I live in Northern Wisconsin near Bayfield. I work for the DNR on a research vessel keeping track of the Lake Superior lake trout. Just started building bows
about 4 months ago... I have one straight limbed bamboo backed ipe, one maple/tigerwood hickory tri-lam r/d bow, and one bamboo backed tigerwood r/d. And five
splintered disasters. Not a good track record. I'm currently carving away at my first osage selfbow. I dearly love to pursue Whitetails and grouse (with
my Brittany) in the big Northwoods. I also brew beer, wine and meads. In fact, I'm drinking a Belgian Cherry Wit as I speak. Cheers.