Post-Deer Season Equipment Inspection

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Over the course of the next month, archery seasons in the vast majority of states will be coming to a close. When season draws to an end, many archers store their gear away until spring, when warmer weather allows for more hospitable practice conditions.  However, few archers give their equipment so much as a second … Read more

What Is Happening In The World Of Archery (January 2021)

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The world of archery is extremely broad in scope and is ever-changing on virtually every front. With each passing week, tournaments are held, new products are released, and the archery industry itself continues to evolve. Little that is archery related stays the same from one month to the next, with each month holding its own … Read more

5 Keys To Early Archery Season Success

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Archery seasons have now opened across much of the nation. This presents an extensive opportunity for hunters to go afield, in search of early-season success. However, in order to find success, one must first understand how to maximize their efficiency when hunting during these earliest weeks of season, and the special challenges which these times … Read more

What Is IBO Speed?

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For those that are new to archery, many of the numbers and specifications that pertain to a bow can be quite confusing. This is understandable, as it is not always made clear as to just what these numbers represent, and many questions often arise. One such question that is often asked is what is IBO … Read more

What Is Happening In The World Of Archery (December 2020)

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The world of archery is monumental in scope and ever-changing from one day to the next. While the sport of archery itself is a timeless endeavor, the industry which surrounds it constantly evolves with time. Archers worldwide are all too aware of the sport’s 24/7, 365 days per year nature and strive to stay on … Read more

What Compound Bow Draw Weight Is Right?

white tail buck

Many factors come into play when determining the speed at which an arrow leaves your bow, and how much kinetic energy it retains when it reaches its target downrange. One of the most crucial of these factors is a bow’s draw weight. This naturally inspires many archers to question what compound bow draw weight is … Read more

How To Determine The Perfect Arrow Length

An Arrow with Vane

Outside of your bow itself, there are few items as valuable to an archer’s overall level of success than their arrows. When arrows are properly selected and prepared, an archer has presented the opportunity to make the most of their shooting. One particular task associated with preparing your arrows for the range is ensuring that … Read more

Why Is Dry Firing A Bow Bad

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If you have ever spent any significant amount of time around bows of various types and archery equipment in general, you have undoubtedly been warned about the dangers of dry firing a bow. Most new archers have been imparted with words of wisdom regarding this subject before ever sending their first arrow downrange. But for … Read more

5 Hunting Strategies For Whitetails Post-Rut

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As the last days of November come to pass, rutting activity will slowly dwindle. As a result, many hunters will note a reduction in overall deer sightings, as bucks and does both begin settling into their post-rut patterns. While this can be somewhat discouraging to those still harboring an unfilled tag, there is still a … Read more

What Is Happening In The World Of Archery (November 2020)

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The world of archery is ever-changing, with something new and exciting taking place at virtually any given moment. This fact serves as a true testament to just how all-encompassing the sport of archery truly is. From industry news to happenings at every level of formal archery competition, there is always much of note for the … Read more

How To Adjust Draw Weight On A Compound Bow

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Overall, compound bows tend to be fairly technical pieces of equipment. However, any savvy individual armed with basic knowledge regarding how a compound bow functions, can make minor adjustments to their bow without the need to visit an archery shop. One such adjustment is that which pertains to your bow’s draw weight. If you have … Read more

Amazing 3D Archery Shoots

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Put away your PS4 and those VR goggles. Though it’s an understandable conclusion, 3D archery shoots have nothing to do with the latest game tech. The sport requires that you get out of the armchair and get into the woods. The sport physically challenges you to improve hand/eye coordination and upper body strength. It does … Read more

How To Field Dress A Deer

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You have efficiently scouted during the summer months, positioned your deer stands in superb locations and put in your time on stand in relentless fashion. All of this diligent preparation and hard work has culminated in this singular climactic moment as you stand afield, viewing your successful harvest. However, as victorious as this moment is, … Read more

How To Not Hit Your Forearm With The Bowstring

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One universal truth regarding archery is that at some point in time or another, virtually everyone will fall victim to the stinging slap of a bowstring coming into contact with their forearm. When this happens, aggravation and pain generally force an end to that day’s practice session, and eventual bruising is inevitable. The question of … Read more

5 Tactics For Rut Hunting Success

two bucks fighting in RUT

As temperatures continue to fall, and the leaves begin changing in color, excitement builds for the wealth of bowhunting opportunity to follow in the weeks to come. The whitetail rut will be kicking into full gear within the next two weeks, bringing with it some of the best hunting of the season. As bucks begin … Read more

What Is Happening In The World Of Archery (October 2020)

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In the world of archery, there is seldom a dull moment. On any given week, competition is taking place at every level, archery related events are being held, and news from within the industry begins to develop. This keeps the true archery enthusiast on their toes and provides further validation that archery itself is a … Read more

How To Measure Bow Draw Length

When attempting to set up a compound bow, for best possible fitment, there are several steps, measurements, and calculations that must be accounted for. Of these various factors, few are as important as that of your bow’s draw length. In order to set this crucial adjustment, one must first know how to measure draw length. … Read more

My Barebow Journey – First Steps

My Barebow

I always was fascinated by barebow archery. I have been binge-watching barebow contests for the last few months – be it Field, 3-D, or Target Archery. It´s awesome to see how good you can get with basically not much more than just a bow! I finally got myself a takedown recurve bow! You are probably … Read more

The Best Archery Books 2021

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Archery is not limited to shooting arrows but an in-depth sport. If you are interested in learning more about the deeper thoughts behind it – Pick up a book – Educate yourself! To help you choose the best book about archery, we have reviewed a variety of top picks to help you on your journey … Read more

9 Strength and Conditioning Exercises for Archery

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Archery is a relaxing, calming sport, but one that requires incredible strength of mind and body. As you focus on your target, clear your head, and ready for the release, you activate numerous muscles throughout your body that need regular training. Whether you are new to the sport or a seasoned archer, incorporating archery strength … Read more

How To String A Recurve Bow

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If you are a fan of traditional archery or are looking to take a trip down memory lane, temporarily putting your compound bow down in favor of a recurve bow, you probably realize stringing such a bow is a way of life. Stringing a bow is a fundamental skill of recurve and longbow archery. The … Read more

Where To Shoot A Deer With A Bow

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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 to this is than disheartening misses, and instances of less than desirable … Read more