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Born & Built in the U.S.A.

2019


CONTENTS

04

06

20

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ARCHERY

2019 VERTIX

PROVING

34

38

42

44

HUNTING

THE OPEN

STOKING

WOMENS AVAIL

48

50

54

60

RECIPE:

A BOWHUNTER’S

MATHEWS GENUINE

APPAREL

62

66

72

76

CURLY AND

HUNTING

TARGET

COMPETITION

WHAT WE DO

BOWS

WILD RAGU

On the Cover: Brad Christian stands in disbelief over his public land Montana bull. Watch the story unfold in the Proving Ground film. Link on page 33.

THE BEAST

LIFESTYLE

FREEZER

DEN

TEAM

THE FIRE

ACCESSORIES

TEAM

GROUND

YOUTH STOKE

BOWS

This page: Mathews’ own Caleb Parry forging a path in Alberta. PHOTO: AUSTIN THOMAS

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CONTENTS

04

06

20

26

ARCHERY

2019 VERTIX

PROVING

34

38

42

44

HUNTING

THE OPEN

STOKING

WOMENS AVAIL

48

50

54

60

RECIPE:

A BOWHUNTER’S

MATHEWS GENUINE

APPAREL

62

66

72

76

CURLY AND

HUNTING

TARGET

COMPETITION

WHAT WE DO

BOWS

WILD RAGU

On the Cover: Brad Christian stands in disbelief over his public land Montana bull. Watch the story unfold in the Proving Ground film. Link on page 33.

THE BEAST

LIFESTYLE

FREEZER

DEN

TEAM

THE FIRE

ACCESSORIES

TEAM

GROUND

YOUTH STOKE

BOWS

This page: Mathews’ own Caleb Parry forging a path in Alberta. PHOTO: AUSTIN THOMAS

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Stealth is lethal.

PHOTO: DAVID FRAME

W H AT W E D O


Stealth is lethal.

PHOTO: DAVID FRAME

W H AT W E D O


Archery’s kingpin.

PHOTO: NICOLE BELKE

Connor Gabbott loads his taxi before a remote drop in Haida Gwaii. PHOTO: STEVEN DRAKE

Alex Templeton soaking it all up in Missouri. PHOTO: AUSTIN THOMAS


Archery’s kingpin.

PHOTO: NICOLE BELKE

Connor Gabbott loads his taxi before a remote drop in Haida Gwaii. PHOTO: STEVEN DRAKE

Alex Templeton soaking it all up in Missouri. PHOTO: AUSTIN THOMAS


In a whiteout.

LOCATION: WISCONSIN | PHOTO: CHRIS HOOD


In a whiteout.

LOCATION: WISCONSIN | PHOTO: CHRIS HOOD


Clearing the dinner table.

LOCATION: MINNESOTA | PHOTO: TAYLOR KOLLMAN

Golden hour in Kansas. PHOTO: CHRIS HOOD

A fresh batch of Vertix risers undergo a rinse cycle before making their way to final assembly. PHOTO: AUSTIN THOMAS

Tyler Kravitz stirring the pot in Colorado. PHOTO: NICK KRAVITZ


Clearing the dinner table.

LOCATION: MINNESOTA | PHOTO: TAYLOR KOLLMAN

Golden hour in Kansas. PHOTO: CHRIS HOOD

A fresh batch of Vertix risers undergo a rinse cycle before making their way to final assembly. PHOTO: AUSTIN THOMAS

Tyler Kravitz stirring the pot in Colorado. PHOTO: NICK KRAVITZ


Wild pursuits in wild places.

LOCATION: BRITISH COLUMBIA | PHOTO: STEVEN DRAKE

Mathews’ Derek Nelson crossing the finish line in antelope country. LOCATION: MONTANA | PHOTO: AUSTIN THOMAS


Wild pursuits in wild places.

LOCATION: BRITISH COLUMBIA | PHOTO: STEVEN DRAKE

Mathews’ Derek Nelson crossing the finish line in antelope country. LOCATION: MONTANA | PHOTO: AUSTIN THOMAS


September Romance. PHOTO: DAVID FRAME


September Romance. PHOTO: DAVID FRAME


On the X in southern Iowa. PHOTO: AUSTIN THOMAS

Tailgate chores in Arizona. PHOTO: SAM AVERETT

Last light reps in Pennsylvania. PHOTO: NICK KRAVITZ


On the X in southern Iowa. PHOTO: AUSTIN THOMAS

Tailgate chores in Arizona. PHOTO: SAM AVERETT

Last light reps in Pennsylvania. PHOTO: NICK KRAVITZ


Reorganizing before the long haul home. PHOTO: BRETT SENG

Rut Rush.

PHOTO: CHRIS HOOD

Dustin Lutt admiring the fruits of a long season on stand. LOCATION: KANSAS | PHOTO: COLIN MACMILLAN


Reorganizing before the long haul home. PHOTO: BRETT SENG

Rut Rush.

PHOTO: CHRIS HOOD

Dustin Lutt admiring the fruits of a long season on stand. LOCATION: KANSAS | PHOTO: COLIN MACMILLAN


2019 VERTIX

A Wisconsin monarch for Mathews’ own, Ryan Winchel. PHOTO: AUSTIN THOMAS


2019 VERTIX

A Wisconsin monarch for Mathews’ own, Ryan Winchel. PHOTO: AUSTIN THOMAS


VERTIX

The 2019 VERTIX is the peak of versatility and performance. Switchweight modules allow you to change peak draw weight in 5 pound increments. Available in 60, 65, 70 and 75 pound peak weights, each set of mods are programmed for an incredibly smooth draw. While more versatile than ever, silence and efficiency remain king, and the VERTIX delivers an experience that is both unexpected and unforgettable.

IBO RATING up to 343 FPS AXLE-TO-AXLE 30" BRACE HEIGHT

NEW

SWITCHWEIGHT MODS Adjust peak draw weight and draw length with the quick change of a module. Each mod is programmed to deli er maximum efficiency, resulting in an ultra-smooth draw without sacrificing speed.

CROSSCENTRIC ® CAM High-efficiency cam system that delivers accurate energy with an incredibly smooth draw.

ZERO-T™ AXLES Utilizes our top hat tuning system to allow for exact adjustment of your cam position to achieve optimal arrow tune.

6" PHYSICAL WEIGHT 4.67 lbs* LET-OFF 80 or 85% DRAW WEIGHTS 60, 65, 70 & 75 lbs

NEW

DOVETAIL MOUNTING SYSTEM Dovetail mount for the new micro-adjustable QAD Integrate MX Arrow Rest.

DRAW LENGTHS 26 - 30" HALF-SIZES 26.5 - 30.5" CAM CROSSCENTRIC WITH SWITCHWEIGHT TECHNOLOGY

NEW

ENGAGE™ GRIP Designed for consistent hand placement, reducing torque. Comfortable for all shooters regardless of hand size.

NO MORE MESSING WITH YOUR LIMBS - SIMPLY CHANGE THE PEAK WEIGHT

MSRP $1,099

3D DAMPING Virtually eliminates post shot vibration around all 3-axes stemming from the grip.

OF YOUR BOW WITH THE QUICK CHANGE OF A MOD.

AVAILABLE IN:

60 LB | 65 LB | 70 LB | 75 LB

NOW AVAILABLE

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

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NEW

SWITCHWEIGHT MODS The 2019 VERTIX is the peak of versatility and performance. Switchweight modules allow you to change peak draw weight in 5 pound increments. Available in 60, 65, 70 and 75 pound peak weights, each set of mods are programmed for an incredibly smooth draw. While more versatile than ever, silence and efficiency remain king, and the VERTIX delivers an experience that is both unexpected and unforgettable.

IBO RATING up to 343 FPS AXLE-TO-AXLE 30" BRACE HEIGHT

Adjust peak draw weight and draw length with the quick change of a module. Each mod is programmed to deli er maximum efficiency, resulting in an ultra-smooth draw without sacrificing speed.

CROSSCENTRIC ® CAM High-efficiency cam system that delivers accurate energy with an incredibly smooth draw.

ZERO-T™ AXLES Utilizes our top hat tuning system to allow for exact adjustment of your cam position to achieve optimal arrow tune.

6" PHYSICAL WEIGHT 4.67 lbs* LET-OFF 80 or 85% DRAW WEIGHTS 60, 65, 70 & 75 lbs

NEW

DOVETAIL MOUNTING SYSTEM Dovetail mount for the new micro-adjustable QAD Integrate MX Arrow Rest.

DRAW LENGTHS 26 - 30" HALF-SIZES 26.5 - 30.5" CAM CROSSCENTRIC WITH SWITCHWEIGHT TECHNOLOGY

NEW

ENGAGE™ GRIP Designed for consistent hand placement, reducing torque. Comfortable for all shooters regardless of hand size.

NO MORE MESSING WITH YOUR LIMBS - SIMPLY CHANGE THE PEAK WEIGHT

MSRP $1,099

3D DAMPING Virtually eliminates post shot vibration around all 3-axes stemming from the grip.

OF YOUR BOW WITH THE QUICK CHANGE OF A MOD.

AVAILABLE IN:

60 LB | 65 LB | 70 LB | 75 LB

NOW AVAILABLE

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

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FINISH OPTIONS

BLACK

C USTOMI ZE YOUR D REAM RI G EXC LUS I VELY AT: STONE

NEW REALTREE EDGE

OPTIFADE ELEVATED II

OPTIFADE SUBALPINE

RIDGE REAPER FOREST

RIDGE REAPER BARREN

BOWBUI L D ER.COM


FINISH OPTIONS

BLACK

C USTOMI ZE YOUR D REAM RI G EXC LUS I VELY AT: STONE

NEW REALTREE EDGE

OPTIFADE ELEVATED II

OPTIFADE SUBALPINE

RIDGE REAPER FOREST

RIDGE REAPER BARREN

BOWBUI L D ER.COM


MARK HAYES, PRODUCT ENGINEER

WI

Building confidence. That’s what the Proving Ground is to us. It’s about making sure that the months of work in the lab translates to the real world in the hands of the best team in hunting and tournament archery. There’s a very limited run of prototype and testing bows that are built before launch, so being on the first line of the Proving Ground team is something we take very seriously. We are engineers with a deep passion for archery and the outdoors, and we demand excellence in the products we use. That makes us inevitably the hardest people on our equipment and causes us to be constantly evaluating our products while afield. Equally as important as our own testing, though, is our job to take in feedback from the rest of the Proving Ground team. This team is made up of the most meticulous, passionate archers and sportsmen in the industry, and they share our demand for excellence in their equipment. This year the team covered a lot of hunting ground and the feedback and results were more vindicating than ever before. Designing and testing archery products, components, and processes is what we do here at Mathews. We are extremely good at predicting and simulating worst case scenarios for our products. But, at the end of the day, none of that matters until it passes our Proving Ground. That’s where real confidence and trust in our brand comes from. Our customer can own a product that has been thoroughly tested and approved well before they step foot in the store. They can be confident that their new bow will hang with them no matter what adventure awaits.

WE ARE EXTREMELY GOOD AT PREDICTING AND SIMULATING WORST CASE SCENARIOS FOR OUR

PRODUCTS. BUT, AT THE END OF THE DAY, NONE OF THAT MATTERS UNLESS IT PASSES OUR PROVING GROUND.


MARK HAYES, PRODUCT ENGINEER

WI

Building confidence. That’s what the Proving Ground is to us. It’s about making sure that the months of work in the lab translates to the real world in the hands of the best team in hunting and tournament archery. There’s a very limited run of prototype and testing bows that are built before launch, so being on the first line of the Proving Ground team is something we take very seriously. We are engineers with a deep passion for archery and the outdoors, and we demand excellence in the products we use. That makes us inevitably the hardest people on our equipment and causes us to be constantly evaluating our products while afield. Equally as important as our own testing, though, is our job to take in feedback from the rest of the Proving Ground team. This team is made up of the most meticulous, passionate archers and sportsmen in the industry, and they share our demand for excellence in their equipment. This year the team covered a lot of hunting ground and the feedback and results were more vindicating than ever before. Designing and testing archery products, components, and processes is what we do here at Mathews. We are extremely good at predicting and simulating worst case scenarios for our products. But, at the end of the day, none of that matters until it passes our Proving Ground. That’s where real confidence and trust in our brand comes from. Our customer can own a product that has been thoroughly tested and approved well before they step foot in the store. They can be confident that their new bow will hang with them no matter what adventure awaits.

WE ARE EXTREMELY GOOD AT PREDICTING AND SIMULATING WORST CASE SCENARIOS FOR OUR

PRODUCTS. BUT, AT THE END OF THE DAY, NONE OF THAT MATTERS UNLESS IT PASSES OUR PROVING GROUND.


“ OUR MOST

FIELD TESTED

VERTIX PRE-LAUNCH SUCCESS

BOW EVER. ”

LEE LAKOSKY UTAH ELK KENTUCKY WHITETAIL IOWA WHITETAIL ALASKA MOUNTAIN GOAT UTAH MULE DEER TIFFANY LAKOSKY IOWA WHITETAIL KENTUCKY WHITETAIL ALASKA MOUNTAIN GOAT UTAH MULE DEER

AK

JEFF SIMPSON COLORADO ELK AL KRAUS SOUTH DAKOTA ELK LEVI MORGAN WYOMING MULE DEER MONTANA MULE DEER NEWFOUNDLAND CARIBOU ALBERTA MULE DEER UTAH MULE DEER ILLINOIS WHITETAIL

NT

NL AB

CALEB PARRY MONTANA ANTELOPE ALBERTA MULE DEER DEREK NELSON MONTANA ANTELOPE ALBERTA MULE DEER WISCONSIN WHITETAIL BRAD TREU UTAH ELK

MT

RYAN WINCHEL WISCONSIN WHITETAIL

MN ID

SD

WI

WY IA UT

OH

IL CO

KS

KY OK

MARK HAYES WISCONSIN WHITETAIL JOHN SCOVIL WISCONSIN WHITETAIL

BRETT SENG MONTANA MULE DEER MONTANA ELK BRAD CHRISTIAN MONTANA ANTELOPE MONTANA ELK JEFF OZANNE WISCONSIN BLACK BEAR RYAN MARTIN IDAHO ELK IOWA WHITETAIL PAT REEVE NW TERRITORIES MOOSE ALBERTA MULE DEER NATE HOSIE OHIO WHITETAIL DAN PEREZ ILLINOIS WHITETAIL JEFF LINDSEY ILLINOIS WHITETAIL IOWA WHITETAIL JOE SIR IOWA WHITETAIL LINCOLN TAPP OKLAHOMA WHITETAIL OKLAHOMA WHITETAIL JEFF STURGIS WISCONSIN WHITETAIL TODD GRAF ILLINOIS WHITETAIL BOB RICHARDSON KANSAS WHITETAIL JERROD HOFF ILLINOIS WHITETAIL


“ OUR MOST

FIELD TESTED

VERTIX PRE-LAUNCH SUCCESS

BOW EVER. ”

LEE LAKOSKY UTAH ELK KENTUCKY WHITETAIL IOWA WHITETAIL ALASKA MOUNTAIN GOAT UTAH MULE DEER TIFFANY LAKOSKY IOWA WHITETAIL KENTUCKY WHITETAIL ALASKA MOUNTAIN GOAT UTAH MULE DEER

AK

JEFF SIMPSON COLORADO ELK AL KRAUS SOUTH DAKOTA ELK LEVI MORGAN WYOMING MULE DEER MONTANA MULE DEER NEWFOUNDLAND CARIBOU ALBERTA MULE DEER UTAH MULE DEER ILLINOIS WHITETAIL

NT

NL AB

CALEB PARRY MONTANA ANTELOPE ALBERTA MULE DEER DEREK NELSON MONTANA ANTELOPE ALBERTA MULE DEER WISCONSIN WHITETAIL BRAD TREU UTAH ELK

MT

RYAN WINCHEL WISCONSIN WHITETAIL

MN ID

SD

WI

WY IA UT

OH

IL CO

KS

KY OK

MARK HAYES WISCONSIN WHITETAIL JOHN SCOVIL WISCONSIN WHITETAIL

BRETT SENG MONTANA MULE DEER MONTANA ELK BRAD CHRISTIAN MONTANA ANTELOPE MONTANA ELK JEFF OZANNE WISCONSIN BLACK BEAR RYAN MARTIN IDAHO ELK IOWA WHITETAIL PAT REEVE NW TERRITORIES MOOSE ALBERTA MULE DEER NATE HOSIE OHIO WHITETAIL DAN PEREZ ILLINOIS WHITETAIL JEFF LINDSEY ILLINOIS WHITETAIL IOWA WHITETAIL JOE SIR IOWA WHITETAIL LINCOLN TAPP OKLAHOMA WHITETAIL OKLAHOMA WHITETAIL JEFF STURGIS WISCONSIN WHITETAIL TODD GRAF ILLINOIS WHITETAIL BOB RICHARDSON KANSAS WHITETAIL JERROD HOFF ILLINOIS WHITETAIL


JOE SIR | IOWA WHITETAIL

LEE LAKOSKY | UTAH MULE DEER

JUSTIN OLK | OKLAHOMA WHITETAIL

JEFF LINDSEY | IOWA WHITETAIL

BRETT SENG | MONTANA ELK

PAT REEVE | NW TERRITORIES MOOSE

TIFFANY LAKOSKY | IOWA WHITEATIL

TAG US ON SOCIAL MEDIA


JOE SIR | IOWA WHITETAIL

LEE LAKOSKY | UTAH MULE DEER

JUSTIN OLK | OKLAHOMA WHITETAIL

JEFF LINDSEY | IOWA WHITETAIL

BRETT SENG | MONTANA ELK

PAT REEVE | NW TERRITORIES MOOSE

TIFFANY LAKOSKY | IOWA WHITEATIL

TAG US ON SOCIAL MEDIA


W AT C H T H E F I L M

TWO TEAM SHOOTERS, THREE PROTOTYPE BOWS, 100% PUBLIC LAND - SEE HOW IT WENT DOWN FOR BRAD CHRISTIAN & BRETT SENG IN THE PROVING GROUND FILM AT: MATHEWSINC.COM/PROVING-GROUND

PHOTO: BRAD CHRISTIAN


W AT C H T H E F I L M

TWO TEAM SHOOTERS, THREE PROTOTYPE BOWS, 100% PUBLIC LAND - SEE HOW IT WENT DOWN FOR BRAD CHRISTIAN & BRETT SENG IN THE PROVING GROUND FILM AT: MATHEWSINC.COM/PROVING-GROUND

PHOTO: BRAD CHRISTIAN


HUNTING

NEW

TRAVERSE

CROSSCENTRIC ® CAM ™

High-efficiency cam system that delivers accurate energy with an incredibly smooth draw.

IBO RATING up to 338 FPS AXLE-TO-AXLE 33" BRACE HEIGHT 6 5/8" PHYSICAL WEIGHT

ZERO-T™ AXLES Utilizes our top hat tuning system to allow for exact adjustment of your cam position to achieve optimal arrow tune.

4.70 lbs* LET-OFF 75 or 85% DRAW WEIGHTS 50, 60 & 70 lbs DRAW LENGTHS 27 - 32"

NEW

ENGAGE™ GRIP Designed for consistent hand placement, reducing torque. Comfortable for all shooters regardless of hand size.

HALF-SIZES 26.5 - 32.5" CAM CROSSCENTRIC MSRP $1,099 All specifications approximate.

3D DAMPING Virtually eliminates post shot vibration around all 3-axes stemming from the grip.

*Physical weights are without Harmonic Dampers.

TRAVERSE HIGHLIGHTS At 33 inches axle-to-axle, the TRAVERSE is built on a highly stable platform and provides draw lengths up to 32 1/2 inches. It’s powered by our award-winning Crosscentric Cam technology producing speeds up to 338 fps, while our 3D Damping technology drastically reducespost-shot sound and vibration. The Traverse also features our all-new Engage Grip, which is designed for consistent hand placement to reduce torque and enhance comfort for all shooters regardless of hand size.

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FINISH OPTIONS: Black | Stone | Red | White | Blue | Realtree EDGE OPTIFADE Elevated II | RIDGE REAPER Forest RIDGE REAPER Barren | OPTIFADE Subalpine (shown)

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HUNTING

NEW

TRAVERSE

CROSSCENTRIC ® CAM ™

High-efficiency cam system that delivers accurate energy with an incredibly smooth draw.

IBO RATING up to 338 FPS AXLE-TO-AXLE 33" BRACE HEIGHT 6 5/8" PHYSICAL WEIGHT

ZERO-T™ AXLES Utilizes our top hat tuning system to allow for exact adjustment of your cam position to achieve optimal arrow tune.

4.70 lbs* LET-OFF 75 or 85% DRAW WEIGHTS 50, 60 & 70 lbs DRAW LENGTHS 27 - 32"

NEW

ENGAGE™ GRIP Designed for consistent hand placement, reducing torque. Comfortable for all shooters regardless of hand size.

HALF-SIZES 26.5 - 32.5" CAM CROSSCENTRIC MSRP $1,099 All specifications approximate.

3D DAMPING Virtually eliminates post shot vibration around all 3-axes stemming from the grip.

*Physical weights are without Harmonic Dampers.

TRAVERSE HIGHLIGHTS At 33 inches axle-to-axle, the TRAVERSE is built on a highly stable platform and provides draw lengths up to 32 1/2 inches. It’s powered by our award-winning Crosscentric Cam technology producing speeds up to 338 fps, while our 3D Damping technology drastically reducespost-shot sound and vibration. The Traverse also features our all-new Engage Grip, which is designed for consistent hand placement to reduce torque and enhance comfort for all shooters regardless of hand size.

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FINISH OPTIONS: Black | Stone | Red | White | Blue | Realtree EDGE OPTIFADE Elevated II | RIDGE REAPER Forest RIDGE REAPER Barren | OPTIFADE Subalpine (shown)

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HUNTING

NEW

TRIAX

IBO RATING up to 343 FPS

TX-5

IBO RATING up to 345 FPS @ 2 .5"

AXLE-TO-AXLE

AXLE-TO-AXLE

28"

28"

BRACE HEIGHT

BRACE HEIGHT

6"

NEW

5"

TACTIC IBO RATING up to 335 FPS AXLE-TO-AXLE 30 1/2" BRACE HEIGHT 7"

PHYSICAL WEIGHT

PHYSICAL WEIGHT

PHYSICAL WEIGHT

4.46 lbs*

4.58 lbs*

4.24 lbs*

LET-OFF 75 or 85% DRAW WEIGHTS 50, 60 & 70 lbs DRAW LENGTHS 25 - 30" HALF-SIZES 24.5 - 30.5" CAM CROSSCENTRIC MSRP $1,099

LET-OFF 75 or 85% DRAW WEIGHTS 50, 60 & 70 lbs DRAW LENGTHS 24 - 29" HALF-SIZES 23.5 - 29.5" CAM CROSSCENTRIC MSRP $1,099

LET-OFF 80% DRAW WEIGHTS 50, 60 & 70 lbs DRAW LENGTHS 23 - 30" HALF-SIZES 23.5 - 29.5" CAM AVS® DYAD™ MSRP $849

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

TRIAX HIGHLIGHTS

TX-5 HIGHLIGHTS

TACTIC HIGHLIGHTS

The TRIAX is a compact, maneuverable bow that’s deadly accurate and insanely quiet. Powered by our award-winning Crosscentric Cam system, and featuring our all-new 3D Damping technology, the TRIAX is built on a 28" ATA platform with a 6" BH and delivers up to 343 feet per second for the ultimate stealth rig.

Optimized for high speeds and maximum energy for draw lengths ranging from 23.5 – 29.5". The TX-5 features our award-winning Crosscentric Cam Technology for accurate energy, 3D Damping technology to minimize post shot sound and vibration and our all-new Engage Grip, designed for consistent hand placement to reduce torque and enhance comfort for all shooters regardless of hand size.

The 2019 Tactic offers outstanding performance for the price. It measures 30.5" ATA with 7" brace and delivers a generous 335 fps. Weighing in at a mere 4.24 pounds this bow is lightweight and ultra maneuverable.

FINISH OPTIONS: Black | Stone | Lost Camo® XD | OPTIFADE Subalpine RIDGE REAPER Forest | RIDGE REAPER Barren OPTIFADE Elevated II (shown)

FINISH OPTIONS: Black | Stone | OPTIFADE Elevated II | OPTIFADE Subalpine RIDGE REAPER Forest | RIDGE REAPER Barren | Realtree EDGE (shown)

FINISH OPTIONS: Realtree EDGE | Black (shown)

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HUNTING

NEW

TRIAX

IBO RATING up to 343 FPS

TX-5

IBO RATING up to 345 FPS @ 2 .5"

AXLE-TO-AXLE

AXLE-TO-AXLE

28"

28"

BRACE HEIGHT

BRACE HEIGHT

6"

NEW

5"

TACTIC IBO RATING up to 335 FPS AXLE-TO-AXLE 30 1/2" BRACE HEIGHT 7"

PHYSICAL WEIGHT

PHYSICAL WEIGHT

PHYSICAL WEIGHT

4.46 lbs*

4.58 lbs*

4.24 lbs*

LET-OFF 75 or 85% DRAW WEIGHTS 50, 60 & 70 lbs DRAW LENGTHS 25 - 30" HALF-SIZES 24.5 - 30.5" CAM CROSSCENTRIC MSRP $1,099

LET-OFF 75 or 85% DRAW WEIGHTS 50, 60 & 70 lbs DRAW LENGTHS 24 - 29" HALF-SIZES 23.5 - 29.5" CAM CROSSCENTRIC MSRP $1,099

LET-OFF 80% DRAW WEIGHTS 50, 60 & 70 lbs DRAW LENGTHS 23 - 30" HALF-SIZES 23.5 - 29.5" CAM AVS® DYAD™ MSRP $849

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

TRIAX HIGHLIGHTS

TX-5 HIGHLIGHTS

TACTIC HIGHLIGHTS

The TRIAX is a compact, maneuverable bow that’s deadly accurate and insanely quiet. Powered by our award-winning Crosscentric Cam system, and featuring our all-new 3D Damping technology, the TRIAX is built on a 28" ATA platform with a 6" BH and delivers up to 343 feet per second for the ultimate stealth rig.

Optimized for high speeds and maximum energy for draw lengths ranging from 23.5 – 29.5". The TX-5 features our award-winning Crosscentric Cam Technology for accurate energy, 3D Damping technology to minimize post shot sound and vibration and our all-new Engage Grip, designed for consistent hand placement to reduce torque and enhance comfort for all shooters regardless of hand size.

The 2019 Tactic offers outstanding performance for the price. It measures 30.5" ATA with 7" brace and delivers a generous 335 fps. Weighing in at a mere 4.24 pounds this bow is lightweight and ultra maneuverable.

FINISH OPTIONS: Black | Stone | Lost Camo® XD | OPTIFADE Subalpine RIDGE REAPER Forest | RIDGE REAPER Barren OPTIFADE Elevated II (shown)

FINISH OPTIONS: Black | Stone | OPTIFADE Elevated II | OPTIFADE Subalpine RIDGE REAPER Forest | RIDGE REAPER Barren | Realtree EDGE (shown)

FINISH OPTIONS: Realtree EDGE | Black (shown)

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PHOTO: DAVID FRAME

STEWARDSHIP


STEWARDSHIP

By: CRAIG FRANCIS

THE CHEST FREEZER AT MY GRANDPARENT’S HOUSE SAT IN THE COVERED CARPORT IN FRONT OF MY GRANDMA’S CADILLAC. I REMEMBER THE RUSTED CORNERS ON THE FREEZER LID. I REMEMBER THE SOUND THE COMPRESSOR WOULD MAKE AS IT BATTLED TO DO IT’S JOB IN THE HEAT OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA SUMMER. BUT MOST OF ALL, I REMEMBER THE REVERENCE ON MY GRANDFATHER’S FACE WHEN HE WOULD GO OUT TO THE FREEZER AND OPEN IT.

PHOTO: DAVID FRAME


THE OPEN FREEZER

NOW A GROWN MAN MYSELF, I CAN IMAGINE THE FLOOD OF MEMORIES ATTACHED TO THAT MEAT THAT WOULD WASH OVER HIM EVERY TIME HE WOULD RUMMAGE AROUND THE FREEZER, SEARCHING FOR THE NEXT FAMILY MEAL.

My Paw-Paw was a church-going man and nearly every Sunday that trip to church started with an empty milk crate in front of that old rusted freezer. He’d dig through the contents and load up the crate with more ground venison, catfish filets, and squirrels than a youngster like me could carry. “What’s that for Paw-Paw?” I’d ask. “Well son, the church runs a kitchen every Sunday evening for folks that don’t have enough food for their families. We’ve got more than plenty for us here, so I like to give some meat away so other folks can have some too.” I was too young to understand it then, but my grandfather was showing me how to walk through life with a posture of gratitude and generosity. As hunters, I would contend that it is in our nature to be people that share. Hunters of the past were relied upon by the

whole community to provide a portion of the sustenance for all the mouths that needed feeding. As the world changed and civilizations formed around domestic livestock and agriculture, the role of the hunter was quite literally pushed to the fringes of society. However, as things often do given enough time, there is now a new swell of attention in our modern American world around the “how,” “where,” and “why” it is that we come by our food. As hunters, we perhaps have never had a greater opportunity than we have right now to share with people why our lifestyle is so important to us. I believe that we can do that most tangibly by opening our freezers. Being a bowhunter in 2019, for better or worse, is often a lifestyle of privilege. We choose to live and hunt the way we do for any number of good and upright reasons, and I believe PHOTO: JAY SISKE

PHOTO: JAY SISKE

we are better for it. But there are people not that far from wherever it is that we live, that do not have the option to hunt and do not have access to game meat (or food at all) the way that we do. This is a need that we as hunters can meet.

experiences that we do. Our values are different because our lives are different. As hunters, we have the opportunity to interact with our culture in a dynamic and powerful way; we should be thoughtful about how we do that.

For the last several decades there have been organizations forming at national and state levels that provide the framework to take hunter donated meat and make it available to food banks, shelters, and soup kitchens. Virginia, Iowa, Missouri, Pennsylvania, and Ohio are five of the leading states in hunter donated meat. Every year there are millions of pounds of game meat donated to these organizations that equate to even greater millions of meals served to people that otherwise may not get fed. Meat is the most expensive food item to buy for shelters, and as long as black beans are a cheaper protein than beef, when we donate game meat, we often times are supplying the only meat available to these places. The barrier to donating your meet is often quite low, with many meat processors already participating in the programs available in their state. Fish and game agencies in each state are a great resource for learning about what opportunities are available to us to donate to those in need.

Whatever reason feels most tangible to latch onto about donating meat: helping people in need, using food donations as a bridge and example of generosity to the non-hunting community, sharing the abundance we encounter as hunters to bless other people, whatever feels honest to you, I would ask all of us (myself included) to consider it in the coming year. Lets go to our freezers and make an assessment of what our families will use and then be open-handed and generous with the rest. I am never more connected to the fragility of my own life than when I harvest a wild animal, and never more blessed than when I share that harvest with others.

Our hunting lifestyle has immeasurable value to our human existence; as hunters, we know that. We feel it every time we sit in a tree and hike to the next ridgeline. But so many of our non-hunting counterparts do not have the same set of

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THE OPEN FREEZER

NOW A GROWN MAN MYSELF, I CAN IMAGINE THE FLOOD OF MEMORIES ATTACHED TO THAT MEAT THAT WOULD WASH OVER HIM EVERY TIME HE WOULD RUMMAGE AROUND THE FREEZER, SEARCHING FOR THE NEXT FAMILY MEAL.

My Paw-Paw was a church-going man and nearly every Sunday that trip to church started with an empty milk crate in front of that old rusted freezer. He’d dig through the contents and load up the crate with more ground venison, catfish filets, and squirrels than a youngster like me could carry. “What’s that for Paw-Paw?” I’d ask. “Well son, the church runs a kitchen every Sunday evening for folks that don’t have enough food for their families. We’ve got more than plenty for us here, so I like to give some meat away so other folks can have some too.” I was too young to understand it then, but my grandfather was showing me how to walk through life with a posture of gratitude and generosity. As hunters, I would contend that it is in our nature to be people that share. Hunters of the past were relied upon by the

whole community to provide a portion of the sustenance for all the mouths that needed feeding. As the world changed and civilizations formed around domestic livestock and agriculture, the role of the hunter was quite literally pushed to the fringes of society. However, as things often do given enough time, there is now a new swell of attention in our modern American world around the “how,” “where,” and “why” it is that we come by our food. As hunters, we perhaps have never had a greater opportunity than we have right now to share with people why our lifestyle is so important to us. I believe that we can do that most tangibly by opening our freezers. Being a bowhunter in 2019, for better or worse, is often a lifestyle of privilege. We choose to live and hunt the way we do for any number of good and upright reasons, and I believe PHOTO: JAY SISKE

PHOTO: JAY SISKE

we are better for it. But there are people not that far from wherever it is that we live, that do not have the option to hunt and do not have access to game meat (or food at all) the way that we do. This is a need that we as hunters can meet.

experiences that we do. Our values are different because our lives are different. As hunters, we have the opportunity to interact with our culture in a dynamic and powerful way; we should be thoughtful about how we do that.

For the last several decades there have been organizations forming at national and state levels that provide the framework to take hunter donated meat and make it available to food banks, shelters, and soup kitchens. Virginia, Iowa, Missouri, Pennsylvania, and Ohio are five of the leading states in hunter donated meat. Every year there are millions of pounds of game meat donated to these organizations that equate to even greater millions of meals served to people that otherwise may not get fed. Meat is the most expensive food item to buy for shelters, and as long as black beans are a cheaper protein than beef, when we donate game meat, we often times are supplying the only meat available to these places. The barrier to donating your meet is often quite low, with many meat processors already participating in the programs available in their state. Fish and game agencies in each state are a great resource for learning about what opportunities are available to us to donate to those in need.

Whatever reason feels most tangible to latch onto about donating meat: helping people in need, using food donations as a bridge and example of generosity to the non-hunting community, sharing the abundance we encounter as hunters to bless other people, whatever feels honest to you, I would ask all of us (myself included) to consider it in the coming year. Lets go to our freezers and make an assessment of what our families will use and then be open-handed and generous with the rest. I am never more connected to the fragility of my own life than when I harvest a wild animal, and never more blessed than when I share that harvest with others.

Our hunting lifestyle has immeasurable value to our human existence; as hunters, we know that. We feel it every time we sit in a tree and hike to the next ridgeline. But so many of our non-hunting counterparts do not have the same set of

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ARCHERY FOR KIDS

MT

By: BRAD CHRISTIAN

One of my greatest desires for my daughters is that they will realize and appreciate the peace, humility, wonder and perspective that only the natural world provides. For me, I came to experience this through archery. My love for the bow and bowhunting changed how I live, what I eat, how I conserve, and even what I do for a living. So, from the beginning of our daughters’ lives, my wife and I committed to ushering them into the outdoors through archery. But waxing poetic about the wonders of the wilderness isn’t the way to get kids stoked about archery—that’s my adult perspective talking. To make it exciting, it has to be fun. Kids have a really short attention span; it’s just a fact of life. They’re seeing the world for the first time and every single thing they encounter has the possibility of being extraordinary. Naturally, they move on quickly to “see what’s behind the next door.” Our focus is on empowering our kids. As parents, it’s our responsibility to lead and keep them safe. But leading doesn’t mean controlling or making them follow us around. When our daughters were still in diapers, they were running around the yard shooting suction cup arrows—having fun while learning something new. Now, I look at my daughters and often think, “How can I get out of your way and let your awesomely creative brain go and be awesomely you?” Archery, if you let it, can allow your kids to unlock their creativity. How? We go to Michaels and buy the most random stuff so they can build their own targets. We hang a giant piñata in our backyard so they have to shoot it to get the candy.

Every time they bring helium balloons home from a birthday party, we have a contest to see who can hang theirs in the weirdest place and try to pop it. We freeze stuff in ice and they try and shoot it out.

We believe a life lived in connection to the outdoors is a healthy life, and our avenue to engage is archery.

It’s about letting their imaginations propel them forward. But none of this is possible without an adult willing to invest. Most Americans will bounce a basketball in their lifetime because basketball is played everywhere. You will encounter basketball whether you like it or not. In this day in age, it’s a lot less likely you’ll find yourself saying, “So there I was and everyone took aim with a bow,” which is why programs like N.A.S.P. (National Archery in the Schools Program) are so rad. I was fortunate to come into this lifestyle through my family, but not all kids have that opportunity. We all have the chance to inspire and empower way beyond our own children.

PHOTO: SHANNON VANDIVIER

I can’t tell you that I have all of this figured out. I’ve made a pile of mistakes along the way. But what I can tell you is that we are incredibly intentional with how we navigate our lives while also allowing our daughters to be themselves. We believe a life lived in connection to the outdoors is a healthy life, and our avenue to engage is archery.

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MT

By: BRAD CHRISTIAN

One of my greatest desires for my daughters is that they will realize and appreciate the peace, humility, wonder and perspective that only the natural world provides. For me, I came to experience this through archery. My love for the bow and bowhunting changed how I live, what I eat, how I conserve, and even what I do for a living. So, from the beginning of our daughters’ lives, my wife and I committed to ushering them into the outdoors through archery. But waxing poetic about the wonders of the wilderness isn’t the way to get kids stoked about archery—that’s my adult perspective talking. To make it exciting, it has to be fun. Kids have a really short attention span; it’s just a fact of life. They’re seeing the world for the first time and every single thing they encounter has the possibility of being extraordinary. Naturally, they move on quickly to “see what’s behind the next door.” Our focus is on empowering our kids. As parents, it’s our responsibility to lead and keep them safe. But leading doesn’t mean controlling or making them follow us around. When our daughters were still in diapers, they were running around the yard shooting suction cup arrows—having fun while learning something new. Now, I look at my daughters and often think, “How can I get out of your way and let your awesomely creative brain go and be awesomely you?” Archery, if you let it, can allow your kids to unlock their creativity. How? We go to Michaels and buy the most random stuff so they can build their own targets. We hang a giant piñata in our backyard so they have to shoot it to get the candy.

Every time they bring helium balloons home from a birthday party, we have a contest to see who can hang theirs in the weirdest place and try to pop it. We freeze stuff in ice and they try and shoot it out.

We believe a life lived in connection to the outdoors is a healthy life, and our avenue to engage is archery.

It’s about letting their imaginations propel them forward. But none of this is possible without an adult willing to invest. Most Americans will bounce a basketball in their lifetime because basketball is played everywhere. You will encounter basketball whether you like it or not. In this day in age, it’s a lot less likely you’ll find yourself saying, “So there I was and everyone took aim with a bow,” which is why programs like N.A.S.P. (National Archery in the Schools Program) are so rad. I was fortunate to come into this lifestyle through my family, but not all kids have that opportunity. We all have the chance to inspire and empower way beyond our own children.

PHOTO: SHANNON VANDIVIER

I can’t tell you that I have all of this figured out. I’ve made a pile of mistakes along the way. But what I can tell you is that we are incredibly intentional with how we navigate our lives while also allowing our daughters to be themselves. We believe a life lived in connection to the outdoors is a healthy life, and our avenue to engage is archery.

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youth

WOMENS

AVAIL

STOKE

®

®

IBO RATING

IBO RATING

up to 314 FPS @ 27"/60 lbs

up to 320 FPS @ 28"/60 lbs

AXLE-TO-AXLE

AXLE-TO-AXLE

27 1/4"

30"

BRACE HEIGHT

BRACE HEIGHT

5 5/8"

6" PHYSICAL WEIGHT

PHYSICAL WEIGHT

3.96 lbs*

3.78 lbs* LET-OFF

LET-OFF 80%

80%

DRAW WEIGHTS

DRAW WEIGHTS 40, 50 & 60 lbs

40, 50 & 60 lbs

DRAW LENGTHS

DRAW LENGTHS

21 - 27"

22 - 28"

HALF-SIZES

HALF-SIZES

21.5 - 26.5"

22.5 - 27.5"

CAM

CAM

CROSSCENTRIC

CROSSCENTRIC

MSRP

MSRP

$999

$999

All specifications approximate.

All specifications approximate.

*Physical weights are without

*Physical weights are without

Harmonic Dampers.

Harmonic Dampers.

WOMEN AVAIL HIGHLIGHTS At less than 4 pounds with a 30 inch axle-to-axle and a 6 inch brace height, the AVAIL is compact and provides women truly unmatched performance. Its CROSSCENTRIC cam and AVS technology produce a smooth draw and consistent accuracy while delivering massive downrange energy.

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YOUTH STOKE HIGHLIGHTS

FINISH OPTIONS: Black | Lost Camo® XD | OPTIFADE Elevated II | OPTIFADE Subalpine | RIDGE REAPER Forest | RIDGE REAPER Barren Stone (shown)

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.

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

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youth

WOMENS

AVAIL

STOKE

®

®

IBO RATING

IBO RATING

up to 314 FPS @ 27"/60 lbs

up to 320 FPS @ 28"/60 lbs

AXLE-TO-AXLE

AXLE-TO-AXLE

27 1/4"

30"

BRACE HEIGHT

BRACE HEIGHT

5 5/8"

6" PHYSICAL WEIGHT

PHYSICAL WEIGHT

3.96 lbs*

3.78 lbs* LET-OFF

LET-OFF 80%

80%

DRAW WEIGHTS

DRAW WEIGHTS 40, 50 & 60 lbs

40, 50 & 60 lbs

DRAW LENGTHS

DRAW LENGTHS

21 - 27"

22 - 28"

HALF-SIZES

HALF-SIZES

21.5 - 26.5"

22.5 - 27.5"

CAM

CAM

CROSSCENTRIC

CROSSCENTRIC

MSRP

MSRP

$999

$999

All specifications approximate.

All specifications approximate.

*Physical weights are without

*Physical weights are without

Harmonic Dampers.

Harmonic Dampers.

WOMEN AVAIL HIGHLIGHTS At less than 4 pounds with a 30 inch axle-to-axle and a 6 inch brace height, the AVAIL is compact and provides women truly unmatched performance. Its CROSSCENTRIC cam and AVS technology produce a smooth draw and consistent accuracy while delivering massive downrange energy.

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YOUTH STOKE HIGHLIGHTS

FINISH OPTIONS: Black | Lost Camo® XD | OPTIFADE Elevated II | OPTIFADE Subalpine | RIDGE REAPER Forest | RIDGE REAPER Barren Stone (shown)

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.

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

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SPECIALTY

CROSSOVER

HALON X

SAFARI

IBO RATING

IBO RATING

®

up to 330 FPS @ 75%

up to 350 FPS @ 85 l s

328 @ 85%

(with 425g arrow)

AXLE-TO-AXLE

AXLE-TO-AXLE

35"

33"

BRACE HEIGHT

BRACE HEIGHT 6"

7"

PHYSICAL WEIGHT

PHYSICAL WEIGHT

4.8 lbs

4.94 lbs*

LET-OFF

LET-OFF

65 & 80%

75 or 85%

DRAW WEIGHTS

DRAW WEIGHTS

70 & 85 lbs

50, 60 & 70 lbs

DRAW LENGTHS

DRAW LENGTHS

26 - 31"

26 - 30"

HALF-SIZES

HALF-SIZES

25.5 - 30.5"

26.5 - 30.5"

CAM

CAM

MONSTER® AVS®

MINI CROSSCENTRIC

MSRP

MSRP

$2,100

$1,299

All specifications approximate.

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

HALON X HIGHLIGHTS The HALON X crossover bow is built to perform in the field or on the range. Measuring 35" axle-to-axle, the HALON X features the perimeter-weighted Mini Crosscentric Cam system that generates speeds up to 330 fps.

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SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS FINISH OPTIONS: White | Yellow | Black | Lost Camo® XD | Stone (shown)

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.

FINISH OPTIONS: Black (shown)

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SPECIALTY

CROSSOVER

HALON X

SAFARI

IBO RATING

IBO RATING

®

up to 330 FPS @ 75%

up to 350 FPS @ 85 l s

328 @ 85%

(with 425g arrow)

AXLE-TO-AXLE

AXLE-TO-AXLE

35"

33"

BRACE HEIGHT

BRACE HEIGHT 6"

7"

PHYSICAL WEIGHT

PHYSICAL WEIGHT

4.8 lbs

4.94 lbs*

LET-OFF

LET-OFF

65 & 80%

75 or 85%

DRAW WEIGHTS

DRAW WEIGHTS

70 & 85 lbs

50, 60 & 70 lbs

DRAW LENGTHS

DRAW LENGTHS

26 - 31"

26 - 30"

HALF-SIZES

HALF-SIZES

25.5 - 30.5"

26.5 - 30.5"

CAM

CAM

MONSTER® AVS®

MINI CROSSCENTRIC

MSRP

MSRP

$2,100

$1,299

All specifications approximate.

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

HALON X HIGHLIGHTS The HALON X crossover bow is built to perform in the field or on the range. Measuring 35" axle-to-axle, the HALON X features the perimeter-weighted Mini Crosscentric Cam system that generates speeds up to 330 fps.

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SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS FINISH OPTIONS: White | Yellow | Black | Lost Camo® XD | Stone (shown)

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.

FINISH OPTIONS: Black (shown)

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WILD RAGU

F R O M T H E M AT H E W S K I TC H E N

YOUR GAME DOESN’T GET MUCH TASTIER THAN IN THIS SLOW COOKED, SILKY SMOOTH, RICH RAGU. IT’S VERSATILE - WE USED VENISON AND PASTA - AND IT’S JUST COMPLICATED ENOUGH TO IMPRESS. DATE NIGHT, ANYONE?

INGREDIENTS 2 lbs boneless venison or elk roast 6 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 1 cup pancetta, chopped 1 carrot, finely chopped 1 celery stick, finely chopped 1 small onion, finely chopped

4 garlic cloves, chopped 2 bay leaves, 2 thyme sprigs, 1 rosemary sprig, bundled and tied with string 2 tsp salt 1 tsp peppercorns (or ground pepper) 1/4 cup tomato paste

2 cups red wine 2 cups whole milk 2 cups fresh egg tagliatelle 3 tbsp unsalted butter Freshly grated parmesan to serve

INSTRUCTIONS 1) Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Season the venison well with salt and pepper, put in a roasting pan and drizzle with 3 tbsp olive oil. Roast for 1 hour until well browned outside and more or less cooked. Remove from the oven and let cool, reserving the roasting juices. 2) Add the pancetta, along with the remaining oil in a heavy dutch oven over medium heat. Cook for 5-6 minutes until the pancetta starts to crisp and the fat is released, then mix in the chopped vegetables, garlic, herbs, mixed spice and tomato purée. Turn the heat to low and cook gently for 20 minutes until tender. 3) Dice the roast venison into roughly 1 inch cubes. Add the meat to the tender vegetables in the pan and mix together. Raise the heat to high and fry for 10 minutes until some of the meat starts to brown at the edges. Add the roasting juices, beef stock and milk. 4) Bring to a simmer, cover with the lid slightly ajar, then cook gently over low heat for around 3 hours, stirring every so often. It’s ready when the oil collects on the surface, the meat is very tender and the gravy has thickened. At the end of cooking, season with salt and pepper to taste. 5) Cook the pasta in well salted water. Drain, reserving a little of the cooking water, then add the pasta to the ragù, along with the butter. Add just enough of the reserved cooking water to loosen the sauce slightly. Serve with shaved parmesan.

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WILD RAGU

F R O M T H E M AT H E W S K I TC H E N

YOUR GAME DOESN’T GET MUCH TASTIER THAN IN THIS SLOW COOKED, SILKY SMOOTH, RICH RAGU. IT’S VERSATILE - WE USED VENISON AND PASTA - AND IT’S JUST COMPLICATED ENOUGH TO IMPRESS. DATE NIGHT, ANYONE?

INGREDIENTS 2 lbs boneless venison or elk roast 6 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 1 cup pancetta, chopped 1 carrot, finely chopped 1 celery stick, finely chopped 1 small onion, finely chopped

4 garlic cloves, chopped 2 bay leaves, 2 thyme sprigs, 1 rosemary sprig, bundled and tied with string 2 tsp salt 1 tsp peppercorns (or ground pepper) 1/4 cup tomato paste

2 cups red wine 2 cups whole milk 2 cups fresh egg tagliatelle 3 tbsp unsalted butter Freshly grated parmesan to serve

INSTRUCTIONS 1) Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Season the venison well with salt and pepper, put in a roasting pan and drizzle with 3 tbsp olive oil. Roast for 1 hour until well browned outside and more or less cooked. Remove from the oven and let cool, reserving the roasting juices. 2) Add the pancetta, along with the remaining oil in a heavy dutch oven over medium heat. Cook for 5-6 minutes until the pancetta starts to crisp and the fat is released, then mix in the chopped vegetables, garlic, herbs, mixed spice and tomato purée. Turn the heat to low and cook gently for 20 minutes until tender. 3) Dice the roast venison into roughly 1 inch cubes. Add the meat to the tender vegetables in the pan and mix together. Raise the heat to high and fry for 10 minutes until some of the meat starts to brown at the edges. Add the roasting juices, beef stock and milk. 4) Bring to a simmer, cover with the lid slightly ajar, then cook gently over low heat for around 3 hours, stirring every so often. It’s ready when the oil collects on the surface, the meat is very tender and the gravy has thickened. At the end of cooking, season with salt and pepper to taste. 5) Cook the pasta in well salted water. Drain, reserving a little of the cooking water, then add the pasta to the ragù, along with the butter. Add just enough of the reserved cooking water to loosen the sauce slightly. Serve with shaved parmesan.

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DIY HOME RANGE

By: BRETT SENG

MT

FROM THE MOMENT I WALKED INTO THIS CLOSET SPACE WE’D SOON CALL OUR NEXT HOME, IDEAS FOR A MAN-CAVE-MEETS-BOW-SHOP BECAME MY TOP PRIORITY. The goal was to somehow build a range in our basement with a workbench area, and a place to store all my hunting equipment and gear. The endeavor was complicated at best, life-endangering at worst, so I had to treat it like a research project. There were a lot of structural questions on whether or not we would cave in our new home’s foundation for the range. I couldn’t find any inspirations online to model the construction, so this was going to have to be 100% imagination. When all the concerns for the foundation’s integrity got a green light, creativity and improvisation kicked in. I knew our ground’s soil was lacking density so settling was the next major concern. Once I made sure the trench would be dug deep enough to support a solid 18 inch base of 1.5 inch road mix gravel, leveled and compacted tightly, we ran the trench in at 5 feet x 42 feet along the load-bearing, eastern foundation wall.

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DIY HOME RANGE

By: BRETT SENG

MT

FROM THE MOMENT I WALKED INTO THIS CLOSET SPACE WE’D SOON CALL OUR NEXT HOME, IDEAS FOR A MAN-CAVE-MEETS-BOW-SHOP BECAME MY TOP PRIORITY. The goal was to somehow build a range in our basement with a workbench area, and a place to store all my hunting equipment and gear. The endeavor was complicated at best, life-endangering at worst, so I had to treat it like a research project. There were a lot of structural questions on whether or not we would cave in our new home’s foundation for the range. I couldn’t find any inspirations online to model the construction, so this was going to have to be 100% imagination. When all the concerns for the foundation’s integrity got a green light, creativity and improvisation kicked in. I knew our ground’s soil was lacking density so settling was the next major concern. Once I made sure the trench would be dug deep enough to support a solid 18 inch base of 1.5 inch road mix gravel, leveled and compacted tightly, we ran the trench in at 5 feet x 42 feet along the load-bearing, eastern foundation wall.

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A BOWHUNTER’S DEN

Next was to egress a 44" square hole in the 8" foundation wall. We learned our intended location wasn’t a load-bearing wall but trust me, it’s still nerve-racking to cut a giant square out of your foundation!

misguided arrows. I used a Sawzall to cut it in half for some flexibility but still had to soap down the entire 40' of pipe and crawl/kick it down to the end - poor planning cost me some grief on that one!

I used two 20 foot sections of 36" plastic corrugated drainage pipe for integral longevity and weatherproofing - this isn’t something I wanted to replace in 10 years! Then we framed in our foundation walls, dropped in and connected the two sections of pipe, leveled them out and got to sealing up our gaps with insulation and 1/2" treated plywood. 36" of diameter isn’t a lot of space for me to work in, but we still had a track system to install. I figured I have roughly 4 hours of time crouched inside that pipe, at moments wondering how much I love archery. The end result proved to be completely worth the effort. Once we had the pipe laid out on its own solid foundation, I got busy securing it to the wall, insulating and weather-proofing any gaps as well as covering the pipe which would serve as a raised plant bed the following Spring.

Lighting the tube was a classic trial and error process. I found flexible LED rope lighting to be the best method but played around with several different ways from segments, to running the entire length, but settled on a 3/4 horseshoe configuration a foot in front of the target’s resting location. The light was too distracting at first no matter how I placed it. I eventually installed a heavy rubber flange that directed all the light to the target area which was critical. It’s so rewarding when you’re improvising a game plan and break-throughs happen, and this rubber flange was one of them!

“I FIGURED I HAVE

ROUGHLY 4 HOURS

OF TIME CROUCHED INSIDE THAT PIPE, AT MOMENTS

WONDERING HOW

The range was built with a max range of 20 yards. Great for tuning and spot target archery, which I had no greater excuse to dive into. Black holes of discovering new knowledge in target archery and fine-tuning my hunting bows keep my mind off a long winter. So far, spot target archery has been extremely humbling. One shot outside the 10 ring and it’s over.

MUCH I LOVE ARCHERY.”

The track system is made up of 1/4" angle iron running parallel to each other, which would host the dollies and target platform for a rope pulley retrieval. A 36" semi-trailer tire was installed as a backstop for any

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A BOWHUNTER’S DEN

Next was to egress a 44" square hole in the 8" foundation wall. We learned our intended location wasn’t a load-bearing wall but trust me, it’s still nerve-racking to cut a giant square out of your foundation!

misguided arrows. I used a Sawzall to cut it in half for some flexibility but still had to soap down the entire 40' of pipe and crawl/kick it down to the end - poor planning cost me some grief on that one!

I used two 20 foot sections of 36" plastic corrugated drainage pipe for integral longevity and weatherproofing - this isn’t something I wanted to replace in 10 years! Then we framed in our foundation walls, dropped in and connected the two sections of pipe, leveled them out and got to sealing up our gaps with insulation and 1/2" treated plywood. 36" of diameter isn’t a lot of space for me to work in, but we still had a track system to install. I figured I have roughly 4 hours of time crouched inside that pipe, at moments wondering how much I love archery. The end result proved to be completely worth the effort. Once we had the pipe laid out on its own solid foundation, I got busy securing it to the wall, insulating and weather-proofing any gaps as well as covering the pipe which would serve as a raised plant bed the following Spring.

Lighting the tube was a classic trial and error process. I found flexible LED rope lighting to be the best method but played around with several different ways from segments, to running the entire length, but settled on a 3/4 horseshoe configuration a foot in front of the target’s resting location. The light was too distracting at first no matter how I placed it. I eventually installed a heavy rubber flange that directed all the light to the target area which was critical. It’s so rewarding when you’re improvising a game plan and break-throughs happen, and this rubber flange was one of them!

“I FIGURED I HAVE

ROUGHLY 4 HOURS

OF TIME CROUCHED INSIDE THAT PIPE, AT MOMENTS

WONDERING HOW

The range was built with a max range of 20 yards. Great for tuning and spot target archery, which I had no greater excuse to dive into. Black holes of discovering new knowledge in target archery and fine-tuning my hunting bows keep my mind off a long winter. So far, spot target archery has been extremely humbling. One shot outside the 10 ring and it’s over.

MUCH I LOVE ARCHERY.”

The track system is made up of 1/4" angle iron running parallel to each other, which would host the dollies and target platform for a rope pulley retrieval. A 36" semi-trailer tire was installed as a backstop for any

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MATHEWS ® GENUINE

FLATLINE STABILIZER ™

ACCESSORIES

The Flatline Stabilizer features our exclusive dampening technology in a new EHS Nano configuration for added vibration dampening and enhanced stabilization. The EHS Nano is paired with a high modulus carbon fiber rod and precision machined end cap weights to ensure ultimate rigidity, while allowing you to control the amount of added weight.

6 INCH

8 INCH

10 INCH

12 INCH FINISH OPTIONS:

LOST CAMO XD

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REALTREE EDGE

OPTIFADE ELEVATED II

OPTIFADE SUBALPINE

RIDGE REAPER BARREN

RIDGE REAPER FOREST

MATHEWS GENUINE

MATHEWS GENUINE

MATHEWS GENUINE

STATIC SIDEBAR MOUNT

1 OZ WEIGHTS

ADJUSTABLE V-BAR

Designed to fit seamlessly on Mathews bows, the Static Sidebar Mount enables the addition of a rear stabilizer for added stability and balance.

Customize the balance of your hunting or target bow with these 1 oz stainless steel end weights. Compatible with the Mathews’ Flatline Stabilizer and other 5/16"-24 threads.

Fully adjustable single sided V-bar with lasered indicator lines and stainless steel hardware. Includes integrated quick disconnect for rear stabilizer.

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MATHEWS ® GENUINE

FLATLINE STABILIZER ™

ACCESSORIES

The Flatline Stabilizer features our exclusive dampening technology in a new EHS Nano configuration for added vibration dampening and enhanced stabilization. The EHS Nano is paired with a high modulus carbon fiber rod and precision machined end cap weights to ensure ultimate rigidity, while allowing you to control the amount of added weight.

6 INCH

8 INCH

10 INCH

12 INCH FINISH OPTIONS:

LOST CAMO XD

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REALTREE EDGE

OPTIFADE ELEVATED II

OPTIFADE SUBALPINE

RIDGE REAPER BARREN

RIDGE REAPER FOREST

MATHEWS GENUINE

MATHEWS GENUINE

MATHEWS GENUINE

STATIC SIDEBAR MOUNT

1 OZ WEIGHTS

ADJUSTABLE V-BAR

Designed to fit seamlessly on Mathews bows, the Static Sidebar Mount enables the addition of a rear stabilizer for added stability and balance.

Customize the balance of your hunting or target bow with these 1 oz stainless steel end weights. Compatible with the Mathews’ Flatline Stabilizer and other 5/16"-24 threads.

Fully adjustable single sided V-bar with lasered indicator lines and stainless steel hardware. Includes integrated quick disconnect for rear stabilizer.

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HOOD FINISHES:

MATHEWS GENUINE

ARROWWEB HD-SERIES QUIVER ®

MATHEWS GENUINE

Q-LITE QUIVER ™

RIDGE REAPER BARREN Weighing a mere 7 oz, the Q-Lite is one of the lightest quivers on the market. Ultra-stiff carbon fiber rods and precision machine mounting brackets ensure a secure hold while cutting down weight. Left-handed and right-handed specific.

RIDGE REAPER FOREST

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. The Spider Claw® Quiver Mount features an integrated Harmonic Damper® that reduces sound and vibration by up to 55%.* COLORSHIELD ™ INSERT COLOR OPTIONS:

OPTIFADE ELEVATED II

4

HOOD FINISHES:

ARROW

and

6

2

PIECE

OPTIFADE SUBALPINE

RIDGE REAPER BARREN

RIDGE REAPER FOREST

LOST CAMO XD

OPTIFADE ELEVATED II

OPTIFADE SUBALPINE

REALTREE EDGE

LOST CAMO XD

REALTREE EDGE

ARROW

aVAILABLE

DESIGN

MATHEWS GENUINE

QAD ULTRA REST MATHEWS GENUINE

QAD ULTRA REST INTEGRATE MX ®

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. Also available in Realtree Edge and Lost Camo XD.

Mathews teamed up with Quality Archery Design (QAD) to introduce the all-new UltraRest Integrate MX. This compact, micro-adjust rest was designed specifically for Mathews bows with a dovetail mounting system for quick and easy setup while providing a secure hold. The streamline housing allows for precision tuning with 1.9 thousandths of an inch adjustment per click, both horizontally and vertically.

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HOOD FINISHES:

MATHEWS GENUINE

ARROWWEB HD-SERIES QUIVER ®

MATHEWS GENUINE

Q-LITE QUIVER ™

RIDGE REAPER BARREN Weighing a mere 7 oz, the Q-Lite is one of the lightest quivers on the market. Ultra-stiff carbon fiber rods and precision machine mounting brackets ensure a secure hold while cutting down weight. Left-handed and right-handed specific.

RIDGE REAPER FOREST

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. The Spider Claw® Quiver Mount features an integrated Harmonic Damper® that reduces sound and vibration by up to 55%.* COLORSHIELD ™ INSERT COLOR OPTIONS:

OPTIFADE ELEVATED II

4

HOOD FINISHES:

ARROW

and

6

2

PIECE

OPTIFADE SUBALPINE

RIDGE REAPER BARREN

RIDGE REAPER FOREST

LOST CAMO XD

OPTIFADE ELEVATED II

OPTIFADE SUBALPINE

REALTREE EDGE

LOST CAMO XD

REALTREE EDGE

ARROW

aVAILABLE

DESIGN

MATHEWS GENUINE

QAD ULTRA REST MATHEWS GENUINE

QAD ULTRA REST INTEGRATE MX ®

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. Also available in Realtree Edge and Lost Camo XD.

Mathews teamed up with Quality Archery Design (QAD) to introduce the all-new UltraRest Integrate MX. This compact, micro-adjust rest was designed specifically for Mathews bows with a dovetail mounting system for quick and easy setup while providing a secure hold. The streamline housing allows for precision tuning with 1.9 thousandths of an inch adjustment per click, both horizontally and vertically.

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MATHEWS GENUINE

MATHEWS GENUINE

FOCUS GRIP

LIMB LEGS

The Mathews Genuine Focus Grip helps shooters minimize hand torque in the event of poor hand placement by keeping pressure concentrated in the center of the grip. Compatible with 2018 and older bow* models.

This simple, silent and lightweight bow stand is an efficient way to stand your bow up on the range or in the field. Designed specifically for Mathews wide limb platforms.

®

AVAILABLE COLORS:

MATHEWS GENUINE

HARMONIC STABILIZER MATHEWS GENUINE

FLATBACK GRIP

The Harmonic Stabilizer is another exciting new innovation from Mathews. The Harmonic Stabilizer is purposely tuned to be out of phase with Mathews bow models that have longer risers, and can dampen more than 75% of residual vibration.

The Mathews Flatback Grip is 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 inlay or a carbon fiber inlay. Compatible with 2018 and older bow* models.

MATHEWS GENUINE

HARMONIC STABILIZER LITE The Harmonic Stabilizer Lite, like the standard Harmonic Stabilizer, absorbs 75% of residual vibration, but now does so at 1/3 the weight (nearly 70% lighter). The Harmonic Stabilizer Lite can also retrofit most Mathews bows currently equipped with Harmonic Dampers.

MATHEWS GENUINE

MONKEY TAILS

MATHEWS GENUINE ®

CUSTOM DAMPING

The do-it-yourself string and cable damping system. No bow press needed and installs in seconds. Four Monkey Tails equates to a minimal speed loss of 1-2 fps total with virtually all string and cable sound and vibration eliminated.

Custom Damping Accessories allow you to accent your bow with your favorite team colors or create a signature look. They are available for Harmonic Dampers and Mini Harmonic Dampers and can be added to most Mathews bows and quivers.

AVAILABLE COLORS:

AVAILABLE COLORS:

* The Conquest 4 features an Integral Grip and is

not compatible with the Focus & Flatback Grips.

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MATHEWS GENUINE

MATHEWS GENUINE

FOCUS GRIP

LIMB LEGS

The Mathews Genuine Focus Grip helps shooters minimize hand torque in the event of poor hand placement by keeping pressure concentrated in the center of the grip. Compatible with 2018 and older bow* models.

This simple, silent and lightweight bow stand is an efficient way to stand your bow up on the range or in the field. Designed specifically for Mathews wide limb platforms.

®

AVAILABLE COLORS:

MATHEWS GENUINE

HARMONIC STABILIZER MATHEWS GENUINE

FLATBACK GRIP

The Harmonic Stabilizer is another exciting new innovation from Mathews. The Harmonic Stabilizer is purposely tuned to be out of phase with Mathews bow models that have longer risers, and can dampen more than 75% of residual vibration.

The Mathews Flatback Grip is 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 inlay or a carbon fiber inlay. Compatible with 2018 and older bow* models.

MATHEWS GENUINE

HARMONIC STABILIZER LITE The Harmonic Stabilizer Lite, like the standard Harmonic Stabilizer, absorbs 75% of residual vibration, but now does so at 1/3 the weight (nearly 70% lighter). The Harmonic Stabilizer Lite can also retrofit most Mathews bows currently equipped with Harmonic Dampers.

MATHEWS GENUINE

MONKEY TAILS

MATHEWS GENUINE ®

CUSTOM DAMPING

The do-it-yourself string and cable damping system. No bow press needed and installs in seconds. Four Monkey Tails equates to a minimal speed loss of 1-2 fps total with virtually all string and cable sound and vibration eliminated.

Custom Damping Accessories allow you to accent your bow with your favorite team colors or create a signature look. They are available for Harmonic Dampers and Mini Harmonic Dampers and can be added to most Mathews bows and quivers.

AVAILABLE COLORS:

AVAILABLE COLORS:

* The Conquest 4 features an Integral Grip and is

not compatible with the Focus & Flatback Grips.

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NOTES FROM THE FIELD

However, I had one buck tag left. With a hot doe nearby and an entire hour of daylight left, we were going to sit tight.

By: LINCOLN TAPP

OK

As a young hunter, I cut my teeth trying to outsmart the Whitetail deer of Central Oklahoma. As my knowledge and passion for Whitetails grew, I began to think of goals for this species. My goal was just to harvest a mature buck, until I arrowed a beautiful main frame ten-point when I was eleven years old. A few years and thousands of hours spent in the outdoors later, I’d set a goal to harvest a 200" Whitetail with a bow. It was a long-term goal that I knew would be worthy of chasing for my entire life. The Fall 2017-18 Deer season rolled around in Oklahoma. I had multiple shooters in my sights, but I couldn’t stop thinking about the potential of a young, up-and-coming typical ten who we’d named “Curly.” In the early season, my dad, uncle, and I all let him walk and felt good about doing so. The excitement of watching and passing on Curly, knowing his future potential, soon gave way to


NOTES FROM THE FIELD

However, I had one buck tag left. With a hot doe nearby and an entire hour of daylight left, we were going to sit tight.

By: LINCOLN TAPP

OK

As a young hunter, I cut my teeth trying to outsmart the Whitetail deer of Central Oklahoma. As my knowledge and passion for Whitetails grew, I began to think of goals for this species. My goal was just to harvest a mature buck, until I arrowed a beautiful main frame ten-point when I was eleven years old. A few years and thousands of hours spent in the outdoors later, I’d set a goal to harvest a 200" Whitetail with a bow. It was a long-term goal that I knew would be worthy of chasing for my entire life. The Fall 2017-18 Deer season rolled around in Oklahoma. I had multiple shooters in my sights, but I couldn’t stop thinking about the potential of a young, up-and-coming typical ten who we’d named “Curly.” In the early season, my dad, uncle, and I all let him walk and felt good about doing so. The excitement of watching and passing on Curly, knowing his future potential, soon gave way to


C U R LY & T H E B E A S T

disappointment. Hunters on a neighboring property texted us a trail camera picture of Curly, and let us know they had arrowed him, but could not find him. Curly was never recovered, but a blurry trail camera picture later in the season gave us hope that he survived. The Fall 2018 season started with a huge sigh of relief, when Curly showed up in September at his favorite spot. He had grown into an impressive buck and I knew he would be at the top of my hit list. Curly was hitting my camera every other evening, without fail, during the week leading up to our archery season opener. The season opener happened to be Curly’s “off day” for showing up in the daylight, but the wind forecast was good for his spot (which is rare) and I decided to hunt anyways. Curly never showed that evening, and suddenly disappeared for a few days. When he showed up again, his movements were sporadic at best. A rookie mistake on my part had made Curly change his pattern, and I was up in arms trying to figure out how and where to hunt him in daylight hours. On the night of October 20th, I was sitting in my friends living room with his family when my dad texted me a trail cam photo. I was in complete awe of what I saw, and honestly wondered if my dad was joking with me. It was the largest deer we’d ever seen on any of the land we hunt in Oklahoma. He wore an amazingly wide ten point frame that gave way to multiple splits and kickers, and G2’s that seemingly touched the sky. It was a 200" class monarch. I decided that night to name him “The Beast” and was consumed completely with the thought of getting a shot at him. Over the years, my dad and I have seen many great bucks who would show up in the rut and disappear at the drop of a hat. We’d already experienced unseasonably cold weather this year and I knew the pre-rut had kicked in. I was suspicious that The Beast could be one of those dreaded “rut bucks” and could disappear at any point when he got bored with the does on our property. I quickly relocated the cameras that I’d been using for Curly to the area around The Beast’s first trail cam pic. A week passed and none of the additional cameras had helped me pattern the beast. In fact, he had begun using the first trail we ever saw him on every night after dark. That was the extent of what I knew about him. It was agonizing knowing that the deer of a lifetime was moving around under my nose and there was nothing I could do about it. November 1st came and that morning I was walking between classes at my once-a-week homeschool “co-op.” I looked down at my phone and what I saw made me sick and ecstatic all at the same time. The Beast had shown up for the first time in broad daylight! To make things even weirder, he was at a totally new location that I originally set up for Curly. Two things made me particularly optimistic as I scrolled through the rest of the trail cam pics from that morning. First, the camera The Beast had been hitting every night was to the south, which meant he’d be more inclined to go south (towards my stand location) than in any other direction. Second, there were nearly half a dozen bucks who ran by that camera in an hour’s time, so I knew there was a hot doe in the woods. I’d never set foot in the woods even once to hunt this buck. His calculated, yet unexplainable movements were nothing short of ghostly. I thought this may be the break I’d been praying for. My mind raced as we pulled into the property where so many of my childhood memories were made. Before I knew it, we were settling into our stands and getting quiet. The early part of the

evening yielded only one sighting of a young buck whose nose was tracing the ground in search of a doe. Approximately one hour into our sit, my dad suggested rattling a bit and I agreed. I violently clashed the antlers together for 20-30 seconds before stopping to listen. A long ten minutes had passed before we heard something walking through the endless sea of fall leaves. It was a buck. My eyes focused on the curved brow tine for which he was named and I immediately knew it was Curly. I drew back as he walked behind a small cedar tree. When he walked into my opening, I softly grunted to stop him. My arrow flew true and he went crashing through the woods like a bull moose. My Dad and I celebrated, knowing I’d just arrowed one of the smartest bucks I’d ever hunted. However, I had one buck tag left. With a hot doe nearby and an entire hour of daylight left, we were going to sit tight. When the woods died down and we thought Curly had expired, my dad banged the antlers together again. We thought the sound of Curly running off could also sound like bucks chasing a doe, if it was followed by rattling. Twenty minutes of pin-drop silence later, we heard some faint footsteps. Whatever it was, it was heading in our direction. The first thing I could see were the deer’s legs. They were long and seemingly black in color. I knew it had to be a buck. A moment later, my wildest

dream came true when I saw the unique kickers that jutted from the left side of his rack. It was The Beast. He was coming steadily and it wouldn’t be long until I’d have a shot opportunity. I turned to my dad in disbelief with a blank look on my face, and was able to muster the words “It’s him!” Everything from this point was instinctive, and I drew my bow the same way I have a hundred thousand times. The sound of my heart beating cut through the dead calm of the evening and I felt the weight of the world on my shoulders. Every crunch of leaves was one step closer to me achieving a lifelong dream. All I remember was praying until the giant antlers appeared in the open. The Beast stopped to look around for the last time, just one pace from where Curly had done the same. That’s when I let it fly. The impact was the kind that ethical hunters dream about. Minutes later I followed one of the shortest blood trails I ever have, to the most majestic buck I’ve ever laid eyes on. The next morning, my 2018 pursuit of Oklahoma bucks officially finished at the end of Curly’s blood trail. The Lord allowed me to experience a miraculous day in the deer woods, ten feet up in a deer stand and just a bit closer to heaven.

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C U R LY & T H E B E A S T

disappointment. Hunters on a neighboring property texted us a trail camera picture of Curly, and let us know they had arrowed him, but could not find him. Curly was never recovered, but a blurry trail camera picture later in the season gave us hope that he survived. The Fall 2018 season started with a huge sigh of relief, when Curly showed up in September at his favorite spot. He had grown into an impressive buck and I knew he would be at the top of my hit list. Curly was hitting my camera every other evening, without fail, during the week leading up to our archery season opener. The season opener happened to be Curly’s “off day” for showing up in the daylight, but the wind forecast was good for his spot (which is rare) and I decided to hunt anyways. Curly never showed that evening, and suddenly disappeared for a few days. When he showed up again, his movements were sporadic at best. A rookie mistake on my part had made Curly change his pattern, and I was up in arms trying to figure out how and where to hunt him in daylight hours. On the night of October 20th, I was sitting in my friends living room with his family when my dad texted me a trail cam photo. I was in complete awe of what I saw, and honestly wondered if my dad was joking with me. It was the largest deer we’d ever seen on any of the land we hunt in Oklahoma. He wore an amazingly wide ten point frame that gave way to multiple splits and kickers, and G2’s that seemingly touched the sky. It was a 200" class monarch. I decided that night to name him “The Beast” and was consumed completely with the thought of getting a shot at him. Over the years, my dad and I have seen many great bucks who would show up in the rut and disappear at the drop of a hat. We’d already experienced unseasonably cold weather this year and I knew the pre-rut had kicked in. I was suspicious that The Beast could be one of those dreaded “rut bucks” and could disappear at any point when he got bored with the does on our property. I quickly relocated the cameras that I’d been using for Curly to the area around The Beast’s first trail cam pic. A week passed and none of the additional cameras had helped me pattern the beast. In fact, he had begun using the first trail we ever saw him on every night after dark. That was the extent of what I knew about him. It was agonizing knowing that the deer of a lifetime was moving around under my nose and there was nothing I could do about it. November 1st came and that morning I was walking between classes at my once-a-week homeschool “co-op.” I looked down at my phone and what I saw made me sick and ecstatic all at the same time. The Beast had shown up for the first time in broad daylight! To make things even weirder, he was at a totally new location that I originally set up for Curly. Two things made me particularly optimistic as I scrolled through the rest of the trail cam pics from that morning. First, the camera The Beast had been hitting every night was to the south, which meant he’d be more inclined to go south (towards my stand location) than in any other direction. Second, there were nearly half a dozen bucks who ran by that camera in an hour’s time, so I knew there was a hot doe in the woods. I’d never set foot in the woods even once to hunt this buck. His calculated, yet unexplainable movements were nothing short of ghostly. I thought this may be the break I’d been praying for. My mind raced as we pulled into the property where so many of my childhood memories were made. Before I knew it, we were settling into our stands and getting quiet. The early part of the

evening yielded only one sighting of a young buck whose nose was tracing the ground in search of a doe. Approximately one hour into our sit, my dad suggested rattling a bit and I agreed. I violently clashed the antlers together for 20-30 seconds before stopping to listen. A long ten minutes had passed before we heard something walking through the endless sea of fall leaves. It was a buck. My eyes focused on the curved brow tine for which he was named and I immediately knew it was Curly. I drew back as he walked behind a small cedar tree. When he walked into my opening, I softly grunted to stop him. My arrow flew true and he went crashing through the woods like a bull moose. My Dad and I celebrated, knowing I’d just arrowed one of the smartest bucks I’d ever hunted. However, I had one buck tag left. With a hot doe nearby and an entire hour of daylight left, we were going to sit tight. When the woods died down and we thought Curly had expired, my dad banged the antlers together again. We thought the sound of Curly running off could also sound like bucks chasing a doe, if it was followed by rattling. Twenty minutes of pin-drop silence later, we heard some faint footsteps. Whatever it was, it was heading in our direction. The first thing I could see were the deer’s legs. They were long and seemingly black in color. I knew it had to be a buck. A moment later, my wildest

dream came true when I saw the unique kickers that jutted from the left side of his rack. It was The Beast. He was coming steadily and it wouldn’t be long until I’d have a shot opportunity. I turned to my dad in disbelief with a blank look on my face, and was able to muster the words “It’s him!” Everything from this point was instinctive, and I drew my bow the same way I have a hundred thousand times. The sound of my heart beating cut through the dead calm of the evening and I felt the weight of the world on my shoulders. Every crunch of leaves was one step closer to me achieving a lifelong dream. All I remember was praying until the giant antlers appeared in the open. The Beast stopped to look around for the last time, just one pace from where Curly had done the same. That’s when I let it fly. The impact was the kind that ethical hunters dream about. Minutes later I followed one of the shortest blood trails I ever have, to the most majestic buck I’ve ever laid eyes on. The next morning, my 2018 pursuit of Oklahoma bucks officially finished at the end of Curly’s blood trail. The Lord allowed me to experience a miraculous day in the deer woods, ten feet up in a deer stand and just a bit closer to heaven.

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Lee Lakosky during the moment of truth in Utah.

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Lee Lakosky during the moment of truth in Utah.

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ADDICTED TO THE OUTDOORS: Jon & Gina Brunson

DRIVEN TV: Nicole Reeve

BUCKMASTERS: Jackie Bushman

TROPHY PURSUIT: Chris Dunkin

THE BREAKING POINT: Brennen Nading

BUCK COMMANDER: Adam LaRoche

DEADLY PASSION: Melissa Bachmann

SKULL BOUND: Jana Waller

DRIVEN TV: Pat Reeve

EASTMAN’S BOWHUNTING: Ike Eastman

THE HUNT: Greg Miller

HUNT MASTERS: Gregg Ritz

EASTMAN’S BOWHUNTING: Jordan Breshears

HEADHUNTERS TV: Randy Birdsong

BUCK COMMANDER: Luke Bryan

BLUE COLLAR OUTDOORS: Jay Presti & Crystal Gibson

THE CRUSH: Lee Lakosky

HEADHUNTERS TV: Nate Hosie

PRIMOS TRUTH ABOUT HUNTING: Brad Farris & Lake Pickle

PRIMOS TRUTH ABOUT HUNTING: Will Primos

THE CRUSH: Tiffany Lakosky

MOST WANTED: Bob Richardson

GAME OF INCHES: Justin Olk

THE LINDSEY WAY: Jeff Lindsey


ADDICTED TO THE OUTDOORS: Jon & Gina Brunson

DRIVEN TV: Nicole Reeve

BUCKMASTERS: Jackie Bushman

TROPHY PURSUIT: Chris Dunkin

THE BREAKING POINT: Brennen Nading

BUCK COMMANDER: Adam LaRoche

DEADLY PASSION: Melissa Bachmann

SKULL BOUND: Jana Waller

DRIVEN TV: Pat Reeve

EASTMAN’S BOWHUNTING: Ike Eastman

THE HUNT: Greg Miller

HUNT MASTERS: Gregg Ritz

EASTMAN’S BOWHUNTING: Jordan Breshears

HEADHUNTERS TV: Randy Birdsong

BUCK COMMANDER: Luke Bryan

BLUE COLLAR OUTDOORS: Jay Presti & Crystal Gibson

THE CRUSH: Lee Lakosky

HEADHUNTERS TV: Nate Hosie

PRIMOS TRUTH ABOUT HUNTING: Brad Farris & Lake Pickle

PRIMOS TRUTH ABOUT HUNTING: Will Primos

THE CRUSH: Tiffany Lakosky

MOST WANTED: Bob Richardson

GAME OF INCHES: Justin Olk

THE LINDSEY WAY: Jeff Lindsey


EASTMAN’S BOWHUNTING: Brian Barney

LAST BREATH: Grant Putnam

BOWHUNTING.COM: Todd Graf

MAJOR LEAGUE BOWHUNTER: Brandon Adams

Jeff Simpson on the final stretch of a long haul in Colorado.

BOWLIFE: Levi Morgan

BOWLIFE: Samantha Morgan

RIZEN MEDIA: Joe Sir

WIREDOUTDOORS.COM: Jason Say

WHITETAIL PROPERTIES: Dan Perez

TERRITORIES WILD: Tom Miranda

Pat Reeve putting the new Vertix to the test in Saskatchewan. WHITETAIL FREAKS: Don Kisky

YOUNG WILD: Lincoln Tapp


EASTMAN’S BOWHUNTING: Brian Barney

LAST BREATH: Grant Putnam

BOWHUNTING.COM: Todd Graf

MAJOR LEAGUE BOWHUNTER: Brandon Adams

Jeff Simpson on the final stretch of a long haul in Colorado.

BOWLIFE: Levi Morgan

BOWLIFE: Samantha Morgan

RIZEN MEDIA: Joe Sir

WIREDOUTDOORS.COM: Jason Say

WHITETAIL PROPERTIES: Dan Perez

TERRITORIES WILD: Tom Miranda

Pat Reeve putting the new Vertix to the test in Saskatchewan. WHITETAIL FREAKS: Don Kisky

YOUNG WILD: Lincoln Tapp


Sophie Dodemont after sending the winning arrow in Berlin.

PHOTO: WORLD ARCHERY

Chris Perkins sizing up the 12 ring in London, KY. PHOTO: NICK KRAVITZ

Jesse Broadwater loading up during the championship round of the World Cup in Las Vegas. PHOTO: DEREK NELSON

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Sophie Dodemont after sending the winning arrow in Berlin.

PHOTO: WORLD ARCHERY

Chris Perkins sizing up the 12 ring in London, KY. PHOTO: NICK KRAVITZ

Jesse Broadwater loading up during the championship round of the World Cup in Las Vegas. PHOTO: DEREK NELSON

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2 01 8 C O M P E T I T I V E W I N S

187 Out of 212

IBO TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS

LAYLA ANNISON

JESSE BROADWATER

DARREN COLLINS

SOPHIE DODEMONT

GB Nats - Stage 3 GB Nats - Stage 5

Indoor MC Final ASA Texas NFAA Yankton, SD

NFAA Redding

World Cup Berlin - Stage 4

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Out of 68

IBO NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

DANNY EVANS

JOSEPH GOZA

JUSTIN HANNAH

TANJA JENSEN

IBO Team Champion

IBO Team Champion

ASA Shooter of the Year

NFAA Yankton, SD

KAILEY JOHNSTON

CARA KELLY

DAN McCARTHY

LEVI MORGAN

ASA Phoenix City, AL IBO, 1st Leg NTC ASA Classic

ASA Texas ASA KY ASA Shooter of the Year

ASA Texas IBO World IBO Team Champion

ASA Augusta IBO, 1st Leg NTC ASA KY | ASA IL ASA Classic ASA Shooter of the Year IBO National Champion IBO Team Champion

CHRIS PERKINS

DUANE PRICE

SARAH PRIEELS

SHARON WALLACE

IA Pro/Am Vegas Shoot Champion OPA Men’s Expert

ASA Augusta 3rd Leg IBO NTC

Lancaster Classic GB Nats - Stage 2

ASA Foley, AL IBO Winter Nationals IBO Spring Nationals ASA Augusta IBO World

24

Out of 50

WORLD CUP CHAMPIONSHIPS

102 Out of 138

SHOOTER OF THE YEAR AWARDS


2 01 8 C O M P E T I T I V E W I N S

187 Out of 212

IBO TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS

LAYLA ANNISON

JESSE BROADWATER

DARREN COLLINS

SOPHIE DODEMONT

GB Nats - Stage 3 GB Nats - Stage 5

Indoor MC Final ASA Texas NFAA Yankton, SD

NFAA Redding

World Cup Berlin - Stage 4

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Out of 68

IBO NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

DANNY EVANS

JOSEPH GOZA

JUSTIN HANNAH

TANJA JENSEN

IBO Team Champion

IBO Team Champion

ASA Shooter of the Year

NFAA Yankton, SD

KAILEY JOHNSTON

CARA KELLY

DAN McCARTHY

LEVI MORGAN

ASA Phoenix City, AL IBO, 1st Leg NTC ASA Classic

ASA Texas ASA KY ASA Shooter of the Year

ASA Texas IBO World IBO Team Champion

ASA Augusta IBO, 1st Leg NTC ASA KY | ASA IL ASA Classic ASA Shooter of the Year IBO National Champion IBO Team Champion

CHRIS PERKINS

DUANE PRICE

SARAH PRIEELS

SHARON WALLACE

IA Pro/Am Vegas Shoot Champion OPA Men’s Expert

ASA Augusta 3rd Leg IBO NTC

Lancaster Classic GB Nats - Stage 2

ASA Foley, AL IBO Winter Nationals IBO Spring Nationals ASA Augusta IBO World

24

Out of 50

WORLD CUP CHAMPIONSHIPS

102 Out of 138

SHOOTER OF THE YEAR AWARDS


COMPETITION

COMPETITION

TRX SERIES TECHNOLOGIES CROSSCENTRIC ® CAM SYSTEM

TRX 38 ®

High-efficiency cam system that delivers accurate energy with an incredibly smooth draw.

DUAL BRIDGED RISER IBO RATING up to 328 FPS

The dual bridged riser design is built for maximum durability.

AXLE-TO-AXLE

7.5" PHYSICAL WEIGHT 4.86 lbs* LET-OFF

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

70, 70V or 80% DRAW WEIGHTS 50, 60 & 70 lbs DRAW LENGTHS 23 - 30" HALF-SIZES 23.5 - 29.5"

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

up to 332 FPS

TRX 7

up to 322 FPS

TRX 8

40" BRACE HEIGHT 7 or 8"

(7 shown)

PHYSICAL WEIGHT 4.92 lbs*

TRX 7

4.96 lbs*

TRX 8

NEW

70, 70V or 80%

ENGAGE™ GRIP

DRAW WEIGHTS

Designed for consistent hand placement, reducing torque. Comfortable for all shooters regardless of hand size.

DRAW LENGTHS

50, 60 & 70 lbs

23 - 30"

TRX 7

24 - 31"

TRX 8

HALF-SIZES

CROSSCENTRIC

$1,799

IBO RATING

LET-OFF

CAM

MSRP

®

AXLE-TO-AXLE

38" BRACE HEIGHT

TRX 7/ 8

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

23.5 - 29.5"

TRX 7

24.5 - 30.5"

TRX 8

CAM CROSSCENTRIC BASE MSRP $1,799 All specifications approximate. *Physical weights are without Harmonic Dampers.

TRX 38 HIGHLIGHTS Built off of the proven design of the longer TRX models, the TRX 38 fills the void perfectly for shooters looking for a shorter, lighter, more comfortable bow for their draw length. The 70 percent mod gives shooters a deeper valley while the standard 80 percent mods remain an option.

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TRX 7 / 8 HIGHLIGHTS FINSH OPTIONS: Black | Yellow | Red | Blue | White (shown)

Competition proven, the TRX comes in at 40 inches axle-to-axle with brace-height variations of 7 and 8 inches, offering superior stability and forgiveness on the range.

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

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COMPETITION

COMPETITION

TRX SERIES TECHNOLOGIES CROSSCENTRIC ® CAM SYSTEM

TRX 38 ®

High-efficiency cam system that delivers accurate energy with an incredibly smooth draw.

DUAL BRIDGED RISER IBO RATING up to 328 FPS

The dual bridged riser design is built for maximum durability.

AXLE-TO-AXLE

7.5" PHYSICAL WEIGHT 4.86 lbs* LET-OFF

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

70, 70V or 80% DRAW WEIGHTS 50, 60 & 70 lbs DRAW LENGTHS 23 - 30" HALF-SIZES 23.5 - 29.5"

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

up to 332 FPS

TRX 7

up to 322 FPS

TRX 8

40" BRACE HEIGHT 7 or 8"

(7 shown)

PHYSICAL WEIGHT 4.92 lbs*

TRX 7

4.96 lbs*

TRX 8

NEW

70, 70V or 80%

ENGAGE™ GRIP

DRAW WEIGHTS

Designed for consistent hand placement, reducing torque. Comfortable for all shooters regardless of hand size.

DRAW LENGTHS

50, 60 & 70 lbs

23 - 30"

TRX 7

24 - 31"

TRX 8

HALF-SIZES

CROSSCENTRIC

$1,799

IBO RATING

LET-OFF

CAM

MSRP

®

AXLE-TO-AXLE

38" BRACE HEIGHT

TRX 7/ 8

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

23.5 - 29.5"

TRX 7

24.5 - 30.5"

TRX 8

CAM CROSSCENTRIC BASE MSRP $1,799 All specifications approximate. *Physical weights are without Harmonic Dampers.

TRX 38 HIGHLIGHTS Built off of the proven design of the longer TRX models, the TRX 38 fills the void perfectly for shooters looking for a shorter, lighter, more comfortable bow for their draw length. The 70 percent mod gives shooters a deeper valley while the standard 80 percent mods remain an option.

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TRX 7 / 8 HIGHLIGHTS FINSH OPTIONS: Black | Yellow | Red | Blue | White (shown)

Competition proven, the TRX comes in at 40 inches axle-to-axle with brace-height variations of 7 and 8 inches, offering superior stability and forgiveness on the range.

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

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COMPETITION

HALON X

HALON X comp

CONQUEST 4

IBO RATING

IBO RATING

IBO RATING

®

®

up to 330 FPS @ 75% 328 @ 85%

up to 330 FPS AXLE-TO-AXLE

AXLE-TO-AXLE

37"

35"

BRACE HEIGHT

BRACE HEIGHT 7" PHYSICAL WEIGHT 4.94 lbs* LET-OFF 75 or 85% DRAW WEIGHTS 50, 60 & 70 lbs DRAW LENGTHS 26 - 30" HALF-SIZES 26.5 - 30.5" CAM MINI CROSSCENTRIC MSRP

7" PHYSICAL WEIGHT 4.96 lbs* LET-OFF 75 or 85% DRAW WEIGHTS 50, 60 & 70 lbs DRAW LENGTHS 26 - 32" HALF-SIZES 26.5 - 31.5" CAM MINI CROSSCENTRIC MSRP $1,399

®

up to 310 FPS AXLE-TO-AXLE 40 5/8" BRACE HEIGHT 7" PHYSICAL WEIGHT 4.4 lbs LET-OFF 60, 65 & 80% DRAW WEIGHTS 40, 50, 60 & 70 lbs DRAW LENGTHS 28 - 32"

MAXCAM™ 65 or 80% LET-OFF

24 - 29"

MINI MAXCAM™ 65% LET-OFF

28 - 32"

SUPER SOFTCAM™ 60% LET-OFF

HALF-SIZES 25.5 - 30.5" MSRP $1,099

$1,299

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

HALON X HIGHLIGHTS

HALON X COMP HIGHLIGHTS

CONQUEST 4 HIGHLIGHTS

The HALON X crossover bow is built to perform in the field or on the range. Measuring 35" axle-to-axle, the HALON X features the perimeter-weighted Mini Crosscentric Cam system that generates speeds up to 330 fps.

The 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.

From 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, a Carbon Cable Rod, a fully machined Aeroriser and a sleek integral grip.

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

FINISH OPTIONS: White | Yellow | Stone | Red | Blue | Black (shown)

FINISH OPTIONS: Black (shown)

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COMPETITION

HALON X

HALON X comp

CONQUEST 4

IBO RATING

IBO RATING

IBO RATING

®

®

up to 330 FPS @ 75% 328 @ 85%

up to 330 FPS AXLE-TO-AXLE

AXLE-TO-AXLE

37"

35"

BRACE HEIGHT

BRACE HEIGHT 7" PHYSICAL WEIGHT 4.94 lbs* LET-OFF 75 or 85% DRAW WEIGHTS 50, 60 & 70 lbs DRAW LENGTHS 26 - 30" HALF-SIZES 26.5 - 30.5" CAM MINI CROSSCENTRIC MSRP

7" PHYSICAL WEIGHT 4.96 lbs* LET-OFF 75 or 85% DRAW WEIGHTS 50, 60 & 70 lbs DRAW LENGTHS 26 - 32" HALF-SIZES 26.5 - 31.5" CAM MINI CROSSCENTRIC MSRP $1,399

®

up to 310 FPS AXLE-TO-AXLE 40 5/8" BRACE HEIGHT 7" PHYSICAL WEIGHT 4.4 lbs LET-OFF 60, 65 & 80% DRAW WEIGHTS 40, 50, 60 & 70 lbs DRAW LENGTHS 28 - 32"

MAXCAM™ 65 or 80% LET-OFF

24 - 29"

MINI MAXCAM™ 65% LET-OFF

28 - 32"

SUPER SOFTCAM™ 60% LET-OFF

HALF-SIZES 25.5 - 30.5" MSRP $1,099

$1,299

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

HALON X HIGHLIGHTS

HALON X COMP HIGHLIGHTS

CONQUEST 4 HIGHLIGHTS

The HALON X crossover bow is built to perform in the field or on the range. Measuring 35" axle-to-axle, the HALON X features the perimeter-weighted Mini Crosscentric Cam system that generates speeds up to 330 fps.

The 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.

From 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, a Carbon Cable Rod, a fully machined Aeroriser and a sleek integral grip.

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

FINISH OPTIONS: White | Yellow | Stone | Red | Blue | Black (shown)

FINISH OPTIONS: Black (shown)

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2019 Bow LINE COMPARISON NEW

TRAVERSE

TX-5

TRIAX

Tactic

AVAIL

®

Stoke

®

TRX 38

TRX 7

TRX 8

Halon X COMP

Halon X

SAFARI

328

332

322

330

330

350 w/425 gr.

310

70%, 70V, 80%

70%, 70V, 80%

70%, 70V, 80%

75%, 85%

75%, 85%

65%, 80%

Max Cam: 80%, 65% Mini Max: 65% Super Soft: 60%

®

CONQUEST 4 ®

343

338

345

343

335

320 @ 28/60

314 @ 27/60

80%, 85%

75%, 85%

75%, 85%

75%, 85%

80%

80%

80%

Axle-to-Axle

30”

33”

28”

28”

30 1/2”

30”

27 1/4”

Axle-to-Axle

38”

40”

40“

37”

35“

33”

Max Cam: 40 5/8” Mini Max: 40 3/8“ Super Soft: 40 5/8”

Brace Height

6”

6 5/8”

5”

6”

7”

6”

5 5/8”

Brace Height

7 1/2“

7”

8“

7”

7“

6”

Max Cam: 7” Mini Max: 6 3/4” Super Soft: 7”

Realtree Edge Black, Stone Barren, Forest Subalpine Elevated II

Realtree Edge Black, Stone Red, White, Blue Barren, Forest Subalpine, Elevated II

Realtree Edge Black, Stone Barren, Forest Subalpine Elevated II

Lost Camo XD Black, Stone Barren, Forest Subalpine Elevated II

Realtree Edge Black

Lost Camo XD Black, Stone Barren, Forest Subalpine Elevated II

Lost Camo XD Black Stone Yellow

Riser

Black Blue Red Yellow White

Black Blue Red White

Black Blue Red White

Black, Stone Blue Red Yellow White

Lost Camo XD Black, Stone Yellow White

Black

Black

Realtree Edge Black, Stone Barren, Forest Subalpine Elevated II

Realtree Edge Black, Stone Red, White, Blue Barren, Forest Subalpine, Elevated II

Realtree Edge Black, Stone Barren, Forest Subalpine Elevated II

Lost Camo XD Black, Stone Barren, Forest Subalpine Elevated II

Realtree Edge Black

Lost Camo XD Black, Stone Barren, Forest Subalpine Elevated II

Lost Camo XD Black Stone

Limbs

NEW

Riser

IBO Rate (up to)

NEW

Limbs

VERTIX

NEW

Black White

Black White

Black White

Black Stone White

Lost Camo XD Black Stone White

Black

Black

60, 65, 70, 75 lbs.

50, 60, 70 lbs.

50, 60, 70 lbs.

50, 60, 70 lbs.

50, 60, 70 lbs.

40, 50, 60 lbs.

40, 50, 60 lbs.

50, 60, 70 lbs.

50, 60, 70 lbs.

50, 60, 70 lbs.

50, 60, 70 lbs.

50, 60, 70 lbs.

70, 85 lbs.

40, 50, 60, 70 lbs.

Draw Lengths

26 - 30”

27 - 32”

24 - 29”

25 - 30”

23 - 30”

22 - 28”

21 - 27”

Draw Lengths

23 - 30”

23 - 30”

24 - 31”

26 - 32”

26 - 30”

26 - 31”

Max Cam: 28 - 32“ Mini Max: 24 - 29“ Super Soft: 28 - 32“

Draw Length Half Sizes

26.5 - 30.5”

26.5 - 32.5”

23.5 - 29.5”

24.5 - 30.5”

23.5 - 29.5“

22.5 - 27.5”

21.5 - 26.5”

Draw Length Half Sizes

23.5 - 29.5“

23.5 - 29.5“

24.5 - 30.5“

26.5”- 31.5“

26.5”- 30.5“

25.5”- 30.5“

Max Cam: 1” (1/4“) Mini Max: .5“ Super Soft: 1” (1/4“)

Bow Weight*

4.67 lbs.

4.7 lbs.

4.58 lbs.

4.46 lbs.

4.24 lbs.

3.96 lbs.

3.78 lbs.

Bow Weight*

4.86 lbs.

4.92 lbs.

4.96 lbs.

4.96 lbs.

4.94 lbs.

4.8 lbs.

4.4 lbs.

Bowstring Length

61 5/8”

64 5/8”

59 3/4”

59 3/4”

60 3/4”

55”

52 3/8”

Bowstring Length

62 5/8“

64 5/8“

64 5/8“

61 7/8”

60“

62 3/4”

Max Cam: 103 1/4” Mini Max: 97 15/16” Super Soft: 103 1/4“

29 1/8” (x2)

30 7/8” (x2)

25 3/4” (x2)

25 3/4” (x2)

28 1/8” (x2)

35 5/8” (x2)

32 7/8” (x2)

Cable Length(s)

44” (2)

46” (2)

46” (2)

34 1/2” (x2)

32 7/8” (x2)

30 3/8” (x2) 12” (x2)

Max Cam: 43 5/8” Mini Max: 42 3/4“ Super Soft: 43 5/8”

$999

$999

$1,799

$1,799

$1,399

$1,299

$2,100

$1,099

Let-Off %

Finish

Peak Draw Weights

Cable Length(s)

12 1/2” (x2)

MSRP

$1,099

13” (x2)

$1,099

13” (x2)

13” (x2)

$1,099

$1,099

12” (x2) $849

IBO Rate (up to)

Let-Off %

Finish

Peak Draw Weights

MSRP

$1,799

13” (x2)

13” (x2)

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

FINISHES AVAILABLE:

NEW 2 0 1 9 Lost Camo® XD

Optifade® Elevated II

Optifade Subalpine

Ridge Reaper® Barren

Ridge Reaper Forest

Realtree Edge™

Black

Stone

White

Yellow

Red

Blue

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2019 Bow LINE COMPARISON NEW

TRAVERSE

TX-5

TRIAX

Tactic

AVAIL

®

Stoke

®

TRX 38

TRX 7

TRX 8

Halon X COMP

Halon X

SAFARI

328

332

322

330

330

350 w/425 gr.

310

70%, 70V, 80%

70%, 70V, 80%

70%, 70V, 80%

75%, 85%

75%, 85%

65%, 80%

Max Cam: 80%, 65% Mini Max: 65% Super Soft: 60%

®

CONQUEST 4 ®

343

338

345

343

335

320 @ 28/60

314 @ 27/60

80%, 85%

75%, 85%

75%, 85%

75%, 85%

80%

80%

80%

Axle-to-Axle

30”

33”

28”

28”

30 1/2”

30”

27 1/4”

Axle-to-Axle

38”

40”

40“

37”

35“

33”

Max Cam: 40 5/8” Mini Max: 40 3/8“ Super Soft: 40 5/8”

Brace Height

6”

6 5/8”

5”

6”

7”

6”

5 5/8”

Brace Height

7 1/2“

7”

8“

7”

7“

6”

Max Cam: 7” Mini Max: 6 3/4” Super Soft: 7”

Realtree Edge Black, Stone Barren, Forest Subalpine Elevated II

Realtree Edge Black, Stone Red, White, Blue Barren, Forest Subalpine, Elevated II

Realtree Edge Black, Stone Barren, Forest Subalpine Elevated II

Lost Camo XD Black, Stone Barren, Forest Subalpine Elevated II

Realtree Edge Black

Lost Camo XD Black, Stone Barren, Forest Subalpine Elevated II

Lost Camo XD Black Stone Yellow

Riser

Black Blue Red Yellow White

Black Blue Red White

Black Blue Red White

Black, Stone Blue Red Yellow White

Lost Camo XD Black, Stone Yellow White

Black

Black

Realtree Edge Black, Stone Barren, Forest Subalpine Elevated II

Realtree Edge Black, Stone Red, White, Blue Barren, Forest Subalpine, Elevated II

Realtree Edge Black, Stone Barren, Forest Subalpine Elevated II

Lost Camo XD Black, Stone Barren, Forest Subalpine Elevated II

Realtree Edge Black

Lost Camo XD Black, Stone Barren, Forest Subalpine Elevated II

Lost Camo XD Black Stone

Limbs

NEW

Riser

IBO Rate (up to)

NEW

Limbs

VERTIX

NEW

Black White

Black White

Black White

Black Stone White

Lost Camo XD Black Stone White

Black

Black

60, 65, 70, 75 lbs.

50, 60, 70 lbs.

50, 60, 70 lbs.

50, 60, 70 lbs.

50, 60, 70 lbs.

40, 50, 60 lbs.

40, 50, 60 lbs.

50, 60, 70 lbs.

50, 60, 70 lbs.

50, 60, 70 lbs.

50, 60, 70 lbs.

50, 60, 70 lbs.

70, 85 lbs.

40, 50, 60, 70 lbs.

Draw Lengths

26 - 30”

27 - 32”

24 - 29”

25 - 30”

23 - 30”

22 - 28”

21 - 27”

Draw Lengths

23 - 30”

23 - 30”

24 - 31”

26 - 32”

26 - 30”

26 - 31”

Max Cam: 28 - 32“ Mini Max: 24 - 29“ Super Soft: 28 - 32“

Draw Length Half Sizes

26.5 - 30.5”

26.5 - 32.5”

23.5 - 29.5”

24.5 - 30.5”

23.5 - 29.5“

22.5 - 27.5”

21.5 - 26.5”

Draw Length Half Sizes

23.5 - 29.5“

23.5 - 29.5“

24.5 - 30.5“

26.5”- 31.5“

26.5”- 30.5“

25.5”- 30.5“

Max Cam: 1” (1/4“) Mini Max: .5“ Super Soft: 1” (1/4“)

Bow Weight*

4.67 lbs.

4.7 lbs.

4.58 lbs.

4.46 lbs.

4.24 lbs.

3.96 lbs.

3.78 lbs.

Bow Weight*

4.86 lbs.

4.92 lbs.

4.96 lbs.

4.96 lbs.

4.94 lbs.

4.8 lbs.

4.4 lbs.

Bowstring Length

61 5/8”

64 5/8”

59 3/4”

59 3/4”

60 3/4”

55”

52 3/8”

Bowstring Length

62 5/8“

64 5/8“

64 5/8“

61 7/8”

60“

62 3/4”

Max Cam: 103 1/4” Mini Max: 97 15/16” Super Soft: 103 1/4“

29 1/8” (x2)

30 7/8” (x2)

25 3/4” (x2)

25 3/4” (x2)

28 1/8” (x2)

35 5/8” (x2)

32 7/8” (x2)

Cable Length(s)

44” (2)

46” (2)

46” (2)

34 1/2” (x2)

32 7/8” (x2)

30 3/8” (x2) 12” (x2)

Max Cam: 43 5/8” Mini Max: 42 3/4“ Super Soft: 43 5/8”

$999

$999

$1,799

$1,799

$1,399

$1,299

$2,100

$1,099

Let-Off %

Finish

Peak Draw Weights

Cable Length(s)

12 1/2” (x2)

MSRP

$1,099

13” (x2)

$1,099

13” (x2)

13” (x2)

$1,099

$1,099

12” (x2) $849

IBO Rate (up to)

Let-Off %

Finish

Peak Draw Weights

MSRP

$1,799

13” (x2)

13” (x2)

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

FINISHES AVAILABLE:

NEW 2 0 1 9 Lost Camo® XD

Optifade® Elevated II

Optifade Subalpine

Ridge Reaper® Barren

Ridge Reaper Forest

Realtree Edge™

Black

Stone

White

Yellow

Red

Blue

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2019 Mathews Annual  

A collection of 2019's best stories, photos and our newest product line.

2019 Mathews Annual  

A collection of 2019's best stories, photos and our newest product line.