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What Compound Bow Draw Weight Is Right?

Many factors come into play when determining the speed at which an arrow leaves your bow, and how much kinetic energy it retains when it reaches its target downrange. One of the most crucial of these factors is a bow’s draw weight. This naturally inspires many archers to question what compound bow draw weight is …


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Ozonics HR-230 Scent Elimination Device [Review]

Human scent is one of the top reasons deer and other game get spooked and scared away. Hunters purchase many products to keep their scent off of their clothes and body with the hope of gaining a few yards on their mark. Special detergents, dryer sheets, body washes, shampoos, and more are marketed to remove …


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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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Southland Archery Supply SAS Scorpii Review

The SAS Scorpii is a bow you should consider if you’re looking for an affordable entry-level model. Despite its affordable price, it’s a pretty high-quality bow capable of performing well in most situations. When you read any Southland Archery Supply SAS Scorpii review, you will likely hear about its compact size. The compact size makes …


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Hoyt Alphamax 32 Specs

Hoyt is one of the leading names in premier hunting bows, including the Alphamax 32. When it came out, Hoyt called the Alphamax 32 “The Bow That Smokes Them All,” and it offers impressive maneuverability and function and is well-balanced with a smooth release. The lightweight, compact Alphamax 32 was meant to serve as a …


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Best Vintage Recurve Bows

Recurve bows have been in use for centuries across many civilizations in defense of lands, castles, forts, and the people who resided there.  Today, these types of bows feature in archery competitions and for personal use by keen archers who are interested in keeping up the tradition of using a recurve bow rather than one …


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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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Our Guide: Bow Hunting Small Game

Although many archers hunt big game species such as deer, elk, and bear every year, far fewer individuals capitalize upon the numerous small game bowhunting opportunities that exist. Small game bowhunting features several benefits and can be extremely enjoyable for all involved. Small game bow hunting greatly extends your opportunity to go afield. This is …


The Best Beginner Recurve Bow 2022

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 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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Best Thumb Release for Hunting

One of the most challenging aspects of hunting with a bow is achieving precision accuracy. While consistent practice helps, bow hunting has an additional challenge of extreme finger fatigue due to pulling, holding, and releasing the drawstring. BEST OVERALL Highly Adjustable 5 Color Choices LH & RH check price Of course, not all releases are …


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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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Longbow vs Recurve Bow Which is Best?

Throughout time, numerous varieties of bows have existed, each one offering its own distinct set of advantages and disadvantages. Some of these bow designs have faded into obscurity as centuries have passed by. Others have stood the test of time and are still prominent within the world of archery today. What follows is a comprehensive …


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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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The Best Bowhunting Beanies in 2022

The hunting beanie is kind of a tradition for many hunters, adventurers, and even people just out chopping more wood for the fireplace. As heat escapes from the head the easiest, keeping it covered should be the priority in places where the temperatures often drop suddenly. Not all beanies are made alike. Some use a …


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PSE ARCHERY Oryx 68″ Longbow Review

Precision Shooting Equipment offers an awesome longbow. The Oryx 68″. Not only is PSE currently the largest privately-owned archery equipment manufacturer but is also located in the USA. Since 1970 PSE constantly pushes innovation and holds more than 20 patents for bow-design and archery products. The Oryx longbow is crafted from selected woods, available for …


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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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Best Kisser Buttons in 2022

It is no secret that archery prowess is, in large part, a product of proper form. One of the most important elements of proper form is the retention of a consistent anchor point during every shot. One popular tool to aid in the keeping of consistent form is a kisser button, which ensures that you …


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Do I need a Longbow Tip Protector?

Longbow hunting enthusiasts can be a creative bunch. One of the best ways to make sure that your longbow is always in good shape is by using a longbow tip protector. These protectors are designed to keep your bow tip from being exposed and potentially damaged when you’re not shooting and resting your bow. This …


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How To Tell if a Compound Bow is Left or Right Handed

For those who are new to the sport of archery, choosing the right bow can be quite intimidating. The process of making such a decision is often tedious and filled full of factors that must be carefully considered. One such decision is that of whether to purchase a right hand or left-handed bow. Physical Differences …


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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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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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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 Adjust Draw Weight On A Compound Bow

Overall, compound bows tend to be fairly technical pieces of equipment. However, any savvy individual armed with basic knowledge regarding how a compound bow functions, can make minor adjustments to their bow without the need to visit an archery shop. One such adjustment is that which pertains to your bow’s draw weight. If you have …


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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 …