Sunday, April 29, 2012

Field & Stream

See the little distance tag behind my feet
What do swamp, uneven ground, wind, woods, and yardage from 80yds to 15 ft (yup feet) have in common?

Give up? Field archery!

Kat the recurve did it's first field round today. It was a fantastic and sunny spring day in NY, so we hit the road for something new with Ricky Smith, who hadn't done this either. See how tiny those targets look! We tried this last year, but I had my compound with me. This was definitely more of a challenge (can't do 80yds with this setup). But who can argue with a few hours well spent outside.  After the past few weeks of not shooting, lousy, cold weather and travel, this is just what the doctor ordered.

Off to tackle a new week.

The guys were pleased with their distance rounds
Who forgot the binoculars? ;)

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

"Hello! My Name is Grit"

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Remember me? Uh, yeah. It's been awhile. Name tags may be needed at this point. It's been so long that Blogger now has a new look. Who do they think they are? Facebook?
The indoor season ended and I needed to think about some other things for a bit. Work and worry have sort of taken over my brain lately and it's time to even the balance out. Plus, our incredible 80 degree weather in March disintegrated back into snow and ick and I am bored with shooting indoors at this point. The appeal of shooting in the driving rain in 40 degrees has sort of lost its appeal (It had appeal?) as well. Am I turning into a fair weather shooter? Hoping to shoot a little field archery with some friends this weekend and get back in the groove.

Speaking of "stick-with-it-ness" or Grit, this was the theme for the day at last weeks FUSE conference and design and branding. I highly recommend it if you have the means. My brain is still turbo-charged with all kinds of ideas big and small.

On the archery plus side, did get a set of new v-bars (Ooh, they are so pretty!) and need to use them. They do help to make those groups tighter, but for some reason I had this suspicion that it wouldn't make that much difference. Silly me.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Spring Fever

(Original Post 4/2010  Yes, I have been slacking on my blog. Thank you for noticing!)

I love spring. This morning I am writing from my deck on a beautiful day when I would normally be at work (all the sweeter). In a few weeks I'll be in Michigan sitting a blind with my Dad hopefully with the same fabulous weather. Yup, going turkey hunting for the first time. Actually hunting for the first time. Not sure how I'll like it, but I'm always up for trying new things. So, borrowed some arrows (Thanks, Ron!) and bought some broadheads and now need to get my bow set up because I'm shooting about 2 feet over normal.

It's interesting to see the different reactions of people when they hear about what I am up to. "Never pictured you a shotgunner." Uh, I'm not. This is way more elegant. To barely disguised, "You're really going to kill something? On purpose?"  Let's tackle that one for sec, shall we? I am not opposed to responsible hunting of anything you plan on putting in the freezer. Folks, if you knew where your steak and bacon really came from, you would stop eating it, I promise you. Feel free to disagree or post on this. Would be interested to hear what ya'll have to say on the subject as it gets lots of hackles up.

Interestingly, I did get permission from Ben to change my mind at the last minute, which I thought was pretty cool. I'm not really out to prove anything by attempting this.

So, why the heck am I doing this? Well, to spend some time with my Dad who loves hunting and loves to teach.  When I emailed him that I wanted to do this, he called me immediately and said, "Are you serious, or are you just fooling around?"

Off to the city to get my nails and hair did for tonight's wedding. Will be a nice comparison between glammed up and camo'd up. Giddy up. :)