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Three Basic Turkey Calls

gobbler and hen

There’s a lot of trial and error to master turkey calls. Your first attempts might not sound very natural or convincing-sounding if you’re new at it. You’ll need some time and practice to get good! In this article, you will learn all about turkey calls and how to use them to bring in those gobblers. …


Increase Healthy Antler Growth In Bucks

whitetail buck standing in autum woods

If you want your deer to reach their full potential in terms of antler size, then you need to make sure they’re getting the proper nutrients. Deer need high levels of calcium and phosphorous to produce healthy antlers. What Nutrients Do Deer Need for Proper Antler Growth? Some supplements are designed to help increase body …


Bowhunting on the Ground – Still Hunting

Darren in the Woods

I started bowhunting from the ground. It was the only way I knew how to hunt deer. Still, hunting with a compound bow, as it turns out, is not quite that simple. Sitting against the base of a tree may work just fine when using a shotgun, but it does not work quite as well …


Tree Stand Basics

a treestand

There’s no better way to see whitetail deer than from a tree stand regularly. When you’re in a tree stand, you’re out of the deer’s line of sight, which lets you see what’s happening on the ground.  You can draw undetected and even control how your scent spreads by getting into a tree stand. Here …


The Best Bowstring Stop in 2024

a picture of a deer in the fog

Bowhunting is a close-range affair that requires absolute stealth at every point during the hunt, especially during the moment of truth. As even the most modern compound bows are shot, a certain noise level is emitted due to kinetic energy-induced vibration. For this reason, archers strive to minimize the intensity of these vibrations by using …


What Is The Best Bow String Silencer

A bow String silencer and a mans face

In the world of recurve bow hunting, silence is not just golden; it’s essential. Today’s market brims with bowstring silencers, each promising the stealth of a shadow. Natural fur, sleek synthetics—I’ve tried them all. Their pledge? To hush the twang of my bow as an arrow takes flight. Which silencer truly speaks the language of …


Best Portable Ozone Generator For Hunting 2024

ozone generator

Ozone generators let you move freely when bowhunting by shielding you from your quarry. But: which one is best? Well, it all depends. A ground blind or a deer stand? Looking for high-tech or something affordable? We’ve got you covered… At a Glance: The Top Notch Portable Ozone Generators We think that one of the …


When Do Deer Stop Using Mineral Licks

minerals placed on a tree stump

Do you wonder when deer stop using minerals licks? It seems like it drops off quite significantly in September. You will still see some activity in September, but the most action will be from April-September. So, what are the seasonal mineral needs deer have? Basically, as long as they’re eating well during the summer months, …


Mathews Z3 Compound Bow Specs

picture of trees and the sky

Mathews Z3 is a bow based on the popular Mathews Z7 bow. The only difference is that it has got different cutouts and a new riser design instead of the gridlock. It has the brand new XD lost camo pattern and some similar specs to the Mathews Z7, such as the axle length and shooting …


How To Carry A Bow While Hunting

three bowhunters looking into a valley

Welcome to the world of bowhunting! If you’re new to this exciting sport, you’re probably eager to get started. One crucial skill you’ll need, which might not be immediately obvious, is how to safely carry your bow. It’s not just about grabbing your bow and heading out – proper handling is key to preventing any …


The Best Tree Stand Safety Harness

Tree Stand Safety Harness _ 2

Treestand accidents are the most common cause of injury among firearm and bowhunters. An IHEA study found that nationally, 300 to 500 hunters are killed annually in tree stand accidents, and another 6,000 sustained injuries from falls from elevated hunting stands[1]. If you’re one of the thousands of hunters who use a treestand, you must …


NAP Killzone Broadhead Review

NAP Killzone broadhead

You might encounter bowhunters who swear by a particular broadhead, but as any seasoned archer knows, loyalty can waver after a few less-than-ideal shots. Traditional broadheads often carry a certain reputation, especially those large fixed-blade ones that tend to create drag during flight. To combat this drag, fixed broadheads typically opt for smaller blades, which, …


Muzzy Trocar HB Review

sundown in the woods and a deer walking by

Muzzy’s Trocar HB is a hybrid, four-bladed broadhead that offers an outstanding balance of precision and power for bone-shattering effect when it hits a target. In this Muzzy Trocar HB review, we’ll look at the positives and negatives, give our first impressions, talk about the design and weight considerations, and sum things up to help …


First Aid Repair Kit for your Bow

Josh Boyd fixing ibow with a set of allen wrenches

When you encounter problems with your bow in the field, an “emergency repair kit” will be your best friend. A first-aid repair kit should ideally include all of the necessary tools to replace a broken string or to fix other issues with your bow.    There’s nothing worse than going out on a great backcountry …


BlackOut S3 [Review]

The BlackOut S3 Compound Bow Package is an ultra-accurate and low-maintenance bow to suit your hunting needs. This right-handed compound bow features the speedy BlackOut performance of their other products, and the design partners at Bowtech engineered it for the best results. BlackOut produces user-friendly and adjustable compound bows to fit your needs. With impressive …


Mathews HTX Compound Bow Specs

woods and hunting land

Mathew Archery started back in 1992; since then, it has managed to manufacture different compound bows. One of the most recent ones is Mathews HTX Compound Bow that is slowly taking over the market with skyrocketing sales. This review will tell you how it has managed to capture the archery community’s attention because of its …


Mathews Creed XS Compound Bow Specs

A lake in the morning

Does a combination of lightweight, compact, and quiet sounds like an ideal hunting bow? If so, the Mathews Creed XS may be worth your consideration, especially if you tend to hunt in smaller spaces. Released in 2014 as a compact version of the Creed, Mathews created the Creed XS as a smaller, lighter version. As …


Best Carbon Fiber Compound Bow

man shooting a compound bow

Are you looking to find a state-of-the-art compound bow? Or maybe, you are trying to upgrade your current compound bow? Either way, carbon fiber is a newer material to archery that is gaining popularity for many reasons worth checking out. There are many advantages to a carbon fiber compound bow that can benefit archers of …


How To Read Buck Rubs

a buck rubbing of the velvet (2)

A buck rub is essentially a buck’s bold proclamation! It’s a key indicator in your pursuit of a deer. But what does a buck rub tell us beyond that, and how can you interpret it? A buck rub signals that a certain territory belongs to this particular buck. He also intends to attract does by …


Mathews Switchback Compound Bow SPECS

deer at sundown

Ever since Mathews Switchback Compound Bow got into the market back in 2005, it has proven to be one of Mathews’ smoothest bows ever engineered. Mathews Archery is among the top-selling bow manufacturers based in the US. In fact, if you are interested in hunting and like compound bows, you are aware of Mathews. Therefore, …


Mathews Heli M Compound Bow Specs

Heli M Mathews 2012 compound bow

If you’re on the hunt for a lightweight, accurate bow that feels comfortable in your hands, then you may want to stop right here. Mathews made a name in premium bows, and the Heli-m is no exception to their quality line. Mathews released the Heli-m in 2012 with two subsequent versions in 2013 and 2014. …


Bear Archery Species RTH [Review]

The challenges of bowhunting can feel intimidating for a beginner. Luckily, many bows are designed with entry-level shooters in mind. Bear Archery offers a range of American-manufactured options that combine quality design with excellent prices. We reviewed one of their highest-rated compound models, the Species RTH, to help you decide if this is the perfect …


Bowtech Assassin Specs

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Bowtech, one of the leading bow manufacturers of our time, made the Assassin Compound Bow available from 2011 to 2013. If you are looking for a decent bow and have the chance to buy an Assassin – don´t hesitate to do so – It´s a great bow, and while more than ten years old, still …