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Offline joebuck

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Dan "the Man" Quillian has left us
« on: February 20, 2007, 12:16:00 PM »
Mr. Quillian left us today finally to go to a better hunting ground free from pain. I knew him personally like a few of us on this board. I disagreed with him sometimes, listened sometimes and just stood back and watched most of the time at a lost art. Dan Quillian was a man. He would call a spade a spade. He practically single handily got Ga a bow season. I know some of you will have some things to say about Dan but as a bowhunter he did something that takes just damn nerves. He shot a brown bear at 10 yards, by himself ( guide had left briefly) with a ganggreen foot. No way to run, no gun. Nothing. Just Dan.......I have a close friend who use to have the world record brown bear..he says he's still in awe of Dan and that bear. Big Dan...THANKS..you were BOWHUNTER...
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Offline Tony Phillips

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Re: Dan "the Man" Quillian has left us
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2007, 12:17:00 PM »
He will be missed.
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Re: Dan "the Man" Quillian has left us
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2007, 12:20:00 PM »
Godspeed Dan, I know you are sitting at the campfire of the great ones...   :campfire:    :)
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Re: Dan "the Man" Quillian has left us
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2007, 12:29:00 PM »
I did not know him but have heard of his bows. My prayers for him and his family.
Bill
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Re: Dan "the Man" Quillian has left us
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2007, 12:48:00 PM »
Rest easy, Big Dan  :pray:
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Re: Dan "the Man" Quillian has left us
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2007, 12:54:00 PM »
That's very, very sad news....prayers for DD and all the rest of Dan's surviving family and friends. Any news of services Joe, I sure would like to send them something to pay my respects.
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Re: Dan "the Man" Quillian has left us
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2007, 12:55:00 PM »
Peace and condolences
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Offline Wild Willie

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Re: Dan "the Man" Quillian has left us
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2007, 12:56:00 PM »
I knew him and he will truly be missed in tracitional circles.
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Re: Dan "the Man" Quillian has left us
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2007, 01:10:00 PM »
I spoke to Dan once by phone, about what else Archery and bowhunting...one of the Good guys ...he will be missed always remembered..mark#78...I will always remember the picture of him and that trophy Bear!
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Offline Bishop

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Re: Dan "the Man" Quillian has left us
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2007, 01:29:00 PM »
I agree with all above. Thanks for all you did Dan!

Offline Bjorn

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Re: Dan "the Man" Quillian has left us
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2007, 01:46:00 PM »
He helped me find some superceder arrows once-didn't really need to; but he was just that kind of guy.
Bigger than life for sure.
Condolences to his family.

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Re: Dan "the Man" Quillian has left us
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2007, 01:56:00 PM »
God Bless
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Re: Dan "the Man" Quillian has left us
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2007, 01:59:00 PM »
He played a huge role in the resurrgence of traditional archery in the late 20th centrury. my prayers to his family and may he rest in peace.
Anyone got a picture of him?///

Offline Mark Baker

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Re: Dan "the Man" Quillian has left us
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2007, 02:33:00 PM »
One of the voices for longbows at a time when not many voices were being heard on the subject.  I use to read his column in the old "Western Bowhunter" rag when traditional bowhunters  that wrote anything were fairly few and hard to find.   Thanks Dan, for the knowledge and commitment.
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Re: Dan "the Man" Quillian has left us
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2007, 02:38:00 PM »
Dan inspired me to leave the Compound world.  I had one of his Patriot bows.  One of the Good guys.  He will be missed.  Thanks Dan...  Jeff
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Re: Dan "the Man" Quillian has left us
« Reply #15 on: February 20, 2007, 02:42:00 PM »
Rest easy in the Big Sky brother!  :pray:
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Re: Dan "the Man" Quillian has left us
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Offline the Ferret

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Re: Dan "the Man" Quillian has left us
« Reply #17 on: February 20, 2007, 02:47:00 PM »
I met Dan a couple of times, the one that I remember most was at the Howard Hill shoot in Alabama where we had a "discussion" about how deep in your fingers you should hold the string when drawing. You are right in that he was set in his ways, stubborn even. Could even be crude at times, but you knew where he stood. Most guys that walk their own path have that same demeanor.
Bet that big campfire above is a little livelier tonight with Dan sitting in the circle.

Godspeed Mr Quillian, and keep a "DEEP" hook.
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Re: Dan "the Man" Quillian has left us
« Reply #18 on: February 20, 2007, 02:54:00 PM »
I never know what to say at times like this....
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Re: Dan "the Man" Quillian has left us
« Reply #19 on: February 20, 2007, 02:56:00 PM »
Prayers go out to his family and friends. I know he will be missed. Never met him, but heard a lot about him and all of it was good. He is in a better place for sure.
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