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Back to Bow Season: Great Deer Hunting Gear for 2019

The gear we take to the woods has a special place in our hearts. And most of us are pretty passionate about the brands we support. If you’re a die-hard gear nut, or if you're shopping for something specific, like a new bow or pack and want to see what...


Tested: Insights The Vision Hunting Pack

I’ve been putting The Vision pack from Insights Hunting through the wringer since last September. If you’ve never heard of this pack, it’s pretty innovative, and you can even strap it to the tree. A full season (and off-season) with this pack has shown me its true worth. Here’s the...


6 Reasons to Buy Bows at the Local Archery Shop

Thousands of bows and crossbows are available to purchase online with a few clicks of the mouse. They’ll be delivered to your door and best of all, prices are ultra-competitive. In fact, you’ll be hard-pressed to find comparable pricing inside any brick-and-mortar retail store. But when it comes to new...


4 Things Every Bowhunter Should Do This Summer

You've checked and double checked your Obsession bow . It's in fine working order. Now, get off the couch and reintroduce yourself to the practice range. This year, make your practice time enjoyable and productive by using this collection of tips and techniques. 1. Fling 'Em from 50 The average...


Travis "T-Bone" Turner on His Long-Standing Relationship with Realtree

Many Realtree fans have grown to love the character they know as "T-Bone" who appears on Bone Collector and Realtree Road Trips. Travis Turner is also an archery professional and tournament champion. In the following interview, Turner talks about how his work with Realtree has evolved from tuning a few...


Tested: AccuBow Training Device for 3D Archers and Bowhunters

Being a good archer is all about consistent form, which requires muscle memory. And to build muscle memory, you need repetition through practice. Trouble is, it’s not always convenient to set up a target and shoot arrows. Enter AccuBow, the first augmented reality archery training device, no arrows required. I...


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5 Reasons to Buy the New Elite Valor Budget Bow

There are a lot of great new bows on the market today. Problem is, most of them that offer flagship-level performance will also pillage your pocketbook. That makes the new Elite Valor worth a serious look. “We heard dealers and bowhunters around the country asking for an affordable bow that...


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5 Best Camo Patterns for 2019

The art of concealment is an extremely tricky one. It takes incredible thought and effort to design a camo pattern that truly hides a hunter. But Bill Jordan has always believed that quality patterns can achieve just that. And achieve it he has. Numerous times. There are many great patterns...


How to Buy a Used Compound Bow

Travis "T-Bone" Turner offers tips on buying a used bow. The most critical step in buying a used bow is to first make sure the bow you're considering fits you. Draw length and draw weight should match your needs -- if not, you may end up spending as much on...


2019 SHOT Show: The Benjamin Pioneer Airbow in Realtree Camo

Crossbows are the new buzz in archery, and several new crossbows and crossbow accessories were on display at the trade shows this year. Brand new technologies. Innovative designs. Affordable pricing. No this particular one isn’t a crossbow. It’s an airbow. And I’ve never seen anything else like it. It’s made...


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2019 ATA Show: New PSE Bow in Realtree Camo

PSE has long been an iconic brand in the bowhunting world. And this year, Realtree and PSE made history together. The Evoke 35 is the very first flagship PSE bow to be offered in Realtree camo. It’s a new era. Check out the new Evoke 35 in all its glory.


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2019 ATA Show: New Obsession Bow in Realtree Camo

Obsession might not have the century-old history that other bow companies do. But they are storied. And they are one of the leading bow manufacturers in the world. They know bows. And I was thoroughly impressed when I shot the new FX30 at the 2019 Archery Trade Association (ATA) Show...


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2019 ATA Show: New Bear Bows in Realtree Camo

Bear Archery is an icon in the bowhunting world. The legend of Fred Bear and the company he founded is alive and well, and that’s apparent in the new bows they have for 2019. Check out the Perception, Kuma (Kuma, Kuma LD and Kuma 30) and Divergent. All great bows...


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2019 ATA Show: New Hoyt Bows in Realtree Camo

Hoyt has been on the landscape since 1931. They’ve been in a leader in innovation for a long time. In the nine decades they’ve been around, they have always put performance first. This year’s lineup is no different. The Hoyt RX-3 (RX-3, RX-3 Ultra and RX-3 Turbo), Nitrux and Helix...


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2019 ATA Show: New Xpedition Bows in Realtree Camo

Xpedition archery released two new models for 2019. The Mako X is one of the year’s fastest bows and is very enjoyable to shoot despite its short brace height and screaming fast speeds. The second new offering from the South Dakota bow maker is the Mountaineer X, a mid-priced bow...


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2019 ATA Show: New Prime Bows in Realtree Camo

Prime Archery is known for innovative design and quality manufacturing. Last year, the Michigan bow maker released the Logic, a short axle-to-axle model that was Prime’s first offering with a split-limb design. For 2019, Prime has expanded on the popular Logic platform with two new hunting models at longer axle-to-axle...


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2019 ATA Show: New Quest Bow in Realtree Camo

Quest is another great bow manufacturer that puts a lot of thought, time and energy into developing the best bows on the market. Their products are extremely effective and affordable on most budgets. Check out the Quest Centec, their primary stick slinger for 2019.


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2019 ATA Show: New Mission Bow in Realtree Camo

Mission (made by Mathews) is a leader in the budget-bow market. They make bows that shoot great and are affordable. Furthermore, they’re extremely versatile, as most of their products adjust to fit a wide range of draw lengths, draw weights, etc. Simply put, Mission has their act together. And the...


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2019 ATA Show: New Elite Bows in Realtree Camo

Elite Archery has made their name by building bows with great shootability. Their newest offerings for 2019 are no exception. The Ritual 30 and 35 are expansions on the original Ritual that was released in 2018. Both models are available in various Realtree patterns and complete the Ritual series with...


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2019 ATA Show: Best New Realtree Compound Hunting Bows Under $1,000

Budget bows — the compounds that are under $1,000. We all like to save a little money when we can. The good news is you can save money on bows, too. You don’t have to spend over $1,000 on a bow if you don’t want to. Plenty of great options...


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