Bowhunters are a finicky bunch. Those that roam the rugged West in search of high-country, big-game nirvana are downright neurotic. This is especially true when it comes to gear—from their vertical assassin to the accessories they attach to it. Some will say backcountry nomads go overboard— put too much emphasis on gear— but I disagree. Those that take the spring and summer months to build the ultimate back- country bow and spend time sending carbon downrange will punch more tags and have fewer mishaps this fall.