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First News Fall 2009

Bulls Eye

   As avid hunters and outdoors people, it just seemed natural for Fred and Michele Eichler to work in the outdoor industry. Fred started an outfitting business sixteen years ago called Fulldraw Outfitters. Today, clients are guided on leased properties around the Trinidad area to hunt elk, mule deer, whitetail deer, antelope, black bear, mountain lion, and turkey from August through May every year.

   The Eichlers have three boys ages 14, 11 and 4, who also love the outdoor lifestyle and stay busy between school, sports, hunting and doing their chores, which include feeding the horses, chickens, hounds, and goats. Besides their Fulldraw Outfitters business, the couple is involved with three television shows. Michele hosts Muzzy Bad to the Bone Bowhunting on The Outdoor Channel, and Fred is the host of Easton Bowhunting TV on the Outdoor Channel, and Predator Nation on The Sportsman's Channel. Additionally, Michele has worked in her family-owned business for 25 years as CEO of Muzzy Products located in Cartersville, Georgia, and is a member of the Archery Trade Association board of directors. She is an accomplished bowhunter in her own right with 10 North American species and 6 African species all harvested by bow. When Fred is not hunting or guiding hunters he splits his time between wildlife photography and freelance writing. He's worked in the archery industry for the last 24 years. His professional history includes working for Bear Archery in Gainesville, Florida, managing an archery shop in northern Colorado and working for Dart International (an interactive video archery system).

   Last August, Fred harvested a Tule Elk in California to become the first person to complete the North American Superslam with a recurve bow by taking all 29 species of North American big game recognized by the Pope and Young Club. Also, he has numerous African animals to his credit with a recurve bow. A prominent outdoor writer, Fred has written one book, "Bowhunting Western Big Game" and has been a contributor on many other outdoor-related books. His articles and photos have appeared in Bowhunter, Bowhunting World, North American Hunter and Traditional Bowhunter magazines. Together, with their boys, they enjoy the great outdoors in Trinidad.

Fulldraw Outfitters and Muzzy Products
Trinidad, CO 81082
(719) 846-2545


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