Bowtech Archery auctioned off the second bow (serial number CK0002) in its limited edition Chris Kyle “The Legend” series. The auction netted $12,000 for the bow, which has a retail value of $1,099.
The winning bid came from a doctor in Missouri who was moved to participate after seeing Kyle’s widow, Taya, promote the auction during an appearance on the national morning show, Fox & Friends. All proceeds from the auction are being donated by Bowtech to the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation, which supports the families of our military and first responders.
Each bow in the Chris Kyle “The Legend” series has a serial number to commemorate its limited availability. The first bow in the series, CK0001, was presented to Taya Kyle. Continue reading →
The film American Sniper was an homage to a true American hero, Chris Kyle. Bowtech recently announced that they too will be honoring his memory by raising funds for the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation through the auction of a high performance bow — “The Legend” — based on this year’s flagship bow the Prodigy.
Pre-registration is now open for Rinehart’s R100 shoot. For 2015, the event visits 15 cities across the US. New this year is “The Dirty Dozen” 12-target competition. All targets are now known yardage, and rangefinders also may be used. The first event opens this weekend in Mount Airy, North Carolina. Find an R100 event near you and get pre-registered today to save $5 right here.
It’s been a long winter here in Wisconsin. Lately, it seems every day is blustery and frigid. That makes it far less enjoyable to head outside for a round of shooting. Heck, it’s even miserable stopping at the filling station. Or shuffling out to the mailbox. This winter weather makes me anxious for the spring thaw that never seems to come until the middle of May.
As spring approaches, though, I get particularly excited for turkey season. I’ve been called crazy for being so persistent with these over-sized woods chickens. And I’ve been scolded more than a handful of times for looking out the window for birds when I should be watching the road. Maybe I am a little crazy, especially since I’ve bow-bagged dozens of turkeys over the years. But one thing is for certain: there’s not a better way to celebrate the entrance of spring than with a bow, some decoys, a couple calls, and a rattled-up gobbler strutting toward my ambush.
Last spring, I was fortunate enough to take a gobbler road trip to South Dakota and Nebraska. I arrowed two birds in South Dakota and one in Nebraska. My farthest shot was six yards! My Dave Smith decoys proved to be the recipe for success. My first tom strutted past my blind at two yards. I have no reservations over pegging a tom at 40 yards with a shotgun, but nothing compares to the adrenaline rush of having a tom gobbling and drumming within spitting distance.
If you haven’t tried turkey hunting with a bow, I recommend it. Not only is it entertaining, but it teaches you bowhunting skills which can be applied to your big-game playbook. Plus, wild turkey meat is extremely healthy and tastes wonderful. Give gobblers a shot this spring. You won’t regret it!