Bow Hunting Tips

Crossbows for deer hunting

Deer Hunting Tip: Always Track the Wind

  Properly adjusting your strategy for wind direction is crucial when hunting mature bucks. We know this, but sometimes, it’s easier said than done. Advancements in hunting technology have made that easier than ever. By Mark Kenyon Smartphone applications such as the Weather.com and AccuWeather apps provide hourly wind direction forecasts and indicate wind...

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Bowhunting Tip: Create a Shot Sequence Mantra

The key to an accurate shot on a deer with bow or gun is repeating a set process of steps in the exact same manner each time you shoot. By Mark Kenyon Take a deep breath, draw the bow, settle into your anchor point just behind the cheek bone and relax your grip on...

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The Best Tips for Tuning Expandable Broadheads

A Simple Solution Will Have You Stamping the 10-Ring I feel so strongly about practicing with the exact same broadheads I hunt with that, for many years, I refused to hunt with expandable heads simply because the models I liked best utilized a rubber band to hold the blades in place. When I shot them...

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Plan Ahead for Success When Shooting Cold

Keeping fingers and hands functioning in cold weather allows for maximum shooting efficiency By Patrick Meitin Shooting bows well obviously requires a certain degree of dexterity. Bowhunting whitetails from stands involves cold, gloves, pack boots and insulated duds. And these are late-October through November dates I have in mind. Things can quickly reach critical...

Getting your crossbow and other hunting gear ready for the season is a necessary part of being a responsible hunter.

Simple Steps Make the Difference at Crunch Time

Do you have a plan for the upcoming deer hunting season for game cameras, stands, your bow or gun, how to get to stand locations, and other details for a successful trip? If not, now is the time to be doing it. Deer seasons are starting to open here and there, and within weeks they’ll...

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Pre-Season Deer Scouting: Take a Speed Tour

This quick white-tailed deer scouting strategy is the low-impact solution you’ve been looking for By John Eberhart I call it speed touring because that’s what it is. I’m not scouting for new hunting locations. I’m just rapidly touring through previously prepared fruit and mast tree locations during midday to see if they offer food...

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Top Tips for Tighter Arrow Groups

I’m fortunate enough to have three great archery shops in my town, all run by great folks with about a bazillion years of experience with the stick and string. Full Draw Archery, Custom Archery Center and Backwater Outdoors serve a city of a couple of hundred thousand folks. There’s a bunch of bowhunters around...

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Become a Home Bow Mechanic

Want to be a better archer? Learn to tune your hunting rig. By Bob Robb Recently, I received an e-mail from a fan: “I really enjoy the advice you give all us serious deer hunters,” the archer wrote. “I am an avid bowhunter but I have to admit, I have never set up or...

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Deadly Silent Bows in Five Steps

  Assembling a whisper quiet whitetail bowhunting rig puts you at a huge diadvantage. Here’s how the author does it. Creating a deadly-quiet bowhunting outfit makes you a deadlier predator. It’s true the modern compound bow is quieter than ever right out of the box. By Patrick Meitin It’s also true you’ll never hear a bowhunter...

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Become a Creature of Habit

By Steve Bartylla We’ve been trained to avoid falling into ruts. After all, if we take the same route into the woods every time or hunt our favorite stands too often, we risk having deer pattern us. Still, some habits are good. One is making a last check of the hourly weather before hitting the...