Made this shooting bag for a friend

Discussion in 'Black Powder Shooting' started by dhaverstick, Jan 2, 2018.

  1. dhaverstick

    dhaverstick High-tech Hillbilly

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    Jan 12, 2012
    Fair Grove, MO
    My good friend, John Pruitt, made a couple traditional smokepoles for my dad and me and asked me to make him a shooting bag as payment. I finally finished it yesterday. What is really special about this piece is that the body of the bag is made from the hide off the moose I killed with my longbow in 2015. The light brown dotted leather is ostrich hide and the colored leather is ostrich leg skin. The trim and fringe are deer hide and I carved the buttons out of the antlers off a buck I killed with my longbow. Everything was sewn by hand using artificial sinew. The bag has one external pocket and two internal pockets. I hope he likes it!

    Darren

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  2. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    I'm sure he will like it Darren. Awesome work.
     

  3. truehunter

    truehunter Active Member

    403
    Dec 30, 2015
    Too cool ! You have talent
     
  4. radioactive

    radioactive Active Hunter

    Jan 25, 2012
    Guaranteed he will love it! The one you made me is an awesome bag!!!
     
  5. Mailman

    Mailman Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Blue Springs Mo
    Good Stuff Darren!

    My fingers would have cramped up after a couple minutes doing that.
     
  6. badlander

    badlander Active Member

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    Aug 8, 2014
    Amazing work as always Darren.
     
  7. tinhorn

    tinhorn Member

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    Jun 29, 2016
    Missouri
  8. fishshooter

    fishshooter Well-Known Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    Reform
  9. Muleskinner

    Muleskinner Well-Known Member

    Nov 24, 2006
    Osage County
    If he doesn’t I do!
     
  10. callaojoe

    callaojoe Máistir an pointe hocht.

    Jan 21, 2004
    N/C Missouri
    Nice work as always. :tup:
     
  11. radioactive

    radioactive Active Hunter

    Jan 25, 2012
    Darren will be happy to make one for you:wave1: He used some tanned Carp skin in mine which has an awesome look!
     
  12. Muleskinner

    Muleskinner Well-Known Member

    Nov 24, 2006
    Osage County
    I do have a hair on elk hide that would make a good one .:thinking:
     
  13. swat1018

    swat1018 Active Member

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    Jan 1, 2013
    LaBelle
    Unbelievable! Wow.
     
  14. Mailman

    Mailman Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Blue Springs Mo
    This smells a bit fishy to me....possibly a cover scent?

    LOL :rolleyes:
     
  15. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    Very nice. :cheers: