The Everest of big-game hunting... I remember 12 May 1998 as if it were yesterday. Perched high in a tree stand near the fringes of Wood Buffalo National Park in northwestern Alberta, I was watching a huge black bear amble his way into bow range. Unknowingly, it was the beginning of a quest that would consume me until I let a fateful arrow fly on Isla de Carmen in the Baja of Mexico on 9 May 2011. The 13 years of my life between those two hunts were driven by my dream to take all 29 species of North America’s big game with archery tackle. But there was more: I wanted to document it all on broadcast video. No one had been able to capture 29 separate adventures, 29 arrow impacts on camera. I intended to be the first...
Testing Bowtech's Fuel... The previous Bowtech I tested was the the RPM. My impression that it is a young man’s bow must be seen again the fact that I’m approaching 50 at great speed… so any age below 40 is young, ha, ha, ha. But the Fuel is something different – this is a bow for everybody, simply because like a number of offerings these days, it can adjust from 14 to 70 pounds, and from 18 to 30 inches draw lenght. But I don’t want to evaluate the Fuel as another super-adjustable entry level bow. No, instead it falls into an intermediate price class, about R5 700, and Bowtech discontinued the Assassin, so I see this as an attempt to fill the entry level, and the intermediate price class range. In terms of being a serious hunting bow, I am very impressed. Bear in mind that for this price you get a multi-pin sight, stabiliser, arrow rest and attached quiver included. In fact, it is the whole kit except arrows and a release...
Page 26 August 2014 issue
AUGUST 2014 ISSUE
• Pa en seun jag saam
• Pumba traditional bows
• Arrow safety and accidents
• Hunting at Thali Thali
• Bow test: Bowtech Feul
• Tom Miranda: The Everest of big-game bowhunting
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