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A DIY Quest for a 200-Class Whitetail

by Dayne Majeau

On a cold day in December 2014, I had the pleasure of viewing an incredibly special whitetail deer. I couldn’t… more »


Functional Fitness for Bowhunters

by Dan Stanton, MS, PES

To get in shape for bowhunting, you don’t need a lot of time, just a few efficient, multipurpose exercises.


4 Rules for Stalking Monster Muleys

by Ronell Skinner

Finally, after a four-hour, 3,300-foot vertical climb, I had reached my destination. I was crouched at the edge of a… more »


Remain Invisible: Secrets to Perfect Treestand Placement

by Mark Kayser

Treestands give you the edge in ultimate invisibility, but only if you set them up properly. At the moment, my… more »


Pronghorn Shuffle: Blind Sitting vs. Spot-And-Stalk

by Chuck Adams

Casual bowhunters might not know there are two distinct varieties of antelope in North America. One variety approaches a stock… more »


Essential Gear for Women Bowhunters

by Tony J. Peterson

When we look at the attrition rates of hunter numbers, it’s not a pretty picture. There is a bright spot… more »


Always Ask ‘Why’ When Bowhunting Elk

by Kirk Clark

The huge bull majestically trailed his harem through a narrow canyon that gave way to an open, lush valley floor…. more »


Forget Food Plots—Hunt Old School

by Tony J. Peterson

I’ll never forget a conversation I had with a well-known western bowhunter during a dinner a few years ago. He… more »


Ask Bowhunter: Facemask vs. Facepaint

by Curt Wells

Question: My first elk hunt is coming up, and I’m wondering about using facepaint or a facemask. I see a lot of… more »


Veteran Elk Addict Shares His Bowhunting Wisdom

by Dan Evans

As I stood over my first archery bull, I knew that I had found my hunting passion. It was early… more »


10 Best Exercises for the Hardcore Bowhunter

by Dan Staton

What’s a hardcore bowhunter? That’s hard for me to define—most bowhunters I’ve met are committed to the sport and are… more »


10 Treestand-Hanging Essentials for the DIY Whitetail Hunter

by Tony J. Peterson

There is nothing like the satisfaction of slipping into a well-scouted spot and setting up the perfect stand months before… more »


Best New Gear for Spot-and-Stalk Bowhunting

by Zach Bowhay

I can think of no more difficult hunt than a spot-and-stalk hunt out west. I am sure this statement will… more »


Your Gear Checklist For Backcountry Bowhunts

by Dwight Schuh

A Backpacking can be very rewarding if you go about it right, or very defeating if you go about it wrong.

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Don’t Stand for It: How to Prevent Treestand Theft

by Darren Warner

Dawn is still an hour away. You go through your checklist, making sure you’ve packed and properly arranged all your… more »


Heavy Vs. Light: Choosing The Best Hunting Arrow

by Curt Wells

Whether you bowhunt with a recurve bow, a longbow, or a compound bow, choosing the best hunting arrow is critical… more »


6 Tips for Staying Cool Under Pressure

by Darron McDougal

“I choked,” A disheartened elk hunter told me at my family’s archery pro shop. “A nice bull came in to… more »


Why, When and Where to Hang Treestands

by Tony J. Peterson

The secret to killing big bucks for most hunters boils down to doing a lot of work. That’s it. It’s… more »

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The Bowhunter’s Guide to Stand Site Prep

by Barry Wensel

The satisfaction one gets out of any endeavor is usually proportional to what one puts into it. Proper stand preparation… more »


10 Creative Ways to Practice Summer Archery

by Tony J. Peterson

Far too many bowhunters target practice the exact same way every time. I don’t know about their shots on game but… more »