I have been working in a local archery shop (Draves Archery) since I was 17 years old (I’ve worked there for 4 years now!), and I developed a passion for hunting at an even earlier age when my dad used to take me hunting. This year, I finally decided to upgrade from my Mathews Drenalin to a Jewel! I just could not wait to get out in the woods and see how it would perform. Needless to say, I was not disappointed. I finally got time to hunt on and went out for the first time on a Sunday. It was a very windy day and I didn’t expect to see much, but I was happy to be out in the woods. After about an hour in the stand, I spotted a doe about 80 yards out! Before I knew it she was only 20 yards in front of me! I had a perfect shot! I waited til dark to get down from my stand and found my arrow immediately.. I had a complete pass through with good blood. I was so excited! I had a great blood trail and she didn’t run more than 100 yards. It was a great first hunt of the 2013 season. I can’t wait to get back out in the stand!