Thursday, September 24, 2009

One Busy Robin Hood

The Fall semester is officially underway, and I can't say I've ever been busier. My days are plagued with a lot of reading and research for various authors, playwrights, and literary criticisms. Although my time has been relatively limited, I've done my best to forge my way into the outdoors and prepare for this year's bow season. A couple weeks ago, I set up my old compound bow and took to the woods for some practice. At this time, I hadn't received a new arrow rest for my current compound. I started at ten yards and slowly moved myself back to twenty yards...then to thirty. After getting my thirty yard pin sighted in, I decided to take a few more shots from that distance. On my last arrow, I noticed it sounded a little odd when it hit the target. I approached my target to see my first Robin Hood shot!

I've been shooting for 18 years, and this is my first successful Robin Hood. I've busted a lot of nocks and a lot of arrows, but never have I been able to manage hitting exactly in the same place twice. This shot was also right in the bullseye, making it even more rewarding--it wasn't just a fluke or a bad shot.

Right now, I'm getting geared up for October 1st. I have a new NAP Quicktune two prong rest on my current bow and have been shooting well the past week. I assume this weekend I'll get the broadheads sighted in, check on another treestand, and start rounding up the camouflage clothing.

I hope everyone else is getting geared up for a successful Fall! Good luck to everyone!


  1. Nicely done, but don't get so good that it becomes an expensive habit!

    Best regards,
    The Rasch Outdoor Chronicles
    National Hunting and Fishing Day

  2. Go get 'em, Paul. Good luck to you also this fall season.

  3. Our season is getting ready to start next Thursday, and I can't wait.

    And nice shot. I've did two robin hoods in my life, but they are definitely a rare and memorable feat.

  4. Good job Paul! I had an old timer tell me early on that I was not ready to bowhunt until at twenty yard I could only shoot one arrow, or I would hit it with the second. That has always been my measure. Neat post! Jack