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Quiz: Do You Really Know Bowfishing?

Bowfishing is fun. And there's more to it than you might think. See how intelligent you are on the topic. And then tell on yourself in the comments below. Don't Miss: 10 Top Bowfishing Hot Spots


How to French Tune a Bow

When it comes to bow tuning, there is much debate over which method is most effective. Personally, I think all styles of bow tuning have their place. However, French tuning is the method I use most often. This process only requires shooting a few shots from 3 and 10 yards,...


How to Choose a Broadhead

The topic of broadhead selection usually fuels a fiery debate. For some reason we’ve developed the mentality that we must choose one over the other. However, for the last several seasons my quiver has been stocked with an assortment of broadheads each with an important role. Learn more about what...


Choosing the Best Broadheads for Specific Game

Bowhunters no longer have to accept a one-size-fits-all broadhead. They’re now offered in such a wide variety that bowhunters now have the useful option of choosing the best broadheads for very specific needs – be that a purposeful transfer of knock-down energy, cutting massive wound channels, gaining deeper penetration or...


5 Ways to Gain Arrow Speed and Keep Accuracy

Deadly bowhunters strive for shooting consistency and top arrow speed. Here are five tips to help you maximize this combination. A slow hit is better than a fast miss. I’m a firm believer in that phrase. Just like well-thrown pitches and strikeouts in baseball, shooting accurate arrows is everything in...


How to Miss a Deer with a Bow

Big buck. 20 yards. Broadside. You have all the time in the world … and yet your arrow sails over his back. Here’s a look at common reasons why you miss whitetails. There are all kinds of ways to miss a big-game animal with a bow. But when it comes...


The Cheapest and Easiest Way to Be a Better Archer

Accuracy is of the utmost importance when shooting a compound bow. Sure, the technological advancements found in a compound help, but there’s still much room for error. It isn’t easy to be a proficient shooter. Every little bit helps. This tip is all about reducing torque. It’s easy to make...


Bowfishing: What to Do with the Fish

It's not uncommon during an average day of bowfishing to accumulate a barrel full of carp. While bowfishing will never eliminate carp from local waters, thinning the highly invasive species remains a guilt-free enterprise. Still, waste has always bothered me. Worthwhile uses, where legal, is using carp for bear bait,...


Bowhunting Tips for Out West

Whether you're planning an elk hunt, spot-and-stalk mule deer hunt or just want to increase your range in the whitetail woods, adding some western flair to your archery practice can pay off What’s the farthest you’ll shoot at a deer with your bow? Two years ago, my limit was 35...


Bowfishing for the Big Stuff

Carp jump to mind when most bowhunters think of bowfishing. And why not? They’re fun targets, and the shooting is usually fast-paced. Plus it’s an inexpensive sport. However, for those adrenaline junkies at Realtree.com, maybe skewering carp is getting a bit bland. Perhaps tackling critters that can kill you is...


10 Top Bowfishing Hot Spots

What’s the best bowfishing spot in the country? That depends on what you’re after. Is it quality or quantity? Are you willing to put in the time for a single big gator gar or paddlefish? Or do you want to shoot 100 jumping carp in a day? The best places...


5 Tips for Bowfishing

Put more rough fish in your boat by shooting the best bowfishing bows, arrows and equipment Getting into bowfishing isn’t difficult. You can purchase a bowfishing kit, pick up a garage sale bow and be ready for the water with less than $150 out of pocket. But after you spend...


How to Shoot Uphill and Downhill

The world isn’t flat, as mankind believed before Christopher Columbus discovered the New World, nor is it perfectly round — at least from the perspective of bowhunters faced with an important shot at mountain game, or from elevated positions. The Earth’s surface is an irregular juxtaposition of topographical ups and...


How to Choose a Broadhead for Crossbow Hunting

Crossbow hunting has taken the country by storm in recent years. It continues to gain popularity by hunters of all ages. It's a great way to get people outdoors that might not have the ability to go with any other weapon, too. And that's a positive thing. Anything we can...


How to Set Up Your Bow for Bowfishing

Do you like to go bowfishing? Never tried it but would like to? Here's what you need to know about setting up your bow to shoot some fish. And it's straight from the mouth of the "T-Bone" himself. He knows his way around a bow. Are you a bowhunter wanting...


8 Advanced Rangefinder Skills Bowhunters Need to Know

Judging range has always been a big part of archery. Arrows, even from the fastest compound bows, travel in arching paths. Misjudged range has probably caused more misses than all other factors. Then came affordable laser rangefinders, which are now standard-issue gear for modern bowhunters. And misses disappeared. Yeah, right...


Bows for the Biggest Game

What changes do you need to make to your bow, arrow and broadhead setup for that once-in-a-lifetime big-game hunt?


10 Ways to Become a Better Archer

Shooting targets with a bow is one thing. Shooting animals is another. Use these shooting tips from hunting professionals to improve your accuracy in the field


10 Bowhunting Sins

Bowhunting is never easy. Animal behavior, hunting pressure, food and water supply, and weather can all change on a dime and make things tough. But nothing is more frustrating than letting things within our control foil our attempts to make a kill. Over the years, I've certainly made my share...


What Makes a Fast Bow?

When you walk into an archery shop to talk bows, the term "fast" is bound to enter the conversation. Of course, "fast" means the ability to cast an arrow at greater speed. A fast bow can be a true godsend, particularly when hunting and, suddenly, a shot at a nice...


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