Bowhunting

  • 8 Tips to Improve Hunting on Small Properties

    We all want to help wildlife, but not everyone owns a large tract of land. Are there certain things that a landowner on a smaller plot of land, say 10 to 20 acres, can do? “Absolutely,” said Bryan Burhans, director of land management programs for the National Wild Turkey Federation...

  • Realtree.com Is Your Source for Deer Hunting Tips and Tactics

    It’s during the sweltering heat of summer that hunters often find themselves most depressed. Turkey season has come and gone. Deer season is still two months out. And there’s nothing to do but wait. Well, that’s not entirely true. There’s plenty to be done. Now is the time for pre-season...

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The New Bear LS6 Compound Bow now available from Merlin Archery!

Dating back to 1975, when Chris Jones from Merlin Archery produced and manufactured his first compound bow, the company has since grown from strength to strength, now providing services throughout the world, and supplying bows to National, European and World Champions. The much-anticipated Bear LS6 Compound Bow is now on...


The Chronicles (Teaser): Alberta Bear Hunting with a Bow

Are you a bear hunter? Haven't been but would love to chase black bears some day? Check out this teaser video for the latest episode from The Chronicles as they chase black bears with a bow from the ground. The full webisode will be released this Friday, June 30. And...


How to Kill the Biggest Buck Where You Hunt

On a summer scouting mission, I glassed a very large buck coming out of thick bedding cover adjacent to a parking area on a public hunting property. I started keeping an eye on the spot from the safety of my car. If I parked in the right spot I could...


Bowhunting Is Still Thriving in America

With fall days soon to sweep across much of North America, it’s the time when hunters everywhere think of two related topics: archery and white-tailed deer. Generally, archery seasons are a relatively new concept with many being created by state game departments during the 1950s and 60s. Today, an estimated...


What’s the Best Fletching for Bowhunting?

Walk into any archery pro shop and look at the arrows that are available, you’ll notice nearly all of them are fletched with the same type of vane. The 2-inch Blazer Vane has become the industry standard for good reason, its short stature makes it more forgiving in windy conditions...


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New Bow Accessories for 2017

Toys. We bowhunters sure love them, especially ones that go on the bows that we take to the woods and range each year. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of some of the hottest new on-bow accessories for 2017. And remember, you saw them here first. Check out more of...


12 Reasons Some Hunters Kill Big Deer But Others Don't

Some guys and gals seem to always kill big deer. Other hunters rarely do if ever. So what’s their secret? Well, it isn’t just one thing. But those who frequently kill big deer have certain things in common. These 12 things are some of those.


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How to Plant a Micro Kill Plot for Deer

Deer are intelligent. But not in the way we often think they are. They aren’t cognitively able to reason through something. They don’t see a broadhead or arrow lying on the ground and think, “Oh, a hunter’s been here.” Instead, they’re purely reactive flight animals. They see, hear or smell...


13 Mistakes Rookie Deer Hunters Make

Deer hunting is a never-ending journey. If you do it and do it right, you should never stop learning. We can know a lot about the white-tailed deer due to the extensive research biologists are conducting. We can perfect approaches and tactics by observing whitetail behavior and implementing said tactics...


11 Deer Hunting Mistakes Even Experienced Hunters Make

Sometimes deer hunting seems like a simple thing. But most of the time our better judgment reminds us that there’s truly nothing simple about it. Whitetails are complex critters that take decades to understand. And while biologists and researchers have dispelled many myths and made huge strides, we’ve only begun...


The Best Setup for Bowhunting Elk

For me, the annual highlight of archery elk edges out the November whitetail rut for sheer bowhunting enthusiasm. There's something about elk. They're big and wear a lot of bone, but there's more to it than this; a gregarious nature, majestic terrain and the proactive hunting style (no sitting for...


5 Reasons Why You Should Hunt Wild Pigs

I've been on many a spring turkey trip in places such as Florida, Texas and even California when a pig hunt broke out. Why? Read on . . . 1. Property Damage Control Pre-hunt discussions by friends, outfitters, ranch owners and others often conclude with statements such as: "And kill...


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