A Quest with Traditional Bows And Cedar Arrows
By Dennis Dunn
USA – -(
By the fall of 2006, I had knocked three off the list, but I then made a decision that raised the bar significantly higher and made my self-imposed challenge all the more daunting: namely, I hung up my compound bow for good and returned to my roots in traditional archery. Since November of 2006, starting at age 66, I have only hunted with recurve bows, longbows, and selfbows. In the course of the past 12 years, I have continued pursuing my “impossible dream” — having hunted all nine remaining species at least once, but some of them as many as eight times without success.
The good news, however, is that my “magic number” now stands at two. Only the Bison and the Alaskan Barren Ground Caribou lie between me and my goal. Although there are, indeed, five or six individuals who have managed to place all 29 N. A. animals in the P & Y Records, no one has yet — to my knowledge — succeeded in doing it with purely instinctive shooting and fingers on the string. …Read the Rest