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
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
Congrats to you Eyad!
Pm sent! Best always! C
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! ;-}
I hope your book does well but more importantly hope your children get a better understanding of who we are through it.
Well done friend, another great accomplishment.
I know what I'm getting my bow hunting buddies and mentees for Christmas this year!
Look forward to reading it!
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:)
Looking forward to reading it Eyad!!!
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.
Can't wait to read!
Looking forward to digging in!
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
Congrats again. Enjoy the family and good hunting.