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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 →


Jersey Jewel Split G2

January 2012 we acquired a new piece of property to hunt. The piece was over populated with does and young small bucks, but nothing too big. In the final weeks of hunting winter bow season I had seen a monster buck that would come in at last light but would not come in close enough… Continue Reading →


Xtreme Hunting Hawaii

Aloha from Hawaii. First time hunting Mouflon Sheep and was able to arrow this Ram at 79 yards on the second morning of my hunt. Mahalo to Mathews for their superior products!

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8 Point Monster Buck

I shot this monster buck scoring 178 1/2″ last year with my Mathews Switchback.  He is so big and truly a deer of a lifetime. Thank you Mathews! Kim Hamrick


Mathews is my #1 Choice

Mathews has an absolutely tremendous staff to work with and outstanding products; from their flawless shooting bows to the camo pattern on their clothing they are my number one choice!


My Prized Jewel

I grew up hunting with a rifle and a shotgun, but 6 years ago when I met my husband he was an avid bowhunter. I wrote bow hunting off as something I wouldn’t be interested in, and he bow hunted all while we were dating. The year we got married, curiosity took hold, and I… Continue Reading →

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First Bow Harvest

It was the last day of my second trip to my Grandpa’s farm in Illinois. I was first there in Mid-October for ten days and while there I missed a nice buck. Then, I had to head back to Montana to guide for Mule Deer, when I was finished with that in late November I… Continue Reading →

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Light as a feather

I love my bow and how light it is…

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Big 14

Thanksgiving morning in Illinois was a windy morning but we decided to still go out hoping for a Thanksgiving deer. On our way to our spot for the morning we heard some deer in the corn next to us so we got up in a double ladder stand close to where we were standing. We… Continue Reading →

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My 1st Mathews Moment

My first Mathews moment was certainly a blessing. After getting my first Mathews (Helim) ever in August, I began to prepare for an elk hunt in the Kootenai National Forest in September. I hunted elk last year for 6 days- never seeing or hearing an elk. This year on the first afternoon hunting a wallow… Continue Reading →