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Hot Gear: Redesigned Head Focus of New Scott Echo Release

Scott Releases, the industry leader in release aid technology, has tapped into its 35-year legacy to match experience with innovation and create the Echo™ index finger release. The focal point of the Echo is the new Hyper Jaw™ technology, resulting in a never-before-seen release head configuration. The independent jaws operate in perfect synchronization with one...

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The Best Tips for Scent Control and Tree Stand Placement

Ever wonder how some successful hunters seem to find the perfect location for a treestand or blind and always see or kill deer? It’s not just luck. Smart hunters know how to study the terrain, wind conditions and deer movements, and then plan accordingly. They’re also careful about scent control, which has a specific...

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...

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...

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Crossing Over: Crossbows Offer More Time Afield and Fun

Hunters always are looking for more opportunity; any excuse to spend more time afield. Some also seek added challenge. The crossbow provides a means to both ends. With the dramatic liberalization of crossbow regulations across the nation, hunters looking to extend their seasons with a new weapon have another option beside muzzle- loaders or bows....

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The Best Tips for Scouting and Bowhunting Deer

IOLA, Wis. (Dec. 8, 2016) – Bowhunters of all ages and experience levels will find plenty of useful tips inside Bowhunters’ Digest, 6th Edition. Throughout the book, well-known author, experienced guide and bowhunter Patrick Meitin shares a wealth of knowledge about hunting tactics, equipment selection, tuning and accuracy to help all bowhunters take their skills...

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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...

Whether you're hunting in fine or foul weather, taking care of your crossbow to ensure the best performance is a key to success.

Your Best Deer Hunting with Foul Weather Crossbows

Mother Nature is seldom cooperative, especially during the rut, when whitetails are most active and odds are best for arrowing a mature buck. So, we hunt in the conditions we get: rain, sleet, snow and bone-chilling cold, or a mixture of any and all. What- ever daybreak brings. Not because we necessarily prefer these less...

Shooting from a ground blind can have challenges. Hunting feral hogs, if you can, gives you some good practice with a crossbow and ground blind so you'll be ready during deer season.

Don’t Make These Mistakes Shooting from a Ground Blind

Using a treestand or ground blind to hunt out of can provide many benefits to the crossbow hunter. First and foremost, it increases your opportunity to get within shooting distance of game, which in most cases would be 40 to 50 yards or less. The structures also keep us out of sight and provide...

Abandoned pastures, barns or other old farm areas may become safe haven hidey holes for big bucks. Don't overlook these areas!

8 Off the Grid Whitetail Honey Holes

The meat pole back home was still empty. Gun season was in its finale days. Though the white- tails had been pushed hard all over Waldwick Township, they were surely still here. But where? I had just finished unsuccessfully combing almost every square inch of the three brushy woodlots on the hill-county dairy farm...