I went ahead and contacted ATA.
I asked if there were any awards given in the Best in Show/Breakthrough category and the ATA
HOLY SHEET!!!! This guy. Bwahahahahahahaha You really DO care (deeply) Im so flattered that you care about me this much. You contacted the ATA??? Way to Put in the hours. This is awesome. Despite me giving you the option of seeing the photos from the ATA to get the answers you so desperately seek, You opt to instead invest your time asking the ATA. What a gift to me. You gifting me your time and allowing me to live rent free in your head is quite the honor (but its sort of empty in here.) Again, if you want pictorial proof of what you seek, just drop me a message here, just ask for that which you seek but that would end the entertainment for me so by all means, keep this going by manufacturing what you want to see (instead of what I typed).. Either way, I win.
I think you define the term rabid fan. Thanks for that. You have to care a great deal to put in the effort and take time from your day, just for me. Its loyal fans like you that make an adventure bowhunters like me happy happy. Thanks again tiger. But again, you miss the mark. I mean you are putting forth all this time and effort when a simple PM from me with the photos would cut your efforts to the quick but I applaud all the effort and work you are putting in to me. Im worth it even if you pretend to have me on ignore. HAHahahahahahahahaha.
Pending Rick Bin weighing in on whether he really cares whether OP identifies the product he claimed won an award,
Does this mean you have used more of your time to contact him to ask him to get involved????? I sure hope so. I can imagine how that exchange went.
you: Hi Rick Ive devoted my life to this issue and Im wondering if you can help??
Mr. Bin: What the hell is the matter with you? Grow the hell up and get a hobby for Fugs sake.
Then you pissed and moaned the following:
I'd be happy to spend another few minutes contacting each of the three companies that won an award to ask them if OP designed their award winning product. Perhaps they'd also be interested in finding out that someone is claiming credit for designing their products.
Yes, please please do that. Carve out some time and call or email (better yet, do a hand written letter. Please report back what you discover. BWAHAHAHAHahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah What an idiot.
At any rate. more than 4000 views and over 50 replies makes this the most viewed and commented upon thread in the bowhunting area created in 2020. You guys rock so thanks for following along so closely and returning over and over and over and over and over...………………………………………… To say Im flattered is an understatement. Yes, Im worth it but still its flattering that you are all so eager to follow along on my adventures You re the best fans a guy could have..
But lets try this again and see if it sinks in this time. In my first post in this thread I wrote:
"I just got back from the 2020 ATA show where a bowhunting accessory I spent nearly 2 years designing was one of a few named "Best in Show, Breakthrough Innovation"
and Im hoping to use this item during all my bow hunts up to and including the African hunt."
"one of a few Named" . I wrote "Named'. You read that over and over and over and somehow you manufactured a reality for yourself that you pretends to mean
I did not say or claim that any award was won. If you saw the pictures that Ive repeatedly offered to show you, you could get back to your life again and you would not have to be so emotional and upset over that which YOU
manufactured. but Im cool with you putting in the effort for me as I am certainly worth it (but do spend some time with family and friends and get outside and away from the wall with pictures and red strings connecting all the clues.
If you wish to continue your devotion to solving what you manufactured, I support you. If you wish to see the images from the ATA so you can understand and get on with your life. I can hook you up. Either way, Im entertained so its up to you but driving this thread to 4000 views is awful nice of you. If you wish to get Mr. Bins approval for me to post the stuff here. Im cool with that as well. If ANYBODY else here wishes to see the images from the ATA show that show the citation I mentioned here, Just message me. Then perhaps you can straighten out the super sleuth here. Anyway, thanks for devoting your life to me. but remember, you manufactured something I did not say and then went bat crap crazy to try to disprove what you manufactured. And for that I thank you. Tag...............…. Your it. Dance puppet, dance.
Anybody know what an "adventure bowhunt" is?
Like the other dope you too are manufacturing something that was not written and then wondering about it. I don't recall using the term "Adventure Bowhunt" What I did type was "adventure bowhunter" so you are going to want to slow down a bit when reading . There are many adventure bowhunters (Tom Meranda for example) who also enjoys that label. He and I spoke about that very thing not long ago when we were at the Wisconsin Bowhunters Association Convention..
Speaking of the Wisconsin Bowhunters Association. There will be some exciting news coming from them soon so stay tuned for that announcement.
An adventure bowhunter is a bowhunter that travels a good deal to lots of out of the ordinary locations to hunt lots of different and unusual species . They seek the uncommon (like flying to Hawaii to take on Vancouver bull at 8000 feet on the big island with a bow and arrow and homemade archery tackle.) as opposed to the guy that bowhunts only on his forty or only in his home state or on public land near by. Those too can be adventures to that person doing them but would not fall under the term "adventure bowhunter".
Likewise the adventure bowhunter will use the uncommon to take game such as setting a goal of taking a black bear with only a trad bow he designed and built himself with arrows he built and fletched with the feathers of turkey he had killed and using homemade broadheads he fashioned out of old saw blades using a homemade finger tab and homemade camo and then not only fulfilling that goal of taking a black bear with a perfect heart shot but also self filming the event (because he hates all that is involved with having a cameraman with him). Its also the bowhunter that invents and hunts with gear he innovates. (an Innovative Outdoorsman so-to-speak).
Those sorts of things make up the definition of the adventure bowhunter. The late Tred Barta was another example of an adventure bowhunter. Im glad you asked and that I had the opportunity to educate you on this subject. I would encourage you to ask as many questions as possible and when I find the time in my schedule, I can answer questions here. I cant promise to be responsive as many would like but I will make sure to stop by as time allows.
An Adventure Bowhunter also likes to pass on the sport to the younger generation and while the grandkids were visiting I introduced the 2 year old girl to a bow and arrow.
One of the 2 month old twins was not ready for that phase just yet.
Ive given you lots to chew on. Take your time discussing it. Remember whenever 2 or more of you gather in my name, I will be there.
Your friend the Adventure Bowhunter