Because the cold weather is moving in early this year, some hunters are talking about an early whitetail rut. I even heard a date thrown around of November 5, 2009. Let's hear your thought on this? Post your comment! When do you think the rut will be this year?
Chicago Bow Hunters would like to wish all of our members a safe and successful hunting season. Please make sure you always use your safety harness, most tree stand accidents occur when climbing.
Be respectful of other hunters and most importantly, BE SAFE! We love our members!
For those of you who love a challenge, especially in archery, you should give field archery a try. A full field course consists of 28 targets at marked distances. A total of 112 arrows are shot on varying terrain. If you want to be a good bow hunter, shoot 3D. If you want to be a great bow hunter, shoot field archery.
See you Sunday, August 9, 2009, registration starts at 7:00am to 12L00pm.
A note to CBH members and friends: The website events page has been updated to reflect the corrected dates for the upcoming events.
No 3D shoots are scheduled in August, and the July shoot has been named the Ed Cheske Field Shoot. I hope to see you all on Friday, June 5, 2009 to honor Ed in celebration of this dedication.
CBH has decided to name one of our annual field shoots after long time member and friend to many, Edward Cheske. Ed has been a member for over 40 years and has contributed his carpentry and handy skills to building most of the bridges and steps out of the field range, and he has been a part of number of projects in and around the clubhouse. As an accomplished archer, Ed has earned hundreds of awards, certificates, trophies, pins and recognition from Chicago Bow Hunter and other archery clubs. He has recently donated many trophies and pins to the JOAD program for recycling to recognize the accomplishments of young archers.
As part of the 'Breakfast Club', he still shoots at the club, and visits at least a couple of times a week, particularly, you will see him on Tuesday mornings. Ed has many stories to share about 'back in the day', when an archery tournament would bring 200-300 shooters and their family and friends. Ed Cheske was also a hunter, but it's been a long time since he has done that. He is possibly considering deer hunting with member and friend, Cindy Lavender this fall with a crossbow.
On Friday, June 5th, 2009, at the general members meeting, a certificate will be presented to Ed for the field shoot dedication. An invitation is extended to all the friends of Edward Cheske to come out on this special night to join him in celebration of his contribution to the club. If you have been touched by this special person, or if you just want to meet a legendary archer and hunter, please make an effort to come to the meeting. For some of our members who need assistance, who would love to come and see an old friend, a ride can be arranged.
Please join us on this night to celebrate with Ed.