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BowShop: Make Shooting a Bow Fun for Kids

I’m unsure what wild bug crawled into our son’s shirt this past autumn, but when he announced he’d like to shoot one of my bows and had an interest in deer hunting, I tried pretty hard to scratch that itch.
 He’s always been interested in mainstream sports, notably basketball and golf, and has never...

First day of 2014 bow season!

Intro to Archery: Updates to Vermont’s archery deer season

I wasn’t the only bowhunter in Vermont last season interested in seeing some changes. In fact, beyond the proposed extension to the season, other topics like legalizing crossbows, bag limits and using deer urine-based scents and lures were heavily debated over the winter. And after multiple meetings and discussions, it looks like there will...

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Deer Talk Now: 3 Reasons Why You Should Shoot Skinny Arrows

Hunting arrows have come a long way just in the past few years and especially from the days of aluminum arrows that could easily bend, were big and made noise when you hit your bow rest accidentally during a shot. Today’s arrows are lean, mean flying screamers. They have carbon fiber designs and are...

Pretty impressive feat of strength and agility, eh?

VIDEO: Girl Shoots Bow with Her Bare Feet … Upside Down!

Do you think you could shoot a bow backwards? How about if you were upside down, shooting backwards? Still not challenging enough? Well, what if you were shooting upside down, backwards, with your feet while balancing on your hands on two cones? Yep, that’s what this woman is doing and it’s pretty impressive. Forget...

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WATCH: Deer Ducking an Arrow

Can a deer duck, dodge or otherwise avoid being hit by an arrow? This is a common topic among bowhunters, especially when bowhunting season starts. Here’s a little insight from a trail camera sequence capture by our editor-in-chief. By Daniel E. Schmidt Seasoned bowhunters often use the “deer ducked my arrow” excuse as a...

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Carbon Express: A Hunting Arrow That’s Passed the Test

The best hunting arrow is the one that shoots best out of your particular setup. The key is matching the arrow to your bow, poundage and shooting style. Previously, hunters had to worry about an arrow’s overall weight. This isn’t necessarily true today, especially with the way modern hunting arrows are being constructed. By...

2014 Hoyt Ignite -- no idea how I cracked the cam.

Intro to Archery: Spring Prep for the Fall Hunt

Spring has FINALLY sprung here in Vermont and we have been busy. We’ve had the garden freshly tilled (and expanded) along with one of our main food plot areas (also expanded) and have some other bulldozing, brush cutting, and food plot planting lined up for the very near future. I’ve been taking daily walks...

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Intense Whitetail Management: South Texas Lessons, Clues for Trophy Buck Potential

The white-tailed deer’s popularity is especially augmented by its adaptability and abundance. This malleable herbivore is not only abundant, but it also can live just about anywhere — from our back yards to the deep, dark forests of Canada, providing sportsmen ample and affordable hunting opportunities. By Bob Zaiglin Although the whitetail has always...

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Intro to Archery: The Rise of Women Bowhunters

I know that I’m not alone in my interest in pursuing archery and bowhunting, especially as an adult and as a woman. In fact, women are one of the fastest growing demographics within the hunting industry. According to current Census Bureau statistics, the total number of women hunters has steadily increased in the last 10...