Top 10 Bowhunting Articles of 2020

By Brodie SwisherJanuary 11, 2021

The 2020 year was one for the books! For a lot of bowhunters, it was another great year of chasing critters, at home, and across the country.

So as we look back over the 2020 year, here’s a look at the top 10 bowhunting articles of 2020, in no particular order.

1. Eating Trout & Grouse But Still Awaiting Elk

Pat Durkin’s annual elk hunt certainly proved a little tougher than normal in 2020, but the crew helped pass the long, lonely days by taking advantage of the ample supply of grouse and trout.

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Eating Trout and Grouse, but Still Awaiting Elk

Duffy Brungardt of Boise, Idaho, cooks a dinner featuring dusky grouse that he shot while hunting the Targhee-Caribou National Forest.

2. What Happened To This Buck? Crazy Trail Cam Video

Hunters won’t soon forget the video image of a buck with an incredible wound across its back. The trail cam footage made the rounds across the social media world like wildfire.

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What Happened to This Buck?


What happened to this buck?

3. Passing Driver Fails to Ruin Late Day Bowhunt

Try as they might, drivers on the highway couldn’t blow an afternoon hunt for one hunter making a sit in a field close to the road.

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Passing Driver Fails to Ruin Late Day Bowhunt

A closer look at the harvest numbers and you'll likely realize, we've been living in the glory days of deer hunting.

4. Sounds That Spook Deer the Most

Deer encounter a lot of unique sounds in the wild, but what are the sounds that spook deer the most? Have you considered the impact your noise makes on the herd?

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Sounds That Spook Deer the Most

When is the best time to shoot does, and what's the best doe to take?

5. Mathews Wins Lawsuit Against Bowtech

Bow design and technology is no joke these days, and you can bet the builders of the best equipment on the market will fight for what they have. Here’s a recap of how Mathews won a lawsuit against Bowtech in 2020.

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Mathews Wins Lawsuit

6. 10 Things I Wish Every Public Land Hunter Knew

Hunting public land is tough. And it’s even tougher when other hunters don’t follow the unwritten rules. Here’s a quick list of the basics, I wish every public land hunter knew.

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10 Things I Wish Every Public Land  Hunter Knew

One of the greatest aspects of being a hunter in the United States is having access to acres upon acres of public lands.

7. Drurys Switch to Mathews

The story of the Drury team switching from PSE to Mathews stirred up a lot of buzz in 2020. Here’s a look at how it went down.

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Drurys Make the Switch

After 13 years with PSE, the Drurys have made the switch to Mathews.

8. Bow Speed vs. Arrow Weight

Bow speed or arrow weight? Which is the most important? What really matters to you? Here’s a look at what you should know.

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Bow Speed vs. Arrow Weight 

Weight or speed, what matters most?

9. Best Compound Bows Under $500

Bow prices these days can be staggering for new archers stepping into the bow shop for the first time. That’s why budget bows continue to be so popular among newcomers to the sport. Here’s a look at the best bows for under $500 in 2020. 

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Best Compound Bows Under $500

What were the best budget bows of 2020?

10. Blood Trailing Mistakes Hunters Make

Your blood trailing skills can make or break your chances of finding your deer after the shot. 

Here’s a look back on the blood trailing mistakes that hunters make. 

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Blood Trailing Mistakes

Will you avoid these blood trail mistakes this season?


We’re looking forward to our best year yet in the 2021 hunting seasons to come.

Be sure to check back here often for all the latest bowhunting content, as well as the Bowhunt or Die web show.

Brodie Swisher
Brodie Swisher is a world champion game caller, outdoor writer, seminar speaker and Editor for Bowhunting.com. Brodie and his family live in the Kentucky Lake area of west Tennessee.
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