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Minimum Draw Weight for Elk 2021 Per State

As elk hunting season approaches, hunters prepare their gear and try to figure out which state they’ll be hunting in. Each state and province typically has different minimum draw weight requirements for certain species of animals, including big game animals. The minimum draw weight required for elk hunting is anywhere from 30 to 50 pounds, …


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Rage Broadhead Hands-On Review: (Standard 2-Blade, Chisel-Tip, and Hypodermic)

Today’s archer has a wealth of options to choose from when selecting a broadhead for use. A trip to any local hunting/outdoor retail store will reveal broadheads of fixed-blade and mechanical designs, too numerous to count. This leaves many archers with many questions, regarding which broadhead is right for his or her personal use. While …


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The Perfect Backstop For Your Archery Practice

It doesn´t matter if you are shooting in your backyard or the basement. You will most likely need a backstop. Firstly, for safety reasons and second because you don´t want to ruin your arrows. There are ready-made backstops available on the market and homemade ones that you can build from scratch. I will show you …


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Should You Consider A Whisker Biscuit Arrow Rest?

This article will provide some information about whisker biscuits and why you may want to consider using one for your compound bow. A whisker biscuit is a containment arrow rest that holds an arrow securely in place. It can be used by both right- and left-handed archers, which makes it very practical for the hunter …


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Gold Tip Velocity XT Best Carbon Hunting Arrows

As archers, we spend a significant amount of time discussing the various bows currently available on the market. However, even the best bow is of little value without the perfect set of arrows to complement its use. For many, this poses a question of exactly which arrows to purchase. A visit to virtually any outdoor …


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The Best Archery Gloves Reviewed

Bows are not just for hunting. They can be used in a variety of sports. I love archery because it is an elegant sport that challenges both your mental and physical skills. One thing that you should invest in before you step up to the line, though, is good gloves! In this article, I review …


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The Best Arrows For Target Shooting 2021

The perfect arrow will fly true and hit the target, but the best arrows are those that fly true, hit the target, and do not break. Good target shooting arrows are a big part of the archer’s arsenal. Target shooting can help with anything from fine-tuning form, improving accuracy, or just getting out some stress …


Essential Compound Bow Tuning Tools Every Hunter Should Own

When bowhunting, the difference between filling your tag, or going home empty-handed often comes down to a matter of a few inches. When precision is key, most hunters strive to leave nothing to chance, instead of doing their best to eliminate all possible variables. This relentless pursuit of perfection has led many archers to purchase …


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Best Recurve Bow Strings REVIEW 2021

What is the best recurve bowstring? That’s a great question. Strings vary in size, material, and style. The first thing to consider is if you want a custom or stock bowstring. Stock strings are pre-made and can be quickly installed with no modifications necessary, while custom strings require more time to make from scratch. In …


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The Best Compound Bow Quivers in 2021

The best type of bow quiver for you depends on a few different factors, including the type of bow you use and the environment in which you hunt (rainy conditions, for instance, might require a fabric-based quiver). To help you find the right bow quiver for your needs, we have put together this comprehensive guide. …


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Best Arrow Wraps in 2021

A number of savvy archers choose to build their own arrows, taking enjoyment in every particular point of craftsmanship. In doing so, these archers have full creative control over what their arrows will become. One particular component used during this process is arrow wraps, which provide a perfect surface for fletching attachment.  This sends many …


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What Is The Best Bow String Silencer

Bowhunters rely as much on concealment, camouflage, and hiding as they do accurate shots. Things, like covering their scent and blending in with the environment are just as important to a successful hunt as putting an arrow directly into the vital organs. And when hunting animals like deer or elk that have extremely sensitive hearing, …


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Best Bowstring Serving Tool in 2021

Every bowhunter will occasionally have to re-serve the bowstring to fight the abrasion, which most likely occurs to the area around the nocking point. No matter if you shoot a recurve, longbow, compound, or selfbow. Soon or later the serving has to be replaced You could either find a local string builder and let him …


Best Broadhead Sharpener in 2021

Sharp blades are essential to any bowhunter’s success. A sharp blade will give you the best possible chance of making a clean kill shot and ensure that your blades last for as long as possible. But how do you keep them sharp? This article is going to explore some of the best broadhead sharpeners on …


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The Best Fletching Glue For Vane and Feather in 2021

Arrows are an important part of archery. Arrows can be made from different materials, such as wood or carbon fiber. They also come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Nowadays it is not uncommon to find arrows that are ready to shoot straight out of the package without any adjustments at all! In this …


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Best Kisser Buttons in 2021

It is no secret that archery prowess is, in large part, a product of proper form. One of the most important elements of proper form is the retention of a consistent anchor point during every shot. One popular tool to aid in the keeping of consistent form is a kisser button, which ensures that you …


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NAP Killzone Broadhead Review

You may find bowhunters out there pledging allegiance to a certain broadhead. But it’s no secret that loyalty quickly fades with one or two foul shots. Traditional broadheads carry with them a stigma. Large fixed-blade broadheads create drag when in flight. Fixed broadheads combat the effects of drag with smaller blades, which sacrifices cutting diameter. …


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MTM Case-Gard The Best Broadhead Storage Box

Hunting season is over, and it´s time to store your Broadheads safely away. You want to make sure that those arrow tips are secured and ready to go when the time is right again. Well, how about a Broadhead Box from MTM then? Made in the USA and capable of securely storing almost all sizes …


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9 Best Broadheads For Elk Hunting 2021

Elk hunting is undoubtedly one of the most thrilling of all bowhunting adventures, and one that also requires your gear to be up to the notable task at hand. Elk are large, hearty animals that require a quality broadhead for a clean kill.  If you’re looking for the best broadhead for your next elk hunt, …


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Best Arrows For Compound Bow 2021

As any archer knows, your arrows are every bit as vital to your success as the compound bow from which they are fired. In the absence of quality arrows, you will never be able to achieve as high of a level of proficiency as would otherwise be possible. I recently switched to the Gold Tip …


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The Best Bow Cases in 2021: Plano

Owning a bow case is vital for anyone who either wants to put their bow away safely for the winter or who travels and needs a way to store their bow safely on the road or during flights. Every bow is made from materials that shouldn’t be left out in the elements too long. A …


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Easton Full Metal Jacket Arrow Review 2021

Without the right arrows, even the best shots will fall flat. Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) arrows deliver more power and performance than traditional carbon shafts. If you’re searching for FMJ arrows, you’ll find no shortage of options, but how do you know which is best? Easton has been a world-recognized leader in arrows and archery …


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The Best Archery Targets In 2021 For The Money

Archery is a craft that takes a significant amount of discipline to find success. A considerable amount of this discipline comes in the form of regular practice. Many archers spend a large amount of time in their backyards, honing their marksmanship while shooting at a personal archery target. These targets must be of quality construction …


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Ramcat Hydroshock Pivoting Broadhead 100 Grain

Since its founding in 2004, Pennsylvania-based broadhead manufacturer Ramcat has built a loyal following among archers and bowhunters. Our Ramcat Broadhead review starts here, and we’re going to devote some time to investigate the Ramcat Hydroshock Pivoting Broadhead. The Ramcat broadheads have a loyal following in the bowhunting community. Many of the reviews and testimonials …


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Best Crossbow Targets Review 2021

Whether you’re new to archery or expert-level bowhunter, target practice can help you refine your skills and improve your accuracy. Planning a first time hunting trip or haven’t been able to go bowhunting for a while? Our favorite crossbow target for broadheads is the Morrell Double Duty 450FPS Field Point Bag because it’s designed to …


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Bohning Complete Tower Jig Kit Review 2021

If you’re serious about archery, then you will probably, at some point, get tired of ready-fletched arrows. You will want to attach feathers or vanes yourself to improve arrow flight. You perform this job with a fletching jig, which stabilizes the arrow and helps you place the vanes in precisely and glue them in the …


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Best Bowstring Wax in 2021

Proper maintenance of your bow is absolutely essential, as it extends the life of your equipment and keeps every component working as it should. One such component that must be inspected and maintained is your bowstring. A Wax That Keeps You In The Game The reason behind using bowstring wax is to extend the life …


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Swhacker 2 Blade Broadhead Review 2021

A good pack of broadheads is often the difference between a successful hunt and a failed mission. Many hunters believe they’re priced-out on a top-of-the-line broadhead, but with high-quality and affordable broadheads like the Swhacker brand, you can have the best of both worlds. The Swhacker SWH00202 125 Grain 2.25″ 2 Blade broadhead flies with …


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The 6 Best Broadheads in 2021

There are many obvious differences between bow and rifle hunting. The method of approaching the prey, preparation for the hunt, the equipment used, the kinds of stands or blinds used, and much more. Whereas rifle hunters can place lethal shots from hundreds of yards away from the comfortable concealment of a raised box stand, archers …


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QAD Exodus Full Blade Broadhead Review 2021

There are quite a few excellent broadheads in today’s market. That’s why you should carefully consider which one is best suited for your specific needs. To make it a little bit easier for you, we reviewed the QAD Full Blade Broadhead. These blade-style broadheads also provide excellent penetration and feature unique characteristics that allow them …