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 Post subject: New buckeye member
PostPosted: November 11th, 2014, 3:31 pm 
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I'd like to introduce myself. My name is Chad Boeshart. I am 35 years old. I live in Licking co. Ohio with my wife, and four daughters. Three of which are my step daughters. I'm a machinist/cnc programmer by trade. I've been a die hard bowhunter for 20 years. I started bowhunting with a hand me down compound. As I got older, and started out on my own I began to upgrade to better equipment. Then the popularity of bowhunting began to explode, and I found myself caught up in the belief that the hunt was a failure if there wasn't a big set of horns to show for it. That went on for several years, and then I realized I didn't like what l had turned into. So from that point forward I broke all ties with the people I had been hunting with, and told myself I was going to slow down, and start enjoying myself. Get back to the reason I started bowhunting. I had always felt a draw towards traditional bowhunting. I met South Cox from Stalker stickbows at the Kalamazoo archery expo three years ago, and with encouragement from my wonderful wife I ordered one of his bows. I put the compound away, and have been bowhunting with my recurve ever since. Now my journey into traditional archery hasn't been to successful in terms of putting meat in the freezer. It has been filled with several misses, and many, many close calls, but I refuse to take a marginal shot at an animal just so I can say I got my first with my recurve. I would rather carry that burden myself then have an animal carry it for me in the form of a bad shot, and a wounded animal.

I guess I've been rambling a bit so I'll get to the point. I've been looking at joining the PBS for awhile now, and believe I made a wise choice in joining. I really connect wih the values, and ethics talked about on the forums. I look forward to hearing, and hopefully sharing some bowhunting stories with fellow members. Also hope to meet some fellow members, and maybe someday share a camp with a few.

Lastly, with this being veterans day I would like to thank any veterans who may see this. I have great pride for this country, and believe without the many sacrifices made by past, and future veterans of this great country we wouldn't be enjoying the freedoms we have. So from me, and my family we thank you.


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PostPosted: November 11th, 2014, 3:54 pm 
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Welcome Chad


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PostPosted: November 11th, 2014, 4:42 pm 
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Welcome Chad, I hope to meet you one of these days. When I lived in Ohio, one of my favorite farms to hunt was in Licking County, somewhere north of Newark. The farmer was so nice, he eventually let me and my buddy stay at his house when we hunted there. Good, down to earth people there.

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PostPosted: November 11th, 2014, 6:28 pm 
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Hello Chad and WELCOME. You sounds just like the type of people that is PBS material. Good luck in you pursuit of taking your first with your recurve.

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PostPosted: November 11th, 2014, 7:08 pm 
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Welcome to PBS, Chad. Glad you're here and best of luck in your bowhunting endeavors. It WILL happen for you with your newfound traditional journey.


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PostPosted: November 11th, 2014, 7:41 pm 
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Welcome Chad from another newbie from OH. It took me 2 years of practice with traditional equipment before I felt confident to hunt with it, then another year of misses before I was successful. Don't get down on yourself. The journey makes the end result that much sweeter.


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PostPosted: November 11th, 2014, 7:45 pm 
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Welcome to the PBS Chad. Check out the Regional Forums. It's hunting season now, and a little slow, but that doesn't mean you can't add something to the Great Lakes Region.


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PostPosted: November 11th, 2014, 8:06 pm 
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Jeff, them are my stomping grounds. I grew up in st. Louisville which is just north of newark. I live just a little northwest of newark now. I have a Granville address, but live about as far from Granville as you can be before your address changes.


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Well said, Chad. Welcome to PBS!


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Chad, the farmer is Gene Drury, he was a dairy man but has since retired, I think his daughter took over. I was switching from compound to recurve about the time I began hunting his farm, and missed a huge buck there, the biggest I had ever shot at. It was very tough because I could have surely killed him with my compound :cry: , but I shot at the whole deer instead of picking a spot. I almost cried watching that big buck run off...

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PostPosted: November 11th, 2014, 8:58 pm 
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Thanks guys. It's nice to be talking with some fellow bowhunters.

Jeff, that name doesn't sound familiar with me. Same thing happened to me last year at my property. I missed a really good buck with my recurve. Im sure I would have killed him with a compound, but I have no regrets. Just having the opportunity was worth it.


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Welcome Chad!

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Welcome Chad!

Enjoyed reading about your 20 year journey as a bowhunter - good stuff, and I'll bet the journey continues!

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Welcome to the PBS Chad from another Buckeye! It sounds like you're in the right place...

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Chad, you've found a home. Welcome my friend and enjoy the journey/memories...

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