Hello folks, allow us to introduce ourselves
Our names are Gary, Connie and Dereck Renfro. We have been in the bowhunting fraternity for quite some time.
Here’s a little history about us beginning with Connie.
Connie has bowhunted for 24+ years and she is the first, and at this time the only, woman to take the original “Big 8” here in Colorado where we live.
She has been a masthead writer for the Traditional Bowhunter Magazine for 19 years. She has written several articles for other publications such as the Compton Archives, Pope and Young Records book, and the Colorado Bowhunters Association Records book. Past board of director and Co-editor of Colorado Traditional Archers Society newsletter.
Gary has been bowhunting for over 40 years. He is the second bowhunter to take the “Big 8” three times. He has worked with the bowhunting organization here in Colorado for MANY years. He was awarded “Bowhunter of the year” by theColorado Bowhunters Association in 2009. He was awarded “Archer of the year” in 2010 by the ColoradoTraditional Archers Society. He has also contributed articles to the Traditional Bowhunter Magazine, Traditional Archers World magazine as well as theCompton Archives and the Colorado Bowhunters Association Records book. Past board of director and Co-editor of Colorado Traditional Archers Society newsletter.
We have a love for building our own archery equipment from arrows to selfbows.
We have produced educational DVD’s and put on many Traditional Bowhunting seminars on various subjects over the years. We have been keynote speakers for many different traditional organizations across the country, making many new friends along the way.
Dereck, our son, is an integral part of some of the products we offer. He is a plastic’s engineer currently working for a well established plastic’s company in Kansas. Dereck makes friends wherever he travels.
He is a very likable person and we are proud of him. A father of 3, he is a very dedicated family man.
Dereck has the right attitude about traditional bowhunting. Having access to some of the best whitetail hunting in the country, he never worries about killing the “big one”. He is at home with his longbow or selfbow hunting one-on-one off the ground. Dereck says that some of his biggest trophies are the little bucks and good eating doe he has taken while stalking the backwoods of Kansas. Anyone that has tried his methods will certainly agree. Dereck has worn several hats over the years such as trapper, serious fisherman, predator hunter, and like all of us, a dedicated Traditional bowhunter.
Every year Dereck and his family attend our annual “Colorado Traditional Archers Society High Country Shoot”. Accompanying him is his wife, Jinny, daughters, Ember and Huntley, and his son, Saxton. Yep, you read it right, his name is Saxton. Saxton will forever be tied into traditional archery by his name. They all have a grand old time shooting traditional equipment at the High Country Shoot.
Dereck has built up quite a reputation at the shoot lately. Each year he brings out catfish that he has caught and deep fries it for everyone who stops by our camp for a bite – the line is getting bigger each year!
Our lives really do revolve around the traditional way.