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New Video: Great Beginning Archery Tips for Women

City Roots to Hunting Boots blogger Kristen Schmitt spent the last year immersing herself in the world of archery and hunting and now she wants to inspire other women to do the same. Her new DVD, Beginner’s Guide to Archery: For Women, features instructional segments on archery lessons, finding a bow that fits your...

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Could You Make This 300-Yard Shot With a Bow?

So, at 100 yards could you hit a target in a roughly 8-inch circle, about the size of a pie plate? How about at 200 yards? Hmmm … that’s stretching it a bit, no? Well, what about 300 yards? A balloon at 300 yards? That would be pretty impressive, and that’s what this guy...

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Certified Bowhunting Course Now Available Online

Florida’s certified National Bowhunter Education Foundation course is now offered in an online, distance learning format. A bowhunting enthusiast may access the program on the NBEF website, enter through the Florida portal and complete the online classroom topics before attending a shortened, interactive field day. A student who passes the online test will be...

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Bowhunters, Archers Have New Public Archery Park

Bowhunters, target shooters and archery enthusiasts have a new practice range thanks to the combined efforts of city, state and national agencies committed to providing outdoors opportunities to the public. Alabama’s 10th community archery park will hold its grand opening at 3 p.m. Dec. 19 at the Graham Creek Nature Preserve in Foley. The facility includes...

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Locavore Blog: Let’s Extend Vermont’s Bow Season!

After writing my last few posts, I started researching bow seasons and found out Vermont has the shortest bow season in the Northeast — lasting a mere 23 days this year! Neighboring states like New Hampshire and Connecticut have significantly longer seasons — lasting nearly twelve weeks! That doesn’t seem to give Vermont bowhunters a fair...

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Locavore Blog: Beginner’s Guide to Archery: for Women

I’m excited to share that the pre-order site for the Beginner’s Guide to Archery: For Women is live! This will be available as both a digital download and as a DVD for purchase. My personal journey from newbie to novice will hopefully inspire others to pick up a bow and arrow and find empowerment...

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Deer Talk Now: 3 Keys to Hunting Mature Bucks in Early Archery Season

If you’re a deer hunter, the early archery season can be tough sometimes because bucks are transitioning from their summer bachelor groups or maybe are already in their autumn areas getting settled. Sometimes that’s a tough period because you’re in that in-between zone. You saw bucks during summer on camera but now they’re gone,...

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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...