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Title: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: Pine on April 18, 2018, 01:30:31 AM
So how did you come up with your user name?
Some of you it's kinda obvious but most of you it's not.
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: Pine on April 18, 2018, 01:32:30 AM
I used to call my  Grandfather Graps and sense he has been gone for a long time and I'm now a grandfather, I Just thought it might just fit me.
 
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Post by: acedoc on April 18, 2018, 02:47:10 AM
Got an Ace nickname in shooting (the others were not good enough , I am passable) and am a doc. Hence
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Post by: Rough Run on April 18, 2018, 04:32:23 AM
Borrowed the name from my favorite place to hunt with my father.
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Post by: Birdbow on April 18, 2018, 04:53:14 AM
Mine comes from my favorite Longbow made by the late Ben Graham, Hummingbird bows
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: Roy from Pa on April 18, 2018, 06:52:56 AM
I chose Roy from Pa cause I'm getting old and didn't wanna forget my name or where I live..

 :laughing:

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Post by: goobersan on April 18, 2018, 07:25:46 AM
old nickname from highschool. Roy stole my other name
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Post by: achigan on April 18, 2018, 07:35:50 AM
Mine is the Miami Indian word for the Smallmouth bass. It means "fierce", the fish, not me :biglaugh:
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Post by: dbd870 on April 18, 2018, 08:04:23 AM
Name I've used on other sites for years
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Post by: elk nailer on April 18, 2018, 08:09:43 AM
Contractor how loves to elk hunt.
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Post by: elk nailer on April 18, 2018, 08:10:17 AM
that's who.
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: Red Beastmaster on April 18, 2018, 08:26:31 AM
Red hair and beard, and I am the lord of all wild things!

That was the reasoning many years ago when I got involved in forums. Now, the hair is thin and the beard is white. Wild beasts regard me as a non-threat..........sigh.
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: Eric Krewson on April 18, 2018, 08:44:42 AM
Mine was on my birth certificate, I have kinda' gotten used to in the last 70 years and don't want to change.
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Post by: MnFn on April 18, 2018, 09:00:05 AM
A Soumalainen Poika from Minnesota.
(Finnish boy)"
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Post by: David McLendon on April 18, 2018, 09:03:18 AM
Pretty much the same as Eric, it's the same one I have been using all along, it works everywhere else so should be fine here as well.
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: Pete McMiller on April 18, 2018, 09:06:50 AM
Same as Eric, I was born with it.  Started with a handle 20 years ago but never saw the point and quit using it.  My name is quite sufficient.
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Post by: cedar on April 18, 2018, 09:16:46 AM
First wood I used when I started making my own arrows. 
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Post by: McDave on April 18, 2018, 09:19:21 AM
Everybody whose last name starts with Mc or Mac gets called Mac at some point in their lives.  I started naming my pets Mc_____.  We called my dog at the time McGeorge, which seemed a better fit for her than her actual name of Georgia.  At some point one of my friends started calling me McDave, and it kind of stuck.
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: reddogge on April 18, 2018, 09:25:52 AM
In 1998 I wanted to join a forum so I chose Black Dog after my lab and that was taken. I changed it to Red Dog and that was taken. I then went to reddogge and that stuck and that is handle on all forums.
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Post by: ksbowman on April 18, 2018, 09:31:17 AM
Wanted Kansas bowhunter (ksbohunter) but, that was taken so grabbed ksbowman.
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Post by: archeryprof on April 18, 2018, 09:46:36 AM
I was a bowhunter education instructor beginning in the early 90's and also gave archery seminars at the local schools.One of the students coined the nickname.
Title: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: Bisch on April 18, 2018, 10:17:36 AM
My last name has 14 letters. Bisch is the first 5 letters. Pretty much everyone except my wife had been calling me Bisch ever since I got in the fire dept way back in 1981!!!!! I even had “BISCH” instead of my full last name on my FD turnout coat!!!!

Bisch


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Post by: David Mitchell on April 18, 2018, 10:25:51 AM
Mine was on my birth certificate, I have kinda' gotten used to in the last 70 years and don't want to change.

Ditto.  I never have gotten the point of "handles".  :dunno:
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Post by: Whip on April 18, 2018, 10:52:26 AM
Old nickname that started as a play on my last name.
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Post by: rufus_d on April 18, 2018, 10:59:57 AM
Rufuss was the name of a very large red bull that was very verbal. He sounded so mean, all he wanted was his back scratched
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: SCATTERSHOT on April 18, 2018, 11:07:56 AM
I had just come back from shooting when I joined the site, and that’s the way I shot that day. :archer:
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: Possum Head on April 18, 2018, 11:45:18 AM
My huntin buddy named me that because of my hair color




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Post by: smokin joe on April 18, 2018, 11:47:33 AM
I played a lot of baseball, and I was pretty fast back then (way back then). So, I picked up that nickname. What's baseball without nicknames used in the dugout? Catfish, Bambino, etc. -- classic stuff.
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Post by: doubleo on April 18, 2018, 12:11:56 PM
Otto is my nickname, but that had already been used. My friends also call me doubleo or big o.
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Post by: nek4me on April 18, 2018, 01:00:50 PM
My favorite place to be for the past 17 years is the region of VT known as the North East Kingdom. 
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Post by: JR Williams on April 18, 2018, 01:20:51 PM
My mom came up with mine......around the time I was born.
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Post by: 10essee on April 18, 2018, 01:21:08 PM
Got mine from a smoking hot bartender chic in Greenville Sc. My accent was so thick being straight out of the mountains of E Tennessee that she started calling me Tennessee and it stuck. All my old friends from that time in my life only know me as that. I’ll be honest she could’ve called me anything she wanted as long as she called me. WOW the good old day are gone but far from forgotten.
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: Captain*Kirk on April 18, 2018, 01:23:31 PM
I had my name handed to me by other kids about the time Star Trek hit the airwaves (name is Kirk) and I got tired of fighting it, so when I started using screen names, I went for the familiar.
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Post by: Hud on April 18, 2018, 01:46:27 PM
First three letters of middle name, and friends started using it it in HS many years ago. 
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Post by: pavan on April 18, 2018, 01:51:55 PM
It is a Renaissance music form, I like playing Renaissance period music and writing music in the pavan format.
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Post by: yimbow on April 18, 2018, 02:25:45 PM
My real name is Jim but my grampa always called me yimbo instead of Jimbo. Just had to add a letter to make it fit here
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: Cyclic-Rivers on April 18, 2018, 02:29:38 PM
When I joined the site, I thought I needed a handle aside from my name.  I was into striped bass fishing on the Hudson. It's a tidal water that flows in both directions.  I thought the Oxy moron of a river that flows in a circle was funny but technically possible.  It's also a play on wanka tanka or the thought of what comes around goes around(karma), poison the water and you poison yourself..... 
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Post by: Caddo on April 18, 2018, 03:47:20 PM
My favorite longbow from many years ago, Roy Hall Navajo "Caddo". Still my "go to" bows.
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: Ruben on April 18, 2018, 03:56:03 PM
Old nickname that started as a play on my last name.

Snidely Whiplash is the main antagonist of the Jay Ward cartoon, Dudley Do-Right of the Mounties.
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: Sam McMichael on April 18, 2018, 03:59:10 PM
Just a lack of imagination, I guess.
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: mahantango on April 18, 2018, 05:14:41 PM
My favorite longbow, made by a local bowyer and friend Jim Martin , Mahantango Custom Bows. From the Lenapi word for " good hunting grounds". Also the name of a local stream and valley.
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Post by: Pat B on April 18, 2018, 05:37:37 PM
My name is Pat Brennan, I just shortened it a bit to Pat B.
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Post by: STICKBENDER98 on April 18, 2018, 05:45:32 PM
Stickbender, because we bend sticks into bows, and 98 for the year of my first traditional harvest.

Jason
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Post by: GraniteStater on April 18, 2018, 06:06:23 PM
Mine represents the rock/ granite filled state I live in.  And the many arrows that have been claimed by rocks that seem to jump up at my arrows... :nono: or it could be my poor shooting.. :dunno: :goldtooth:
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: Pine on April 18, 2018, 06:18:20 PM
I'm so glad I started this thread, the explanations are fabulous and some are a good chuckle. I needed that today.
Thanks everybody.
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: TooManyHobbies on April 18, 2018, 06:57:12 PM
Like it says. My wife actually said that I have too many hobbies one day and I started using it. Bowhunting, trapping, fishing, metal detecting, coin collecting, maybe one or two others. If I would just stick to one, I might be good at something.
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: Yooper-traveler on April 18, 2018, 07:05:19 PM
My real name is too long and much too Italian. So, I chose where I’m from and added in that I’m a Mason. 
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Post by: Tim Hoeck on April 18, 2018, 07:13:03 PM
Looked at my drivers licence
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Post by: TradBrewSC on April 18, 2018, 07:23:08 PM
Traditional, my last name is Brewer, and I am from South Carolina.
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Post by: soap creek on April 18, 2018, 07:33:52 PM
Soap creek is 1mile south of where I live. Spent many hours in and around it hunting,  fishing,  etc.. Spent a lot of time there even before we lived here. My kids have also grown up spending a lots of time there as well.
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Post by: Lowrider on April 18, 2018, 08:10:06 PM
Couldn't think of anything when I joined and I rode a Harley Davidson Lowrider at the time.
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Post by: Miner49er on April 18, 2018, 08:23:49 PM
I've been a coal miner for 38 years.
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Post by: Alvey on April 18, 2018, 08:40:52 PM
It’s what most people know me as.
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Post by: yeager on April 18, 2018, 09:19:09 PM
Retired Navy pilot.......”I feel the need for speed”.  Oh, that was Maverick! 🏹
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Post by: Stumpkiller on April 18, 2018, 10:15:26 PM
In 1990ish I was bowhunting in a canoe-in camp with my mentor and we had arranged to meet at lunch-time.  We did some mid-day roving and I made a particularly good shot on a distant stump (he was a hell of an archer/bowhunter and I didn't gain much on him as a rule).  He said "c'mon stump killer, lets go hunting" and thereafter my camp name was "Stumpkiller".
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Post by: Fattony77 on April 18, 2018, 10:23:30 PM
I'm a fat guy (350-ish lbs. @ 6' tall), go by the name "Tony" and born in '77. Also, "Fat Tony" is one of my favorite characters on "The Simpsons," being of Sicilian descent adds to the likeness of the character. It's pretty much my username on everything...
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Post by: Wabasis on April 18, 2018, 10:36:41 PM
There is a creek and a lake near by with the name Wabasis. They were named after an Indian Chief that was in this area. After choosing it for a user name for a while I did a search on his history. I should have chosen a different name.
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Post by: Hummer3T on April 18, 2018, 11:29:02 PM
kinda stupid but tried about 3-4 names that were already taken, looked out the window at my truck and that was it.
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Post by: TDHunter on April 19, 2018, 01:07:16 AM
Shot a Chek-Mate Take-down Hunter for over 20 years
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Post by: chinook907 on April 19, 2018, 01:22:27 AM
One of my favorite species of fish, and the area code I've lived in for 34 years. Didn't give it much thought at the time.

Reading these, maybe I should have used my family camp name. When I step off the plane to join my brothers at deer camp back east, I'm Cookie again.  I do most of the cooking in camp. "Hey Cookie". Man I miss that, been too many years.
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Post by: Tom on April 19, 2018, 06:08:15 AM
Short of given name and still using it a long time later. Have had other nicknames but not suitable for this site.
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Post by: Tater on April 19, 2018, 06:12:14 AM

Nickname that has stuck with me since high school.
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Post by: PICKNGRIN on April 19, 2018, 06:15:55 AM
I enjoy playin the mandolin.
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Post by: LongbowArchitect on April 19, 2018, 10:17:59 AM
My bow of choice and my profession.
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Post by: Jim Wright on April 19, 2018, 10:29:23 AM
My parents gave it to me.
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Post by: Maddog20/20 on April 19, 2018, 10:40:33 AM
I was given the nickname Maddog in college and I’m an eye doctor, so I added the 20/20 because I thought it was funny.


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Post by: huskyarcher on April 19, 2018, 11:30:48 AM
My highschool mascot was a husky, I was a 10th grader at the time so it seemed cool to use it.
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Post by: YosemiteSam on April 19, 2018, 12:31:32 PM
I enjoy hiking in and around Yosemite NP.  I also enjoy firearms.  I have been known to occasionally launch into an angry rant.  The character seemed to fit.

In reality, I'm more like an irreligious version of Ned Flanders but I enjoy the hyperbole of Yosemite Sam.

Great thread, by the way!
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Post by: stykshooter on April 19, 2018, 01:50:45 PM
Because I shoot a styk
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Post by: Ruben on April 19, 2018, 03:04:45 PM
I enjoy hiking in and around Yosemite NP.  I also enjoy firearms.  I have been known to occasionally launch into an angry rant.  The character seemed to fit.

In reality, I'm more like an irreligious version of Ned Flanders but I enjoy the hyperbole of Yosemite Sam.

Great thread, by the way!
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/2/2d/Yosemite_Sam.svg/180px-Yosemite_Sam.svg.png)
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Post by: amicus on April 19, 2018, 03:04:56 PM
Its what I named my horse. Latin for Friend.
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Post by: dagwood64 on April 19, 2018, 03:08:01 PM
I got my nickname for the sandwiches I used to make/eat, like Dagwood Bumstead, and my wife was blonde.
So we were called Dagwood and Blondie.
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: pdk25 on April 19, 2018, 04:05:53 PM
My first email account ever was assigned to me at Penn State University so that I could check grades rather than having them posted.  I assume that I was the 25th person with PDK for initials, so I was assigned pdk25@psu.edu.  I think that would have been either in 1998, or maybe 1996.
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Post by: KSCATTRAPR on April 19, 2018, 04:27:49 PM
I like to trap cats.......and I live in Kansas.
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Post by: DannyBows on April 19, 2018, 07:34:50 PM
I used to live on a sailboat in New Jersey. The dispatcher was a real joker and when I showed up for work he would go off into a rendition of the Irish tune "Danny Boy", except he would use "Danny Boats" instead. It became my nickname. When I signed up here I just tweaked it a bit to fit the subject matter.  :archer2:     
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: The Nocking Point on April 19, 2018, 08:33:56 PM
I own The Nocking Point !
Terry
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Post by: Slickhead on April 19, 2018, 08:47:17 PM
i don't mind shooting does

and I'm loosing my hair :biglaugh:
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: Ghostbow on April 19, 2018, 09:20:01 PM
My handle was inspired by those of us who are in pursuit of the ultimate, best bow ever....in reality I know it doesn't exist, it's a ghost.....Ghostbow
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: Medicare Bhtr on April 19, 2018, 09:36:53 PM
At age 65 I became eligible for Medicare. Now 75 and bowhunted since the late 50’s, so I guess I’m a Medicare Bowhunter. Suspect I am one of many on here!
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: 8upbowhunter on April 19, 2018, 10:23:21 PM
I was ate up with bowhunting when I joined my first forum so I made it my screen name. It is my screen name on every forum except 1 (it was taken already) and I am still ate up with bowhunting.


8upbowhunter
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Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: BowsnLabs on April 19, 2018, 10:49:06 PM
Mine was two of my favorite things at the time...although I've been spending a lot more time chasing birds with my labs than bow hunting the past few years. 

Had to say goodbye to the one in my avatar a couple years ago (at 13.5 yrs), but have a new hunting buddy now and have already starting making memories with him.  Hunted pheasant in MN, MT and ND, and waterfowl in ND last season...and he just turned two in March.  Can't wait 'til next season!!!
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: old_goat2 on April 19, 2018, 11:01:13 PM
I am starting to resemble my handle, but when I coined it I was a lot younger, the Navy Mascot is a goat and Navy Chiefs are considered the Old Goats of the Navy as they are generally the older members of a crew, they call our sleeping area the Goat Locker etc..
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: suburbanirma on April 19, 2018, 11:32:22 PM
I live on a small farm in the boonies (suburbs) a couple of miles down the road from Irma, WI (about a dozen houses, a church, and a PO).
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: Thumper Dunker on April 20, 2018, 01:44:10 AM
From a varmit hunting forum. I used to hunt jack rabbits for predation control. Varmit rifle and binocholars.
Then I found my old bows.
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: Bow Bender on April 20, 2018, 02:57:48 AM
Because it is what I have liked doing for as long as I can remember, and would like to keep doing it for another 60+ years but I know that is impossible.
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Post by: hawkeye n pa on April 20, 2018, 06:03:11 AM
Soon to be thirty four years ago Dad and I was spring gobbler hunting.  We set up in the wee hours of early morning and every time we got a gobble a hawk would come in and the bird would shut up.  Moved three times same thing.  Decided to relocate and on the way back to the vehicle I seen a huge nest in a beech tree.  Climbed up to investigate, Dad stayed on guard.  Three little goshlings in the nest, next thing one of the hawks dive bombed me giving a cut in the eyelid requiring five stitches and puncture wounds in the skull.  The good Lord was with me the eyelid cut did not go through the eyelid into the eyeball.   
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Post by: Mudd on April 20, 2018, 08:36:46 AM
Dad: Boy, if you do... your name will be_Mudd____.

Dad: Boy! If you don't,your name will be_Mudd___.

Dad: Boy, I will stomp a mud-hole in you and walk it dry!!

That meant that dad was really mad.

It got to the point when asked "What's your name son?...Me: About half of the time it's Mudd!!

God bless,Mudd
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: Ben Corbett on April 20, 2018, 08:42:23 AM
I played drums professionally 50years worldwidetouring for 30 yrs, a teaching golf pro and archer,(manofstix) seemed appropiate . Ben
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: Ben Corbett on April 20, 2018, 08:45:03 AM
"oops" wrong handle for this site,my bad.
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: kevsuperg on April 20, 2018, 11:08:41 AM
Kev from my first name, Kevin
 Superg from a Harley superglide I once owned, thus kevsuperg. 
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Post by: not on the rug on April 20, 2018, 12:05:18 PM
I played drums professionally 50years worldwidetouring for 30 yrs, a teaching golf pro and archer,(manofstix) seemed appropiate . Ben

Are you Butch Corbett?  Drummer from the Four Tops
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: Zradix on April 20, 2018, 12:07:30 PM
I didn't know anything about trad archery when I signed up on this site.
Didn't know much about the site either,,or the class of people here.
Anyway..I didn't want to use my name at the time and had no real nicknames,,,that were appropriate anyway..lol
So I was reading this book and a character was named Zradix..figured good enough.
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: Roy from Pa on April 20, 2018, 12:08:44 PM
Oh God..

Shoot me now..

LOL John:)
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: eckterling on April 20, 2018, 01:50:41 PM
Mine is how you pronounce my last name, not how it is actually spelled.
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Post by: Nole on April 20, 2018, 02:22:57 PM
I graduated from Florida State and love my Seminoles.
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Post by: Bldtrailer on April 20, 2018, 05:09:17 PM
Long ago in a far :archer2: far off world when I first tried to get an email address aol  :o freaked out when I wanted to be Bloodtrailer :scared:  so I shorted it to Bldtrailer sounds the same . now with the zombie :deadhorse: apocalypse it would be one of the tamer   
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: slowbowjoe on April 20, 2018, 06:06:24 PM
The "slowbow" part was inspired by the 40# Stemmler semi-recurve a shot for a good while. Just added my name to that.
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: Longtoke on April 20, 2018, 06:10:38 PM
Longtoke is a reference from the song "wagon wheel" that me and one of my best friends like to play together, also I used to enjoy pipe tobacco.  I have quit smoking tobacco but I still get a kick playing music with my friend, that song in particular.
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Post by: longrifle on April 20, 2018, 07:56:10 PM
I built a .45 PA flinter longrifle and enjoy them as well.
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Post by: Ben Corbett on April 20, 2018, 08:51:53 PM
not on the rug, yes that's me.
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: not on the rug on April 20, 2018, 10:50:20 PM
not on the rug, yes that's me.

Very cool.  I thought the name was familiar
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Post by: JMR on April 20, 2018, 11:57:41 PM
JMR is my initials. Jason Michael Ramsey. Yep, I'm not very creative...Lol!
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: smag on April 21, 2018, 07:12:24 AM
Some guys use to refer to the Command Sergeant Major "the Smag" my last name was pronounced Major and I was a Sergeant. Some of my recon Joe's called me Smag all the time.
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: Guru on April 21, 2018, 07:50:47 AM
Old softball nickname...
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: hickstick on April 21, 2018, 06:35:38 PM
When I first started making selfbows, the first tree I felled was a shagbark hickory...so I was making 'hickory sticks', I shortened it to hickstick.    :goldtooth:
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: Howitser on April 21, 2018, 07:49:31 PM
Throuoghout my working life I've had a dubious diSTINKshun for odorous emmisions, while with a part-time construction crew I was awarded this nickname.
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Post by: Howitser on April 21, 2018, 07:58:44 PM
Ben, great sounds,. Thanx
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Post by: Ben Corbett on April 22, 2018, 05:15:55 PM
Howitzer,appreciated thank you. Trad shooters are cool people!
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: captain caveman on April 22, 2018, 09:32:23 PM
A friend of mine can’t fathom why someone would choose a wood bow over a compound.  He’s convinced I’m motivated by a desire to kill little deer with a clear conscience.  He came up with the name “captain caveman,” and I thought it sounded pretty cool and it seemed to fit here.
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: Bigriver on April 23, 2018, 08:10:24 AM
I may have owned a few Bigriver Bows in my life. I also help John finish his bows, plus the WI River(Bigriver) is my favorite fishing spot, seems like a no brainer.
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: M60gunner on April 23, 2018, 02:12:20 PM
I thought you had to have some special “code” name on the Internet. So, I did carry the M-60 in Nam while hunting people so at the time it fit. I go by TomM on some other sites, have mellowed some over the years.
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: Hopewell Tom on April 23, 2018, 06:18:27 PM
When I started my logging career there was a guy named Caledonia Pete who was supposed to be a "Paul Bunyon" type of cutter. We had a camp near where he was supposed to work and one Sunday I picked up a beat up looking guy hitchhiking back from town. He claimed to be  Caledonia Pete.
I figured if that guy had a name and legend, I could have one too. The next day at work, Hopewell Tom was born. All I got out of it was the name, no legend.
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: trashwood on April 23, 2018, 09:22:03 PM
 Built a lot of osage orange bows.  Stopped by a construction site to ask if I could pay something for a really nice osage tree they were going to cut down.  The Forman said well mr trashwood you can have if you cut it down.  Much to his surprise I went to the back of my pickup a fired up the chain saw.  Had it down in no time.  He hollowed to his crew,  “Boyz come help Mr Trashwood load these two logs.

Trashwood
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: Tree Killer on April 23, 2018, 10:36:30 PM
I used to cut trees for a living.
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: tippit on April 24, 2018, 10:18:57 AM
I needed a name for my new Border Collie pup.  I offered a case of beer to my fly fishing buddy who came up with the best name.  The tippet is the end of your fly line.  Even though I miss spelled it (tippit), tippit became my nickname, name of my forged knives, and a beloved pet.  Oh...we all drank the beer!
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: styksnstryngs on April 24, 2018, 03:44:05 PM
Guess.
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: LBR on April 24, 2018, 05:05:34 PM
Although I own and shoot recurve bows and self bows, my preference has always been longbows.  Way back when, the catch phrase was this or that "rules".  Longbowsrule took too much typing, so I shortened it to LBR.  That and pretty much all of my other monikers aren't fit for public viewing.
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: Lil Bow Pete on April 26, 2018, 02:39:11 AM
A friend and I were shooting our compounds at the local indoor range when I got the urge to try a recurve. I borrowed one from the pro shop and my thirty year journey began. After shooting awhile, my friend asked "hows that little bow Pete". We had a good chuckle. The name stuck and so did the stick bow habit. 
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: Captain*Kirk on April 26, 2018, 12:13:03 PM
A friend and I were shooting our compounds at the local indoor range when I got the urge to try a recurve. I borrowed one from the pro shop and my thirty year journey began. After shooting awhile, my friend asked "hows that little bow Pete". We had a good chuckle. The name stuck and so did the stick bow habit.

That's how it starts for many of us, Pete! Welcome to TG!
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: Wudstix on March 08, 2019, 01:24:27 PM
Cause I shoot wood bows and wood arrows, I play with wood sticks   :coffee:   :thumbsup: :)   :campfire:
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: Big Ed on March 08, 2019, 01:46:05 PM
Hard to explain 6’3” 290 pounds and momma named me Edwin.
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: Missouri Sherpa on March 08, 2019, 02:40:11 PM
My elk hunting buddies from Iowa are to blame.  I am originally from Missouri, which is a poke/accusation that I am some kind of hillbilly.  I do not like to sleep on the ground, cold camp or eat granola bars all week on an elk hunt.  I have always been the man responsible to get a luxury elk camp hauled in deep into the mountains like a Sherpa .
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: J-dog on March 08, 2019, 03:21:21 PM
Growing up I was called Jake or Jdog by my Dad, stuck ever since with most all that know me.

J
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: Maddog20/20 on March 08, 2019, 04:04:51 PM
I was given the nickname Maddog in college and I’m an optometrist, so it got the 20/20!


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Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: fnshtr on March 08, 2019, 06:16:19 PM
Because to me, shooting the bow is so much fun.

FuNSHooTeR = fnshtr

(Actually that should be the other way around.)  :banghead:
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: 8upss on March 08, 2019, 06:16:23 PM
My first forum, years ago, was a turkey hunting message board.
Like 8upbowhunter, I was “Ate up” with it.
I used it on other forums, but some required more than three characters, so I’ve added my initials, ss.


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Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: k9bowman on March 08, 2019, 07:21:55 PM
Working dog trainer and handler. Just teamed it up with my favorite sport.
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: bucknut on March 08, 2019, 07:26:07 PM
First off because I'm a Buckeye, Secondly I'm crazy about killing big bucks. Or trying to at least.
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: Friend on March 08, 2019, 07:47:53 PM
Had lurked in the background for quite some time. I had always been leery of and still am of participating in social media. The integrity of the website and the quality of its members slowly drew me in to committing. Feeling most secure, I wished to dive in and become a fully participating member of the Trad Gang family. The name I chose was intended to reflect openness, approachability and an unvarnished desire to enjoy the gifts of the traditional world, to learn and to share and to build concrete friendships and share much valued camaraderie.
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: T Sunstone on March 08, 2019, 08:00:58 PM
Born with it.
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: Magilla on March 08, 2019, 08:03:49 PM
I was given the name when I was a rookie firefighter, Magilla Gorilla. It stuck through my whole career :dunno:
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: supernaut on March 08, 2019, 08:11:58 PM
I honestly would've just used my actual name, Jim Hamilton, but I assumed everyone had to have a "handle" when I signed up.

I chose Supernaut because it is the title of my all time favorite Black Sabbath song and when I listen to it, it really puts me in a good, relaxed mood. Shooting my bow does the same thing for me.

My wife has other names for me but this is a PG site  :biglaugh:
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: Don Armstrong on March 08, 2019, 08:17:46 PM
Just used my name.
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: Guss on March 08, 2019, 09:32:20 PM
I had a Rat Terrier for 16 yrs, best dog I’ve had ...Guss..!!
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: acedoc on March 09, 2019, 09:28:30 AM
a doc by trade and a shooting ace as per my first stint.
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: GCook on March 09, 2019, 09:45:43 AM
I got sick of people talking snack on forums hidden  behind an anonymous screen name.  Just thought I'd put my name out there so when you meet me you know who to punch should you want.

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Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: kat on March 09, 2019, 10:39:12 AM
Not very much imagination behind my handle. I just used my initials
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: Bart S on March 09, 2019, 11:22:43 AM
My dad has the same first name as me, so my family often calls me Bart, which is short for my middle name--Bartolome. I was hesitant at putting my real name down, but wanted something I could remember.
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: NORMANDIE59 on March 09, 2019, 11:27:58 AM
Born in Normandy  (France)  in 1959
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: Chain2 on March 09, 2019, 12:09:33 PM
I used to have the athletes over at my house a lot. My son’s team mates. We had a weight machine in the living room. Guns and bows in every corner. I fed them a lot of venison and breakfast that’s for sure. But worth every minute. We were watching Goodfellas one night and they awarded everyone a wise guy mafia name. I was on the chain gang at the home football games. So I became Jimmy the Chain. I’m Chain still to a lot of parents of those boys. Chain was unavailable so I added the 2 rather than also.
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: Greg Dearth on March 09, 2019, 12:46:44 PM
I hunt a lot by myself and from tree stands , most of the time. ( Lone Eagle)
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: Babbling Bob on March 09, 2019, 01:23:35 PM
Easy.  Someone gave me that name in bootcamp in 1966 and it stuck until 1970.  Makes a good one for forums too. Used to write long "dog stories" for forum replies. 
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: Macatawa on March 09, 2019, 02:59:49 PM
In the early 1050's I was born and raised in a small lakeside community in Western Michigan named "Waukazoo Woods" that was named after a tribe of Waukazoo indians that settled in our area long before I was born.  We were located on the north shore of an inland lake called "MA CA TA WA" meaning "black water" in the native tounge.

Hence:  macatawa

 :archer:
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: 1Arrow1Kill on March 09, 2019, 04:14:38 PM
As my username, I use '1Bullet1Kill' on the Gunbroker website and '1Arrow1Kill' on the ebay website.  Thought I use the latter on Trad Gang - obvious reasons. 

I say, "I like to think positive".  Others say,  "Denny's just a dreamer".  Suppose I'm a little of each.

Note:  TG Administrator Tony Van Dort and I graduated HS together in 1971 and trampled the same grass and beach sand along Lake Macatawa in Holland, MI.  I stayed while he's now in South Carolina.  We hadn't spoke in 'forever' until we recent reconnected here on Trad Gang.  Small World!
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: Old_Bear on March 09, 2019, 06:50:47 PM
I did a couple section hikes on the Appalachian Trail with some buddies when I was younger. One morning a buddy gave me my trail name saying I snored like an “Old Bear”.  I have been using it as a user name on forums ever since.
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: PeteA on March 09, 2019, 07:07:44 PM
First name Pete, last initial A = PeteA. Wish I was more creative. I get razed here and on other sites regarding how it sounds like PETA!
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: bihunter on March 09, 2019, 07:16:19 PM
It's meant to be for block island hunter.  I know, bad choice.
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: Macatawa on March 09, 2019, 07:35:34 PM
As my username, I use '1Bullet1Kill' on the Gunbroker website and '1Arrow1Kill' on the ebay website.  Thought I use the latter on Trad Gang - obvious reasons. 

I say, "I like to think positive".  Others say,  "Denny's just a dreamer".  Suppose I'm a little of each.

Note:  TG Administrator Tony Van Dort and I graduated HS together in 1971 and trampled the same grass and beach sand along Lake Macatawa in Holland, MI.  I stayed while he's now in South Carolina.  We hadn't spoke in 'forever' until we recent reconnected here on Trad Gang.  Small World!

Denny!
Yeah it is a small world indeed!   We did some tramplin' for sure..... :saywhat:
I truly enjoyed the early dayz in the Manistee Nat'l Forest....some of the best bowhunting adventures ever
I still like it better down here weatherwise tho...
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: Slickhead on March 09, 2019, 08:43:11 PM
I prefer shooting and eating antlerless deer.

Also Im losing my hair....rapidly
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: Stinger on March 10, 2019, 04:59:58 PM
Callsign given to me when I first started flying fighters (F-4s at the time) in the Navy.  Had to do with a run in with a very aggressive bee that stung me in the a** just as I sat down in the ejection seat to man up for a flight.  I jumped up and yelled a few choice words.  The plane captain scrambled up the boarding ladder to see what was wrong and nearly fell off when I told him what the problem was. An hour latter after an intense air combat maneuvering exercise (max G's) we landed and the ground crew, which were all guys that worked for me, met me at the plane and carried me into maintenance control where they had written up two maintenance discrepancies on the plane.  One was for FOD (foreign object damage) in the cockpit.  The sign off for that was to remove the dead bee.  The other one was for a broken aviator, and the sign off for that was to remove the stinger from my a**.  I had a welt the size of a salad plate and had another hop to fly later that afternoon.  Smart a**es gave me a wad of bubble wrap to sit on for that flight.  The callsign stuck for the rest of my career and I still have guys who never call me by anything else.
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: Outwest on March 10, 2019, 05:22:28 PM
I live about as far west as you can get. Northwestern tip of Wa. state.
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: wapitishooter on March 10, 2019, 05:24:28 PM
I shoot a Chastain Wapiti takedown.
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: Harmless on March 10, 2019, 06:30:06 PM
Sitting in my tree stand one evening I had two fawns come in and bed down right underneath me... I figured they must have thought  I'm "Harmless"
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: Roy from Pa on March 10, 2019, 06:39:05 PM
Dave, LMAO:)
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: wood carver 2 on March 10, 2019, 07:08:32 PM
It’s what I like to do ( besides building and shooting trad bows ), and I guess I’m not the first one here. 🙂
Dave.
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: Rufus on March 11, 2019, 08:55:37 AM
I decided that Rufus was easier on my pride than Goofus.. :-))

It's been hard to convince others at times tho to change their thinkin'................


Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: 1Arrow1Kill on March 11, 2019, 10:18:31 AM
RUFUS backwards is Sufur . . .      Ok . . . I know . . . Who Cares?!?!?!?! 

This Cabin Fever is obviously driving me insane!    :o   C'mon Spring!
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: Zwickey-Fever on March 11, 2019, 02:16:39 PM
Zwickey fever is a term my dad used every time he killed a deer with his bow, he said that because he used nothing but Zwickey broadheads. I sometimes use other broadheads but always come back to Zwickeys. You can always find some in my quiver.
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: dnovo on March 11, 2019, 07:32:44 PM
I just used abbreviation of part of my name. Dan Novotny = dnovo.
I use that for all my sign ins.
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: Bigjackfish on March 12, 2019, 04:03:04 AM
I am 6ft 3in 275lb my name is Jack and I like to fish
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: hawkeye n pa on March 12, 2019, 05:46:08 AM
Short version, Climbed a tree to see what was in a huge nest.  Got attacked 7 stitches in a eyelid, 5 puncture wounds to the head by a Goshawk.   Was blessed not to lose the eye.  Been thirty five years since I quit peaking in nests.
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: 4runr on March 12, 2019, 09:19:04 AM
My all time favorite vehicle Toyota 4runner. Just shortened it a little.
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: DJJBullet on March 12, 2019, 01:57:15 PM
My initials and Bullet comes from the bullet bass boat. Terry and me have out run lots of bass boats  :bigsmyl:and caught many of fish back in the day
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: DJJBullet on March 12, 2019, 02:01:43 PM
Tree killer I like your picture. What saw was you using husky?
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: InFamousElGuapo on March 12, 2019, 02:11:55 PM
There were 3 feminine/awkwardly dressed men that came to help this village that I had dealings with and this is what they called me and it stuck...  :goldtooth:
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: elk nailer on March 12, 2019, 06:10:22 PM
contractor who loves to elk hunt!
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: AzTBH on March 13, 2019, 02:04:47 PM
AzTBH - Live in Arizona (Az) and a Traditional Bow Hunter (TBH)

Ross McCollum
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: RAU on March 13, 2019, 07:37:20 PM
Just my last name, I’m Don Rau
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: Eric Krewson on March 14, 2019, 10:55:49 AM
Born with it, I never understood the handle thing........
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: doughboy on March 14, 2019, 11:02:12 AM
Worked 45 years as a flour miller; with hot summers and sweat, the dust would turn to dough.
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: HerbP on March 15, 2019, 08:21:24 AM
I went to a Catholic grade school and there were four Jerrys, so each of us acquired another name.
Mine went on my High School diploma (my Mom never did approve)
Herbert T. Patzner  (no idea where the T came from)
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: Crooked Stic on March 15, 2019, 09:07:55 AM
Well bows aint straight. I make a few bows and call them Crooked Stic. No K cause it looks cooler.
 :bigsmyl:
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: Wudstix on March 15, 2019, 04:26:07 PM
Kinda like the plural version "stix"   :coffee: :thumbsup: :campfire:
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: The Whittler on March 15, 2019, 08:24:36 PM
I like to whittle a one piece of wood ball in a cage, chain links, pliers, jack knife. Haven't done any in quite a while maybe this summer.
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: fujimo on March 15, 2019, 09:51:25 PM
we used a few  terms in the military  when we were in hot areas.
one that our RSM used was that" We were now in the land of the shootback targets", another when it was time to pack up move out- "to piss on the fire and call the dogs"
but the one that always stuck with me, and incidentally also became the name of the best horse i ever owned- she was fast, whip smart and moved like a cat on a hot tin roof, was FUJIMO- which meant " F*** U Jack, I'm Movin Out".
Unlike me of course- thats why i needed a hoss!
it was a turn of phrase we used when it was time to hi-tail it, and i found myself still using the phrase from time to time.
The handle is a good  reminder of the best period of my life!
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: Bladepeek on March 17, 2019, 01:10:20 PM
I was a knifemaker and it seemed appropriate. After I spent more time on the internet and saw the work of some of the other makers, I realized how presumptuous it was, but by then it sort of stuck.
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: Roadkill on March 18, 2019, 11:37:56 PM
When stationed in >NC, I picked up dead coons on the base roads to skin.  Military call became roadkill, so i just used it.  Semper Fi
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: 76Aggie on March 19, 2019, 12:14:17 PM
I graduated from Texas A&M in 1976.
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: Fallguy on March 23, 2019, 08:59:24 AM
I have taught the treestand safety portion of our bowhunter ed class for more than 20 years. One of our students brought his young son (5-6 years old) to class with him, we ran into each other a couple weeks after the class and his son said "look dad it's the Fallguy".
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: imbowhunt10 on March 23, 2019, 10:21:35 AM
Bowhunting is my passion, so at the spur of the moment I came up with imbowhunt10. The number 10 has no significance other than the sound. I have always wished I could change it, having put a little more thought into it since then.


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Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: 1Arrow1Kill on March 23, 2019, 11:32:36 AM
imbowhunt10   =   I Am Bowhuntin' . . .

No need to rethink it, I get it and I like it.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: Angus on March 23, 2019, 12:21:24 PM
In memory of a late second cousin from CA.  I'm Regional Commissioner Emeritus for the MacDonalds in that area, and it's in his honor.  A great guy, and we miss Angus dearly.
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: thumper-tx on March 23, 2019, 12:44:05 PM
Waaay back I had a really quiet bow that just  made a little "thump" sound when I shot it and I killed a lot of animals with it. I would tell my hunting partner, "well, I thumped one today". I Named the bow Thumper.
  When forums started up, I just adopted the name.
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: gifford, MO on March 23, 2019, 12:56:01 PM
Gifford, the wife and I named our lab pup Gifford, as we're both Foresters and Gifford Pinchot was the founder of the US Forest Service under Teddy Roosevelt. I've used it long enough that lots of the MoJAM folks just call me Gifford.
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: Wudstix on March 24, 2019, 10:57:26 AM
Have visited the Gifford Pinchot estate many times in Milford PA.  Grandparents used to live their.   :coffee: :campfire:
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: gifford, MO on March 25, 2019, 10:02:25 AM
Did not know that, if we ever get back that way, we'll see about visiting Gifford Pinchot's estate.
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: Wudstix on March 25, 2019, 10:28:00 AM
Be sure to visit the falls, if water is up they are impressive.  Nice little hike.
 :coffee: :thumbsup: :campfire:
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: gifford, MO on March 25, 2019, 01:45:57 PM
Thanks again for the trip, we enjoy a nice hike.
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: doughboy on March 25, 2019, 11:10:09 PM
It was good seeing & chatting with you Sunday "gifford". Hope you enjoyed your "hike" around our range.
Title: Re: How did you come up with your user name?
Post by: gifford, MO on March 25, 2019, 11:36:33 PM
Enjoyed visiting with you as well. That was most enjoyable hike through the woods. Weather was great, course was well laid out. I did pass on the 'ball on a cable', no way I could have hit that and I didn't want to hunt up my misses. Enjoyed the chili and did not miss the rain or snow that you've had in years gone by.  Hadn't shot in a good long while and sure enjoyed the day.

Two Thumbs Up to the Three Trails Archery Club. They put on a good shoot.