New Bowhunting Gear for 2016

Bowhunting Blog

Railroads are Cutting Off Hunters from Public Lands

169Railroads-TrainKillDeer,1

Few Wisconsinites were shocked in early March when the state Senate’s Judiciary and Public Safety Committee ignored a bill to let people once again… Read more…

Wisconsin Continues Public-Land Sell-Off Efforts

LandSales2016a.jpg169

Wisconsin’s seven-citizen Natural Resources Board approved the eventual sale of about 5,700 acres of state-owned wildlife lands when it met in late… Read more…

Discounting License Prices Doesn’t Spur Sales in Wisconsin

discount-license-wi-feat

Recent hunting-license sales in Wisconsin suggest the state is getting little benefit from its Legislature’s experiment to increase participation by… Read more…

Wisconsin DNR’s CWD Policy Fails the Public

wi-dnr-cwd-feat

Thirty-some years ago critics routinely accused the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources of fear-mongering when it released its annual… Read more…

Crossbows Make Presence Known in Wisconsin

crossbowdata-feat

Wisconsin’s first crossbow season for white-tailed deer helped generate a record archery buck kill of 46,201 and a record 275,417 licensed bow hunters… Read more…

Wisconsin Wants Hunters to “Think Pink” This Fall

wi-hunt-pink

In an attempt to bring more women hunters into the woods this fall, two state legislators have proposed a bill to legalize blaze pink camo as an… Read more…

CWD Worsens in Wisconsin

Despite sampling the second-lowest number of deer in Wisconsin’s 14-year CWD-testing program in 2014, its Department of Natural documented a record 6.1… Read more…

There’s Nothing Romantic About Whitetail Courtship

The truck’s clock read 1:10 p.m. on a recent Monday as I pulled onto the highway’s shoulder and cranked out a Y-turn to watch a buck courting a doe 60… Read more…

Crossbow Hunters Buoy Wisconsin’s Archery License Sales

License sales for Wisconsin’s archery deer season are inching toward the record 266,573 sold in 2013, thanks to the state’s new crossbow license that… Read more…

Wisconsin's First Year Of Full-Inclusion for Crossbows

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… Read more…

Wolf Hunt Debate Delivers No Compromise

EAGLE RIVER, Wis. – Friends and foes of wolf hunting disagreed politely yet passionately during a six-person panel discussion at the recent Wisconsin… Read more…

A Perfect Hunt – The Brett Patnaude Buck

As we prepare for the quickly approaching season every bowhunter envisions the many possible scenarios he may encounter.  While we may dream of an estrus… Read more…