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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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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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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...

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Olympic Archer, Deer Hunter Captures Third World Cup

Brady Ellison is pretty darn good with a bow and arrow. No denying that at all. Ellison is an Olympic medalist, has won the Pan American Championship and other events multiple times, and just won his third straight World Cup Final title. In 2011 he won 35 of the 37 world ranking events he...

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Locavore Blog: What Gets You Outside?

Since I’ve been learning archery and preparing to bowhunt, I’ve noticed that I spend more time outside than inside these days. I’m a firm believer that anything that gets you outside more, into nature more, is healthier for you, and it appears that all of my dabbling in jogging, biking, and hiking haven’t ignited...

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Perfect Setup for a Giant Bruiser Buck Bowkill

Chris Ward had a perfect setup, the right wind, a great feeding area and deer that were covering up his stand site for an afternoon bowhunt. What else could make this opening day in Iowa even more perfect? How about a stunning buck with width, mass and a droptine! That’s what the NAP prostaffer...