Bowhunting Spring Bears

Bowhunting Spring Bears

Idaho spring bear hunting is near and dear to my heart. Public ground bruins roaming large tracts of rough country with limited access to the average hunter – perfect. The long winter adds to the anticipation for a weary cabin fever bowhunter like myself.
Researchers: Kill More Bucks to Control CWD

Researchers: Kill More Bucks to Control CWD

A University of Wisconsin study on chronic wasting disease recommends focusing more hunting pressure on the deer most likely to carry and spread CWD in whitetails: adult bucks. The peer-reviewed study, released March 21 and published online in PLOS ONE, w
Chuck Bumpus Buck By Josh Sturgill

Chuck Bumpus Buck By Josh Sturgill

Chuck Bumpus Buck By Josh SturgillDate: November 1, 2014, Time: 8:45 AM, Weather: Cloudy and 45 degrees, Location: Meigs County, OhioQ: Tell me a little about how you harvested this Buck?A: I had hunted in Illinois over the previous three years, and had r
Bringing in the Big Guns:  Professional Wildlife Consultants

Bringing in the Big Guns: Professional Wildlife Consultants

As deer hunters we are well acquainted with sleepless nights. If you’ve spent significant time hunting whitetails, you’ve certainly had your fair share. It could be the night before the opening day of bow season or the night before your weeklong rut vacat
Not All Coyote Attacks Should be Excused

Not All Coyote Attacks Should be Excused

Although wolf and coyote attacks on people remain rarer than death by lightning bolt, one wonders why wildlife agencies typically dismiss the incidents as freak occurrences or simple cases of mistaken identity. You might recall two coyotes killed folk-sin
Blacks Creek Mathews ATV / Truck Bow Transporter

Blacks Creek Mathews ATV / Truck Bow Transporter

Having grown up in the southern mountains of West Virginia, I feel more than qualified to talk about the needs of the mountain bowhunter. One of those needs is bow transportation. With the exploding popularity of UTV’s, and the vast number of bowhunters w
The Need for Speed

The Need for Speed

Tom Cruise fans, and anyone who was at least a teen in the mid 80s, will of course remember this line from Top Gun…. “I feel the need – the need for speed.” A lot of bowhunters today feel the need for speed. Arrow speed, that is. There’s no doubt speed ha
Top Turkey Blinds

Top Turkey Blinds

I remember a time when turkey hunters were few and far between. And the guys that packed a bow instead of a shotgun were a very rare breed. However, those days have come and gone. Turkey hunter numbers continue to grow. And with each passing spring, more
Top 10 Turkey Broadheads

Top 10 Turkey Broadheads

Choose from these ten broadheads for assured results on spring gobblers.I’ve now killed 60 turkeys with bow and arrow, maybe 20 of those with traditional gear. About 50 birds ago I would’ve labeled that impossible, based strictly on the fact I was collect
Wildlife Expert Rips Fed’s New CWD Policy

Wildlife Expert Rips Fed’s New CWD Policy

Wildlife Expert Rips Fed’s New CWD Policy By Patrick DurkinATHENS, Ga. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new CWD certification program for captive elk and deer herds could hasten the disease’s spread, whether the animals are privately owned “livestoc
Bows and Beards

Bows and Beards

Harvesting a wild turkey with a bow can be one of the most challenging endeavors archery hunters can pursue. A successful turkey hunt is comprised of many variables, many of which the hunter has little control over. However, there are steps you can take t
The Fear of Failure; A Key to Bowhunting Success

The Fear of Failure; A Key to Bowhunting Success

None of us are immune to fear. Everyone has tasted failure and hated the feeling. It sucks and it doesn't make anyone feel good. However, the fear of failing is what drives me to prepare. Abraham Lincoln once said, "Give me six hours to chop down a tree a
Hinge Cutting 202: Manipulating Deer Movement

Hinge Cutting 202: Manipulating Deer Movement

In part 1 of this this 2-part series on hinge cutting, I discussed the immediate and long term benefits that hinge cutting can have as part of your deer management program. However, as much fun as it is running a chainsaw thinking of how you’re feeding de
Timber-Loc Big Game Wall Mounting System

Timber-Loc Big Game Wall Mounting System

I remember it like it was yesterday. Watching the beast make his way past my stand while in pursuit of a hot doe, coming to full draw and sending an arrow through the largest whitetail I’ve ever laid eyes on. Years of day dreaming, hours and hours of exha
All Good Bow Shots Start with Proper Hand Position

All Good Bow Shots Start with Proper Hand Position

“I can’t get my bow to paper tune. I keep getting the same tear no matter what I do.” If I’ve heard those words once, I’ve heard them 1,000 times. In one of my professional capacities, I work as a bow technician at Lancaster Archery Supply. We set up and

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