bowhunting

Archery Industry Mourns Death of Andy Simo

Legendary archery pioneer Andy Simo, founder of New Archery Products, died May 18. He was 79. Simo, as a founder of modern archery, stands shoulder to shoulder with such names as Fred Bear, Ben Pearson and Doug Easton. Simo was inducted into the Archery Hall of Fame in 1999 for his monumental contributions to the...

In The Eye of the Beholder

On the knotty pine wall of my Northern Michigan family hunting cabin is my favorite big game trophy of alltimes. It was my very first hard-earned Michigan big timber, public ground, National Forest, North-woods whitetail buck that I killed on a soul stirring, opening morning November 15, 1969. Gather round the Uncle Ted hunting...

The Long and Short of Choosing the Right Deer Hunting Arrows

I’m always interested in why archers choose certain accessories, or why they set up gear in a particular way. Many provide reasoned answers, offering well thought out explanations and the advantages perceived. More interesting, many archers have no idea why they chose a particular accessory or set up equipment a certain way. Many of...

Hot Gear: Protect Critical Gear with Waterproof Ammo Box

Plano’s venerable 1312, 1712 and 1612 Field/Ammo Boxes have served hunters and shooters around the world for more than a decade. These practical, molded-plastic ammo cans are durable, won’t rust, and provide a secure and economical means of storing and transporting ammunition and other shooting accessories. Specifically, worldwide sales of the big Model 1612...

Pressure or Rest: Do You Play a Deer Stand’s Hot Hand?

Jeff Neal thought about my idea momentarily and then nodded his head in agreement. “That’s pretty good, considering how much we’ve been in and out of here the last few days,” he said. “I like it.” After three days of hunting out of the same Banks Blind close to the camp house and barn, just a...

Spring and Summer Outdoor Rituals

I’m sure it was as early as the summer of 1950 when I 1st experienced and discovered the life changing stimuli of outdoor family time. Mom always raved how I was not only walking on my own before my 2nd birthday but running helter-skelter nonstop every day. I remember hearing the word incorrigible often...

Big Buck Secrets is Packed with Great Deer Hunting Insight

While there is a wealth of available knowledge on hunting trophy bucks, very little of this information actually comes from someone who hunts in the same places, or even the same conditions, as their audience. Because of this disparity, it often becomes unrealistic to follow this type of how-to information, as little of it...