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.
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.

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