• Crossbow Boss Moose Hunt

    Posted on Oct 11th, 2012
    Crossbow Boss Moose Hunt

    It is often said that the thrill of a hunt lies not in the kill, but in the chase of an animal. So, you can probably imagine how awesome Guy Weaver’s, president of Wasp Archery, 10-day moose hunt in the Alaskan Range outside Denali National Park was. Weaver chased a single elk a full day. He spotted the bull early in the morning and did not take his eyes off of him until his Crossbow Boss broadhead passed through a narrow window of timber from 58 yards away to harvest his first moose with archery equipment.

    “We saw the moose at about 9:00 in the morning and I finally killed him at about 4:30 in the afternoon,” said Weaver.

    Weaver was glassing from the top of a mountain, scanning the timber below for moose movement. After spotting a bull worth chasing, he came down off of the mountain and set up with a Montana Decoy Cow Moose and began working on the moose with calls. The calls brought the moose to about 75 yards, but Weaver did not think the moose was able to see the decoy in the thick cover.

    Only mildly interested in the call, the moose veered off and laid down in the timber for a daytime nap. Weaver once again took the spotting scope out to stake out the moose while it was bedded down.

    “After about two hours of just laying there, he finally got up and we started working the calls again, hoping we could bring him into range to see the decoy, but once again it seemed more interested in feeding than following the call,” said Weaver. “I think if we hunted a week later when the rut was full-throttle, the calls and decoy would have made the hunt shorter, but the conditions were just not right for them yet.”

    When realizing this, Weaver decided to take the hunt to the moose. He snuck around the moose and got in front of him. Slowly the moose was weaving his way through the timber closer and closer. It came to 60 yards and stalled behind a pine tree. Weaver held the crossbow, which he was using because of his recent shoulder surgery, for 15 minutes in the shooting position as he waited for the bull to step in the shooting lane. Finally the moose showed up in the opening, but not for long.

    “Right when it finally stepped out from behind the pine tree, it didn’t stop,” said Weaver. “It went right through the opening really quick and that resulted in a shot a little farther back than I would have liked.”
    The crossbow broadhead did hit an artery and the moose crashed 60 yards from where it was shot. Not knowing this, Weaver backed off and gave the moose some time to lay down before tracking it. When he picked up the blood trail, tracking was easy thanks to the large entry wound made by the Crossbow Boss.

    “As soon as I shot it, it ran up a bank and stood there,” said Weaver. “You could see the blood pouring from the side of it.”

    That is when Weaver knew his broadhead did enough damage to result in a clean, quick kill even if it was not a pass-through shot.

    “The bolt did not pass though because of the angle of the shot,” said Weaver. “It hit bone on the exit and, while it crushed through the bone, it stayed inside of the moose.

    “I still have the broadhead,” said Weaver. “It is still sharp as ever and I will be using it to hunt deer this weekend.”

  • Wasp Crossbow Boss: A Broadhead designed for Crossbow Hunting

    More crossbow hunters will step into the woods this fall with bolts and broadheads than ever before. Multiple states have opened the regular and late archery seasons to crossbow hunting. With states opening up more opportunities for crossbow enthusiasts, crossbow hunting is rising in popularity. The Sporting Goods Manufacturer’s Association reports about an 80% increase in nationwide crossbow sales since 2006.

    The growing crossbow market demanded that broadhead manufacturers step up to the plate and create a broadhead capable of performing to the same efficiency level as modern crossbows. After all, it doesn’t matter how sophisticated and technologically advanced your crossbow is if your bolt is tipped with something reminiscent of a Flintstones episode. In response to this need, Wasp Archery now offers the Crossbow Boss broadhead to significantly enhance your crossbows’ performance.

    Like its fixed-blade older brother, the 1-1/8” cutting diameter Crossbow Boss features a short, aerodynamic ferrule ideal for the flight characteristics of a bolt fired from a crossbow. The vented blades also diminish planning issue substantially. These features allow the fixed-blade to act more like a mechanical broadhead without reliability and strength issues.

    With a .027” stainless steel blade, the crossbow boss is constructed with durability and penetration in mind. The bone crushing Trocar SST tip is the most durable on the market, and when added to the design of the blades and ferrule, crossbow enthusiasts will find this broadhead to be the most reliable and deadly head available.

    Crossbow hunters can enter the woods this fall knowing they are equipped with a broadhead designed specifically for crossbow dynamics. Using the right broadhead for the job, they no longer have to use broadheads intended for conventional arrows yielding subpar results. Every archer knows success often hinges on the small details. Stack the odds in your favor and outfit your quiver with bolts sporting the perfect complimenting component – A Wasp Archery Crossbow Boss.

  • Wasp Releases New Crossbow Boss

    Posted on Feb 9th, 2011
    Wasp Releases New Crossbow Boss

    Finally a broadhead made with today’s crossbow hunter in mind. After all, it doesn’t matter how technologically advanced your new crossbow is…if your bolt is tipped with something reminiscent of the Stone Age, you might as well be throwing rocks. WASP Archery Products had developed the Crossbow BOSS fixed blade broadhead to significantly enhance your crossbows’ performance.

    Equipped with a 1-1/8” cutting diameter, the Crossbow BOSS takes all the great qualities of its older brother and brings them to the crossbow enthusiasts. The Crossbow BOSS, available in 100-grain, 3-blade with a .027” thickness, combines a short, aerodynamic ferrule and vented blades along with a durable SST trocar tip to create the most reliable crossbow head in today’s market.

    According to Guy Weaver, president of WASP Archery Products, “The crossbow market demanded that broadhead manufacturers step up to the plate and create a broadhead capable of performing to the same efficiency level as modern crossbows. WASP Archery Products has met that demand with the Crossbow BOSS fixed blade broadhead.”

    Crossbow hunters can enter the woods with confidence this fall knowing they are shooting a broadhead designed specifically for crossbow dynamics. No longer are they forced to use broadheads intended for conventional arrows with less than desirable results. Every archer knows that each component must compliment the other. Success in hunting seldom comes easy; you have to work at it. Stack the odds in your favor… make sure you have the Crossbow BOSS in your quiver.

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