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First day of 2014 bow season!

Intro to Archery: Updates to Vermont’s archery deer season

I wasn’t the only bowhunter in Vermont last season interested in seeing some changes. In fact, beyond the proposed extension to the season, other topics like legalizing crossbows, bag limits and using deer urine-based scents and lures were heavily debated over the winter. And after multiple meetings and discussions, it looks like there will...

2014 Hoyt Ignite -- no idea how I cracked the cam.

Intro to Archery: Spring Prep for the Fall Hunt

Spring has FINALLY sprung here in Vermont and we have been busy. We’ve had the garden freshly tilled (and expanded) along with one of our main food plot areas (also expanded) and have some other bulldozing, brush cutting, and food plot planting lined up for the very near future. I’ve been taking daily walks...

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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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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...

A smooth-shooting rifle and good bullets are obviously crucial to success, but they're only as good as the optics that help you line up the deer in your sights.

Research Coatings Before Buying Hunting Optics

What are all these coatings on scopes, binoculars and spotting scopes? Take a look at any optics company’s site and you’ll find some descriptions about lens coatings that help with abrasion resistance, clarity, light transmission, glare reduction and waterproof capabilities. By Alan Clemons Some of these coatings are proprietary, specially designed by or for...

Save wear and tear on your archery target with the new ArrowMat target faces from Deer & Deer Hunting! Click on the photo to learn more.

Locavore Blog: Getting Fitted For A Compound Bow (Video)

As a new archer, I made a point of asking some of the women leaders within the sport what their advice was for newer women archers interested in getting started. Tiffany Lakosky of the Outdoor Channel’s Crush With Lee & Tiffany made a point of telling me that “the most important thing is to...

Steve Bartylla has some of the best deer hunting tips for land and whitetail management, stand placement and more in his new book, Big Buck Secrets.

Deer Talk Now: Bartylla Says Don’t Be Afraid To Fail

Veteran deer hunter Steve Bartylla offered some great advice about hunting pre-rut bucks and thinking outside the box when it comes to your hunting. How’s that? Well, if you want to try a new food plot somewhere or hang some stands in that “what if …” place, do it. What’s the worst that can...

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The Season: Flashback 20 Years For Deer Gear!

Twenty years drags like a lead-filled wheelbarrow for youngsters looking to the future and seems to fly by for those of us with jobs, mortgages and life in general. By Alan Clemons, Southern Managing Editor So when I stumbled across the 1992 “Deer Hunters Equipment Annual” produced by Deer & Deer Hunting a few...

Hall of Fame inductee Gail Martin (left), patriarch of Martin Archery, with Archery Hall of Fame president, M.R. James. (Photo: The Archery Wire)

Archery Hall of Fame Opens With Fanfare

It was an atmosphere filled with spirited archers and bowhunters, in addition to the unmistakable spirits of archers and bowhunters from the past. By J.R. Absher, The Archery Wire There’s simply no more accurate depiction of last weekend’s official opening of the Archery Hall of Fame and induction of its new class at the...