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Recruiting New Hunters: The Best Way To Preserve Our Hunting Heritage

As spring turns to summer, many hunters find themselves in the midst of a lull of sorts. Turkey season has now concluded, yet deer season is still months away. While the avid bowhunter can certainly pass the time by shooting their bow or preparing stands for the fall ahead, some still find themselves attempting to …

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Rage Broadhead Hands-On Review: (Standard 2-Blade, Chisel-Tip, and Hypodermic)

Today’s archer has a wealth of options to choose from when selecting a broadhead for use. A trip to any local hunting/outdoor retail store will reveal broadheads of fixed-blade and mechanical designs, too numerous to count. This leaves many archers with many questions, regarding which broadhead is right for his or her personal use. While …

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Best Compound Bow For The Money: Hands-on Reviewed

Do you know how to choose the best compound bow for your needs? Before you go out and spend your hard-earned money on a new compound bow, take some time to do research. This will help ensure that you purchase the right one for your specific needs. Read on to find out more about the …

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Hoyt Defiant Hands-On Review

Since 1931, Hoyt Archery has produced a number of the industry’s most advanced bows. The company’s legacy is a lengthy one, and quite storied in almost every regard. Perhaps this is the reason that I typically find myself drawn to Hoyt’s various offerings. Of course, I cannot deny that I favor the balance of shootability …

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Spring Turkey Season 2021: A Year Of Lessons Learned

Hunting of any type comes with several inherent challenges. Your ability to overcome these challenges often serves as the difference between success and an unfilled tag. However, try as we might, the game that we pursue occasionally gets the better of us. Though trying, such circumstances serve as teachable moments, through which the studious hunter …

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Protecting Your Investment: The Best Bow Cases For 2021

Being a bowhunter, I know how important it is to protect your bow. You need a good case that will store your bow safely and securely. And it needs to be compact enough to fit in the back of your truck. Luckily, today’s bow cases come in numerous different sizes and configurations, allowing you to …

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6 Tips For Taking A Late Season Tom

Turkey hunting definitely comes with its fair share of challenges, the bulk of which must be successfully navigated to fill one’s tag. In truth, spring turkey hunting is anything but predictable.  As such, adaptability is key to making the most out of any such outing. However, even then, one still faces their share of tough …

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Gold Tip Velocity XT Best Carbon Hunting Arrows

As archers, we spend a significant amount of time discussing the various bows currently available on the market. However, even the best bow is of little value without the perfect set of arrows to complement its use. For many, this poses a question of exactly which arrows to purchase. A visit to virtually any outdoor …

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Diamond Archery Provider Hands-On Review

In recent years, Diamond Archery has blazed a path all its own, offering highly adjustable, user-friendly compound bows to the masses. The company’s Edge line of bows spawned a revolution in the industry, proving that the saying “one size fits all” can indeed apply when speaking of compound bows. One important note: I tested the …

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Types of Turkey Calls, Applications, and Pros/Cons

Turkeys are highly vocal by nature, and if you intend to fill your tags, you must know how to speak the language. This is done with the use of a quality turkey call. With the right turkey call in hand, you can coax gobblers from great distances, bringing them into bow range. This leads to …

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Diamond Edge 320 Review [Hands-On]

There has been a substantial amount of talk in the archery world as of late surrounding the availability and popularity of new ultra-adjustable compound bows meant to cater to any archer. So when we were allowed to test out the Edge 320 R.A.K., we jumped on the chance for some hands-on experience! I reviewed the …

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Where To Shoot A Turkey With A Bow

There is something absolutely magnificent about listening to turkeys gobbling from their roost as the sun appears above the horizon on a crisp, cool spring morning. Anticipation runs rampant as one by one, turkeys depart from their roost trees and begin to forage about.  With any luck, you will soon be presented with the shot …

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Spypoint Link-Micro Hands-On Review 2021

Few categories of hunting-related gear have received as much attention in recent years like that which pertains to trail cameras. It seems as if nearly every hunter has at least one trail camera at the ready in the current era. This, of course, is for a good reason, as trail camera surveillance serves as one …

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Essential Compound Bow Tuning Tools Every Hunter Should Own

When bowhunting, the difference between filling your tag, or going home empty-handed often comes down to a matter of a few inches. When precision is key, most hunters strive to leave nothing to chance, instead of doing their best to eliminate all possible variables. This relentless pursuit of perfection has led many archers to purchase …

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Bear Cruzer G2 Best Real Review 2021

When Fred Bear launched Bear Archery in 1940, he could have hardly imagined what his company would become. As the years passed Bear Archery soldiered on, first crafting traditional bows, and later joining into the quickly growing compound bow market. One important note: I tested the bow in real life. I went and actually sent …

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Diamond Prism Youth Bow Hands-On Review

Diamond Archery has been riding an enormous wave of success that has now spanned almost two decades. Diamond is owned and operated under the provisions of their parent company, Bowtech, which has been a lead player in the compound bow industry for many years.  One important note: I tested the bow in real life. I …

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Tips For Turkey Hunting In The Rain

When hunting turkey during the spring of the year, the weather is typically anything but predictable. Across much of the nation, turkey season is accompanied by persistent rain showers, which can often discourage those seeking to fill their tags. Although hunting turkey in the rain certainly comes with its own inherent challenges, significant success can …

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PSE Archery Stinger MAX RTS Hands-On Review

If you have spent much time checking out the hottest selling bows on the market or thumbing through your favorite bowhunting magazine, then you are likely quite familiar with PSE. This iconic bow manufacturer has been a mainstay in the archery industry since its founding by Pete Shepley in 1971. One important note: I tested …

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Diamond Archery Infinite Edge Pro Hands-On Review

For several years now, Diamond Archery has been riding a substantial wave of success, stemming in great part from their dedication to providing the masses with bows that fit every consumer. One important note: I tested the bow in real life. Yes – I went and actually send some arrows downrange. The following is a …

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Common Turkey Hunting Mistakes

Turkey hunting is an experience like none other. The longer you hunt, the more you learn, and even the most experienced of turkey hunters learn something new every season. The learning curve experienced by new turkey hunters can be quite vast. However, by knowing how to avoid the most common turkey hunting mistakes, you will …

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Best Beginner Compound Bow 2021

You’re looking for the best beginner compound bow? In this article, we’ll show you which bows are not only affordable but have the potential to take you from beginner to pro! Ok. Let´s get started. You are a beginner, and you don´t know what bow you should buy, let alone how much you should spend …

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Planting Turnips For Deer

It comes as no secret that deer follow their stomachs to wherever the highest quality food source in a given area can be found. What this food source is, often differs heavily from one portion of the year to the next. When the cold chill of winter arrives, there are few forages that attract deer …

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T.R.U. Ball Stinger Release: Hands-On Review

Today, the vast majority of compound archers rely upon the use of a dedicated release aid. Of course, this is for good reason. The use of a quality release promotes consistent shooting, thereby positively impacting one’s accuracy. However, many archers are left in question which release to purchase. I, myself have used a T.R.U. Ball …

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Diamond Archery Deploy SB RAK – Hands-On Review

Diamond is a name recognized by compound archers the world over. This manufacturer boasts a significant track record of excellence, having provided archers with some of the most user-friendly and highly adjustable bows ever produced. Diamond has also gained quite a reputation for producing economically priced bows, many of which retail for less than $500. …

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Best Turkey Calls Hands-On Review 2021

Turkeys are highly vocal by nature, and if you intend to fill your tags, you must know how to speak the language. This is done with the use of a quality turkey call. With the right turkey call in hand, you can coax gobblers from great distances, bringing them into bow range. This leads to …

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Bear Paradox Hands-On Review 2021

Over the past several years, Bear Archery has made quite the habit of producing consumer-friendly bows at an even friendlier price. As a result, the company’s following has grown tremendously, as many have jumped at the opportunity to purchase a premium compound bow without the premium price tag. One important note: I tested the bow …

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Dead Ringer Tack Driver DT Bow Sight Hands-On Review

For the avid compound archer, selecting a bow sight for purchase can prove quite tedious. There are likely more individual bow sights on today’s market, than there are actual bows, leaving much for the inquisitive archer to sort through. Further complicating matters, is the fact that sights of this nature come in a vast number …

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PSE Uprising Hands-On Review 2021

As a company, PSE is about as old as compound archery itself. The company’s history has spanned more than 50-years, throughout which time this prestigious manufacturer has produced a number of the industry’s most sought-after bows.  One important note: I tested the bow in real life. Yes – I went and actually sent some arrows …

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5 Tips For Pre-Turkey Season Archery Practice

With turkey season just around the corner in most states, many avid bowhunters have begun preparing for what lies ahead. For most archers, this involves preparing all necessary equipment and diving headlong into a strategic scouting routine. However, far fewer archers recognize the true value associated with diligent pre-turkey season practice. When turkey hunting, shot …

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