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Shout out to the boys @riversidearcherywa for letting this young man shoot a brand new bow this weekend. He thinks we were just taking him in to get the feel for it (which is partially true) but secretly we were wanting to see what his draw length is and what weight he could pull so we could get him set up. Big things in store for him and can't wait for him to be joining us in the field come Archery season! Thanks for the help and info @jake_fromthebowshop @jaybirds_the_word. We'll definitely be continuing business with them!
Finally! I got my first bow kill! It was very cold and wet but I made it happen! I have to thank my dad for buying that bow years ago and teaching me how to shoot it! I’m glad I got to spend this moment with him. Also a big thanks to Mr. Drew Bounds for taking us out! #firstbowkill#mathewsbows#swacembroadheads#stickem
2018 Wisconsin Archery
With just pictures and words, it’s impossible to describe the feelings I experience in the moment when I walk up to an the animal. Knowing I did this, but it was very quick. It’s happy and sad and humble and proud and relief and elation and respect and awe and a bunch of other feelings, all mixed together in a way that is clearly difficult, for me. I found myself forcing a smile for some of the pictures. By the look on my face in most of the dozens of pictures taken, you might not guess happiness. But, inside, I could not have been more happy with this buck and the experience of this hunt.
It doesn’t have to always be about the score of the antlers or the age of the deer or the amount of meat you’ll get from it. It’s different for everyone.
For me, a big part of it is about the feelings you experience when you’re in that moment....and the moments surrounding that experience. Those moments will be revived in every meal this buck provides us... which will be many. #thankful
Thanks to @phillippi for helping to capture this experience in photos. And for the help getting this beast to the truck.
For those who are into the numbers:
~4-1/2 years old
~230 pounds(field dressed)
~100+ pounds of meat
~0 CWD !!! #bowhunter#mathewsbows#whitetaildeer#respectthewild#experiencehunting#widnr#meateater#hnt2eat#maturebuck#venison#ramcatbroadheads#firstlitehunting