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 …


What Draw Weight Are Olympic Bows

What Draw Weight Are Olympic Bows?

Archery has always been one of those Olympic sports that can captivate audiences around the world, even if the people watching have never shot an arrow in their life! However, as you might expect, there’s a pretty significant difference between archery hobbyists and those competing at the highest level at the Olympic games. Primarily, the …


What Do The 3 Whistles Mean In Archery

What Do The 3 Whistles Mean In Archery?

When participating in archery, there are lots of important safety rules that you should be aware of. These safety rules are important because they ensure that everyone is safe and healthy. While these rules may seem tedious, they are nonetheless essential. By keeping everyone safe, these rules mean that everyone can have fun. In archery, …


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Prep Your Bow For The Next Hunting Season

The next bow hunting season is right around the corner. Now is the time to get your bow in top shape. This starts with inspecting every component of your bow. Check for loose screws, frayed cables, your bowstring, and cracks in the limbs. Also, spend some time with maps, check regulations for changes, and buy …


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Shed Antlers: What Information Do They Provide Hunters?

During the spring of the year, droves of passionate whitetail hunters take to the woods in search of shed antlers. This, of course, is for a good reason, as something is fascinating about locating a shed antler that has been cast to the side. For many hunters, a pile of shed antlers is every bit …



What Is The Easiest Bow To Hunt With?

Do you like the idea of hunting with a bow? If so, you might be wondering what the best type of bow to use is. After all, hunting requires different qualities in a bow than traditional archery does. The easiest bow to use for hunting is a compound bow. Why is this? What are these …


What Type Of Bow Is Best For Hunting

What Type Of Bow Is Best For Hunting?

Bowhunting is a sport that tons of people enjoy participating in. People find this hobby to be genuinely thrilling. It has a long history, with many cultures participating in bowhunting. Plus, it is a brilliant method of testing your archery skills. If you are eager to get involved with bowhunting, you must obtain the right …


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Can Deer See Color?

Deer are known for their keen senses, which they employ to avert danger whenever possible. For the average hunter, success hinges upon the ability to beat these senses, thereby preventing detection. However, this feat is seldom accomplished without a keen understanding of a deer’s abilities, whether that be in regards to hearing, sight, or smell. …


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Where Do Deer Go During the Day?

When hunting, nothing renders success quite as consistently as thoroughly understanding the habits of the game we hunt. This is especially true when hunting extremely pattern-oriented game, such as whitetail deer. New hunters, especially, are often left with many questions regarding the habits of the deer they hunt. One such question relates to where deer …


The Ultimate Guide To Outdoor Survival

The Ultimate Guide To Outdoor Survival

Everything You Need To Know About Hunting And Surviving In The Wild Hunting is something mankind has done since it learned to walk on two legs and use tools. While we don’t need to hunt to feed our families anymore, it can still be a great way to spend the weekend. Anyone who knows anything …


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What is the Best Archery Distance for Beginners?

Have you ever wondered how many yards should archery beginners practice? Archers should start out at a close distance when shooting. You need to be comfortable with the target before you move farther away. A qualified instructor will help you determine the proper distance to shoot. For most younger people, starting at 5 yards is a …



Which Is Faster: Recurve or Longbow?

When becoming an archer, speed is not always the most important factor. Instead, accuracy and power are needed to hit a target. The speed of the arrow will not really affect its ability to hit a target. However, speed is nonetheless desirable in a bow, particularly if you are hunting. This is because the arrow …



What is a Female Deer Called?

There are many different names for female deer, depending on the region in which they live. The size of the species plays an important role too. Some of the more common names include doe and cow. In North America, female white-tail deer are called does. Deer Species in North America There are different deer species …



Can You Hunt With A 50lb Bow?

Bowhunting is a sport with ever-growing popularity. Many people love the thrill of the chase. Plus, hunters get to celebrate their victory with food and hunting trophies. But bowhunting is a hobby that requires tons of skill, dedication, and experience – Additionally another important factor in bowhunting is having the right bow and equipment. This …


What Animals Are Hunted With A Bow

What Animals Are Hunted With A Bow?

Are you considering getting involved with bowhunting? It is a popular sport that involves hunting animals with bows. It also requires lots of skill, so you might want to spend some time honing your archery skills. When you participate in bowhunting, make sure to check your local laws and regulations to ensure that you are following …


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How Difficult Is Bowhunting?

Does bowhunting sound appealing to you? If so, you might consider taking it up as a hobby. Starting any new hobby can be tough, and especially bow hunting is no easy task. Being a successful bow hunter takes a lot of practice, dedication, and skill. So, how difficult is bowhunting? Is it hard to start …


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Bowhunting: Should I Use A Release Aid And Why?

Those that are new to the sport of archery often become overwhelmed at the onslaught of information that presents itself when one is attempting to decipher which gear they should purchase. Questions such as, “Should I use a release aid, and if so, why?” are common among those that are new to shooting a bow. …


Do I Need A Plunger?

Do I Need A Plunger?

If you’re new to archery, then although you’ve heard of a plunger, you might not have heard of it in this form. The archer’s plunger, sometimes known as a cushion plunger, is a small piece of equipment that looks like a spark plug, but is essential for a consistent shot. All Olympic archers need a …


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How To Decock A Crossbow

As most hunters are aware, not every hunt ends in success, and many times, no shot is taken. This presents crossbow hunters with a unique situation, as safe hunting practices dictate that it is essential to unload any weapon before transport. This leaves a large number of new crossbow users every year to wonder how …


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Fishing Guides

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Hunting Guides

Alabama Hunting GuidesGreat Southern Outdoors Wildlife Plantation6000 acres of prime hunting property located in Bullock County in the famous Black Belt Region of Alabama. Family Owned and Operated with 20+ years of quality whitetail deer management. Packages include Lodging, Meals, Hunts & Guide Service. Contact Rex Pritchett or Ginger Curry at Great Southern Outdoors.Phone: 334-738-5066Email: Great Southern …


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Alabama TaxidermistsStan Gross TaixidermyStan Gross Taxidermy is a full-service wildlife taxidermy studio specializing in full mount trophies, shoulder mount trophies, birds, waterfowl, and all species of big game.Phone: 256-259-3670Email: Stan Gross Taixidermy Twisted Tines TaxidermyAt Twisted Tines, we mount all North American & Texas exotic animals, fish, fowl & soft tan hides. We ship worldwide. Please check …


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Top Destinations For Trophy Whitetail

Though deer season has just drawn to a close, many avid whitetail hunters are already looking forward to the year ahead and the vast opportunity that it presents. Daydreaming gives way to planning as hunters from around the country begin formulating a strategy for the upcoming fall. As part of this planning, several hunters ponder …


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How To Find Lost Arrows

It’s frustrating when you lose an arrow during practice. Maybe you’re new to the game and are still trying to get the hang of things. Or perhaps you’re a seasoned pro, and losing an arrow means you have to waste time looking for it and restarting your practice session. In either case, it’s helpful to …


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Why Are Longer Bows More Accurate?

As you improve in the sport of archery, you start to look around at different kinds of equipment, different techniques, and different competition formats. It’s the same with any sport really: our competitive nature wants to keep improving! While you look at different kinds of bows and try each one out, you might wonder what …



What Are The 5 Rules Of Archery?

Archery is a fun and challenging sport that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. However, in order to ensure safety while participating in this activity, it is important to follow a few simple safety rules. These rules are designed to protect you from potential injuries while enjoying the sport of archery. To help …


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Increase Healthy Antler Growth In Bucks

If you want your deer to reach their full potential in terms of antler size, then you need to make sure they’re getting the proper nutrients. Deer need high levels of calcium and phosphorous to produce healthy antlers. What Nutrients Do Deer Need for Proper Antler Growth? Some supplements are designed to help increase body …


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A Guide To Choosing Your First Bow

I have only ever used compound bows for hunting. I have owned several compound bows over the years. Although compound bows feature amazing technology, certain principles always apply to hunting. An accurate compound bow needs to be quiet, reliable, and accurate. High-end compound bows are marketed with speed, vibration after the shot, grips, cams, and camouflage as …


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Bowhunting on the Ground – Still Hunting

I started bowhunting from the ground. It was the only way I knew how to hunt deer. Still hunting with a compound bow, as it turns out, is not quite that simple. Sitting against the base of a tree may work just fine when using a shotgun, but it does not work quite as well …


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What Is The Best Color For A Bowstring?

Bowstrings come in various configurations. Each bowstring material you come across offers a combination of strength, weight, and resistance to water and abrasion. However, while these characteristics depend on the quality of the material, there is one aspect of a bowstring that you can freely choose: the color. Bowstring colors are the topic of debate …