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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...

NAP pro Chris Ward with his super Iowa bruiser buck!

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...

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Trophy Ridge Outfitters – Carlile, WY

  Trophy Ridge Outfitters 17985 US HWY 14 Carlile, WY 82721 (307) 756-9776 cell (307) 756-2194 WEBSITE Species Whitetail Mule Antelope Turkey Buffalo Elk Archery Praire Dog All of our outfitters hunts are fully guided on private land, and include free lodging and meals. There is an onsite shooting/sight-in range, and a nearby 1000...

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Locavore Blog: Five Bowhunting and Tree Stand Safety Tips

I’ll be hunting from two, possibly three, tree stand locations on our property this October. Based on Bryce Towsley’s advice on scent control, I know I need to switch locations throughout the season so the scent has a chance to neutralize. In fact, he mentioned that the first day you hunt in a tree...

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Locavore Blog: Bowhunting and Archery Practice

Between harvesting potatoes, freezing and drying vegetables and herbs from the garden, and getting my daughter ready for the upcoming back-to-school routine coming our way in just a few weeks, I’ve been making sure that archery practice doesn’t get pushed aside. With the countdown on to bow season this fall — I can take...

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Speed Talk! Twenty Deer Hunting Questions Answered!

Deer Talk Now wanted your questions about deer and deer hunting, and the response was overwhelming with great ideas! In this latest episode of Deer Talk Now, the web’s only show dedicated to deer and deer hunting, you’ll hear hosts Dan Schmidt and Brad Rucks discuss fawn percentages and antler growth, the best way...

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Locavore Blog: Archery and Bowhunting Tips for Women

Before I started writing this blog, I was researching bowhunting and archery on my own. My interest in hunting was sparked when I was researching my piece on women hunters and local food for National Geographic and had the opportunity to talk with so many women hunters, both bow and rifle. It became an...

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Best Tips to Set Up an Awesome Bowfishing Rig

Check out these great tips on the basics of setting up a bowfishing bow, and before long you’ll be out on the water pinning targets left and right! Bowfishing is fun, simple and can be done almost year-round. But it’s most fun in spring and summer when rough fish such as gar, carp, buffalo...

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Triple-A Advice for Aiming Your Bow

Proper archery aiming actually requires several steps: Align, acquire, aim. By Patrick Meitin Ask most bowhunters how many steps are involved in aiming and they’ll normally say something like, “One. Put the pin on a target and release.” This simplistic approach to aiming with sights — in some respects, while aiming instinctively with traditional gear...