Under Construction (Continually – and that’s a good thing!)   

Wisconsin Turkey

  • April 15th, 2011
  • This tom came in with another tom and two hens.  He offered a broadside shot.  The arrow hit him in the drumstick, traveled up the breast bone and exited near the off-side wing butt.
  • Strother Infinity with Gold Tip XT Hunter 5575 arrows
  • New Archery Products BloodRunner 2-blade 100 grain broadheads
  • Approximate 20 yard shot. He went about 30 yards.
  • North of Necedah, WI in Juneau County

 


 Whitetail Buck

  • November 11th, 2010 – Veteran’s Day
  • I could see this one-antlered, no brow tined guy coming for a little while and decided to take him.  He spotted me, spun and headed out, but I stopped him with a mouth bleet.  The quartering away shot found its mark.
  • Bowtech SWAT with Easton XX75 2216 arrows
  • Magnus Stinger 4-blade 100 grain broadheads
  • Approximate 18 yard shot. He went about 40 yards.
  • Near Eagle, WI in Walworth County


Whitetail Doe 

  • October 2nd, 2010
  • After a long day of hunting and scouting I’d settled into a tree and was enjoying nature.  This doe and a fawn funneled in.  After a failed attempt at drawing my bow I managed to dodge their eyes, get the bow back and drill her just a tad high.
  • Bowtech SWAT with Easton XX75 2216 arrows
  • Slick Trick Magnum 100 grain broadheads
  • Approximate 12 yard shot.  She went about 40 yards.
  • Near Eagle, WI in Walworth County

  


Warthog 

  • August 23rd, 2010
  • This female warthog had circled in and around the blind and waterhole, but then jumped up into an old stone feeder.  She’d only offer a quartering away shot, then spooked, came back and offered a perfect broadside shot.
  • Bowtech SWAT with Easton XX75 2216 arrows
  • Wasp Jak Hammer 1 3/4″ cut 3-blade 100 grain broadheads
  • 16 yard shot. She went about 70 yards.
  • North of Thabazimbi in Limpopo Province, South Africa 

   


Warthog 

  • August 21st, 2010
  • My PH, Kerneels, the land owner’s son, Stephan, and I had been squeezed into a quickly brushed Double-Bull blind for quite awhile, were partaking in some lunch snacks and getting kind of punchy when this vlak-vark showed.  A bow, a video camera and bodies silently flung around the blind, a flock of little birds scared the varker into a quartering away position and I sent an arrow right through his heart. 
  • Bowtech SWAT with Easton XX75 2216 arrows
  • Magnus Stinger 4-blade 100 grain broadheads
  • Approximately 12-15 yard shot. He went about 70 yards.
  • North of Thabazimbi in Limpopo Province, South Africa

  


Blesbok 

  • August 20th, 2010
  • We had settled into the blind and, besides hornbills, had seen nothing for an extremely long time.  Finally, this lone blesbok and a group of kudu came into water.  Just as I was about to release a kudu stepped in front of the blesbok.  After a slight pause it moved on and I released.  I could see blood fly off the the exit wound side on this shot.
  • Bowtech SWAT with Easton XX75 2216 arrows
  • Magnus Stinger 4-blade 100 grain broadheads
  • 12 yard shot. He went about 70 yards.
  • North of Thabazimbi in Limpopo Province, South Africa

  


Gemsbok  

  • August 19th, 2010
  • After taking the Kudu, below, we went after gemsbok.  A group came in and shifted about.  As I released on a perfect broadside shot this animal jumped backwards and quartering away resulting in a too-far-forward shot.  The shot turned out well, though, and she went down in a short distance.
  • Bowtech SWAT with Easton XX75 2216 arrows
  • Magnus Stinger 4-blade 100 grain broadheads
  • 20 yard shot. He went about 115 yards.
  • North of Thabazimbi in Limpopo Province, South Africa 

  


53 1/2″ Kudu   

  • August 19th, 2010
  • A cape buffalo and a group of kudu had come in almost immediately, but we passed.  This one stayed out and watched for a long time, but eventually came in offering a broadside 20 yard shot.
  • Bowtech SWAT with Easton XX75 2216 arrows
  • Magnus Stinger 4-blade 100 grain broadheads
  • 20 yard shot. He went about 115 yards.
  • North of Thabazimbi in Limpopo Province, South Africa

    


A wildebeest, my first African plains game.   

  • August 17th, 2010
  • A herd of wildebeest had come to the waterhole, but this guy bedded out of range. Eventually he came in and offered a shot.
  • Bowtech SWAT with Easton XX75 2216 arrows
  • Magnus Stinger 4-blade 100 grain broadheads
  • 24 yard shot. He went about 150-200 yards.
  • North of Thabazimbi in Limpopo Province, South Africa

Jerry and Dingaan with wildebeest.   


My second javelina.   

  • January 23rd, 2009
  • A large female came in with a baby and two smaller javelinas. I chose this female.
  • Reflex Highlander with Gold Tip 5575 arrows
  • Wasp JakHammer SST 1 3/4″ cut 100 grain broadheads
  • 14 yard shot. She went about 20 yards.
  • Near Indio, TX in Maverick County

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A large carp taken on the Mississippi river   

  • August 10th, 2008
  • Outdoors buddy Seth and friend Randy were bowfishing with me this day.
  • Hoyt Fastflite with fiberglass arrows and AMS Safety Slides
  • Muzzy bowfishing point
  • 15 yard shot.
  • Near Prairie Du Chien, WI in Crawford county.

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My second turkey   

  • April 5th, 2007
  • Three jakes came into the decoys. I took the bottom of this one out. Brian ended up administering a final shot to the neck after tracking.
  • Reflex Highlander with Gold Tip 5575 arrows
  • Wasp JakHammer SST 1 3/4″ cut 100 grain broadheads
  • 20 yard shot. He went about 140 yards after actually being drug around by one of the other jakes.
  • West of Auburn, KS in Shawnee County.

Brian and Jerry with Kansas jake.   


My first turkey.   

  • April 1st, 2007
  • About mid-day two toms came from behind us to our decoy. This one took an arrow to the back.
  • Reflex Highlander with Gold Tip 5575 arrows
  • Wasp JakHammer SST 1 3/4″ cut 100 grain broadheads
  • 8 yard shot. He went about 40 yards.
  • West of Dover, KS in Shawnee County.

   


A nice 132 pound sow taken at Shiloh Ranch Hunting Camp   

  • March 20th, 2007
  • She was the largest hog leading a group of younger ones. All were very skittish and they circled the wind from two directions.
  • Reflex Highlander with Gold Tip 5575 arrows
  • Slick Trick Magnum 100 grain broadheads
  • 8 yard shot. She went about 120 yards.
  • South of Ada, OK in Pontotoc County

   


My first pronghorn.   

  • September 11th, 2006
  • I missed at least 3 good pronghorn before connecting on this one.
  • Mathews Switchback with Gold Tip 5575 arrows
  • Slick Trick Magnum 100 grain broadheads
  • 28 yard shot. He went about 127 yards.
  • North of Camp Crook, SD in Harding County

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2005 Wisconsin Whitetail.   

  • October 14th, 2005
  • I’d scouted a new spot that afternoon and set the stand right away. This guy came in and broke a branch off a tree before offering a quartering away shot.
  • Mathews Switchback with Gold Tip 5575 arrows
  • Muzzy 3-blade 100 grain broadheads
  • 20-25 yard shot. He went about 35 yards.
  • French Creek Public Hunting Grounds near Pardeeville, WI

   


My first (and only) black bear.   

  • Sometime in the early fall of 1996
  • High Country Machined bow (overdraw) with Easton XX75 arrows
  • Four blade Muzzy broadheads
  • The bear came into the bait and I connected with an 18 yard double-lung shot. He went a long 80 yards before expiring and rolling another 18-20 yards down a hill creating a tough tracking job.
  • Near Gorst, WA in Kitsap County

   


My second archery deer.   

  • Sometime in the fall of 1994
  • High Country Machined Supreme bow (note the overdraw) with Easton XX75 arrows
  • Four blade Muzzy broadheads.
  • Two antlerless deer were silly enough to approach my treestand from the east. This one took an arrow at about 12-15 yards and went 80-100 yards before piling up.
  • French Creek Public Hunting Grounds, Pardeeville, WI

   


My first archery deer.   

  • Approximately September 16th, 1993
  • Taken 15 minutes after season opened.
  • Bear Whitetail II bow with Easton Gamegetter II arrows
  • NAP 100 grain Thunderhead Broadheads
  • About an 18 yard shot. Not knowing enough to tell him to stop I shot him on the walk. Not good. As I recall he went about 80 yards.
  • New Muenster Public Hunting Grounds, New Muenster, WI