But traditional...a completely different story.
So, as this year ends and 2012 approaches, I will chronicle my desire, successes and failures at mastering the art.
In the process, I would like to welcome and thank LH Custom Archery in advance. Lester, owner and bowyer, has worked with me over the past few days on a custom take-down recurve that I will be proudly using in my endeaver. I will post photos of the bow through the process of Lester's handiwork and maybe even throw some video together once it is finished and I begin the task of learning to shoot the masterpiece.
But don't fret, I will still shoot my compound! If nothing else but to provide sanity and confidence to a surely soon-to-be battered ego!
Please visit LH Custom Archery and view some of the projects he has on hand now.
Bill Howard writes a weekly outdoors column for the Wilson Times and Yancey County News and the blog site Bill Howard's Outdoors. He is a Hunter Education and International Bowhunter Education instructor, lifetime member of the North Carolina Bowhunters Association, Bowhunter Certification Referral Service Chairman, member and official measurer of Pope and Young, and a regular contributor to North Carolina Bowhunter Magazine.