bowhunting

Brooke Merrill with her buck that almost caused her to miss her bridal shower!

She Almost Missed Her Bridal Shower for This Great Buck!

The bridal-shower crisis actually began six years earlier when Brooke started dating her now husband, Daniel Merrell. Daniel, an avid hunter, asked Brooke to accompany him on a hunt as an observer, and that first year he tagged a buck. By the third year, she wanted her own chance at a buck. “I was...

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....

Today's modern hunter may use everything from a modern sporting rifle like this one to a traditional bow, wearing performance clothing or old school wool. Today's hunter spans the gamut.

In this Incredible Age, What Defines the Modern Hunter?

What best defines the modern hunter? I’d argue it’s not really a question of who he or she is, but rather when he or she lived. Every generation has had its rendering of the modern-day hunter, dating back to prehistoric times, when early man embarked on the hunt with primitive weapons in search of food for...

Lighted Nocks for bowhunting

Lighted Nocks No Longer an Issue in Top Bowhunting States

Bowhunters in Montana will see a host of changes in 2017 season, with the latest being the removal of a longtime ban on lighted nocks for hunting. Officials with the Montana Fisheries, Wildlife and Parks Commission voted Feb. 10 to end the ban on the lighted nocks. The ruling places Montana in the modern...

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Improve Your Woodsmanship by Thinking Like a Deer

There’s a difference between anthropomorphism and common-sense hunting tactics. Of course, the latter is quite the oxymoron. As baseball great Paul Molitor once said, “If common sense were so common, wouldn’t everyone have it?” It should also be noted that many great hunters fail miserably when trying to predict deer behavior based on “what...

From slickhead does to giant swampdonkeys to fish and fowl, Ted and the Nugent family enjoy every blessing nature gives them.

Venison: The Ultimate PR Tool for Hunters

Communication is everything. Our quality of life pivots on the simple two letters; P and R. What PR stands for is “public relations” and is best reduced to the ultra-simplicity of relating to the public. Beyond God, family and country, relating to the public pretty much covers everything important in life. As hunters we...

GEAR 2017 Mission MXB Charge crossbow

Hot Gear: Mission MXB-Charge Full of Top Features

After years of innovation, Mission Crossbows announces the all new MXB-Charge. Featuring the patent pending Smart Guide Slide, the MXB-Charge provides an ultra-smooth draw cycle for easy cocking. With the ability to adjust comb and length of pull; paired with our ALRSä (Adjustable Limb Retention System) Technology, the MXB-Charge can be customized to fit any...

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...

Rage Simply Lethal bow arrow head pack

ATA 2017: Buy, Hunt with Complete Rage Simply Lethal Packages

Rage, the No. 1 selling mechanical broadhead on the market, now offers two complete arrow packages so archers can spend less time building arrows and more time shooting them. The new Rage Simply Lethal Arrow package combines a popular Gold Tip pre-fletched carbon arrows with the archer’s choice of either the Rage SC 2-Blade...