This post will be short, but hopefully sweet!
As many of you know, I’ll be traveling to Newfoundland in September to hunt moose and black bear with vintage archery gear--sounds straightforward, right? Not so fast. There’s a really cool twist.
I’m asking you, that means anyone who is reading this post, to pick the bow that I will take to Newfoundland. In return for your participation in the BowVote, you will be entered to win my moose bow and other traditional archery gear that is being donated by sponsors of The Classic Year.
Here’s how it works. Tom Clum, Sr and the other good folks at Rocky Mountain Specialty Gear (RMS Gear) have agreed to donate a bow for my Newfoundland moose hunt from their sizable inventory of new and used equipment. Obviously, it can’t be any bow. It must conform to The Classic Year golden rule by being at least 25 years old and it must meet my specs for moose hunting. So, we have thinned the herd to eight, quality vintage bows that are capable of close-range moose work. Simply go to the RMS Gear BowVote page on the TSO website, fill in your information, and vote for one of the eight bows. The bow with the most votes by June 30th wins and will be the one I use to hunt moose in Newfoundland.
Your vote automatically enters you in the drawing to win the bow, which will be signed by me and Tom Clum, and other fantastic prizes from our sponsors, such as 3Rivers Archery and Sporting Classics magazine. The drawing will take place in October, just after I return from Newfoundland.
RMS Gear has a HUGE selection of bows, but when you restrict the list to bows that are at least 25 years old, right-handed, and capable of taking moose; the number of choices gets narrow. I could have filled all eight slots with Bear bows, but I wanted some variety. I tried to select bows that were at least 55 pounds, but did make a few exceptions. Checkout the list and see what you think?
Thanks for hanging out with me and don’t forget to BowVote.
Pick a winner for me. My son Rex and I are counting on you!
Keep the Traditional Spirit Alive!
I’m Ron Rohrbaugh, a professional conservation biologist, author, and long-time traditional bowhunter. For the next year, I’ll be hunting exclusively with vintage archery gear in what I’m calling The Classic Year. We’ll explore natural history and travel, geography and culture, and of course archery and hunting. The adventures and stories will be steeped in conservation, both past and present.
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