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How to Bowhunt Early Season Mountain Mule Deer

Bowhunters will soon head into the high country in search of velvet-antlered mule deer. During early bow seasons, the biggest Rocky Mountain mule deer inhabit the highest timberline elevations. Such open habitat makes long-range glassing extremely rewarding, but also adds a high degree of challenge to stalking endeavors. Arriving with...


The Best Setup for Bowhunting Elk

For me, the annual highlight of archery elk edges out the November whitetail rut for sheer bowhunting enthusiasm. There's something about elk. They're big and wear a lot of bone, but there's more to it than this; a gregarious nature, majestic terrain and the proactive hunting style (no sitting for...


The Best Broadhead and Arrow to Make Your Bow An All-Game Rig

By: Patrick Meitin Just for fun let's pretend you've won a cosmic lottery allowing you to shoot a wide variety of game this coming season, all expenses paid, including the combination of arrows and broadheads best suited to each big-game animal. The only stipulation is you must use a single...


Ways to Fine Tune Your Bow

By: Patrick Meitin If your still with me in this journey to a perfectly tuned bow outfit you have only a few details to complete to create a hunting-deadly bow. Beyond basic sighting you might want to take a closer look at the sight system you currently use and whether...


The Best Setup for Bowhunting Turkeys

By: Patrick Meitin "How should I set up for bowhunting turkeys?" This is a question I'm asked. Here are my thoughts: I generally shun short bows whether they're compound or traditional. But when the subject turns to turkeys I lighten up on that conviction. This is directly related to how...


World Event Displays Archery’s Appeal

Almost 5,000 youngsters recently illustrated archery’s growing popularity and bright future. The National Archery in the Schools Program’s 2015 World Tournament, held July 22 through 25 in Nashville, Tenn., attracted student shooters from across the globe, including Canada, Namibia, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States. According to...


Bow-Up Against Breast Cancer 3-D Archery Tournament Raises $100,000 for Breast Cancer Research

I’m a firm believer God answers prayers, especially selfless ones. This past weekend, I had the honor of seeing one man's prayer answered while attending the 4th Annual Bow-Up Against Breast Cancer 3-D Archery Tournament held at the Cullman Archery Park in Alabama. Cameron Mitchell, the heart and brains behind...


Is Lars Andersen a New Level of Archer or a Simple Trickster?

I’d like to preface this blog by saying, please don’t try the dangerous tricks you see in this video at home. At least don’t try the one where the archer stands in the path of a fired arrow and catches it in midflight, or the one where he shoots an...


Save the Rack

The opening of archery season across much of the country isn’t the only thing that makes the month of October special. Realtree and Bow-Up Against Breast Cancer would like to remind everyone that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Please join with Realtree to support this annual campaign to increase...


On the Eve of Deer Season

The kid was about 14, and for the first time, under his dad’s supervision, he’d set his own treestand in an area he’d found himself. Truthfully, he didn’t know just how good of a funnel he’d found for a morning hunt – it was a strip of timber that narrowed...


Realtree.com's new Kinetic Energy and Momentum Calculator Unveiled

What is it that drives an arrow through a deer's rib cage? Is it the cam designed by a team of engineers, carved from a solid hunk of aluminum billet on a multi-million dollar CNC machine? Or is it the design of the bow limbs and riser, each painstakingly detailed...


My Kids Test Out the New Easton Beginner Recurve Bow

My 10-year-old son, Ethan, had been begging me for a recurve bow for several months. So, when the package containing two Easton 2014 Beginner Bows arrived on my door steps, I literally had to push him, as well as his curious siblings, back as I pulled the bows out of...


5 Ways to Increase Arrow Penetration

When I first started bowhunting, the legal minimum draw weight was 40 pounds. Draw-weight restrictions have long since been lifted here, as well as in many other areas. Today’s top-notch equipment allows a bowhunter more ways than brute draw weight to get the penetration required for a lethal shot. Anyone...


How Deadly Are Modern Crossbows?

I shot my first crossbow about 10 years ago. The bow was on loan from a buddy, and I’d intended to take it turkey hunting. A few shots on the range convinced me otherwise. Not only was the thing loud, heavy, and cumbersome as a tuba horn, it was wildly...


Realtree at ATA: Cajun Sucker Punch Review

I love to bowhunt about everything. Deer. Turkeys. And fish. Love to bowfish. So one of my favorite new products from this year's ATA Show is the Cajun Sucker Punch bow paired with the Hybrid reel. The Sucker Punch is a cool enough little bowfishing bow. It sports a 35.25-inch...


Realtree at ATA: Elite Energy Review

The two flagship bows in Elite’s 2014 lineup include the Energy 32 and Energy 35. The 32- and 35-inch bows, respectively, sport Elite’s new riser design that includes the unmistakable “riser cage,” which Elite claims increases the riser’s strength by 30 percent and rigidity by 19 percent. Paired with Elite’s...


Realtree at ATA: Bear Agenda 6 Review

One of the first bows we shot during day one of the ATA Show in Nashville was Bear's all-new Agenda. Available in both 6- and 7-inch brace height versions, this 32-inch bow is smoking fast (350 fps on the Agenda 6), but plenty smooth on the range. It features a...


Realtree at ATA: Prime Alloy Review

Prime’s new-for-2014 bow is called the Alloy. Featuring the unique Parallel PCX Cam system introduced on last year’s Prime Impact, the Alloy is a much better balanced, handier package in our opinion. It sports a 33.25 axle-to-axle length, 6.75-inch brace height, and a reduced weight of 4.2 pounds. IBO speeds...


Tips for Bowhunting from Box Blinds

Box blinds won't replace treestands or pop-up ground blinds for bowhunting utility any time soon, but they have advantages in certain situations. They're the most comfortable thing going for an all-day sit, and they provide excellent concealment and some scent-containment advantages. But shooting a bow from them can be difficult,...


Man Shoots Marijuana-Wrapped Arrow at Jail

David Wayne Jordan, 36, told police he was squirrel hunting when they questioned him about an arrow wrapped with a baggie of marijuana that he fired at the second-floor recreation area of Whatcom County Jail in Washington on Tuesday.


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