How To Aim A Recurve Bow

To many, the idea of shooting any weapon, let alone a bow, without a sight aid might seem somewhat foreign. However, for the avid recurve archer, aiming this way is a way of life. This, of course, is not to say that shooting instinctively or by other means without any form of sight does not …

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How High Can Whitetail Deer Jump?

Whitetail deer are known for their agility and overall athleticism, which allows them to avoid predators and dodge danger under a wide variety of conditions. When stressed or scared, deer can run at remarkable speeds, covering ground at much faster speeds than most predators. Deer also tend to leap relatively tall obstacles, such as fences, …

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When To Plant Buck Forage Oats

With each year, an ever-growing number of hunters are coming to recognize the value of planting food plots. Generally speaking, thoughtfully planted and well-maintained food plots prove highly attractive to the deer in a given area. Additionally, food plots supplement the nutrition of natural browse within the area where they are planted. However, one must …

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What Does Deer Poop Look Like (Identifying Deer Droppings & Scat)

Most hunters are well aware of the value associated with locating and identifying deer sign. Whether actively hunting or simply scouting, uncovering deer sign is a promising discovery. Scrapes, rubs, and even fresh tracks all serve as valuable sign to any individual who is observant and meticulous in their overall mindset toward hunting. However, many …

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Will Deer Come Back To The Same Spot?

Many hunters find themselves elated whenever they receive a long-awaited picture of a mature buck on their trail camera. This, of course, is only natural, as a hunter’s mind spins at light speed, contemplating the opportunity of crossing paths with a true monarch whitetail. However, many of these same hunters also wonder if a particular …

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Will Deer Move With Frost On The Ground

As most are well aware, the weather heavily affects deer movement. However, some hunters are still uncertain as to when the best deer movement tends to take place. There are also many folk tales regarding how the weather affects deer movement, complicating matters further and making it hard to discern fact from fiction. Many of …

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Will Deer Walk With The Wind

As most hunters are all too aware, a whitetail’s sense of smell is quite keen, to say the least. Deer use this strength to their advantage when attempting to detect the presence of danger at a distance. The average whitetail deer can detect human odor or the odor of other predators at distances of up …

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How Do I Keep My Bow Arm Steady?

Almost every archer has experienced days in which it feels as if they cannot hold their bow on target, no matter what. Try as we might, our bow arm seems to shake and wader, causing endless frustration and eventual exhaustion. For many, this condition can prove downright maddening. So how is it that one can …

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How To Apply Crossbow Lube

It is important for crossbow rail lube to only be applied in the manner suggested by its manufacturer. In the world of crossbow rail lubricant, a little goes a long way. Most crossbow rail lubes intended to be applied sparingly by hand. Rail lube is generally applied to the up-facing side of a crossbow’s shooting …

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Christmas Wishlist for Bowhunters

With the Christmas holiday just around the corner, many find themselves in search of the perfect gift for the avid bowhunter in their family. This can be quite challenging for some, especially those that are not bowhunters themselves. It is for this exact reason that we have compiled the wishlist below.  The following guide has …

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The Most Common Turkey Locator Calls

Outside of traditional turkey calls, which primarily replicate the vocalizations of a hen turkey, most hunters also employ purpose-specific locator calls. These calls elicit a shock gobble from any tom within a hunter’s immediate vicinity. Using such a call enables hunters to choose their setup wisely on any given hunt. When used correctly, these locator …

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PSE Uprising Hands-On Review 2023

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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T.R.U. Ball Max Pro 4: A Basic Guide To Thumb Release Use

Today, the use of a release aid of one sort or another is virtually a given among most archers. This tends to be especially true of those who regularly select a compound bow of traditional archery equipment. This, of course, is for a good reason, as using a release aid often proves beneficial when striving …

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Bear Archery Divergent EKO – Hands-On Review

In an era that has seen bow manufacturers consistently stretch the bounds of possibility, it is easy to assume that there are few frontiers in compound bow technology left to conquer. However, Bear Archery has continued to push this envelope, most notably with the release of their new Divergent EKO model. I tested the Bear …

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We Tested The Best Compound Bows

Ready to purchase your first compound bow? This comprehensive guide will take you through the process of choosing the best compound bow for your needs and budget based on our independent testing. Whether you’re a beginner just starting out or an experienced archer looking for a new challenge, we’ve got you covered. Our favorite bows …

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Diamond Archery Edge 320 vs Diamond SB1 Review 2023

Have you ever wondered which bow would prove superior when comparing the Diamond Edge 320 VS Diamond SB1? Both of these outstanding offerings by Diamond Archery are quite similar to one another in many regards, and the question of which is superior arises quite often.  One important note: we tested the bows in real life. …

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Can I Teach Myself Archery?

Many new archers are lucky enough to receive the guidance of an experienced mentor, who can assist in answering any questions they might have. While receiving feedback of this type from a mentor is certainly valuable, the sport of archery also does not exclude those forced to learn on their own accord. Though not without …

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Best Turkey Calls Hands-On Review 2023

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 2023

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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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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BlackOut Epic Compound Bow BEST Review 2023

In recent years, compound bow technology has excelled far beyond what many would have ever thought possible. A wealth of new, highly adjustable compound bows has now entered the market space, further enabling every prospective archer to select a model that best suits their needs. Now, more than ever, archery has truly become a sport …

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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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What Pound Crossbow Do You Need To Hunt Deer?

The crossbow’s popularity has skyrocketed among hunters over the past couple of decades. This, of course, is for a good reason, as crossbows are quite effective at taking game of any size. Additionally, many states now offer weapon-specific seasons, just for those intending to use a crossbow when heading afield. This, in turn, has led …

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What Is The Average Weight Of An Arrow

Today’s arrows come in a wide range of configurations and stray far from a one-size fits all approach. An archer´s selection of arrows must be based upon a range of criteria, the vast majority of which relate to the overall length and weight. Properly selecting an arrow optimizes arrow flight and prevents undue stress on …

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How Does A Crossbow Arrow Compare To A Conventional Arrow

Today, the sport of archery has become rather diverse. Though the use of both traditional and compound bows remains extremely popular, crossbows have gained significant notoriety over the past decade. Though the concept of crossbow archery is nothing new, bows of this design have gained significant traction among hunters and target archers. Crossbows are now …

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How To Clean A Bow And Arrow

Whether you prefer target archery or bowhunting, a bow of any type is sure to see its fair share of dirt and grime over the course of time. This places a significant amount of value upon cleaning your bow at certain intervals. While regularly cleaning a bow is of relative importance, many archers do not …

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Will Deer Adopt An Orphaned Fawn?

The spring of the year is an undeniably beautiful time to immerse yourself in nature. Trees begin blooming, the landscape starts taking on a more colorful appearance, and wildlife of all types flourishes. Spring also ushers in the yearly fawning season, where does birth their young of the year. While most does give birth to …

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Will Deer Come Out With Turkeys

Through intense management and the implementation of sound conservation practices, a number of native wildlife species now flourish across the United States, where they once were scarce. Few species of wildlife have benefited quite as significantly from these efforts as the Whitetail Deer and Wild Turkey. In fact, both of these species are now extremely …

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Will Deer Feed With Hogs?

Across much of the southern United States, feral hogs have become extremely prevalent, dotting the rural landscape from one end to the next. With each passing year, the home range of the feral hog continues to expand, covering an ever-larger swath of the country. In many areas, spotting a handful of hogs on any given …

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Will Deer Go Near Cows?

Across much of the country, Whitetail deer and agriculture-related endeavors go hand-in-hand. Deer can often be seen grazing in pastures and opportunistically feeding upon standing grain during much of the year. In certain instances, deer have even become accustomed to the sight of tractors and other heavy equipment and go largely undisturbed by such intrusions. …

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