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Title: He's back Shootin'....a revelation! .... pg. 2
Post by: Guru on April 12, 2007, 01:18:00 PM
A few of you might remember.......after some neck/shoulder problems a few weeks back, my boy is doing great and and shootin' his bow again. We went out on Easter to do some stumpin' and scoutin',it was great!

First target.....

  (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/Guru39/easterstumpin001.jpg)

 and the result.....

  (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/Guru39/easterstumpin002.jpg)

Lettin' another one fly....

  (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/Guru39/easterstumpin005.jpg)

A cool undercut tree,he's looking for arrowheads....

  (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/Guru39/easterstumpin006.jpg)

"spear point"...not really,but he thought so....

  (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/Guru39/easterstumpin008.jpg)


  (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/Guru39/easterstumpin009.jpg)

"Juuuust a bit outside".....

  (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/Guru39/easterstumpin010.jpg)


Hang on for a few more.......
Title: Re: He's back Shootin'....a revelation! .... pg. 2
Post by: Ga.boy on April 12, 2007, 01:22:00 PM
Great pictures! I'm so happy that he has recovered and is able to shoot again. It's amazing how fast the youngsters can bounce back from surgery.
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Post by: DEAN on April 12, 2007, 01:23:00 PM
THAT YOUNG BUCK LOOKS LIKE A NATURAL!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: He's back Shootin'....a revelation! .... pg. 2
Post by: Guru on April 12, 2007, 01:27:00 PM
Now I've got my own photographer.....

  (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/Guru39/easterstumpin015.jpg)
  (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/Guru39/easterstumpin018.jpg)


  A little break...

  (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/Guru39/easterstumpin019.jpg)

Not real happy about his cookie gettin' smoosh'd in my pocket....

  (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/Guru39/easterstumpin027.jpg)

 Looks to still be closing that eye for some reason. It's causing a lot of left misses....

  (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/Guru39/easterstumpin024.jpg)

  (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/Guru39/easterstumpin029.jpg)

The end of a real good afternoon......

  (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/Guru39/easterstumpin022.jpg)


Just wanted to thank all of you that sent the well wishes,prayers and showed concern for Cade's healing...Thank You,he's doing great      :notworthy:
Title: Re: He's back Shootin'....a revelation! .... pg. 2
Post by: keith brimmer on April 12, 2007, 01:36:00 PM
THE LAST PIC SAYS ALOT
Title: Re: He's back Shootin'....a revelation! .... pg. 2
Post by: Missouri CK on April 12, 2007, 01:42:00 PM
Great stuff as always Curt!

Looks like you had a sunny albeit brisk day for some stump shooting.  Glad to hear Cade is feeling better. I didn't know anything had happened.

I'm guessing you've already tried Cade on left handed bow?  With that closed right eye I wonder if he isn't taking after his papa in more ways that one.

My son Charlie is two years old and he likes to shot a hand me down self bow that Charlie Lamb built.  The only problem is he wants to use his Dads 600 grain arrows.

Chris
Title: Re: He's back Shootin'....a revelation! .... pg. 2
Post by: Shaun on April 12, 2007, 01:50:00 PM
That "little break" picture is one for the trophy wall. How come his bow is cooler than yours?
Title: Re: He's back Shootin'....a revelation! .... pg. 2
Post by: Emmons on April 12, 2007, 01:51:00 PM
What awesome photos!!!  You are giving me thought to dream about.  My son is only 8 months young right now, but I hope one day I will be able to share these types of moments with him.  Thank you so very much for sharing!!!!

James
Title: Re: He's back Shootin'....a revelation! .... pg. 2
Post by: vermonster13 on April 12, 2007, 01:57:00 PM
That's great Curt. I am so happy he is doing well.

On the eye thing, have you checked to see which eye dominant he is? If I was a betting man I'd say left eye and that's why he's closing the right.
Title: Re: He's back Shootin'....a revelation! .... pg. 2
Post by: hormoan on April 12, 2007, 01:57:00 PM
Neat Curt, those are great pictures! A new shooting partner,picture taker, day sharer! Glad to hear he is feeling better and back to shooting again. Ya and are you sure he is not left eye dominate? I have those smaller guys look through a small hole in a piece of paper. That way I know which eye they favor. For sure!
I can hardly wait to get my 5 year old grandson out!

                       Brent
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Post by: Huntrdfk@Work on April 12, 2007, 02:00:00 PM
Alright!!!!! That's what I've been waiting to see, I'm glad Cade's back to his "old" self again.  :thumbsup:  


David
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Post by: Tim Kosteczko on April 12, 2007, 02:29:00 PM
great pictures af cade and now of you too, thats awesome
Title: Re: He's back Shootin'....a revelation! .... pg. 2
Post by: Bowspirit on April 12, 2007, 02:48:00 PM
Haha...gotta love it...
Glad to see Cade's out and about with the bow once more...
Title: Re: He's back Shootin'....a revelation! .... pg. 2
Post by: AnointedArcher on April 12, 2007, 02:58:00 PM
Awesome pictures, it just goes to show you that you can't keep a good man down!
Title: Re: He's back Shootin'....a revelation! .... pg. 2
Post by: Over&Under on April 12, 2007, 03:04:00 PM
Thank you Curt!!  That made my day!!!!!  Hope I shoot next to him someday, I think I could learn a thing or two....
Title: Re: He's back Shootin'....a revelation! .... pg. 2
Post by: Talondale on April 12, 2007, 03:09:00 PM
Great pics and a great time.  I look forward to spending time in the woods with my kids.  I took my second son with me into the woods Tuesday evening to check on how the clover was doing and look for sheds.  He was great and whispered the whole time.  I need to make them a bow like that. Great job.
Title: Re: He's back Shootin'....a revelation! .... pg. 2
Post by: CMR on April 12, 2007, 03:13:00 PM
Awesome pics....
I really like the last one, might use it for my background on my work computer, if ya don't mind.
Title: Re: He's back Shootin'....a revelation! .... pg. 2
Post by: Whip on April 12, 2007, 03:34:00 PM
Very cool Curt!  :thumbsup:  You can never have enough of those kind of days - truly a treasure for the rest of your life  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: He's back Shootin'....a revelation! .... pg. 2
Post by: BobW on April 12, 2007, 03:43:00 PM
That last pic is AWSOME!!!!!!!
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Post by: Rich LaBombard on April 12, 2007, 03:47:00 PM
Great photos!  I did notice the little guy's bow AND groups are better than mine.   ;)
Title: Re: He's back Shootin'....a revelation! .... pg. 2
Post by: Jon Stewart on April 12, 2007, 03:51:00 PM
Curt, great pictures. I love shooting with my grandkids especially the 4 yr old.  It don't get any better.  Ref you e-mail to me on the snakes skins.  I'll wait till the magazine comes out.
Thanks
Jon Stewart
Semper Fi
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Post by: bbassi on April 12, 2007, 04:38:00 PM
very cool. Are you going to take him turkey hunting this year?
Title: Re: He's back Shootin'....a revelation! .... pg. 2
Post by: themonkey on April 12, 2007, 04:50:00 PM
curt, last pic might be avatar material for ya right there..
any thought on letting him try a southpaw bow, might help with that eye closing thing,
looks like yall had a good urn
Title: Re: He's back Shootin'....a revelation! .... pg. 2
Post by: Lee Viv on April 12, 2007, 04:50:00 PM
Great pics, Curt!  I know how ya feel.  It's great shooting with the boys!  My son and I have a blast together.  He's now 16, so I'm wondering how long I'll have with him.  You know, jobs, school, and GIRLS!(Yuck!)

Enjoy these times, cause they go fast.  My oldest is 21 and getting married this Sept!


Lee
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Post by: mp on April 12, 2007, 05:01:00 PM
Too cool!  brings tears to my eyes and a big smile to my face-
Title: Re: He's back Shootin'....a revelation! .... pg. 2
Post by: Guru on April 12, 2007, 05:15:00 PM
Looks like I'm gonna have someone to hand my bows down to.......he's definitely left eye dominant!!!!


  I didn't think he was old enough to do the "hole in the paper test",so I never did it. But I did it today several times, not doubt about it!

  Now I have to make him a bow.  Lee Miller was kind enough to send a roughed out osage stave to me after the last thread..Looks like I'll be asking a lot of questions from all you self bow guys....I'm gonna make him a left handed bow!!!
Title: Re: He's back Shootin'....a revelation! .... pg. 2
Post by: bjk on April 12, 2007, 05:16:00 PM
Great pics Bud...my little guy loves flinging arrows in the yard...gonna try him out at some 3d's or weekend shoots this year...

Awesome!
Title: Re: He's back Shootin'....a revelation! .... pg. 2
Post by: themonkey on April 12, 2007, 05:17:00 PM
Quote
Originally posted by Guru:
Looks like I'm gonna have someone to hand my bows down to.......he's definitely left eye dominant!!!!


  I didn't think he was old enough to do the "hole in the paper test",so I never did it. But I did it today several times, not doubt about it!

  Now I have to make him a bow.  Lee Miller was kind enough to send a roughed out osage stave to me after the last thread..Looks like I'll be asking a lot of questions from all you self bow guys....I'm gonna make him a left handed bow!!!
well YEHAW!!!
another lefty amongst us!
congrats curt   :bigsmyl:
Title: Re: He's back Shootin'....a revelation! .... pg. 2
Post by: bentpole on April 12, 2007, 05:29:00 PM
Great pictures as usual Curt.Looks like you have some future hunting  Bud there.Glad to see that the little guy is all healed up.Hey I think he grew a couple of inches since the last posts.
Title: Re: He's back Shootin'....a revelation! .... pg. 2
Post by: vermonster13 on April 12, 2007, 05:31:00 PM
Guess I should have placed some bets after all.   ;)
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Post by: Shawn Leonard on April 12, 2007, 05:49:00 PM
Curt, he may be left eye dominanant. have him shoot a BB gun and see which way he pulls it up to his shoulder.Darryls boy shot like your boy and than we switched him to lefty and he really improved. Very nice pictorial bud!! Shawn
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Post by: 4runr on April 12, 2007, 06:37:00 PM
Glad to see the little guy's doin well. Great pics again Curt. Welcome back to shootin, Cade!
Title: Re: He's back Shootin'....a revelation! .... pg. 2
Post by: cory hunter on April 12, 2007, 06:55:00 PM
great to see the little guys with a bow. i just found out i should have a new two year old cousin by late may, his name is Zenobu and he's odopted from ethiopia. cant wait to get him out doing that kinda stuff with his big cousin. great pics guru

-cory
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Post by: kennym on April 12, 2007, 07:43:00 PM
Great to hear Curt,glad hes doin well. Bet he thinks Dad is cool doin bow stuff with him!  :thumbsup:    :thumbsup:    :thumbsup:
Title: Re: He's back Shootin'....a revelation! .... pg. 2
Post by: Duckbutt on April 12, 2007, 07:50:00 PM
Yeah, I had to do the eye test on my 3 and 6 year olds this fall so Santa would know what Rhinos to order.  :D  

Unfortunately the 3 year old can't move into the 6 year old's bow as one is left eye dominant.  Ol' Murphy doin his thing!

Great pics and thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: He's back Shootin'....a revelation! .... pg. 2
Post by: James Principi on April 12, 2007, 08:33:00 PM
Curt,

  All the money in the world can't buy what you have with your son.  Your a rich man.
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Post by: fxe on April 12, 2007, 08:44:00 PM
Glad to here it.Great pics.
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Post by: Keith Deters on April 12, 2007, 08:46:00 PM
Glad to see he's shooting again Curt.

I've made a few left handed selfbows.  You decide you need a hand, look me up.

It would be a good project to get Cade involved in.  Father and son making a bow together.  Couldn't think of a better way to pass time.
Title: Re: He's back Shootin'....a revelation! .... pg. 2
Post by: CheapShot on April 12, 2007, 08:56:00 PM
Just got off a long days work. Your pics made my day. Thanks for sharing.  :goldtooth:
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Post by: StickBowManMI on April 12, 2007, 09:01:00 PM
Great Pictures Curt! Its great to see youngsters in traditional archery. Is the area that you were stump shooting at the Stewart Airport land. The area looks very familiar to me.
Title: Re: He's back Shootin'....a revelation! .... pg. 2
Post by: Jim now in Kentucky on April 12, 2007, 09:24:00 PM
Can't  look  at  that boy without wanting good things to happen to him!  

Great pix of  a great day.
Title: Re: He's back Shootin'....a revelation! .... pg. 2
Post by: the Ferret on April 12, 2007, 09:28:00 PM
Shoot ain't nothin to building a left handed selfbow, ya just build it so the string runs down the center and shoot it off the other side. Glad he's back at it Curt.
Title: Re: He's back Shootin'....a revelation! .... pg. 2
Post by: K.S.TRAPPER on April 12, 2007, 09:39:00 PM
Great pictures Curt,And I am glad Cade is feeling better.

Hard to believe my youngest is eighteen and will be hunting antelope with me this fall.Looking forward to meeting Cade and the rest of youre family someday.

Tracy
Title: Re: He's back Shootin'....a revelation! .... pg. 2
Post by: Guru on April 12, 2007, 09:47:00 PM
Thanx guys    :notworthy:

 Keith, Your the first guy I thought of when this came up. David gave me an idea that might keep him in this bow(turn it over and carve it out a bit,add a shelf). If that doesn't work out,I'll be callin' ya bud.

 

 If I do build him a bow, he says he wants "King Cobra" skins on it......kids     :(
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Post by: Aram on April 12, 2007, 10:02:00 PM
Awesome pictures. Thanks for sharing!
The bow should be no problem. No carving needed, if you can redo the handle wrap you can buildup a shelf under. (I can't tell too well from the pictures, it looks like the bow is thinned out a bit on the arrow side. If that's so than do turn the bow on end but don't worry about carving out a sight window or anything silly like that. Cool bows, like his, don't need one.  :p  )
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Post by: Gordy on April 12, 2007, 10:24:00 PM
Way to go 'Dad' !   ;)     :thumbsup:
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Post by: traditional_archer on April 12, 2007, 10:34:00 PM
COOL, glad to see He's doing good
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Post by: LAR43 on April 13, 2007, 12:53:00 AM
The last picture is a pure classic & says everything!

Beautiful!!!

Larry
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Post by: Terry Green on April 13, 2007, 01:44:00 PM
You bet Curt......great pics...thanks for sharing.

The Heartbreaker's got some dynamite form there yet again.  :goldtooth:
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Post by: DarkeGreen on April 13, 2007, 03:35:00 PM
Cool, he's back in business. Kind of embarassing for me, but I think he shoots better than I do.  :)

Great pictures!
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Post by: hormoan on April 13, 2007, 04:34:00 PM
Man O Man ya think he was shooting good before. Look out dad! Theres gonna be a new compeditor in town! Yeah bring that son of yours over to the right side of the bow!  :bigsmyl:  With the rest of us Curt!  :archer:  

                  Brent
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Post by: 3dmuzzy on April 13, 2007, 04:57:00 PM
Curt,Priceless great pics glad Cade doing well,talk soon..ED
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Post by: Longbowwally on April 13, 2007, 07:29:00 PM
Spend all the time you can with them while they're young 'cause they grow up before you know it....Thanks for sharing...
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Post by: Alex.B on April 13, 2007, 07:41:00 PM
beautiful people caught at a very special moment
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Post by: Guru on April 14, 2007, 09:34:00 AM
Thanks fellers    :thumbsup:    :pray:
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Post by: Hood on April 14, 2007, 12:42:00 PM
Very neat pictures. I like the last one best.
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Post by: Randy Morin on April 14, 2007, 01:46:00 PM
This thread put a big smile on my face.  Glad to see you and Cade are back out gettin-after-it.  And what I wouldnt give to have my own photographer/videographer.  You are indeed a lucky man Curt.  :archer:
Title: Re: He's back Shootin'....a revelation! .... pg. 2
Post by: Guru on April 15, 2007, 12:30:00 PM
A little awkward,but Cade made his first attempt at shooting left handed yesterday. We just flipped his bow over,put some tape on the side and he shot off his hand. We just wanted to see what he thought....like I said,awkward,but in time it'll all be second nature......

bringin' her back.....

 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/Guru39/NewKS018.jpg)
 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/Guru39/NewKS019.jpg)
 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/Guru39/NewKS017.jpg)


 It sure is cool for me to see him on that side of the bow,he likes it too.....

 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/Guru39/NewKS016.jpg)


 Now to alter the bow    :scared:    :pray:
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Post by: Bowspirit on April 15, 2007, 12:33:00 PM
Looks like he's really contemplating that group there, Curt...
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Post by: hormoan on April 15, 2007, 12:52:00 PM
Great stuff Curt, they are so much fun! He will do so much better, and its so much easier now than later. And look at it this way, now you can buy twice as many bows for yourself & Cade. Now if needed, you have twice the excuse's!  :thumbsup:  

                 Brent
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Post by: Shawn Leonard on April 15, 2007, 01:28:00 PM
Curt, I told ya. Darryls kid was shooitng very well within a week or so. Very Cool!! Shawn
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Post by: Huntrdfk on April 15, 2007, 02:28:00 PM
Good for you Cade!!  :thumbsup:    I think you should be all set Curt, have at it my friend....

David
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Post by: vermonster13 on April 15, 2007, 02:30:00 PM
Great job Cade!!!
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Post by: korn stalker on April 15, 2007, 02:45:00 PM
Looks like Cade is a true lefty.... Nice shooting buddy!

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.... I enjoy seeing the kids shooting at a young age.... Curt you're getting him started right!
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Post by: bentpole on April 15, 2007, 03:10:00 PM
Good shootin Cade. There you go Curt a chip of the old riser so to speak.
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Post by: Huntrdfk on April 15, 2007, 04:19:00 PM
Curt,

Hunter, (who shoots left handed too), just saw the pics of Cade shooting left handed, he says, "Dad that's cool, do we have any other left handed bows we can send him?"

Pretty neat to hear from a 10 year old......

David
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Post by: Guru on April 15, 2007, 07:04:00 PM
Doug, He might be a "true lefty"...He bats left handed...since the time he was old enough to swing things,he always did it lefty...but he eats and writes right handed.....

 In reality he's just like me now.....my dad made me left handed when I was young playing baseball.....but I eat and write right handed. But I've always shot lefty,never thought about the "dominant eye thing" till I started reading about and shooting a recurve...it was then I learned I was lucky,I was left eye dominant.....

 but he still throws righty.......

..didn't get a chance to mess with his bow today...but I told him I'd have it ready for him this coming weekend.....

 David, I can't wait to meet Hunter at Muzzy    :thumbsup:
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Post by: hormoan on April 15, 2007, 07:35:00 PM
Hi Curt

    I do everything left handed except play ball & golf then I'm a righty. Us leftys just seem to be wired a little differant. Then again a lot of it, is how and who taught us. If he has a BB gun and is shooting right handed, try and switch him over to LH. He will do much better there also if he becomes a shotgunner. Glad to see he is feeling better!

                      Brent
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Post by: korn stalker on April 15, 2007, 09:03:00 PM
Curt, when I was young, about 10 years old I started shooting my Dad's right handed Bear recurve bow..... There were 4 of us kids and if you wanted to shoot you shot the only bow in the house.....right handed. I also learned how to play baseball right handed, we only had one mitt too!

I started hunting with a bow at 14, shooting right handed..... and I killed a bunch of stuff over the next 34 years that way.... even though I later learned that I was left eye dominant...I didn't want to change as it was working OK for me.  

I shot my bows right handed until 3 years ago, when I got tennis elbow so bad in my left elbow that I decided I had to switch to shooting left handed or give up shooting a bow.....

So at the age of 48 I switched to lefty..... I have two grown boys(19 & 24)and one is a true lefty.  When he was young I made it a point to make sure he had the equipment and the opportunity to do things left handed... So, I barrowed my sons left handed longbow and gave it a try....

I still can not believe how easy it was for me to switch and I am shooting better now than I ever could right handed.... Ohhhhhh, the shots I wish I could have back.... I only wish I had done it sooner, like at 15 years old.

It's critical that kids and every new archer get off to a great start with the right instruction and equipment.

I can see that Cade's going to do just fine.........
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Post by: Stone Knife on April 16, 2007, 05:29:00 AM
Curt,
Those are some great pics and good shooting. It's great to spend a day out with the kids, looks like you guy's had a great time. Joe and i went out on sat and had a ball our selves, kids will never forget the time we spend with them, the payback is tenfold.
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Post by: Littlefeather on April 16, 2007, 09:25:00 AM
Glad to see that boy shootin! Glad he is doing better! Hope to see him in Texas sometime in the near future. I've got some pigs and rabbits for him. CK
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Post by: Guru on April 16, 2007, 12:43:00 PM
Doug, I think about "about the shots I wish I could have back",and I've always shot left handed!!
Cade's going to be way better off in the long run.

Curtis, Thanx bud....I hope so too!!