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Author Topic: Anybody have any Dan Quillian photos?  (Read 216 times)

Offline barley40

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Anybody have any Dan Quillian photos?
« on: February 26, 2010, 10:49:00 PM »
Anybody have any Dan Quillian photos to share?

Offline Don Stokes

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Re: Anybody have any Dan Quillian photos?
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2010, 03:03:00 PM »
Here's the grizzly that Dan killed with the shafts I made for him. He used 160 Snuffers with my barrel-tapered Superceder shafts and got complete penetration to the hide on the opposite side, quartering through the chest at about 15 yards. He was on a high bank overlooking a salmon stream when the big old sow came by him. She squared 8 1/2 feet and was big enough to make P & Y. The other man is his friend who was his guide in Alaska on the trip, whose name I have unfortunately forgotten. When Dan shot this bear, he had an open wound on the bottom of his foot, so he couldn't have run if she had seen him. He later lost the foot, due to diabetes and "hospital" staph infection that wouldn't heal. It hardly slowed him down at all!
 
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Offline Kenneth

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Re: Anybody have any Dan Quillian photos?
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2010, 03:17:00 PM »
Don, that's a great photo and great story!  Thanks for sharing!!
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Re: Anybody have any Dan Quillian photos?
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2010, 03:31:00 PM »
When Dan told me the story, he said she looked so big it was like shooting a bus. She "woofed" when the arrow hit and whipped her head around, and Dan froze in place. She didn't see him, and walked on across the river and into the woods. He wisely didn't go in after her until the next morning, where he found her dead in no more than 100 yards.

Only Dan would have hunted grizzly bears with such a wound in his foot! It was not the only close encounter he had on the trip, and he could only hobble around. The man was amazing. The world is a smaller place since he passed on.
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Re: Anybody have any Dan Quillian photos?
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2010, 03:32:00 PM »
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Offline Don Stokes

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Re: Anybody have any Dan Quillian photos?
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2010, 03:33:00 PM »
When Dan told me the story, he said she looked so big it was like shooting a bus. She "woofed" when the arrow hit and whipped her head around, and Dan froze in place. She didn't see him, and walked on across the river and into the woods. He wisely didn't go in after her until the next morning, where he found her dead in no more than 100 yards.

Only Dan would have hunted grizzly bears with such a wound in his foot! It was not the only close encounter he had on the trip, and he could only hobble around. The man was amazing. The world is a smaller place since he passed on.

Barley, thanks for asking.
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Re: Anybody have any Dan Quillian photos?
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2010, 07:22:00 PM »
Here's my Dan Quillian tree stand from the 60s.  I spent many a day in it but you couldn't pay me enough to get in it now.  Measured 17.5" x 13'5".  Shot many a deer out of it.
 
 
 
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Re: Anybody have any Dan Quillian photos?
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2010, 07:57:00 PM »
oh- that's just plain scary.
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Re: Anybody have any Dan Quillian photos?
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2010, 08:00:00 PM »
Looks like it makes a good seat now    :biglaugh:
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Re: Anybody have any Dan Quillian photos?
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2010, 09:35:00 PM »
I know Dan took that Grizzly after his heart attack. Can't remember the poundage he was shooting. In one of my conversations with Dan, after the attack, he was struggling with 30# bows...
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Re: Anybody have any Dan Quillian photos?
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2010, 12:47:00 AM »
Are there any videos of Dan available?  I had a lot of respect for him and his role in archery history.
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Re: Anybody have any Dan Quillian photos?
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2010, 01:56:00 AM »
When I bought my longbow I received a VHS tape with Dan showing how to set up the bow,stringing the bow,brace height,tying on a dental floss nocking point.He was sitting on the tailgate of a pickup out in the woods.He explained the theory behind instinctive aiming how the computer between your ears will make the adjustments.Then he proceeds to shoot a few arrows explaining proper form.This was my first introduction to traditional archery.
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Re: Anybody have any Dan Quillian photos?
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2010, 03:25:00 AM »
mickeyes4, do you still have the vhs? mine got caught and wound up defibulized.
sure wished he'd a sent me a dvd.
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Re: Anybody have any Dan Quillian photos?
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2010, 03:52:00 AM »
Thank you for sharing the photos and stories.
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Re: Anybody have any Dan Quillian photos?
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2010, 03:58:00 AM »
Just a short. I'm talking to Dan on the phone, in reference to an adv posted on whatchamacallit.
He ask me a simple question. You ever shot a bow before? He must of understood from the question that I had emailed earlier that I was a valued customer. I said yes, he said when, I said a long time ago, he said how long, I said don't remember, he says allright now we have something to work with.
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 But he waited and I said yes. He asked, what's your draw2 length, and if I remember correctly, I believe, I said 1968.
He said, we need to talk on the phone
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Offline HATCHCHASER

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Re: Anybody have any Dan Quillian photos?
« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2010, 09:28:00 AM »
I never had the pleasure of meeting Dan.  Archery Traditions, Dan's old archery shop in Athens, GA, was just up the road from where I lived.  The individual that owns it now worked for Dan at one time.  I heard alot of stories from him.  That is where I would go to pick up some items.  They have a little trad stuff left but mostly compound stuff.  That Bear is mounted standing in the corner.  It is supposed to be that same bear, not sure.  

Dan was a driving force for getting bowhunting going in GA.  They say he would go to various places where gun hunters were present and challenge them to shoot their 30/06 through a milk jug filled with sand.  When the bullet wouldn't go through he would politely put a heavy wood shaft through the jug.  I never saw it but that was the story in a nutshell.
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Offline joel smith

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Re: Anybody have any Dan Quillian photos?
« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2010, 09:41:00 AM »
Yeah, Dan hollered at me up at the bowhunting trade show the year he lost that leg---walked over and pulled up his pant leg and said "check out my new bow limb" and it did look just like a fibreglass lamininated bow limb---being Dan, it might have been.

I've got some pictures round here of Dan from some of the old original Howard Hill shoots. When i can find them i'll try to post them here.
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Offline mickeys4

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Re: Anybody have any Dan Quillian photos?
« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2010, 10:14:00 AM »
Bowferd I still have the tape.I'll check with my son see if he can transfer the VHS to DVD.If so I'll send you a copy.It'll be awhile,he's away in college.
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Re: Anybody have any Dan Quillian photos?
« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2010, 10:31:00 AM »
Called his shop one day about ordering & bow particulars not expecting to talk directly w/Dan. We talked nearly 2 hours like we were related. He talked of research w/ff & hybrid designs with chronos of 215fps! He told me about taking his bear & his bad foot and how he couldn't get around much anymore. I thanked him for his credibility and contributions to archery. He died a few short months later.

Dan made me feel important enough to talk to. I'd bet he did the same with most everybody that gave him the chance. That's special. I won't forget.
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Offline Don Stokes

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Re: Anybody have any Dan Quillian photos?
« Reply #19 on: February 28, 2010, 12:27:00 PM »
Joe skipp, Dan was shooting a Longhunter around 70# when he shot the grizzly. His arrows were 30", I think. He wouldn't have hunted grizzly with low poundage. If it was after a heart attack, he was well recovered from it.

Joel, that artificial leg WAS a bow limb, built for him by Owen Jeffrey. He had a foot made for it that looked like a bird or dinosaur foot with long toes, that he designed to have some spring in it for walking in the woods. Can you imagine the tracks he left?    :)  

Hatchaser, the grizzly was mounted standing, on a platform that had a dead salmon in the edge of a stream made into the base, all in plastic. Since a grizzly bear's claws are very valuable, the claws in the mount were replaced with artificial ones. Dan had the real claws made into a necklace by a Native American friend, in the traditional fashion.
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Re: Anybody have any Dan Quillian photos?
« Reply #20 on: February 28, 2010, 02:41:00 PM »
Yup Don that's it.  It is sitting at archery traditions in Athens, GA.  Next time I get over there I'll try and get a pic.
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Re: Anybody have any Dan Quillian photos?
« Reply #21 on: March 02, 2010, 03:30:00 PM »
Here's a few I scanned from Dan's pricelist from 1990-91-92.Not the greatest images.      
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Re: Anybody have any Dan Quillian photos?
« Reply #22 on: March 02, 2010, 07:35:00 PM »
Years ago, I think it was the IBO World Championships in Alabama, I walked by a man that said he wanted me to shoot his recurve. He told me that if I shot the bow I would want it.  It was one of the quietest, smoothest shooting bows I ever held.  Unfortunately I could not afford the bow at the time.  I took a brochure from the man, who was Dan Quillian, and never did place an order. I still have his brochure.  One of the regrets in life.

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Re: Anybody have any Dan Quillian photos?
« Reply #23 on: March 02, 2010, 08:05:00 PM »
Great Pics , I have 4 of Dan's bows and had a few more I wish I never traded .That's right Don , I talked with Dan after his Grizzly hunt and he said the bow he used was 69# . One of my favorites is a Patriot takedown . I have always said his bows are highly underated .
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Re: Anybody have any Dan Quillian photos?
« Reply #24 on: March 06, 2010, 08:09:00 AM »
Dan was a great guy,and when he told you something it was not just his opinion it was something he had tested really miss not seeing him.He was a big guy,but he never had a big head.

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