November 15, 2010 - Lake County, IL. 20 yard shot, 40 yard recovery. My 2nd self-filmed whitetail of the season. Elite Judge bow, NAP Nitron broadhead, Gold Tip velocity arrow, and ScentBlocker Mack Daddy fleece suit.
Shot in Brown County, IL on Halloween morning 2010. 25 yard shot, 60 yard recovery. Elite Judge bow, NAP Nitron broadhead, Gold Tip Velocity arrow.
August 27th, 2010. Shot near Douglas, Wyoming with Table Mountain Outfitters. 15 yard shot, 40 yard recovery. Elite Judge bow, NAP nitron broadhead, Gold Tip Velocity Pro arrow.
11/11 was a great day when this buck walked by. A well placed shot with an NAP Spitfire MaXX put the buck down in just 70 yards.
After a questionable hit I got lucky and recovered this buck in a creek less than 80 yards from where my truck was parked. Being good is great, but a little luck never hurts either!
A little meat for the freezer! My first deer taken with a mechanical broadhead - the NAP Spitfire MaXX.
I took this 148 lb doe on the first day of our 2008 trip to the Campbell Outdoor Challenge. An 18 yard shot from my NAP HellRazor put her down in no time at all.
Early season temps were in the 80's and my hopes of seeing deer weren't very high when this big mature doe showed up right before dark. A perfect shot from my new Diamond Marquis and she was down within 40 yards. Not a bad way to start off the season!
During the 2007 late season we had a lot of snow on the ground, which sent the deer looking for food. I shot this mature Illinois doe from the ground at 20 yards using a Bowtech bow and NAP broadhead.
I took this nice 138" main frame 8 pointer on October 29th, 2007 on the last full day of the Campbell Outdoor Challenge. My shot was a few inches back and hit him in the liver which made for a tougher than usual recovery. However, having not pushed him after the shot he only went 150 yards before bedding down and expiring. Because of Christine's great job with the footage we were able to win the Campbell Outdoor Challenge in 2007. You can check out the footage right here on Bowhunting.com!
I took this doe on October 27th, 2007 during the Campbell Outdoor Challenge. I put a perfect shot on her at 20 yards with my buddy Christine Appleberg running the camera.
The first deer I ever harvested on film, I shot this buck on October 20th, 2007 in Pike County, IL. My good buddy Mike Willand was behind the camera to capture the footage for me. Check out the video right here on Bowhunting.com
My 2nd buck of the 2006 season. There was a major case of ground shrinkage with this guy, but I made a perfect shot and capped off one of my best seasons ever. Taken November 19th in Lake County, IL.
The 2nd coyote I took while bowhunting. This one came from Lake County, IL.
After a few years of bad luck I finally harvested this nice buck on October 19th, 2006. A cold front moved in the night before and I was able to catch him up on his feet during daylight working back towards his bedding area. A 12 yard shot from my Bowtech Allegiance and he was down. I was using a 125 grain NAP Nitron broadhead that penetrated completely through his near shoulder. Now that's bad to the bone!
I took this mature doe on Opening Day of the 2006 season.
The first of three does that I've taken from the same stand over the past several years. Taken with a Hoyt ViperTec bow and Magnus Stinger 2 blade broadhead.
My biggest bow buck to date, I harvested this deer in JoDaviess County, IL at 12 yards from the ground. He was working a scrape and never knew I was there.
I shot this 9 pointered on Halloween morning 1999 from the ground. I didn't make the greatest shot in the world, but he only ran 40 yards!
I took my first buck with a bow exactly two weeks after my first doe. Same setup, same treestand. My one regret is that I didn't get him mounted!
The first deer I ever harvested with my bow. I was 16 years old and the deer was shot in JoDaviess County, IL. I was using a Golden Eagle Predator bow with Zwickey broadheads.