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How To Properly Draw a Compound Bow

Making a successful shot with your bow is a multi-step process. Failure to execute any one of these steps in their entirety can lead to poor form and shot execution. Of these steps, one of the most vital is that of efficiently drawing your bow. If you are unable to successfully draw your bow in …

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9 Strength and Conditioning Exercises for Archery

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 …

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How To Adjust Draw Weight On A Compound Bow

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 …

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How To Carry A Bow and Avoid Injury

If you’re reading this article, chances are you’ve either already started your bowhunting season or are about to start it soon. And whether you’re an experienced hunter or someone who’s just starting out, one thing that all hunters should know is how to carry their bows without injury. It seems like a simple thing at …

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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. …

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What Is Happening In The World Of Archery? (March 2021)

The sport of archery is growing at an incredibly rapid pace, as a staggering number of new archers pick up a bow for the very first time, with each passing year. This rapid growth has spurred on a wealth of change and development within the world of archery itself, as competition of every imaginable type …

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Planting Turnips For Deer

It comes as no secret that deer follow their stomachs to wherever the highest quality food source in a given area can be found. What this food source is, often differs heavily from one portion of the year to the next. When the cold chill of winter arrives, there are few forages that attract deer …

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Our Guide: Bow Hunting Small Game

Although many archers hunt big game species such as deer, elk, and bear every year, far fewer individuals capitalize upon the numerous small game bowhunting opportunities that exist. Small game bowhunting features several benefits and can be extremely enjoyable for all involved. Small game bow hunting greatly extends your opportunity to go afield. This is …

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Amazing 3D Archery Shots

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 …

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What is the Hunter´s Role in Wildlife Conservation?

Hunters have long since been regarded as the ultimate conservationists, and for good reason. As hunters, we continually strive to protect the well-being of the game species that we hunt and seek to revitalize the habitat in which such animals thrive. Quite simply, the hunting community has served as the gatekeeper of sorts, to the …

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Post-Deer Season Equipment Inspection

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 …

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What Happens When You Dry Fire A Bow

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 …

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How To Tell if a Compound Bow is Left or Right Handed

For those who are new to the sport of archery, choosing the right bow can be quite intimidating. The process of making such a decision is often tedious and filled full of factors that must be carefully considered. One such decision is that of whether to purchase a right hand or left-handed bow. Physical Differences …

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What Is Happening In The World Of Archery? (February 2021)

With 2021 well underway, there has been no shortage of events, developments, and news for the avid archer to focus their attention on. As is quite standard, the world of archery is ever-changing in ways too numerous to count. This is a fact that seems to grow ever-more true with each passing month.  The month …

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How To Determine The Perfect Arrow Length

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 …

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What Compound Bow Draw Weight Is Right?

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 …

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Where To Shoot A Deer With A Bow

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 …

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

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 …

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Interesting Facts About Right Handed Compound Bows

People are often confused about the ins and outs of using a right-handed compound bow. How does it differ from a left-handed bow? Is it possible to be a left-handed person and still use a right-handed bow? What if you’re ambidextrous? Are there any benefits to using a right-handed version over a left-handed version? The …

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5 Post-Deer Season Activities For The Avid Bowhunter

Deer season has now concluded in many states across the nation. Those seasons that remain open will be coming to a close over the next several weeks. This can prove to be a bittersweet time for the avid bowhunter, as another season has come and gone, yet the season ahead seems all too far away. …

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How To String A Recurve Bow

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 …

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How To Field Dress A Deer

You have efficiently scouted during the summer months, positioned your deer stands in superb locations, and put in your time on the stand in a 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 …

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Sighting in a Compound Bow

Non-hunters often believe one can simply pick up a compound bow and fire accurately at a target without any practice or sighting in of the new bow first. One can blame TV or movies about hunting for this misconception. By sighting in a compound bow ahead of using it for a hunt, this greatly increases …

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5 Keys To Early Archery Season Success

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 …

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

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 …

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Is Archery Expensive And What Are The Costs Involved

If you are considering taking the plunge into bowhunting, or the world of archery in general, you probably have many questions. One such question probably revolves around the quandary of whether or not archery is expensive. If this sounds familiar, you are not alone. We have all been there at one point in time. The …

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How To Nock An Arrow

Few items in archery are of as much importance, in proportion to their size, as an arrow nock. A nock is an arrow’s lifeline to the bowstring that propels it. The attachment between the two, by proxy, is just as important as the nock itself. Through this attachment, tremendous amounts of kinetic energy are transferred, …

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How To Properly Tune A Recurve Bow

In archery, accuracy stems from proper tuning every bit as much, if not more than quality marksmanship. Even the best archer in the world cannot shoot to his or her full potential if their bow is not properly tuned. Knowing this, if you are a fan of traditional archery, you have probably often wondered how …

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5 Hunting Strategies For Whitetails Post-Rut

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 …

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How To Stay Warm When Hunting During The Late Season

During the latter half of deer season, it is not uncommon for temperatures across much of the country to dip well below the freezing mark. When this occurs, it can become difficult to remain comfortable while on stand, making it quite tempting to return to the warmth of home. However, success is hard to come …

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