bow hunting

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...

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Maximize Your Success During the Rut to Kill Big Bucks

Finding out if bucks are hitting your mock scrapes is akin to opening presents on Christmas morning, because while you’re confident something you want is under the tree there’s no guarantee. For the last few seasons I’ve used Smokey’s Preorbital gland lure on the licking branches of mock scrapes I created on a tract I hunt...

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ATA2017: New Primos Vest is Ready for Any Season

Will Primos revolutionized turkey hunting more than 30 years ago when he introduced his turkey vest. Primos is back at it again with a new version that is certain to turn hunters’ head — and not just during turkey season. Unveiled at the 2017 ATA show in Indianapolis, Ind., the new Primos Vest is...

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ATA2017: Carbon Express Goes Smaller with Maxima Red SD

Carbon Express, the leader in archery performance technology, introduces the new Maxima RED SD. Capitalizing on Carbon Express’ breakthrough technology for controlling Dynamic Spine, the SD delivers the ultimate hunting experience in a smaller diameter shaft. With a .203 inside diameter, the new high-tech Carbon Express Maxima Red SD carbon arrow shaft design has...

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Downrange Kinetic Energy: Determining an Arrow’s Killing Power

One of the most confusing concepts for bowhunters today is the application of kinetic energy to their hunting rig. For example, a reader writes: “I have read that kinetic energy of 50 ft./lbs. or more is good for big game such as whitetail deer. Does the kinetic energy change at different yardages? If so,...

Eleven states still have some kind of limit or prohibition on Sunday hunting.

Best Tips for Consistent, Successful Bowhunting Accuracy

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 — is the root cause of many common shoot- ing problems, including...

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The Best Tips for Scouting and Bowhunting Deer

IOLA, Wis. (Dec. 8, 2016) – Bowhunters of all ages and experience levels will find plenty of useful tips inside Bowhunters’ Digest, 6th Edition. Throughout the book, well-known author, experienced guide and bowhunter Patrick Meitin shares a wealth of knowledge about hunting tactics, equipment selection, tuning and accuracy to help all bowhunters take their skills...