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John Van Gelder
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Posted: October 11 2018 at 6:27am | IP Logged Quote John Van Gelder

Guy posts his trophies, I should add one of mine..
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Excellent!
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Posted: October 11 2018 at 7:38am | IP Logged Quote John Van Gelder

That bow draws 80# at 31", I have long arms. The arrow head was an old Bear Razorhead, without the little insert, sharpened by hand. The arrow punched through the shoulder blade, when the bull turned around to run the broad head shredded his lungs, he went 70 feet and piled up in a heap.

This was on a cattle station, just outside of Darwin Australia. I hunted with a local bow hunters club. The club president was a conservation officer, who's primary function was trapping and relocating problem crocodiles.

The real "Crocodile Dundee"..
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You look pretty young in that photo. Taken a while back?

Good looking bow, and 80#, wow! Ya, I still have some of those old Bear Razorheads. Always liked them. Have some two-bladed Zwickey Black Diamonds on the hunting arrows for my recurve now.

Congrats on quite a trophy - that really is something.

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With a bow no less! Hope you had someone with a BIG GUN backing you up.

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John Van Gelder wrote:
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Well, I guess I looked like a young man in 1988 as well.

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Sweet beast, congrats 30 years late

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No guns on the hunt, and in fact once we got to the hunting area we each went our separate ways.

I was crossing a paddock late one afternoon working my way back to where we left the truck and I came on two lone bulls, they they were grazing, just like a couple of old cows until they saw me. One of them started shaking his head and pawing the ground. I put as many big trees between that bull and myself until I got far enough away, and the bull lost interest.

We shot several wild pigs as well, some of the lads carried small 12v coolers in their land rovers/cruisers, they would butcher their pigs and take the meat back to town, the Asian restaurants would buy the meat, and that is how the guys paid for their gear and hunting trips.

There were so many pigs it was not uncommon for a five or six guys to kill 100 pigs of a weekend,

On the way to Australia we went to a number of places, Hawaii, and then to Figi, we had a lay over in Figi for a couple of days, so I put my bow together, took some field points and went off to a open lot next to the motel to do a bit of practicing.

There was a big chain link fence in back of me, I had been shooting for a while and not paying attention to what was going on behind me, when I did turn around there was a whole crowd of native folks standing at the fence watching me, it was the first time any of them had seen a bow and arrow.
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