Know what you need? A Motive for hunting next fall.

No, I’m not talking about an incentive to get in a tree stand, or some extra inspiration to hike up that ridge. I’m talking Bear’s brand new Motive 6, their flagship compound bow for 2013.


At last month’s ATA show, Hurteau and I shot a whole slew of new compounds, but we only drooled over a few. Because the Motive 6–fast (350 IBO), quiet, and a joy to shoot–was one of the primary drool-inducers, we called up the folks at Bear and said, “Hey, you want give a bow away to one of our blog readers?” And they said, “Heck yeah.”

So here we are, giving you a shot to win Motive 6 with another buck scoring contest.* Most of you know how this works. For those who don’t: We will post a picture of a buck each week for one month. You will guess the gross B&C score of each and keep track of your guesses. Fractionals will count. When we post the final buck, we’ll ask you for your grand total. Whoever is closest to the actual total wins the bow. If there is a tie, we will have a tiebreaker buck.

Okay. Here’s your first buck. What do you think it grosses?


*You must be 14 or older to play; if you are under 18, we need a parent’s consent to ship the bow.