posted on September 03, 2012 08:27
Bill Pulse’s buddies used to laugh at and call his old second-hand bow the “Banjo Tech.” His Whisker Biscuit rest was frayed. His three-arrow quiver held two with old fixed-blade broadheads and one tipped with an expandable his brother gave him, which, because he’d never shot it, was his arrow of last resort.
Despite peer pressure, the Missouri bowhunter didn’t see the need to upgrade. He liked his setup just fine, thank you very much.
When the 2012 season opens, however, the Kansas City firefighter might have a bigger quiver and more arrows. And all of them might be wearing the same brother-approved, expandable heads.
While hunting last year, he dropped one of his arrows from his stand. And when the buck of his dreams later presented a gimme shot, he drilled a tree with his second.
Fortunately for Bill, his third and final arrow flew true, and the never-before-shot, hand-me-down broadhead turned the buck’s heart into a doughnut.
He was participating in a managed deer hunt along the bluffs of the Missouri River in Platte County, on land owned by Park University. The area stretches from Riverside to Weston, Mo.
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