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How to Bowhunt Predators

I exhaled strong gasps of air through the plastic mouth call, cupping my hand on the barrel accordingly, sending eerie, squalling, bone-chilling sounds of a rabbit in distress out across the valley floor, penetrating nearly a mile into the foothills beyond. No more than 5 minutes went by when I...


The Ultimate Whitetail Hunting Bow

If you were setting up the ultimate whitetail bow , what would it look like? The Perfect Bow Whitetails are North America’s most popular game, but manufacturers continue producing bows not entirely suited to the playing field. Ultra-fast, super-short bows dominate the market. But speed is overrated, especially in a...


How to Dress for Cold-Weather Bowhunting

Staying warm is a large part of successful whitetail hunting. Despite your thoughts on global warming, it still gets cold. When teeth chatter, you'll want to climb out of your stand and call it a day, wasting precious weekends and vacation time. When muscles quiver, you're not shooting to the...


Shooting Practices That Help Cure Buck Fever

Buck fever is part of every shot at big game but is especially problematic while bowhunting. Shooting a bow well under pressure becomes easier with experience but can prove a difficult place to get to. The key is systematically desensitizing yourself while also gaining confidence through experience. When you're getting...


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How to Build a Self-Bow and Kill a Deer with It

Wildlife biologist Joe Lacefield shot compounds competitively for years. He was good at it, often beating some of the best in the country at the time. That accuracy transferred over to his hunting, with deer falling regularly to his bow. Looking for more of a challenge, Lacefield took up traditional...


Bow Review: 2019 Mathews Vertix in Realtree EDGE Camo

We all get excited when the new bows are revealed each year. A buzz is created just prior to the launch. And rest assured that Mathews’ 2019 flagship bow has lived up to the hype. Enter the Vertix. First off, we know that many of you have been asking for...


How to Make an Old Bow New Again

Do you need a new bow, or just a few upgrades to the one you already own?


The Chronicles: Bowfishing the Louisiana Bayou

Watch Brian Stephens and crew of "The Chronicles" bowfish in Louisiana for a variety of species. Don't miss this action. And get the Scoutlook Hunting And Fishing Apps , too. Don't Miss: 20 Deer Hunting Lies Your Granddaddy Told You Are you a bowhunter wanting to learn how to accomplish...


Mission Archery Introduces 2019 MXR Featuring Realtree Original Camouflage

The 2019 MXR is a one-of-a-kind, high-performance hunting bow offering accuracy and speeds traditionally found in higher-priced bows. Built around Mission's Crosscentric Cam technology, the MXR is powerful and efficient. The 7-inch brace height enhances forgiveness and accuracy, while the proven cam system generates 324 feet per second for performance...


10 Steps to Stalking Deer With a Bow

Looking for that edge on deer this year? This strategic gem could be your ticket to a wall-hanger . That said, most bowhunters opt to do their whitetail hunting from treestands, be it during the early, mid or late portion of the season. However, you can also effectively stillhunt. The...


Al Kraus: Helping Bowhunting By Helping Others

Al Kraus is the owner of Black Hills Archery in Rapid City, South Dakota. Being an avid bowhunter and successful business owner, it leaves little time for much else. But, Al has made time for the youth of the Black Hills area to have a place to come shoot and...


Remove Your Bow Quiver to Become a Better Archer

I started a new turkey season a while ago, really just looking forward to stretching my legs after months behind a desk and having a look around to gauge prospects as the season begins to unwind. I was prepared for action though, stuffing a tiny fanny pack with calls and...


Bowhunting Small Game: The Ultimate Learning Experience

When I was young and still earning my bowhunting stripes, we pursued rabbits, squirrels and prairie dogs to hone shooting skills and gain confidence before graduating to bigger game. There's no better way to become a more proficient bowhunter than to bowhunt. Better yet, small-game seasons are normally open well...


How to Set Up Your Release for Bowhunting

The release is a crucial step (maybe the most important) in the archery-shot process. It takes constant work, and practice to see and feel overall improvements. Check out these tips from Travis "T-Bone" Turner on how he sets up his release for bowhunting. Don't Miss: Perfect Your Release for Your...


Bow Reveal: Introducing the New 2019 Bear Divergent

This new bow has been hyped up for days. And quite a buzz it’s created. The new Divergent is hot off the press and ready for the deer woods. This new bow feels great in the hand. It’s quiet and sports minimal vibration. Plus, it’s fast. But don’t take my...


Archery Shooting Form: The Perfect Bow Grip

Torque is archery accuracy’s worst enemy. You can line up everything precisely while aiming, but twist the shot off axis at the moment of release and everything turns to garbage. Seventy-five percent of torque is created by the bow hand, the only point of contact with the bow following release...


How to Travel with Arrows and Broadheads

Today, we talk about traveling with arrows and broadheads and how to keep them protected. There are plenty of mistakes that can be made. Avoid them by heeding this advice. Don't Miss: 10 Bowhunting Sins Are you a bowhunter wanting to learn how to accomplish your goals? Check out our...


4 Types of Releases for Bowhunters

Choosing a release aid is like choosing a wife. She's got to be just right in order to take that super dive into the deep end. And like women, no two are created equally. Different materials are used, steel tolerances and quality are never the same, price tags are rarely...


10 Bowhunting Tips to Help Fill Your Tags

Having some trouble filling tags in the woods and on the prairie? Check out these 10 tips to improve your skills and be more successful in the field. 1. Boost Confidence Despite conventional wisdom, one way to increase shooting confidence is to shoot less. Too much target practice can wear...


Beat Target Panic This Summer for Better Shooting This Fall

If you've been shooting a bow more than 10 years, you have target panic. Yes you do. On a scale from 1 to 100 you may show symptoms on a level 25, but it's there I assure you. When target-panic affliction reaches levels higher than, say 50, it's absolutely affecting...


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