* Crimson Arrows * New Book Available!
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Hawkeye 06-Aug-17
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Fuzzy 07-Aug-17
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INbowdude 07-Aug-17
HUNT MAN 07-Aug-17
Chris Durando 08-Aug-17
Rickm 10-Aug-17
TREESTANDWOLF 10-Aug-17
Mark Watkins 13-Aug-17
INbowdude 24-Sep-17
Hawkeye 24-Sep-17
INbowdude 26-Sep-17
Mark Watkins 27-Sep-17
Scoot 27-Sep-17
Trial153 27-Sep-17
Hawkeye 27-Sep-17
BOWUNTR 27-Sep-17
Iowabowhunter 27-Sep-17
Korey Wolfe 03-Oct-17
Korey Wolfe 03-Oct-17
Mark Watkins 03-Oct-17
Genesis 03-Oct-17
INbowdude 03-Oct-17
Rickm 03-Oct-17
INbowdude 04-Oct-17
Hawkeye 04-Oct-17
Charlie Rehor 06-Oct-17
INbowdude 07-Oct-17
Bowboy 09-Oct-17
Brooktrout59 10-Oct-17
Mark Watkins 10-Oct-17
Scar Finga 10-Oct-17
Jaquomo 10-Oct-17
Inshart 11-Oct-17
GotBowAz 12-Oct-17
INbowdude 12-Oct-17
Hawkeye 12-Oct-17
INbowdude 13-Oct-17
INbowdude 13-Oct-17
Hawkeye 13-Oct-17
Bowboy 18-Nov-17
Bou'bound 19-Nov-17
BOWNBIRDHNTR 21-Nov-17
Rickm 23-Nov-17
Hawkeye 23-Nov-17
bearcreek 23-Nov-17
Hawkeye 29-Nov-17
Nick Muche 30-Nov-17
PinePoint 30-Nov-17
Rickm 30-Nov-17
Hawkeye 15-Dec-17
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Jaquomo 15-Dec-17
Hawkeye 15-Dec-17
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From: Hawkeye
06-Aug-17

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Hello Bowsite, After nearly two years of writing—a book that means a great deal to me is nearing publication.

Crimson Arrows: A Bowhunting Odyssey, encompasses 25 years of adventures: from Florida to the Arctic Circle and Alaska to Africa. There are 27 chapters with over 120 color photos interspersed throughout, detailing numerous hunts and lessons learned over the past three decades. The book is compact and will easily fit in a daypack.

The inspirations for this book were my two boys—as I wanted them to one day understand my passions and what drove me into the fields and forests. My hope is that after reading this book, you are inspired to chase your dreams and pursue adventures of your own—no matter the endeavor.

Crimson Arrows is as much about chasing dreams as it is bowhunting.

In a world in which hunting and the outdoors are at a crossroads, I also hope it gives readers a better understanding of what we as bowhunters have come to cherish.

I was fortunate to have the individuals listed below preview the book, and I will attach their testimonials.

If you are interested in purchasing a copy directly from me, please send a PM or a note on this thread as I will be pre-ordering copies soon.

My publisher has informed me that Amazon and Barnes & Noble will also be carrying the book—with hardbound, paperback and Kindle versions available in September 2017.

Good luck this fall,

Eyad Yehyawi Iowa

From: Hawkeye
06-Aug-17
Testimonials for Crimson Arrows

As editor for Bowhunter magazine, I read thousands of manuscripts, and above all I loved discovering a nugget among the dozens of new writers who submitted manuscripts. Eyad Yehyawi was one of those. From the beginning, he wrote well and exuded enthusiasm for bowhunting.

In his book, Crimson Arrows: A Bowhunting Odyssey, Yehyawi details his beginnings and growth as a bowhunter. He starts with whitetails and turkeys in his home state of Iowa and progresses to black bears, pronghorns, mule deer, elk, caribou, musk oxen, bison, and other species. All hunters can relate to his progression as a bowhunter and will find his stories compelling and fun to read.

-Dwight Schuh Former Editor, Bowhunter magazine and Member of the Bowhunters Hall of Fame

As a magazine editor, I appreciate quality writing skills and Eyad’s “got game” when it comes to expressing himself with the written word. His writing serves as a clear window into the mindset of a bowhunter who treasures every exhilarating aspect of the pursuit of big game with a bow and arrow, right down to the smallest detail. Whether you’re looking for escape, adventure, or simply a richer understanding of what we do and why, Crimson Arrows is definitely worth your time.

-Curt Wells, Editor, Bowhunter magazine

Eyad 'killed' it in this very personal, and very thoughtfully written book that every bowhunter should own. He describes 'perfectly' the essence of bowhunting through a series of hunting experiences and some close calls. I loved this book!

- Pat Lefemine, Founder, Bowsite.com Men have been telling hunting stories ever since we lived in caves. I thoroughly enjoyed this new book, full of one person’s love of adventure with a bow and arrow in hand. It proved to be very entertaining reading! I felt like I was right there with the author. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

-Gene Wensel, Brothers of the Bow

Crimson Arrows represents the spirit of bowhunting. By reading this book, you'll value where desire can take a person, and what it can help to accomplish. It's in this you'll glean the real beauty of what this book represents and means. It was meant to take you to one place, right into the heart of a bowhunter.

-Joe Bell, Author of Technical Bowhunting and Former Editor, Bow & Arrow Hunting magazine

Crimson Arrows is perhaps one of the most well-written and interesting books I have read for Dog Ear Publishing. The author has an incredible way of engaging the reader's senses such that you feel as if you are right there with him as he is bowhunting. I really felt both his emotions and the physical conditions based on his descriptive narrative. I really think this has potential for wide appeal as well—it's not just a story about bowhunting but about nature, animal behavior, and physical and psychological challenges. Really super book.

-Leslie Wilhelm Hatch Dog Ear Publishing Editor

From: Scoot
06-Aug-17
Great- looking forward to reading it! Congrats!!!

From: Bou'bound
06-Aug-17
this will be great congrats and thanks in advance for what I know will be a great read

From: Hawkeye
06-Aug-17
Thanks guys. Really appreciate it:)

From: Scrub_buck
06-Aug-17
Awesome!

06-Aug-17
I think I have a black t-shirt with that euro rack:)

Congrats to you Eyad!

Pm sent! Best always! C

From: drycreek
06-Aug-17
Congrats Sir ! It looks like you have the best of the best doing the reviews. I'm sure it will be a good read to take to my bow blind.

From: t-roy
06-Aug-17
Congrats on bringing this endeavor to fruition, Eyad!

I'm looking forward to reading it while in the tree stand this fall. If it costs me a shot at a booner.....I have your number! ;-}

From: Fuzzy
07-Aug-17
Congratulations! I'll be looking for it on Amazon.

From: Mad Trapper
07-Aug-17
Looking forward to reading it. CONGRATS!

From: Bake
07-Aug-17
I want one!

From: Scar Finga
07-Aug-17
Bring it:) I love a good read! Let u know when it's available, and I will pick it up.

Good Luck,

Scar.

From: INbowdude
07-Aug-17
Looking forward to this read!

From: HUNT MAN
07-Aug-17
Can't wait to read this! Congrats

08-Aug-17
Going to be awesome, especially that Elk chapter! ;) congrats buddy!

From: Rickm
10-Aug-17
I can't believe this is not at the top of the BS threads? May be the turnover but Eyad is a long timer here and one of the good guys. I am very excited to read his book. I congratulated him privately but want to say it here as well.

I hope your book does well but more importantly hope your children get a better understanding of who we are through it.

Congrats.

10-Aug-17
This will be a great read, from a guy who can communicate in only a way, passionate bow hunters understand.

Well done friend, another great accomplishment.

From: Mark Watkins
13-Aug-17
I learned a long time ago that when Eyad writes (Bowsite or a publication), it is a must read!!!

I know what I'm getting my bow hunting buddies and mentees for Christmas this year!

Look forward to reading it!

Mark

From: INbowdude
24-Sep-17
When will your book be available at Amazon?

From: Hawkeye
24-Sep-17
Hi Mike. Ironically, the Kindle version came out two days ago and for some reason there was a small lag on the paperback and hardbound options.

They said in next couple days will be up on Amazon in all formats.

I'll post a link once it is up and really appreciate the support:)

From: INbowdude
26-Sep-17
Excellent! Thanks.

From: Mark Watkins
27-Sep-17
Thanks for bringing this back up Mike...

Looking forward to reading it Eyad!!!

Mark

From: Scoot
27-Sep-17
Eyad, just curious-- is this a collection of short stories describing specific hunts you've been on?

From: Trial153
27-Sep-17
I put in on my list on Amazon. I will pick it up as soon as its available

From: Hawkeye
27-Sep-17
Thanks so much guys! I just saw that it is now available on Amazon in paperback, Kindle and hardcover.

The cost should be less on Amazon soon as not sure why listed so high but likely a glitch.

I will be placing a bulk order today from publisher for my family and any Bowsiter who wants one. Then I can ship to you priority:)

Any Bowsiter who wants one I can send to you for cost plus shipping. Any monetary gain can come from outside Bowsite and simply hearing your opinions and feedback would mean the world to me.

If you like it and tell others about it-that means more to me than any monetary gain I'd make in the short term.

Scott-the book encompasses 27 chapters; all of which are specific hunts or a series of hunts over 25 years.

However, they are written chronologically to include different times in my life and how Bowhunting was entwined with those events. From highschool when I started hunting, to college, grad school, loss of loved ones and kids.

Bowhunting has been a huge part of my life and given me so much in return. I did my best to tell those stories and perhaps give others a different look inside the world of bowhunting.

From: BOWUNTR
27-Sep-17
Just ordered it... looking forward to the read. Ed F

27-Sep-17
Neat, that will be on the birthday wish list!

From: Korey Wolfe
03-Oct-17

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From: Korey Wolfe
03-Oct-17

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Korey Wolfe's embedded Photo

From: Mark Watkins
03-Oct-17
Just placed my Christmas order for the "bow bros!"

Can't wait to read!

Mark

From: Genesis
03-Oct-17
Just ordered mine!

From: INbowdude
03-Oct-17
Awesome!

From: Rickm
03-Oct-17
Started reading it tonight. Eyad and I seem to have had a similar start. I am definitely going to be ordering a few copies for Christmas gifts.

From: INbowdude
04-Oct-17

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Wow! Just wow! Many thanks my friend.
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Wow! Just wow! Many thanks my friend.
Wow! This is even better than I had anticipated! Big thanks to Eyad and I can't wait to start reading this book. His second book I believe.

From: Hawkeye
04-Oct-17
Your welcome Mike and thanks for the support guys! Much appreciated:)

06-Oct-17
Got one on the way:)

From: INbowdude
07-Oct-17
Everybody buy a paperback (or hardback) and donate it to your local library, high school or middle school library or media center. I did.

From: Bowboy
09-Oct-17
Ordering mine today.

From: Brooktrout59
10-Oct-17
Cannot put it down -Great read.

From: Mark Watkins
10-Oct-17
Just received mine.....Great idea to donate to the local libraries as well as a gift....passing it on!!

Looking forward to digging in!

Mark

From: Scar Finga
10-Oct-17
Buying mine and going to save for it my Coues deer hunt. 5 days in a blind, dawn to dark... LOOOOOONG DAAAAAYS!

From: Jaquomo
10-Oct-17
Really looking forward to this read! You've always been one of my favorite contemporary bowhunting writers.

From: Inshart
11-Oct-17
Put the check in the mail yesterday - anxious to get reading it. I have NEVER read while in the tree stand - as a matter of fact I've given my brother-in-law a lot of sh!t about him reading while hunting. I just might have to give it a try when I get my copy.

From: GotBowAz
12-Oct-17
Just ordered mine on Kindle. So much easier to read on my phone in real low light conditions in a tree stand when im waiting on daylight. Really looking forward to this read!

From: INbowdude
12-Oct-17

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Great book from a great hunter.
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Great book from a great hunter.
I donated a book today to the local library in my home town. Here's the library director accepting Crimson Arrows by our very own Eyad!

From: Hawkeye
12-Oct-17
That's means more to me than you know Mike.

Thank you:)

From: INbowdude
13-Oct-17

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My 6th period government class is happy to have another hunting book for me to discuss!
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My 6th period government class is happy to have another hunting book for me to discuss!
Well, then you really will like this!

From: INbowdude
13-Oct-17

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The Danville Community High School Library Director receiving the new book from INbowdude.
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The Danville Community High School Library Director receiving the new book from INbowdude.
This is the library director at the high school where I teach. She was very happy to have another hunting book to keep mine company. Or better yet, to be continuously checked out by younger hunters.

From: Hawkeye
13-Oct-17
Wow! That's pretty cool Mike. Thank you for sharing:)

From: Bowboy
18-Nov-17
Just got done reading this book. Very well written and great pictures. Reading it is like being there with with Eyad on every hunt.

From: Bou'bound
19-Nov-17
It is an excellent read. Truly captures the essence of what we do when it is well done.

From: BOWNBIRDHNTR
21-Nov-17
I just finished reading Eyad's book last night. A few hunts I remember him sharing with us on Bowsite. While reading this book you will feel like you are on a live hunt with Eyad.

Every chapter is excellent but the final pages brought both a tear to my eye and a smile to my face. It is very obvious that Eyad "gets it"! If anyone is looking for a Christmas present for themselves or anyone who may enjoy hunting this would be an excellent choice!

Eyad, alias Hawkeye, is a great asset to Bowsite. Jeff

From: Rickm
23-Nov-17
Very good read. Congrats Eyad.

From: Hawkeye
23-Nov-17
Thanks guys! Really appreciate the kind words and support. If it wasn't for Bowsite-many of those adventures would never have happened:)

Happy Thanksgiving:)

From: bearcreek
23-Nov-17
I read the book to my 7yr old before bed he loves it.

From: Hawkeye
29-Nov-17

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I just saw this on-line today. The publishing house had a free-lance writer call about the book last month, but I hadn't heard anything since. It appears they released it to different press outlets so I'm pretty excited-hopefully more readers will give it a chance and open their eyes to bowhunting:)

From: Nick Muche
30-Nov-17
Excellent! I can't wait to get my hands on this one, thanks for bringing this back up because I missed it the first few times!

From: PinePoint
30-Nov-17
This book is a wonderful collection of experiences. Eyad has done a remarkable job of covering the full-circle journey of the hunting experience. As a husband, father to young boys, and bowhunter I can relate to many of the scenarios described in this book. Eyad is truly an ambassador for our bowhunting passion & deserves many accolades on a job well done! I'm following suit with INbowdude's idea above and plan to purchase an additional copy to donate to the school library where my children attend.

From: Rickm
30-Nov-17
Eyad, I know we have talked about this privately but I really want to give you a Bowsite shout out. Having tried to put my experiences in words and knowing how difficult it can be I am really impressed with your book!

Congrats again. Enjoy the family and good hunting.

Rick

From: Hawkeye
15-Dec-17

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Hi Guys. This article just came out in the Cedar Rapids Gazette today and was in the main Sports section. They have a fairly large following (40-50K subscribers) so I was really touched and excited they would run among the other sports.

When they called a couple weeks ago, I remember them asking me about what a bowhunters "effective" distance was in this day and age; I made a point to discuss the difference between practice vs ethics etc. Glad they touched on that and for those Bowsiters who have it I hope you have enjoyed the book. Your support means alot to me so thank you :) Happy Holidays!

From: GotBowAz
15-Dec-17
Eyad, Im am about half way through your book as well. What a great read! All Of what Pinepoint and RickM said and so much more. You were able to put things into word to express feelings and emotions that are so tough to explain to anyone much less a non hunter. Great job man!

From: Jaquomo
15-Dec-17
Another shout-out. Eyad expresses what we all feel but few can bring to life effectively in words. Its a great read.

From: Hawkeye
15-Dec-17
Thanks guys!! Really appreciate the feedback and kind words. Seriously...thank you :)

From: jmiller
15-Dec-17
It's an excellent read. It's among one of the better outdoor books I've read, and I have hundreds of hunting and fishing books on my bookshelves.

From: Medicinemann
15-Dec-17
It solved me wondering what I was going to buy as a Christmas gift for some of my friends.....

From: Bou'bound
15-Dec-17
Great read and stocking stuffer for my son

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