in Charlotte in 96 introduced me to several " big names " who took the time to chat with me and would later become great friends. Here I am , a"nobody" yet I sat next to Mr. Glenn St. Charles for the banquet supper and had Mrs. St. Charles treat ME like a celebrity simply because I owned a bow her son made. She even insisted on taking MY picture. The event was an enriching experience. And if I recall, there was no way to distinguish a regular member from associate. Everyone was treated equally.

Don Davis-PBS Reg since 1991
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Terry Green on December 17, 2007, 08:45:00 PM
Quote
Originally posted by Dirty Bill:
I was an associate member for several years,but I didn't see any brotherhood going on,except the "famous hunters" hanging together,and the "rich guys" hanging together,patting each other on the back,and ignoring the regular folks.

 
I went to San Antonio, and I never saw a hint of that.  I also didn't know who was 'rich' and who wasn't....didn't ask them their income.  Everyone I talked to was very genuine, and took time to chat...don't know if they were 'famous' or not....didn't care.  Everyone seemed to be on the same page and having a great time, and glad to be there.

And back to the word 'famous'...how many of the general public know any trad bowhunters that are so called 'famous'?....I don't know any.  I know some guys that have been around for a long time, and done a lot for the sport, but none of them ever make the tabloids.....and that's a good thing.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Marty on December 17, 2007, 09:17:00 PM
Ray, Ray, Ray..... This is the Holiday Season. Where's your Holiday Spirit?
The only  celebrity I know in PBS is Biggie Hoffman, at least he told me he's one anyway.We were havin lunch at the Bass Pro Shop in Mo. this November and a guy came up to us outside the store and asked if he was Biggie Hoffman the bow hunter.Biggie told me later it happens all the time. He must be a celebrity. I never knew it.

Go to Pittsburgh and make up your own minds!!
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Terry Green on December 17, 2007, 09:59:00 PM
Hi Marty...good to see you keeping Biggie in check!!!!!
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Steve O on December 17, 2007, 10:26:00 PM
DB,

That is not what I experienced in SLC last time.  I am a NOBODY...my wife and I rode the bus from the airport with with the Wensels (and their VERY tolerant and fantastic wives), they made us feel like family.  We went to the dinner Friday night; we didn't know ANYBODY and sat down at an empty table...it filled up with "famous" people and they made us feel like family.  We went to the dinner Saturday night and again sat down at an empty table on the other side of the room...the same thing happened   :thumbsup:  .  

All the folks that were in SLC were OK in my (and my wife's) book!
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Forester on December 17, 2007, 10:58:00 PM
And there is always somebody else to meet.  I have made it to two Gatherings and am sure I will meet folks in Pittsburgh for the first time.  And I'm sure there will be the instant connection found between hard core bowhunters where ever we meet.  One thing about PBS that has impressed me is that the "famous" people have proven to be just regular guys and they treated me like a "famous" person, honestly.  We all seem to be equal in our passion and nobody is really making judgements.

Aside from the Gatherings, it seems that the serious bowhunters and conservationists that I meet through other channels (forestry, QDMA, bowhunter ed, etc...) are PBS members.  And the PBS members are often involved in state and local clubs promoting bowhunting and archery.

I could sum it up by saying that, outside of home and family, PBS is where I am most comfortable when not in the woods...and PBS is a great group to be in the woods with also.
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Barry Wensel on December 17, 2007, 11:03:00 PM
I sincerely hope this comes out the way I intend it to. Some of the high profile (and wide profile!) bowhunters were thrust into the limelight simply because of circumstances. I personally enjoy helping others and sharing experiences. The truth is most "celebrity" bowhunters are just regular, down to earth guys who share the love of our sport. We're all human. When one immerses themself into a passion for thirty or forty years, attends annual rendezvous, banquets, shoots, sports shows and deer classics you get to meet and talk with literally thousands of great people. Thousands. I personally lose my voice after a couple days. But the bottom line is somewhere in those multiple conversations you might have offered a seemingly worthless piece of advice that will change some persons life forever. I sometimes get embarrassed when I can't remember a persons name when I should. I'm sure age has something to do with it. In the same respect sometimes too many years slip by between visits, people physically change and I fail to recognize them. I've also found more often than not I end up apologizing to some of my closest friends for seemingly ignoring them when being pulled in different directions by those I don't see as often. So, at the PBS gathering in Pittsburgh this March, please come up and say hello. But also please cut us older guys some slack as there's a fine line between wisdom and senility. bw
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: PrarrieDog on December 17, 2007, 11:13:00 PM
Thanks for the link Kevin. The address I used was taken from the PBS magazine I picked up.  I might try again.
Prarrie Dog
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Dirty Bill on December 18, 2007, 12:14:00 AM
I've been to a few of the banquets.I was in NC in 96.I was also at ogelby park,only about 20 minutes from my place.I've met barry and gene several times,as they used to come to the west virginia bowhuntes association and do seminars.I even know why barry wears his hat sideways.

I guess I let a small number of bad experiences over shadow the good things.I met Glenn St.Charles and he even signed an arrow for me.

I'll be coming up to pittsburgh if I can afford the gas...it's about an hour from me..   :rolleyes  

Maybe I'll rejoin even.. By the way how does one become a regular member instead of an ass member...   :biglaugh:
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Dirty Bill on December 18, 2007, 12:24:00 AM
Quote
Originally posted by Terry Green:
 
Quote
Originally posted by Dirty Bill:
I was an associate member for several years,but I didn't see any brotherhood going on,except the "famous hunters" hanging together,and the "rich guys" hanging together,patting each other on the back,and ignoring the regular folks.

 
I went to San Antonio, and I never saw a hint of that.  I also didn't know who was 'rich' and who wasn't....didn't ask them their income.  Everyone I talked to was very genuine, and took time to chat...don't know [/b]
I didn't have to ask their income,they let me know it,and it showed very plainly when I sat at their table. I should have sat in the corner somewhere.

Anyway,that was my take on the PBS,but I shouldn't judge the whole club by the actions of a handful of snobs.
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Dirty Bill on December 18, 2007, 12:30:00 AM
Quote
Originally posted by Ray Hammond:
Dirty Bill,
I'm an absolute nobody...regular folks. Every PBS member I've ever run into has treated me with respect and civility...well except for Marty McMahon but that's another story! HE HE

I have been to a banquet and had everyone speak to me...and none of them knew me from Adam's housecat.

It couldn't have been that you were shy,
could it?

There were 300 people there, and of course, after years of going to these events a great many of them know one another, and when you are able to get together with people you know you reminisce, you catch up...but I bet if you went again and this time tried a little "walking up" to some of the groups that are talking and introduce yourself you would be included right into the conversations...I was.
I tried that a couple of times,it didn't work.I was blown off more than once.I enjoyed the displays and seminars though.
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: alligatordond on December 18, 2007, 07:54:00 AM
DB,

Glad to hear you are willing to give it another try at Pitt. I hope your experience is better. If you see a large Hawaiian looking bowling ball shaped fellow, that would be me. We'll go have a beer and tell lies.

DonD
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Jeff Holchin on December 18, 2007, 08:09:00 AM
Lots of us are loners, lurkers here on Tradgang, etc. and it is not easy to just walk up to somebody or a group and start a conversation - usually.  I have to attend meetings, seminars, and presentations with my job but don't enjoy it because I'm not in love with my job.  The PBS and the banquets are different - I am in love with bowhunting and so is everybody in the PBS and at the banquets, so even somebody as shy and "backward" as me can walk up to just about anybody else (famous or not) and talk bowhunting.    

My first banquet was in St. Louis and I went with the attitude that I would leave right away if I didn't like the experience.  I stayed the entire weekend and have not missed a banquet since..........
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Rick McGowan on December 18, 2007, 09:30:00 AM
I have been to every single banquet and absolutely have NEVER encountered any big named slobs. At the very first one in Ohio, I knew no one in PBS and very little about it and thats what I expected to find, but I could not have been more wrong, these guys were just regular bowhunters hanging out and shooting the breeze. At breakfast the first morning one of the "bignames", happened to sit at my table and asked me what I thought, I told him that I was totally impressed and intimidated by all the "bignames", he said "me too"! I said, but you ARE one of the "bignames", he said I am no different than you! I have seen kids walk up to Barry Wensel and say, Mr. Wensel can I have your autograph? He said, "its Barry" as he signed their stuff. Don't forget that just because someone may be well known, it doesn't mean they can't be shy and it may well have been two years since they saw their friends last, so its understandable they may want to catch up. I have walked up and introduced myself, politely to many many members of PBS and NEVER been blown off by any of them, but realize that there is a LOT going on during the banquet weekend and they may have things that they need to do. I ran the raffle booth for a long time and I felt bad about not having as much time to talk to many friends as much as I would have liked to. Jut be careful about letting any women you know write letters to the Wensels, those things can stick to you forever!
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Kevin Bahr on December 18, 2007, 09:45:00 AM
Geez, the only time someone wants my autograph is after they swipe my Visa card...
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Jason R. Wesbrock on December 18, 2007, 01:17:00 PM
That funny, Kevin. People usually ask me for your autograph too after swiping "my" Visa. By the way, thanks for the Christmas presents.
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Rick McGowan on December 18, 2007, 01:47:00 PM
I did actually have one person ask for my autograph, George Hilf asked me to sign a hat with all the big guys names on it at the banquet in 92, then he gave it to me as thanks for my help in the raffle booth. I still have it, but it just makes me look really stupid for signing my own hat, with all the big names on it. And no I don't wear it, besides the name thing, it is flouresent chartreuse, what were they thinking!
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Wary Buck on December 18, 2007, 02:29:00 PM
The first post pretty much said it all.  I'm a PBS Regular and proud of it, and am proud of the organization.  I'm also a head track coach and our first weekend of competition always seems to fall on the banquet weekend so I've never been to a PBS Banquet yet.  And every two years I check the schedule hoping either our season has been moved a week later or the PBS has moved up a week.  No luck yet.  (But I've only got nine more years of teaching!).  

That said, I've attended 22 of the 24 Nebr. Bowh. Assn. banquets thus far, and this same topic (not feeling welcome--by a few) came up this past year after our event, which normally draws 400-500 bowhunters.  I'm convinced that it goes like this:

Bowhunter A from western NE only sees Bowhunter B from eastern NE at the Banquet once a year or maybe also at the summer Jamboree.  So when they see each other at the Banquet or in the motel there's a lot of catching up and bending the elbow to do.  Meanwhile, some newcomer comes up and stands nearby and expects to be welcomed into a specific conversation between two guys that are busy catching up.  NOT that the newbie isn't welcome, he might just need to hold on a minute or two until these two guys get tired of talking so much that they have to come up for air!  Instead, said newbie often turns and leaves and heads back to his motel room, and labels everyone as snobs, when that's the furthest thing from the truth.  Bowhunters are known for having patience in the woods, this is a time when patience may be necessary as well.

I'm guessing this could be the case at any big banquet type function, regardless of the group.  Some people are more gregarious than others and find it easier to break in.  Others, a little on the shy side, may find it tougher.  But from my friends who have attended PBS functions regularly, it sounds like there is no posturing or grandstanding.  And the newbie is very welcome.  Just be patient and unafraid...
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Ray Hammond on December 18, 2007, 03:56:00 PM
Barry you were a gentleman and a scholar the whole week in Quebec with us nobodies -and you made us feel special- just like we was riding the short bus to school!!!!
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Biggie Hoffman on December 18, 2007, 05:15:00 PM
DirtyBill....at the Charlotte PBS, we asked for volunteers for the sumo wrestling. I didn't see your hand shoot up!
If you had, everyoe would have known who you were :-)
Don't be shy....bust into the circle and introduce yourself!
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: alligatordond on December 18, 2007, 05:28:00 PM
Dang Biggie!! I was at Charlotte and I don't remember being asked!! Oh it's probably because my Japanese heritage would create an unfair advantage. That and all the fried chicken I eat. They don't call me the Wasabi Redneck for nothing :-)
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: rabbitman on December 18, 2007, 06:55:00 PM
Am an associate member but have never attended a gathering.  Looking forward to Pittsburgh.  And Biggie...better bring your sumo stuff...teach you to call me a whimp.  :bigsmyl:
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: aromakr on December 18, 2007, 06:55:00 PM
I will be looking forward to seeing all my brothers in PA.  
 Dirty Bill I'm nobody but if you stop by my booth "Whispering Wind arrows" I would be honored to talk to you about anything within reason!!
Regular Life member #15
Bob
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Brian P. on December 18, 2007, 07:32:00 PM
Do I need to go out and buy a suit for the banquet? I am not much of a black tie kind of guy.

BP
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Kevin Bahr on December 18, 2007, 07:49:00 PM
Brian, the short answer is: NO.  
Wear whatever you are comfortable in.  Make sure your shirt or whatever fits nice and loose so as not to restrict the movement on your bidding arm.
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Kevin Bahr on December 18, 2007, 07:50:00 PM
HA!  Jason, so YOU'RE the one who SWIPED my card!  No wonder they told me not to buy any more stuff.  Hey, if I thought I'd get an invite to your Wisconsin honey hole, I might just buy you a Christmas present!
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Ric Anderson on December 18, 2007, 09:22:00 PM
I too am proud to be a member of the PBS.  Lifes circumstances have only allowed me to attend one gathering but I thorougly enjoyed it.  Hopefully I can start making more now that I'm "retired?"
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Biggie Hoffman on December 19, 2007, 06:23:00 AM
Brian P. friday night has always been fun night and casual dress is the norm, Saturday night has traditionally been more formal. You will see Uncle Barry in a jacket and tie but many wear khaki's and a nice shirt as well. Nobody wants to be uncomfortable and there has never, to my knowledge, been any kind of directive to wear a suit.

Rabbittman...forget it...I ain't taking on a southpaw :-)

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Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Kevin Bahr on December 19, 2007, 07:49:00 AM
Biggie and everyone, actually the festivities begin on Thursday evening at this upcoming PBS Banquet with a BBQ meal and musical entertainment provided by some fellow PBS members. Among them is Mark Baker who had the great second post on this subject!  You can wear whatever you want to the BBQ, jeans and a flannel shirt works, or maybe a bib?
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: paleFace on December 19, 2007, 09:25:00 AM
Dirty Bill, hey if it will    :help:    i am more than willing to pick you up and give you a lift.  i'll be coming up from VA. with my son (his first gathering).

there's plenty room in the bed of my truck for any gear you might need as long as Duane (Forester) isn't allowed to be involved in any drawings or raffles. he usually needs 2 or 3 members just to lug home all his winnings....   :biglaugh:
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Mark U on December 19, 2007, 09:29:00 AM
Dirty Bill, ya just never know.  I remember being at a banquet once, and we were eating breakfast, and Biggie had something on his plate that looked pretty good.  I asked "Ya gonna eat that?", and he said "Get away from my plate!!".

He wasn't very nice to me.

I'm trying to make up my mind between going to the banquet or going to Texas to shoot pigs.  Can do one but not both.  Decisions.
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Kevin Bahr on December 19, 2007, 09:51:00 AM
Heck Mark, you can shoot pigs every year.  PBS only comes around every two...
Besides, if you come to the banquet, you might end up with a hog hunt for next year anyway.  Hope to see you there!
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Dirty Bill on December 19, 2007, 11:18:00 AM
I remember the sumo's very well.I remember George Hilf,a great guy.I also think I remember Biggie. I remember a tug of war that I played in,Reg members against ass members. As soon as we started pulling,the reg members dropped the rope. It was Barry's plan too.

Can someone tell me something about the one in ohio? I may have been there too. Possibly.

I want to thank you guys for your generous offers.You all are truly good people.

P.S. I got my picture in the magazine the tug of war year. Does anyone remember the "Whitetail Wizards"? I have a jacket on there with our "Colors". The Wizards were pretty well known throughout West Virginia.
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Rick McGowan on December 19, 2007, 11:33:00 AM
The one in OHIO, in 1986 at the Deer Creek Park, it was the very first one. I met people there that are still my friends to this day. I really didn't talk to many people, I was in AWE. I even volunteered to work in the raffle booth a bit. I bought a book and some snuffers from Roger Rothaar and can remember his little son running around the tables, I never guessed I would be guiding that little kid for water buffalo in Australia years later! As I said earlier, what I expected to find there was a couple "big names" on stage telling everyone what great bowhunters they were, boy was I wrong, I renewed my membership as soon as I got home. A couple years later, I applied for regular membership and Bill Hassanmeyer, who sat across the table from me at the first banquet was my sponsor! George Hilf was a great guy, I worked with him in every raffle booth for many get-togethers.
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Dirty Bill on December 19, 2007, 11:40:00 AM
Yep,Deer Creek park.I was there.It was the best one I ever attended. So I was able to go 3 times.
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Ia Hawkeye on December 19, 2007, 02:02:00 PM
Unbelievable!!  5 pages and no PBS slams ! Way to go guys !
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Tim on December 19, 2007, 02:14:00 PM
I joined the PBS 19 years ago after spending a week at hunting camp with a few gentleman many of you know... Tom Parsons & Fred Asbell.  There were two other guys in camp whose name escapes me but they were all PBS Members and all close friends.  Funny thing was is none of them lived within 200 miles of each other!  These were just guys whom had met through the PBS and where like family to each other.  I joined a week later......

Since that time I can't begin to list the number of PBS members whom I consider family.  Many of whom I've never met but spoken with by phone.  

One member, Biggie Hoffman even invited me to drive up to his home when I was on a family vacation to Florida and he'd take me hog hunting! I'd never met the guy...still haven't but I'm sure his door is still open as is mine if he'd ever decide to visit Pennsylvania.  

That my friends in a nutshell is what the PBS is all about!

Tim
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: hogdancer on December 19, 2007, 02:49:00 PM
That's what I like about PBS it does'nt matter if you know each other or not fellow members seem always willing to help out and go out of their way for each other and fellow bowhunters as well. When I moved to Mississippi I did'nt know anyone but found a fellow PBS that really went out of his way to help me out, our own Joebuck went out of his way for no other reason than I was a fellow bowhunter.I had been an ass. member for about 10 years and just got my letter last nite saying I was accepted as a regular member. Really looking forwad to the gathering in the spring.
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Herdbull on December 19, 2007, 04:02:00 PM
I could only go to two banquets, the first banquet in Ohio and the last one in Salt Lake City. The first one had kind of a “Whitetail Court” where a lot of knowledgeable folks were gather and you could ask all kinds of questions. They would auction off stuff at just about any time during the weekend to help support the society efforts. They even auctioned off Barry Wensel’s  “side-ways” hat right off his head. Ha! After the function each night, many members would retire to their rooms. Gene and Barry were showing videos and telling stories AND JOKES until late hours. There were about 15 guys in the room… many had just met the twins for the first time.

The 2006 meeting in SLC had a lot of venders, special events etc.and kind of ended similarly for us, watching video footage with the Wensels. Ha!    Tradition!!
Mike
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Angus on December 19, 2007, 04:04:00 PM
Well, I must admit I was puzzled by the "professional" part of it as well.  I can't recall another organization about which folks have spoken so highly, though.  This is one I probably should join!
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Steve H. on December 19, 2007, 07:11:00 PM
Another regular here.  I just broke many piggy banks and purchased a ticket from Juneau, ouch.  That is a LOT of thousands of miles and THIRTEEN take offs and landings to get there to nhang out with these people.  

That is twice as many as what I had to go hunt in Mongolia earlier this year with one fo the dudes, Rick "RicMic" McGowan, that I met at my second banquet (or was it the first in Traverse city?) in Charolette, NC.

One of my other often times partners I also met at the Charolette banquest (Matt "Shoeman Schuster) and I hunt with him routinely including right before THIS coming banquet.  Any body have any ideas to keep piggy-chops frozen for a couple days in PIT in case I would be so lucky???

Dirty Bill, was that you that mentioned on another thread that your dream animal to hunt is Mountain Goat?  If so I will try and bring some extra action pics along since that is my "back yard" critter that I get to hunt most years.
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Dirty Bill on December 19, 2007, 07:16:00 PM
Yes but a Mountain goat is out of my reach moneywise,and unfortunately,probably physically as well. I would love to hunt moose though,which could be possible with proper planning.
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Dirty Bill on December 19, 2007, 07:18:00 PM
When exactly is the PBS banquet? Is it members only?  

I'm ready to be an ass member again. Does it really take 10 years to become a regular member..I'm kind of old...I might not make it that long...   :campfire:
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Dirty Bill on December 19, 2007, 07:32:00 PM
How much are the dues now?   :readit:    :campfire:
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Steve H. on December 19, 2007, 07:54:00 PM
The last full weekend in March in even years so that would be March 27-30, 2008

2 years but that is just one requirement for Regular membership.

$30 per year for Associate Membership.
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Steve O on December 19, 2007, 09:36:00 PM
Steve,

Why don't you call the Kinney's...they are heavily involved planning the thing, I am sure they know of some good freezer space.
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Forester on December 19, 2007, 10:05:00 PM
Steve H. - I'm sure I can hook you up with freezer space.  There are many member freezers close by and you need not worry.

The little things on this thread are what PBS is about...as long as it also involves some connection to serious bowhunting.....
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: joebuck on December 20, 2007, 12:47:00 AM
Hey Congrats Hogdancer on Reg Member. Also I want to inform you the newest Reg Member has to buy 1st round of beer on friday night! Now we have what 4 reg members from MS!!....PBS Banquet 2030 Tunica MS Casinos.....only place in the world you can gamble,noodle catfish,bare knuckle fight,eat ribs and watch an occasional dog breeding in the casino parking lot
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Steve H. on December 20, 2007, 01:19:00 AM
Thanks Forester, gotta chest freezer so I can shoot a BIG one!?!?!
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Kevin Bahr on December 20, 2007, 03:11:00 AM
Heck, Steve, just throw it in with the thursday night BBQ...
Any luck finding a roomie for the banquet yet?
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Goose on December 20, 2007, 04:12:00 AM
Hey Steve,

Hope that buckwheat honey I sent you was OK.  I really had no idea what I was buying.  If you need more I might be able to find some again.
Steve
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Jeff Holchin on December 20, 2007, 07:57:00 AM
Hey Steve, I grew up in the Pittsburgh area and can surely find a freezer or two with my family if you need to store some meat.  However, Kevin's idea ain't bad either.

Too bad there isn't some local hunting or some excuse to fling some arrows.  Diane was trying to find something like that - wonder if she had any success?  I'd be willing to bring a 3-D target or two if we found a place to set up a course.........
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Rick McGowan on December 20, 2007, 08:24:00 AM
Stevo, I am sure the hotel can stick a cooler in their freezer for you, you are going to have the pork in a cooler right? Not a pillow case or Piggly Wiggly bag?
Joebuck, you left out "pick cotton", the last time I was in Tunica the cotton field grew right up to the edge of the casino parking lot.
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Kevin Bahr on December 20, 2007, 10:41:00 AM
Jeff, there will be a bow test shooting area.  Not a course mind you, but a place to shoot at the hotel.  
Our PBS "man on the ground" Rod Bear might be able to help you out with a local range if you are going to be in the area early or late.  
RicMc, "...you are going to have the pork in a cooler right? Not a pillow case or Piggly Wiggly bag?"  That is TOO funny, LOL!
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Ryan Rothhaar on December 20, 2007, 12:43:00 PM
PBS member for around 10 yrs and the first son of a Regular member to also become a Regular (I get to be first at SOMETHING)  ;)

Can't add much to the posts above.  I've been around the PBS my whole life and I can honestly say it is head and shoulders the best organization I know of.  Any organization will have a few bad apples, but PBS has VERY few.  

Here are some guys to watch out for....Kevin Bahr-wears too many scary Hawaiian shirts, Rick McGowan-too tall, can't trust a tall guy, Jason Wesbrock-Chicago gapshooter....other than these guys you're pretty safe, though.

On a more serious note...won't be making the banquet in Pitt  :(

Using the vacation time to take the wife on a mule-pack trip into the back country in Montana this Spring   :)    :)

later, guys

Ryan
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Steve H. on December 20, 2007, 03:07:00 PM
"On a more serious note...won't be making the banquet in Pitt"

WHAT?!?!?!!?

McGowan is tall?  Uhhh ohh!

If I get a piggy I thought I just carry it in my carry-on pillow case! (inside Joke to RicMic)
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Nook on December 20, 2007, 03:26:00 PM
Hey Ryan.  I was looking forward to meeting you.  We applied for regular membership at the same time.  I'm sure we'll bump into one another some day.  Made reservations for my wife and I yesterday.  See everyone in March.  Jeff Harper
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Kevin Bahr on December 20, 2007, 08:46:00 PM
Dang, forgot about that dress code, LOL!  
Hey, ride the mules from Indiana to Pittsburgh, that ought to make Katia forget all about the Montana deal.  I'll let you buy me a beer if you come to the banquet, Ryan.
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Kevin Bahr on December 21, 2007, 10:32:00 AM
Wait til you fellas see all the bows being donated.  The generosity of these bowyers is something special, to put it very simply.
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Brian P. on December 21, 2007, 06:31:00 PM
OK, ya talked me into it. Just made my room reservations. Better order my tickets now, huh?

BP
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Kevin Bahr on December 21, 2007, 08:30:00 PM
Yes Brian, get your tickets.  If you make your reservations before Jan 1, you get an engraved name badge and 25 more free raffle tickets for the general raffle at the banquet.  I'm very glad you are coming!  Now you need to talk Jamie into it as well.  I think Charlie and Rick are already signed up as well.
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Greg Szalewski on December 21, 2007, 08:57:00 PM
OK you guys hit on a topic that finnaly made me register for this site. I joined PBS about 14 yrs ago, seemed like a good organiztion to support. I am still an associate member as I know regular members only cassualy and had never hunted with a regular member until recently. Actually when I joined I did not realize that PBS was so heavy into trad. gear. The first banquet I was able to attend was St. Louis in 2000. my wife and I had a great time, made a number of new friends and got a feel for the members at the membership meeting. It was clear to me that the big names were just as concered about how we were percieved as the regular Joes. One of the topics concerned having a  bow on an ATV. The members did not want anyone think that they might be road hunting and most felt the bow should be unstrung even if it was legal to have it strung.
A couple years back I encouraged my 16 year old son to apply for the youth leadership hunt that PBS puts on. He was accepted and all we had to do was get to Billings MT.(I went as his mentor) Boy was I blown away. When we got to MT the red carpet was out for five kids and their dads just for the opporotunity to teach these kids some hunting skills and most importantly that they needed to get involved in archery at the leadership level.  To say my son was impressed would be an understatement. We had our tags paid for, 1000 private acres to hunt(Robertson/ Fisher ranch), stands in place with transportation(Yote Robertson and Billy Lewis) full time cook(Joseph Myers). Bo Slaughter and Larry Fisher set it all up and ran the hunt. Then there was program provided by Dick Robertson(future of bow hunting),Yote sharpening broadheads), Joseph(first aide), Mark Baker(leadership), Ray Alt and Doug Campbell(flint knapping). Not only that, we were all treated like old friends and all these people are as concerned about my son as myself now. This truely is a special organization that goes beyond sharing common interests, but doing what it takes to promote them.
 Since that hunt I have gotten to know a few members better, swapped some hunting and built on friendships.
 I will once again be attending the banquet with my wife(Bryan is in college now) and donate a youth take down recurve that I made. Perhaps it will plant and provide some nurishment for a seed.
See you all there, hope this helps answer some questions on the PBS.
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Brian P. on December 21, 2007, 10:54:00 PM
Kevin,
 I will work on Jamie. He can be stubborn though  :o )

 Check is in the mail for my tickets.

BP
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Kevin Bahr on December 22, 2007, 07:26:00 AM
Welcome to the Gang, Greg!
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Greg in Delton MI on December 22, 2007, 09:17:00 AM
K-Bahr clued me in on this post a few days ago, my life has been running so fast this morning is the first time I've been able to break down and read it. I have to admit this is one of very few internet threads on the PBS where contentious words are not present and good information and fraternalism has abounded.

It is often hard for folks on the outside looking in to understand what the PBS is and what you can gain from being an involved member. I became a member in '89 and a Regular'94 and then a life member around '03. I have friends all around the US and overseas from being an active member.

I have hunted with Associates and Regulars and frankly I can tell you I will hunt without reservation with any PBS member because in all of my experience I have never had a bad experience on any hunt. It has always been a pleasure to associate with other PBS members because of the depth of commitment that we all have to bowhunting and doing it right.

I'm looking forward to the Banquet and hope all of you who attend are ready for a best ever event. I know the council and our crew in the field have been working there collective a$$’s off to make it so. In fact Kevin Bahr has lost 6 inches in pant size, his butt may well disappear by late March.   :bigsmyl:  

See you there,
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Kevin Bahr on December 22, 2007, 09:32:00 AM
HA!  Greg, unfortunately I lost the 6" in length, not width, LOL!
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Greg in Delton MI on December 22, 2007, 11:03:00 AM
Well Kevin you'll be wearing Uncle Gene's hand me downs real soon then. LOL!!!

I once got a care package from Uncle Gene and he sent me a couple pair of Mossey Oak pants with the hems walked off. They looked like camo Lederhosen's it was too funny, I'd have sent them to Biggie but he'd have worn them and they would of looked like a camo bib overall speedo and that was just way too scarey for the rest of the world  :smileystooges:
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: VTer on December 22, 2007, 11:54:00 AM
I've been an associate for almost 10 years I think. I made it to one banquet in Baltimore. I really feel PBS is al about the members. A bunch of guys (and gals) that just love bowhunting and take it very seriously. In this group there is a broad spectrum of occupations and how much money we all make as individuals. I did not find this to cause any sort of elitisim, in fact, if it weren't for the fact that I'm pretty shy and quiet in groups, I know I could've hung out with most anyone at the banquet. Also it's like having your own personal Fish & Game dept in each state because you can call up any member and get honest answers about the wildlife in any state. The members are the resource! If I make it to Pittsburgh, I'm hoping to mingle more.
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Kevin Bahr on December 22, 2007, 08:48:00 PM
Greg M, I hope you can make it to Pittsburgh.  The more the merrier!  Do you know Steve Leffler?  He is a Vermonter like yourself and is a PBS member.
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: VTer on December 22, 2007, 09:39:00 PM
Yeah, I know Steve. I don't think he likes me though. When we do our bowhunter Ed classes together, he always uses me as an example in his first aid section. For instance,...."Say Greg is out bowhunting and he accidently drives an arrow through his thigh, what should he do".
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: VTer on December 22, 2007, 09:49:00 PM
Hit the submit button to quick. Anyways, Steve and I are the perfect example of the non-elitism in the PBS. He's a big time ER Doc and a Regular and I run equipment and drive plow tucks for the town I grew up in. Do we talk about that stuff when we're together, maybe a little, but it's mostly about the bowhunting that we both love. I don't think of him as a doctor and I'm sure he dosen't know how good I am with an excavator or he wouldn't pick on me so much.  :biglaugh:
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Rod Bear on December 23, 2007, 12:05:00 PM
Regular,life member. Heydeerman: send me a e-mail, and I will tell you how to reinstate. Rod
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Kevin Bahr on December 24, 2007, 09:44:00 AM
While on the subject of the PBS banquet, if any of you have photos to enter into the contest and can't make it to the banquet, please, package them up and send them in!
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Kevin Bahr on December 26, 2007, 05:00:00 AM
Howdy, Rod!
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Biggie Hoffman on December 26, 2007, 06:09:00 AM
There's a perfect example of great times to be had at banquet. Where else can you rub elbows with guys like Rod Bear, what a neat guy and he's full of archrey history if you can get him to talk about it :-)
Unfortunately, I only get to see him every other year at PBS.
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Kevin Bahr on December 27, 2007, 07:19:00 AM
Biggie, Rod is our "man on the ground" for this upcoming banquet and is doing an outstanding job.  In fact, without his help, I don't think we could even get it done.  Thanks, Rod!
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Kevin Bahr on December 28, 2007, 09:24:00 AM
Wow, is all I can say about some of the great donations for the PBS Banquet so far.  But I'll start another thread about that...
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Dirty Bill on January 11, 2008, 04:48:00 AM
I'm still thinking about attending the PBS weekend,or part of it at least. I'm trying to re enlist now.    :campfire:
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Biggie Hoffman on January 11, 2008, 06:34:00 AM
Dirtybill. hope you can make it...I may need some help with Rabbitman if he gets rowdy

:-)
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: rabbitman on January 11, 2008, 08:42:00 AM
No worries huge one....I'll have the boss along and she doesn't allow any rowdiness....from anyone....you been warned.   :scared:
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Dirty Bill on January 11, 2008, 02:39:00 PM
I printed out the ticket form.I want to go thursday
for sure and saturday.Does anyone know whats going on friday threw the day? :confused:      :campfire:
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Kevin Bahr on January 11, 2008, 07:36:00 PM
Dirty Bill, please check out the Trad Events here on Tradgang.  Scroll down to PBS Banquet and click on it.  I just added the unofficial "official" schedule.  We will try our best to stick to it as closely as possible.  Big Man knows you gotta play it by ear when the time comes though...
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Gene Wensel on January 12, 2008, 01:03:00 AM
Ah, so many memories. I've never missed one. The tug-of-war was at the first one at Deer Park in Ohio. That was my idea to let go of the rope, not Barry's. I still feel bad about Ron LaClair getting grass stains on his beautiful yellow sweater. We always have fun. Hey, its a family reunion of sorts. At PBS Rick McGowan showed the entire world his tongue. Brunner showed us how high he could jump (over three feet). John Vargo did his Elvis Presley impersonation. I peed on Brunner's ostrich skin high dollar cowboy boots. We ran a yodeling competition. Biggie fought Brunner in the ring to the tune of Rocky Balboa's "Eye of The Tiger." Cory Mattson served us everything deer eat plus the best coffee in the world. I presented John Rook with his first Rubic's Cube. Bob Burton won the "biggest head" circumference contest. Barry dumped out a box of live chickens during the banquet. The pie eating contest. The list goes on and on as well as the memories. Greg if you lost six more inches in pants size, you might be able to wear Brunner's pants. Ryan, they have mules in Pennsylvania too you know. I bet she would love to tour a coal mine on the back of a mule. And there will be some great new footage to show in our room. I hope to see you all there. I know I'm looking forward to it.
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Dirty Bill on January 12, 2008, 02:01:00 AM
Oh yeah,I remember Deer Park. I even had my picture in the PBS magazine. I think it was right before or right after the tug of war..   :campfire:
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Dirty Bill on January 12, 2008, 03:17:00 PM
I just paid my dues.I'm an official ass member now..yahooo...   :campfire:
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Gene Wensel on January 12, 2008, 03:51:00 PM
There are Regulars and Irregulars. You are obviously an irregular until further notice :>)
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Dirty Bill on January 12, 2008, 03:56:00 PM
Oh man,that's harsh. Is ass member no longer PC? Harrrr.   :goldtooth:
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Kevin Bahr on January 14, 2008, 03:12:00 AM
We got regulars, irregulars, lifers.  You MIGHT find a PC member if you looked long enough and hard enough...MIGHT!
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Biggie Hoffman on January 14, 2008, 06:40:00 AM
Wishfull thinking there Kev..........
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: JohnV on January 14, 2008, 02:30:00 PM
I just hope I don't get volunteered again to sing, yodel, wrestle, or eat pie.  Now I'm worrying about what else could be left!
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Biggie Hoffman on January 14, 2008, 02:50:00 PM
John, we still haven't done the fashion show!
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Firstarrow on January 14, 2008, 04:51:00 PM
can't wait!
Title: Re: Tell me about the PBS
Post by: Firstarrow on January 15, 2008, 12:49:00 AM
can't wait!