What is your hobby?

How many of you have one other than hunting?
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What is your hobby?

Post by TradRag » Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:25 pm

Besides hunting what is your favorite pastime, hobby, etc.

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Re: What is your hobby?

Post by jaxtix » Fri Aug 22, 2008 2:53 pm

I love bowhunting/bowbuilding but my other pursuits, in no particular order, are: Motorcycle Trials (AHRMA Trials National Champ 2003) and MX; Flyfishing (includes rod building);jogging; and everything else is work.

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Re: What is your hobby?

Post by Canerod » Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:29 am

I'm new here, so I'll fill y'all in a bit about me. I'm a Registered Maine Guide and Bamboo Rodmaker, living and working in Maine. Originally from West Virginia, I'm married and have two daughters, age 4&5. My personal hobbies and interests revolve around the outdoors. Hunting with traditional archery gear and trad muzzleloaders, flyfishing with bamboo flyrods, canoeing, camping, these are my favorites. Feel free to ask if you have any questions about outdoor activities up here in Maine. I'll be glad to help in any way I can.

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Re: What is your hobby?

Post by D.Wilmoth » Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:41 pm

hi all myself I love the hunting like all then it's goes to fishing, then to shooting pool & bowling! I'm from Ohio was born In W.VA I hunt elk in Idaho will be there on Sept 12 2008 for 2 weeks, :D :D
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Re: What is your hobby?

Post by plywood bender » Sun Aug 31, 2008 10:50 pm

I like a multitude of things, but my main hobbies are outdoor related. Hunting with bows, guns, blackpowder or anything else.

I make laminated longbows once in awhile.

I also teach karate and have been training in Isshinryu karate for 30 years.


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Re: What is your hobby?

Post by Mike G » Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:58 am

For me, besides Traditional Archery....
I like to play Pool a couple of times a week, I have lot's to learn on the Pool table.
And since I'm on Social Security and I like to Eat I try to make Traditonal Archery Leather goods and sell them....
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Re: What is your hobby?

Post by Sureshot » Tue Sep 02, 2008 11:09 am

Well I quess I may be the odd one in the bunch. When I am not hunting/fishing, I build wooden boats. Keeps my nerves, eyes and hands steady.
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Re: What is your hobby?

Post by jaxtix » Tue Sep 02, 2008 1:52 pm

Well I quess I may be the odd one in the bunch. When I am not hunting/fishing, I build wooden boats. Keeps my nerves, eyes and hands steady.

Shureshot, There ain't nothin' odd about that. Wish I had time for that kind of thing. Maybe one of these days......jaxtix

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Re: What is your hobby?

Post by born2hunt » Wed Sep 03, 2008 1:21 pm

Canerod, do you sell those bamboo fly rods?

I like to flyfish, ski, snowshoe, mess with my horses, build arrows and play ice hockey.
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Re: What is your hobby?

Post by traddad » Wed Sep 03, 2008 4:23 pm

I enjoy golf during the summer months when hunting is at a low point. I think there's quite a few similarities between shooting a longbow and hitting a golf ball. Both take practice, patience, and a burning desire to kill something every once in a while!
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Re: What is your hobby?

Post by sticshooter » Sun Sep 07, 2008 2:54 pm

I love trad archery and my biggest hobby is trying to make knives.<><

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Re: What is your hobby?

Post by TradGirl » Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:19 pm

outside of archery I guess I am doing whatever my kids are at the time. Right now we are flag football (son) and dance (daughter). Typcial taxi driver during the school year but we always make sure we get in our family time together.
just trying to keep it in the 10 ring ;)

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Re: What is your hobby?

Post by trapperDave » Tue Sep 16, 2008 8:32 am

trapping :roll:
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Re: What is your hobby?

Post by Iowa-Lefty » Mon Dec 01, 2008 8:02 am

Family, Fishing, Shooting and Tae Kwon Do
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Re: What is your hobby?

Post by alaskabowhunter » Sun Dec 07, 2008 12:12 am

fishing, bow collecting, tournament archery, cooking, camping, ice fishing, all the normal stuff
a proper bow for me should be twice as long as half it's length......

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Re: What is your hobby?

Post by rsb_924 » Tue Dec 09, 2008 5:11 pm

if i'm not flippin a stick or flippin a fly on the water
i'm probably in the basment fletching,stanning,turning a new shaft
i'm trying to start an arrow business (wooden shafts)
they are heavy hunting arrows 650 grns or higher
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Re: What is your hobby?

Post by gabphunter » Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:16 pm

Besides hunting with Trad muzzleloaders, I am an avid waterfowler and upland hunter. When hunting season is over, I train dogs with a buddy of mine, participate in UKC HRC(Hunter Retriever Club) hunt tests, tie flies and go fly fishing. I also fish out of a kayak. Have even built a couple of fly rods. The wife and I also enjoy camping. We have 33' pull behind camper. I stay pretty busy!!! Life goes by too fast not to enjoy it!!!

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Re: What is your hobby?

Post by RckyMtn Joe » Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:38 pm

I have several "hobbies" these days. I do a good bit of woodworking (I build replicas of Shaker furniture) and also things like Rocking Horses, Wagons and other toys for kids; I do some guitar picking, playing a Martin D-18 built in 1959 (Mostly Bluegrass, but some traditional Country too); I love handgunning and do some long range shooting with revolvers in the way of Elmer Keith (I do a lot of handloading); of course I build all my own arrows and strings and have done a few selfbows from Osage; I love to read, I teach a Sunday School Class for Seniors, I go to a gym regularly, and when I can, I like to visit with my children and grandchildren. I am a single senior citizen and live in an apartment complex with many other seniors- I serve as President of the tenant council here and when all else is finished, I have a Rat Terrier named "Rowdy" who is just under 2 years of age----he is my constant companion and takes up any spare time I can find.


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Re: What is your hobby?

Post by allanburden » Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:15 pm

Metal detecting and running are my two hobbies outside trad bow. Just finished my first half marathon in December.
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Re: What is your hobby?

Post by david32cal » Tue Dec 30, 2008 6:55 pm

well just about anything to do with traditional muzzleloading, liketo make all my own accesories. leather bags,knife sheaths,some of my own clothing,cast my own roundballs,that sort of thing.
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Re: What is your hobby?

Post by Plumbob » Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:06 am

I started trapping this year and have had a blast with it. Other than that it is Trails End recurves and and smokepoles.
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Re: What is your hobby?

Post by JuanR » Mon Jan 05, 2009 1:39 pm

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Re: What is your hobby?

Post by Aeronut » Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:23 am

My hobbies other than shooting a bow.....

Building longbows; Bamboo backed Osage, glass laminated bows.
Making hardwood arrow shafts.
Making turkey calls.
Wanting to get into flint knapping.

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Re: What is your hobby?

Post by OregonBowhunter » Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:06 pm

I like to do is
basket ball
trail work for the forest service
off and on leather working.

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Re: What is your hobby?

Post by willie » Sun Jan 11, 2009 1:17 pm

archery reurve or longbow.making turkey box callers,fishing with wife and predator hunting.

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Re: What is your hobby?

Post by SMK50 » Sun Jan 11, 2009 4:02 pm

The entire traditional muzzleloading thing is my hobby. I shoot(A LOT) year round, make my own guns, clothes and gear, tan my own hides, in addition I fish a little, Deer hunt(traditional ML only) duck and goose hunt and the occasional ditch chicken(pheasant) and I will be shortly getting a BP 10 guage so I can combine the fowl hunting with the BP hobby/addiction. not to mention going about 50 shoots a year between about 4 different clubs and other statewide shoots.

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Re: What is your hobby?

Post by robert n leeper » Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:03 pm

i tie handtied flies for fishing, i fish, i trap, i practice my dulcimer, i cook, i backpack , i travel and practice my archery, i knapp flint, make arrowheads and spear points, i love garage sales, and i shoot my bows and crossbow pistols and sometimes i work, but i dont like parking meters paying to play video games or overbearing politicians or tv preachers
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Re: What is your hobby?

Post by Tim Fishell » Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:33 am

I enjoy fishing and photography but my true passion other than hunting is riding my Harley!!

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Re: What is your hobby?

Post by KsBow » Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:31 pm

I'd have to say my biggest hobby is building bows and arrows. Possibly my guide service would be considered a hobby since no money is brought in. Actually the guide service is trying to put my friends on a Kansas Whitetail or a Rio Tom. :lol:
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Re: What is your hobby?

Post by CallMaker » Wed Feb 04, 2009 5:25 pm

When there is nothing in season to hunt I spend my time on my other two pastimes. Wood bow building and making turkey calls.
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