As crossbow use continues to rise throughout the ranks of deer hunters, some common questions arise. One that often pops up is what to do when the crossbow is cocked, but won't fire.
Still-hunting is a longtime deer hunting tactic that is often overlooked for late season outings, when stealth and patience can help you be successful.
How many times have you heard other hunters say you can’t pattern bucks during the rut? Truth be known, rutting bucks are every bit as patternable as non-rutting bucks, especially during the breeding phase.
Funnels and pinch points often are discussed by hunters, but do you know the best hunting tips for these two critical areas used by deer?
As more crossbow hunters take to the trees to hunt deer, they must address the same safety concerns as rifle and vertical bow hunters — and more.
As crossbow manufacturers continue to push the speed envelope, trade-offs and compromises emerge. And the question arises: How fast is fast enough?
Achieving a well-balanced hunting machine requires a good mix of speed and accuracy when you're designing a crossbow for deer and big game hunters.
When you're heading out in the early season with your crossbow, find the feeding and bedding areas deer use to have a shot at putting one on the ground.
Crossbows are great tools for deer hunters because they're effective and fun to shoot, with better technology thanks to improved materials and engineering.