PSE Reveals 2015 Bow Line

PSE Reveals 2015 Bow Line, introduces Dream Season® Decree™, three new Bow Madness™ Models.

On October 2nd, PSE Archery introduced the newest flagship addition to its Pro Series bow line with the 2015 Dream Season Decree. Though it shoots at an ATA/IBO speed of 355 fps, PSE is confident that the Decree is going to be immensely popular for more than just its speed.

“The Decree may be the best bow we’ve ever produced,” says Blake Shelby, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for PSE. “Yes it’s fast, and at PSE we are known for our speed, but it’s also got a very, very smooth draw, a nice valley, a high (75%) let-off, and a solid back wall. It really redefines the modern ‘speed bow’ as something that’s impressive in all-around shooting performance.”

According to PSE, these high marks in overall performance comes in part from a marriage of the Full Throttle speed pockets and their new Inertia Cam, as well as a redesigned 3rd Generation B.E.S.T. grip and a riser forged of 7075 aluminum and cut with a new Planar X 3D structural design.

The 2015 Dream Season Decree is also the first bow available in the new Mossy Oak Break-Up County camo pattern.

For their Mainline, PSE also introduced three new Bow Madness models, the Bow Madness 34, the Bow Madness 32, and the Bow Madness 30. The Bow Madness 34 and 32 are numbered based on Axle-to-Axle length, and both feature the new Madness Hybrid Cam, which according to PSE, delivers the performance of a hybrid cam, but still adjusts like a single-cam. The Bow Madness 34 and 32 both shoot above 340 fps and feature an 80% let-off. For those who still prefer a compact single-cam model, PSE has also introduced the new Bow Madness 30.

For more information, please visit, or see the full 2015 PSE Product Guide at


After a relatively quiet 2013, Olympic medalist Brady Ellison (Payson, Arizona) has come back in a big way.

First, he won the Pan American Championships, shooting on world record pace. Then, he took double gold at the World Archery Field Championships, in team and individual events.

And today, Ellison became the first recurve archer in history to win the World Cup Final three times.

“It was a good win,” Ellison said in a post-event interview. “I shot good finally, and I hope this reminds everyone that I am still here and have not gone away.”

To get to the podium, he had to win three matches – and compete with the kind of confidence that helped him win the World Cup Final twice before.

His first opponent: Olympic champion Oh Jin Hyek of Korea, ranked second in the world and a fierce competitor.

Ellison took Oh to five sets in today’s quarterfinals, making it a 5-5 tie. In the one arrow shoot-off, both archers hit perfect 10s – but Ellison’s was closer to center, giving him the win.

In the semifinals, Ellison had yet another tough matchup, with World No. 3 Rick van der Ven (NED). With a score of 6-4, Ellison punched his ticket to the gold medal final; van der Ven went on to win bronze.

In the last match of the day, Ellison found a worthy opponent in 16-year-old Marcus D’Almeida of Brazil, who had defeated American Jake Kaminski (Gainesville, Florida) in the quarterfinals.

Keeping fans on edge, Ellison and D’Almeida brought the gold medal showdown to a 5-all tie, which Ellison won with a closer 9 in the shoot-off.

Ellison told World Archery that he’s looking toward the future: “Hopefully I will continue this. At the end of the year, I’m looking forward to Indoor season. I’ll get ready for next year’s World Championships and start my big push for the 2016 Olympics.”

Watch every arrow of Ellison’s matches today, via World Archery:

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It’s a fact: 82% of the people who have a treestand accident are not wearing a harness or any form of fall arrest. With that in mind, the solution seems pretty simple, right? 

Why don’t hunters using elevated stands wear a harness? Every manufactured treestand since 2004 has been sold with a full body harness … and who hasn’t purchased a new stand since then? There are more that a million sold every year! 

The truth is, most elevated stand users – hunters like you and me – think an accident just won’t happen to them. They are willing to play roulette with their lives. Treestand accidents (unlike firearm-related accidents) are not required to be reported to any clearinghouse or Federal or State entity. So who knows the actual statistics? No one! And if we did know, what would the magic number be to make you wear your harness … 10%, 25%, 50%? 

At what percentage would you say, “Whoa…I better wear that harness because everyone is falling?” The point is, ANY number is too high when it comes to human life. And that doesn’t take into account the negative impact to hunting when accidents are mentioned in the news. Especially when we know how to prevent the largest percentage of these accidents. Now, let’s concentrate on that statistic.

Wearing a harness won’t by itself keep you safe, but it certainly is one of the most important steps you can take along the way. Here are a few additional strategies:

– Stay attached to the tree from the time you leave the ground until you get back down. This may involve changing how you currently ascend and descend a tree. But I can tell you, once you use this technique you will feel so safe, you won’t ever hunt from an elevated stand without doing it.

– Your harness probably came with a lineman’s belt. If it didn’t, you need to purchase one. A lineman’s belt helps you maintain three points of contact when you are hanging a stand and when you are ascending or descending your stand. Also, there is a technique with the lineman’s belt that allows you to be doubly attached when getting into and out of your stand (which is when a significant number of accidents occur each year). You can also use your lineman’s belt as a suspension trauma relief strap if you do happen to fall. Handy, yet simple gizmo that once you use it, you will wonder how you ever hunted without it. Who knows, you might also need it to help you drag that deer out of the woods!

– When you are out setting stands, do yourself a favor by selecting a couple sites for ground blinds. There are times you just don’t need to be climbing, like frosty mornings, days when there is a sheet of ice on everything, mornings when you are exceedingly tired or maybe times when you are groggy from medication. By already having a ground blind set up or at least a spot in mind, you are giving yourself permission to not climb that tree when you really shouldn’t be.

In bowhunter education one of our lessons is to “plan for the hunt and hunt with a plan.” That doesn’t just mean arranging the plane ticket or making sure you have the right camo! That also means you have to plan to be safe; safety isn’t an accident. 

Let someone know where you are going, what time to expect your return, take along emergency notification devices (cell phone, PLB, radios) in case you encounter have a problem. Plan a “practice” day with your buddies where you get out the type of stands you will be hunting from. With assistance close by, practice at ground level all the techniques you will be using in the woods including putting on that harness! This way there won’t be any surprises when you are 12 feet in the air not wearing your harness or you discover the top and bottom of your climber isn’t attached to one another!

Being an elevated stand accident statistic is not cool. All accidents reflect poorly on our sport as well as on your better judgment. Do yourself, your sport and your buddies a favor this year: Hunt Smart and Hunt Safe.


This article was provided by Marilyn Bentz, executive director of the National Bowhunter Education Foundation (NBEF).

BOWTECH Archery continually demonstrates excellence in its field, and the company has proved it again by claiming two of Field & Stream’s 2014 Best of the Best Awards.

The industry’s only magazine to objectively test and rank hunting products has named BOWTECH’s 2014 flagship compound bow, the RPM 360, its top performing bow for the third year in a row. The Solution from Stryker Crossbows, a BOWTECH brand, was also selected as the Best of the Best among new crossbows. Winning products are selected based on significance of the innovation, the quality of the design, and the value they bring to outdoorsmen.

“Our staff spent the better part of the past year finding and testing the gear that will make readers’ time in the woods more productive and more fun,” said Slaton White, Deputy Editor of Field & Stream. “The winning products not only withstood our tough testing, but they stood head and shoulders above the rest, displaying absolute excellence in their field. The Best of the Best is the highest honor Field & Steam bestows on gear, and the winning products are the best of the year; worth your time and worth your money.”

“The BOWTECH brand is the gold standard for performance and quality among compound bows, and our three-year win streak in Field & Stream reinforces this,” said Jeff Suiter of BOWTECH Marketing. “We’re thrilled to see our Solution selected as the top crossbow as well. We’ve always put a tremendous amount of effort into creating industry-leading products, and we’re honored that Field & Stream continues to recognize the quality and innovation we put into the bows and crossbows we’re producing.”

BOWTECH manufactures and distributes the world’s finest compound bows and archery equipment. Founded in 1999, BOWTECH’s corporate offices and manufacturing facilities are located in Eugene, Ore. With a worldwide distribution network, BOWTECH’s family of brands include: BOWTECH, Excalibur, Diamond, Octane, Stryker and WaterDog Surface Technologies.


Team Hoyt Shines Bright at Archery World Cup Stage 4 in Poland
The world’s best archers gathered in Wroclaw, Poland for the fourth and final stage of the Archery World Cup. A pivotal stage that would decide the fate of those archers looking to secure one of the eight positions in September’s World Cup Final in Laussane, Switzerland.

Archers fought their way through a windy qualification day, battled head-to-head through the elimination round and Team Hoyt shooters rose to the occasion to advance to medal matches and win the gold medal in all four categories of individual competition.

The biggest match of all being the Men’s Compound gold medal match between World Ranked #1 PJ Deloche (France) and World Ranked #2 Reo Wilde (USA). The two Pro Comp Elite shooters had squared off many times before, with Wilde historically holding the upper hand in head-to-head matches. But, a strong performance from Deloche secured him a repeat of the gold medal he had claimed in Wroclaw in 2013.

Women’s Compound featured a 1-2-3 Team Hoyt sweep with two thrilling medal matches that finished with one-arrow closest to center shoot offs. In the Gold Match, Colombia’s Sara Lopez, the #2 Ranked Archer in the World, was a favorite in her match against Cansu Coskun of Turkey. The two Hoyt shooters drew even after the 15-arrow match, and the 19-year-old Coskun’s arrow bested that of Lopez, earning her gold in her first ever World Cup medal match. Russia’s Albina Loginova went on to claim the bronze medal, also in a shoot off, completing the Team Hoyt sweep!

In Men’s Recurve, Rick van der Ven (Netherlands) shot strong all weekend, and was able to add Wroclaw gold to his silver medal from stage one in Shanghai. The 2012 Olympic finalist and 2014 Indoor World Cup Final Champion used his trusted combo of a Formula HPX riser and Formula Quattro limbs, which has helped him earn the #1 seed for the Final in Laussane. France Jean-Charles Valladont (France) was victorious over fellow Team Hoyt shooter Marcus Dalmeida (Brazil) in the bronze medal match.

To round out the gold medal sweep for Team Hoyt, Ika Rochmawati of Indonesia came away with gold in Women’s Recurve. Not only was it the first medal match for Rochmawati, but it was the first medal match that any Indonesian archer had ever been in, and Ika looked like an experienced veteran in her 7-1 set-system victory.

Whether you shoot on the world’s biggest stages, or simply for fun at your local club, shoot what the winners shoot!

Get Serious. Get Hoyt.


Hoyt Archery is proud to announce their new sponsorship of the ArcherZUpshot Archery Scoring and Analysis App.

“The ArcherZUpshot app is already the go-to app for many of the Team Hoyt shooters,” said Kevin Wilkey, Hoyt Pro Staff Manager. “All three of the 2014 Gator Cup Men’s Recurve medalists – all Hoyt shooters — use ArcherZUpshot regularly. Brady Ellison credits the ArcherZUpshot app with significant improvements in his shooting after he began using it shortly after its initial release in 2013. Jake Kaminski not only uses the app every day, but has partnered with the ArcherZUpshot developers to work on his own app, APPtitune. Clearly, the ArcherZUpshot people are making a difference in the archery world.”

“ArcherZUpshot uses an archer’s shot data to provide a truly robust Analytics section. Their easy-to-read results-based plots and graphs reveal an archer’s strengths and weaknesses, giving every user the opportunity to make an intelligent, informed assessment of their own performance, and to change what needs to be changed,” said Wilkey. “But perhaps even more important to Hoyt is the personal presence of the ArcherZUpshot developers in the archery community. They travel to events such as the Gator Cup, Easton JOAD/USA Outdoor Nationals and the Vegas Shoot, to make themselves accessible for users to ask questions and suggest new features. It’s an obvious partnership.”

Wilkey notes that ArcherZUpshot is the only scoring app on the market that supports all three styles of archery: Target, Field and most recently, 3D. In addition, a unique and unprecedented ArcherZUpshot app for Archery Coaches is in active development.

More information on the ArcherZUpshot Archery Scoring and Analysis App is available at


EUGENE, Ore. – Outdoor Life is the latest in a long line of major hunting publications to recognize BOWTECH brands for their outstanding quality and value. The magazine named the Stryker Solution and the Diamond Carbon Cure as 2014 Great Buy Award winners in its August issue.

The latest awards for Stryker and Diamond continue a dominant streak for the BOWTECH brands among major editorial awards in the hunting industry. The BOWTECH family of brands has received multiple awards from Outdoor Life since 2012.

“At BOWTECH we pride ourselves on innovations that exceed our consumers expectations,” said Jeff Suiter of BOWTECH Marketing. “We are producing technologies in the industry that keep us well ahead of our competition, and next year we plan to continue leading the way. Just wait.”

“Outdoor Life’s ratings give you the unbiased and accurate truth on outdoor gear,” said Andrew McKean, Editor of Outdoor Life. “Products are thoroughly tested, and winning items earn the title based exclusively on the hard data and scores. So when we say a particular item is the best, you can take that to the bank.”


After hitting their stride last year, PSE archery is once again teaming up with Drury Outdoors for the Outdoor Channel hit shows “Dream Season: The Journey” and “Bow Madness.”

Now in its ninth season, “Dream Season” presents The Journey. With this new season comes a permanent cast of bowhunters made up of past “Dream Season” contestants, and the drama has never been greater. A six-part competition about the highs and lows of the 2013 whitetail hunting season, “Dream Season: The Journey” puts its teams to the test like never before. The pressure and the stakes are at their highest, and so is the drama.

From Arizona to Argentina, this season of PSE’s “Bow Madness” documents some of the best big game hunts ever filmed. Join a ragtag team of bowhunters who go anywhere and everywhere to get that elusive kill. The higher on the hit list, the greater lengths they’ll go to in order to take it down. It’s going to be an unforgettable ride this year with PSE and Drury Outdoors.

“Dream Season: The Journey” airs in primetime on Outdoor Channel Tuesdays at 9:30 pm CST, and “Bow Madness” airs primetime Thursdays at 9:00 pm CST on Outdoor Channel.

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PSE Archery added to its already successful 2014 tournament results by sending three more shooters to the podium this weekend at the ASA Pro/Am in Metropolis, IL.

PSE Staff Shooter Melissa Santiago took 1st place in the Women’s Open A class, while Staff Shooter Dan Jasa took 2nd in the Known 50 Class and Christin Harrelson took 3rd place in the Open Pro Women’s class.

This continues a great 2014 tournament run for PSE and their Pro and Shooting Staff as the company translates its unparalleled success in the hunting marketplace into the tournament marketplace.

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Full Flight Technology, maker of the Velocitip electronic arrowpoint, has plans to build a mobile app for iPhones that will make sighting-in a new bow much easier and faster. The company recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $25,000 for the project, which Full Flight Technology CEO Bob Donahoe calls the “UNO.” The idea behind the app is simple: shoot the bow at a set distance, plug the bow’s specs into the app, and set sight pins to match the positions the app shows.

“Today, sighting-in a bow is tedious at best,” Donahoe said while introducing the app. “You can take a series of 50, 60 shots or more as you gradually move away from the target from 20 all the way out to 80 yards, and adjust pin positions in increments at each distance […] but there’s a certain amount of trial and error. With UNO, you only need to sight-in at one distance and the app does the rest.”

Donahoe explains the app in further detail in the video embedded below:

Full Flight Technology states that the funds raised by the Kickstarter campaign will go towards bringing an iOS developer to the team and producing a working prototype. The startup company is still a new player in the achery industry, yet it caused some waves in 2011 when it released the much anticipated Velocitip. The device is essentially a 100-grain field tip with an advanced electronics suite inside that measures arrow drag, time-of-flight, impact speed, and other pertinent flight data. The Velocitip may be expensive—$300 for every field point and even more for the complete system—but Donahoe hopes that the technology will change the game for archery manufacturers, professionals, and even how the average bowhunter practices shooting.

“Now we need your support so every archer who sights in a bow can have the benefit of the UNO’s app-enabled technology,” the company states on its Kickstarter page. “With your backing we will bring the UNO to life and deliver a fun, intuitive and useful mobile app for archers around the world.”

Stating at a pledge of $1 or more, Full Flight Technology will be rewarding supporters with an array of archery gear, free copies of the app, and even hands-on training sessions with collegiate champion archer Joe Wilkin. At the highest pledge level, the company offers a turkey hunting package in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, or Michigan.

The Kickstarter project started on June 1 and has raised over $1,500 so far.

Image screenshot of video by Full Flight Technology on Kickstarter