Origins of The Stickbow Chronicles
In 1990 after many mentorless years of struggling with an untuned compound bow and mismatched equipment a friend handed me a Bear Kodiak takedown. Immediately struck by the simplicity and efficiency I was hooked . My traditional journey was a rocky road in the early days but with hardship and difficulties the success was more the sweeter. Today, more than ever, in this complex world hunters look to increase the challenge while respecting the game pursued.
It is the mission of The Stickbow Chronicles to inspire and guide those who choose to increase the challenge.
I have always tempered my killing with respect for the game pursued. I see the animal not only as a target, but as a living creature with more freedom than I will ever have. I take that life if I can, with regret as well as joy, and with the sure knowledge that nature's way of fang and claw and starvation are a far crueler fate than I bestow.
- Fred Bear
The Beginnings of #ihuntclose
Bowhunting was always meant to be a challenge and with today's increased technology some of that has been lost. Every hunter has a natural progression in their journey, some may never have the desire to "Hunt Close" For those that do however they hear the stories of getting stickbow close and the fire is lit. A burning desire to challenge themselves to close the distance on prey that few will ever get. To become skilled with simpler equipment and to rely on woodsmanship and stealth.
To encourage and promote this, the moto
"I Hunt Close" was born. #ihuntclose