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Thank you to our loyal customers, retail professionals and Pro Staff. Your commitment to this sport inspires us to push the boundaries of bow technology and craftsmanship every day. We are humbled by your conďŹ dence in our products and honored to be part of your archery experience.

On the Cover: Steven Drake on the final pack out of his Montana elk season. PHOTO: PAUL DRAKE

This page: Late season Missouri success with the Halon 32. PHOTO: AUSTIN THOMAS


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1992 - 2017

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IN AT ELEV

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Thank you to our loyal customers, retail professionals and Pro Staff. Your commitment to this sport inspires us to push the boundaries of bow technology and craftsmanship every day. We are humbled by your conďŹ dence in our products and honored to be part of your archery experience.

On the Cover: Steven Drake on the final pack out of his Montana elk season. PHOTO: PAUL DRAKE

This page: Late season Missouri success with the Halon 32. PHOTO: AUSTIN THOMAS


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CONTENTS INSPIRATION

24 - 25

THE SUM OF ITS PARTS

26 - 33

HALON 32

34 - 37

RITE OF PASSAGE

40 - 41

HALON

44- 45

RECIPE: BOWHUNTER’S BBQ

46- 49

WOMEN’S AVAIL

50 - 53

GOAT GRIND

54 - 55

YOUTH STOKE

56 - 57

NO CAM / SOLOCAM

58 - 63

WHITETAIL WISDOM

64 - 65

DUAL CAM

66 - 71

MATHEWS GENUINE ACCESSORIES

72- 73

MATHEWS APPAREL

74- 81

COMPETITION BOWS

82- 83

RANGE READY

84 - 87

TARGET PROS

88 - 93

HUNTING PROS

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06 - 23

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Cole Kramer and crew keep their head in the clouds during the search for a target in Azerbaijan. PHOTO: STEVEN DRAKE


ANNUAL

CONTENTS INSPIRATION

24 - 25

THE SUM OF ITS PARTS

26 - 33

HALON 32

34 - 37

RITE OF PASSAGE

40 - 41

HALON

44- 45

RECIPE: BOWHUNTER’S BBQ

46- 49

WOMEN’S AVAIL

50 - 53

GOAT GRIND

54 - 55

YOUTH STOKE

56 - 57

NO CAM / SOLOCAM

58 - 63

WHITETAIL WISDOM

64 - 65

DUAL CAM

66 - 71

MATHEWS GENUINE ACCESSORIES

72- 73

MATHEWS APPAREL

74- 81

COMPETITION BOWS

82- 83

RANGE READY

84 - 87

TARGET PROS

88 - 93

HUNTING PROS

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06 - 23

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Cole Kramer and crew keep their head in the clouds during the search for a target in Azerbaijan. PHOTO: STEVEN DRAKE


M AT H E W S A R C H E R Y

I N S P I R ATI O N F O U N D

H E R E

Each year our goal is to elevate the archery experience by building the most technologically advanced bows in the world. Our greatest pleasure is seeing where they take you.

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Amanda Caldwell sets out in search of a bull with trailer in tow. PHOTO: BRAD CHRISTIAN


M AT H E W S A R C H E R Y

I N S P I R ATI O N F O U N D

H E R E

Each year our goal is to elevate the archery experience by building the most technologically advanced bows in the world. Our greatest pleasure is seeing where they take you.

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mathewsinc.com

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Amanda Caldwell sets out in search of a bull with trailer in tow. PHOTO: BRAD CHRISTIAN


Home on the range.

LOCATION: IOWA | PHOTO: DAWSON RASMUSSON

Brad Christian and his daughter, Gracie, take to the course in Big Sky. PHOTO: DEREK NELSON

Full rut stare down in Eastern MT. PHOTO: BRETT SENG


Home on the range.

LOCATION: IOWA | PHOTO: DAWSON RASMUSSON

Brad Christian and his daughter, Gracie, take to the course in Big Sky. PHOTO: DEREK NELSON

Full rut stare down in Eastern MT. PHOTO: BRETT SENG


After hours.

PHOTO: DEREK NELSON


After hours.

PHOTO: DEREK NELSON


Mathews Pros Emily McCarthy and Sharon Carpenter celebrate first and second place finishes at the ASA Georgia Pro Am. PHOTO: BRADD PARKER

Derek Nelson rises from the forest floor to save the decoy from an impending beating. PHOTO: BRAD CHRISTIAN

Mountain taxi service.

LOCATION: NORTHWEST TERRITORIES | PHOTO: HAAKON JOHNSON


Mathews Pros Emily McCarthy and Sharon Carpenter celebrate first and second place finishes at the ASA Georgia Pro Am. PHOTO: BRADD PARKER

Derek Nelson rises from the forest floor to save the decoy from an impending beating. PHOTO: BRAD CHRISTIAN

Mountain taxi service.

LOCATION: NORTHWEST TERRITORIES | PHOTO: HAAKON JOHNSON


Halfway home. Bobby Warner heads for the truck with his Nevada bull. PHOTO: ADAM FOSS


Halfway home. Bobby Warner heads for the truck with his Nevada bull. PHOTO: ADAM FOSS


No traffic jams.

LOCATION: MANITOBA | PHOTO: THOMAS MEYERS

Stories ensue in Oregon elk camp. PHOTO: BRAD CHRISTIAN

Throwing down the gauntlet.

LOCATION: WYOMING | PHOTO: CHRIS HOOD

Mathews Engineer, Mark Hayes, ends his search for a good hang. PHOTO: DEREK NELSON


No traffic jams.

LOCATION: MANITOBA | PHOTO: THOMAS MEYERS

Stories ensue in Oregon elk camp. PHOTO: BRAD CHRISTIAN

Throwing down the gauntlet.

LOCATION: WYOMING | PHOTO: CHRIS HOOD

Mathews Engineer, Mark Hayes, ends his search for a good hang. PHOTO: DEREK NELSON


Great white.

LOCATION: KANSAS | PHOTO: JEFF SIMPSON


Great white.

LOCATION: KANSAS | PHOTO: JEFF SIMPSON


Townes Seacat dropping the ball on glassing duties during his first Antelope hunt. PHOTO: MARK SEACAT

American Made.

LOCATION: WISCONSIN PHOTO: CHRIS HOOD

Backcountry BMX.

PHOTO: CHRIS HOOD


Townes Seacat dropping the ball on glassing duties during his first Antelope hunt. PHOTO: MARK SEACAT

American Made.

LOCATION: WISCONSIN PHOTO: CHRIS HOOD

Backcountry BMX.

PHOTO: CHRIS HOOD


MATHEWS VP OF SALES AND MARKETING, BRAD TREU, HAS BEEN CHASING “HALO” FOR THE PAST TWO SEASONS. WITH HIGHS IN THE SINGLE DIGITS, SITTING OVER A PLOT HE SPENT HIS ENTIRE OFFSEASON PUTTING TOGETHER, THE CHASE CAME TO AN END.

SHARE YOUR STORIES.

PHOTO: DEREK NELSON


MATHEWS VP OF SALES AND MARKETING, BRAD TREU, HAS BEEN CHASING “HALO” FOR THE PAST TWO SEASONS. WITH HIGHS IN THE SINGLE DIGITS, SITTING OVER A PLOT HE SPENT HIS ENTIRE OFFSEASON PUTTING TOGETHER, THE CHASE CAME TO AN END.

SHARE YOUR STORIES.

PHOTO: DEREK NELSON


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ACCURACY STARTS HERE

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“This is the 25th year for Mathews, but it’s my 47th year as a compound bow engineer. I built my first bow in 1970 when I was in junior high, because I couldn’t afford to buy one.” — Matt McPherson PHOTO: CALEB PARRY

TH E

SUM OF ITS PARTS In the last 25 years, no one has done more to advance modern bow technology than our Owner, CEO and Chief Engineer, Matt McPherson. His latest innovation, CROSSCENTRIC cam technology, is the driving force behind all our 2017 bow designs. By combining aspects of our smooth-drawing, concentric NO CAM design with aspects of our high-speed dual cam designs, we truly uncovered the best of both worlds. But this ground-breaking cam technology is only one part of a highly integrated platform, which also features our patented AVS technology, a true center nocking point, dual-bridged riser and torsionally rigid limbs. In fact, every single component of these bows - down to our Zero-T axles and carbon roller guard - is highly engineered to increase efficiency and stability. And when it all comes together in one smooth, fast and consistently accurate shooting experience, we can confidently say that the whole is truly greater than the sum of its parts.

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ACCURACY STARTS HERE

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“This is the 25th year for Mathews, but it’s my 47th year as a compound bow engineer. I built my first bow in 1970 when I was in junior high, because I couldn’t afford to buy one.” — Matt McPherson PHOTO: CALEB PARRY

TH E

SUM OF ITS PARTS In the last 25 years, no one has done more to advance modern bow technology than our Owner, CEO and Chief Engineer, Matt McPherson. His latest innovation, CROSSCENTRIC cam technology, is the driving force behind all our 2017 bow designs. By combining aspects of our smooth-drawing, concentric NO CAM design with aspects of our high-speed dual cam designs, we truly uncovered the best of both worlds. But this ground-breaking cam technology is only one part of a highly integrated platform, which also features our patented AVS technology, a true center nocking point, dual-bridged riser and torsionally rigid limbs. In fact, every single component of these bows - down to our Zero-T axles and carbon roller guard - is highly engineered to increase efficiency and stability. And when it all comes together in one smooth, fast and consistently accurate shooting experience, we can confidently say that the whole is truly greater than the sum of its parts.

WI


Post recovery // Nevada Elk. PHOTO: ADAM FOSS


Post recovery // Nevada Elk. PHOTO: ADAM FOSS


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HALON 32

BOWS | HUNTING | HALON 32 |

CROSSCENTRIC速 CAM TECHNOLOGY Crosscentric cam technology employs a partially concentric string payout to produce a stealthy draw and consistent accuracy, generating maximum speed with the highest efficiency.

TRUE CENTER NOCKING POINT

The new HALON 32 is a longer version of the award-winning HALON, providing an enhanced string angle and improved stability, while still delivering speeds up to 350 fps.

A true center nocking point ensures straight and level nock travel, further enhancing shot-to-shot accuracy.

ADVANCED VECTORING SYSTEM速 During the draw cycle, AVS速 technology vectors forces to maintain cam synchronization, enhance energy storage and increase efficiency.

DUAL BRIDGED RISER The dual bridged riser design is built for maximum durability.

NEW FINISH OPTIONS:


ANNUAL

HALON 32

BOWS | HUNTING | HALON 32 |

CROSSCENTRIC速 CAM TECHNOLOGY Crosscentric cam technology employs a partially concentric string payout to produce a stealthy draw and consistent accuracy, generating maximum speed with the highest efficiency.

TRUE CENTER NOCKING POINT

The new HALON 32 is a longer version of the award-winning HALON, providing an enhanced string angle and improved stability, while still delivering speeds up to 350 fps.

A true center nocking point ensures straight and level nock travel, further enhancing shot-to-shot accuracy.

ADVANCED VECTORING SYSTEM速 During the draw cycle, AVS速 technology vectors forces to maintain cam synchronization, enhance energy storage and increase efficiency.

DUAL BRIDGED RISER The dual bridged riser design is built for maximum durability.

NEW FINISH OPTIONS:


ANNUAL BOWS | HUNTING | HALON 32 |

5 —

6 —

7 —

IBO RATING up to 350 FPS @ 75%

IBO RATING up to 343 FPS @ 75%

IBO RATING up to 335 FPS @ 75%

AXLE-TO-AXLE 32"

AXLE-TO-AXLE 32"

AXLE-TO-AXLE 32"

PHYSICAL WEIGHT 4.83 lbs.*

PHYSICAL WEIGHT 4.73 lbs.*

PHYSICAL WEIGHT 4.73 lbs.*

BRACE HEIGHT 5"

BRACE HEIGHT 6"

BRACE HEIGHT 7"

LET-OFF 75% or 85%

LET-OFF 75% or 85%

LET-OFF 75% or 85%

DRAW WEIGHTS 40, 50, 60 & 70 lbs.

DRAW WEIGHTS 40, 50, 60 & 70 lbs.

DRAW WEIGHTS 40, 50, 60 & 70 lbs.

DRAW LENGTHS 25 - 30"

DRAW LENGTHS 26 - 31"

DRAW LENGTHS 27 - 32"

HALF-SIZES 24.5 - 30.5"

HALF-SIZES 25.5 - 31.5"

HALF-SIZES 26.5 - 32.5"

CAM CROSSCENTRIC

CAM CROSSCENTRIC

CAM CROSSCENTRIC

MSRP $1,099

MSRP $1,099

MSRP $1,099

340@ 85%

All specifications approximate.

*Physical weights are without

PHOTO: BRETT SENG

All specifications approximate.

*Physical weights are without

Harmonic Dampers.

*Physical weights are without

Harmonic Dampers.

Harmonic Dampers.

HALON 32 5 FINISH OPTIONS:

HALON 32 6 FINISH OPTIONS:

HALON 32 7 FINISH OPTIONS:

Stone | Lost Camo® XD | Black (shown)

Black | Stone | Lost Camo XD | RIDGE REAPER Barren OPTIFADE Elevated II | OPTIFADE Sub Alpine OPTIFADE Open Country (shown)

Black | Stone | Lost Camo XD (shown)

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All specifications approximate.

331@ 85%

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348@ 85%


ANNUAL BOWS | HUNTING | HALON 32 |

5 —

6 —

7 —

IBO RATING up to 350 FPS @ 75%

IBO RATING up to 343 FPS @ 75%

IBO RATING up to 335 FPS @ 75%

AXLE-TO-AXLE 32"

AXLE-TO-AXLE 32"

AXLE-TO-AXLE 32"

PHYSICAL WEIGHT 4.83 lbs.*

PHYSICAL WEIGHT 4.73 lbs.*

PHYSICAL WEIGHT 4.73 lbs.*

BRACE HEIGHT 5"

BRACE HEIGHT 6"

BRACE HEIGHT 7"

LET-OFF 75% or 85%

LET-OFF 75% or 85%

LET-OFF 75% or 85%

DRAW WEIGHTS 40, 50, 60 & 70 lbs.

DRAW WEIGHTS 40, 50, 60 & 70 lbs.

DRAW WEIGHTS 40, 50, 60 & 70 lbs.

DRAW LENGTHS 25 - 30"

DRAW LENGTHS 26 - 31"

DRAW LENGTHS 27 - 32"

HALF-SIZES 24.5 - 30.5"

HALF-SIZES 25.5 - 31.5"

HALF-SIZES 26.5 - 32.5"

CAM CROSSCENTRIC

CAM CROSSCENTRIC

CAM CROSSCENTRIC

MSRP $1,099

MSRP $1,099

MSRP $1,099

340@ 85%

All specifications approximate.

*Physical weights are without

PHOTO: BRETT SENG

All specifications approximate.

*Physical weights are without

Harmonic Dampers.

*Physical weights are without

Harmonic Dampers.

Harmonic Dampers.

HALON 32 5 FINISH OPTIONS:

HALON 32 6 FINISH OPTIONS:

HALON 32 7 FINISH OPTIONS:

Stone | Lost Camo® XD | Black (shown)

Black | Stone | Lost Camo XD | RIDGE REAPER Barren OPTIFADE Elevated II | OPTIFADE Sub Alpine OPTIFADE Open Country (shown)

Black | Stone | Lost Camo XD (shown)

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All specifications approximate.

331@ 85%

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348@ 85%


ANNUAL BOWS | HUNTING | HALON 32 |

BLACK

STONE

LOST CAMO XD

FINISH OPTIONS OPTIFADE ELEVATED II

OPTIFADE OPEN COUNTRY

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OPTIFADE SUB ALPINE

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RIDGE REAPER BARREN


ANNUAL BOWS | HUNTING | HALON 32 |

BLACK

STONE

LOST CAMO XD

FINISH OPTIONS OPTIFADE ELEVATED II

OPTIFADE OPEN COUNTRY

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OPTIFADE SUB ALPINE

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RIDGE REAPER BARREN


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FIELD NOTES

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RITE OF PASSAGE By: BOBBY WARNER Photos by: HAAKON JOHNSON

In 2012, I hunted the Northwest Territories for 21 days and tagged a dall sheep and moose, but an opportunity on a mountain caribou eluded me. Four years later, I got another chance to return to this incredible landscape and hunt with my 13 year old son, Jackson. We live in Crested Butte, Colorado, so we were able to train hard at high elevations all summer. Each night we honed our shooting skills in preparation for what would be the biggest and most challenging hunt in

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Jackson’s young life - a self supported ten day backpack hunt in the NWT.

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NWT


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FIELD NOTES

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RITE OF PASSAGE By: BOBBY WARNER Photos by: HAAKON JOHNSON

In 2012, I hunted the Northwest Territories for 21 days and tagged a dall sheep and moose, but an opportunity on a mountain caribou eluded me. Four years later, I got another chance to return to this incredible landscape and hunt with my 13 year old son, Jackson. We live in Crested Butte, Colorado, so we were able to train hard at high elevations all summer. Each night we honed our shooting skills in preparation for what would be the biggest and most challenging hunt in

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Jackson’s young life - a self supported ten day backpack hunt in the NWT.

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NWT


We hunted hard for five days before spotting a great bull. Jackson was able to connect, and the next morning we taught him the art of cooking tenderloin on a hot river rock, enjoying our first meat in six days. That afternoon we packed his bull a couple miles to the closest landing strip and waited on the plane to pick up his meat and antlers. As we sat and waited evac, we spotted a huge framed bull about a mile away. Jackson and guide, Andrew Walker, decided to wait for the plane while I headed for the bull. After two river crossings and despite no lack of effort on our end, I was unable to close the distance. As I caught up with Jackson at dark, he told us he had a plan. Instead of hiking two miles back to our tents, he wanted to stay put and sleep on the bare ground. This way we could find the bull again in the morning.

“ GROWING UP, JACKSON HEARD SEVERAL STORIES ABOUT BEING STRANDED OVERNIGHT WITH NO SHELTER, AND HE THOUGHT IT SOUNDED COOL.

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I explained that nights sleeping on the ground were challenging and cold. However, I think he saw it as a rite of passage for a young mountain hunter. Soaking wet from the river crossings, we stripped down, started a fire and settled in for a long, cold night. As daylight approached, I woke shivering in damp clothes, but to my surprise, I spotted a herd of caribou working up the river - and there was my bull! Quickly forgetting about the temperature, I grabbed my bow and ran across the ice cold river to position myself for the shot. It was now or never at 62 yards. I settled my pin and released. The arrow was true, and my team across the river watched in celebration.


We hunted hard for five days before spotting a great bull. Jackson was able to connect, and the next morning we taught him the art of cooking tenderloin on a hot river rock, enjoying our first meat in six days. That afternoon we packed his bull a couple miles to the closest landing strip and waited on the plane to pick up his meat and antlers. As we sat and waited evac, we spotted a huge framed bull about a mile away. Jackson and guide, Andrew Walker, decided to wait for the plane while I headed for the bull. After two river crossings and despite no lack of effort on our end, I was unable to close the distance. As I caught up with Jackson at dark, he told us he had a plan. Instead of hiking two miles back to our tents, he wanted to stay put and sleep on the bare ground. This way we could find the bull again in the morning.

“ GROWING UP, JACKSON HEARD SEVERAL STORIES ABOUT BEING STRANDED OVERNIGHT WITH NO SHELTER, AND HE THOUGHT IT SOUNDED COOL.

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I explained that nights sleeping on the ground were challenging and cold. However, I think he saw it as a rite of passage for a young mountain hunter. Soaking wet from the river crossings, we stripped down, started a fire and settled in for a long, cold night. As daylight approached, I woke shivering in damp clothes, but to my surprise, I spotted a herd of caribou working up the river - and there was my bull! Quickly forgetting about the temperature, I grabbed my bow and ran across the ice cold river to position myself for the shot. It was now or never at 62 yards. I settled my pin and released. The arrow was true, and my team across the river watched in celebration.


M AT H E W S P R E S E N T S

A JOURNEY FOLLOWING BOBBY WARNER, MARK SEACAT, AND ADAM FOSS. COLORADO AND NEVADA. THREE HUNTERS, FOUR TAGS.

Coming to mathewsinc.com Summer 2017.


M AT H E W S P R E S E N T S

A JOURNEY FOLLOWING BOBBY WARNER, MARK SEACAT, AND ADAM FOSS. COLORADO AND NEVADA. THREE HUNTERS, FOUR TAGS.

Coming to mathewsinc.com Summer 2017.


ANNUAL BOWS | HUNTING | HALON |

HALON 5

HALON 6

HALON 7

IBO RATING up to 353 FPS @ 75%

IBO RATING up to 345 FPS @ 75%

IBO RATING up to 335 FPS @ 75%

AXLE-TO-AXLE 30"

AXLE-TO-AXLE 30"

AXLE-TO-AXLE 30"

PHYSICAL WEIGHT 4.60 lbs.*

PHYSICAL WEIGHT 4.55 lbs.*

PHYSICAL WEIGHT 4.50 lbs.*

BRACE HEIGHT 5"

BRACE HEIGHT 6"

BRACE HEIGHT 7"

LET-OFF 75% or 85%

LET-OFF 75% or 85%

LET-OFF 75% or 85%

DRAW WEIGHTS 40, 50, 60 & 70 lbs.

DRAW WEIGHTS 40, 50, 60 & 70 lbs.

DRAW WEIGHTS 40, 50, 60 & 70 lbs.

DRAW LENGTHS 24 - 30"

DRAW LENGTHS 25 - 31"

DRAW LENGTHS 26 - 32"

HALF-SIZES 24.5 - 29.5"

HALF-SIZES 25.5 - 30.5"

HALF-SIZES 26.5 - 31.5"

CAM CROSSCENTRIC™

CAM CROSSCENTRIC

CAM CROSSCENTRIC

MSRP $1,099

MSRP $1,099

MSRP $1,099

349 @ 85%

343 @ 85%

All specifications approximate. *Physical weights are without

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Harmonic Dampers.

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All specifications approximate. *Physical weights are without Harmonic Dampers.

333 @ 85%

All specifications approximate. *Physical weights are without Harmonic Dampers.

HALON® HIGHLIGHTS: Inspired by NO CAM™ technology, the Crosscentric® Cam employs a partially concentric string payout and AVS® Technology to produce a stealthy draw and consistent accuracy, while delivering speeds up to 353 feet per second. Wider, more torsionally rigid limbs and a dual bridged riser are designed to support this powerful cam system and endure the toughest hunting conditions. A true center nocking point ensures straight and level nock travel, further enhancing shot-to-shot consistency.

FINISH OPTIONS: Black | Stone | Tactical | Lost Camo® OT | RIDGE REAPER Barren | OPTIFADE Elevated II OPTIFADE Sub Alpine | OPTIFADE Open Country | Lost Camo XD (shown) PHOTO: DAWSON RASMUSSON


ANNUAL BOWS | HUNTING | HALON |

HALON 5

HALON 6

HALON 7

IBO RATING up to 353 FPS @ 75%

IBO RATING up to 345 FPS @ 75%

IBO RATING up to 335 FPS @ 75%

AXLE-TO-AXLE 30"

AXLE-TO-AXLE 30"

AXLE-TO-AXLE 30"

PHYSICAL WEIGHT 4.60 lbs.*

PHYSICAL WEIGHT 4.55 lbs.*

PHYSICAL WEIGHT 4.50 lbs.*

BRACE HEIGHT 5"

BRACE HEIGHT 6"

BRACE HEIGHT 7"

LET-OFF 75% or 85%

LET-OFF 75% or 85%

LET-OFF 75% or 85%

DRAW WEIGHTS 40, 50, 60 & 70 lbs.

DRAW WEIGHTS 40, 50, 60 & 70 lbs.

DRAW WEIGHTS 40, 50, 60 & 70 lbs.

DRAW LENGTHS 24 - 30"

DRAW LENGTHS 25 - 31"

DRAW LENGTHS 26 - 32"

HALF-SIZES 24.5 - 29.5"

HALF-SIZES 25.5 - 30.5"

HALF-SIZES 26.5 - 31.5"

CAM CROSSCENTRIC™

CAM CROSSCENTRIC

CAM CROSSCENTRIC

MSRP $1,099

MSRP $1,099

MSRP $1,099

349 @ 85%

343 @ 85%

All specifications approximate. *Physical weights are without

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Harmonic Dampers.

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40

All specifications approximate. *Physical weights are without Harmonic Dampers.

333 @ 85%

All specifications approximate. *Physical weights are without Harmonic Dampers.

HALON® HIGHLIGHTS: Inspired by NO CAM™ technology, the Crosscentric® Cam employs a partially concentric string payout and AVS® Technology to produce a stealthy draw and consistent accuracy, while delivering speeds up to 353 feet per second. Wider, more torsionally rigid limbs and a dual bridged riser are designed to support this powerful cam system and endure the toughest hunting conditions. A true center nocking point ensures straight and level nock travel, further enhancing shot-to-shot consistency.

FINISH OPTIONS: Black | Stone | Tactical | Lost Camo® OT | RIDGE REAPER Barren | OPTIFADE Elevated II OPTIFADE Sub Alpine | OPTIFADE Open Country | Lost Camo XD (shown) PHOTO: DAWSON RASMUSSON


ANNUAL

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PRE-LAUNCH FIELD TESTING

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Clockwise from upper left: LINCOLN TAPP BRITISH COLUMBIA BISON

PROVING GROUND

SAMANTHA MORGAN KANSAS WHITETAIL PAT REEVE UTAH MULE DEER NICOLE REEVE MINNESOTA WHITETAIL LEE LAKOSKY YUKON DALL SHEEP JOE SIR IOWA WHITETAIL

CHRIS HOOD MONTANA ELK

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PRE-LAUNCH FIELD TESTING

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Clockwise from upper left: LINCOLN TAPP BRITISH COLUMBIA BISON

PROVING GROUND

SAMANTHA MORGAN KANSAS WHITETAIL PAT REEVE UTAH MULE DEER NICOLE REEVE MINNESOTA WHITETAIL LEE LAKOSKY YUKON DALL SHEEP JOE SIR IOWA WHITETAIL

CHRIS HOOD MONTANA ELK

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FROM THE MATHEWS KITCHEN

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MATHEWS | GAME RECIPE |

ANNUAL

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B O W H U N TE R’ S B B Q INGREDIENTS (serves 8-10):

DIRECTIONS:

3 pounds cubed venison

1. Dice onion and mince garlic.

1 medium onion

2. In 5 or 6-quart slow cooker, place onion, garlic, venison, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, tenderizing salt and seasoned salt. Cover and cook on high for 1 to 2 hours.

4 cloves garlic 1 cup apple cider vinegar 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce 2 teaspoons tenderizing salt 2 teaspoons seasoned salt 1 pound bacon strips

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2 cups ketchup

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3. Meanwhile, in large skillet over medium-high heat, cook bacon strips until tender but not crispy. Remove bacon from skillet and chop into 1/2-inch pieces. After 1 or 2 hours, add bacon, ketchup, molasses and brown sugar to slow cooker. 4. Cover and cook on low for an additional 8 to 9 hours.

1/2 cup molasses

5. Shred the venison and return to pot with the other ingredients.

1/2 cup brown sugar

6. Serve on a pretzel bun with your favorite coleslaw recipe.

Find more game recipes at: mathewsinc.com


FROM THE MATHEWS KITCHEN

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MATHEWS | GAME RECIPE |

ANNUAL

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B O W H U N TE R’ S B B Q INGREDIENTS (serves 8-10):

DIRECTIONS:

3 pounds cubed venison

1. Dice onion and mince garlic.

1 medium onion

2. In 5 or 6-quart slow cooker, place onion, garlic, venison, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, tenderizing salt and seasoned salt. Cover and cook on high for 1 to 2 hours.

4 cloves garlic 1 cup apple cider vinegar 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce 2 teaspoons tenderizing salt 2 teaspoons seasoned salt 1 pound bacon strips

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2 cups ketchup

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3. Meanwhile, in large skillet over medium-high heat, cook bacon strips until tender but not crispy. Remove bacon from skillet and chop into 1/2-inch pieces. After 1 or 2 hours, add bacon, ketchup, molasses and brown sugar to slow cooker. 4. Cover and cook on low for an additional 8 to 9 hours.

1/2 cup molasses

5. Shred the venison and return to pot with the other ingredients.

1/2 cup brown sugar

6. Serve on a pretzel bun with your favorite coleslaw recipe.

Find more game recipes at: mathewsinc.com


Robyn Ostahowski running antelope surveillance in MT. PHOTO: JORDAN GILL


Robyn Ostahowski running antelope surveillance in MT. PHOTO: JORDAN GILL


ANNUAL

AVAIL

1992

BOWS | HUNTING | WOMENS | AVAIL |

2017

CROSSCENTRIC® CAM TECHNOLOGY

IBO RATING up to 320 FPS @ 28"/60 lbs

Crosscentric cam technology employs a partially concentric string payout to produce a stealthy draw and consistent accuracy, generating maximum speed with the highest efficiency.

would be 340 FPS @ 30"

AXLE-TO-AXLE 30" PHYSICAL WEIGHT 3.96 lbs.* BRACE HEIGHT 6" LET-OFF 80%

TRUE CENTER NOCKING POINT A true center nocking point ensures straight and level nock travel, further enhancing shot-to-shot accuracy.

DRAW WEIGHTS 40, 50 & 60 lbs. DRAW LENGTHS 22 - 28" HALF-SIZES 22.5 - 27.5" CAM CROSSCENTRIC MSRP $999

ADVANCED VECTORING SYSTEM® During the draw cycle, AVS® technology vectors forces to maintain cam synchronization, enhance energy storage and increase efficiency.

All specifications approximate. *Physical weights are without Harmonic Dampers.

DUAL BRIDGED RISER The dual bridged riser design is built for maximum durability.

The all-new 2017 AVAIL is designed specifically for women, providing high speed and an unmatched shooting experience. Alex Templeton staying sharp in Missouri’s nosebleed seats. PHOTO: AUSTIN THOMAS

FINISH OPTIONS: Black | Stone | Lost Camo XD | OPTIFADE Elevated II | OPTIFADE Sub Alpine RIDGE REAPER Barren (shown on right)

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BOWS | HUNTING | WOMENS | AVAIL |

2017

CROSSCENTRIC® CAM TECHNOLOGY

IBO RATING up to 320 FPS @ 28"/60 lbs

Crosscentric cam technology employs a partially concentric string payout to produce a stealthy draw and consistent accuracy, generating maximum speed with the highest efficiency.

would be 340 FPS @ 30"

AXLE-TO-AXLE 30" PHYSICAL WEIGHT 3.96 lbs.* BRACE HEIGHT 6" LET-OFF 80%

TRUE CENTER NOCKING POINT A true center nocking point ensures straight and level nock travel, further enhancing shot-to-shot accuracy.

DRAW WEIGHTS 40, 50 & 60 lbs. DRAW LENGTHS 22 - 28" HALF-SIZES 22.5 - 27.5" CAM CROSSCENTRIC MSRP $999

ADVANCED VECTORING SYSTEM® During the draw cycle, AVS® technology vectors forces to maintain cam synchronization, enhance energy storage and increase efficiency.

All specifications approximate. *Physical weights are without Harmonic Dampers.

DUAL BRIDGED RISER The dual bridged riser design is built for maximum durability.

The all-new 2017 AVAIL is designed specifically for women, providing high speed and an unmatched shooting experience. Alex Templeton staying sharp in Missouri’s nosebleed seats. PHOTO: AUSTIN THOMAS

FINISH OPTIONS: Black | Stone | Lost Camo XD | OPTIFADE Elevated II | OPTIFADE Sub Alpine RIDGE REAPER Barren (shown on right)

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G O AT GRIND By: JESSICA DeLORENZO Photos by: JORDAN GILL

Basking in the sun with shoes kicked off is typically the start of a summer beach tale. However, this time the hiking boots were ditched to keep silent, while belly crawling against the dusty, cacti ridden prairies of Big Sky Country with the late summer sun hammering down, all the while creeping inch by inch closer to wary pronghorn. It didn’t take much convincing by my dear friend, Montana native and proficient Big Game hunter, Amanda Caldwell, that I needed to pack up my bow and join her for a DIY spot and stalk antelope hunt. This would be my first big game hunt out west. Right from the first stalk, it was clear, this was going to be a team effort. We were cohesive partners with one of us driving and one scouting the hills or one of us ranging with the other crouching behind some sage ready to draw.

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After a few full days of relentless stalks, we each had a full quiver of clean arrows. We had seen plenty of antelope but hadn’t been afforded any shot opportunities. The few bucks that we had become familiar with were getting the best of us. The doubt was starting to build, fatigue was setting in (at least for me), but the mood was kept light with tailgate lunches and cracking jokes. Crossing our fingers, we traveled out further hoping to find a solo buck we could get in on. With Amanda in the driver’s seat and Jordan, our cameraman extraordinaire to my right, we headed towards new ground, exchanging hunting stories and excessive amounts of jerky.

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Spot and stalk starts with stop and look. Jess and Amanda glass the hills for the opportunity that proves to have the best success rate; finding a solo buck.

“ THE EXPERIENCE HAS PROVIDED ME WITH LESSONS IN THE FIELD, MOMENTS THAT WILL STAND OUT IN MY MIND, AND A FRIENDSHIP MADE EVEN STRONGER, THAT I’LL HOLD CLOSE FOREVER.


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G O AT GRIND By: JESSICA DeLORENZO Photos by: JORDAN GILL

Basking in the sun with shoes kicked off is typically the start of a summer beach tale. However, this time the hiking boots were ditched to keep silent, while belly crawling against the dusty, cacti ridden prairies of Big Sky Country with the late summer sun hammering down, all the while creeping inch by inch closer to wary pronghorn. It didn’t take much convincing by my dear friend, Montana native and proficient Big Game hunter, Amanda Caldwell, that I needed to pack up my bow and join her for a DIY spot and stalk antelope hunt. This would be my first big game hunt out west. Right from the first stalk, it was clear, this was going to be a team effort. We were cohesive partners with one of us driving and one scouting the hills or one of us ranging with the other crouching behind some sage ready to draw.

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After a few full days of relentless stalks, we each had a full quiver of clean arrows. We had seen plenty of antelope but hadn’t been afforded any shot opportunities. The few bucks that we had become familiar with were getting the best of us. The doubt was starting to build, fatigue was setting in (at least for me), but the mood was kept light with tailgate lunches and cracking jokes. Crossing our fingers, we traveled out further hoping to find a solo buck we could get in on. With Amanda in the driver’s seat and Jordan, our cameraman extraordinaire to my right, we headed towards new ground, exchanging hunting stories and excessive amounts of jerky.

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Spot and stalk starts with stop and look. Jess and Amanda glass the hills for the opportunity that proves to have the best success rate; finding a solo buck.

“ THE EXPERIENCE HAS PROVIDED ME WITH LESSONS IN THE FIELD, MOMENTS THAT WILL STAND OUT IN MY MIND, AND A FRIENDSHIP MADE EVEN STRONGER, THAT I’LL HOLD CLOSE FOREVER.


Being used to whitetail hunting back east, managing the varying landscapes of Montana was a success for me in itself. Amanda and I had scaled jagged rock faces with the wind ripping at our faces, crawled through endless prairies of swaying tall grass, darted between farm equipment like agricultural ninjas and made our way through mazes of sagebrush and dried up drainage ditches.

Tricks of the trade.

Mid afternoon, our buck was spotted. We played the wind and bided our time, moving slowly and undetected, within 100 yards. We got to a point where the decision to sit and stay or risk being seen to get closer was inevitable. Luckily, the buck made the decision and started meandering his way toward us. 80 yards, 70 yards, then 65 yards, the questions again were mounting in my mind. “When will he stop? Will he take off? Will he turn and give me a shot?” 60 yards, 50 yards, and then something I couldn’t have predicted happened. The buck bedded down quartering away at 45 yards, presenting me with the perfect scenario. After many stalks, some exhilarating and some exhausting, we had sealed the deal. Amanda and I shared shrieks of excitement and hugs over my first antelope. The feeling was reminiscent of other hunting “firsts,” and the level of gratitude I have for Amanda sharing her knowledge and time with me to accomplish it stands above all. Sometimes after a successful hunt I feel it’s the end of that season or a finalizing feeling. However, this hunt ended with a sentiment of looking ahead, knowing that I would be back again.

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When hunting speed goats, you take every advantage you can get, even if that means putting on your fastest pair of running shoes.

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Two hands are better than one.

Teamwork and friendship getting the job done.


Being used to whitetail hunting back east, managing the varying landscapes of Montana was a success for me in itself. Amanda and I had scaled jagged rock faces with the wind ripping at our faces, crawled through endless prairies of swaying tall grass, darted between farm equipment like agricultural ninjas and made our way through mazes of sagebrush and dried up drainage ditches.

Tricks of the trade.

Mid afternoon, our buck was spotted. We played the wind and bided our time, moving slowly and undetected, within 100 yards. We got to a point where the decision to sit and stay or risk being seen to get closer was inevitable. Luckily, the buck made the decision and started meandering his way toward us. 80 yards, 70 yards, then 65 yards, the questions again were mounting in my mind. “When will he stop? Will he take off? Will he turn and give me a shot?” 60 yards, 50 yards, and then something I couldn’t have predicted happened. The buck bedded down quartering away at 45 yards, presenting me with the perfect scenario. After many stalks, some exhilarating and some exhausting, we had sealed the deal. Amanda and I shared shrieks of excitement and hugs over my first antelope. The feeling was reminiscent of other hunting “firsts,” and the level of gratitude I have for Amanda sharing her knowledge and time with me to accomplish it stands above all. Sometimes after a successful hunt I feel it’s the end of that season or a finalizing feeling. However, this hunt ended with a sentiment of looking ahead, knowing that I would be back again.

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When hunting speed goats, you take every advantage you can get, even if that means putting on your fastest pair of running shoes.

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Two hands are better than one.

Teamwork and friendship getting the job done.


ANNUAL BOWS | HUNTING | YOUTH | STOKE |

The STOKE is the most advanced youth bow ever created. This compact and lightweight bow offers young archers high performance and top-of-the-line craftsmanship.

STOKE

CROSSCENTRIC® CAM TECHNOLOGY Crosscentric cam technology employs a partially concentric string payout to produce a stealthy draw and consistent accuracy, generating maximum speed with the highest efficiency.

IBO RATING up to 314 FPS @ 27"/60 lbs would be 344 FPS @ 30"

AXLE-TO-AXLE 27-1/4" PHYSICAL WEIGHT 3.78 lbs.*

TRUE CENTER NOCKING POINT

BRACE HEIGHT 5-5/8"

A true center nocking point ensures straight and level nock travel, further enhancing shot-to-shot accuracy.

LET-OFF 80% DRAW WEIGHTS 40, 50 & 60 lbs. DRAW LENGTHS 21 - 27" HALF-SIZES 21.5 - 26.5"

ADVANCED VECTORING SYSTEM®

CAM CROSSCENTRIC

During the draw cycle, AVS® technology vectors forces to maintain cam synchronization, enhance energy storage and increase efficiency.

MSRP $999 All specifications approximate. *Physical weights are without Harmonic Dampers.

DUAL BRIDGED RISER

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The dual bridged riser design is built for maximum durability.

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FINISH OPTIONS: Black | Stone | Lost Camo XD | Yellow (shown)

Adam LaRoche and his 14 year old son Drake warm up before an evening hunt in Kansas. PHOTO: JEFF SIMPSON


ANNUAL BOWS | HUNTING | YOUTH | STOKE |

The STOKE is the most advanced youth bow ever created. This compact and lightweight bow offers young archers high performance and top-of-the-line craftsmanship.

STOKE

CROSSCENTRIC® CAM TECHNOLOGY Crosscentric cam technology employs a partially concentric string payout to produce a stealthy draw and consistent accuracy, generating maximum speed with the highest efficiency.

IBO RATING up to 314 FPS @ 27"/60 lbs would be 344 FPS @ 30"

AXLE-TO-AXLE 27-1/4" PHYSICAL WEIGHT 3.78 lbs.*

TRUE CENTER NOCKING POINT

BRACE HEIGHT 5-5/8"

A true center nocking point ensures straight and level nock travel, further enhancing shot-to-shot accuracy.

LET-OFF 80% DRAW WEIGHTS 40, 50 & 60 lbs. DRAW LENGTHS 21 - 27" HALF-SIZES 21.5 - 26.5"

ADVANCED VECTORING SYSTEM®

CAM CROSSCENTRIC

During the draw cycle, AVS® technology vectors forces to maintain cam synchronization, enhance energy storage and increase efficiency.

MSRP $999 All specifications approximate. *Physical weights are without Harmonic Dampers.

DUAL BRIDGED RISER

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The dual bridged riser design is built for maximum durability.

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FINISH OPTIONS: Black | Stone | Lost Camo XD | Yellow (shown)

Adam LaRoche and his 14 year old son Drake warm up before an evening hunt in Kansas. PHOTO: JEFF SIMPSON


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PHOTO: JORDAN KOLLMAN

BOWS | NO CAM / SOLOCAM |

PHOTO: DEREK NELSON

NO CAM HTX

Z3

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IBO RATING up to 330 FPS

IBO RATING up to 326 FPS* @ 65% 323 @ 75% 317@ 85%

AXLE-TO-AXLE 30"

AXLE-TO-AXLE 30"

PHYSICAL WEIGHT 4.55 lbs.

PHYSICAL WEIGHT 3.99 lbs.**

BRACE HEIGHT 7"

BRACE HEIGHT 6-1/8"

LET-OFF 80%

LET-OFF 65%, 75% or 85%

PHOTO: DAVID FRAME

DRAW WEIGHTS 40, 50, 60, 65 & 70 lbs.

DRAW WEIGHTS 50, 60 & 70 lbs.

DRAW LENGTHS 24 - 30"

DRAW LENGTHS 23 - 29"

HALF-SIZES 24.5 - 29.5"

HALF-SIZES 23.5 - 28.5"

CAM ZX™

CAM --

MSRP $749

MSRP $999

All specifications approximate. All specifications approximate. *Speeds are measured at 29" / 70 lb. with a 350 gr. arrow without Monkey Tails.®

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**Physical weights are without Harmonic Dampers.™

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HTX HIGHLIGHTS:

Z3 HIGHLIGHTS:

Built around the concentric string tracks of NO CAM ST® Technology and a true center nocking point, the NO CAM HTX produces a super-smooth draw and superior accuracy. The HTX also features a bridged riser design, rigid quad limbs, twin Harmonic Stabilizers, and is fitted with the FlatBack™ grip. RockMods™ are available for 65%, 75% and 85% let-off.

Based on one of our most popular Solocam® bow designs, the Z3 is compact, lightweight and agile. Featuring SE™ Composite slim limbs, a Reverse Assist™ Roller Guard for a silky smooth draw, a generous brace height for added forgiveness and speeds up to 330 fps, the Z3 is an excellent value for bowhunters.

FINISH OPTIONS:

FINISH OPTIONS:

Black | Stone | Tactical | Lost Camo® OT | Lost Camo XD (shown)

Black | Lost Camo® XD (shown) PHOTO: CHRIS HOOD


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PHOTO: JORDAN KOLLMAN

BOWS | NO CAM / SOLOCAM |

PHOTO: DEREK NELSON

NO CAM HTX

Z3

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IBO RATING up to 330 FPS

IBO RATING up to 326 FPS* @ 65% 323 @ 75% 317@ 85%

AXLE-TO-AXLE 30"

AXLE-TO-AXLE 30"

PHYSICAL WEIGHT 4.55 lbs.

PHYSICAL WEIGHT 3.99 lbs.**

BRACE HEIGHT 7"

BRACE HEIGHT 6-1/8"

LET-OFF 80%

LET-OFF 65%, 75% or 85%

PHOTO: DAVID FRAME

DRAW WEIGHTS 40, 50, 60, 65 & 70 lbs.

DRAW WEIGHTS 50, 60 & 70 lbs.

DRAW LENGTHS 24 - 30"

DRAW LENGTHS 23 - 29"

HALF-SIZES 24.5 - 29.5"

HALF-SIZES 23.5 - 28.5"

CAM ZX™

CAM --

MSRP $749

MSRP $999

All specifications approximate. All specifications approximate. *Speeds are measured at 29" / 70 lb. with a 350 gr. arrow without Monkey Tails.®

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HTX HIGHLIGHTS:

Z3 HIGHLIGHTS:

Built around the concentric string tracks of NO CAM ST® Technology and a true center nocking point, the NO CAM HTX produces a super-smooth draw and superior accuracy. The HTX also features a bridged riser design, rigid quad limbs, twin Harmonic Stabilizers, and is fitted with the FlatBack™ grip. RockMods™ are available for 65%, 75% and 85% let-off.

Based on one of our most popular Solocam® bow designs, the Z3 is compact, lightweight and agile. Featuring SE™ Composite slim limbs, a Reverse Assist™ Roller Guard for a silky smooth draw, a generous brace height for added forgiveness and speeds up to 330 fps, the Z3 is an excellent value for bowhunters.

FINISH OPTIONS:

FINISH OPTIONS:

Black | Stone | Tactical | Lost Camo® OT | Lost Camo XD (shown)

Black | Lost Camo® XD (shown) PHOTO: CHRIS HOOD


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By: LEE LAKOSKY

Bigger isn’t always better. This is especially true when it comes to food plots. Micro plots - food plots that are ½ to 3 acres in size - can be an extremely effective tool for harvesting mature bucks. There are several key components to any successful food plot: location, access, soil, and the food itself. Micro plots serve as a perfect transition area for deer as they head back to bed in the morning and out to feed at night. This is why micro plots are most effective when they are within a couple hundred yards of bedding. In the mornings, 90% of the deer are still out feeding in crop fields, giving you enough time to slip into these stands undetected. In the evenings, you can catch mature bucks on their feet during daylight before heading out to the larger crop fields under the cover of darkness. Shaping these plots in long, narrow rectangles or figure eights allows you to funnel deer into bow range. These elongated plots are typically only 75 yards wide and run east to west, allowing plants maximum sun exposure throughout the day. Strategically cleared access roads allow you to slip in and out without bumping deer, thus reducing pressure. Once your plots are cleared, you will need to switch your focus to soil. As a rule of thumb, I spread and disc three tons of lime per acre, since timber soil can be very acidic from decomposing leaves. Yearly soil samples will help you determine the appropriate mix and amount of fertilizer needed to raise your pH. Remember, the nutrients in the soil is what makes some plants more attractive to deer, so don’t overlook this step.

“ WITH A LITTLE PLANNING AND SWEAT EQUITY, THESE MICRO PLOTS CAN BOOST YOUR ODDS OF HARVESTING

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After dedicating time to the nutrition of your soil, it’s important to consider which plants will be most attractive to deer. I plant a variety of things in my micro plots, but my two favorite are a mix of clover and wheat or brassicas, such as radishes, rape, sugar beets, and turnips. These combinations not only provide significant food tonnage per acre but can also can withstand heavy browse pressure, whereas beans or corn would get wiped out.

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A BIG BUCK NEXT FALL.

PHOTO: DEREK NELSON


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PERFECT PLOT

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By: LEE LAKOSKY

Bigger isn’t always better. This is especially true when it comes to food plots. Micro plots - food plots that are ½ to 3 acres in size - can be an extremely effective tool for harvesting mature bucks. There are several key components to any successful food plot: location, access, soil, and the food itself. Micro plots serve as a perfect transition area for deer as they head back to bed in the morning and out to feed at night. This is why micro plots are most effective when they are within a couple hundred yards of bedding. In the mornings, 90% of the deer are still out feeding in crop fields, giving you enough time to slip into these stands undetected. In the evenings, you can catch mature bucks on their feet during daylight before heading out to the larger crop fields under the cover of darkness. Shaping these plots in long, narrow rectangles or figure eights allows you to funnel deer into bow range. These elongated plots are typically only 75 yards wide and run east to west, allowing plants maximum sun exposure throughout the day. Strategically cleared access roads allow you to slip in and out without bumping deer, thus reducing pressure. Once your plots are cleared, you will need to switch your focus to soil. As a rule of thumb, I spread and disc three tons of lime per acre, since timber soil can be very acidic from decomposing leaves. Yearly soil samples will help you determine the appropriate mix and amount of fertilizer needed to raise your pH. Remember, the nutrients in the soil is what makes some plants more attractive to deer, so don’t overlook this step.

“ WITH A LITTLE PLANNING AND SWEAT EQUITY, THESE MICRO PLOTS CAN BOOST YOUR ODDS OF HARVESTING

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After dedicating time to the nutrition of your soil, it’s important to consider which plants will be most attractive to deer. I plant a variety of things in my micro plots, but my two favorite are a mix of clover and wheat or brassicas, such as radishes, rape, sugar beets, and turnips. These combinations not only provide significant food tonnage per acre but can also can withstand heavy browse pressure, whereas beans or corn would get wiped out.

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A BIG BUCK NEXT FALL.

PHOTO: DEREK NELSON


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WHITETAIL WISDOM

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CUT ABOVE By: JEFF STURGIS

Whitetails rely on three things to survive: food, water, and cover. While food plots are the go-to for most hunters and can pay huge dividends, hinge cutting is one of the most overlooked and most beneficial strategies a land manager can apply to their property. Hinge cutting is a quick and inexpensive way to create substantial cover and browse for deer and other wildlife. Start by identifying areas that can benefit from cutting, such as areas where sunlight is blocked from the forest floor. By opening up the canopy, sun hits the forest floor and promotes the growth of native vegetation and the down trees offer instant cover for wildlife. Poorly shaped hardwoods and other non-desirable deciduous trees make great candidates for cutting. Properly cut trees will continue to green up for years after cutting. Make a horizontal cut, approximately waist high, 60% of the way through a 6-inch or less diameter tree. Take your time while making the cut to avoid cutting too much of the cambium layer (the pipeline through which food is passed to the rest of the tree). Be intentional with the direction you drop your hinged trees. Keeping passageways throughout downed trees large enough for deer to easily walk through will quickly entice deer to call the new and improved location home. Over 1000 pounds of forage per acre can be created by a well executed hinge cutting strategy. When your cutting is complete, adding conifer species at a rate of 50-100 per acre is a great habitat diversity practice. While hinge cutting is not appropriate for every habitat across the country, it is definitely a viable tool to create attractive daytime habitat for whitetails.

OVER 1000 POUNDS OF FORAGE PER ACRE CAN BE CREATED BY A WELL-EXECUTED HINGE CUTTING STRATEGY.

PHOTO: CHRIS HOOD


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CUT ABOVE By: JEFF STURGIS

Whitetails rely on three things to survive: food, water, and cover. While food plots are the go-to for most hunters and can pay huge dividends, hinge cutting is one of the most overlooked and most beneficial strategies a land manager can apply to their property. Hinge cutting is a quick and inexpensive way to create substantial cover and browse for deer and other wildlife. Start by identifying areas that can benefit from cutting, such as areas where sunlight is blocked from the forest floor. By opening up the canopy, sun hits the forest floor and promotes the growth of native vegetation and the down trees offer instant cover for wildlife. Poorly shaped hardwoods and other non-desirable deciduous trees make great candidates for cutting. Properly cut trees will continue to green up for years after cutting. Make a horizontal cut, approximately waist high, 60% of the way through a 6-inch or less diameter tree. Take your time while making the cut to avoid cutting too much of the cambium layer (the pipeline through which food is passed to the rest of the tree). Be intentional with the direction you drop your hinged trees. Keeping passageways throughout downed trees large enough for deer to easily walk through will quickly entice deer to call the new and improved location home. Over 1000 pounds of forage per acre can be created by a well executed hinge cutting strategy. When your cutting is complete, adding conifer species at a rate of 50-100 per acre is a great habitat diversity practice. While hinge cutting is not appropriate for every habitat across the country, it is definitely a viable tool to create attractive daytime habitat for whitetails.

OVER 1000 POUNDS OF FORAGE PER ACRE CAN BE CREATED BY A WELL-EXECUTED HINGE CUTTING STRATEGY.

PHOTO: CHRIS HOOD


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WHITETAIL WISDOM

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CYBER SCOUTING By: JEFF SIMPSON

I used to walk every inch of a new property to come up with a foundation for what I wanted to accomplish on it. It was an effective way to plan, but also problematic because you simply blow up the place. Nowadays satellite and topography mapping are so advanced that there really is no reason not to utilize it to get the most out of your hunting properties. You can make a very educated decision on where to start on a farm without ever stepping foot on it. The key components I look for on the maps are fairly logical; natural funnels, transitions from bedding to food, and access to and from stand locations. Once you have the topography figured out, you have to think about how the wind and thermals will affect your setup. Once you get these initial sets in place, you can start learning by spending time in the stand and observing what the deer are really doing. It’s a great strategy for new and old properties to maximize effectiveness and minimize pressure. Strategize, observe and adjust.

“ THE KEY COMPONENTS I LOOK FOR ON THE MAPS ARE FAIRLY LOGICAL; NATURAL FUNNELS, TRANSITIONS FROM BEDDING TO FOOD, AND ACCESS TO AND FROM STAND LOCATIONS.

PHOTO: JEFF SIMPSON


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CYBER SCOUTING By: JEFF SIMPSON

I used to walk every inch of a new property to come up with a foundation for what I wanted to accomplish on it. It was an effective way to plan, but also problematic because you simply blow up the place. Nowadays satellite and topography mapping are so advanced that there really is no reason not to utilize it to get the most out of your hunting properties. You can make a very educated decision on where to start on a farm without ever stepping foot on it. The key components I look for on the maps are fairly logical; natural funnels, transitions from bedding to food, and access to and from stand locations. Once you have the topography figured out, you have to think about how the wind and thermals will affect your setup. Once you get these initial sets in place, you can start learning by spending time in the stand and observing what the deer are really doing. It’s a great strategy for new and old properties to maximize effectiveness and minimize pressure. Strategize, observe and adjust.

“ THE KEY COMPONENTS I LOOK FOR ON THE MAPS ARE FAIRLY LOGICAL; NATURAL FUNNELS, TRANSITIONS FROM BEDDING TO FOOD, AND ACCESS TO AND FROM STAND LOCATIONS.

PHOTO: JEFF SIMPSON


ANNUAL BOWS | DUAL CAM |

CHILL X

WAKE

IBO RATING up to 336 FPS @ 75%

IBO RATING up to 352 FPS @ 85%

IBO RATING up to 350 FPS @ 85 lbs.

AXLE-TO-AXLE 35"

AXLE-TO-AXLE 35"

AXLE-TO-AXLE 33"

PHYSICAL WEIGHT 4.23 lbs.

PHYSICAL WEIGHT 5.38 lbs.

PHYSICAL WEIGHT 4.8 lbs.

BRACE HEIGHT 7"

BRACE HEIGHT 5"

BRACE HEIGHT 6"

LET-OFF 75 or 85%

LET-OFF 85%

LET-OFF 65 & 80%

DRAW WEIGHTS 50, 60 & 70 lbs.

DRAW WEIGHTS 40, 50, 60, 70 & 80 lbs.

DRAW WEIGHTS 70 & 85 lbs.

DRAW LENGTHS 25 - 31"

DRAW LENGTHS 25 - 30"

DRAW LENGTHS 25.5 - 31"

HALF-SIZES 25.5 - 30.5"

HALF-SIZES 25.5 - 29.5"

HALF-SIZES 25.5 - 30.5"

CAM AVS® DYAD™

CAM AVS® WAKE

CAM MONSTER® AVS®

MSRP $1,099

MSRP $1,699

MSRP $2,100

All specifications approximate.

All specifications approximate.

All specifications approximate.

CHILL X HIGHLIGHTS:

WAKE HIGHLIGHTS:

SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS:

This super-stable hybrid bow is optimized for both hunting and 3D target archery. RockMods™ provide a rock-solid back wall for enhanced accuracy.

Built to deliver raw speed, the McPherson Series Monster® Wake is the fastest dual cam bow we’ve ever tested at 85% let-off.

FINISH OPTIONS:

FINISH OPTIONS:

The Honey Comb Core design on the Monster Safari was inspired by the hexagonal honeycomb design used in the aerospace industry, due to its high strength-to-weight ratios. Additional features include the powerful AVS cam system, an integral grip and exotic African wood inlays.

Black | Stone | White | Lost Camo (shown)

Black (shown)

FINISH OPTIONS: Black (shown)

PHOTO: CRAIG FRANCIS

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ANNUAL BOWS | DUAL CAM |

CHILL X

WAKE

IBO RATING up to 336 FPS @ 75%

IBO RATING up to 352 FPS @ 85%

IBO RATING up to 350 FPS @ 85 lbs.

AXLE-TO-AXLE 35"

AXLE-TO-AXLE 35"

AXLE-TO-AXLE 33"

PHYSICAL WEIGHT 4.23 lbs.

PHYSICAL WEIGHT 5.38 lbs.

PHYSICAL WEIGHT 4.8 lbs.

BRACE HEIGHT 7"

BRACE HEIGHT 5"

BRACE HEIGHT 6"

LET-OFF 75 or 85%

LET-OFF 85%

LET-OFF 65 & 80%

DRAW WEIGHTS 50, 60 & 70 lbs.

DRAW WEIGHTS 40, 50, 60, 70 & 80 lbs.

DRAW WEIGHTS 70 & 85 lbs.

DRAW LENGTHS 25 - 31"

DRAW LENGTHS 25 - 30"

DRAW LENGTHS 25.5 - 31"

HALF-SIZES 25.5 - 30.5"

HALF-SIZES 25.5 - 29.5"

HALF-SIZES 25.5 - 30.5"

CAM AVS® DYAD™

CAM AVS® WAKE

CAM MONSTER® AVS®

MSRP $1,099

MSRP $1,699

MSRP $2,100

All specifications approximate.

All specifications approximate.

All specifications approximate.

CHILL X HIGHLIGHTS:

WAKE HIGHLIGHTS:

SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS:

This super-stable hybrid bow is optimized for both hunting and 3D target archery. RockMods™ provide a rock-solid back wall for enhanced accuracy.

Built to deliver raw speed, the McPherson Series Monster® Wake is the fastest dual cam bow we’ve ever tested at 85% let-off.

FINISH OPTIONS:

FINISH OPTIONS:

The Honey Comb Core design on the Monster Safari was inspired by the hexagonal honeycomb design used in the aerospace industry, due to its high strength-to-weight ratios. Additional features include the powerful AVS cam system, an integral grip and exotic African wood inlays.

Black | Stone | White | Lost Camo (shown)

Black (shown)

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HOOD FINISHES:

COLORSHIELD™ INSERT COLOR OPTIONS:

NEW

OPTIFADE ELEVATED II

NEW

Red

Orange

OPTIFADE SUB ALPINE

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Yellow

available

NEW Green

OPTIFADE OPEN COUNTRY

Blue

MATHEWS ® GENUINE

NEW

ARROWWEB HD-SERIES QUIVER ®

RIDGE REAPER BARREN

Purple

The Spider Claw® Quiver Mount features an integrated Harmonic Damper® that reduces sound and vibration by up to 55%.*

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The versatile quiver that easily converts to right or left-handed mounts and will adjust vertically to accommodate longer arrows. All HD-Series quivers include a foam insert and a detachable blade protector designed to fit most expandable broadheads and fixed blades 1-1/8" and under.

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LOST CAMO® XD

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ANNUAL MATHEWS genuine | ACCESSORIES |

HOOD FINISHES:

COLORSHIELD™ INSERT COLOR OPTIONS:

NEW

OPTIFADE ELEVATED II

NEW

Red

Orange

OPTIFADE SUB ALPINE

and

Yellow

available

NEW Green

OPTIFADE OPEN COUNTRY

Blue

MATHEWS ® GENUINE

NEW

ARROWWEB HD-SERIES QUIVER ®

RIDGE REAPER BARREN

Purple

The Spider Claw® Quiver Mount features an integrated Harmonic Damper® that reduces sound and vibration by up to 55%.*

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LOST CAMO® XD

Black


ANNUAL MATHEWS GENUINE | ACCESSORIES |

MATHEWS ® GENUINE

QAD ULTRA REST ®

With total fletching clearance, full arrow containment and Mathews Harmonic Damping™ to remove excess vibration and noise, the Mathews Ultra-Rest provides the highest level of performance on the market. Available in Lost Camo® XD, Lost Camo and Black.

Designed for shooters who prefer a level point of contact between their shooting hand and the bow. The FlatBack Grip is available with a walnut or carbon fiber inlay.

The Focus Grip helps minimize hand torque in the event of poor hand placement by keeping pressure concentrated in the center of the grip.

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ANNUAL MATHEWS GENUINE | ACCESSORIES |

MATHEWS ® GENUINE

QAD ULTRA REST ®

With total fletching clearance, full arrow containment and Mathews Harmonic Damping™ to remove excess vibration and noise, the Mathews Ultra-Rest provides the highest level of performance on the market. Available in Lost Camo® XD, Lost Camo and Black.

Designed for shooters who prefer a level point of contact between their shooting hand and the bow. The FlatBack Grip is available with a walnut or carbon fiber inlay.

The Focus Grip helps minimize hand torque in the event of poor hand placement by keeping pressure concentrated in the center of the grip.

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ANNUAL MATHEWS GENUINE | ACCESSORIES |

MATHEWS ® GENUINE

CUSTOM COLORED ACCESSORIES Personalize your Mathews bow with custom colored accessories & Zebra® Bowstrings. Easy-to-install rubber accessories not only reduce vibration and reduce noise, they also look amazing on your bow.

MATHEWS ® GENUINE

LIMB LEGS

BOW STAND

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MATHEWS ® GENUINE

CUSTOM COLORED ACCESSORIES Personalize your Mathews bow with custom colored accessories & Zebra® Bowstrings. Easy-to-install rubber accessories not only reduce vibration and reduce noise, they also look amazing on your bow.

MATHEWS ® GENUINE

LIMB LEGS

BOW STAND

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COMPETITION BOWS


ANNUAL BOWS | TARGET | HALON X COMP |

HALON X COMP

The 2017 Halon X Comp is our most versatile target bow to date with a 37 inch axle-to-axle design and draw lengths ranging 26 inches to 32 inches.

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CROSSCENTRIC® CAM TECHNOLOGY

IBO RATING up to 330 FPS

The new Halon X Comp features a new generation of the perimeter weighted Mini-Crosscentric Cam, generating speeds up to 330 fps.

AXLE-TO-AXLE 37" PHYSICAL WEIGHT 4.96 lbs.* BRACE HEIGHT 7" LET-OFF 75% DRAW WEIGHTS 50, 60 & 70 lbs.

TRUE CENTER NOCKING POINT A true center nocking point ensures straight and level nock travel, further enhancing shot-to-shot accuracy.

DRAW LENGTHS 26 - 32" HALF-SIZES 26.5 - 31.5" CAM MINI-CROSSCENTRIC MSRP $1,399 All specifications approximate.

ADVANCED VECTORING SYSTEM® During the draw cycle, AVS® technology vectors forces to maintain cam synchronization, enhance energy storage and increase efficiency.

* Physical weight is without Harmonic Dampers.

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ANNUAL BOWS | TARGET | HALON X COMP |

HALON X COMP

The 2017 Halon X Comp is our most versatile target bow to date with a 37 inch axle-to-axle design and draw lengths ranging 26 inches to 32 inches.

®

CROSSCENTRIC® CAM TECHNOLOGY

IBO RATING up to 330 FPS

The new Halon X Comp features a new generation of the perimeter weighted Mini-Crosscentric Cam, generating speeds up to 330 fps.

AXLE-TO-AXLE 37" PHYSICAL WEIGHT 4.96 lbs.* BRACE HEIGHT 7" LET-OFF 75% DRAW WEIGHTS 50, 60 & 70 lbs.

TRUE CENTER NOCKING POINT A true center nocking point ensures straight and level nock travel, further enhancing shot-to-shot accuracy.

DRAW LENGTHS 26 - 32" HALF-SIZES 26.5 - 31.5" CAM MINI-CROSSCENTRIC MSRP $1,399 All specifications approximate.

ADVANCED VECTORING SYSTEM® During the draw cycle, AVS® technology vectors forces to maintain cam synchronization, enhance energy storage and increase efficiency.

* Physical weight is without Harmonic Dampers.

DUAL BRIDGED RISER

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ANNUAL BOWS | TARGET | TRX |

TRX 7/8 ™

FINISH OPTIONS: White (shown on left) | Black | Red | Blue

Built with the indoor archer in mind, the TRX comes in at 40 inches axle-to-axle with brace-height variations of 7 and 8 inches, offering CROSSCENTRIC® CAM TECHNOLOGY

IBO RATING up to 332 FPS

TRX 7

322 FPS

TRX 8

up to

superior stability and forgiveness on the range.

The TRX features a newly designed Crosscentric cam that takes efficiency to the next level, generating speeds up to 332 fps.

AXLE-TO-AXLE 40" PHYSICAL WEIGHT 4.92 lbs.* TRX 7 4.96 lbs.*

TRX 8

BRACE HEIGHT 7 OR 8" (7 SHOWN HERE) LET-OFF 70%

TRUE CENTER NOCKING POINT A true center nocking point ensures straight and level nock travel, further enhancing shot-to-shot accuracy.

DRAW WEIGHTS 50, 60 & 70 lbs. DRAW LENGTHS 23 - 30" TRX 7 24 - 31"

TRX 8

HALF-SIZES 23.5 - 29.5"

TRX 7

24.5 - 30.5"

TRX 8

CAM CROSSCENTRIC BASE MSRP $1,799

ADVANCED VECTORING SYSTEM® During the draw cycle, the singlesided AVS® technology vectors forces to maintain cam synchronization, enhance energy storage and increase efficiency.

All specifications approximate. *Physical weight is without Harmonic Dampers.™

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ANNUAL BOWS | TARGET | TRX |

TRX 7/8 ™

FINISH OPTIONS: White (shown on left) | Black | Red | Blue

Built with the indoor archer in mind, the TRX comes in at 40 inches axle-to-axle with brace-height variations of 7 and 8 inches, offering CROSSCENTRIC® CAM TECHNOLOGY

IBO RATING up to 332 FPS

TRX 7

322 FPS

TRX 8

up to

superior stability and forgiveness on the range.

The TRX features a newly designed Crosscentric cam that takes efficiency to the next level, generating speeds up to 332 fps.

AXLE-TO-AXLE 40" PHYSICAL WEIGHT 4.92 lbs.* TRX 7 4.96 lbs.*

TRX 8

BRACE HEIGHT 7 OR 8" (7 SHOWN HERE) LET-OFF 70%

TRUE CENTER NOCKING POINT A true center nocking point ensures straight and level nock travel, further enhancing shot-to-shot accuracy.

DRAW WEIGHTS 50, 60 & 70 lbs. DRAW LENGTHS 23 - 30" TRX 7 24 - 31"

TRX 8

HALF-SIZES 23.5 - 29.5"

TRX 7

24.5 - 30.5"

TRX 8

CAM CROSSCENTRIC BASE MSRP $1,799

ADVANCED VECTORING SYSTEM® During the draw cycle, the singlesided AVS® technology vectors forces to maintain cam synchronization, enhance energy storage and increase efficiency.

All specifications approximate. *Physical weight is without Harmonic Dampers.™

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ANNUAL BOWS | TARGET |

HALON X

CHILL X

CONQUEST 4

IBO RATING up to 330 FPS @ 75%

IBO RATING up to 336 FPS @ 75%

IBO RATING up to 310 FPS

AXLE-TO-AXLE 35"

AXLE-TO-AXLE 41"

PHYSICAL WEIGHT 4.23 lbs.

PHYSICAL WEIGHT 4.4 lbs.

BRACE HEIGHT 7"

BRACE HEIGHT 7"

LET-OFF 75 or 85%

LET-OFF 60, 65 & 80%

DRAW WEIGHTS 50, 60 & 70 lbs.

DRAW WEIGHTS 40 - 70 lbs.

DRAW LENGTHS 25 - 31"

DRAW LENGTHS 28 - 32" MAXCAM™ 65 or 80% LET-OFF

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up to 328

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FPS @ 85%

AXLE-TO-AXLE 35" PHYSICAL WEIGHT 4.94 lbs.* BRACE HEIGHT 7" LET-OFF 75% or 85% DRAW WEIGHTS 50, 60 & 70 lbs. DRAW LENGTHS 26 - 30.5"

HALF-SIZES 25.5 - 30.5"

HALF-SIZES 26.5 - 30.5" CAM MINI CROSSCENTRIC MSRP $1,299

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24 - 29"

MINI MAXCAM™ 65% LET-OFF

28 - 32"

SUPER SOFTCAM™ 60% LET-OFF

CAM AVS® DYAD™

HALF-SIZES 25.5 - 30.5"

MSRP $1,099

BASE MSRP $1,099

All specifications approximate.

All specifications approximate.

All specifications approximate.

CHILL X HIGHLIGHTS:

CONQUEST 4 HIGHLIGHTS:

This super-stable hybrid bow is optimized for both hunting and 3D target archery. RockMods™ provide a rock-solid back wall for enhanced accuracy.

Fom Vegas, World Cups, IBO World Championships and ASA Classics, this Solocam® target bow has accompanied many Pros to the top of the podium. It features a perimeter-weighted Conquest 4 Max Cam, Harmonic Dampers, V-Lock™ Limb Cups, a Carbon Cable Rod, a fully machined Aeroriser and a sleek integral grip.

FINISH OPTIONS: White | Yellow | Stone | Lost Camo® XD | Black (shown) PHOTO: TAYLOR KOLLMAN

FINISH OPTIONS: White | Stone | Lost Camo | Black (shown)

FINISH OPTIONS: Orange Smoke | Red Smoke | Blue Smoke | Black (shown)

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ANNUAL BOWS | TARGET |

HALON X

CHILL X

CONQUEST 4

IBO RATING up to 330 FPS @ 75%

IBO RATING up to 336 FPS @ 75%

IBO RATING up to 310 FPS

AXLE-TO-AXLE 35"

AXLE-TO-AXLE 41"

PHYSICAL WEIGHT 4.23 lbs.

PHYSICAL WEIGHT 4.4 lbs.

BRACE HEIGHT 7"

BRACE HEIGHT 7"

LET-OFF 75 or 85%

LET-OFF 60, 65 & 80%

DRAW WEIGHTS 50, 60 & 70 lbs.

DRAW WEIGHTS 40 - 70 lbs.

DRAW LENGTHS 25 - 31"

DRAW LENGTHS 28 - 32" MAXCAM™ 65 or 80% LET-OFF

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up to 328

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FPS @ 85%

AXLE-TO-AXLE 35" PHYSICAL WEIGHT 4.94 lbs.* BRACE HEIGHT 7" LET-OFF 75% or 85% DRAW WEIGHTS 50, 60 & 70 lbs. DRAW LENGTHS 26 - 30.5"

HALF-SIZES 25.5 - 30.5"

HALF-SIZES 26.5 - 30.5" CAM MINI CROSSCENTRIC MSRP $1,299

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24 - 29"

MINI MAXCAM™ 65% LET-OFF

28 - 32"

SUPER SOFTCAM™ 60% LET-OFF

CAM AVS® DYAD™

HALF-SIZES 25.5 - 30.5"

MSRP $1,099

BASE MSRP $1,099

All specifications approximate.

All specifications approximate.

All specifications approximate.

CHILL X HIGHLIGHTS:

CONQUEST 4 HIGHLIGHTS:

This super-stable hybrid bow is optimized for both hunting and 3D target archery. RockMods™ provide a rock-solid back wall for enhanced accuracy.

Fom Vegas, World Cups, IBO World Championships and ASA Classics, this Solocam® target bow has accompanied many Pros to the top of the podium. It features a perimeter-weighted Conquest 4 Max Cam, Harmonic Dampers, V-Lock™ Limb Cups, a Carbon Cable Rod, a fully machined Aeroriser and a sleek integral grip.

FINISH OPTIONS: White | Yellow | Stone | Lost Camo® XD | Black (shown) PHOTO: TAYLOR KOLLMAN

FINISH OPTIONS: White | Stone | Lost Camo | Black (shown)

FINISH OPTIONS: Orange Smoke | Red Smoke | Blue Smoke | Black (shown)

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RANGE READY By: LEVI MORGAN

I have been an athlete my entire life and have always been in the gym in some capacity, but about 5 years ago, I refocused those efforts to more intense and archery-specific types of workouts. BACK: This is one of the most important muscle groups for archers. Back muscles help hold the bow steady at full draw, so the stronger the back muscles are, the steadier the shot will be. I try to hold my reps at the end of each set for a second or two to build stamina. Wide-Grip Lat Pulldowns | Bodyweight Pull-Ups | Standing T-Bar Row TRICEPS: Depending on each archer’s form, triceps can be as important as any other muscle group to help your game. The more bend in the bow arm at full draw, the more dependent that person is on the strength of their triceps. In my form, I try to take most of the bend out of my arm. This promotes less stress on my triceps each shot, which gives me more quality shots and better stamina while aiming. Triceps pushdown | Dips | Close grip barbell bench press SHOULDERS: Shoulders are the most common injury to archers. In my shoulder workouts, I focus on mobility. I don’t lift so heavy that I put myself in a position to get hurt. It’s very important to keep the shoulders healthy and strong to maintain longevity in this game. Focus on mobility and don’t overdo it. Side Lateral Raise | Dumbbell Shoulder Press | Arnold Press

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RANGE READY By: LEVI MORGAN

I have been an athlete my entire life and have always been in the gym in some capacity, but about 5 years ago, I refocused those efforts to more intense and archery-specific types of workouts. BACK: This is one of the most important muscle groups for archers. Back muscles help hold the bow steady at full draw, so the stronger the back muscles are, the steadier the shot will be. I try to hold my reps at the end of each set for a second or two to build stamina. Wide-Grip Lat Pulldowns | Bodyweight Pull-Ups | Standing T-Bar Row TRICEPS: Depending on each archer’s form, triceps can be as important as any other muscle group to help your game. The more bend in the bow arm at full draw, the more dependent that person is on the strength of their triceps. In my form, I try to take most of the bend out of my arm. This promotes less stress on my triceps each shot, which gives me more quality shots and better stamina while aiming. Triceps pushdown | Dips | Close grip barbell bench press SHOULDERS: Shoulders are the most common injury to archers. In my shoulder workouts, I focus on mobility. I don’t lift so heavy that I put myself in a position to get hurt. It’s very important to keep the shoulders healthy and strong to maintain longevity in this game. Focus on mobility and don’t overdo it. Side Lateral Raise | Dumbbell Shoulder Press | Arnold Press

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Kailey Johnston prepares to send the winning arrow downrange at the ASA Pro Am in Metropolis Illinois. PHOTO: DEREK NELSON

Realizing a lifelong goal, Braden Gellenthein wins Nimes. PHOTO: DEAN ALBERGA

Jesse Broadwater verifies his x count as he prepares for spot season. PHOTO: CALEB PARRY


Kailey Johnston prepares to send the winning arrow downrange at the ASA Pro Am in Metropolis Illinois. PHOTO: DEREK NELSON

Realizing a lifelong goal, Braden Gellenthein wins Nimes. PHOTO: DEAN ALBERGA

Jesse Broadwater verifies his x count as he prepares for spot season. PHOTO: CALEB PARRY


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DUANE PRICE IA Pro/Am Midwest Open Lancaster Classic IBO Nat’l Triple Crown, 3rd Leg

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SHOOT RESULTS FOR THE PAST 10 YEARS

WINS:

TOP 3:

MATHEWS = 249

MATHEWS = 770

ALL OTHERS = 122

ALL OTHERS = 339

TOP 5:

MATHEWS = 2602

ALL OTHERS = 561

ALL OTHERS = 1080

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RICHARD SMITH SOCal NAA National Field NAA National Target NFAA Outdoor National Target Outdoor Nationals

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BRADEN GELLENTHIEN Nimes Outdoor Nationals

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ART BROWN ASA TX

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EMILY VEYNA ASA GA IBO Nat’l Triple Crown, 2nd Leg ASA Classic

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JOSEPH GOZA IBO Winter Nationals

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DANNY EVANS ASA TX

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DARREN COLLINS NFAA Indoor Nationals

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TOM CROWE ASA Classic

CHRIS HACKER IBO, WV

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JORDAN MITCHELL Kings of Archery, 6th Edition, NLD

BILL McCALL ASA IL

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KAILEY JOHNSTON ASA AL IBO, WV ASA, IL IBO World Champion

SHARON CARPENTER IBO Nat’l Triple Crown, 3rd Leg ASA Shooter of the Year

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JACK WALLACE II IBO National Champion

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SARAH PRIEELS GB Nationals 1 European Outdoor

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MIKE LEITER NFAA Outdoor Nationals

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JACKIE WHITE Vegas Senior Champion

SARAH SONNICHSEN Indoor World Cup Final Eu. Grand Prix 1

TOP 10:

MATHEWS = 1290

SARAH LANCE IA Pro/Am Midwest Open Lancaster Classic NFAA Indoor Nationals

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SHOOT RESULTS FOR THE PAST 10 YEARS

WINS:

TOP 3:

MATHEWS = 249

MATHEWS = 770

ALL OTHERS = 122

ALL OTHERS = 339

TOP 5:

MATHEWS = 2602

ALL OTHERS = 561

ALL OTHERS = 1080

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RICHARD SMITH SOCal NAA National Field NAA National Target NFAA Outdoor National Target Outdoor Nationals

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BRADEN GELLENTHIEN Nimes Outdoor Nationals

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ART BROWN ASA TX

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EMILY VEYNA ASA GA IBO Nat’l Triple Crown, 2nd Leg ASA Classic

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JOSEPH GOZA IBO Winter Nationals

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DANNY EVANS ASA TX

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DARREN COLLINS NFAA Indoor Nationals

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TOM CROWE ASA Classic

CHRIS HACKER IBO, WV

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JORDAN MITCHELL Kings of Archery, 6th Edition, NLD

BILL McCALL ASA IL

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KAILEY JOHNSTON ASA AL IBO, WV ASA, IL IBO World Champion

SHARON CARPENTER IBO Nat’l Triple Crown, 3rd Leg ASA Shooter of the Year

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JACK WALLACE II IBO National Champion

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SARAH PRIEELS GB Nationals 1 European Outdoor

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MIKE LEITER NFAA Outdoor Nationals

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JACKIE WHITE Vegas Senior Champion

SARAH SONNICHSEN Indoor World Cup Final Eu. Grand Prix 1

TOP 10:

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SARAH LANCE IA Pro/Am Midwest Open Lancaster Classic NFAA Indoor Nationals

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Welcome home.

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Welcome home.

LOCATION: OHIO | PHOTO: DEREK NELSON


THE CRUSH: Lee Lakosky

NORTH AMERICAN WHITETAIL: Stan Potts

ADDICTED TO THE OUTDOORS: Jon Brunson

ADDICTED TO THE OUTDOORS: Gina Brunson

DRIVEN TV: Pat Reeve

WHITETAIL JOURNEY: Tim Roller

THE CRUSH: Tiffany Lakosky

DRIVEN TV: Nicole Reeve

TILL DEATH DO US PART: Julie McQueen

TILL DEATH DO US PART: Daniel Lee Martin

LIFE AT TABLE MOUNTAIN: Scott & Angie Denny

BOWHUNTING.COM: Todd Graf

DOMINANT BUCKS: Ted Miller

YOUNG WILD: Lincoln Tapp

RMEF’S TEAM ELK: Brandon Bates

TRUTH ABOUT HUNTING: Will Primos

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TERRITORIES WILD & ADVENTURE BOWHUNTER: Tom Miranda

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SKULL BOUND: Jana Waller

SHEEP SHAPE: Rick Carone

HUNTIN’ FOOL: Trail Kreitzer

HEADHUNTERS TV: Randy Birdsong

HEADHUNTERS: Nate Hosie

TROPHY PURSUIT: Chris Durkin


THE CRUSH: Lee Lakosky

NORTH AMERICAN WHITETAIL: Stan Potts

ADDICTED TO THE OUTDOORS: Jon Brunson

ADDICTED TO THE OUTDOORS: Gina Brunson

DRIVEN TV: Pat Reeve

WHITETAIL JOURNEY: Tim Roller

THE CRUSH: Tiffany Lakosky

DRIVEN TV: Nicole Reeve

TILL DEATH DO US PART: Julie McQueen

TILL DEATH DO US PART: Daniel Lee Martin

LIFE AT TABLE MOUNTAIN: Scott & Angie Denny

BOWHUNTING.COM: Todd Graf

DOMINANT BUCKS: Ted Miller

YOUNG WILD: Lincoln Tapp

RMEF’S TEAM ELK: Brandon Bates

TRUTH ABOUT HUNTING: Will Primos

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SKULL BOUND: Jana Waller

SHEEP SHAPE: Rick Carone

HUNTIN’ FOOL: Trail Kreitzer

HEADHUNTERS TV: Randy Birdsong

HEADHUNTERS: Nate Hosie

TROPHY PURSUIT: Chris Durkin


THE HUNT: Greg Miller

THE HUNT: Jake Miller

DEER & DEER HUNTING: Dan Schmidt

MAJOR LEAGUE BOWHUNTERS: Chipper Jones

HUNTMASTERS: Gregg Ritz

BOWHUNTER TV: Mike Carney

RUGGED NATION: G.O. Heath

WILDGAME NATION: Matt Busbice

BUCK COMMANDER: Adam Laroche

BUCKMASTERS: Jackie Bushman

WESTERN HUNTER: Nate Simmons

FULL DRAW ADVENTURES: Blake Garret

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HALLOWED GROUND OUTDOORS: Joe Sir

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MOST WANTED: Larry Woodward

NAME THE GAME: Levi Morgan

NAME THE GAME: Samantha Morgan

WHITETAIL FREAKS: Don Kisky

WHITETAIL FREAKS: Kandi Kisky

EASTMAN’S BOWHUNTING: Dan Pickar

MAJOR LEAGUE BOWHUNTERS: Matt Duff

WHITETAIL SLAM: Chris Schmidt

SPIRIT OF THE WILD: Ted Nugent

DREAMPOINT OUTDOORS: Justin Olk


THE HUNT: Greg Miller

THE HUNT: Jake Miller

DEER & DEER HUNTING: Dan Schmidt

MAJOR LEAGUE BOWHUNTERS: Chipper Jones

HUNTMASTERS: Gregg Ritz

BOWHUNTER TV: Mike Carney

RUGGED NATION: G.O. Heath

WILDGAME NATION: Matt Busbice

BUCK COMMANDER: Adam Laroche

BUCKMASTERS: Jackie Bushman

WESTERN HUNTER: Nate Simmons

FULL DRAW ADVENTURES: Blake Garret

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BOWHUNTER TV: Curt Wells

HALLOWED GROUND OUTDOORS: Joe Sir

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MOST WANTED: Larry Woodward

NAME THE GAME: Levi Morgan

NAME THE GAME: Samantha Morgan

WHITETAIL FREAKS: Don Kisky

WHITETAIL FREAKS: Kandi Kisky

EASTMAN’S BOWHUNTING: Dan Pickar

MAJOR LEAGUE BOWHUNTERS: Matt Duff

WHITETAIL SLAM: Chris Schmidt

SPIRIT OF THE WILD: Ted Nugent

DREAMPOINT OUTDOORS: Justin Olk


Standard lunch hour at Mathews HQ. PHOTO: BRAD CHRISTIAN

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Standard lunch hour at Mathews HQ. PHOTO: BRAD CHRISTIAN

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