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15 Archery Tips from the Pros

Deer season is in the rearview mirror with months to go until opening day. Every bowhunter should be proficient with their archery equipment. Likewise, they should strive for growth, and to become better than they were last season. With that in mind, we consulted with numerous archery professionals to compile...


Outfitted: New Bowhunting Clothes and Boots from ATA 2020

It’s not out of the question for there to be a 100-degree temperature difference between the first day of bow season and the last one. If you’re as obsessed with all of this as we are, then you know your clothing and footwear are as important to success as your...


Hunt Prep: New Stands, Blinds, Trail Cams and More from ATA 2020

Serious bowhunters know that a successful hunt is usually just the culmination of a months-long puzzle. It's the prep that truly matters. Today’s hunters know more about the big game they’re chasing than any generation prior — and they’re more successful at it, too. This is partly because of all...


Tuned Up: New Bowhunting Accessories from ATA 2020

If you’re shopping for a new bow, you’re going to need to make a trip down the accessory aisle, too. As bows have become faster, lighter and more efficient, sights, rests and other accessories have become at once more rugged and more precise. Today’s bowhunters have it better than ever...


Sweet Shooters: New Bows and Crossbows from ATA 2020

The first bow show of a new decade begins today. Since 1997, members of the archery industry including manufacturers, dealers, media, state agency representatives and more have gathered each January for the Archery Trade Show — known to most as the ATA Show — where the year’s best new bowhunting...


Do You Need to Relearn to Shoot Your Bow?

At one time, there was a big question in the archery world: Shoot with your dominant hand or your dominant eye? I learned how to shoot a bow right-handed because I’m right-handed. But I had problems shooting accurately from the start. Double vision at full draw plagued me and wreaked...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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?


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...


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...


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...


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