PSE Uprising Hands-On Review 2024

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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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Bear Archery Divergent EKO – Hands-On Review 2024

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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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A Vision Realized: The Effects Of Preseason Habitat Management

hunting land and a ladder treestand (2)

Like any avid deer hunter, I spend the bulk of my free time anticipating the season ahead. This often involves daydreaming about various habitat improvement projects and the potential effect that such improvements would have on the area that I hunt. After all, improving the habitat in a given area is a win, win proposition …

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Beginner Compound Bows Reviewed & Tested

So, you’re on the hunt for the perfect beginner bow, huh? Well, you’re in luck. We’ve done the legwork to bring you the top five compound bow packages that won’t break the bank and will also stick with you as you progress from a novice to a seasoned archer. I know looking at all the …

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Diamond Archery Edge 320 Review [Hands-On]

Diamond Archery Edge 320 R.A.K. Package compound bow

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 tested the …

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

a whitetail doe looking at the camera in the woods

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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Where To Shoot A Deer With A Bow

hunters pulling a dead deer

Bowhunting for deer, whether from a treestand or a ground blind, is undeniably exciting. There is little in life as thrilling as attempting to remain undetected while drawing your bow when a woods-wise buck stands only yards away. However, the flip side is that disheartening misses and instances of less than desirable shot placement occasionally …

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How Big Is A Deer’s Kill Zone

whitetail buck standing in autum woods

In the world of bowhunting, the difference between success and agonizing defeat often comes down to a matter of mere inches. While a well-placed arrow often equates to a quick, efficient kill, a less-than-stellar shot can prove quite troublesome and has a tendency to leave behind a lengthy blood trail. Deer hunting is no exception …

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The Best Turkey Calls Review and Buying Guide 2024

a turkey in the wild

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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Our Review of the Best Compound Bow Packages for Archery and Hunting

Josh Boyd testing the diamond edge 320

Ready to purchase your first compound bow? This comprehensive guide will take you through choosing the ideal compound bow for your needs and budget based on our independent testing. Whether you’re a beginner just starting or an experienced archer looking for a new challenge, we’ve got you covered. I tested most bows hands-on! Make sure …

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How Fast Can A Crossbow Shoot

A crossbow in the grass

Many prospective crossbow archers find themselves with a host of unanswered questions regarding the speed at which crossbow bolts or arrows are fired. While such speeds tend to vary from one model of a crossbow to the next, there are some average figures that can be used to accurately depict modern crossbow speeds in general. …

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How Far Can A Crossbow Shoot

a crossbow leaning on a tree stumb

It is not uncommon for beginning crossbow archers to question how far their crossbow can shoot. Of course, this curiosity is only normal, as most wish to understand the full range of capabilities that their equipment holds. However, the answer to this quandary is not always as simple as one might assume. While the exact …

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BlackOut Epic Compound Bow BEST Review 2024

Blackout Epic Bow

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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Diamond Archery Edge 320 vs Diamond SB1 Review 2024

edge 320 vs SB1

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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The Best Archery Bow Vise

different bow vises

Today, many archers have realized the virtues of owning their bow vise. Owning such a valuable piece of equipment affords the average archer many opportunities that would not be presented otherwise. Despite this inherent value, some archers are hesitant to purchase their bow vise simply because they need to know which one to buy. To …

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How Much Should I Spend On My First Hunting Bow?

Diamond Deploy compound bow

Today, more so than ever, a compound bow of respectable quality can be afforded on almost any reasonable budget. This is excellent news for young archers or those new to bowhunting. No one is forced to settle for that which is sub-par in nature when attempting to purchase their first hunting bow while limited on …

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How Far Can A Crossbow Kill A Deer?

deer in the woods

Now, more than ever, the topic of at what distance a crossbow will effectively kill a deer comes under continual speculation. Many factors at play drive such speculation, perhaps none of which is as noteworthy as the technical advancements that have been made over the last decade as they pertain to the crossbow industry. Crossbows …

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Diamond Archery Infinite Edge Pro Hands-On Review 2024

The Infinite Edge Pro Compound Bow

Diamond Archery has been riding a substantial wave of success for several years, largely stemming from its 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 sent some arrows downrange. The following is a comprehensive look at what …

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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?

a whitetail deer jumping over a fence

Whitetail deer are known for their agility and overall athleticism, allowing them to avoid predators and dodge danger under various conditions. When stressed or scared, deer can run remarkably, covering ground much faster than most predators. Deer also tend to leap relatively tall obstacles, such as fences, with minimal effort. This, in itself, begs an …

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When To Plant Buck Forage Oats

Buck FOrage Oats Bag and

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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Will Deer Come Back To The Same Spot?

a hunter using his rangefinder

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

a buck walking through a frosty meadow

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

a bow hunter checking on wind direction

As a hunter, I know all too-well how keen a whitetail’s sense of smell is. They use this strength to their advantage to detect any danger that may lurk within proximity. Deer use this strength to their advantage when attempting to detect the presence of danger at a distance. The average whitetail deer can detect …

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How Do I Keep My Bow Arm Steady?

a compound bow hunter in a tree aiming at full draw

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

A crossbow hunter in a treestand

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

hunting cap christmas

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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Hands-On Review: T.R.U. Ball Max Pro 4

mr boyd tru ball release

In today’s archery world, a release aid has become almost universal, particularly among archers who favor compound bows over traditional archery equipment. And for a good reason – utilizing a release aid can significantly enhance accuracy and consistency in shooting. This tool has become an indispensable part of the archer’s kit, helping to refine technique …

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