Brad Ripp, LA Sportsman archery expert
March 18, 2010 at 3:19pm
Pearl River, LA
I hunt for most anything I can with a bow. Deer are number one, but somehow I find it easier to get up in the morning to hit the woods when I think I might get on a gobbling turkey. Sor far I've taken deer in six states, five turkeys with a bow, hogs (one with a homemade recurve), and three snow shoe rabbits (on the Alaskan Pipeline with a homemade longbow.) God willing, the list is just getting started. Over the past year or two I've moved into the challenge of trying to get some of this on film. Hope to have a video soon!
Most often, I fish for things that I can stick an arrow in. Caught a 430 lb Marlin once though. That was a rush! From the fighting chair vantage point, I had no idea just how big he was until they had him held up next to the boat and I leaned over to see an eye the size of a baseball. I was just the lucky guy that didn't get sea sick and was catching some rays in the fighting chair when the reel sizzled.