Renegade Archery Longbows
Here are a few pictures of Dave Neidigh,
animals harvested by a Renegade Longbow.
The doe was in a food plot on Renegade Ranch
near Mount Pleasant, Texas. Picture taken Friday eve
October 22, 2004. What an exciting weekend! I had
two new catahoula pups with me for the first time,
lucky to get it Friday evening with a large hog Sat.PM
I had been chasing after this hog for about a year.
Both taken by a Renegade Spirit II longbow, wood
arrows and Magnus two blade broadheads.
I let the pups give the trail a try. The grey and white
followed the trail where it exited the foodplot like
a pro. The char/black and tan also followed but with a
lot more distractions. Neither one wanted to go in the
brush after it. I put the dogs up and went for the deer,
putting it at its food plot exit point. I then let them
follow the deer trail again, this time finding the deer
at the end. They didn't seam too sure what they found
but liked all the praise finding it. When taking it over
to the tree they were a big help.They again had a lot of fun.
This Texas 9 Pointer was taken on Renegade Ranch ,
He was taken about the first of November 2003.
He came in to a clover plot chasing 2 does just before sunset.
This Texas 8 Pointer was taken on Dave's 550 acre deer lease
near Graham, Texas. Taking this guy was really exciting, there
were a dozen turkeys coming in from the north as 2 does and the
8 pointer came in from the south. I was facing north and had to
get turned about 150 degrees to get a shot without being spotted
by the turkeys or the 3 deer. It took me about 10 minutes to get
in position. I used a Renegade TD longbow and a wood arrow with
a Magnus two blade broadhead.
These two years I was on a lease near Jacksboro, Texas although I
saw a lot of deer I was unable to get to one. I also made a trip
to Maine in 2001 for Black Bear, again I came home without.
I would like to try for black bear again and think
Canada will be my next big destination.
Dave with his Thanksgiving 1999 doe taken on a lease near
Graham, Texas. I used a brand new Renegade Spirit I longbow,
wood arrow and Magnus two blade broadhead. It was the 1st time
hunting with this bow. I got another doe this year but did not
get any pictures of it.
Dave with a Texas hog Dec. 1999 on a lease near
Graham, Texas. I used a Renegade Spirit I longbow,
wood arrow and Magnus two blade broadhead.
I had not started building Renegade Longbows.
This Javelina heavested by a
Texas Comanche static recurve
Pittcock Mountain Ranch in West Texas.
Mule Deer doe
was also taken on the same trip.
One of the "good roads" on the Pittcock Ranch,
26,000 acres terrain, is inside Big Bend National Park.
If you hunt the back of the ranch, it's a 2 1/2 hour
ride on an ATV each direction. The terrain is pretty rough
and so is the hunting.
Caution! I used a rifle some in those days.
These two,range free coursican rams
on a ranch near Kerrville Texas.
Renegade Longbows In Africa
One of Renegade's fans, my friend Marius, who is a big writer of novels and lives in South Africa.
Pen name, Marius Gabriel bought a first Renegade Spirit II from a Benefit auction for Joe Mattingly
on Stickbow.com. He then bought a 2nd a few months later to hunt with. Here are a few pictures
he sent hunting Africa with the 2nd Spirit II Longbow.
"I just got back from a short hunting trip up north, I do not yet have photos, but should have them developed by tomorrow, I will send them to you. Just wanted you to know the 65# bow behaved magnificently. I took 2 blesbok, some guineafowl and a big male baboon. I shot one of the blesbok at around 20 yds, using a Zwickey Eskimo, which penetrated his ribs and went straight through the spine. I am sending you a photo of the vertebra, which the skinners cut out for me, thought it might indicate just how powerful and fast this bow is!"
"The bow behaved so well, Dave, it is really a fast shooting weapon. I was hunting with a friend, who had a newly made 70lb recurve, which he said he had chrono'd at over 220 fps. As he is also a lefty, we swapped bows and fooled around, and I noticed the longbow was not only lighter and easier to point, but seemed just as fast. I was shooting 700gr aluminums, and they certainly ripped through those buck, the one guy bled out in 50 yds, he did not even run, just walked a spell and lay down dead. The other guy got 100 yds, as the arrow hit a rib right over the heart, then slid up and split his spine. The Zwickeys are the best choice for our game as they are reinforced at the tip, the only problem is being solid, they tend to corkscrew and do other weird things on occasion."
"I am sending you photos of the two blesbok I shot with the Spirit II. Both were taken at around 20 yds. I also took a big dog baboon at 30 yds and a couple of guineafowl later in the week.
The bow is just perfect, I am so happy with it. I am shooting 28" 2219s with 125g Zwickey Eskimos."
Marius and Blesbok number 2.
He has written some very exciting novelsSEPTIMA LUNA, LA
carried by Barnes & Noble.
THE MASK OF TIME
THE ORIGINAL SIN
THE SEVENTH MOON
HOUSE OF MANY ROOMS
LABERINTOS DE LA MENTE
We are big fans of his and feel if you can get a
book published these days your doing good.
My very best to you Marius in your pursuit of the hunt as well as writing.
God be with you and those who are blessed enough to live and hunt Africa.