No one really needs a bow like that to hunt, it is just our man-gene's desire for bigger faster and prettier toys. I have a Mathews Switchback that is a great bow. Sweet, quiet and fast enough to kill any animal, but I just had to have the Z7. I mean I had good reasons. Every man needs a back up bow in case something happens to your main bow during hunting season or a hunt. it could take days to get it repaired so a backup is absolutely necessary. And for me, I really wanted a black bow. The camo was nice, but the black bow was for me. I resisted getting a new bow for a while, but then along came the Z7 and it truly is a nice bow. Unlike the Reezen it didn't have the harsh break over hump. It is smooth quiet and very fast, plus did i mention it is black?
It isn't just the cost of the bow, it is the accessories that go with it that make the price rise. New sight, new rest and new quiver all add to the price. But it is worth it.
I'm saving up for a new mathews bow right now I have a diamond I like it but I would really like to try out the mathew's bow's and see which one I like best. But if I get one of these bows im not gonna get another one for a while.
I will have to slip up to the bow shop to shoot the new extreme. I love my Z7 and can't imagine they made the new one that much better for me, even if I could afford it, to consider buying a new bow. I seriously doubt I'll ever buy a new bow, but you never know.
The Z7 is just the perfect bow for me. It is a combination of smoothness, quiet and speed. Who could ask for me and all from a very short ata bow.
I recently completed my first skull plate mount of my buck antelope from the 2010 season. I used a kit from Van Dykes, and I thought I would pass along the tips my dad shared with me, as well as one or two I figured out on my own. I have only completed the one antelope kit, but these tips should work for kits for other species as well.
1. Leave as much depth to the skull as possible when you remove the antlers/horns from the skull of the animal. This...