Author Archives: Jared Blohm

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Fence ‘Em In: How to Guide Deer into Bow Range

By Bob Robb For a long time, I looked at fences on hunting land as a real pain. All they seemed to do was hold up gates I had to keep opening and closing, or rip my pants and shirts when I tried to go over them. Then I began talking with landowners about...

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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...

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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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Keep Buck Home Range Sizes in Mind

Hunting pressure during the rut won’t change a mature buck’s core area, but it will change how and when they use it. The more pressure that is out there, the more nocturnal a buck will become. By Daniel E. Schmidt The important point to remember is this: When you’re chasing an adult buck, you...

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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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Understanding Exit Pupil and Low-Light Performance in Optics

Proper chassis selection will ensure that your scopes and binoculars don’t fail when low-light is a factor If you spend much time talking to anyone about optics or optics quality, eventually the conversation will turn to low-light performance. How an optical device, be it a scope of binocular, performs when ambient light approaches zero...

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Plan Ahead When Planting Food Plots

Be prepared so you can take advantage of your tractor time A few years ago during a workday on our lease we experienced a broken part on the disk of our tractor and everything came to an immediate halt. By Alan Clemons Fortunately our property was only 20 minutes or so from the nearest town....

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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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Should You Shoot Your Bow Sitting Down?

Most bowhunters prefer to stand when shooting, and that’s great. However, shooting while seated is necessary at times — even ideal. By Bob Robb I visit a lot of archery camps throughout the country each season, and I’m still amazed at how many bowhunters tell me they cannot — and will not — take...

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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...