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#1 hairy_one

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 08:18 PM

I have just learned of the passing of a dear friend and long time member of this site. John Webber...aka Huntwisely...has passed away today. He was an avid archer and archery instructor who worked tirelessly to promote all aspect of the outdoors with special interest in archery. John was always willing to do anything he could to support people in their pursuit of joining the archery community. He was instrumental in helping me establish an archery club at my school which in turn introduced many new archers to our sport. A great man and a dear friend...I will truly miss you John but will never forget you.

 

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#2 Tokala

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 08:24 PM

This is sad news, RIP Huntwisely your respectful demeanour and vast knowledge will be missed. Happy Hunting
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Posted 03 April 2015 - 09:14 PM

I was very sad to hear about John's passing earlier today.  He was a dedicated man to the bow hunters and hunters of nova scotia....and he was one of the good guys for sure.  


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Posted 03 April 2015 - 09:30 PM

This is sad news, RIP Huntwisely your respectful demeanour and vast knowledge will be missed. Happy Hunting

 

Well said -  even though I didn't know the man I respected his thoughtful posts on this site. 


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Posted 03 April 2015 - 10:26 PM

My deepest condolences to his family. He displayed nothing but class on this site. A true loss to the site and the hunting community at large.
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Posted 03 April 2015 - 10:36 PM

My sincere condolences go out to his family and to the archery community. I never met him personally, but he had much wisdom to share and he was, I feel, well respected. RIP John
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Posted 03 April 2015 - 10:41 PM

John was always an outspoken advocate of the outdoors and specifically traditional archery. It is extremely sad to hear of his passing. Its a hard day for the NS hunting community. My thoughts are with his family and friends tonight, 


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Posted 03 April 2015 - 10:59 PM

My heartfelt condolences go out to John's family.

 John was a helluva great guy and a true friend !  I chatted with him a couple of months ago.....he said he was hoping to stop by on one of his trips down to hospital, and have a yarn, sadly that'll never happen. 
His wisdom and knowledge was passed on to many a new archer as well as many seasoned vets.
 
If there are winged archers guarding the pearly gates......St. Peter....you got the best of the best. ! ! !
RIP old friend, your battle is done. You'll be sadly missed........Kevin


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Posted 03 April 2015 - 11:16 PM

Sad to hear. Never new the guy personally, but it was quick to see he had years of experience that will be missed. Huntwisely all.


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Posted 04 April 2015 - 05:44 AM

Very sad news, RIP HW


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Posted 04 April 2015 - 05:52 AM

Met him at several AGM's, was at the same table with him at DNR when the XBow inclusions were being discussed, talked to him on the phone over the years as well. He was an excellent man with strong opinions that he supported articulately. Sad story.
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Posted 04 April 2015 - 06:09 AM

Happy to know him...Sad to lose him. 

 

RIP brother.

 

Sincerest condolences to his many friends and family.


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Posted 04 April 2015 - 06:15 AM

RIP Huntwisely. We'll miss your posts and contributions. Enjoy the hunting!


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Posted 04 April 2015 - 07:11 AM

I got this from a post this morning on Bears East Adv.   for John

 

The Arrow and the Song
BY HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW

I shot an arrow into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For, so swiftly it flew, the sight
Could not follow it in its flight.

I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For who has sight so keen and strong,
That it can follow the flight of song?

Long, long afterward, in an oak
I found the arrow, still unbroke;
And the song, from beginning to end,
I found again in the heart of a friend


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Posted 04 April 2015 - 08:11 AM

Terrible news about John. I met him through this site at a couple of the Meet &Greets that were held at Maple Mountain. After that I bumped into him in town a couple of times and we would talk  about our shared interests in the woods etc. A couple of times Deb was waiting for me in the truck and wanted to know what took me so long. What should have been a 5 minute trip into the store took a half hour. I'm glad I had the opportunity to meet him. Sad to think I won't get the chance to talk with him again.  A true gentlemen and dedicated woodsman/hunter.  My thoughts go out to his close friends and family. >Pete


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Posted 04 April 2015 - 08:15 AM

RIP John huntwisely my friend .
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Posted 04 April 2015 - 08:23 AM

Very sad news indeed. Like so many others I thank John for helping introduce me an my son to trad archery and the craft of bow making, and for his commitment to teaching good woodsman-ship. RIP John


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Posted 04 April 2015 - 09:07 AM

Rip John. Only met the man once but am saddened that I won't get to speak with him again. Condolences to his family. Another good one gone, but never forgotten
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Posted 04 April 2015 - 09:18 AM

John was one of the original members of this site,he came to many bow shoots and made a lot of friends along the way,I don't know of anyone he met that would forget him Lol.IM going to miss him at the bow shoots,him razzing me about the wheels on my bow,and me returning a razzing about him shooting a tree branch ..rip HUNTWISELY...
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Posted 04 April 2015 - 09:34 AM

RIP HW. My condolences to family and friends.He will be missed by the hunting and archery communities and by many others.
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