Muzzy Addict Bowfishing Kit

ATA 2016: Impale Scales Easier with Muzzy’s Bowfishing Kit

Bowfishing continues to grow in popularity and that’s not just a catchy phrase to be tossing around. More tournaments are being held each year, bowfishermen are spending more money for travel and gear, and the sport that dates more than half a century — Fred Bear was bowfishing back in the day, among others...

HALO laser rangefinder

ATA 2016: Reliability, Accuracy to 700 Yards with New Rangefinder

For 2016, Halo builds on the popularity of the XRT6 by continuing the theme of performance and value with the release of the new XRT7 Laser Rangefinder – the latest XRT family member delivering reliable and lightning-fast performance ranging out to an impressive 700 yards. The XRT7 has more than enough capability for any eastern...

Mathews Halon4

ATA 2016: Mathews Introduces New Halon Compound Bow

Built on Crosscentric Cam technology, the 2016 Halon delivers hard- hitting energy with the consistent accuracy you’ve come to expect from Mathews. Inspired by No Cam technology, the Halon’s all-new CrossCentric Cam employs a partially concentric string payout to produce a stealthy draw and delivers speeds up to 353 feet per second. AVS technology...

Redneck Blinds Silent Stalker 360

ATA 2016: Spacious Blind Allows Easy Movement for Hunters

Designed along similar lines as its wildly popular 360 Series fiberglass blinds, Redneck introduces its 6X6 “Silent Stalker” 360 Soft-Side Blind. With its spacious 6-foot by 6-foot interior, there’s plenty of room for up to three adults or two adults and two children to hunt comfortably—whether that’s with a bow, gun or crossbow. The...

Ameristep Haven ground blind2

ATA 2016: New Deer Hunting Ground Blind Design Solves Bothersome Problem

Not all ground-blinds adhere to conformist design principals – some are just different, and others are simply better. The best-of-the-best – like the new Ameristep Haven Blind – are both. You see, Ameristep engineers have a reputation for designing the most intuitive ground blinds, and this standup performer is a significant example of their passion...

Chiggers are predatory mites. (Photo: Wikipedia/Alan R. Walker)

Chiggers are the Evil Spawn of Satan and Hate Deer Hunters

I don’t believe I have the words in a polite vocabulary to adequately describe the depth of my hatred for chiggers, also known as redbugs, spawn of Satan and some other choice words that might make sailors blush. Honestly, I think I’d rather be freezing cold or so sweaty that my pants sag than...

Arkansas has some outstanding deer hunting thanks to hunters' decisions and wildlife agency managament. This fine buck was killed in 2010 with a crossbow.

State Data Indicates Quality Deer Management Has Big Impact

Does quality deer management work? Depends on what your goals and objectives are within the QDM strategy you employ, whether it’s on a smaller tract or something larger. Quality deer management doesn’t automatically mean trophy deer management. The latter could be part of the former, but it’s not necessarily the end-all final must-do-this goal...

Chronic Wasting Disease is fatal to deer and now is in more than two dozen states and Canadian provinces.

Where Has This Fatal Disease to Deer Been Found Now?

A deer killed during the 2013 season has tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease, which is fatal to deer and is now found in more than two dozen states and Canadian provinces. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources received laboratory confirmation Feb. 28 that a second white-tailed deer killed in Maryland tested positive for...

Tests Reveal Fatal Deer Disease Has Doubled Despite Efforts

Despite chronic wasting disease having been around for more than four decades, wildlife biologists still haven’t been able to figure out how to stop or slow the spread of the fatal deer disease. Now, it appears to have doubled in the percentage of deer in one state where officials are trying to take their...

deer hunter

February Deer Hunting Could Expand, Based on Data and Biology

Alabama deer hunters watched in dismay for years as counterparts in northwest Florida and southeast Mississippi hunted into February during the peak of the rut. The season always ended Jan. 31 in Alabama, no matter what. No zones, no extension into February despite hunters’ proclaiming they were seeing chasing and breeding activity well into...