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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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Best Beginner Compound Bows 2022 Reviews

You’re looking for the best beginner 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 for …

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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 2022

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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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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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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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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Bear Paradox Hands-On Review 2022

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 2022

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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How Heavy Is 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 alike. Crossbows are …

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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 flourish. 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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Will Deer Drink Water From a Trough?

Deer, like any animal, require regular water intake to survive. In the wild, this water intake generally comes from a variety of sources, including rivers, creeks, lakes, and ponds. These, of course, are natural water sources to which deer in a given area are quite accustomed. For this reason, deer drink from these water sources …

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Will Deer Jump An Electric Fence?

Deer and farm country go hand-in-hand, as much as the whitetail has become a staple of America’s heartland. Due to their inhabitants of such rich agricultural areas, deer often encounter a number of interesting farm-related obstacles. This tends to pose a certain amount of curiosity among hunters who often question how deer will react to …

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Will Deer Travel In The Rain?

Many hunters plan for their impending hunt by studying the upcoming weather forecast. This, of course, is for good reason, as deer movement is highly affected by a number of weather-related factors. However, we do not always understand the exact correlation between certain forms of weather, and the effects that these particular conditions will have …

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Breaking Down The Whitetail´s Diet

In many ways, the whitetail is a slave to its stomach. Virtually every aspect of a deer’s daily routine is impacted by its need for sufficient nourishment. Whitetail deer have been observed traveling great distances to locate quality feed in the dead of winter when typical forage is in short supply. Both bucks and does …

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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 tested the …

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Will Deer Eat Corn With Weevils?

As most hunters are well aware, deer seize upon any opportunity to feed heavily upon corn. This proves true for both standing corn, and corn used as bait by hunters. During virtually any time of the year, deer will readily feed upon corn wherever it is available, often bypassing other food sources to do so. …

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How To Get Started Bowhunting

As the sport of archery continues to grow in popularity and school-based archery programs flourish, it is only natural to observe a significant rise in bowhunter recruitment. This is especially true when new archers are coupled with experienced bowhunters in mentorship of sorts. However, not all prospective bowhunters are presented with this luxury, leaving one …

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How To Put A Broadhead On An Arrow

When preparing for any bowhunt, a few tasks are as vital as ensuring that all of your gear is adequately prepared and ready for use in the moment of truth. We, as bowhunters, rely upon our gear to function as intended when needed. It is also our responsibility to the game that we hunt to …

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Spring Turkey Season: 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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Best Spring Food Plot Blends For Whitetail

Many hunters place a significant amount of effort into improving the habitat in and around the area they hunt. This is done for multiple reasons, including enhancing hunting conditions in anticipation of the fall ahead. Improvements of this nature are also made to strengthen the health of the local deer herd by improving fawn recruitment …

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