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How to Dress for Cold-Weather Bowhunting

Staying warm is a large part of successful whitetail hunting. Despite your thoughts on global warming, it still gets cold. When teeth chatter, you'll want to climb out of your stand and call it a day, wasting precious weekends and vacation time. When muscles quiver, you're not shooting to the...


Shooting Practices That Help Cure Buck Fever

Buck fever is part of every shot at big game but is especially problematic while bowhunting. Shooting a bow well under pressure becomes easier with experience but can prove a difficult place to get to. The key is systematically desensitizing yourself while also gaining confidence through experience. When you're getting...


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How to Build a Self-Bow and Kill a Deer with It

Wildlife biologist Joe Lacefield shot compounds competitively for years. He was good at it, often beating some of the best in the country at the time. That accuracy transferred over to his hunting, with deer falling regularly to his bow. Looking for more of a challenge, Lacefield took up traditional...


Mission Archery Introduces 2019 MXR Featuring Realtree Original Camouflage

The 2019 MXR is a one-of-a-kind, high-performance hunting bow offering accuracy and speeds traditionally found in higher-priced bows. Built around Mission's Crosscentric Cam technology, the MXR is powerful and efficient. The 7-inch brace height enhances forgiveness and accuracy, while the proven cam system generates 324 feet per second for performance...


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...


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