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    New member

    Hello everyone:
    My name is James Sparhawk. I am a paraplegic, but still very able to cast, shoot, hunt, and fish. I didn't let my disability prohibit me from enjoying all my hobbies, I just adapted or evolved. Thankfully, I have plenty of upper body strength which allows me to adapt and learn how to do things differently.
    I bought a manual wheelchair with mountain bike tires that I uses everyday. Initially, I used an old riding lawnmower to hunt on. I was very successful by getting into the woods way early than before, spraying myself and all over the motor and other parts of the mower. I killed two nice bucks that year, 5 days apart, in the same spot off my lawnmower that I heavily camouflaged with paint and netting. Last year I broke bad and bought me a new small ATV. Last year I only killed one large doe, but this past season, I was able to kill three large does and a 7 point buck. I strictly hunt with muzzle loaders, but have nothing against modern guns.
    I have recently got into casting and love it. I joined this group to learn as much as I can and want to thank everyone in advance.

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    Welcome to Cast Boolits James. Kudos to you for being able to be able to overcome your physical limitations. Enjoy the forum, there's a bunch of really good folks and a wealth of information here.

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    Hawk78

    Welcome and well done...…..
    Larry Gibson

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    Man you are my HERO! Not kidding it is guys as you that inspire the rest. You will find so many friends on this form, that will
    and can help you on any topic. We are all family & help each other. Welcome to our family Hawk.

    Fly

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    welcome to cast boolits,you'll meet a lot of great people with a wealth of knowledge here.i too am a paraplegic

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    Determination is the road to success, as you've both exemplified - Welcome to the forum, James !

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    Experience is a wonderful thing - It lets you recognize a mistake, when you make it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Gibson View Post
    Hawk78

    Welcome and well done...…..
    I will second that. Bravo.
    six, better now!

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    Welcome to the forum, Hawk78. You've already contributed by telling about your disability and successes. Glad to have you aboard!

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    Welcome! You have come to the right place.
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    Welcome to our little family of shooter and casters. You will find a great deal of knowledge and helping hands on the site. Well done on not letting physical limitations get in the way of doing what you want to do. That is inspiring to say least.

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    "Owning a handgun doesn't make you armed any more than owning a guitar makes you a musician." - Jeff Cooper

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    Been shooting and hunting traditional M/L since 1967. Make all my own gear and just retired from building rifles. You need something let me know.

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    Good on you and welcome.
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    Welcome Hawk78,You won't believe the amount of knowledge on this site! Great people. Thanks for joining us.

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    Welcome to the site.
    You have joined a great bunch of people that can give you plenty of information if you need it.
    We will also welcome your knowledge and experience.

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