Curtis Goettsch’s PSE Dream Season EVO Gobbled-Up Gobblers
Editor’s Note: Curtis Goettsch of Elkader, Iowa, has several reasons for loving PSE bows.
Since I already had taken a buck early in the season, I decided to go to my tree stand during the rut and take a doe, because I still had a doe tag. I had shot my buck on October 17, 2011. This hunt was on November 5, which was still fairly early in the season. I was curious to see how the rut was progressing, even though I couldn’t shoot a buck. Besides the doe tag, I still had two turkey tags on my hunting license. In Iowa, you can take turkeys in the fall and during the spring.
I got into my tree stand before daylight, and as the sun was coming-up I saw three gobblers in a tree. I knew that there had been some turkeys roosting in this area, since I’d seen and heard them during the early part of bow season. When the turkeys flew out of the tree, two of the gobblers flew away from me, and one flew toward me. I didn’t know how I could draw the bow without their seeing me, so when they flew out of the tree, I went ahead and drew my bow. The gobbler that flew toward me landed 15-yards from my stand. Since I was already at full draw, I aimed at his wing butt. When I released the arrow, I got a clean pass through. The gobbler jumped straight up in the air, landed on his back and never moved again. This was the second turkey I had taken with my PSE Dream Season EVO.
The first turkey I took was earlier in the spring of 2011. I was hunting in the afternoon from a total-concealment blind. I had set up decoys. I began to call and hadn’t seen anything. Eventually, I looked out of one of the back windows in the blind, and spotted a gobbler not 10-feet away. I gave a few light calls out the front of the blind and then sat still and waited. Finally, the gobbler walked around the blind toward the decoys but didn’t hold tight to the decoys. I had to wait until he was about 23-yards out from the blind, before I could take the shot. When I shot, I hit the gobbler exactly where I was aiming. The bird ran about 20 yards, after a clean pass through, and then dropped dead.
I’m often asked why I shoot the PSE Dream Season EVO. I explain that the EVO has improved my level of shooting skill, both in tournament archery and in bowhunting. If you want to up your game and be a better bowhunter or tournament archer, PSE can help you do both. Yes, equipment does make a difference. The reason I chose the PSE Dream Season EVO was that I talked to a lot of people about the bow, then I shot the bow, and I found it to be the best bow that I could use. I don’t believe any bow company is coming close to the speed that this bow produces. I go to tournament-archery shoots, and the officials have a chronograph set up to record the speed of the arrow coming-out of the bow. Most of the time, my arrow coming out of the PSE Dream Season EVO will record the fastest speed of any arrow. My arrow is usually 10 feet per second faster than any other contestant’s arrow at the shoot. However, when you’re shooting an arrow that’s that much faster, you have more margin for error. If you misjudge the distance, the drop of the fast arrow is much less than the drop of a slower arrow. I shoot the PSE Dream Season EVO, because it makes me a better and more accurate bowhunter and a more accurate 3D archer. Too, it helps me win at bow sports.