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Fears of Crossbows Bringing Harm are Unfounded

Every year or so it seems some state goes through the process of expanding the use of crossbows for deer hunting and then the circus begins with the elephants, clowns, gymnastics and high-wire tension. Where does the latter come from? It comes from all the gnashing of teeth and wailing by “traditional” bowhunters who hate...

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Barnett BC Raptor R: Fast, Light and Ultra-Cool Limb Design

With a radical design that includes reversed limbs and blazing speeds, the new Barnett Buck Commander Raptor Reverse is turning heads as one of the best new crossbows for deer hunting. The reverse draw design helps shift the center of gravity more toward the center just above your fore hand, which will aid in...

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For Big Buck Success Always Track the Wind

  Properly adjusting your strategy for wind direction is crucial when hunting mature bucks. We know this, but sometimes, it’s easier said than done. Advancements in hunting technology have made that easier than ever. By Mark Kenyon Smartphone applications such as the Weather.com and AccuWeather apps provide hourly wind direction forecasts and indicate wind...

Extreme blood loss and easy to follow blood trails are what every bowhunter should strive to achieve. (photo by Dan Schmidt)

New Crossbow Broadhead is Something to Behold

It’s almost hard to believe that mechanical broadheads have been entrenched in the bowhunting world for over 20 years now. Wow, time flies almost as fast as these modern arrows! Mechanicals became the rage in the archery industry in the mid-1990s when two things – 3-D archery and high-speed bows – became more popular....

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New Mission MXB-Sniper Lite Crossbow Loaded with Features

Mission Archery has bolted out of the gate for 2015 with a stunningly streamlined, cool and feature-packed crossbow: the new MXB-Sniper Lite. This hot crossbow was just announced by Mission Archery. It includes a machined rail with beveled arrow track, integrated rail and scope mount, Smart Guide cable slide to alleviate down pressure on...