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PostPosted: December 16th, 2014, 2:43 pm 
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Way back in the days of yore, me and many of my brothers and sisters of the bow use to get together on New Years Day and hunt rabbits. It was always a blast and a way to break up the post holiday dose of cabin fever. And once in a while, we actually killed a rabbit or two. The group that use to get together was myself of course, Frank Genicks Sr. , Our very own Frank Gennicks Jr. , the rest of the Gennicks gang and a core group of Linton area bowhunters.


Here is my idea. Steve H made sort of an off the cuff comment about a cyber hunt online, but I thought I would expand on that thought and see if we can actually put together many NYD rabbit hunts all around the country (world for that matter)

I think it would be a great way to start off the year for as many of us as possible to start the new year out right, with bows in hand.

I would love to see dozens of small, local PBS inspired rabbit hunts on the first day of the year.

I have already posted a short post on the Regional Board about our hunt.

We will be hunting in and around Linton, Indiana which is slightly south, somewhat western Indiana. I am loading up Ian (my 10 year old son) and a friend that is not a PBS member but should be, and hopefully will be after spending the day with some of us.

If anybody else is interested in hosting a NYD rabbit hunt, reply to this post. It doesn't have to be anything formal. Just a handful of bowhunting friends hunting with their bows the first day of the New Year.
We can start a thread dedicated to the hunt and everybody that participates can upload pics and video in real time. It could be a hoot.

If you are close and want to join us, let me know. If you want to start your own local hunt, have at it, if you are wanting to see if anybody else wants to join you, post it up. If you are a one man show, still go out and hunt rabbits or other small game with your bow New Years Day.

What better way to prove we are the most dedicated group of bowhunters on the planet than to go out on the very first day of the new year and hunt with our bows?


P.J.


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PostPosted: December 16th, 2014, 3:43 pm 
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A double slice of AWSOME!

I will start carving a shoulder brace for me tonight so I don't bust up my healing post-surgery shoulder. Note to self, inventory duck/duct tape....


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PostPosted: December 16th, 2014, 7:42 pm 
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I have a spot within Walking Distance of my House. I plan on "taking a walk" new Years morning before going to feed the horses. Its not the group hunt like you describe but I am in!


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PostPosted: December 16th, 2014, 11:24 pm 
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Lets make sure that every group takes a photo of the hunt. If its a group of 10 or a group of 1, I would love to see a photographic account of each and every hunt.

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PostPosted: December 17th, 2014, 3:10 am 
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I'll go out and look for a snowshoe hare even thou I can't actually shoot a bow for over a month yet.


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PostPosted: December 30th, 2014, 3:28 pm 
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I wanted to get this back up top so we can see who is hunting rabbits.


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PostPosted: December 30th, 2014, 10:19 pm 
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OK, so I have a mini group hunt.

It will be Chris Dewitt, his little brother Drew and I chasing bunnies on property I just gained permission on. Joining us is a friend who is PBS material.


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PostPosted: December 31st, 2014, 8:19 am 
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Still hunting whitetails in Iowa, so the hares will have to wait.


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PostPosted: December 31st, 2014, 4:57 pm 
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I might try this tomorrow am for a bit.

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PostPosted: January 1st, 2015, 12:20 pm 
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I sat in my woodlot for a bit at dawn but saw no deer, so I kicked a few brier patches and brush piles, but only saw one rabbit and couldn't get a shot. At least I started out 2015 bowhunting....

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Anybody else have any luck?

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PostPosted: January 1st, 2015, 1:03 pm 
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Jeff where's that longbow


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Ha! Good eye Craig, I guess that resolution didn't last long.. :oops:

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PostPosted: January 1st, 2015, 6:48 pm 
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Frog Gennicks, Nate Yazel, my self and a host of slew of others beat the brush, briars, weeds and frozen Earth in search of Waskuly Wabbits. Many rabbits were seen, many arrows loosed, nary a hare was grazed-

Pics to follow. I did start 2015 with a bow and quiver full of arrows in hand, as did several of my brothers of the bow.

P.J.


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PostPosted: January 1st, 2015, 6:49 pm 
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Jeff Holchin wrote:
Ha! Good eye Craig, I guess that resolution didn't last long.. :oops:


Where is that Bruin Recurve?


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PostPosted: January 1st, 2015, 8:18 pm 
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PJ, I fell out of love with it this summer. I wanted to upgrade from my sweet but slow shooting Brackenbury Drifter and thought I had with that Bruin, but after shooting it a month and performing some side-by-side penetration tests, my Brack was getting the same penetration and shooting smoother.

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PostPosted: January 1st, 2015, 9:04 pm 
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We had a great time today. At least I did. It was about 20 degrees and no snow made seeing rabbits tough. We did manage to see about 8 or so. 2 shots were taken at rabbits and 3 arrows busted today. 3 grouse were seen and one heard.

Unfortunately Drew, Chris' little brother wasn't able to make it but our Buddy Aron did.

The area is a spot where a tornado went through about 5 years ago. it sure is thick in there.

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PostPosted: January 1st, 2015, 9:06 pm 
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I cant imagine a better way to kick off 2015

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Great pics Charlie, looks like you guys had a ton of fun!!


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What a great idea, and I can only hope more PBS members participated. A wonderful way to ring in the new year and fight off the winter blues. Thanks again Charlie, for welcoming us to such great "rabbitat". Hopefully, if a return trip is in the works, Drew can accompany us next time.


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Went out yesterday afternoon with 2 friends, my mutt Buck and mountain cur Gunner. Inaugural hunt with my "Christmas present" (from myself), a brand used Cari-bow takedown recurve. Didn't see any bunnies but I did thump some stumps and dirt banks.

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Picture taken with old flip phone so it is poor quality. Pictured is Buck, Gunner is camera shy. Neither are rabbit dogs but we all had fun!


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PostPosted: January 3rd, 2015, 12:14 pm 
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Several of us had a grande time hunting rabbits on NYD.

Frog Gennicks, Nate Yazel and several others opened the new year with now in hand.


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PJ
What a Gnarly looking group, sounds like you had a grand time.
?? Thats the biggest beagle I ever saw.


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Tim Denial wrote:
Thats the biggest beagle I ever saw.



You should see our rabbits.


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