bowhunting

GEAR 2017 Plano SE Pro bow case

ATA2017: Plano Bow Cases Get Key Upgrades

The best archers and bow hunters often shoot hundreds of arrows each week. They want to perform even better, and know that their skills improve through practice. Plano’s value-priced line of hardworking SE Bow Cases offers practical and lockable hard-sided foam-lined protection for compound bows and related archery and hunting accessories. And just like...

Bowtech's Reign 6 is one of nine new bows and crossbows.

ATA2017: Bowtech Reign Scores With Speed

Bowtech bolted out of the gate at the 2017 ATA Show with nine new introductions of compounds and crossbows, giving bowhunters and shooters a variety of options to choose from this year. Among the offerings are the flagship Reign series, with two models that are loaded with features. But the engineers at Bowtech didn’t...

The new Barnett Tomcat 2 is one of four youth bows introduced this year to help get gets interested in archery and the outdoors.

ATA2017: New Line of Barnett Youth Bows

Barnett has launched an all new line of youth bows for 2017, each designed to get kids excited about archery and keep them hooked on shooting. From the newQuicksilver and Wildhawk for beginners to the more advanced Vertigo and Tomcat 2, every bow in the lineup comes with everything a young shooter needs to...

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ATA2017: Mathews Releases 3 New Hunting Bows for 2017

The anticipated arrival of the new Mathews bow line was announced Tuesday morning, with the Halon 32 serving as the flagship for the 2017 introductions. Mathews fans filled chat rooms on social media and hunting sites discussing the possibilities for the new bows. When the news broke, three new models were announced with a...

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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...

Truglo's new Titanium X fixed broadhead, one of the series of new broadheads for compounds and crossbows in fixed and mechanical designs.

ATA2017: TRUGLO Titanium X Broadheads

TRUGLO, Inc. introduces the all new TitaniumX family of performance broadheads.  These mechanical and fixed-blade broadheads are available in for both compound bows and crossbows in several blade configurations. TitaniumX Broadheads are CNC-machined from Grade-5 titanium. The toughness of titanium demands a precision machining process that results in the most accurate and durable ferrules....

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4 Things You Should Do to Kill Post-Rut Bucks

When the peak rut is over, meaning the chasing and breeding phase that is so exciting, that doesn’t have to signal the end of your hunting season. Hunting seasons are closed or are coming to a close in many states. Winter, of course, has settled into the Midwest like a double-socked foot into a...

Uncle Ted and his Queen of the Forest, Shemane, love hunting as much as is possible throughout the year!

2017 Backstrap Boogie Throttles On!

Did I say HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017 loud enough for ya all!!! Well Happy Happy New Year 2017 again to you all! Hunting all the time is about as cool as it gets. I certainly know what a very lucky man I am and I thank God and Mrs. Nugent daily. This American Dream...

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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,...

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How to Transform Bedding Areas, Create Deer Ambush Sites

A lot of deer hunters are interested in managing their properties for good deer habitat. But Jim Ward of Iowa City, Iowa, is taking things way beyond just planting a food plot and hoping deer show up. Ward, who runs Jim Ward’s Whitetail Academy, manipulates the landscape to create buck bedding areas, preferred trails...