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Michelle Bodenheimer wins bow trainer, custom slate call and scent free products from HERCAMOSHOP.COM

Our friends Shelly and Jeff Ray, of HERCAMOSHOP.COM, will be sending avid bowhunter Michelle Bodenheimer this nice little gift!  Comprised of three popular items in their inventory, the giveaway contains a bow trainer by Prairie Innovations, a custom slate turkey call and the complete line of HERCAMOSHOP.COM’s personal care products.

The bowtrainer was designed by an avid archer who also is a physical therapist. It retails for $44

Bow Trainer by Prairie Innovations

Designed by an avid archer and certified physical therapist, Bow Trainer tm is a unique training tool that can help archers obtain greater accuracy by improving their form and increasing their strength and stamina. Bow Trainer tm is the perfect training tool for archers of any age and level of experience-from novice to seasoned professional.

Custom Slate Turkey Call

2 1/2″ maple call with a purple heart striker. This combination of woods provide for easy use and perfect sound quality. The small size is great for small hands and soft calls.

Perfect for hunting near home or on the road.

HERCAMOSHOP Personal Care Products

Body wash, shampoo, conditioner, hair gel, lotion and hair spray. The complete package that allows you to feel good, look good and be scent-free. No more frizzy hair and dry skin during hunting season.

Here’s what MIchelle wrote: “My favorite bow is my current Hoyt Ruckus. The Ruckus is comfortable, not only because It fits my small frame well, but because it is consistent and I know I can rely on it with every draw. It is lightweight and balanced, and it has never let me down.”

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The Conversation

  • Rachel Shilley-Voss says: April 28, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    I could go on and on about my favorite bow!
    I have been bow hunting for about 6 years, and I have only shot BowTechs!
    Last year I got a brand spankin new BowTech Heartbreaker. She is just that..a HEARTBREAKER! Within a week of getting her I got the stink off with my very first Mule Buck!
    The HB is an amazing bow! Lightweight, exceptional grip, draw length is perfect, nice axle to axle length, and she shoots so smooth, fast, and quiet!!!
    i will never ever shoot anything other than a BowTech!!!
    So excited for this contest, I would just be so thrilled to win the prize package! I just recently had surgery, and really NEED a bow trainer to help get me back in shape for my Fall season!

  • Sharri Oaks says: April 28, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    My favorite is an oldie but goodie. I have an Alpine Archery Impact Extreme. I have a 23 in draw and the guys tease me it’s a lick and stick bow, but I have killed many a nice critter with it. I only pull 48 pounds, but I have had my arrows go thru both shoulders of deer. I’m sure my Carbon Express Maxima arrows with my 75 grain Muzzys broadheads have helped too. I could upgrade my bow, but when you have something that works…why change it?

  • Rashelle Schneiter says: April 27, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    Mathews Jewel! I have tried several different bows, I work at an archery shop and get to try the new stuff all the time. I have to say Mathews bows fit me the best! I also own a Mathews Passion but the Jewel is much lighter, the draw is smooth, I can pull more weight with it and it is a great looking bow to boot! 🙂 I recently had an extensive back surgery to straighten my spine, being an avid hunter/shooter, I have really pushed myself to try to heal faster so that I can be back in the field sooner! I went from pulling my 55# Jewel to barely pulling a simulator. Long road ahead of me but I am determined to get back out there and be even better than I was before! Its not everyday that you get a second chance at life with a big opportunity to grow. This is my second chance and I will embrace it! Good luck to all who entered and Happy Hunting to you!

  • Sheri Rhodes says: April 27, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    My favorite is my first and only bow. My husband talked me into trying bow hunting 2 years ago. So he got me a PSE Chaos. One day I hope I get the chance to harvest a deer with it.

  • Laura Nevitt says: April 27, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    My favorite Bow is the mathews Dxt. Quite simply I feel the bow is well made,very accurate and with its short axle to axle length is very easy to manipulate in a ground blind or tree stand. i love it and i think you gals will too.

  • Pam Grandstaff says: April 27, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    My bow of choice is the Mathews Mustang, I have had great success since I started shooting this bow I am going on my 5 th season with it and have no plans on changing.

  • Krystal Sullivan says: April 27, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    My favorite bow is my Ladie’s/youth bow Diamond Razor’s Edge by Bowtech. I love it because it is my 1st bow and is very special to me. I have not killed anything with it but I am sure I will. It is great that it is adjustable in both draw length and weight and is quiet!!!

  • Erika Williams says: April 27, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    I have a Hoyt vicxen and I love it! It’s lightweight and quiet. My favorite part it even at full draw it’s not “jumpy” I can take my time or let off without worrying about it getting away from me. And of course it has just the right amount of pink 😉

  • Leighanne Phillips says: April 27, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    I got my first bow late last fall, a Bowtech Heartbreaker. I love it because it fits, it felt right the second I held it in my hands. I am very much a rookie with a lot to learn and much needed strength to gain as I am struggling somewhat with being able to dial up my draw weight frequently enough. One thing for sure.. I love shooting my Heartbreaker, I get excited simply thinking of shooting it! I constantly am practicing and I will get there eventually, I am terribly determined. . I am so inspired by many strong, empowered ladies that are in archery for competition and hunting alike. I keep pressing forward knowing one day a young woman will look at me with thise same regards. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway, someone will be very blessed with this prize pack no doubt.

  • Ciera says: April 27, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    My absolute favorite bow is the PSE Chaos. To me it is the perfect women’s bow. It is light weight but still effective in its job. Even though I have the poundage set low it still has a speed of 230! I love this bow I would recommend it to anyone! It is a lot of fun to shoot and it kicked off my obsession with bow hunting. I now am a avid bow hunter and love every minute of it! It’s an adrenaline rush like no other! I get a bigger adrenaline rush shooting a doe with a bow than a buck with a gun. Bow hunting is the best!

  • Tammy Searles says: April 27, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    The Bear Home Wrecker compound bow is my favorite first bow. This year will be my first bow season. I normally use a 300 winmag all year. I am choosing to go with this one cause it has a good combination of speed, power, and smoothness for me. I think it has an awesome name too !!!! Hunting season’s can be quite the “homewrecking” time of year. Luckily for me I love to hunt alongside my man and this year we will be able to hit up both rifle and bow season 🙂

  • Bridget Bond says: April 27, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    My good friend gave me a PSE last year, I took it to my bow guy he adjusted it to me and I hunted with it last year, didn’t get a deer yet but I am hooked!!! Love bow hunting, I have been rifle hunting for about 20 yrs now and started hunting with a muzzleloader about 5 yrs now, but the bow is the best yet!!!

  • katie says: April 27, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Well i own two bows i have the mathews jewel which i love for its speed and just how comfortable it fits me perfectly. Great bow for any women that has been shooting for awhile. I also have a mathews mission craze which is now my bow fishibg rig. I love it! Its so adjustable from 19in to 30 draw length and the poundage is just as adjustable from 25 to 70 i call it the camp bow cause any one can pick it up and site it in for them.

  • Lisa Coppenbarger says: April 27, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    My favorite bow is the Hoyt Vixcen and I love it because it is so easy to shoot and I shot my first deer with it this year! I also came in 3rd in our women’s bow league:)

  • Kami Branyan says: April 27, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    I love my Matthews Mustang. Its easy to handle, compact, and meets all my needs. I’ve used it in the woods and tournaments alike andI have always been pleased with its performance!

  • Jenna says: April 27, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    I’ve shot a Hoyt kobalt the past two years and have loved it! But I’m looking for an upgrade and higher lbs in a bow I’ve simply outgrown my Hoyt. I have always loved Mathews bows but until recently they have never made female bows! Lucky me so this year I will be shooting a Mathews jewell! It was love at first sight!

  • Leigh Ann Nunn says: April 27, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    My favorite bow is a Parker. It is so accurate quite and very light. I am a disabled veteran with major back issues and this is the easiest bow I have found to use. It doesn’t put any strain on my lower back. I just love everything about it.

  • Jessica Brinks says: April 27, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    My favorite. bow is my Hoyt Vixcen. I love it! I just got started bow hunting two years ago and this is the first bow I bought, after much research and test shooting. Its light weight enough for me, and gives me good arrow speed even though I dont have a ton of poundage on the draw. I have shot other bows that friends use and always prefermine! Even my husband prefers my bow over his. 🙂

  • Heather Lininger says: April 27, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    My favorite bow is the Diamond by Bowtech. I like its because its is light, small frame and you can change the limbs out to raise yours pull once you build yourself up. All four people in my family shoot Bowtech and we have never had a problem with it.

  • Kim Roach says: April 27, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    My favorite bow is…….wait I don’t have one yet! I asked for one for my birthday so I can go with my hubby and boys this year instead of them leaving me behind!

  • Jeanne Peebles says: April 27, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    My favorite bow is a PSE Stinger 3G and it is my favorite because it is my first. I bought it in November 2011 and will hopefully be hunting with it for the first time in the 2012 whitetail season here in AL. I actually had eye surgery that I had put off for a number of years to enable me to bow hunt, LOL.

  • Margaret Hoffman says: April 27, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    My favorite bow is my Hoyt Maxxis 31. Last year my husband had a heart attack. It was a widow maker. Lucky for me, it was not successful. He coded on the cath lab table and they were able to revive him. While he was off on leave his friends would take him to our favorite bow shop. WHile there one day someone brought in a ‘my’ Hoyt to sell. Previously I was using a youth bow, which was great for targets but not fast enough for hunting. He saw this Hoyt tricked out with pink and purple strings and cables. The bow itself is black and has pink accessories. He laid it away for me so that when he recovered we could start shooting and hunting together. I had surgery last fall so I missed bow season. I have been practicing and we plan to hit the woods together this fall with our bows. Even when he should have been recovering and thinking about himself he was thinking of me, I think that is why it makes it my favorite bow even more than the awesomeness of being a Hoyt:)

  • Amy Williams says: April 27, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    I love, love, love my Bowtech HeartBreaker! It is dependable, fast, and accurate! I shoot with my family and enjoy every minute of it! Getting the kids involved and watching them soak up what I am doing is worth it all! Bowtech not only made the HeartBreaker to get the job done but as an added bonus it is quiet and looks great!

  • tina says: April 27, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Bear lightout!! It is my favorite cause my husband and son took me to town on my birthday and had arranged for the bow shop man to meet us at the store after hours so i wouldn’t have a clue we were going to get my new bow.. The best birthday ever!!

  • Amber Commander says: April 27, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    My bow of choice is my bow that my bf bought me 3 years ago..I’ve shot 3 animals with it. Bow hunting or hunting in general has not only gotten me into the outdoors but also made me my son and my bf so much closer. The time we spend shooting bows together and sitting out in the blind making memories. Words can’t explain how much it means to me. So my bow of choice is a diamond razor edge but I would/could use anybow just to have all the great memories I have of my family with hunting. (hope this made since I’m doing this on my phone hehe)

  • Marie Ash says: April 27, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    My favorite bow it the Mathews Passion. Its always accurate, fast and light weight. Nothing like a Mathews!

  • Delila Henderson says: April 26, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    My favorite bow is the PSE BowMadness. This bow I named after my mother “Mary Ellen”. The speed, accuracy, ease of sighting and setup has made it a dream for me. I killed my first three deer with it and a turkey that I called in and killed all on my own. I have spent many hours in the woods with this sweet shooting package. Bow Madness is it’s name and the afflication that I have.

  • Christie Brand says: April 25, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    I am the first and only female bow hunter in my family. My husband bought me a Bowtech soldier 3 yrs ago and i was in love with shooting bow! Recently he purchased me the Bowtech Insanity CPX. I havent had the opportunity to hunt with it yet, but I did recently get my very first robin hood while target shooting! My Bowtech Insanity is by far the best bow myself and my husband have shot. I absolutely love vereything about it!

  • Angie Cox says: April 24, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    I was the first person in my family to express an interest in bowhunting and unfortunately did not have any mentors to get advice from. I’ve been at this for 16 years, using equipment that was not really right for me. I recently took the opportunity to do a test flight with Shoot Like A Girl….. it was the first time I’ve had a chance to really be able to compare bows, and what a difference from what I’ve been using! I am now the proud owner of a BowTech Heartbreaker and I LOVE it! I had it sighted in no time, and is it ever accurate…. no more constant frogging around with sight adjustments. It’s exactly what I’ve needed!

  • Jodi Petross says: April 23, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Matthew’s Mustang is my bow of choice I’ve yet to kill anything but its not the bows fault I just haven’t had a good shot I’m alway’s in the wrong spot but I’m still giving it my all

  • Gretchen Steele says: April 23, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    My favorite bow is a vintage rosewood Hoyt recurve gifted to me by my niece’s husband – because it was his bow, and the bow he used to teach his sons with.

  • Michelle Bodenheimer says: April 23, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    My favorite bow is my current Hoyt Ruckus. The Ruckus is comfortable, not only because It fits my small frame well, but because it is consistent and I know I can rely on it with every draw. It is lightweight and balanced, and it has never let me down.

  • JoAnn Herbert says: April 23, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    My favorite bow is my Assassin by Bowtech. I’ve tried and shot other bows and this bow fit me right out of the box. My other bows felt like I had to “master” them-this bow just feels like an extension of my arm. My Assassin has made me want to shoot more and has built my confidence up-whether in front of the 3d target in my backyard or in the field. Now that I am shooting with so much confidence, my daughter is now hanging around the targets “eyeing” up my bow!

  • Ellen Benitz says: April 23, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    I like my Mathews Conquest 3. It’s never let me down and it’s one of the few bows Mathews makes that is long enough for a finger shooter which I am.

  • Diane Hassinger says: April 23, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    I am a Mathew’s girl at heart! My absolute favorite is my Mathews Black Max 2, but I recently bought a Jewel, which feels just as good. Mathews bows have just felt right as soon as I pick them up. I like how light and quick they are. Great bows!

  • Mia Anstine says: April 23, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    My favorite bow is the Jewel by Mathews because it is accurate; the lightest on the market and offers the maximum velocity, at my little bitty draw length.
    Lots of stream-lined power packed in an itty bitty package.