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ATA2017: 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...

ATA2017: TRUGLO Titanium X Broadheads

TRUGLO, Inc. introduces the all new TitaniumX family of performance broadheads.  These mechanical and fixed-blade broadheads are available in for both compound bows and crossbows in several blade configurations. TitaniumX Broadheads are CNC-machined from Grade-5 titanium. The toughness of titanium demands a precision machining process that results in the most accurate and durable ferrules....

Downrange Kinetic Energy: Determining an Arrow’s Killing Power

One of the most confusing concepts for bowhunters today is the application of kinetic energy to their hunting rig. For example, a reader writes: “I have read that kinetic energy of 50 ft./lbs. or more is good for big game such as whitetail deer. Does the kinetic energy change at different yardages? If so,...

Crossing Over: Crossbows Offer More Time Afield and Fun

Hunters always are looking for more opportunity; any excuse to spend more time afield. Some also seek added challenge. The crossbow provides a means to both ends. With the dramatic liberalization of crossbow regulations across the nation, hunters looking to extend their seasons with a new weapon have another option beside muzzle- loaders or bows....

Best Tips for Consistent, Successful Bowhunting Accuracy

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 — is the root cause of many common shoot- ing problems, including...

Merry Merry Deerhunting Christmas to All!

A very Merry Christmas to all! And may your Christmas morning dreams come true, each and every one of you! Celebrating Christmas morning with family is always a very special occasion. My memory bank overflows with unlimited images of excited siblings around the decorated tree with mom and dad, wildly tearing away at the...

The Best Tips for Scouting and Bowhunting Deer

IOLA, Wis. (Dec. 8, 2016) – Bowhunters of all ages and experience levels will find plenty of useful tips inside Bowhunters’ Digest, 6th Edition. Throughout the book, well-known author, experienced guide and bowhunter Patrick Meitin shares a wealth of knowledge about hunting tactics, equipment selection, tuning and accuracy to help all bowhunters take their skills...

How High Should I Hang My Tree Stands?

  How high should I hang my stands? This is one of the most common questions in bowhunting. Elevated hunting’s No. 1 selling point is literally rising above the astute noses of the game we pursue. In bowhunting, there’s another majorly important consideration: Undetected shot execution during the conspicuous draw cycle. Tugging a bowstring to...

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...

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,...