When we consider the tools that helped propel mankind to the top of the food chain, there is perhaps none more influential than the bow and arrow. The bow enabled our neolithic ancestors to hunt from a distance, outside the reach of claws and teeth. It instilled confidence, providing a tool to defend against whatever
Written by Bernd Debusmann, this article was originally published by Free Range American on January 27, 2021. It’s a sunny, abnormally warm early evening in October, and Taylor Chamberlin is about 20 feet off the ground. Looking down from his tree stand through the dense canopy, he sees his target: a whitetail cruising for acorns. Chamberlin draws his bow and lets
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
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
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.
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