The place that I hunt outside Jacksboro, Texas is Texas hunting at itís
finest. The ranch is loaded with Deer, Turkeyís, and an abundance of
feral hogís. I have approximately 1,500 acres to hunt. The terrain is
mesquite brush with a huge creek that runs right through the middle of
the property. There are 7 ponds that are on the property. All the
necessary ingredients are in place to promote a healthy population of
This year I have been hunting a nice 10 point that should score in the
150ís. To no avail
can I get him within bow range. But the positive is that I still have a
month until the season is over. I guess if I donít get him this year he
will still be there next.
The other night I was hunting my DOUBLE BULL MATRIX. Out of the corner
of my eye I noticed some movement. A nice 10 point buck was making his
way to my stand location. I would estimate the buck would score in the
low 130ís. The buck was wired and extremely nervous but slowly he was
heading my way. This went on for about ten minutes when out of no where
a doe made her way by and totally captured the buckís attention. He took
off after her and I never saw him again.
I was ready to get out of the ground blind when I noticed some movement
off to my left. Here came a flock of turkeys and they were on crash
course towards me. The lead bird was a large bearded hen. Bearded hens
are legal in the fall in my county. Slowly I reached for my BOW-TECH
ALLEGIANCE. The bearded hen was now 8 yards. Slowly I went to full draw.
I picked my spot and sent the TERMINATOR HUNTER SHAFT by CARBON EXPRESS
on its way. The shot was good and it was over.
Now, anyone that knows me understands that I am a turkey-aholic. I have
taken many toms with my bow but never a bearded hen. I was as thrilled
as if I had shot my first bow killed bird. What a grand ending to a
great day in the woods. Now I canít wait to return to look for that big