I Shoot Mathews

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Location: marylandAlbum: Whitetail & Mule DeerAnimal Harvested or Shoot Type: Whitetail

miracle buck

September 29, 2004 by richard n jones

In Dec, 03 I suffered a devastating injury to both hands, losing half of my right (shooting) hand.After three surgeries and intense therapy I was able to draw my bow with difficulty at a reduced weight of fifty pounds. I practiced to rebuild both my strength and confidence.using a wriststrap release triggered with my pinky I felt that I was ready. On September 29th I went out for an evening hunt, arriving at 4:15, at 5:10 eight bucks appeared feeding on an abundant acorn crop. The largest of the group fed toward my position and after what seemed an eternity, finally gave me a shot opportunity. As he emerged from behind an oak tree he was positioned perfectly, I drew my matthews MQ1 and made a textbook double lung shot at twenty two yards. the deer was recovered at thirty yards, and is the largest that Ive ever harvested. Even though my style has altered, Im still able to shoot despite my handicap and I am thankful for that.

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