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Remove Your Bow Quiver to Become a Better Archer

I started a new turkey season a while ago, really just looking forward to stretching my legs after months behind a desk and having a look around to gauge prospects as the season begins to unwind. I was prepared for action though, stuffing a tiny fanny pack with calls and...


Bowhunting Small Game: The Ultimate Learning Experience

When I was young and still earning my bowhunting stripes, we pursued rabbits, squirrels and prairie dogs to hone shooting skills and gain confidence before graduating to bigger game. There's no better way to become a more proficient bowhunter than to bowhunt. Better yet, small-game seasons are normally open well...


How to Set Up Your Release for Bowhunting

The release is a crucial step (maybe the most important) in the archery-shot process. It takes constant work, and practice to see and feel overall improvements. Check out these tips from Travis "T-Bone" Turner on how he sets up his release for bowhunting. Don't Miss: Perfect Your Release for Your...


Archery Shooting Form: The Perfect Bow Grip

Torque is archery accuracy’s worst enemy. You can line up everything precisely while aiming, but twist the shot off axis at the moment of release and everything turns to garbage. Seventy-five percent of torque is created by the bow hand, the only point of contact with the bow following release...


Beat Target Panic This Summer for Better Shooting This Fall

If you've been shooting a bow more than 10 years, you have target panic. Yes you do. On a scale from 1 to 100 you may show symptoms on a level 25, but it's there I assure you. When target-panic affliction reaches levels higher than, say 50, it's absolutely affecting...


The Best Tip for Archery Practice

The common cliché that "practice makes perfect" is only a half-true statement. It should be, "perfect practice makes perfect." See what Kip Campbell with Red Arrow TV has to say about practicing for fall. Don't Miss: The Parts of the Compound Bow Are you a bowhunter wanting to learn how...


Making the Best of Pronghorn Bowhunts After Heavy Rains

Water-hole hunting is where it's at for high-odds archery pronghorn hunts. This involves plenty of work before the hunt, but is typically the surest way of collecting antelope with a bow. It also lends itself well to the sweltering weather of early season hunts. There's only one potential problem with...


Tips on How to Fletch Your Own Arrows

Arrow fletching might sound simple, but it can be easy to mess up if you don't pay attention. Here we have Ralph Cianciarulo from Archer's Choice explain his process on how to fletch the perfect arrow. Don't Miss: The Parts of the Compound Bow Are you a bowhunter wanting to...


How to Find Your Dominant Eye for Archery

Do you want to get into archery? There's something you need to know before you begin shooting. In this video, Ralph Cianciarulo from Archer's Choice helps you find your dominant eye. Don't Miss: 10 Off-Season Archery Tips from the Pros Are you a bowhunter wanting to learn how to accomplish...


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,...


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...


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...


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-...


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...


The New Barnett Droptine XT Crossbow in Realtree Original

Users of all skill levels will benefit from the Barnett Droptine XT Realtree Crossbow's safety and performance features. The pass-through grip with finger reminders keeps your hands safely positioned, and you can rely on the Anti-Dry Fire trigger system and Soft-Lok arrow retainer for additional peace of mind. It also...


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...


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...


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