Wolf Hunt Debate Delivers No Compromise

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 Outdoor Communicators Association annual conference at the Trees for Tomorrow education center. Even s
Bowhunting Public Land Elk

Bowhunting Public Land Elk

The allure of public land elk hunting boils down to a super-tuned bow in the hands of an ambitious and determined bowhunter.  Step onto to public ground turf with broken-in boots,  zero cell phone service and zero Wi-Fi, and adventure waits around every c
Let the Crossbow Commotion Begin

Let the Crossbow Commotion Begin

One of the hottest topics in the archery industry right now, and for the past two decades, is the crossbow controversy that continues to rage on.  In spite of the fact that 25 states currently allow the crossbow during the entire archery season, the other
How Far Is Too Far?

How Far Is Too Far?

Deciding how far is too far to shoot at an animal while bowhunting is a personal choice, however there are several factors that should play into your decision.
Building The Ultimate Hunting Bow

Building The Ultimate Hunting Bow

This topic that has the potential to start World War III, so before we begin discussing it, let's set aside our bow-brand jihadism and take a realistic look at building the ultimate hunting bow.
7 Blue Collar Bows Under $700

7 Blue Collar Bows Under $700

We have compiled a list of seven bows that fit the budget of a blue-collar worker. While these bows may not tear up the course in the speed department or feature the newest whiz-bang cam technology they’re more than capable of getting the job done come fa
Big Game Summaries Catalog Wisconsin’s Successes

Big Game Summaries Catalog Wisconsin’s Successes

Big Game Summaries Catalog Wisconsin’s Successes By Patrick DurkinWhen the 2013 Wisconsin Big Game Harvest Summary arrived in July, I inspected the bookshelves behind my office chair and pushed the 90-page booklet alongside its 24 plain-Jane paperback pre
A Perfect Hunt - The Brett Patnaude Buck

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 doe leading a monster buck past our stand on November 1st or of rattling in a non-typical giant from
Top 5 Tools For Hanging Treestands

Top 5 Tools For Hanging Treestands

Whether for your pre-season sets, or the stands you’ll run-n-gun with throughout the season, there are a few tools that will help you hang treestands safely and more efficiently.
A Beginner’s Take on Bowfishing

A Beginner’s Take on Bowfishing

My husband and I are both avid bowhunters who, like most archers, enjoy chasing big game animals. He has been bowhunting his entire life while I just picked it up several years ago. Looking for something to keep us busy during the off season we reently de
5 Reasons Why You Missed

5 Reasons Why You Missed

Your heart pounds so loudly in your chest that you’re certain the buck who is quickly approaching is going to hear it. As he steps into your shooting lane you reach full draw and stop him with a soft mouth grunt. Freezing almost instantly the buck goes on
Choosing The Right Binoculars For Bowhunting

Choosing The Right Binoculars For Bowhunting

Choosing The Right Binoculars For Bowhunting In the world of bowhunting, technology continues to greatly impact and improve our favorite past time. While many immediately think of new bows or electronics, optics companies continue to introduce new product
Wisconsin DNR Launches Statewide Trail-Camera Survey

Wisconsin DNR Launches Statewide Trail-Camera Survey

By Patrick DurkinHunters and other nature-watchers have been filling scrapbooks and computer folders with trail-camera photos of deer, bears and other wildlife for 20 years, and now the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is channeling that enthusia
Hunting Bachelor Groups of Bucks

Hunting Bachelor Groups of Bucks

The warm September wind hits you square in the face. It reminds you the summer heat isn’t over just yet. But it also reminds you that velvet-clad bucks are still running in their early season bachelor groups. And it’s time to capitalize on that fact. I
Fall Food Plot Basics

Fall Food Plot Basics

If you're interested in planting a fall food plot there's still time! Here's some helpful tips to help you figure out what to plant and how to plant it.
The Realistic Practice Routine

The Realistic Practice Routine

I jumped off the lawnmower as I wrapped up mowing the back field behind our house right at last light. I had hoped to spend the last 30 minutes of daylight flinging arrows at targets but the chores took longer than expected. Darkness was
Tuning for Accurate Fixed-Blade Broadheads

Tuning for Accurate Fixed-Blade Broadheads

Hands tremble. Legs shake. Knees knock. And it ain’t because you're twenty feet up a tree. It’s because you’re coming to full draw on the biggest buck of your life and the last thing you want now is your arrow to miss its mark due to a bad “tune job".

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