GrizzlyStik Success - Elk & Stag  Photos

Welcome to the GrizzlyStik success pages. Take your time and enjoy browsing these photographs of bowhunters who know the satisfaction of hunting hard with GrizzlyStik arrows and broadheads.

If you have your own success photos you'd like to share with us email them to: Success@GrizzlyStik.com. Please include the following information: Your name, the kind of 'critter' taken, the state or province taken in and your equipment list. We'd also like a few words describing your hunt if you'd care to add that. 

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We love it when our bowhunting friends share their successes with us and bowhunters around the world enjoy looking though bowhunting success pictures like these.

 










 






















































































































































































Is there any more satisfying feeling then watching your arrow disappear at impact? We sure don’t think so. The GrizzlyStik 650 grain system of arrows and broadheads was designed specifically to penetrate - regardless of shot angle, animal body position or heavy bone hit.

Bowhunters shooting GrizzlyStik enjoy a confidence that they can ethically aim for the shoulder, front leg or take a frontal shot and gain lethal penetration - every time.

And just like in this video, the 650 grain system works just fine if you hit them in the boiler room too. “Dead elk.”










Full Frontal Elk! "85 yard frontal shot with the 125gr massai did its job on a 652gr arrow set up. Bull went about 100 yards before piling up on the bottom of a ravine. I put a second one in him while I was above him on the ravine. Love the Massai broad heads." Dave Dole

 


 












Steve Greenwood, General Manager of Victory Archery got a complete pass through on this magnificent New Zealand stag at 52 yards with our Silver Flame 100 on his Victory arrows!













"Garrett - Attached is 5 x 5 Elk taken in Chama New Mexico with my Hoyt Carbon Matrix Shooting at only 52#) with GrizzlyStik Momentum 450 arrow with Silver Flame XL 125 grain broadhead.  I shot the Elk at 40 yards and was amazed (as was my guide) to find my arrow cut through rib at both entry and exit (although only a portion of arrow fully exited). I was convinced this arrow was worth every penny - it did its job and I was left with a lifetime memory!"  Best Regards, Tom










 

 

 

 


Here is a picture of nice elk I got this year.  Complete pass through at 31 yards, and a follow-up double lung penetration at 42 yards with my #69 Recurve.   

Thanks for the great GrizzlyStik arrow and broadhead combo! Jim Elder 








Jeremy Johnson used a GrizzlyStik Momentum arrow weighted up to 650 grains with a Monach broadhead to take the solo Oregon elk. The arrow made a complete pass-through.
















“After countless years I gained enough points and finally drew a Unit 27 Arizona Elk Tag. I have taken several trophy Elk and Mule deer with GrizzlyStik Momentum arrows and Samurai broadheads but I had my first experience where everything went wrong and I still recovered my animal.

I had been working a big bull all morning but I could never close to within bow range. From nowhere, I got that sinking feeling as I heard another group of hunters calling to the same bull. The herd could feel a pinch and broke heading uphill. My frustration boiled over.

As I was still fuming, this bull broke from below me and was going to run right past. This was my first time seeing him. I drew back as this bull passed at about 35 yards. He was really moving and I did not take the lead on him that I had hoped. The arrow disappeared as it struck his near side ham. The bull instantly started to buckle and he crashed down at 40 yards. Upon inspection, I discovered the arrow had completely passed through while breaking the hip and cutting the femoral artery.

So many things went wrong in a very short time span and I was still able to recover this awesome 365+" bull. Thank you GrizzlyStik!” Wild Bill

 




 












"Garrett, I just got back from The Lodge at Chama in New Mexico.  I was lucky enough to take my first Bull Elk on my first morning of hunting. I’m shooting a 60# bow with your GrizzlyStik Momentum arrows and Samurai 200 Broadheads.   My total arrow weight is 656 grains with a 25% FOC. 

My guide called in this Bull to 32 yards and he was slightly quartering away. The arrow made contact behind the shoulder and never slowed down as it completely passed through.  The bull made a 90-yard sprint and collapsed in a heap.  When we recovered the bull, both the guide and I were shocked, Not only had I hit both lungs and the top of the heart but the opposite shoulder had been hit and completely broken.  The arrow and broadhead were in “Like New” condition.  Thank you for making such an awesome product."  Richard Muslow



 


















Alex Taylor used 650 grain GrizzlyStik Momentum arrow with 200 grain Maasai broadhead out of his 54# Longbow to take this Colorado Bull.  "The bull was at 23 yards broadside when I shot.  

"At first, I wasn't sure if I missed because the arrow never slowed down as it completely passed through. The bull didn't seem to know what happened and only traveled 10 yards before he was down."










Santiago does a lot of reporting from the field on his results with GrizzlyStik Gear. He just took a nice Red Stag with the new GrizzlyStik Momentum carbon arrows.



















"I was solo hunting the Oregon Coast for Roosevelt's. I bugled in this bull to 37 yards and he was uphill from me. All I could see was his silhouette as he faced me.  I picked a spot on his chest just above the base of his neck and let my 650 grain GrizzlyStik Momentum arrow with 200 grain Maasai broadhead go. The broadhead completely passed through his body and split his rear ham as it exited.  I think the results speak for themselves."   Jordan Rose


***Note the Maasai broadhead sticking out the hind quarter***









Will Doward of Turkey Fan used a 650 grain GrizzlyStik Momentum arrow and Maasai broadhead to take his elk.






 


 

 

"Just wanted to send you a picture of the Stag I took in Patagonia. The Momentum arrows and Maasai broadheads did the trick. Scored 411 3/8 unofficial and will be either #2 or #3 SCI for South America with a bow."  John Hubbard













"Finally got it done! Was on so many bigger bulls, but can't complain. 7x7 with the kickers inc. Heavily loaded packs! My Momentum arrow with with Ashby Broadhead weighed 779 grains total."  Patrick Hagens









 









"Wanted to thank you for providing such a fantastic broadhead. I arrowed this NM Elk at 52yds and double lunged him. He ran no more than 50 yds. Complete pass through and you'll see below how unscathed the broadhead still looks and shoots!

Love my Silver Flame 100! They fly better than any other broadhead I have ever used." - CJ Bouchard











Congratulations to Santiago Rossi, he is a bowhunting machine! Here's his latest fallow deer taken with GrizzlyStik Momentum arrows and 200 grain GrizzlyStik Maasai single bevel broadheads.







 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Congratulations to Ryan Holzhouser for his quick score on a big load of fresh elk steaks with GrizzlyStik Momentum Black arrows and 200 grain GrizzlyStik Maasai single bevel broadheads!! "Well since you told me to. How's about a 57 yard full pass thru double lung shot. 6 x 7 goliath bodied wapiti. Your arrows are so legit!"

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Hello Garrett, 

I took the Grizzly Stick Challenge last year, as a skeptic like so many. 

I was trying to stabilize fixed blade broadheads with lightweight arrows in preparation for archery season here in Oregon where as you know we cannot use mechanical broadheads. An avid archer since age 12, I have always loved the long shots, so I set out on a conquest to break the 80 yard mark. 

What I realized when I came upon the Grizzly Stick system, is lethality is more about penetration, and less about yardage. I had to come to a place in my experience where it was either get within fifty yards, or don't attempt. My pride had finally broken. 

And so, confident to 60 yards and armed with my GrizzlyStik Momentum 250s and Monarch 150 grain forged single bevel broadheads, I set out into Oregon coastal timber country with cow call and bugle horn. 

Most of my bow hunting is done solo, but this morning, I woke and had the idea to bring my 13 year old son and his visiting nephew from Florida. Against all the odds with our young party of three, thirty miles deep into mixed private/BLM coastal forest, we found ourselves moving silently down a BLM timber-cut side hill road with elk sign and steaming manure piles everywhere. 

Finally, we came upon a bedding area used that night, fresh with a bee hive we barely missed stepping on. We let out a soft cow call, and an even softer bugle, confident the herd had fed just downhill within earshot, but to no avail, nothing. So, we decided to shift across the ridge we were nearly already cresting, and call out the opposing draw. As we scrambled through the understory on all fours and breached the tangling briar mess, we came into the first clearing, with the next timber road in sight, this road cut onto the spine of the same ridge. 

As we moved silently, here comes Mr. Bull, looking for us. Without making so much as a peep, horns teetering back and forth, he is closing in on us from a hundred yards or so downhill. My son spotted him just as soon as I did, and he takes cover behind the tree, hushing his flat-lands cousin. I setup on my knees and go through the shoulder square shooting, breathing, and praying motions- Bull Fever set in. 

The spot Mr. Bull must stop at is exactly 15 yards across from me. I have shots at 50, then 40, and closing in to 25, but wait. He comes into the 15 yard hole, sticks his head through the hole, wind still, but he stops! "Wait", I tell myself, at full draw. 

All of a sudden he rears back like to run, but rather than running, he comes right toward me through small reprod doug firs. I take aim and let the arrow fly through three small trees most guys would have never attempted, but my only shot on an animal closing so quickly at ten yards or less. 

The arrow busts through all three trees, strikes into the lower part of the bulls neck, penetrates through the scapula and then drives all the way into the animal with only four inches of fletching and arrow showing, as the beast rears back, and heads back down the spine of the ridge the way he came. He stops at the ridge crest, makes a wobble, and then vanishes down the backside out of view. 

After ending the bull with a follow up shot in his death bed at 35 yards and proceeding to clean the animal, I became sold, hook, line, and sinker on Grizzly Stick arrow and broadhead systems. I've had plenty of shots on plenty of lighter skinned game previous whose endings were much less glamorous, and for which I've lost plenty of sleep considering the meat and trophies left sacrificed to the coyotes and bears. 

But this arrow penetrated so deep through the hardest neck meat and shoulder bone and sinew, that it still had sufficient energy to just put a perfect hole into the right opposing lung of the animal, and bring him to his knees. I emptied maybe two gallons of blood from that right lung. 

Thank you!   Justin in Roseburg

 
 

 






 

 

 

 

Our good friend Santiago Rossi has been busy hunting stag with GrizzlyStik Momentum tapered carbon arrows and our single bevel GrizzlyStik Maasai broadheads. Congratulations Santi!!











 

 

 

Congratulations to Hunter Yineman on his first elk ever! 

"Thank you for your GrizzlyStik products. I do not believe I would have recovered this elk if it weren't for the razor sharp GrizzlyStik Nanook broadhead and my 915 grain set-up. This was my first elk and I had a marginal hit, but the heavy arrow and Nanook broadhead gave me a complete pass-through."  Hunter Yineman

 



 





Congratulations to George Owren, his stag was taken with a broadside shot, right behind the shoulder about half way down - complete pass-through. The stag was 40 yards out. He traveled about 150 yards and scored four hundred fifty three and three eighths. "Complete pass through. Double lung shot right behind the shoulder. Massive internal bleeding, blood was coughed up blood about 15 ft from where he was found. 200gr Masai broadheads 650 gr total weight on the GrizzlyStik Momentum full length tapered arrows. I couldn't be more pleased with your products and your help in getting me set up. By the way the stag was scored at 453 3/8. For me a trophy of a liftime George


 

 


 

 

 

 

Congratulations to James Kennedy on this nice bull elk taken with GrizzlyStik Momentum 330 arrows and Samurai 200 grain single bevel broadheads. Jim shot this bull with his 56# Black Widow bow.

 

 


 

 

 

 

Santiago Rossi is a hard core bowhunter. He travels all over the world hunting and guiding hunters. He's living the dream so many have - but he's working hard at it. 

Santiago does a lot of reporting from the field on his results with GrizzlyStik Gear. He just took a nice Red Stag with the new GrizzlyStik Momentum tapered carbon arrows. Stay tuned - there are bound to be more reports coming in from Santiago.

 




 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to Ryan Holzhauser on his successful season using GrizzlyStik Momentum arrows and Maasai 200 grain single bevel broadheads. Ryan shares his story below.



"Last nite was awesome! I found an elk herd feeding into a clear-cut right before dark. They were a long long ways away and I didn't have much hopes of encountering them but I still let out a short bugle in hopes of locating a bull. 

No answer - but I saw an elk start pushing other elk around and through my binoculars noticed that it was a small herd bull. I hit him with some short cow pleads and this time he responded with some chuckles in an attempt to call this lost cow towards him... 

He walked away from the herd and went up on the skyline of the ridge. He was still a long ways away and I did not think I was going to be able to close the distance into the hundred yard RedZone but by using the cover of my cow decoy I slipped into the clear-cut in plain view of the rest of the herd. 

I was giving him some excited, cow calls as I quickly moved his way. I had his attention locked as he thought he was gaining another cow for his harem. I made it as far as I could into the cover at the bottom of the clear cut. In the riparian zone I ranged all the open lanes I had and was getting ready for a 40 yard shot if he showed interest in coming. 

In my attempts to call him in my cow calls were answered with chuckles and small bugles since he was not willing to come towards me any further I resorted to making some raking and light chuckles in an attempt to make him jealous thinking another bull was sneaking in to snag this cow (me). He instantly got fired up and started throwing small sticks and logs into the air with his antlers when he bugled I immediately cut him off with am aggressive bugle followed some chuckles... he got mad. He worked his way towards me thrashing trees and saplings along the way. 

Entering the zone the opposite way I expected him to be coming at me with the wind right at his back. After holding my Bow at full draw for what felt like forever I had to rest my bow and cam on my leg as he closed the last few yards and exposed himself from the dense cover. 

The shot was close - 12 yards. He came in quartering toward me. With my new-found confidence shooting a heavy front of center heavy weight arrow I had no problem taking the shot at that angle. At the shot, my 650 grain "spear" split right through the shoulder and slammed into his vitals. 

It was a quick recovery. I watched him bed down in the clear-cut an expire within minutes. 

Woo hoo!! What an experience!! Delicious meat. Beautiful animal. I am so blessed to be able to spend so much time in the woods chasing elk bugles for most of September! Thank you to my beautiful wife Caitlin for understanding and allowing me to pursue my passion - and thank you to my fellow workmates and friends who have helped me along the way."Ryan Holzhauser

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to David Wright on this nice bull elk taken with our Maasai 125 grain single bevel broadhead.

 

"Maasai did the trick again. This is my second bull using this broadhead and it worked perfectly both times. Excellent penetration and devastating results. Thank you." David Wright

 

 


 

 

 

This is my Red Stag taken in Chile back in March. One Shot with my GrizzlyStik Momentum and 150 Silver Flame total 650 grains. Was a great hunt and again thank you for all your help. Next month Brown Bear up in your neck of the woods. Wish me luck. Finally going to get to use the Ashby's. Should be fun.

Hope all is well with ya'll. Thanks Jerry Coxey










 

 

 

Congratulations to Brian Mutch on this nice bull elk taken with traditional gear.

 

"Dear ABS, I took this Wyoming bull 9/17/2015. Cow called him in for a very close shot at eight yards. I used a Habu 52# long bow and arrows tipped with your Silver Flame 150 grain broadheads. Short recovery; very exciting!!!" Brian Mutch

 

 


 

 

 

 

Congratulations to Wild Bill on this impressive elk.

 

"This elk rough scored 350. The shot was 61 yards down hill, I shot it for 50. He jumped the string to go straight away and the arrow entered below the tail perfectly between the hind quarters and the arrow buried it to the fletching. My GrizzlyStik Momentum arrows and Samurai broadheads did the job again!" Wild Bill

 

 


 

 

 

 

"What an amazing performer!"

 

"I have taken three Elk with Samurai broadheads out of a 51# longbow. Total arrow weight of 544 gr. Getting rib busting pass throughs on two of them. Here is a picture of my latest bull." Jason Kann

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

  

I just got back from New Zealand and had a great trip. I have been bowhunting for 36 years and I hunt all around the world.  I couldn't possibly see ever using a different broadhead.  Keep up the great quality of the Silver Flames. Thanks, Randy Cooling






 

 



 

Here's a picture of an really nice Red Stag taken by Mirko Rainer. Here's a quick note from Mirko: "Hey My name is Mirko and I am from North Italy. This is my first European Red Stag taken in the Alps with the Ashby Broadhead! I used a Black Widow Bow 61 lbs @27", Gold Tip shafts and Ashby Broadheads. A friend of mine gave me a few to try them out. I must say they did their job well. They past true the stag like passing true butter!!  Soon I will try the GrizzlyStiks as well! You will here soon from me!!"   Mirko Rainer





 

  

See how accurate the GrizzlyStik arrows and broadheads are at 50 - 60 yards.

 

 

See how accurate the GrizzlyStik arrows and broadheads are at 50 - 60 yards.

"Alaska bowhunting, Here are some pictures of a bull I killed last Wednesday, 9/9/15. First off I would like to thank you guys for all your help. I called and talked to, I believe her name was Ginny? I’m so thankful that I took the 650 Challenge. 

After testing, I got the Momentum 250 spine with the Maasai 200 grain right bevel broadheads and Nocturnal Lighted nocks. With a total finished arrow weight of 672 grains. 

Luckily I had a little time to do some testing before I left. The photos above are shot out of my Hoyt Carbon Spyder ZT 34 set at 70lbs with a draw length of 26.5” and a GrizzlyStick arrow cut to 27”. With a speed of 223 to 225fps. I shot a variety of distances. 

These pictures are of a 4 arrow group shot at 50 and 60 yards. With 2 field tips and 2 broad heads. I’d say the broad heads fly great! A little too close. 

After a long and hot 6 days in the back country, we found this bull watering and feeding near a spring with a cow present. I was able to sneak within 44.8 yards. Finally the bull stepped into a shooting lane and after a couple of deep breaths, I drew my bow back. 

I settled my Hogg Father single pin sight behind his right shoulder, said a quick prayer, and executed the shot. 

After I saw the arrow disappear in his body, I looked back up to my guides for confirmation that I hit him. The fist pumps in the air was all I needed to see. 





The blood spot was the exit side where the GrizzlyStik blew through the opposite shoulder blade.






After the shot the bull ran 80 yards and fell over. He was dead in 10 seconds. After further investigation, we realized the bull was slightly quartering away. The blood spot on the bull’s left front shoulder is where the arrow exited. UNBELIEVABLE!!

I ended up finding my arrow two days later when we came up to pack the meat out with the horses and mules. I can’t thank you guys enough!! Remarkable products!" Best Regards, Jeff Bradshaw

 

 


 

 

Three happy elk hunters who all used our GrizzlyStik Samurai single bevel broadheads in 125 grains.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three happy elk hunters who all used our GrizzlyStik Samurai single bevel broadheads in 125 grains.

 

"GrizzlyStik, I wanted to provide a field report on your samurai broadheads from the hunting grounds of Montana. 

We hunt elk almost exclusively and wanted a head that would perform during all shot conditions. We have had good success in the past with the Magnus stinger heads which have a tanto cutting head but they will not go through an elk shoulder which unfortunately happens at times. 

We switched to 125 grain Samurai heads this year and killed 3 bulls with the heads, photos attached. None of the arrows passed thru although 2 penetrated the far side and were barely hanging in. 

All elk died within 150 yards. 

We did not get a true test of the scapula bone penetration performance although one shot went in at an angle in front of one shoulder and behind the trailing shoulder. This arrow did not push through the hide on the far side but went through the massive sternum/rib area in front of the shoulder….this elk died in seconds as the arrow angled thru the heart. 

We all shoot modern compound bows over 65#. Overall, very happy with the heads and will continue to use them next year."
 Thanks, Richard J. West

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If he doesn't shrink too much he's a contender for the New Mexico state record. Complete pass thru @ 31 yards. Down in 3 steps. 1100 LBS and 410 typical gross. GrizzlyStik Momentum arrows and Maasai heads.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"I wanted to drop you folks a line to say thanks for the great products. I hunted the heat of Montana last week with temps topping 90 degrees but was still able to bring some meat back home. This cow was broadside at 50 yards and I tucked a Silver Flame XXL and a GrizzlyStik Momentum 330 behind her right front shoulder. She went only 50 yards. This is my first elk and hopefully not my last. I’ll send you more photos this season as I have opportunities to do so. Thanks again!" Regards, Michael S. Juhasz
 

Update! "The arrows/broadheads received a lot of attention from the other hunters at Montana Whitetails two weeks ago. 

Our guide asked my brother and I what we were using for heads and when we showed him the set-up (and when we showed how accurate they were, even at 60 yards on the target) he smiled. I passed around your info. Hope they convert as well! 

I put a doe down on Saturday with the same head I used on the elk after touching it up. She left a short and heavy blood trail. Love the XXL’s. Let’s see how many critters I can run through with that head this season! Re-sharpens quite easily by the way. 

Good luck this season."
 Regards, Michael S. Juhasz

 

 


 

   

 

 

 

Check out the rack on this guy! (This big Red Stag is enough like an elk to post it in this section.) Congratulations to Gregory Turjan - he took this big'un with Momentum tapered carbon arrows and our 315 grain Ashby forged GrizzlyStik broadheads.

 

 


  

 

 

 

"You have helped me out quite a bit over the last year with my transition to traditional and G Fred Asbell moving me over to left handed from right handed. It was a success. Here is a photo of a nice 5X5 shot at 10 yards outside of Raton NM. Momentum shaft with a 315 grain Ashby on the front totaling 852 Grains out of a 53lb Black Widow PSR. I'm hooked!  Tony Holt ~ Texas

 

 


  

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Hello, Garrett, After a really depressing end to my limited-entry archery elk hunt in Utah, I was lucky enough to end my year with this awesome bull! 

The difference between the arrow/broadhead setup I used on this bull--a Momentum arrow tipped with a 200 grain Samurai, totaling 650 grains--compared to the arrow/braodhead setup I used on my limited-entry bull--a Radial X Weave tipped with a Rage, totaling 400 grains--was astounding. 

The shots on both elk were equal: standing broadside at 20 yards. The shot placement on the limited-entry bull was perfect, but the arrow only got eight inches of penetration, which resulted in us tracking him throughout the night for over 1.8 miles. We continued looking for five days, but we never found him. I was absolutely crushed. At 20 yards, with a perfect shot, we did not recover the bull! 

That's why I decided to give your gear a try. With the GrizzlyStik setup, the arrow punched through this bull so fast the people behind me thought I missed! I hit this bull in the exact same spot as the other, and instead of going over 1.8 miles, he went 65 yards and died within sight! Thanks for everything, Garrett! Your products, company, and customer service are top-notch, and after my experience, I'll never hunt big game with anything else." 

All the best,
 Chase

 


 

 

"Two years ago I called and spoke with Garrett. I told him that my hunting buddy and I only get one week off to hunt elk (we're both Soldiers and are not stationed out west). That translates into 5 or 6 hunting days with travel. We have to maximize daylight and shot opportunities. We also can't risk trying to draw a tag, because if we draw, we may be overseas or on a mission. So, we hunt public land in Colorado, purchasing over the counter tags, there's plenty of elk, but they're under a lot of pressure. 

Over the last couple years we've had opportunities that didn't work out. Twice our only shot was a quartering to almost full frontal on a bull, both times we passed and let the elk walk. Once on a nice bull, I bounced, yes bounced, a 400gr total weight arrow with a fixed blade broadhead, going about 290fps, off the front leg that bull. I'm not sure how it happened, but I watched him shake it off and trot away, no blood trail. The arrow had a little blood and hair on it, but obviously bounced off the leg as I found it on a weird angle different from the line of fire. 

So, by 2012 I was searching for a better solution and found Alaska Bowhunting and GrizzlyStik. I called and Garrett answered. I discussed, sometimes almost arguing, weight, weight forward, single bevel vs. normal fixed blades, Kinetic Energy (KE) vs. Momentum (P), and why a tapered shaft penetrates better...plus a bunch of other stuff. He convinced me to have two test arrows made and buy a pack of test field points. He said to shoot them, try different field point weights, and you'll find the one that works for you. Well he was right. I tested them, liked them, and called back and bought a set of custom Momentum Arrows and some Massai broadheads. Total weight was 624gr. I was confident a bull elk would not - "rub some dirt on it and walk it off" if I hit him with this. 

Day 3 of our hunt, Sunday morning hunting on my own, a bugle within a quarter mile stopped me in my tracks. Bugling bulls are rare in the area we hunt. The over the counter tag units have a bunch of elk, but the pressure of "run and gun" hunters makes the bulls very call shy. It's nothing to see other hunters, have your tags checked by game wardens, and/or see lazy hunters driving the roads - get out - call - get back in their car. The bull bugled again and I thought, "He's way above me, already done feeding and headed toward a bedding area. I cannot catch him, so what the hell I'll call." 

I gave two soft cow calls, he responded, and came running. Shocked, I dropped my gear, ran up the draw to a meadow/water hole I figured he would come to, and hid behind the pond dam. I caught my breath, drew my bow, and popped up from the cover behind the damn...no elk. I stood there dejected, laughed at myself, and then he popped out. I thought, "Man I'm dumb, now I'm busted." Well he didn't see me and kept coming from about 200yds away. I dropped to my knees behind the pond damn and tried to control my breathing. By the time I could hear anything but my own heartbeat I could hear the bull drinking. 

I drew my bow again, from me knees and popped up over the damn to shoot. He was surprised but didn't run and stood there facing me straight on. I knew he was a legal bull, but didn't dare look at his antlers. I put the 20 and 30 pin low and high on the front of his shoulder and let the arrow go. He exploded out of the water hole, ran and stopped broadside. I guess he was checking his back trail to see if he was being chased. I picked up my rangefinder, he was at 54yds. My hands started shaking now, because I could see now he was a huge bull and he was standing there bleeding. I nocked another arrow and put one low in his chest. I watched him stumble into the woodline, marked the spot, and went to get help. We found him not far from where I saw last. 

The first shot was 26yds, I ranged the spot he was standing after I watched him walk into the wood line. Upon quartering the big 7x6 bull, I found the first arrow still in him. The arrow passed all the way through the center of the huge front shoulder, the chest cavity, the guts, and the entire ham! You could actually feel the point underneath the hide of his rump if you pressed against the hide from the outside. ALL the way through! Now my arrow broadhead combination is actually light for the folks at GrizzlyStik, but it was more than enough to punch through him from the "rooter to the tooter". The second shot, broadside at 54yds, was a clean pass through and we found that arrow as well. 

My wife ordered me two more sets of the same arrows for Christmas."

 

 

Here is my bull after he made it home.

 

~Michael A, Abell

 

 


 

 

 

"My fall success continues and I arrowed this nice 5x5 in New Mexico last week during the rifle season! 25 yard pass-thru that ripped a rib in half on the way out but I was a little back on the shot - caught a lung and some liver. Took three long shots and I was able to get another arrow in him at 58 yards....drilled him right behind the shoulder quartering away and the Maasai struck so hard it buried into the opposite shoulder. The shaft broke but I recovered the head and reloaded it onto a new shaft. Recovered the other missed shots and the arrows/heads are in perfect shape - just needed a little sharping. 

I am off to Saskatchewan on Saturday bow hunting for Whitetail. I was planning to switch back to my normal speed setup - lighter arrows and broadhead (Easton Axis/Nap 100) but after success on Brown Bear and Elk I figure I may as well keep the current setup going. It would be amazing if I can tag another animal using my GrizzlyStiks and Maasai heads. Only problem...I'm starting to run low on arrows (Lol). But it only takes one!"
 


All the best,  Derek M. Gentile

 

 


 

 

 

 

"I finally got a chance to shoot a big bull with your Samurai What an amazing Brodhead! Thank god I had one because my arrow punched through the front leg bone and stuck in the opposite side shoulder bone at 65 yards! 

If I had been using a typical set up that so many Elk hunters make the mistake of doing, this magnificent bull would be un-phased with a mere cut on his shoulder. 

Thanks again!
  David Wright

 

 


 

 

 

 

"I wanted to give you some information from my hunting experiences this past September using the GrizzlyStik Momentum arrows and Ashby 315 heads. 

First off, I will say that this is a very deadly setup. I shot 4 animals, recovered 4 animals, and the longest blood trail was on an antelope, after a “less than perfect” shot, he went a couple of hundred yards. The other 3 animals all went down in sight. 

This elk, by far my best test of the year. And best shot. 25 yard quartering away, text book shot. Behind the left side front shoulder back about 6 or so inches. Bull went about 60 yards, died in sight within seconds. A very lethal and humane kill. 

I love my success so far this year, in producing the lethal kills that I have so far."
 Shay Mann

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

"Garrett, Thanks for your help. Attached you will see the Bull I took in Utah, on September the 2nd, using the Momentum arrow with a 20 grain additional weight in the insert. I think my total arrow weight with Broad Head is 612gr. Your arrow performed great and I am sold on the FOC and weight. I like the flight and how strong it is." Greg Morgan

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

"Garrett, Three years ago, I had a 45 minute conversation with you about my first archery elk hunt and what broadhead to use. You convinced me to use the Silver Flame. I ended up with the 125 gr. This is my third in a row and largest bull I've shot using the Silver Flame. Thanks for the great advice." Kyle Beck, San Antonio, Tx.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a pic of the bull I was lucky enough to take. My arrow went through the shoulder and took out both lungs. 200 grain Samurai!!! 

Thanks, David Brinker - Sitka Gear

 

 


 

 

 

 

Garrett, wanted to share a couple of pics with you - there is a STORY with the Shiras moose though. I took the elk and moose with the GrizzlyStiks and the Samurai heads. I hit the bull in the shoulder. I had minimal penetration, and little blood. We had light blood trail for about 250 yards and he was still traveling with the cow, crossed river and we lost trail. Honestly thought the bull would not be recovered but I told guide I'd send him an extra $500 if he found it. He found it the next morning about a 100 yards from where I shot it - bull evidently came back to the meadow that evening (shot him in morning) and he died out in the open. The broadhead did get through the shoulder and just kept cutting with only about 4 " of arrow in him. I am convinced if it weren't for the 550 grain arrows and 150 grain 2 blade heads this moose wouldn't have been recovered. The elk - he went 30 yards and tipped over - the way it's supposed to be! Thanks again for your support. 

Note: This is a perfect example of how heavier mass weight arrows can help you get through bone that lighter arrows can't. This bowhunter used a 550 grain setup, a full 100 grains less than the 650 grains that the Ashby reports suggest, yet he still recovered an animal that may have otherwise been lost. We recommend that you try to get to the 650 grain mark, but you still have to be able to live with the trajectory.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"This is a tiny slice of what it looks like where we hunted in New Mexico. I was fortunate to help Rick Siegert a nice bull with a Silver Flame." Mark James

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

"Ed/Garrett - I use the 125 grain Samurai and I just returned from hunting in MT, TX and NM over the past month and got a nice elk and black bear while my wife got a whitetail. I got full penetration on my elk and a shattered rib on entry and a splintered rib on the exit side and bear was a complete pass through. The top broadhead in the pic was from the bear and the bottom from the elk. Elk and bear pics are attached also. " Rob Neilson

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

"Ya'll asked me to send photo's. Well here is my first Elk ever with a bow. Got him last Tuesday August 11, around 19:00. I am very thankful I was using the Silver Flame XL 125 Grain broadheads. He did not run far, about 70 yds. Shot him at 45 yds broadside. Great product!! Went right through the elk and punched out a rib on the other side. Thanks again for the help in acquiring the Silver Flame broadheads." Dwain F. Hudson Jr.

 

 


 

 

 

 

"I shot this elk at 9 yards with a Momentum arrow. I probably need to stop using your arrows my wife is tired of me mounting all the animals! Give me a call when you get time I have to get some more Shafts ordered for deer season , I know that the arrows will be over kill but that's ok! " Chris Parrino

 

 


 

 

 

 

"See the results of my Tule Elk hunt below. 50 yard shot, quartering towards me from the left. Arrow was a GrizzlyStik Momentum and a 200 grain Maasai single bevel broadhead. it entered the vitals on his right side and exited farther back on his body on his left. You can see the arrow in the photo. He immediately dropped his head, slowly walked about 60 yards, stood for about 3 minutes and dropped. 

This is an excellent Tule Elk, as you may know. Not sure how he will score, but the P&Y best is (I believe) 312 5/8. I couldn't be happier. Thank you!"
 


Thanks for your guidance! Bill Gaines

 

 


 

 

  

 

Here's a really nice bull elk taken by Tom Marks with a 100 grain Silver Flame. Tom hit him once at 30 yards, then he was able to get him stopped briefly at 65 yards and in that moment he was able to connect again. The first arrow was a pass through and the second was really close to a pass through. Nice elk, congratulations Tom!

 

 


 

  

 

 

Kevin Veccniarecci with a 326 7/8" Elk taken with a GrizzlyStik Ashby broadhead. The Ashby broke the near rib, broke the far rib, and was sticking out the far side another three inches. Kevin used a GrizzlyStik arrow to drive the Ashby through this big elk. Congrats Kevin!

 

 


 

 

 

 

Bart Halverson with a nice elk taken with a Silver Flame broadhead. Bart reports that the broadhead was sticking out the opposite side about two inches.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

John Preston and a nice bull elk he took with a 150 grain Silver Flame.

 

 


 

  

 

 

 

“Eric Rome and Alaska Bowhunting Supply do it again!” 

"Well guys, I didn’t think Eric could beat last year’s performance with the 8 yard shot he put on that nice 6x6 bull elk he took with his Silver Flame equipped bow. If you remember, at Eric’s request I had his son Dylan as my wingman. It was to be his 1st elk hunting experience and an incredible one at that, watching his father take his elk hunting passion to an extreme level with his son by his side. That hunt raised the bar to a new height, one that would be very difficult to surpass. 

Earlier this year when Eric told me that he wanted to celebrate his 25th wedding anniversary by having his wife to join him on his hunt, I was both excited and concerned. Lynn had never been on a hunt nor seen a big game animal die, let alone with the use of archery equipment. The potential for the thrill of a lifetime was presented us but so too was the potential for disaster. This hunt would come with added responsibility. Skill, the right equipment and a bit of luck would prove to be key! 

Day one of the hunt went well. I called in a nice bull to close range. It was fast and furious action. Lynn was ecstatic with her first bull elk encounter. Eric did not get the shot but the hunt served as a good dress rehearsal, one that would help to prepare us for what was to occur on day two. 

The icy morning would test Eric’s hunting skills in a way that he could not have conditioned for. Beginning our trek well before sunrise we located a good sounding bull from a great distance. With a systematic approach we closed the gap and began the vocal dialog. What started off as a delicate exchange in elk talk slowly escalated to a heated shouting match. As the sun rose and the hour progressed I began to push the bull’s well established “hot buttons”. At the appropriate time I began trash-talking this bull’s neighborhood and even challenged his masculinity (tongue in cheek). It was when I told him that his mother was a mule deer that he came in hard and fast for the kill, literally. 

After checking the wind, Eric quickly chose his set-up with veteran prowess. Strategically, I directed his wife Lynn by having her take a front row seat on a fallen log just 15 yards behind her husband with myself closing the deal at five yards to her right. Continuing to vocally play the bull, I expected him work the wind and to come in to Eric’s right. Instead he charged headlong straight at the source of his aggravation, me. From his somewhat hidden position Eric was forced to draw his bow and pivot on his left foot, stepping back and rearward with his right, fluidly swinging his bow to his right as a wingshooter might maneuver his shotgun, releasing his Silver Flame tipped arrow at a distance of SIX FEET! The incredibly strong and razor-sharp broadhead busted through the shoulder bone burying the shaft to the fletching. Upon seeing the expertly placed shot I immediately knew that the bull was dead on his feet. Sounding off excitedly with numerous elk screams, bugles, chuckles, cow calls and a bunch of other unearthly sounds that I pulled out of who knows where (yeah, I was overly excited, jumping up and down, Lynn thought I was signaling for the bull to run for his life!), I slowed the running bull to a walk as he wander a distance of sixty to seventy yards. He expired quickly. It was a very, very clean kill. 

The long short of it, amazing memories of an intense, extreme and successful hunt and the thrill of a lifetime belong to Eric, Lynn and me! Eric and his Silver Flame tipped arrows did it again, yet raising that darn bar even higher! Next year I imagine he might bring the grand folks and shoot with the use of a mirror. “Happy 25th Anniversary Eric & Lynn Rome!” 

Thank you Ed, Garrett and Todd for providing the archery world with the best broadheads and arrows ever produced, period! The confidence peace of mind you give us is the added insurance of the cleanest archery kills possible. I am extremely and endlessly thankful. For archers to use lesser equipment on BIG GAME is irresponsible."
 


Mark James (Ex-hunting guide, turned sculptor)

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

We just got an update from Mark James and his friend Rhode Walker: " Howdy, Dropping you a note just past midnight-thirty here on Togwotee Pass. This one needs to be brief as we are all extremely exhausted, and for good reason. Rode pulled a repeat of 2009, scoring again on day three. Hence we did a bit if meat packing today. Rode's hunt began 3 days ago in a blizzard if you can believe that! Day two brought us a few vocalizations and an encounter with a nice 6x6 who came in to relatively close range but in a quiet manner which did not present Rode with a shot. Today my morning began after the normal night of 2 hours of sleep. I was out the door at 2:00 a.m. By 3:30 I located 2 workable herds. After spending a fair amount of time with each group and pushing various vocal buttons I made the decision to go after the bull that I felt I had the best chance bringing in to bow range. I was back at the cabin by 4:30, with a grin gave the guys the exciting report and presented to them my game plan. We headed out the door, up the highway and were afoot breathing in the perfect 26 degree mountain air 30 minutes before sunrise. By 6:00 a.m. we were in the middle of a tremendous herd of approximately 35-40 elk. The group had a very nice bull who gave us a very nice audio and visual show. I guesstimated him at 340-350 B&C. I was not able to get him closer than perhaps 60-70 yards but after 2 hours of giving them heck we pulled in a very nice satellite bull to 20 yards. Rode did AMAZINGLY well putting a perfect shot on the bull who expired seconds after Rode released his arrow. The Maasai single bevel broadhead by my friends at Alaska Bowhunting Supply performed to perfection once again as expected. I'll be sending out a detailed report with photos next day or two if I can. I just wanted to give you the heads up on the day it came together. 

Tomorrow we prepare to for the filming of Jim Miller's Great Southwest Outdoors TV show. 

Hoping all is great in your neck of the woods!"
  Mark



 


 

 

 

 

Vinny Barbato with a nice bull elk

 

"Howdy once again Garrett & Ed! My great friend and fellow bowhunter Vinny Barbato took this beautiful 330 class bull elk in the 2009 season using one of your GrizzlyStik broadheads - thrilled that he did! It took very little convincing to get this skilled bowhunter to switch to the best broadheads on the planet. Thank you again so very much for being a huge part of many successful hunts and for lending credence to my 20 year slogan, "Trust your guide!" ~Congratulations Vinny~" 

Mark James

 

 



 

 

 

 

Jeff Hewes with a nice bull elk "Here is a picture of my 6 x 6 Colorado bull elk taken on September 1st with a homemade recurve bow (Bingham), GrizzlyStik arrow, and a STOS broadhead. Had 4 weeks off work, and hunted about an hour the first day and killed my first multi-point bull." - Jeff Hewes

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

"Rode Walker (A.K.A. "Bonehead") was successful with the Maasai in day 3 (Sept 3rd) of his scheduled 7 day hunt. We were into bulls daily and had several close encounters with nice bulls. This was not the herd bull that we went after that morning but both he and I could not have been happier with the hunt. The Maasai performed flawlessly as the 8 yard shot blew open a rib on the entry side enabling the arrow to pass through and continue its flight for another 38 yards!" - Mark James

 
 

 


 

 

 



 

 

"Another hunt ends on the 3rd day~ "My long time friend and hunting partner Eric Rome had success today taking a beautiful 300 class 6x6 this morning at 7:20am. It's well past midnight and we just got in packing out the 1st load which included some of the meat (heading back in the morning) antlers and cape. His son Dylan played a great part as my wing-man as he aided me by successfully deploying one of my decoys. It was an amazing hunt! We were into bulls every time we went out and had several close encounters prior to this morning's harvest. Eric is my second friend & bowhunter who has been successful this season. Just as Rode Walker, he too used a broadhead that he purchased from our friends Garrett & Ed Schlief at GrizzlyStik which was key in the success of this hunt. Amazingly, both Rode & Eric took their bulls at 8 yards and on day 3 of their hunts. I am attaching a few photos and plan on sending a more detailed story soon. We'll continue to keep you posted." - Mark James

 
 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hi Garrett, I just got back from an archery elk hunt to Gunnison CO (Nat. Forest) and wanted to let you know that your 100 grain silver flame's performed excellently!

I had a 20 yard shot that went thru both lungs and had a fine exit wound. The 6X6 328" gross elk went less than 50 yards after arrow impact!

My bow was the Mathews Monster Chill...it also performed quite well. Thanks for a great product....We believe the elk was approx. 800 lbs.

Best regards,

Steve Glaza

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Wyoming bull by Mark James

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 200 grain Samurai did the job thank you.... my follow up shot was 64 yards.

Steven Dansie

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Rode Walker does it again and again and again with GrizzlyStik!!! Rode Walker stepped it up for the 2012 season after success with shooting the Sitka shafts to the new Momentums, increasing his FOC by trading his 125 grain Maasai broadheads for some 150's.
 
After trying the new set up on Texas Audad and Hog with clean pass-throughs, he took it to the Wyoming mountains for elk. The hunt lasted only 3 days, each action-packed with incredible encounters of screaming bulls. It was on day 3 that Rode closed the deal with a perfectly placed 14 yard shot which resulted in the quickest, cleanest kill I have EVER witnessed with the use of archery equipment on an elk.
 
The bull COMPLETELY expired in approximately 5 seconds. We were elated and awestruck, thankful for the world's finest archery equipment which proves itself year after year after year. Amazingly, this was Rode's 3rd successful elk hunt which concluded on the 3rd morning of the 3rd day using equipment from Alaska Bowhunting Supply. Hunting simply does not get any better than this!
 
Thank you Ed & Garrett for continuing to produce the state-of-the-art equipment that enables us to enter the woods with the confidence knowing that we have made the best decisions possible in pursuing our quarry. We owe this to  animals we hunt, period.
 
Mark James