Hoyt Trophy Photos | Chad Zubal

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Chad Zubal, OH

Bow Used: X-Tec

In Sept. '08 I was in an ATV accident and lifeflighted to the hospital. I was out of the hospital in less than a week but figured my '08 hunting season, which i had prepared so hard for, was over. Two months after the crash, the Ohio rut was in full swing. I finally talked my family into letting me hunt. They agreed, however i needed a ride to the family farm since the doctors didn't want me driving. I got into my stand late at approx 3 P.M. Less than 10 minutes later this nice 8 pointer came walking by me. He was heading towards a half acre food plot we planted which was about 75 yards from me. I was more nervous than usual, since i had lowered the weight on my Hoyt X-Tec due to weakness from the crash. I had practiced a lot in the month leading up to the hunt to increase my strength, which paid off. I made a perfect double-lung shot as the buck stood broadside just 12 yards away. He ran approx. 40 yards and fell over after the arrow penetrated completely through him sticking in the ground. This is the best buck I have ever hunted, not because of his size, but because of the accomplishment i felt. This proves that i am well on my way to recovery.

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