Published on Monday, December 08, 2014by Brodie Swisher
The 2015 Mathews Retailer show is now underway in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin showcasing some of the best new gear in the archery and bowhunting industry. Attendees were anxious to get out of the cold and in to the exhibit hall as Mathews dealers and manuf
Published on Wednesday, December 03, 2014by Josh Honeycutt
Bitter winds tear at your face as you step outside and close the truck door. It’s a cold, blustery day out, and you’re prepped and ready for an afternoon in the deer woods. You look toward the ridge, thinking about all of the deer currently bedded on the
Published on Thursday, November 13, 2014by Daniel James Hendricks
As a Minnesota resident our sister-state of Wisconsin is one of my favorite states to chase whitetail deer in. First of all, it is close and secondly it is so very much like home. And finally, in 2014 Wisconsin became the 25th state to allow crossbow hu
Published on Wednesday, November 05, 2014by Mark Huelsing
How do you know when you’re pulling too much draw weight? The answer is actually pretty easy to find out. Here are four shooting tests that provide insight into how we are handling the draw weight of a bow.
Published on Tuesday, November 04, 2014by Patrick Meitin
The question really boils down to this: Who are you really hunting for?
The question of what defines a trophy is a fairly recent phenomenon particular to the times we live in. It was once an easy one; or allowing (if I may) the late Fred Bear to answer
Published on Wednesday, October 29, 2014by Bowhunting Contributor
Even though there are many dogs and handlers with the ability to help in every state of the Union, the use of dogs to recover wounded big game is still not legal in all or part of 15 states. Why is that?
Big buck hunting, be it in rural or suburban America, is a mindset- not a method. There is a fundamental difference between trying to find big bucks and trying to find big bucks in your hunting area. Many of us will find ourselves doing just that; searchi
Published on Wednesday, October 22, 2014by Josh Honeycutt
The pre-rut. It’s here ladies and gentlemen. The month of October can be a tough time to hunt — especially the first half. Numerous transitions in pattern and behavior occur throughout the month which often result in what many refer to as the October Lull
Published on Tuesday, October 21, 2014by Brodie Swisher
It’s been said that too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. But is there honestly such a thing as hunting too much? After all, the key to punching tags is spending as much time as possible in the treestand, right?
Published on Monday, October 20, 2014by Patrick Durkin
Even though our group remains wary of danger when hunting the Rockies’ treacherous terrain, we spend far more effort searching for elk, and trying to identify birds, mammals and other critters foreign to our Wisconsin experiences.
Published on Thursday, October 16, 2014by Justin Zarr
While the hunting industry is certainly filled with a variety of gear, gadgets and gizmos to help make us more successful hunters there’s a few items from the non-hunting world that I find helpful from time to time.
Published on Monday, October 13, 2014by Daniel James Hendricks
At a remote Boy Scout Reservation in a far north county of Minnesota, for the 20th year in a row, a devoted group of bowhunters played host to 28 physically challenged archers on a three day whitetail hunt.
Published on Friday, October 10, 2014by Bowhunting Contributor
As more and more hunters try to turn their passion into a successful business venture we're often bombarded with products that may leave you scratching your head and thinking "Who would ever buy THAT?".
Published on Wednesday, October 08, 2014by Patrick Durkin
SODA SPRINGS, Idaho – He wasn’t the biggest bull elk on the mountain, nor the wisest or baddest of his species. But he became mine to take home when our paths crossed on an Idaho mountaintop in early September.
Published on Thursday, October 02, 2014by Brodie Swisher
More days than not, we’ll hike out of the bowhunting woods with unpunched tags. And that’s okay. It’s what seems to fuel the hunt and drive the passion within us for that next encounter. Some hunters tend to experience more frequent encounters with critte
Published on Wednesday, October 01, 2014by Bow Staff
How many times have you found that your arrows just aren’t grouping well when you know you are shooting great shots? I've found that if I check 5 specific things every time I encounter a problem or setup a new bow I can obtain perfect arrow flight and be