Category: Bowhunting

Scratching the itch: Early season deer-hunting tactics

Scratching the itch: Early season deer-hunting tactics

As the dog days of summer slowly wind to a close and those first early frosts delicately lie upon blades of long grass, I start to feel the itch. As soon as I feel that little tickling between my shoulders, I grab my bow and head out into the cool mornings and warm afternoons of

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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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Going primal: The challenge of traditional bow hunting

Going primal: The challenge of traditional bow hunting

I started bow hunting with an old wooden recurve bow that my grandfather gave me for Christmas when I was 12 years old. It didn’t have much draw weight, but I still couldn’t hold it at full draw for very long. It didn’t have any sights, so I had to learn to shoot by instinct.

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Become a master of scent control to take more whitetails

Scent control companies market all different types of products they claim will help better block your scent while in the woods, and some may help—a little. Here’s the thing: A deer’s nose has more than 300 million scent receptors whereas a human nose only has five million. So just imagine how powerful a deer’s nose

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Balance your bow to shoot like the pros

In a recent article, “Don’t let the sales guy talk you into a stabilizer on your new bow,” I spoke about the importance of having a balanced bow. For those who took my advice and bought two stabilizers instead of one, here’s a guide to help you actually balance your bow. Before we start, there

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Picking your shot when bowhunting for wild turkey

Harvesting a turkey is tough no matter which weapon you choose.  At a glance, turkeys’ behavior makes them look easy. They seem to have no direction, scratch at the ground, wander around and appear to be easy to lure into range. The funny thing about turkeys is that they would almost be impossible to kill

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