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Things to Do After Deer Season

For most bowhunters, our season ends the moment the very last whitetail buck gives up the chase. While my happy hunting grounds would include a perpetual whitetail rut, here in the real world we must eventually refocus on work to avoid financial disaster. And, most likely, we must also patch...


Bowhunting: Archery’s Two Forgotten Brothers

Maurice and Will Thompson may be two of the most important people in archery that you’ve never heard of. They’re not 3D champions or holders of the latest mega-racked world record, which seems to define our current batch of “heroes.” It’s understandable how you might have missed them. The Thompson’s...


How to Weatherproof Your Bow

Bowhunting whitetails isn’t a sport for the faint of heart. Long hunts in the elements can take a beating on you and your equipment. Doing all you can to protect your bow from nasty weather is a smart move for protecting the investment you’ve made in your gear and preventing...


How to Make Your Bow More Accurate

Being as accurate as possible is something all bowhunters strive for. Unfortunately, not everyone has the time required to train like an Olympic archer and become a deadeye with their bow. That said, the following adjustments and techniques might help you to make you and your bow more accurate without...


How to Shoot a Compound without a Release

Finger shooting is rapidly fading from popularity. Something I find difficult to understand. The numbers I saw on a recent New Archery Products' website survey suggest from 75 to 80 percent of bowhunters now employ release aids. Compound bows are growing shorter every year, the average now running around 32-...


Chronograph Results: The Effects of Different Archery Combinations

We all have our reasons for choosing the arrows and setups we do. Generally, we all believe our choices are superior. So I set out to establish real numbers with these choices — using a precision Spot-Hogg Hooter Shooter bow-shooting machine and ProChrono Plus competition-grade chronograph. The Hooter Shooter removes...


7 Tips to Increase Kinetic Energy in Low Poundage Bows

Modern advancements in archery equipment have opened the sport to an entirely new demographic. Long gone are the days of struggling to pull back a high-poundage recurve or older compound in order to get enough power to cleanly take large game with archery equipment. Today’s bows are easier to draw,...


Deer Hunting: Treestand Safety Tips for Bowhunters

As bowhunters we often find ourselves climbing high into treestands to pursue deer. With this comes the chance of an accident, one that could be life-altering, or even deadly. Taking treestand safety seriously is something all bowhunters owe to themselves and their loved ones. The following tips will outline ways...


How to Shoot a Bow from a Treestand

A large portion of bowhunters choose to climb into a treestand when hunting whitetails to help them avoid detection. Hunting from an elevated position can be extremely effective for getting into bow range of deer; but shooting a bow from a stand requires the correct technique to seal the deal...


How to Shoot a Bow from a Ground Blind

Certain situations, weather conditions and terrain types can make using a ground blind the obvious choice for a hunt. Bowhunting from a ground blind can be extremely enjoyable and effective, too, but it also means adapting to the confined space that comes with it. The following tips will help you...


4 Tips for Youth Bowhunters

Getting a young person involved in archery and bowhunting can be highly rewarding. Passing on our knowledge and passion as bowhunters to future generations is what keeps the sport alive. Many who have experienced it will tell you that helping a young hunter harvest his or her first animal with...


Why Crossbows Are Good for Hunting

Crossbows. The mere mention of the word can stir a heated debate in any hunt camp or club. I had listened to the debates before, but I'm not one to take sides until I actually learn the truth for myself. All I can say is that during my first crossbow...


How to Become an Endurance Bowhunter

With a bulldog tenacity and drive that rivals that of any elite athlete, Cameron Hanes is shattering the preconceived image of the hunter. He’s the poster boy for the new extreme outdoorsman, running ultra marathons and training in the most hostile conditions so he can improve his odds afield. Svelte,...


The Body of a Bowhunter

When first reading this phrase some 10 or more years ago, it immediately held special meaning to me. These few sentences perfectly sum up what I live to do -- bowhunt the West's most rugged and remote backcountry for trophy-class animals. The challenge of getting within bow range of big,...


Fact or Fiction: The Post Velvet Whitetail Lull

My big plans for a velvet white-tailed buck fell through again. I had some nice bucks on camera but uncooperative weather -- ill winds mostly -- permitted limited stand time. My best stand was also being haunted by a cougar (a young calf was killed nearby), and that didn't help...


3 Tips for Shooting 3D Archery Tournaments

A slight click resonates as the arrow knocks. A smooth draw brings the 20-yard pin up to rest on the target. An inhale of breath clears the mind. An exhale steadies the limbs. Seconds later, the slightest pressure of the release sends the arrow downrange. It center punches the 12...


5 Archery Tips for Instant Results

No archer achieves a state of absolute perfection. There are too many steps in a complicated process and too many details to juggle during each shot. Even the archer with perfect coaching and perfect shooting form must deal with the mental aspects of shooting a bow. You can master the...


Gear Review: The Trophy Ridge React H5

One of the most important pieces of the compound bow puzzle is the sight. It’s hard to be very accurate without it. And you need a product you can rely on. That’s why we recently reviewed the React H5 by Trophy Ridge . Did it live up to the Trophy...


Man Accidentally Shoots Himself in Chest with Crossbow

One young man is extremely lucky to be alive after accidentally shooting himself in the chest with a crossbow. CBC News reports the 19-year-old from Tweed, Ontario, is recovering in the hospital after accidentally discharging his crossbow last Monday morning, firing the arrow straight through his chest. Emergency crews and...


Bow Review: The 2017 Hoyt Pro Defiant

Today’s compound bow industry is a competitive market. There are numerous bow manufacturers making great bows. That’s good and bad for the consumer. It’s good because more competition leads to lower prices and plenty of good options. It’s bad because it can be much more difficult to choose one when...


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