Mathews is now a corporate sponsor of Pope & Young,
This is interesting because one of the tenants of the P&Y stance on archery is:
"The Pope and Young Club therefore recommends the crossbow should not be considered for use in any bowhunting only season. Also, the Club strongly recommends that crossbow hunting be abolished from all existing bowhunting only seasons and the use of crossbows for hunting be restricted to firearms seasons."
How can Mathews in good conscience support financially P&Y and their crossbows belief that:
"the Club (P&Y)strongly recommends that crossbow hunting be abolished from all existing bowhunting only seasons and the use of crossbows for hunting be restricted to firearms seasons"
Yet Mathews produces crosbows for retail sale! Correct me if I misunderstand this but by anyone in the crossbow community purchasing a Missini/Mathews crossbow we are also supporting an organization that wants to "abolish the crossbow for all existing bowhunting only seasons"! So does Mathews SUPPORT the Crossbow Community or do they just want our money! I would have to think long & hard about supporting a bow company who wants to eliminate the crossbow from EXISTING seasons and keep it from full inclusion in the future! To each his/her own BUT this is a disturbing!
This is something we all should conceder when we are looking at our next bow. You would think a crossbow manufacturer would be in support of expanded crossbow opportunities, fighting for laws to gain full inclusion BUT Mathews is supporting taking away our seasons we have fought so hard to gain!
Bottom line is it's your money you spend it how you like but if you own a Mission crossbow & your state does not have full inclusion or has restrictive crossbow seasons & laws you are supporting this! IMO owning a Mathews crossbow is a slap in the face to all crossbow owners & hunters & those of us who have fought long & hard to get crossbows into the autumn woods!
Replies should be interesting!