Best Bowfishing Bows 2014

Best Bowfishing Bows 2014

By Brodie SwisherWhat do you get when you mix bows, water, and big fish? You get an incredibly addictive, action-packed adventure called bowfishing. The sport of bowfishing will change your life! Try it just one time, and you’ll see for yourself. As bowfi
Off-Season Bow Maintenance

Off-Season Bow Maintenance

Off-Season Bow Maintenance By Mark Huelsing“They don’t make them like they used to.” In most cases, that statement is a lament at the lack of quality it today’s marketplace. It’s a true statement for bowhunting gear, too, but in a good way! Today’s bows a
Do White Deer Deserve Special Treatment?

Do White Deer Deserve Special Treatment?

If anyone wanted to see a dead idea in search of a grave, all they had to do was read Question 35 at Wisconsin’s statewide fish and wildlife hearings in April. It asked if white or albino deer should be legal quarry for Wisconsin hunters. Currently, albin
Getting Started In 3D Archery

Getting Started In 3D Archery

By Brodie SwisherWarmer days are upon us, and it’s time to shake off the long winter lull in outdoor activities. Whether its spring turkey hunting, bowfishing, chasing black bears, or shed hunting, there are more activities in the months of Spring than yo
Vane Master Pro Fletching Jig

Vane Master Pro Fletching Jig

When I was at the 2013 ATA Show I visited Last Chance Archery’s booth to look at presses and while I was looking at one I was asked if I wanted to see a demonstration of their then “new” fletching jig; still in the prototype stage at that time. I watched
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

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