I Shoot Mathews

Borrowed Bow Image
Location: Gila, New MexicoAlbum: Elk, Caribou, Moose & BearAnimal Harvested or Shoot Type: Elk

Borrowed Bow

September 29, 2004 by Paul Bauer

We arrived for our much anticipated bow hunt on Saturday evening the day before the season opened. After setting up camp I got my bow out to make sure it was still sited in after the trip. Upon releasing my first arrow I felt a slap on the wrist looked down to see a broken bow string, my heart sank. We were 5 hrs from the nearest bow shop and if I had to go back I would lose 3 days of hunting because of the bow shops hours. Fortunatly Bobby ( one of our hunting group) had a spare Mathews Conquest Bow with the same draw length as mine that he was willing to loan me. We quickly sited it in and I shot it a dozen times to get some confidence in it. From the first shot I new that this was a superior bow to mine and given the opportunity I would get an elk with it. On the morning of the fourth day I shot this bull with the borrowed Mathews Conquest Bow. Thanks to the quality, quietness, and accuracy of the Mathews Bow and the generosity of Bobby I was able to bag this bull. After this experience I am going to save up and upgrade to a Mathews bow and use my old bow for a spare.

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