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11 New Compound Bows for 2022

The 2022 lineup of new hunting bows is now available nationwide, and there are models to suit every shooting style and preference. Although it’s difficult to really compare bows without shooting them all side-by-side, you can at least learn a lot by researching specs and features ahead of time. If...


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41 Pieces of Sweet Bowhunting Gear for 2022

Most bowhunters are gear junkies. Maybe the stuff we already have works just fine, but with so much cool stuff hitting the market every year, it’s hard not to daydream about new gear that might make filling a tag a little easier, or at least make the time afield more...


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8 of the Fastest New Bows for 2022

What qualifies as a “speed bow?” The answer is relative. About a decade ago, any bow that broke 300 fps was pretty quick. Archers expect more than that today. Some brands go all-out, too, chasing top-end velocities of 350 feet-per-second plus. Others settle on a number that’s plenty — say,...


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The Best Bang for the Buck: Early-Season Bowhunting Gear

Twice in my life, I’ve worn Crocs during early-season bowhunts, and I killed a deer during one of those sits. I spent the next week treating a collection of seed tick bites that I had on my ankles after dragging her out of the brush. Much as I’m attached to...


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Bowfishing: 12 Fish Species to Target

Bowfishing is a lot like bowhunting. Except that you get to shoot a whole lot more. And it's warm. And you can talk to your buddies. And you don't have to worry about the wind. And you get to reel in a bunch of big fish. It's an inexpensive sport...


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11 of the Best New Bows for 2021

If you’re in the market for a new bow, 2021 is looking to be a good year to buy. The heavy hitters of the compound bow world continue to innovate, with new materials and features to push the envelope on performance, handling, and value. Here’s a quick look at 11...


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10 of the Fastest Hunting Bows for 2020

Is your old bow slower than a herd of turtles in a Mississippi mud pit? It might be time to upgrade to something with a tad more tempo. Fortunately, today’s bows are accurate, quiet, smooth — and super-fast, too. Here are 10 of the fastest new bows on the market for 2020.


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Become a Better Bow Shot in 8 Weeks

Becoming the best archer that you can be is critical to consistent bowhunting success. No matter your skill level, there is always room to improve, and the off-season is a great time to develop your skills and try out new equipment. Below, we’ll break down the fundamentals of archery in...


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How to Set Up a Bowfishing Bow

Bowfishing is one of the best ways to get your archery fix between spring and fall, and it doesn’t require a big investment to get started. Let’s break down each aspect of setting up a bowfishing rig.


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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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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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