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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...

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Blind Ambition Fuels Crossbow Success

Weather is one of those uncontrollable variables that can really influence the outcome of your hunt. When peak rut hits, deer hunters want to be in the woods all day. However, steady rain and temperatures in the high 30s make that already daunting task seem nearly unbearable. The best you can do is use...

Crossbow hunting from hard- or soft-side blinds can be outstanding because you're at ground level and can have more benefits than being exposed in a stand. DDH managing editor Alan Clemons shot this Ohio buck with a NAP Spitfire broadhead and Wicked Ridge crossbow from a Banks Blind elevated stand.

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...

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10 Things You Need to Know About Crossbows

Crossbows, by design, are not that complicated. In the simplest terms, a crossbow is nothing more than a smaller vertical bow attached to a stock. On a technical level, crossbows are different from vertical bows in several ways. By Al Raychard The arrows used are shorter, and crossbows have a much shorter power stroke....