archery

Practice at different distances to learn the effective range, test arrows and broadheads, and get familiar with the crossbow.

What’s the Difference Between Crossbow Arrow Lengths?

Should you shoot a 20-inch or 22-inch arrow out of your crossbow? Does it affect accuracy? Are there times when you shouldn’t shoot a shorter crossbow arrow? Deer hunters have questions such as these when they’re getting interested in crossbows or have one and want to make changes. As with any method of hunting...

GEAR  Scott Freedom XT

Hot Gear: Awesome Cool Design on New Bow Release

Scott Archery, the world’s foremost manufacturer of mechanical release aids for archery, is now offering its most hunter-friendly design ever: The new Freedom XT release. By coupling Scott’s legendary trigger system with a new strap concept, the Freedom XT offers a silky-smooth, zero-torque shooting experience with the freedom to have your release mechanism in reach...

Mathews Halon4

Interest in Archery Continues to Climb at Steady Rate

Archery participation in America climbed about 14 percent from 2012 to 2014, boosting the number of archers to 21.6 million, according to a new scientific study commissioned by the Archery Trade Association. The nationwide survey – conducted in February and March 2015 by the respected research firm Responsive Management of Harrisonburg, Virginia – scientifically...

Bear Escape bow, one of seven new bows for 2016 from Bear Archery.

ATA 2016: Escape Highlights Seven Newest from Bear Archery

Bear Archery launches 7 new bows for 2016. Adding to its already diverse lineup comes three flagship bows, three bow models that are offered bow only or as an RTH package in prices ranging from $299 – $599. Also included in the lineup is the addition of the Cruzer Lite, which bridges the gap from...

During late-season hunts, Lee and Tiffany Lakosky head back to areas where they hunted in the first part of the season around food sources.

Late-Season Archery: A Good Time To Be A Whitetail Bowhunter

Hey, bowhunters: Didn’t get the buck of your dreams during the early archery season? Don’t despair! The late-season can be great time for a bowhunter to get the drop on a monster buck. Here are some tips from veteran archers. JEFF MURRAY Best Time for Big Bucks Editor’s Note: The late Jeff Murray was...

Rinehart replacement skins

Save Bucks and Extend the Life of Your Bow Target

Rinehart Targets, designer and manufacturer of sculpted archery targets, is now offering replacement skins for its 22- and 26-inch Rhino Bag targets. Designed to be the best bag targets on the market, the Rhino bags feature Dual Layer Power Core technology for long-lasting stopping power—while still allowing arrows to be pulled from the target with...

Dan Schmidt reviews the Rage X-Treme

Deer Debate: The Best Broadhead for PumpStation Penetration?

One of the most common questions asked by young hunters and sometimes even veterans is which broadhead is best: Mechanical or fixed? Fixed heads, of course, have been around for untold ages if you consider knapped stone heads used by primitive man and indians around the world. Once metal could be forged, hammered and...

Scotty Richards listening intently as Ted Nugent describes filing a broadhead tip to a rounded edge.

WATCH: Fred Bear’s Broadhead Chiseling Tip

If you’re a bowhunter or student of hunting history and lore, this is a pretty cool video clip with a cool backstory that makes it even more super. That’s a lot of super packed into one short video but it’s true. This is from Ted Nugent’s Spirit of the Wild television show on Outdoor...