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    The Best Big Game Mascots in Sports

    In a 2014 high school mascot survey, it was revealed that seven of the eight most commonly used mascots hail from the animal kingdom. Buy Now: Classic Lined Realtree Edge Clog That's not surprising. What was surprising was that the Eagles, Bulldogs, Tigers, Lions, Wildcats, Cougars, and Panthers have a...

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    5 Places to Find Elk in Pressured Easy-to-Access Areas

    For most of my adult life, I lived in New Mexico’s fabled Gila region, where I also spent 23 years outfitting and guiding elk hunters. I bowhunted those Gila units myself well before they attracted the attention of globe-trotting trophy seekers, way back when archery tags were unlimited though an...

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10 Awesome Venison Recipes for Deer Hunters

I’ll give you the top three reasons I deer hunt. Backstrap. Tenderloin. And backstrap. Food — that’s the main reason we hunt, right? It is for me and many hunters that I know. I’m not saying you shouldn’t hunt for fun or to be with family and friends. Those are...


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How to Fletch for Better Crossbow Bolt Accuracy

Today’s high-end crossbows boast tack-driving, out-of-the box accuracy, but with that performance comes a hefty price tag. Budget minded models are certainly proficient but their ability to hold tight groups when shooting at distance or with broadhead-tipped bolts can be less than ideal. Fortunately, there’s an inexpensive way to increase...


David Blanton Arrows Colorado Bull Elk At 8 Yards

Here's a never-before-seen bowhunt for elk from seasons past. Watch this heart-stopping action as a monster bull rushes in to the calls and gives Realtree's David Blanton a perfect shot at only 8 yards. Don't Miss: How to Elk Hunt on a Budget Are you a big game hunter wanting...


How to Bowhunt Elk When It's Hot and Dry

Hunting in dry, hot weather can be tough. I've faced those conditions during 20-some years bowhunting New Mexico's Gila region to be sure; the corn-flake ground, each step an auditory assault. Idaho normally affords quieter footing, though thick brush that clutches and trips can turn this long-time denizen of open...


Irish Fishermen Net Massive Antlers from Extinct Elk

If you appreciate a great set of antlers, check these bad boys out. Fishermen in Northern Ireland snagged a remarkable catch on Wednesday (Sept. 5), when they pulled in a massive Irish elk skull that's estimated to be more than 10,500 years old. The specimen measured approximately 6 feet (1.8...


How to Travel with Arrows and Broadheads

Today, we talk about traveling with arrows and broadheads and how to keep them protected. There are plenty of mistakes that can be made. Avoid them by heeding this advice. Don't Miss: 10 Bowhunting Sins Are you a bowhunter wanting to learn how to accomplish your goals? Check out our...


Elite Elk Hunters: The 20 Percent Club

The thought of yet another missed opportunity the previous evening boiled through my mind as I pounded my way up the trail in the black, early morning hours. “Was I being too conservative?” I relentlessly asked myself as I made the 2-mile hike back to a secluded drainage. Or, should...


4 Types of Releases for Bowhunters

Choosing a release aid is like choosing a wife. She's got to be just right in order to take that super dive into the deep end. And like women, no two are created equally. Different materials are used, steel tolerances and quality are never the same, price tags are rarely...


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10 Reasons You Won’t Bow-Kill an Elk This Fall

The average archery-elk success rate hovers near 10 percent. Beat the following 10 mistakes, and your personal odds could fly well above 10 percent this September.


How to Bowhunt Real World Public Land Elk

It’s difficult to imagine I killed my first elk with a bow — a patriarch cow — a bit more than 25 years ago. My first bull — a Pope and Young class 6x6 — fell a year later. Where did all that time go? In my case, most of...


Bill Jordan Hunts Big New Mexico Bull Elk

We're throwing it back to 2010 with Bill Jordan on a New Mexico elk hunt. Hunting the September rut in New Mexico can be an adrenaline rush like no other, especially when the bulls come in screaming like this one. Have you ever elk hunted in New Mexico? Don't Miss:...


David Blanton Hunts Big Wyoming Bull Elk

David Blanton chases bugling elk in Wyoming. The bulls are hot. The hunting is intense. The action is real. Check out this hunt. Don't Miss: 3 Weird Elk Hunting Tactics That Work Are you a big game hunter wanting to learn how to accomplish your goals? Check out our stories,...


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