book is dedicated to my late father, Arlis Clay Worthington. I can still remember five little
boys standing at the kitchen table, watching our father sitting on an empty
upside-down lard can [we could not afford store-bought chairs]as he practiced
with large steady hands writing his name over and over. I can still remember
him desperately trying to spell out the simplest four-letter words on road
signs in an attempt to learn to read as he drove down a country road. I can
also remember throughout my life how people marveled at the things he could
draw, build, and fix with the same steady hands.Most of all I remember a man who loved his
sons very much.
This was the man who
instilled in me a love for the outdoors. He made my first bow, a hickory
recurve, when I was 10 years old. My father was always ready and willing to
take me hunting every time I wanted to go. For the many, many hunts I had with
him I will always be thankful. I would gladly give all I have and know to go on
one more hunt with him. In this thought lies the most profound lesson in this book.
If you don’t learn anything else from this book; learn this!
Arlis Clay WorthingtonFeb.12, 1928 / Apr.30, 1999
I also want to think my wife Karen. Without the help of your
spouse, it is very difficult to accomplish anything in life. This work is a
direct result of her encouragement and support.
I also want to acknowledge the real hero of all trophy
whitetail hunts: the buck. When I am lucky enough to harvest a mature buck, I
am not the actor who deserves the credit. I did not grow the beautiful rack; —
he did.He is the animal that has the
instinct and cunning to reach maturity against unbelievable odds. He is the
creature that fuels our passion. Remove him from the hunt and most of our lives
would change drastically: — for the worst I fear.
” Bobby has an excellent knowledge of both bow setup and tuning for
the hunter who is serious about pinpoint accuracy. If your goal is to arrow a
mature buck, read his book and learn.”
” In this book Bobby shares, in simple language, the procedures that have
produced an enviable number of outstanding bucks for him. Any bowhunter
interested in duplicating his success should take his advice to heart.”
” I’ve known and admired Bobby for over 20 years. He is the real
deal……. as fine a woodsman as has ever left footprints in the autumn
leaves. All whitetail fanatics need to pay attention to what he has to
“A lot people have commented that “Bowhunting Trophy Whitetails” is the best book of it’s kind ever written; and I agree. This is the
when, where, and how book every whitetail fanatic has been looking for and it
is destined to become a classic!”