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How to Build the Perfect Bowhunting Arrow

Arguing over arrow setups is a favorite pastime among bowhunters. And with the recent trends of heavier arrows and front-heavy setups, there’s plenty to argue about. Most of that commotion is due to the work of one man. In the 1980s, a bowhunter by the name of Dr. Ed Ashby...


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How to Buy a Bow for Your Kid

I love seeing young people interested in archery. But for parents, getting a child started shooting a bow isn’t quite as simple as signing up for tee-ball. Even if you’re a bowhunter or enjoy target archery, it can be confusing to figure out where to start and what to look...


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10 Archery Mistakes That Can Result in Injury or Death

Mistakes. We all make them. But these are the types of mistakes you don’t ever want to make. Sure, you or whoever is affected might come back from it. But you (or they) might not. Take precautions and use common sense to prevent these 10 things from happening to you...


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5 Things You Need to Know Before Introducing a Woman to Bowhunting

Of archery’s recent popularity surges, perhaps the most prevalent is women joining us on the archery range and in the bowhunting woods. It’s a powerful movement and one the hunting industry needs. In the past decade, I’ve had the privilege of introducing my mother, sister and wife (then girlfriend) to...


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5 Reasons to Buy the New Elite Valor Budget Bow

There are a lot of great new bows on the market today. Problem is, most of them that offer flagship-level performance will also pillage your pocketbook. That makes the new Elite Valor worth a serious look. “We heard dealers and bowhunters around the country asking for an affordable bow that...


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Best New Budget Compound Bows for 2019

Budget bows — the compounds that are under $1,000. We all like to save a little money when we can. The good news is you can save money on bows, too. You don’t have to spend over $1,000 on a bow if you don’t want to. Plenty of great options...


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Walking Among Legends

A bend of the bow limb strains the muscles. Feathered fletching tickles the chin. Brown fur reflects in the eyes. The crack of an arrow finding its mark graces the ears. This was life for Fred Bear. And he was one of the best at promoting that way of life...


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6 Ways to Keep Your Archery Skills in Check During the Off-Season

Unless you live in a place where you can bowhunt hogs or exotics during the winter months, you’re likely all too familiar with the off-season void left between the fall and spring hunting seasons. While hunting opportunities may not be abundant during this part of year, there’s no better time...


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5 Best Camo Patterns for 2019

The art of concealment is an extremely tricky one. It takes incredible thought and effort to design a camo pattern that truly hides a hunter. But Bill Jordan has always believed that quality patterns can achieve just that. And achieve it he has. Numerous times. There are many great patterns...


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9 New Compound Bows for 2019

New bows. They’re the single-most awaited product releases each year. Bowhunting revolves around these high-tech stick slingers. And it’s all for good reason — we’re tech junkies, and so are you. That’s why we’re bringing the latest and greatest to a digital device near you. Here are nine new flagship...


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5 Tips to Overcome Target Panic

Target panic is something that practically all archers go through at some point. Even the best shooters go through it. World champions like Levi Morgan and Travis “T-Bone” Turner have experienced it. So, don’t feel like you’re alone if you are too. It happens. And there’s certainly nothing to be...


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10 Reasons You Aren’t Improving as a Bowhunter

Bowhunting is a sport that requires dedication and discipline. It takes a unique skillset as an archer, as well as a woodsman, to routinely find success. Becoming a proficient archer doesn’t happen overnight, simply sending arrows downrange on a regular basis doesn’t ensure you’ll improve in the discipline unless you’re...


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2019 ATA Show: New PSE Bow in Realtree Camo

PSE has long been an iconic brand in the bowhunting world. And this year, Realtree and PSE made history together. The Evoke 35 is the very first flagship PSE bow to be offered in Realtree camo. It’s a new era. Check out the new Evoke 35 in all its glory.


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2019 ATA Show: New Obsession Bow in Realtree Camo

Obsession might not have the century-old history that other bow companies do. But they are storied. And they are one of the leading bow manufacturers in the world. They know bows. And I was thoroughly impressed when I shot the new FX30 at the 2019 Archery Trade Association (ATA) Show...


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2019 ATA Show: New Bear Bows in Realtree Camo

Bear Archery is an icon in the bowhunting world. The legend of Fred Bear and the company he founded is alive and well, and that’s apparent in the new bows they have for 2019. Check out the Perception, Kuma (Kuma, Kuma LD and Kuma 30) and Divergent. All great bows...


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2019 ATA Show: New Hoyt Bows in Realtree Camo

Hoyt has been on the landscape since 1931. They’ve been in a leader in innovation for a long time. In the nine decades they’ve been around, they have always put performance first. This year’s lineup is no different. The Hoyt RX-3 (RX-3, RX-3 Ultra and RX-3 Turbo), Nitrux and Helix...


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2019 ATA Show: New Xpedition Bows in Realtree Camo

Xpedition archery released two new models for 2019. The Mako X is one of the year’s fastest bows and is very enjoyable to shoot despite its short brace height and screaming fast speeds. The second new offering from the South Dakota bow maker is the Mountaineer X, a mid-priced bow...


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2019 ATA Show: New Prime Bows in Realtree Camo

Prime Archery is known for innovative design and quality manufacturing. Last year, the Michigan bow maker released the Logic, a short axle-to-axle model that was Prime’s first offering with a split-limb design. For 2019, Prime has expanded on the popular Logic platform with two new hunting models at longer axle-to-axle...


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2019 ATA Show: New Quest Bow in Realtree Camo

Quest is another great bow manufacturer that puts a lot of thought, time and energy into developing the best bows on the market. Their products are extremely effective and affordable on most budgets. Check out the Quest Centec, their primary stick slinger for 2019.


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2019 ATA Show: New Mission Bow in Realtree Camo

Mission (made by Mathews) is a leader in the budget-bow market. They make bows that shoot great and are affordable. Furthermore, they’re extremely versatile, as most of their products adjust to fit a wide range of draw lengths, draw weights, etc. Simply put, Mission has their act together. And the...


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