Sarah Rinehart, NM
I have been bowhunting about three years now, and all I have ever used is Hoyt. You make a great bow, and I have been able to harvest many wonderful animals with your product.
Ok, so my elk story ... We went out the morning of September 1st, 2008 around 7:30 a.m. for my elk hunt in New Mexico. It had been raining all night and during the morning, so we had a late start. We had scouted a few weeks earlier, and my fiance had a spot picked out he wanted to head to. As we were heading in, we spooked a small 4X4 and were bummed as we thought we had gotten in too late.
We decided to go ahead a stay put in the spot he had choosen. Around 9:00 a.m. we heard one bugle about 200 to 300 yards away. My finace bugled back, we waited for a short amount of time and the bull bugled back - this time at 80 to 100 yards. He was coming quickly.
My fiance bugled back once again and he was there so fast. When I saw him I started to draw back and hit my release ... my nerves were nuts. I reloaded my arrow and got at full draw, and he was coming right to us. When he was in a clear path, my fiance did a cow call and the bull stopped. I nailed him ... a perfect heart shot. Practice really pays off!
He only went about 80 yards and down he went. He was dead within minutes. He is a beautiful 6X6 and I could not be happier. What an amazing day.
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