Author: Tony Arendt

The broadhead dilemma: Do I buy mechanical or fixed?

The broadhead dilemma: Do I buy mechanical or fixed?

When it comes to selecting broadheads for your arrows, you’ll find yourself wading through numerous options, including weight, cutting diameter, number of blades, and finally, mechanical or fixed. Despite all the catchy marketing and product placement on hunting shows, the best place to start your search is at your local archery shop. Still, you should

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The simple-as-it-gets food plot

The simple-as-it-gets food plot

Food plot season is still in full swing. It’s actually getting borderline too late, especially if you’re planning to be in the stand for archery opener, but that doesn’t mean you can’t jump out in the field now and get a plot started in time to derive value from it. First, let’s define what a food

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Here’s how to get back into shape in time for hunting season

Here's how to get back into shape in time for hunting season

Gyms are opening back up and maybe you let the quarantine get the best of you. Perhaps you haven’t committed to any meaningful movement or exercise for months, but now you’re ready to get back into a workout regimen. Your timing is great: Summer is in full swing and before you know it, the warm

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If you do only one exercise to improve strength, do squats

If you do only one exercise to improve strength, do squats

Regardless of what your hunting or fitness goals may be, squats should be a fundamental part of your program. What better way to get more mentally and physically tough than putting a heavy load across your upper back and letting it drive you down before exploding back up? This exercise engages numerous muscle groups throughout

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The cooped-up outdoorsman’s workout

The cooped-up outdoorsman's workout

At the moment most of us are cooped up—and for good reason. The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting everyone globally. Here in Minnesota we’re observing a stay-at-home order, which has closed a number of businesses including all gyms and fitness centers. The entire situation has produced the perfect environment for us to get soft while just sitting

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It’s almost turkey time. Are you ready?

It's almost turkey time. Are you ready?

As the snow dwindles and the gobblers become more visible, proudly strutting their stuff out in the open, we hunters get the turkey bug quickly. Most diehard hunters are looking to fill a void this time of year. We’ve been out of the field for three or four months and we need to get chasing something

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