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The Buckeye Bruiser

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January 4, 2017

by: Amber Girardeau

As a woman hunter I see so many ladies struggle to get into this sport whether it is because they are misinformed, don’t have a patient teacher, or are afraid to be stereotyped.  Women should be proud to become a huntress!  I am so thankful to my husband for sharing his passion with me, but more importantly putting my outdoors education and growth before his own.  Over the past three years, I have not only practiced for countless hours shooting my Bowtech but have also spent time strength training to up my draw weight for a clean, ethical kill.  When we chose my bow we knew I needed flexibility.  The fully adjustable Bowtech Fuel allowed me to take the limbs from a starting weight of 20 lbs to my current draw weight of 43 lbs. All of my hard work and practice finally came together when my husband surprised me with a hunt in Ohio.  I had been asking when I would finally be ready for my first out of state hunt.  Being from Alabama, he hunts the Midwest each year and it has been on my bucket list ever since I began shooting my bow.

“Women should be proud to become a huntress!”

This year was my year and it sure paid off!  I was able to harvest this 166″ Buckeye Bruiser.  I couldn’t be more proud of myself as a woman for achieving this goal and for putting in the hard work it took to get there.  “Spooky”, as we named him, will be nestled right among my husband’s bucks on our trophy wall.  You will know which one he is because… well he is the biggest!