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Bill Puruczky

photo_379_full In the FieldSpecialty Archery peep site Here is a picture of a Kansas 9-point I took on November 11th. This was my first trip to Kansas – used a 2009 Hoyt Alpha Max 32, and of course a Specialty Archery peep site. Thanks for your great product. This is the only peep I sell now! Bill Puruczky, The Archery Zone


Bob Johnson

photo_445_full In the FieldBodoodle Pro 500 Arrow Rest, Specialty Archery Super Peep. September 2003 marked my first adventure to the Canadian Province of Newfoundland. I was there to hunt with Dr. Jimmy Sites and his TV. Program, “Spiritual Outdoor Adventures” today the title of the program has changed to “C’Mere Deer Spiritual Outdoor Adventures.” Jimmy and I had put this adventure together for an opportunity to hunt Woodland Caribou and Moose for his program and also feature the ministry of Christian Bowhunters of America. What a thrill of a life time this adventure turned out to be. After learning a valuable lesson entitled,” never guide the guide,” I passed on several Caribou that to me looked like the one God had led me to harvest. Much to my amazement, Danny Payne, my guide continued to say that we can do better and the first week of archery season was just a day or two old and there was plenty of time. Boy was he correct. On Labor Day, we spotted what was to be a record book Woodland Caribou accompanied by another, approximately 1.5 miles away along the shore of a good size lake. After much crawling and playing hide and seek behind the available brush, we closed the distance to a trail it appeared they would travel on. That turned out not to be the case and they moved by at a distance and angle that did not provide an ethical archery shot. We continued to stalk the pair of animals through the small Balsam Fir trees with a thick carpet of Lichen under our feet that provided amazing silence to every step. There were times that we were actually within 10 yards but there were always tree limbs to block an ethical shot. Then to our amazement they were gone. Danny whispered that we should just stand still, look and listen. After several minutes the nose of a caribou came trotting through the fir trees right in front of us. I stepped to one side, Danny to the other as the animal went between us.As I reached for an arrow, Danny whispered, “wrong one, wait for the bigger one.” It was another 90 minutes of searching before that trophy was seen again. Hearing some noise to our left in a small section of deadfall black spruce, our trophy ran by and stopped next to his buddy some distance away at the bottom of the hill. After ranging the distance of 52 yards and getting the camera man in position, the flight of the arrow was nearly perfect and I was blessed to harvest my first Woodland Caribou. Several months after harvesting the animal, it was scored in Newfoundland by a Safari Club Master Scorer and it earned a seventh place all time, Gold Level in SCI. The trophy was mounted in Newfoundland, still in velvet as you see it in the picture. My equipment for this hunt was my Mathews Conquest Bow, Bodoodle Pro 500 Arrow Rest, Carbon Express Line Jammer Arrows, G-5 Tekan Broadheads, Scent-Lok clothing and an HHA Adjustable Sight.


Chris Berry

photo_384_full In the FieldSpecialty Archery Super Peep. Harvested in MO Alpine Archery Silverado Bow 64 # Gold Tip Arows Muzzy MX 3 Specialty Archery Peep Nikon Bino/ Rangefinder Saw the Bobcat walking up a deer trail in the timber 50 yards away. The Bobcat walked up to 12 yards and I let him have it…..


Clayton Turner

photo_383_full In the FieldSpecialty Archery Feather Lite Stabilizer. It was the day before the Illinois firearm season started here in south/Central Illinois. The afternoon went by slow seeing very little rutting action. At dusk a lone male coyote let out a howl on the ridge bench 60 yards in front of me. I lip squeaked to get his attention, i could hear his pace quicken and head in my direction. He appeared at 22 yards quartering to me and i sent a rage broad-head through his boiler room. Just then 20 or so yards to my right, a shrill sound of another male yote’ jarred my senses and made me reach for another arrow. I lip squeaked when he appeared in the field to my right. He ignored my calling so I gave out a loud challenge howl and he answered back. He came trudging across the field and gave me another perfect shot at 13 yards. Neither coyote went far thanks to my 2008 Mathews DXT, Limbsaver Prism Elite Sight and Specialty Archery 8″ Feather-Lite stab…. I give other thanks to Scent-lok, Loggy Bayou Treestands, Easton Archery, and Verminator Predator Calls for their role in my hunting career. THANK YOU SPECIALTY ARCHERY!


David T Kelley Jr SFC US Army

David Kelley In the FieldAnother spectacular hunt using a Bodoodle Pro Lite II has recently ended.   As expected, the rest is continuing to perform without flaw. This item has seen over 70 days in the field of not-so-gentle use in the Black Hills of South Dakota, hardwood covered forests of scenic Pennsylvania, and the pine covered beauty of New Brunswick, Canada. Next stop is South Dakota in late September 2016 to chase P&Y whitetails! Keep up the great work and manufacturing of superior products.


David T. Kelley

DK_SD Deer In the FieldAfter another successful hunt, I’d like to take a moment and give Specialty Archery a few words of “thanks” for manufacturing an outstanding and reliable product, the Bodoodle Pro Lite II. After a long break from shooting and bowhunting, I returned to the sport in 2014. When setting up my first bow after the break, then my current Hoyt Nitrum 34, I decided to return to a rest that I was familiar with from years past.   The Pro Lite II is not often viewed as a hunting rest in my part of the country (Northwestern Pennsylvania), however, I feel that the rest is as good in the field as it is on the target range. The Pro Lite II is easy to tune, provides spectacular accuracy and reliability, and absolutely builds confidence from the results gained.   The 2015 archery season started for me in the Black Hills of South Dakota on the 26th of September. I killed a respectable buck on public property the morning of the 27th.  I’m looking forward to another success story now that I’ve returned to PA for my home-state season. The next travel after this fall will be spring 2016 in New Brunswick for black bear and will be hoping to send another e-mail with additional pictures after the completion of the next two hunts.   Keep up the great work and know that there are dedicated hunters still using the Pro Lite series in the woods.


Folkers Herholdt

photo_460_full In the FieldSpecialty Archery Scopes and Glow Rings, Specialty Archery lenses, SPecialty Peeps. Hunting Puku in Zambia By Folkers Herholdt “This time” I thought while driving through the Chobe National park in Botswana. We were on the way to Sable Farms in Zambia. Being on the long road gave us lots of time to talk about the hunt, but when my brother and my friend ran out of words every now and again it gave me time to think. I thought this time I am ready for this hunt, mentally, physically and of course equipment wise I knew that my Alphamax and equipment was the first step to a successful hunt. I knew that if I can concentrate and make a good stalk I would have a good chance of getting my Puku. Puku antelope prefers being close to water and open areas. I knew that this might mean that the shot might be further than usual. I practiced at longer ranges most of time in preparation for the possibility of this matter arising. The groups I shot out there on the range gave me confidence on top of this I had a dead quiet bow. After a long drive we arrived on the farm the Sunday night the 20th of September. We met Dave and the rest of the Gordon family and felt at home right away. The next day we checked our bows and made sure nothing moved during the trip. Xander the son of Dave Gordon would be our Guide for the duration of the hunt and said that its time for us to get out in the bush. Driving on the back of the Jeep I realized that there is no shortage of game on the farm as the roads were loaded with tracks. This was a welcome sign especially after the two day drive. We immediately saw a few good spots to hang the tree stands and did so. We decided that I would go after the Puku and the rest of hunting party would try their luck on the tree stands. Xander told me that he knows the location of the Puku and that always stay around the same area. We drove straight there and didn’t take long to spot a few good rams. They were fortunately grazing on the edge of a forest, which would make it possible to get into bow range. We stopped briefly to make sure exactly where they were and then drove past and parked the Jeep in the forest close by. The stalk started straight away as we didn’t want to have any surprises by giving them time to move. I knew that the stalk was on when I started seeing a few Puku through the thick brush as we edged closer. I paused a few times to slow the stalk down and make sure where all the eyes were looking. I sat down for a while peeking through a few low hanging branches dancing in a slight breeze. The Puku grazed unaware of our presence. We also noticed some Lichentenstein Hartbees behind them and I knew we had to be extra careful with them around as their sense of sight is exceptional. In a brief moment the Puku turned and started grazing almost towards us veering of to our right slightly. I immediately made a move to a tree about ten yards ahead and made it without alarming the Puku. My heart started pounding and I knew that the shot was on. I looked at the grass in front and didn’t notice any strong wind that might take my arrow were I don’t want it to go. The ram I wanted was turned towards me and didn’t offer an immediate shot and this gave me time to range. After ranging I got ready to draw my bow as soon as it turned. It was a rather long range shot and Puku have fast reaction times. By this time I was committed to the shoot, it’s now or never. Suddenly the ram turned broadside and offered a perfect shot. I drew my bow up, not sure how much movement to expect from my sight pin. My pin in my super scope was sitting dead still on the spot I wanted to hit. I concentrated on aiming hard were I wanted to and in an instant arrow was out of the Alphamax and flying straight to were it was supposed to. I remember in that moment I was once again surprised by how quiet the Alphamax really is. It didn’t give me much time to as the bow is smoking fast too. The arrow neared the Puku and only then just before the arrow struck the ram realized something was wrong, but it was too late. The ram ran a short distance before collapsing. With my heart rate returning to its normal rhythm I only realized what just happened. I made a perfect shot on an antelope that I dreamt of shooting as long as I could remember. I walked through the short grass and was delighted to find my trophy lying right there where I last saw it. My equipment made a huge difference on this hunt. You will always find the following on my bow or in my hands. Specialty scope, Tru ball release and a Specialty peep in a Zero Bowstring. Thanks Specialty, you are the best!


Grant Schleusner

photo_382_full In the FieldSpecialty Archery Peep and Feather Lite Hunting Stabilizer. This is the biggest bow kill for me and the second with a bow. First with my MATHEWS DXT! My Carter Release, Specialty Archery stabilizer and peep, Sure-Loc sight, and Gold Tip arrows. Thanks to all of you guys for getting me the equipment to succeed in my hunts. Well it was Nov. 6th at 5pm or so. I was walking out to check the field for does to grab an extra doe tag. No does but one buck 4pt in the field. Watched him for a few minutes and saw him looking back to my left at something. I kept moving forward to try to see what he did. Finally I stepped into the opening and saw this 10 pt looking at me. After a few min he started walking towards me. I decided shortly that if the oppurtunity presented itself I was going to shoot him. As I said that he turned broadside. So I looked and judged my yardage and pulled back. Put my 60 yd pin dead on and squeezed the trigger. Silence then wack!!! Double lunged him. Shot straight through him. He ran 150 or so yds and died. He’s 15″ inside, probably 110 – 120? I don’t really care. It was awesome to have 100% confidence and be able to make that shot. It was picture perfect. Again thanks to the great products I get to shoot!! Good luck to all!!


Jeff Roberts

photo_461_full In the Field0906 CA-6 Featherlite Stabilizer, 749-37CA peep. Jeff harvested this black bear at Thaddeus Lake in Dryden, Canada in September 2009.


John Rapp

photo_458_full In the Field0906 CA-6 Featherlite Stabilizer, 749-37CA peep, 750-11 verifier. John harvested this black bear at Thaddeus Lake in Dryden, Canada in September 2009. John is an avid bow hunter.


Ken Piper

photo_380_full In the FieldSpecialty Archery 1/4 Hooded Peep low-power Verifier. I had the privilege of taking this tall-tined buck while hunting with Game Trails Lodge in Kentucky. While hunting with an outfitter doesn’t provide the challenges of scouting and preparing that hunting on your own requires, you do have to make good on your opportunities. Thanks to my Specialty Archery 1/4 Hooded Peep and my new low-power Verifier, I have been able to see my pins and the targets much better this year. This buck’s heart had a perfect arrow and broadhead hole through it, and that’s largely because I was able to see my target so well. The buck is a 11-pointer, having 10 very even points with a kicker at the base of its left beam. For those of you unfamiliar with the product, the Verifier is designed to work with normal hunting sights and makes the pins and target more clear. In my case, using the Verifier allows me to open both eyes and still keep both the pins and target in focus, which greatly improves target acquisition, confidence and accuracy.


Larry Gould

753VK5 1/4″ Verifier Kit with #5 verifier I went to South Dakota on April 3rd, 2009. I flew into Rapid City. When I got to where I was going to hunt, they had 27″of snow. WOW, being from Georgia, I had never seen that much snow. There was 400 head of cattle 400 and they were all going to a cave. Getting up ever 2 hours and walking in all that snow, wow you get tired. Then, in day light, I did the same thing, and feeding grain to the heifers. For 8 days I worked my butt off. You bet when I eat a steak, I will know just what went on to get it on my plate. Now about my hunt, where I hunted last year, no birds, too much snow. In a few days the snow started to melt. The birds came in there. I had to waded the creek with a back pack, blind, and bow that weighed about 60 pounds. I got across the creek, walked ¼ mile and set up. About 3 hours went by, no birds. I walked over and looked at the creek. Oh my! The creek had come up 6 feet in 3hours. Dummy me, I didn’t think about the snow melting!! There was no way I could get back across. Thanks to a good cell phone, I called Rob and told him what was up. He said don’t worry, I’ll get my boat. Soon, I heard him come. The water was running so fast and hard that he had a hard time getting to me, but we got back across, thanks to Rob. A guy has got to love Bow hunting turkey, with 60# of stuff, walking in 15-20″snow, across a creek like that. If the rope had broke, I don’t know what might happen, but it wouldn’t been good. I might not be sitting here now!! God was looking over us. I went to another spot where the snow was not too bad. I took two good turkeys. One was 22lbs 4oz-9″ bread, 7/8 spur. The other 22lbs 6oz-8.5″bread, 7/8 spur. What a hunt! But it all worked out. My equipment was Bow- Hoyt Alphamax32, Arrows- Beman MFX400, Rest- QAD, Site- HHA DS-XL-5500, Release Tru-fire, Broad Head -spit fire 100. The rear peep has helped see my pin. Without it, my pin looks like a big stop light. When you get to be 66,you need all the help you can get. Thanks so much Specialty Archery, Rear Peep Verifier #5,1/4. photo_420_full In the FieldThanks everyone. Larry Gould


Larry Gould

photo_377_full In the Field753VK 5 1/4″ Hunter Peep Kit with #5 Verifier. I needed one Gould turkey to finish my 2nd World Slam, and two Gould’s to work on the 3rd World Slam. The two turkeys are Gould’s from Mexico. I hunted about 2 hours from Agua Prieta. The first morning I saw a good Tom, but didn’t have a decent shot. I moved my blind hoping the Tom would show up later. That afternoon a good Tom showed up and I shot him. Oh boy was I happy! This let me finish the 2nd World Slam. When I got out of the double bull to get the Tom, I heard another Tom gobble. I ran back to the blind and after about 2 minutes, there he was. I shot him as well. Talk about pumped up. So, my hunt was over the first day. Now I am the 5th to do one World Slam, 2nd to do two World Slams, and the 1st to do 3 World Slams, all with a bow. This was achieved using a Hoyt Katera XL Bow, Bemen Black Max arrows, HHA sight, Ultra Rest Pro LD, Nap Spit Fire broad head, Tru-Fire release, and a Specialty Archery 753VK5 1/4″ Hunter Peep Kit with #5 Verifier. The verifier cleared up my pins, enabling me to get the shot.


Steve Bostic

photo_381_full In the FieldSpecialty Archery Super Peep . The result of eight days hunting in eastern Nevada was this wonderful mule deer. My second season to hunt using my Pearson Z-34 bow and the Super Peep I purchased at this years World Archery Festival in Las Vegas. This was my 2nd year hunting with a bow and I was at the same area I hunted the year before when I harvested a small forked horn at 30 yards. This deer showed up every other day and finally on the late afternoon on the seventh day he came in to water 50 yards below my blind. A fellow hunter was filming a hundred yards below me and photographed the deer, he scared it up to my blind, What luck! The photo is just after.


Tom Gosner

photo_378_full In the FieldSpecialty Archery 1 5/8″ scope with 4x Lens, Specialty Archery Superball Peep. Since bowhunting is illegal in the German speaking countries Switzerland, Austria & Germany there’s no bowhunting here. However, in 2006 I spent the summer in a cabin in northwestern Montana, which a packrat was beginning to move in to, with all the nightly commotion and mess that these critters are so famous for. Here’s my account: One night, while spending the summer in a log cabin in northwestern Montana I heard all this noise coming from inside the roof as if something were tearing it to pieces. The next night the same thing happened only with even more noise and so I knew I had to investigate. I got up at the crack of dawn and sure enough, with the first light I detected a packrat scurrying up the logs, entering the roof through its ventilation and then return carrying big wads of fiberglass insulation, with which it would scamper off into the brush. This was not good. So the next night/dawn I closely observed this critter’s habits, movements and trails so I could find a good position and be ready for a clean shot, and decided to attempt a shot when he would be running right towards me in the line of fire along a log at about 12 yards out. The next dawn, with the first rays of light I was ready. I heard him first and was at full draw by the time he reached the porch and was about to scale the wall. Then just as I had anticipated, he turned to begin to run along the log when I literally nailed him perfectly. The field pointed arrow entered at the neck, passed through the length of his ribcage and exited at the belly…..and continued on straight into the corner notch between the logs, making it possible to retrive the arrow easily without any damage. Equipment: Mathews 2005 Switchback, Trophy Taker Shakey Hunter arrow rest, Sureloc Sight, Specialty Archery 1 5/8″ scope with 4x Lens, Specialty Archery Superball Peep. The setup gratefully bought and fine tuned at Spirit Quest Archery in Kalispell, Montana.

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