Blacktail Bows congratulates Kevin Chastain on his successful 2014 Illinois Whitetail hunt. This nice buck was taken with a Blacktail Elite VL series One-piece bow.
Blacktail Bows congratulates Tom Nieradka on his successful 2014 African Nyala hunt. This large bull Nyala was taken with a Blacktail Elite VL series bow.
The Spirit of Hunting
Although we are purists (advocates of traditional archery and not compound bows), we loved the message of this video and felt it was worthy of sharing. It captures the spirit of our passion and our point of view — regarding the subject of 'hunting'. Nice job Donnie Vincent and team!
Garate Wins 2014 Spanish National Championships - represents Spain at World Archery European 3D Championships
Blacktail Bows is pleased to recognize and congratulate Juan Gomez Garate for winning the RFETA Spanish National Championships and representing Spain at the 2014 World Archery European 3D Championships, using his Blacktail Elite VL bow. We celebrate your accomplishment and wish you continued success in the future!
Blacktail Bows is pleased to recognize and congratulate German archer, Martin Dildei for winning the 2013 DFBV German National Bowhunter Championships (Seniors Division), using his Blacktail Elite VL recurve bow. We celebrate your accomplishment and wish you continued success in the future! We regret not posting this sooner, but we just recently found out. :)
We're proud to unveil our latest hand-carved and hand-engraved Legacy series bow for your consideration. This 64", RIGHT HAND, Legacy Series bow (44# @ 28") is available for immediate sale. A rare creation indeed, this investment-grade bow features silver inlay and Fiddleback Myrtle reverse footed with rich "Black Smoke/Storm Cloud" Buckeye burl limbs.
—SORRY NO LONGER AVAILABLE-- (SOLD)
For more details and photos, click HERE.
We don't have 'In Stock' bows available often, but from time-to-time we do. We've just completed a new 62", LEFT HAND, Elite VL bow (52# @ 28") —for immediate sale.
—SORRY NO LONGER AVAILABLE (SOLD)--
Click HERE to check out the 'In Stock Bows' section of the shop for details and photos.
New 'In Stock' Bow (update —SOLD)
We don't have 'In Stock' bows available often, but from time-to-time we do. We've just completed a new 62", right hand, Elite VL bow (44# @ 28") —for immediate sale.
—SORRY NO LONGER AVAILABLE (SOLD)--
Check out the 'In Stock Bows' section of the shop for details and photos./store/p49/Inventory_Bow_%237_%28Elite_VL%29__AVAILABLE_NOW.html
Amazing Mule Deer Migration
We loved this video footage so much we had to share it with the Blacktail family.
Amazing work from Joe Riis (videographer) and Hall Sawyer, the wildlife biologist who discovered the longest ungulate migration in the lower 48. Nearly 5000 mule deer migrate 150 miles in western Wyoming. The journey from the desert to the mountains that these deer undertake is truly remarkable. Sawyer’s groundbreaking science is combined with first ever migration footage from photographer Joe Riis to highlight and inspire the importance of conserving migration corridors around the world.
Film produced by Joe Riis and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
Fishing for Blacktail Deer?
On January 31, 2014, a friend sent me an email about an amazing story that had been circulating around the internet for a couple of days. I knew I had to share it with the Blacktail Family. This is sure to make you smile.
The email was titled: "Went Fishing, Caught 4 Deer"
A once in the history of mankind kind of thing. The Best Day Of Fishing Ever! Some fishing stories are a little hard to believe but this guy has pictures to prove his story... I've heard of salmon jumping into boats, but never anything quite like this.
Tom Satre told the Sitka Gazette that he was out with a charter group on his 62-foot fishing vessel when four juvenile black-tailed deer swam directly toward his boat
"Once the deer reached the boat, the four began to circle the boat, looking directly at us. We could tell right away that the young bucks were distressed. I opened up my back gate and we helped the typically skittish and absolutely wild animals onto the boat. In all my years fishing, I've never seen anything quite like it! Once on board, they collapsed with exhaustion, shivering."
"This is a picture I took of the rescued bucks on the back of my boat, the Alaska Quest. We headed for Taku Harbour . Once we reached the dock, the first buck that we had pulled from the water hopped onto the dock, looked back as if to say 'thank you' and disappeared into the forest. After a bit of prodding and assistance, two more followed, but the smallest deer needed a little more help.
This is me carrying the little guy.
My daughter, Anna, and son, Tim, helped the last buck to its feet. We didn't know how long they had been in the icy waters or if there had been others who did not survive. My daughter later told me that the experience was something that she would never forget, and I suspect the deer felt the same way as well!"
I told you! Awesome!
Our Lord works in mysterious ways...
"Kindness is the language the blind can see and the deaf can hear." - Mark Twain
Thanks Tom for sharing such a cool story. Without the great photos, I'm not sure anyone would have believed it.