I Shoot Mathews

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Location: Central IllinoisAlbum: Whitetail & Mule DeerAnimal Harvested or Shoot Type: Whitetail

Illinois Bruiser

November 21, 2011 by John Blakemore

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 rest of the hunt. With about 15 minutes of shooting light left, I noticed a buck crossing the creek 25 yards from my stand. It had been a light rain most of the day so he slipped in super quiet. Luckily I had my bow ready because I had a feeling something nice could sneak in at any minute. After taking a quick look at his antlers I drew my bow back. The compact size of this bow made this shot attempt possible. The stand I was in was set up with a shooting rail for shotguns. I stopped the buck at 22 yards and center punched both lungs with my arrow. After a short track job I realized I had taken a buck of a life time with my Mathews! Thanks for making the perfect hunting bow!

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