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What is the Best Camo Pattern for Treestand Hunting

Have you ever wondered what the best camo pattern for treestand hunting is? Although movement is the biggest killer, camo matters too. Well, I have been thinking about this question a lot lately and decided to do some research. The latest camo definitely increases your ability to remain concealed in your tree stand.  There are …

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What Do the Pins Mean on a Bow Sight

What do pins mean on a bow sight – Each pin represents a distance that you beforehand sighted your bow in at. In other words, if you are hunting and “all of a sudden” the whitetail deer of your dreams appear at approximately 30 yards from you – you know which pin to use for …

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How To Find The Perfect Hunting Land

Having a base from which to hunt begins with locating the right property to lease or purchase. While many states provide access to public lands for hunting, nothing beats having your own place to hunt. However, it is essential to understand what to look for when seeking land access for hunting. When seeking a hunting …

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Which Eye Do You Aim with in Archery

Maybe you’re interested in archery, or you just started, and you’re not sure which eye to use? And why does this matter? It’s pretty simple: you want to line up your dominant eye with the bowstring and arrow shaft for better aiming. So to answer your question, “Which eye do you aim with in archery” …

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What Size Freezer Should You Use For Elk?

You did it. You successfully harvested an elk! Now, after field dressing, skinning, quartering, and finally transporting your prized game to your home, it’s time to store all that elk. Let’s hope your freezer is big enough! Now, admittedly this is something you should consider before your next elk hunt. That’s what this article is …

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What are Arrows Shot from Untuned Bows likely to do?

Accuracy. You need consistent accuracy if you want to have any success bowhunting. You want your arrows to fly true. You have to make sure that your bow is tuned correctly and that your arrows perfectly match your setup. What you don’t want is an untuned bow messing up your arrow flight!  Most likely, arrows …

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HOW TO: Get Up the Tree for Saddle Hunting?

Saddle hunting is becoming more and more popular. Especially in the last two to three years, it has become a prevalent practice in many parts of North America. Why? Saddle hunting is perfect if you are on public land and don’t want to leave your stand behind. Plus, you don’t need to carry around that …

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Archery Safety Rules

Archery has been around for centuries and is one of the most popular sports in the United States. With all the fun and excitement of shooting arrows, it’s not impossible for someone to get injured. Here are some basic safety rules to follow. A short reminder: The same rules and regulations that apply to firearms also …

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Best Compound Bow For Target Shooting 2021

Are you interested in target shooting, but don’t know what bow to buy? Do not worry, William Tell – we compiled a list of four bows that are not only affordable but also more than adequate for your first target shooting adventures! How To Pick a Target Shooting Bow? That´s a good question. My answer …

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The Best Arrows For Target Shooting 2021

The perfect arrow will fly true and hit the target, but the best arrows are those that fly true, hit the target, and do not break. Good target shooting arrows are a big part of the archer’s arsenal. Target shooting can help with anything from fine-tuning form, improving accuracy, or just getting out some stress …

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How To Choose A Treestand

There are many types of treestands available today, each designed to suit a specific purpose. Some treestands are designed to hold only one person, while others can accommodate multiple hunters. There are many factors to consider when choosing a treestand, including the type of terrain you’ll be hunting, the size of the area you’ll be …

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Best Handheld GPS For Hunting [Buyers Guide]

So you are looking for a handheld GPS for hunting? With all the technology available today, handheld electronic devices are becoming more popular than ever before. This guide will show you what features to look for in a handheld GPS device, so you get the best bang for your buck. Plus, we will talk about …

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Is It Illegal To Shoot A Bow And Arrow In Your Backyard

It is only natural for any archer to enjoy shooting their bow as much as possible. After all, archery is an endeavor that gets in your blood and becomes a way of life, warranting endless hours of practice and fine-tuning of equipment. This often leads to a desire to practice whenever and wherever possible, including …

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How To Identify Trees That Deer Love

When you’re crouched down as you hunt, it’s easy for all trees to look alike. But deers love a variety of different trees, and there are ways of telling them apart. Part of being a good bowhunter is learning to read your environment and know where deer are more likely to be found. 18 Trees …

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Is it Legal to Hunt with a Recurve Bow?

I was recently asked if it is legal to use a recurve bow to hunt deer and other game animals. Generally speaking, yes, it is perfectly legal to hunt with a recurve bow! The answer also depends upon where you live and if it’s archery season. You may legally use a recurve or compound bow …

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What Grain Broadhead Should I use for Deer?

Bowhunters typically use broadheads with a weight of 100 grains. No matter if you’re using mechanical broadheads or fixed blade broadheads, the 100-grain range will cover them all. For deer, 100-grain heads are plenty. But isn’t it obvious that heavier grains penetrate better? Why not go for 125-grain instead? What you should ask yourself is, …

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Why must Bowhunters use Broadhead Points when Hunting Big Game?

Big game hunters use broadheads. Why? Because it’s impossible to kill big game with a field point! Broadheads provide a large cutting surface, which increases the likelihood of a quick, clean kill. Also, most states have regulations in place that permit big game hunting only when using broadheads. Furthermore, many states require broadheads to have …

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What Is IBO Speed?

For those that are new to archery, many of the numbers and specifications that pertain to a bow can be quite confusing. This is understandable, as it is not always made clear as to just what these numbers represent, and many questions often arise. One such question that is often asked is what is IBO …

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Minimum Draw Weight for Elk 2021 Per State

As elk hunting season approaches, hunters prepare their gear and try to figure out which state they’ll be hunting in. Each state and province typically has different minimum draw weight requirements for certain species of animals, including big game animals. The minimum draw weight required for elk hunting is anywhere from 30 to 50 pounds, …

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The Best Beginner Recurve Bow 2021

A recurve bow can be used by anyone who wants to practice shooting arrows at their home without buying any special equipment. It is also great if you’re going to learn how to use a bow but don’t have enough money to purchase expensive equipment right away. In addition, it is effortless and convenient to …

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How To Read Buck Rubs

A buck rub is basically a bucks declaration! It’s the first step in getting your deer. But how do you read a buck rub and what else does it tell us? Bucks are letting other deer know that this is his territory. He also wants to attract does by leaving his scent and pheromones behind. …

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What Should be in Your Hunting Pack?

How you go about hunting can make or break your success. One of the most important factors is what you pack with you when you enter the wild. Make sure that your gear is sufficient for a successful hunt and that it’s easy to carry. Hunters need to withstand the wilderness, have the supplies necessary …

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How To Choose The Ideal Bow Pull Weight

Flipping through the pages of your compound bow’s instruction manual, you notice a number of different draw weights listed. But which one is the best for you? First off, let me say that I’m not going to answer that definitively. There is no one-solution-fits-all. The draw weight is specific to the person using it, so …

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How to Properly Store Hunting Gear

The role a scent plays in hunting big game is well known. Large animals can smell an odd scent from a distance, so scent control is an essential part of hunting. Your gear should be stored to keep it from absorbing odors and organized by season to be readily available when it comes time to …

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The Benefits Of Archery Clickers

Clickers cause the most trouble for recurve archers due to incorrect information about their use. We won’t be exploring how to set up or use a clicker, but rather why the correct use of a clicker can be beneficial. Clickers solve two of the most challenging problems in shot development – how to hold the …

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What Is Hand Shock And Does It Matter?

There is a great deal of interest in hand shock at the moment, so here is a guide on what this is, what they can do about it, and most importantly, how hand shock can affect your shooting. How much force you will feel can vary depending on a number of factors. Let’s dive right …

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Archery Stacking – What is it?

If you’re an Archery fan, then you probably heard the term stacking. This term describes what happens when you pull a bow beyond its maximum draw length. As a result, you will struggle to hold the bow to your anchor point while aiming, which will result in a loss of accuracy. When you draw a …

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10 Ways Hunting Benefits Your Health

So many things have been said about hunting, but one aspect that not too many people realize is that it brings plenty of health benefits. The most apparent health benefit that hunting provides is the physical exercise involved. Even if you hire hunting guides and outfitters to make the activity a bit more manageable for …

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Ways To Make Your Bow Quieter

If you’re not tired of the noise your bow makes, then feel free to move on. But if you are looking for a quick and inexpensive way to make your bow quieter, read on. This article will help you get to the bottom of your bow noise problem, and if necessary, give you tips on …

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State By State Hunting Data in the USA: Hunting Statistics 2020

When it comes to hunting, it’s always worthwhile to know the different statistics for each of the U.S. Indeed, hunting is a massive industry and brings in substantial amounts of income for the country; therefore, the statistics behind the industry are absolutely worth knowing.  What’s more, being aware of the total stats can also provide …

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