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Find the right bow and bow-hunting gear to chase whitetails this season. Or catch up on the latest news as it pertains to hunting bows — from recurve to compound.

Venison Butcher a Hindquarter

What You Don’t Know, but Can Learn, About Deer Hindquarters

Do you know how to efficiently and economically take apart a deer’s hindquarter, from top to bottom? If you’ve been processing your own deer for years then you likely have a method that is comfortable and works well for you. But it’s always good to maybe learn something new, right? One of our favorite...

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...

GEAR ATA17 Ozonics Drywash Bag

Ozonics DriWash Bag Kills Odors Inside Clothing

Doing everything possible to reduce human and other scent is a key to confusing and fooling a deer’s nose. They’re keen to outside odors in their surroundings and a mistake can put you on the wrong side of one of their most powerful senses. Cole Tanner provides a closer look at the new DriWash...

GEAR ATA Bloodsport Archery High Voltage broadhead

Bloodsport Archery Unveils Large 3-Blade Expandable Broadhead

Bowhunters want a hard-hitting, sharp and lethal broadhead that powers through hide, bone and vitals to put down deer and game animals. Without that combination it’s going to be tough to get the job done effectively. The new High Voltage broadhead from Bloodsport Archery offers a devastating 2-inch cutting diameter. It is a good...

GEAR ATA17 Mathews Halon 32 bow

Speed, Accuracy Among Halon 32’s Highlights

The new Halon 32 from Mathews Inc. is a compound bow built for the whitetail hunter who wants speed with improved downrange accuracy. The Halon 32 is a longer version of the award-winning Halon, providing an enhanced string angle and superior stability, while delivering speeds up to 350 feet per second. Like its predecessor,...

GEAR ATA Easton orange arrows

Easton Archery Offers Autumn Orange FMJ Arrows

The 2017 Archery Trade Association Show has been full of surprises, including this exciting news from Easton Archery: For a limited time, archers can get their hands on the high-tech FMJ shafts in the throwback Autumn Orange color. They won’t last, so get to your local Easton arrow dealer now to find out how...

INNOVATION Elite Archery compound bow for 729

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,...

DEER  Bowhunter drawing on buck

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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How High Should I Hang My Tree Stands?

  How high should I hang my stands? This is one of the most common questions in bowhunting. Elevated hunting’s No. 1 selling point is literally rising above the astute noses of the game we pursue. In bowhunting, there’s another majorly important consideration: Undetected shot execution during the conspicuous draw cycle. Tugging a bowstring to...

Change your angles and distances when practicing during the off-season so you'll be ready for almost anything.

How to Make the Best Bow Shot to Kill a Deer

The anatomy of every successful bow shot hinges on many synchronous yet dynamic elements. This lends bowhunting the drama that keeps us coming back, but we also have an ethical obligation to eliminate uncertainty from the equation whenever possible. By Patrick Meitin Many view successful shooting as a purely-physical function of aligning sights to...