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    The first photo is a bow we put a snake skin backing on it, the bow is 60 inches and one skin covered it. It was a green skin, no preserving it. It was fleshed and applied to the bow with only hide glue. When everything dried I took the scales off the skin like scaling a fish when this was done I put a coat of urethane on bow and skin and that was only thing that was done. This snake was found in my yard between house and shop, may have let him go if he had not have been in yard. It was a Timber or canebreak rattler.
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    Here is the snake Bruce commented on the size and here is another that a friend found in an area he did not want him in. we have some nice size rattlers crawling around down here.
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    • 2ndoldman
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      That is freaking unreal Johnny.
      The largest we have here on the island are grass snakes that might measure 2 feet if you stretch them.

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    The snake Bruce commented on.
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    • #4
      Nice Bow you did a great job on that
      TN formerly CT Visit our store http://stores.arrowheads.com/store.p...m-Trading-Post

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      • #5
        The bow is sweet!
        And you folks can keep those rattlers.
        NW Indiana

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        • #6
          looks good
          could we see a full draw pic(the only way to truly tell how good a stick bow is)
          a few more specs on that bow too please. i.e .wood type,length,draw length and weight etc.

          DANG!!!!thats a big snake,especially for a timber rattler

          im still in need of two copper head skins for a bow i have in the works

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          • Jethro355
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            How big? I’m not in the habit of killing copperheads, but I have a friend who is...if I can get you some I’ll send the your way...

        • #7
          Wow I really like that!

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          • #8
            Heck yea that’s slick !!! Awesome job !!! Is it durable enough to shoot with out cracking the clear coat ???
            As for me and house , we will serve the lord

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            • #9
              Well I showed my boys and they want it lol
              As for me and house , we will serve the lord

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              • #10
                Ok, I can't get past the sizes of your creepy crawlies. 😱 I appreciate the workmanship but holy moley snakes alive!
                Child of the tides

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                • #11
                  I love the way it looks Johnny.
                  Have you had a chance to test your bow?
                  Bruce
                  In life there are losers and finders. Which one are you?

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                  • willjo
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                    Bruce that is the second bow I made and I hunted with it for several years until I got some Osage orange and made me a better hunting bow. After that I put the snake skin on it and don't shoot that one as much as the Osage bow.

                • #12
                  Very nice work. I'm glad we don't have snakes like that crawling around. An interesting fact for those who don't know about the eastern part of SD, is that we have no poisonous snakes or spiders where we live. You have to travel west to The Missouri before they start showing up.
                  Gary

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                  • #13
                    Johnny , very very impressive work . Something to be proud of . Do like the snake skin on it .
                    that looks more like a Boa . I didn’t even know they got that big . !!!!

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                    • #14
                      Oh ya that is super sweet

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