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Deer Hunting Hot Picks: Nock Out Lighted Bowhunting Nocks

Deer & Deer Hunting’s Dan Schmidt takes a closer look at the Nock Out lighted bowhunting nocks from Clean Shot Archery. These nocks immediately become illuminated when you hit the trigger and release your arrow at full draw. They are easy to install on your arrows, which Schmidt shows, and also are quite simple...

Ted and Shemane Nugent give thanks every day for all their blessings and those bestowed upon their family and friends.

Every Day is a Happy ThanXgiving Day!

Happy ThanXgiving everyday, world! That’s what I always say! No, really, for more than 40 years I have always started the Nugent family ThanXgiving celebration sometime in early October, far, far ahead of the calendar stymied crowd. Something powerfully spiritual comes over me each October as my beloved deerseason kicks in each mystical fall,...

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Hot Gear: Apex Expands Covert Sight Lineup

Apex Gear known for performance driven archery sights and accessories, expands the COVERT series of bow sights with the new single-pin model that uses an ultra-long, .019″ diameter green fiber optic for extreme brightness. The new green single-pin model provides a competitive and affordable option for archers’ interested in the powerful advantages of the COVERT™ series...

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Mathews Releases 3 New Hunting Bows for 2017

The anticipated arrival of the new Mathews bow line was announced Tuesday morning, with the Halon 32 serving as the flagship for the 2017 introductions. Mathews fans filled chat rooms on social media and hunting sites discussing the possibilities for the new bows. When the news broke, three new models were announced with a...

Lighted Nocks for bowhunting

What Do You Think: Should All States Allow Lighted Nocks?

Last October the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission voted to approve the use of lighted nocks, a relief for bowhunters there who wanted to use the tracking tools but had been hamstrung by the outdated prohibition. The OFWC’s late 2015 meeting saw the board vote to allow bowhunters use the nocks, “which have no...

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D+DH Innovation Zone: Delta McKenzie Mo’ Foam Archery Target

The best archery targets take a ripping and keep on ticking! That’s the case with the new Mo’ Foam Shot Blocker target from Delta McKenzie. Gary Cornum explains the differences in this cool all-everything target that takes everything (even broadheads!) and its competitors. D+DH Innovation Zone, Season 1, Episode 33. Original air date: July 15,...

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Hot Gear: Easton 6mm FMJ Available in Retro XX75 Autumn Orange

Way back in the dark ages when we had landline telephones, vehicles with triangular windows for air vents and high-low clicker buttons on the floor and three television networks (four if you counted PBS), we had orange arrows. My father started doing a little bowhunting in the late 1970s and then I got one...

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Bloodsport Brings New Technology to Standard Diameter Shafts

Bowhunters often fall into two groups in regard to their gear: one that gets locked in on everything from their rest and release to arrows and peep, and another that tinkers or changes with things during the off-season to try something new. When it comes to arrows, hunters and competition shooters have plenty of...

Patrick Meitin with a doe he hunted and shot in Idaho with his traditional archery gear, which he enjoys and regularly hunts with.  Meitin also hunts with compound bows and "skinny" arrows, which he believes have great advantages.

When Thin is In: Hard-Hitting Skinny Arrows for Deer Hunting

While skinnier might be the latest rage in carbon-arrow technology, it was something hunters understood well in the days when aluminum arrows prevailed, shooting Easton’s 2018, 2117 or 2020 when increased penetration and ruggedness was paramount. For “carbon-age” bowhunters without alloy experience, some background might be in order. Easton’s old system includes outside shaft...

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Hot Gear: New Target, 3D Bows are Sleek and Fast

Most deer hunters don’t hang up their bow when the season ends because they love shooting, whether it’s in 3D competition, Olympic-style competitions, bowfishing or just in the yard with a favorite target. Some will use their hunting bow for the competition events, which keeps them in tune with that specific bow and gear....