Bowhunt 101

Archery Basics

Bowhunting is half hunting and half archery. Mastering the basics of archery will allow you to become a more proficient, and successful bowhunter.

How To Determine Draw Length

How To Determine Draw Length

3 Min Read
Shooting the correct draw length is extremely important to maximizing your accuracy. What Is Draw Length? Draw length is exactly as the term describes, it is the length (in inches) that a bow is drawn.  This length is measured from the front of the Berger hole (where the arrow rest mounts to the riser) to […]
Archer bending arrow with hands

What Is Arrow Spine?

5 Min Read
Arrow spine is a measure of stiffness which is gauged by how much the arrow flexes when weight is applied. The spine, or “stiffness”, of an arrow is a simple concept to understand, yet its importance is often overlooked.  Arrow spine is rated by “deflection”, which is a measurement of the shaft’s propensity to bend […]

Finding Your Anchor Point

5 Min Read
Every bowhunter strives to shoot with consistency and accuracy. Their objective, whether practicing on a target or shooting at an animal, is to do everything they possibly can to ensure that the arrow finds its mark. When the moment of truth arrives having a solid and repeatable anchor point will afford you the accuracy you […]

Bare Shaft Tuning Your Bow

2 Min Read
Bare shaft tuning is a method of tuning the arrow rest by comparing the impact points of regular field tipped, fletched arrows to that of field tipped, unfletched arrows. The ultimate goal of bare shaft tuning is to have both arrows impact at the same point.  For this procedure we are going to assume that […]
Types Of Bows

Types of Bows

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Archery is one of the oldest practices in existence for hunting and before that a tool for protection.  Four types of bows are common in the world today; compound bows, recurve bows, long bows and crossbows. While many people will argue that a crossbow is not “archery equipment,” they are indeed wrong as archery, by […]
Anatomy Of A Compound Bow

Anatomy of a Compound Bow

10 Min Read
A key factor in being able to select the right bow for the type of shooting or bow hunting you’ll be doing is having a proper understanding of what all the bow’s various pieces are and how they work. In the following article we will break down the many components that work in harmony to […]

How To Cut Arrows On Your Own

1 Min Read
Cutting arrows in your garage or workshop can save a great deal of time and allow you to experiment with various arrow lengths and types.   This step by step guide will show you how to properly and safely cut arrows on your own. Step 1 – Determine Your Arrow Length If you don’t already […]
Bowhunter on horizon

Choosing The Best Bow For You

11 Min Read
One of the fundamental keys to an enjoyable shooting and bowhunting experience starts with choosing the right bow for your needs.  This includes not just the size and shape of the bow itself, but also factors such as cost, warranty and the type of hunting or shooting you’ll be doing.  For example, bowhunters pursuing whitetails […]

How To Tie A D-Loop on Your Bow

3 Min Read
The purpose of burning the ends of the D-Loop cord is to ensure that the knot does not pull back through itself while drawing the bow back. A D-Loop is simply a piece of cord that is attached to the bowstring above and below the arrows nock in order
String Loops For Accuracy

String Loops for Accuracy

4 Min Read
You should use a release aid that has an easily-adjustable trigger so you can set the pressure to your own personal liking. Hunter shown wearing Lost Camo. More and more bowhunters have begun adding a string loop to the bowstring. The reason is simpl