Had a great time shooting with Mark, James and Jason today, even though my brand new hunting bow only had one pin sighted in. (Still better than a day on the couch.)

Here are the photos – it wasn’t until about halfway through the shoot that Jason told us he was a musician… (Link after the photos.)

Click to go to Jason's website.

Click to go to Jason’s website.

As always, here’s a link to Big John’s Awesome Google Calendar.

Starting today is Georgia Southern’s Archery camp

Governor’s Gun Club shoots Tuesdays and Thursdays indoor


 Both Days

3D – Rock Branch Archery – (Elberton, GA)

3D – Harvest Archery - (Dayton, TN)

3D – Fort Gordon - (Augusta, GA) ***I think this is both days, the post just says ‘this weekend.’***



3D – 3:23 Archery – (Douglasville, GA)

3D – Bowhunter’s Supply – (Bowdon, GA)

3D – NGC – Riverbend Archery Club – (Dublin, GA)

3D – Christian Bowhunters of Georgia – (Covington, GA)

3D – Lee County Bowhunters of Alabama - (Waverly, AL)

900 - ALC Summer Series Night Shoot – (West Walton Park, Loganville, GA)




3D – NGC Banks County Archery Club – (Commerce, GA)

3D – Redneck Archery Club – (Griffin, GA)

3D – Southern Bowhunter’s Association – (No location listed)

3D – Sportsman’s Complex at Range 14 – (No location listed)


The Foxhall main events, the clay shoot, raffles, etc. are still going on, but the ARCHERY event is cancelled – simply not enough people registered to hold the event.


I managed to come away without any ticks on me, I guess they were all full from munching on other folks :)

As usual, here is a link to Big John’s Awesome Google Calendar.


Indoor – Governor’s Gun Club shoots Tuesday and Thursday night every week


Both Days

3D – Riverbottom Outdoors ***Georgia State ASA Championship*** (Franklin, GA)

3D – Bucks 2 Beards – (Old Fort, TN)



900 – Georgia Games – (Conyers, GA)

3D – North Forty Archery (?)



3D – Archery Connection (Phenix City, AL)

3D – Culpepper Outdoors (Thompson, GA)


Right now, I’m planning a trip in September of 2015 (yes, 14 months from now) back to North Maine Woods and Paul Beauregard’s bear camp.

Our 2010 hunt with Paul was a lot of fun, and if I remember correctly, 20 out of 22 hunters were successful, and I know my father saw a bear, but he couldn’t line up the shot with his bow, so he passed it up.  Right now, I’m trying to decide if I want to hunt the first week of season or the second week of season, they are slightly more expensive, but I would think have a higher chance of a larger bear than the latter weeks.

Anyone who is interested in this hunt, feel free to contact PB Guide Service, or get in touch with mia via the 323 Archery FaceBook page.  I would say the entire trip, license, travel from the continental U.S., and guided hunt, should come in under $3,000.


(Sorry for the lack of posts – including my usual ‘shoots this weekend’ last Wednesday – I took a vacation, and for once, I really just didn’t do much other than go to Gables a few times, get some work done on my truck, etc. Other than that, I kicked back and relaxed.)

From Archery 360 - June 18th 2014

Georgia Southern archery team members, Photo: GSU - Facebook (From Archery 360 - click to view the original article)

Georgia Southern archery team members, Photo: GSU – Facebook (From Archery 360 – click to view the original article)

The Georgia Southern University archery team won several national championships recently. Georgia Southern reported that the team finished its competitive season strong with national wins at the U.S. Intercollegiate Archery Championships (USIAC) in Long Beach, California, where more than 350 archers competed.

“Our club continues to make a name for Georgia Southern. We usually have one of the smaller teams at collegiate archery tournaments, but our archers usually win many awards or finish high up in the rankings,” said Rachel Luoma, archery team member. “Wins like these allow us to broadcast the University’s name and continue to make Georgia Southern proud.”

The team of archery champions defeated Stanford, the University of California, California State University and Sonoma State University for the win.

Read the rest of the article at Archery 360


There is a shoot in Alabama this weekend to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama:


Click the image above to visit the website – this is at the Cullman Archery Park

As always, here is a link to Big John’s Awesome Google Calendar.

Thursday Night

Indoor – Governor’s Gun Club - (Powder Springs, GA)


Both Days

3D – ASA Mathews Solo-Cam Pro/Am – Metropolis, IL.

3D – Davey Mountain Archery – (Warne, NC)

3D – NGC Soul Hunters – (Toccoa, GA)

3D – Southern Bowhunters Association (No location given, listed as ‘tentative.’)



GAA – GAA JOAD State Outdoor. (Conyers, GA)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Serious Elk Stew Chili

Posted: 06/24/2014 in Hunting


Looks good, I’ll reblog this so I can find it again :)

Originally posted on chili365:

Beef stew has always been serious business. Let’s face it, a plate heaping with potatoes, carrots, and beef swimming in savory gravy demands an air of solemnity. Succinctly- beef stew ain’t no corndog. The serious elk stew chili marks a final grasp at staidness and structure as we lurch into the mania of summer recess. Today the school doors close for the summer. High time for taking inventory. Time moves on and the juncture for action is the present. Reality is what it is. Right? In the future, today may become the past which we wish to relive. Best way to cope is to keep it simple and do it right the first time. The moment is ripe for a full throw-down of some serious chili- elk style.

¼ C flour
1 T chili
1 t coriander
1 t garlic powder
1 t Northwoods seasoning (Penzey’s)
¾ lb…

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