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Bow Used: AlphaMax32

Throughout the summer I had these two big 8-point bucks on trail cameras. My son and I were both excited about the season and the chance at getting one of these bucks in bow range. On Nov. 29th I shot one of the 8-points; the other one had not been seen all season and we were not sure if he was still alive. On Dec. 20th my new AlphaMax 32 came in so I decided to get it set up and sighted in. I was planning on hunting the six days of bow season after Christmas, and my plans were to at least shot a doe with my new bow. On Dec. 31st at 4:30 p.m., I had just shot a doe, and I looked up and about 150 yards I saw the big 8-point coming in. He come in to about 65 yards and started angling to my right, crossing in front of me. As he passed through the first shooting lane at 50 yards following a doe, I knew I'd have to make a long shot on him or he was going to get away and the season would be over. He walked through the next shooting lane, and I ranged him at 59 yards. I knew that was my last chance. He stopped and I drew my AlphaMax, took careful aim and let the Axis 400 go. It hit him perfectly and he ran about 150 yards and fell over. It's a great story to me because I hunted hard all season and end up getting the two bucks I really wanted. I'm a Hoyt dealer and I can't say enough good things about the new AlphaMax 32. It's a great bow and I'm going to love hunting 2009 with this bow. Thanks again to everyone at Hoyt!

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