Interesting Facts About Right Handed Compound Bows

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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

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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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Do Deer Like Molasses?

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For decades, hunters have sought to attract whitetail deer by various means, to increase their chances of success. Along these lines, a great number of hunters choose to employ the use of food-based attractants during any given year, where legal. While a hunter’s success is far from guaranteed, deer are typically drawn to the sweet …

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5 Post-Season Chores Not To Overlook

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Deer seasons across the nation have begun drawing to a close, leaving many hunters longing to extend their time. Luckily, this is quite easily accomplished for most avid deer hunters. These individuals realize that a successful deer season begins when the previous season draws close. For the successful among us, deer hunting is a 365-day-per-year …

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What Is The Fastest Arrow Ever Shot?

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Arrows can be fired at shockingly high speeds. This is especially true when more modern and technologically innovative bows are used. For instance, compound bows, which are known for their sophisticated pulley systems, can shoot incredibly fast arrows. But what is the fastest bow ever shot? Continue reading, as you might be surprised by the …

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Bow Length For Height

How to determine the bow length

Choosing which bow to purchase is undoubtedly a momentous decision for any archer. A misstep in the selection process can lead to less satisfactory accuracy and unnecessary monetary expenditure. When deciding which bow is right for you, it is valuable to consider the best bow length for height regarding correct bow fitment. Every archer is …

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Do Deer Eat Hedge Apples?

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Osage orange, horse apple, hedge, or hedge apple tree. Those are basically just different names for the same thing. But the question is, will deer eat hedge apples? The short answer is yes. Some deer do eat hedge apples. But there is more to it. So let’s get into some of the details. I personally …

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Do Olympic Archers Use Releases?

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When it comes to the best of archery, Olympic archers have got it down. They consistently hit the bullseye and get those amazing scores we all strive for. But how exactly do they succeed at getting accurate results every single time? It’s mostly down to technique, as well as the equipment that they use. But …

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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 …

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How Long Is Game Meat Good For In The Fridge?

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As hunters, we have all been guilty of wondering whether or not the leftovers from our wild game dinner of several days past are still fit for consumption. This question is likely pondered far more frequently than one might assume yet is not easily answered by the bulk of hunters. “How long, exactly, is game …

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Do Deer Eat Pumpkins?

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I received this question from a reader. I wanted to share it with you because I thought it was a good question – Would deer eat pumpkins? They sure do! This article will tell you all about the nutritional value of pumpkins and if you should feed them to deer.  Let’s get started… Do All …

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How to Look up the Serial Number of your Compound Bow

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Suppose you bought a compound bow from Craigslist, eBay, or a friend. But you don’t know its serial number and don’t know where to look? Read on – I’ve compiled a list of the leading manufacturers and where to find the serial numbers on their bows. Where is the Serial Number on a Bow? Hoyt …

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Can You Overdraw A Recurve Bow?

Can You Overdraw A Recurve Bow

If you’re new to the sport of archery, it can be difficult to remember everything you need to do when you pull back the bow. You need to be standing with your feet shoulder-width apart – check. You need to grip the string with three fingers underneath the nocking point – check. When nocked to …

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Where to Shoot a Goose With a Bow

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Pursuing geese with archery equipment is both fun and challenging, and if done correctly, it can be just as successful as turkey hunting with the bow. However, there are a few things you should keep in mind. First off, you need to make sure it’s legal in your jurisdiction to hunt geese with a bow …

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How To Load A Deer Into A Truck By Yourself

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Most avid deer hunters spend a significant amount of time planning for hunting season, in the months leading up to opening day. Much of this effort revolves around hanging treestands or scouting a promising property. However, few hunters plan for the work that is necessitated when one finally punches their tag. While every hunter dreams …

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How To Nock An Arrow

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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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What Happens When You Dry Fire A Bow

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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 …

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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 …

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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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5 Tactics For Rut Hunting Success

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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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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 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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How To Carry A Bow While Hunting

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Welcome to the world of bowhunting! If you’re new to this exciting sport, you’re probably eager to get started. One crucial skill you’ll need, which might not be immediately obvious, is how to safely carry your bow. It’s not just about grabbing your bow and heading out – proper handling is key to preventing any …

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Which Eye Do You Aim with in Archery

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Maybe you’re interested in archery, or you just started, and you’re not sure which eye to use? And why does this matter? It’s pretty simple: you want to line up your dominant eye with the bowstring and arrow shaft for better aiming. So to answer your question, “Which eye do you aim with in archery” …

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What Size Freezer Should You Use For Elk?

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You did it. You successfully harvested an elk! Now, after field dressing, skinning, quartering, and finally transporting your prized game to your home, it’s time to store all that elk. Let’s hope your freezer is big enough! Now, admittedly this is something you should consider before your next elk hunt. That’s what this article is …

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What are Arrows Shot from Untuned Bows likely to do?

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Accuracy. You need consistent accuracy if you want to have any success bowhunting. You want your arrows to fly true. You must ensure that your bow is tuned correctly and that your arrows perfectly match your setup. You don’t want an untuned bow messing up your arrow flight!  Arrows shot from untuned bows will likely …

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Hunting Regulations For Every State Clickable Map

Map with Hunting Regulations per State

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. Also, read our article about the draw weight requirements for elk hunting. Hunting and Wildlife Regulations for each State …

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

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For all the archery enthusiasts out there, picking up your bow and letting arrows fly in your backyard is enticing. After all, archery isn’t just a hobby or a sport – it’s a way of life. But before you go all Robin Hood in your backyard, knowing the legalities of such a venture is essential. …

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Our Guide: Bow Hunting Small Game

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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. Small-game bowhunting has several benefits and can be extremely enjoyable. Small game bow hunting greatly extends your opportunity to go afield. This is because most states offer small game …

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How To Identify Trees That Deer Love

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When you’re crouched down as you hunt, it’s easy for all trees to look alike. But deers love a variety of different trees, and there are ways of telling them apart. Part of being a good bowhunter is learning to read your environment and know where deer are more likely to be found. 18 Trees …

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First Aid Repair Kit for your Bow

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When you encounter problems with your bow in the field, an “emergency repair kit” will be your best friend. A first-aid repair kit should ideally include all of the necessary tools to replace a broken string or to fix other issues with your bow.    There’s nothing worse than going out on a great backcountry …

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