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1st Safari

I recently went to South Africa hunting with my Mathews.  It was one trip I will never forget!  I had no idea what would happen. My 1st day was different because my wife and mother-in-law joined me and my guide in the blind.  We saw many animals that 1st afternoon but no shooters. The next… Continue Reading →

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Indiana Brute

Nov. 13th … 4:22pm … 18yards… liver/double lung … 60 yard recovery … Mathews Z7 … 171″ (gross) .. 225# field deressed … waited to hunt this stand utill the rut … the stand is only 100 yards from my house … in an open field … but … the reconyx did not lie …… Continue Reading →

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Big Rack Mack

We had caught Big Mack on trail cam once last year and a couple times this year. When I bought my Mission Craze last year, I told the store owner I was going to get me a 10 pointer. Well, Big Mack is a 9 pointer so close enough! This is my first full season… Continue Reading →

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Biggest Whitetail Taken

On November 8th I rushed out of work at 11:00 am in order to make the 2 hour drive to our hunting camp. I arrived about 2:00 pm, changed clothes, grabbed my DXT and headed to my stand. Just prior to last light I caught a glimpse of a deer walking up the trail. I… Continue Reading →

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Pursuit of Hightower

I set out on October 19th for a little low impact scouting on the northwest corner of the farm I was hunting. Little did I know that this day would be the beginning of a season to remember. As I walked the northern property line fence, I bumped a buck from his bed in the… Continue Reading →

Southeastern Idaho Dream Hunt

Southeastern Idaho Dream Hunt September 8, 2010 After that long anticipated wait we finally arrive at our hunting location in Southeastern Idaho. The place is more beautiful than we had imagined. If you imagined the dream hunt location of a lifetime, this is it. If we are not successful on the mule deer the remainder… Continue Reading →

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Capturing 1st Place on Maiden Voyage with my new Mathews!

After only a few weeks of getting my new Mathews and tuning it, I decided to see what the Z7 series bow could really do. After hearing many great things and seeing how it performed at the pro shop I felt confident it wouldn’t let me down. As I didn’t have time to put together… Continue Reading →

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A Hunt of First’s…

Trophies come in all shapes and sizes and that was true for me on this 2012 Archery Mule Deer hunt in Utah. It was archery opener weekend and I had the blessing of harvesting this typical 4×4 in full velvet the second morning of the hunt. I say it was, “A Hunt of First’s” because… Continue Reading →

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Iowa Opening Day Double

Husband & wife team, Jan & Gary Kostka of Mason City, Iowa doubled up out of their Double Bull Blind on Iowa’s opening morning 4/16/12. Set up on the edge of a picked corn field with their DSD Decoys, Jan shot her 23 lb. Tom @ 7 yds. at 6:28 A.M. & Gary followed up… Continue Reading →

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Week Old Bow- I love my Matthews Creed!

Unwrapped a wonderful Christmas present, a brand new Creed. Sighted it in and 2 days later I was heading to Illinois for my last chance of the year to bag a trophy. Late December brought heavy snow and high winds to Backwoods Outfitters. We hunted the mornings but really focused efforts on the evenings. On… Continue Reading →