The Rut Is Over; Now What?

The Rut Is Over; Now What?

The mere thought of the rut being over is a tough pill to swallow. As bowhunters we dream of this sacred season all year long, and then it quickly comes and goes. Many bowhunters will hang up their bows around the third week of November as they tap out to
Are You Over Hunting Your Stands?

Are You Over Hunting Your Stands?

It’s called stand burnout. It’s a nasty thing. And it can happen to you if you aren’t careful, even meticulous, when it comes to hunting your stand locations.   Understanding the Illness Stand burnout happens when a given stand receives too much
Size Matters - But To Whom?

Size Matters - But To Whom?

The hunting tool of choice is not the only arena that a minority tries to impose their standards upon the vast majority of hunters. Another such battlefield is the size of the buck you shoot. There are those that would limit the antler size of the buck th
Media Q & A with Matt McPherson

Media Q & A with Matt McPherson

The Bowhunting.com staff had the opportunity to sit in on a media meeting with Matt McPherson of Mathews as he shared about the new 2015 bow line, as well as a little on the background of Mathews bows. McPherson admits that his bow concept and design in t
Deer Mounted With Arrow Through Vitals

Deer Mounted With Arrow Through Vitals

As one of the largest hubs of information in the bow hunting and archery world you can imagine that we get a lot of interesting stuff coming through our inbox and across our desks. This is certainly one of those items!
Opening Morning at the 2015 Mathews Retailer Show

Opening Morning at the 2015 Mathews Retailer Show

The 2015 Mathews Retailer show is now underway in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin showcasing some of the best new gear in the archery and bowhunting industry. Attendees were anxious to get out of the cold and in to the exhibit hall as Mathews dealers and manuf
Gearing Up For Late Season

Gearing Up For Late Season

Bitter winds tear at your face as you step outside and close the truck door. It’s a cold, blustery day out, and you’re prepped and ready for an afternoon in the deer woods. You look toward the ridge, thinking about all of the deer currently bedded on the
Wisconsin's First Year Of Full-Inclusion for Crossbows

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 is so very much like home.  And finally, in 2014 Wisconsin became the 25th state to allow crossbow hu
Draw Weight: How Much Is Too Much?

Draw Weight: How Much Is Too Much?

How do you know when you’re pulling too much draw weight? The answer is actually pretty easy to find out. Here are four shooting tests that provide insight into how we are handling the draw weight of a bow.
What Defines A Trophy?

What Defines A Trophy?

The question really boils down to this: Who are you really hunting for? The question of what defines a trophy is a fairly recent phenomenon particular to the times we live in. It was once an easy one; or allowing (if I may) the late Fred Bear to answer
Why Can’t I Use My Dog?

Why Can’t I Use My Dog?

Even though there are many dogs and handlers with the ability to help in every state of the Union, the use of dogs to recover wounded big game is still not legal in all or part of 15 states. Why is that?
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.

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