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First Buck Down

This is my first year hunting. My father and little brother have been hunting a lot since i was in college. My brother shoots a Mathews so i thought i would check them out. I bought a Z7 Mathews from a local dealer in Brighton, Mi. I practiced all spring and summer. (Not to brag… Continue Reading →

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Kansas Double Drop Whitetail

Although I started bowhunting at a very young age, when I was 19 my job took me away from Kansas for 20 years. When I moved back in 2007, I couldn’t wait to get back into a tree stand. My oldest brother was looking for a reason to buy the new Matthews Drenalin, so I… Continue Reading →

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My Daughters First Deer

My 13 yr old daughter Bryn and I had hunted hard all Fall and we did not see a lot of deer here in south east, WI. To say she was a little discouraged is true. I told her to hang in there and that the best hunting was yet to come! That did change… Continue Reading →

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Hunting with my son

I took my 12 year old son Luke hunting with me on November 4th, 2011 for an evening hunt. I had traded in my Switchback XT for a new Z7 Extreme. I was very excited to try it out in the field. It would turn out to be one of the most memorable days of… Continue Reading →

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Best Buck to date!

I shot this buck after he worked a scrape before entering my food plot. He grossed 150″ and field dressed 245lbs. Love my Z-7!! Great bow, thank you Mathews!!

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my first buck with my Z7 extreme

It was a windy after noon and the wind was from the north at 30 mph. I put my sent blocker cloths on and i am a true believer in sent cover up spray. I spray everything down even my release. I put my waders on and i crossed the river. with the water only… Continue Reading →

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Opening day of Wisconsin bow season, thank you Mathews for my last three bows. I got the new Z7 extreme, what a great bow, didn’t take long to get this bow shooting great groups . And the payoff was this Spooner area gaint. Thanks again ….

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My Illinois Whitetail

It was always my dream to go to illinois and hunt trophy whitetails and thanks to my grandpa it was actually happening. The weather could not have been any worse for us it rained all week. It actually rained so much that the creek had flooded into the bean fields. It was so damp that… Continue Reading →

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Illinois Bruiser

Dear Mathews, My name is John Blakemore. On November 7th 2011 I made the “not so tough” decision to skip work and go bowhunting. I headed out to the timber with my Z7xtreme about 2:30 in the afternoon. After rattling most of the afternoon with no takers, I decided to just sit quitely for the… Continue Reading →

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Second Chance

Nov 14th 2011 at 3 in the afternoon I settled in my stand in the swamp bottom. The wind was from the South which was perfect for this stand. The swamp was very quiet that night nothing was moving. I had just sent a text to my friend who was hunting as well, as how… Continue Reading →