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A Little BH Family Traditional History

When my dad passed I was able to get some of his past traditional archery history. Feels good to hold them in my hands and perhaps some day I will string them up to shoot but for now they will stay the way they are. Partly because I’m afraid of breaking them.

The first is a longbow that he said he grew up shooting. No string and no markings to know anything more about it. This one I’d definitely be nervous about stringing up.
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The next bow is the recurve I remember my dad taking hunting years before I started. He would cover the limbs with camo sleeves and used it to kill his first ever deer as well as several others. I can remember trying to pull it back years ago and barely be able to budge it. It’s a Shakespeare Wonderbow Necedah 55/28
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The last bow was my dads tournament recurve. I was able to shoot this bow several times back before I started hunting. I can even remember my mom shooting it in the back yard and remembering how cool that was because I didn’t know girls could shoot 🤣 I can still picture my dad shooting it and shooting it so very well. The unique thing about it is it has a built in adjustable sight pin. It’s a Bear Polar 32 lb

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brock ratcliff

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Awesome Chuck! Those are very nice keepsakes to have. The Bear was state of the art, top-line tournament gear. Things have moved along quite a ways in a short period of time.
 
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