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How to Measure a Crossbow String

When it comes to crossbows, many things need to be considered to ensure an accurate shot. One of the most important factors is the length of the crossbow string. How do you measure the string, and how to ensure that you order the correct size? Read on to find out. How to Measure Crossbow String …

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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 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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Archery Bow Exerciser

An archery bow exerciser can help improve your strength, which in turn will help improve your archery skills. The exerciser is designed to simulate the action of drawing and releasing an arrow from a bow, providing resistance that helps build strength in the arm, chest, and back muscles. What is an Archery Bow Exerciser And …

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What Makes A Bow Forgiving?

What Makes A Bow Forgiving?

If you’ve ever spent time discussing archery with a group of enthusiasts, you may have heard someone describe a bow as ‘forgiving’ before. In fact, even certain aspects and qualities of a bow can be described as forgiving. Essentially, a bow is said to be ‘forgiving’ when it minimizes the effects of human error. A …

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What Skills Do You Need For Archery

What Skills Do You Need For Archery?

Loads of people like the idea of becoming an archer. In fact, many people dream of taking up this hobby. It is a great sport that is fun and looks super cool.  After all, who doesn’t want to be the next Legolas? Despite its popularity, there are very few people who actually take up archery. …

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What Factors Affect Arrow Speed?

How Do Archers Make Money?

Archers compete in tournaments all over the world to win money. They also shoot for sponsors, who often pay them a fee to wear their logo. Some archers also have endorsement deals with companies that make archery equipment or other products. So, you want to be a professional archer? It’s not an easy life. You’ll …

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What Are The Four Different Types Of Bows?

What Are The Four Different Types Of Bows?

Whether you are an archery novice or expert, it is important to know the four main types of bows. Each of these bows has different designs and features that make them unique. The main varieties of archery bows are compound bows, crossbows, longbows, and recurve bows.  With the help of this guide, you will be …

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How To: Archery Bow Grip

Archery is a sport that has been around for centuries. It requires skill, practice, and accuracy to shoot an arrow and hit the target. The bow grip is one of the most important aspects of shooting an arrow. It is the point where you connect with the bow and it is crucial that you have …

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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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How Far Can A 70 Pound Compound Bow Shoot?

The distance a compound bow can shoot an arrow depends on several variables. These variables include weather conditions, the archer’s ability, and the bow’s design. Bearing this in mind, it can be challenging to calculate how far a compound bow can shoot. For example, when weather conditions are perfect, it’s much easier to shoot an arrow …

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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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Is Archery Difficult To Learn?

Most people will admit that at one point in their lives, they have had a brief fascination with archery. The sport seems so cool and interesting. Plus, with so many cultural archers, it is understandable that people occasionally dream of being an archer. From Marvel’s Hawkeye to Katniss Everdeen, there are tons of famous archers …

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What Is the Difference Between Archery and Bowhunting?

To most people, bowhunting and archery are exactly the same. After all, they involve someone firing an arrow. How different could they possibly be? Well, this guide will help you to understand the many intricate differences between archery and bowhunting. Though they look the same, they are, in fact, two completely different sports. Here’s everything …

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Does Archery Make You Lopsided (1)

Does Archery Make You Lopsided?

Archery is a sport that has been around for centuries. It requires strength, precision, and balance. But does archery make you lopsided? well, it actually could. Some people claim that the form and strength required for archery make people who participate in the sport unevenly balanced. On one hand, this makes sense. After all, you …

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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 Much Can You Shorten A Bow String

How Much Can You Shorten A Bowstring?

The bowstring is the most important part of any bow. When the bowstring is drawn back and released, it will catapult the arrow with great force. It is important to choose the right bowstring for your bow, as different strings will produce different results. Sometimes the string is too long for the archer – and …

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Is A Compound Bow More Powerful Than A Recurve Bow (3)

Are Compound Bows More Powerful Than Recurve?

Power is essential in archery. It gives arrows speed and distance, projecting them at their target with lots of force. Most archers use either compound or recurve bows, both of which are powerful in their own ways. But which one is more powerful? Which Bow Is More Powerful? Compound and recurve bows are two of …

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Are Longer Bows More Forgiving (1)

Are Longer Bows More Forgiving?

In the sport of archery, you’ll often hear people talk about bows being forgiving or kind to beginners. It’s still up for debate exactly what the term ‘forgiving’ means when it comes to archery and some people are convinced that there’s no such thing. Regardless of these debates, the common belief is that longer bows …

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How Important Is Paper Tuning?

How Important Is Paper Tuning?

So, you’ve been practicing with your bow for some time now, and everything seems to be working and running just fine. And yet, something still feels off. Everything is in tip-top condition, and yet there’s still something that is stopping you from getting your aim right. Maybe your arrows wiggle a little too much, or …

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The Fishing & Hunting Connection

We are excited to announce that we acquired the “fishing and hunting connection” blog. A great resource about, you guessed it, fishing and hunting. The Fishing and Hunting Connection blog was a fantastic resource for anyone looking for a fishing or hunting guide and advice on how to get the most out of their time …

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Do Deer Eat Grapefruit?

Some people outside the hunting and agricultural industries are often surprised to learn that deer will eat just about anything. Deer will eat crops, grasses, vegetation, acorns, and nuts. This means that deer can digest a wide range of plant material. So if you have a grapefruit tree in your backyard, chances are that the …

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How To Find Out Where Deer Are Bedding

Have you ever wondered how to find out where deer are bedding? We are going to answer that question for you! Understanding their preferred bedding areas can set up a game plan to hunt them more effectively. How far do Deer Travel from their Bedding Area According to Whitetail Habitat Solutions, “Bucks that show up …

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