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Offline mikecc

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Re: The Adventures of Hope & Faith of Black Mountain
« Reply #40 on: September 13, 2008, 10:42:00 PM »
That's a nice offer. Unfortunately the bow still hasn't made an appearance. I hope that Hope didn't get lost in the mail.

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Re: The Adventures of Hope & Faith of Black Mountain
« Reply #41 on: September 18, 2008, 10:47:00 AM »
I alone stand GUILTY as Charged....No excuses, will replace the time with Hope that some have lost.

I found myself completely overrun,set Hope aside and because of MY IRRESPONSIBILITY and lack of consideration for fellow Bowmen, I have made some of you suffer. I am So very sorry for putting you folks out and causing Hope to get out of the timely circulation.

Believe me if I knew a way to make things right I Truly would, however I have yet to find a way to "Un-ring a Bell"

Not a good deal at all......Regretful some of you will have to pay for my lack of Team Spirit and pull up my slack, to get her back on track.

Again I apologize to any and all those whom I have let down...........I'll furnish the ROPE......vance

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Re: The Adventures of Hope & Faith of Black Mountain
« Reply #42 on: September 19, 2008, 07:20:00 PM »
don't sweat the small stuff, Vance!!

It'll all work out in the end.

I am told that hope has landed in montana as we speak and I guess I will send it on to Drew.

Gook Luck to all,
Brian

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Re: The Adventures of Hope & Faith of Black Mountain
« Reply #43 on: September 22, 2008, 12:08:00 PM »
I picked up Faith at the post office Saturday morning-she's tiny!

I'm still trying to find the arrow that works best with her, and when I do I'll hunt with her for a couple of days before sending her off,
hopefully with a bloody arrow in the case for some extra mojo!

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Re: The Adventures of Hope & Faith of Black Mountain
« Reply #44 on: September 27, 2008, 12:03:00 AM »
hope drew blood, more details in the not to distant future.(as in monday)
Brian

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Re: The Adventures of Hope & Faith of Black Mountain
« Reply #45 on: September 29, 2008, 05:51:00 PM »
It's been Monday for a long time.....let's have it.
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Re: The Adventures of Hope & Faith of Black Mountain
« Reply #46 on: September 30, 2008, 12:27:00 AM »
sorry guys it's late here in montana (I go back to work in the morning) and to be honest with you I am plum wore out. Miss Hope can hunt and she kept us very busy the past for days. I will mail her off to the next in line tomorrow morning. With some pics and story to follow.
Brian

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Re: The Adventures of Hope & Faith of Black Mountain
« Reply #47 on: September 30, 2008, 02:36:00 PM »
This is a sad day for me, I take Miss Hope to the post office to pass her on to Drew and my 4 day whitetail adventure here in Montana with some great hunting buddies comes to an end (I named this the "Big Sky Hope Fest"). Joining me on this hunt was a fellow Tradganger from Georgia Matt Schuster, a Montana buddy Pat and his 13yr old son Luke and last but not least my 12yr old son Tanner.  

The bow performed great, it’s very similar to the bow I shoot so the transition was very simple and quick for me. The arrows I used were arrows I picked-up on the Tradgang classified from indianalongbowshooter for my son.  My son shot Miss Hope some but he didn’t feel comfortable hunting with it without more practice.  

In total Miss Hope made meat on 3 occasions all of which were whitetail does.  I did m-mi-miss a mule deer doe but that was not the fault of Miss Hope, this miss was operator airier (the fletching on one of my arrows had torn and was flapping in the wind which was like shooting a very slow, out of control flu-flu).  Needles to say the arrow fell 10yrds short on a 20yrd shot.

2 of the 3 whitetail does were taken by myself and 1 doe was taken at the hands Matt Schuster. Matt has plans of writing a story about this hunt so I don’t plan on getting to adventuresome with my story telling but I will add a few pictures soon.  

Thanks again to everyone involved with this bow project,

Brian Roness

Ps I am leaving the top half of an arrow that made meat during the “Big Sky Hope Fest”
Brian

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Re: The Adventures of Hope & Faith of Black Mountain
« Reply #48 on: September 30, 2008, 09:21:00 PM »
Brian, That's awesome bud...congrats!!

I had the absolute pleasure of hunting with Matt last year in TX....He's definitely one of the "good guys"   :notworthy:   Can't wait to read the article and see some pix.

Hope to come see you next year bud...
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Re: The Adventures of Hope & Faith of Black Mountain
« Reply #49 on: October 01, 2008, 10:16:00 PM »
Well I have an update, the bow didn't go out in the mail yesterday as I had intended. I planned on dropping it off on my way from work (which means a hour drive from the middle of no-where).

On my way to town I found a pretty nice antelope buck taunting me to come out and play. Well needless to say I unrapped "Miss Hope" from her case tiptoed into the antelopes playground and caught him coming down a fence line(antelope do not like to cross a fence). Miss Hope jumped to attention and rose to the occation by sending a arrow into the side of pretty decent antelope buck.

I ran out of light and I felt the shot placement was a little less desirable than I would like so I choose to leave him for the night.  

Now today I found him where I had left him and found that the arrow was indeed a little far back but I did manage to bring him home. (pix to follow)

I plan to get the bow in the mail first thing in the morning (10/02/08).

So the offical count for "Miss Hope" here in montana is 3 whitetail does and 1 antelope buck.

Thanks Again to everyone involved!!
Brian

"Hunting...is about the Sights, Sounds, Smells, and  the Hunted...All the hunter has to do is show up"

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Re: The Adventures of Hope & Faith of Black Mountain
« Reply #50 on: October 02, 2008, 10:11:00 AM »
Congrats Brian, can't wait to hear the stories and see pics!

Shoot me a pm, and let me know the details of how your sending Miss Hope, so I know what to expect!

A pack of fresh steaks would be great too..
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Re: The Adventures of Hope & Faith of Black Mountain
« Reply #51 on: October 02, 2008, 07:10:00 PM »
Congrats Brian...good shooting.  :thumbsup:

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Re: The Adventures of Hope & Faith of Black Mountain
« Reply #52 on: October 02, 2008, 09:17:00 PM »
Way to go Brian!!
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Re: The Adventures of Hope & Faith of Black Mountain
« Reply #53 on: October 02, 2008, 11:22:00 PM »
heres a couple pix of the game taken,

   
1st Doe with "Miss Hope"


   
Bald is Beautiful(note the four bald heads)


   
Playground Buck
Brian

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Re: The Adventures of Hope & Faith of Black Mountain
« Reply #54 on: October 03, 2008, 03:22:00 PM »
Nice going Brian! Congrats.
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Re: The Adventures of Hope & Faith of Black Mountain
« Reply #55 on: October 03, 2008, 06:47:00 PM »
:bigsmyl:
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Re: The Adventures of Hope & Faith of Black Mountain
« Reply #56 on: October 03, 2008, 09:31:00 PM »
Great stuff Brian    :clapper:
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Re: The Adventures of Hope & Faith of Black Mountain
« Reply #57 on: October 04, 2008, 03:50:00 AM »
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Re: The Adventures of Hope & Faith of Black Mountain
« Reply #58 on: October 05, 2008, 02:29:00 PM »
Miss Hope arrived in MI on Saturday afternoon...man you could feel the MOJO, so i dialed her into my way of shooting...

We're off to overlook the corner of a corn field...lots of deer sign.
Just a Coyote Soul out wandering...

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Re: The Adventures of Hope & Faith of Black Mountain
« Reply #59 on: October 05, 2008, 11:45:00 PM »
Give her some rein and let her run, Drew

I'm glad she made it safe and sound!

Good Luck & Happy hunting,
Brian

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