Mark Huelsing

Mark Huelsing
I am a husband to one very patient and understanding woman, a father to two amazing kids, a hunter, an explorer, a wanderer, a thinker and a writer. You can follow Mark's adventures at soleadventure.com
Latest Articles
Elite Impulse Bow Review

Check out this in-depth review of the 2016 Elite Impulse bow, including images, video, and field testing.

8 Items You Need For a Successful Elk Hunt

Do you have the right gear for elk country? Here are the 8 items you need for a successful elk hunt.

10 Items to Make Your Backpack Hunt More Enjoyable

Most backpack hunters obsess over their gear lists. Here's 10 items to make your backpack hunt more enjoyable.

Finger vs. Thumb Release

The index-finger or caliper style, wrist strap release is by far the most common release aid used by bow hunters. I haven’t hunted with one in years. Why? Because I discovered the many benefits of a handheld, thumb-trigger release. Don’t get me wrong, there are many great things about a typical wrist strap release: they […]

2015 Elite Synergy Bow Review

All-new for 2015, the Synergy is the ultimate example of Elite Archery’s dedication to “Shootability.”

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.

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.

GPS Mapping Leads To Better Hunting

By Mark HeulsingThere has been no shortage of advances in hunting equipment, technology, and tactics in recent years. Bowhunters now have faster and more forgiving bows, straighter, stronger arrows, cameras that allow us to monitor animal activity in the

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

Dining, Shopping, and Home Invasion – Wild Deer Break-Ins

There’s been a string of odd deer stories in the news lately. It seems that the cold weather has deer on their feet and moving about, and since hunting seasons have wound down across most of the country, the deer have gotten bold.Imagine you’re a deer and

In Season Scouting

Should scouting stop when the hunting season starts? I think not! some of the best information can be gathered during the course of the hunting season.

Tips For Blood Trailing & Tracking Wounded Deer

Many hunters agree that the real work begins once you release the arrow. Learn helpful tips for blood trailing deer that can help you recover your next trophy.

Bowhunting Whitetails from a Ground Blind – The Basics

New hunters, problematic landscape, and ease of use – these are just a few of the reasons to consider using a ground blind when bowhunting whitetails.  Want to take your wife or kid hunting with you?  A ground blind is a great way to let them tag along.

Elk Hunting Gear

If you're going to tackle one of the toughest big game animals on earth then you need to have a game plan. You need essential gear.

New Charges Against Spook Spann

The bad news continues for William Spann, otherwise known by his moniker, “Spook” Spann. Now he’s facing punishment, including jail time, for new charges.

Simple Bowhunting Tactics

There is no shortage of articles written about hunting tactics, gear, shooting techniques, and the like. However, bowhunting success often comes down to these three elements. Concentrate on these and you will fill more tags.

Drone Hunting

Big Brother may be watching but one town is pushing to make hunting drones legal.

Run And Gun Turkey Tactics

Sometimes sitting still isn't an option.