The Mindset of Suburban Buck Search & Setup

The Mindset of Suburban Buck Search & Setup

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
7 Overlooked Pre-Rut Hot Spots

7 Overlooked Pre-Rut Hot Spots

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
Are You Hunting Too Much?

Are You Hunting Too Much?

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?
Bow Hunts for Elk Deliver Bonus Encounters

Bow Hunts for Elk Deliver Bonus Encounters

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.
Why Your Mock Scrapes Aren't Working

Why Your Mock Scrapes Aren't Working

There is no question in my mind that mock scrapes do work. The hunter just has to learn how to sell them. Using these tips I believe you can make them as successful as I, and so many others, have.
The Heart Of A Bowhunter

The Heart Of A Bowhunter

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.
Essential Tools For Blood Trailing Deer

Essential Tools For Blood Trailing Deer

Blood trailing a wounded animal can be a difficult task; even more so at night. These are some of the products that can help make your job easier and lead to a quicker recovery.
Midday Hours Can Produce Elk

Midday Hours Can Produce Elk

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.
5 Mistakes You Make Every Time You Go Hunting

5 Mistakes You Make Every Time You Go Hunting

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
5 Tips for Better Arrow Flight

5 Tips for Better Arrow Flight

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
Invisaband: The Simple Mosquito Solution

Invisaband: The Simple Mosquito Solution

invisaband is made from a microfibre band that you can wear around your wrist, ankle or even attach to your backpack, hat, pant loop or stroller and is guaranteed to stop you from getting mosquito bites, or your money back.
The Hog Days of Summer

The Hog Days of Summer

While I hold little love for the scorching heat of summer, taking advantage of some off-season opportunities to hunt hogs and test your bow hunting equipment is always a good time.
Bentley Family A Bowhunting Force

Bentley Family A Bowhunting Force

When you step onto the porch and admire woodcarvings of an elk and bald eagle in the entry doors of the wood-sided home, you smile and think, “This looks like a home where Gordon Bentley would live.”
Snowy Day West Virginia Buck

Snowy Day West Virginia Buck

Weather can play a huge role in Deer movement and daytime activity. Some of the biggest bucks I have had the pleasure to lay eyes on have been immediately following or during large snow storms and major temperature drops. I know that it is very easy to hi
The Crossbow Effect

The Crossbow Effect

As more States allow the use of crossbows during regular archery season we take a look at how this has impacted hunter numbers, harvest numbers, and your bow hunting opportunities.
A Guide To Using Deer Lures

A Guide To Using Deer Lures

Using deer lures to draw a buck into bow range isn't quite as simple as dumping some scent on the ground. Here's a few tips to help you be more successful this bow hunting season.
The Greatest Opening Day Ever

The Greatest Opening Day Ever

The memories made while bow hunting are some we will never forget. Here the author recounts the tale of his best opening day ever.

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