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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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Guide To Tree Saddle Hunting

Have you ever been forced to forgo hunting out of a tree, in the perfect location along an active deer trail, because the tree in question was not suitable for use with a traditional treestand? If so, then you are certainly not alone. Though this can be a frustrating proposition to be faced with, the …


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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 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, …


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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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Is It Illegal To Shoot A Bow And Arrow In Your Backyard

It is only natural for any archer to enjoy shooting their bow as much as possible. After all, archery is an endeavor that gets in your blood and becomes a way of life, warranting endless hours of practice and fine-tuning of equipment. This often leads to a desire to practice whenever and wherever possible, including …


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

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 …


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How To Not Hit Your Forearm With The Bowstring

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 …


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What to look after when buying a compound bow

When first becoming interested in hunting and using a compound bow instead of a longbow, there are several factors to consider. It is not all that complicated, but one does still need to understand specific aspects of hunting and compound bow features to appreciate their pros and cons, and which type of bow will be …


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5 Tactics For Rut Hunting Success

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 …


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

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 …


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

There is seldom a dull moment in the world of archery. History is always being made, milestones are consistently being broken, and numerous events of note are taking place. This alone adds great appeal to the sport of archery as a whole, as one need not look far to find all that is unique, interesting, …


My Barebow

My Barebow Journey – First Steps

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 …


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What Is Happening In The World Of Archery? August 2020

The world of archery always tends to be quite eventful. In a month’s time, so much can change, as the sport of archery itself continues to evolve. The latter portion of July, and first half of August, has been no exception to this rule. In the last 30 days, we have seen major archery organizations …


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The Best Archery Books 2021

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 …


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Hunting Regulations For Every State Clickable Map

How to Use? Easy! Just click on your state and you will be redirected to the state hunting regulations. And here is a plain list too. Just click on any state – you will be redirected… Hunting and Wildlife Regulations for each State Alabama Hunting Regulations Alaska Hunting Regulations Arizona Hunting Regulations Arkansas Hunting Regulations …


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2020 National Wildlife Turkey Federation Convention

If you are a die-hard turkey hunter, the annual NWTF Convention in Nashville, Tennessee is a sight to behold. Hosted at the spacious Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center, this yearly gathering was a full-on celebration of hunting, both for turkey and other forms of game. Every February, an abundance of call makers, apparel companies, …


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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. …