bow hunting

Arthur Zerbe of Pennsylvania with his 208-inch buck he killed during the 2016 bow season.

Pennsylvania Buck Grosses Astounding 208 Inches

Pennsylvania ranks high in hunter enthusiasm, with more than 750,000 deer hunters in the woods during firearms season alone. Arthur Zerbe, a 68-year-old native of the Keystone State, is one of those fanatic deer hunters, but for the past 50 years he has mostly slipped into the woods near his Lancaster County home armed...

Scott Archery Echo release 2017 lifestyle

Hot Gear: Redesigned Head Focus of New Scott Echo Release

Scott Releases, the industry leader in release aid technology, has tapped into its 35-year legacy to match experience with innovation and create the Echo™ index finger release. The focal point of the Echo is the new Hyper Jaw™ technology, resulting in a never-before-seen release head configuration. The independent jaws operate in perfect synchronization with one...

Don't be turned off by the smaller diameter as a hunting arrow. These "skinny" arrows fly great and hit hard.

Skinny is Beautiful: Go Thin with Your Bowhunting Arrows

Skinny supermodels might be under attack by the mainstream media, but skinny arrows are definitely en vogue, the hottest thing going since carbon first hit the bowhunting scene. Savvy bowhunters everywhere are adopting them in droves, quickly recognizing the inherent advantages of packing a heavyweight punch into more streamlined packages. The newest slim-line arrows are...

Elite Option Series bows have top of the line components and offer the pinnacle in archery for bowhunters.

Hot Gear: Elite Option Bow Series at the Top of Its Game

For 2017, Elite Archery has built upon the belief that your bow should feel as great as it looks—without sacrificing any performance. The result is the Option Series™, built around the basic principle that your bow must always perform as well as you do, especially under less than ideal conditions. From the axles to the...

Ted salutes all the Backstrap BloodBrothers out in the field and wishes great blessings upon you every day!

All Hail The American Hunter’s Generosity

It has happened 100s and 100s of times over the years. To help raise awareness for a given charity event, I get on regional radio shows across the country to promote and celebrate these glowing nonstop examples of the amazing generosity of Americans whenever our fellow man or the environment needs a helping hand....

Montana deer

Required Changes Coming for Bowhunters for 2017

Bowhunters will have yet another possible requirement to fulfill and another license to pay for before being able to hunt in one popular state this season. If you’re used to paying for different season periods or weapons, this does’t sound like a big deal. Some states have had this kind of setup for years....

Some of the author's favorite hunts have been for does, which provide great challenges and tasty meals.

Some of My Favorite Trophies are Does

I’m often troubled, while eavesdropping on hunters discussing the “harvest” of white-tailed does. Too often does are discussed in the same terms as picking backyard vegetables. Worse yet, often addressed by wannabe deer managers like weeds in that garden; an inconvenience in need of removal. I have a little more respect for whitetails, even...

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HEAL THY BROTHER

Six-year-old Makon Lynn struggled to walk to the archery range. After a year of chemotherapy and tortuous radiation to treat his agonizing cancer, the little guy had to give all his fragile body could give just to get around. But the closer to the range he got, his energy and bounce picked up to...

Kevin Krebs with his second chance buck, a beauty!

After Heartbreaking Miss, Bowhunter Evens Score with Giant Buck

Consider all of the stories you’ve heard about deer hunters killing giant, mature white-tailed bucks. These success stories typically involve surprise encounters with deer that had never been seen before, or monarchs with generally unpredictable movements. Kevin Krebbs defied these odds when he got a rock-solid pattern on a 200-class whitetail that he would...