bow hunting

TENPoint crossbow distance vid

Effective Distances for Crossbow Deer Hunters

Debate is rampant about crossbows and distances for deer hunting despite the ample opportunity for hunters to use targets, specific ranges and crossbows to figure out what’s what. Of course, personal ethics also dictate how far bowhunters will shoot whether it’s with a traditional bow, compound bow or crossbow. That personal ethic along with...

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Hot Gear: Find Your Deer with Updated Omni-Brite Lighted Nocks

Two years after introducing its revolutionary Omni-Brite lighted nock system for crossbow arrows, industry leader, TenPoint Crossbow Technologies, has introduced a substantially improved version called the Omni-Brite 2.0. The new three-piece Omni-Brite 2.0 Lighted Nock System consists of a redesigned Nock Receiver with built-in locking clips, an impact activated LED lite stick, and a...

GEAR  Plano bowhunting arrow box

Hot Gear: Think Outside the Arrow Storage Box

Archers’ arrows are where you find them: a few in the bow case, six in the quiver, and a dozen more in that cardboard thingy behind the door.  Specialized arrow tubes and plastic arrow cases see their share of action too, but have their limitations.  Most arrow tubes provide great crush resistance, but access...

Spitfire DoubleCross

Hot Gear: Four Blade Devastation in New DoubleCross Broadhead

New Archery Products, the industry leader in broadheads and archery accessories, introduces the new Spitfire DoubleCross broadhead that delivers three devastating inches of cutting trauma. The American-made Spitfire DoubleCross is a 100-grain broadhead that integrates four, no-fail blades with two-stage blade deployment. Spitfire’s bulletproof design keeps the blades closed in flight and only open...

Dan Schmidt in a Heater Body Suit

The Best Places to Hang Tree Stands

If you’re able to take advantage of a delayed spring, it might provide the benefit of getting in a few extra weeks of scouting for potential tree stand sites for this fall’s deer season. Although cover, food sources and proximity to bedding areas are the three main ingredients I look for when selecting potential stands...

INNOVATION  Carbon Express Maxima

D+DH Innovation Zone: Carbon Express Maxima Arrows

Exclusive insights into the most innovative products for deer hunters. Lennie Rezmer of Carbon Express explains highlights found on the new Maxima Blue RZ arrow, which is two grains per inch lighter than the Maxima Red. From the producers of Deer & Deer Hunting TV on Sportsman Channel. D+DH Innovation Zone, Season 1, Ep....

GEAR  TruFire Patriot Flex

Hot Gear: Tru-Fire Updates Patriot with Economical Patriot Flex

Tru-Fire, the leading archery release brand, has introduced the Patriot Flex, an update of the inexpensive and proven Patriot release. Retaining the Patriot’s nylon webbing wrist strap with a hook-and-loop style closure system, the Patriot Flex has an updated head that’s thinner and narrower than the original. The Patriot Flex’s new aluminum-alloy head features...

Barnett Whitetail Hunter

Hot Gear: Tough Crossbow Cases Protect Your Investment

Returning last autumn from a hunt at Wicked Outfitters in southeast Kansas, I put my suitcase on the scale at the airport and then my crossbow case. It’s the Plano Manta case, which is big and solid and protects my bow incredibly well. Like other Plano hardshell cases, it has a PillarLock system for...