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  • Can You Trust Angle Compensating Rangefinders?

    Before laser rangefinders were common place in the hunting world, bowhunters had to rely on their ability to judge distance on the fly. Fortunately, todays archers not only have access to rangefinders but models that read and automatically adjust for angle. These modern rangefinders contain small electronic processors that run...

  • Baiting Big Game

    Thousands of hunters across North America rely on baiting for deer , black bears and hogs as a perfectly legal hunting practice. Detractors are quick to call baiting a “lazy” style of hunting, but that's simply not true. Thing is, I’ve been a food-plotter since I was old enough to...

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How to Plant a Food Plot

I’m a deer hunter . Deer hunting is my greatest priority behind God, family, and friends. And it’s because of that undeniable truth that I plant food plots. I want to do everything in my power to help the whitetails I hunt. And I want to do everything I can...


Build Your Own Shooting Range

Remember that buck you missed? I’m not talking about the one in your formidable years. I’m talking about the shot you blew a couple seasons ago on that deer that should be hanging in your den. You know, the one you see in your mind every time you look at...


8 Reasons Why Your Kids Won't Be Hunters

I’m going to jump right out there and say that I believe the outlook for our hunting heritage is strong. A stone wall also is strong. And a stone wall can be chiseled away until it crumbles and falls. There are a lot of people with chisels out there trying...


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Tips for Bowhunting Pigs

Interest in bowhunting hogs seems to be on the rise, and it's no wonder. Wild pigs are great to eat, fun to stalk, economical to hunt and their numbers desperately need to be controlled. In many places, there are no bag limits or licenses required, and they can be hunted...


How to Make Your Land Better for Turkey Hunting

If you manage hunting property, whether it’s a 50-acre family farm or a multiple-member lease, wild turkeys likely figure into your plans – at least to an extent. Deer get the most attention, and food plots and improvements intended for deer certainly benefit turkeys. But by specifically managing for turkeys...


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The Big Mean 13 of Bowfishing

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...


How to Kill Pressured Turkeys

Public land. Late season. Mute gobblers. We all encounter these problems. Here’s how to pull out the stops and tag a longbeard that won’t cooperate.


How Coyotes Killed Deer Hunting

I hear it more and more as time goes on. “I’m seeing fewer deer .” That’s something I hate to listen to. Because of the root cause, I know there is no quick fix or simple solution to change it. There are many reasons why hunters might see fewer deer...


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Editor's note: This interactive feature was originally published on November 7, 2013.


How To Kill Turkeys In Any Weather

Not every spring day is clear, calm and warm. In fact, those days are the exceptions. But never fear. Here's your guide to turkey hunting in any weather. Even in the worst weather conditions, turkeys are out there somewhere. But finding them requires thinking like those birds. Paying close attention...


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DIY Archery Emergency Kit

It doesn’t matter if you’re hunting 10 minutes from home or 10 miles from the trailhead. If you spend enough time in the field as a bowhunter you’ll encounter an equipment issue. Having these basic archery tools and accessories at the ready can spell the difference between success and a...


Matt Stutzman: The Armless Archer

Matt Stutzman on Archery (As told to Tracy Breen) Matt Stutzman is an avid bowhunter and world-record-holding champion archery. And he was born without arms. How does a guy without arms even start shooting a bow? Watch the video and read on. “My parents (who adopted me) never put limitations...


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