Accessorize Your Compound


Accessorize Your Compound

Archery and bowhunting have come a long way since the invention of the bow and arrow thousands of years ago. Fortunately, we are part of a century that has the technology allowing you to widen your archery horizons. Sifting through hundreds of archery products to find quality accessories can seem a bit overwhelming, but embracing innovation will allow you to improve your skills and learn a lot about today’s newest technology. Why stick with a bare compound when you could amp up your bow to improve accuracy and, if you want, add a little personality? The following products are great examples of some of the newest, high-tech products on the market, as far as accessories go. Continue reading

Pike County, Ill. Anticipating Great Fall Deer Season


Photo courtesy of Butler Farms Outdoor Adventures

With a mild summer and plenty of rain, the Fall 2016 deer season in Pike County, Illinois, is looking to be one of the best in recent years. Food plots are full and lush, leading to plenty of food for the deer herd. Does and fawns are healthy and bucks are growing impressive racks. Continue reading

New Ameristep Element Blind With NS3 Technology

2291183PLANO, IL (August 16, 2016) – The senses of the North American whitetail and wild turkey are highly evolved. Their uncanny abilities to detect predators are astonishing and must be respected. Anyone who’s hunted either of these wary game animals has likely learned this the hard way – by spooking so many deer and turkeys they’ve lost count.

A successful hunter must beat the eyes, ears and nose of the game he or she pursues, and spends a lot of time and money addressing the issues of all-around concealment. Camouflage and various scent control products are all standard aspects of the game, but wouldn’t it be nice if there was a way to take multi-sensory concealment to the next level?

The hunter-centric engineers at Ameristep lay awake at night pondering such conundrums and how to incorporate practical solutions into their ultimate ground blind designs. More often than not, they successfully convert all that insomnia-inspired, meditative thought into reality. One of their newest creations, the Ameristep Element Blind is exactly the kind of game changer we’ve come to expect from these ground-blind brainiacs.

The new Element brings all-around concealment to that fleeting “next level”. Yes, the bones of this blind are pure Ameristep, held true-to-shape by the brand’s incredibly tough Spider Hub System – a two-piece, stamped steel design that is famously steadfast and virtually indestructible. But, it’s what surrounds that ruggedly reliable frame that sets this blind apart. Continue reading

The Quest For Roosevelt Elk

The Quest For Roosevelt Elk

Roosevelt elk country is big, rugged and dense. Hunters eager to fill a tag will want to be in the best shape possible, both mentally and physically.

By Scott Haugen

Overlooking a timbered bench, the perfume of rutting elk hanging heavy on the moist air, I let out a call. A slight crosswind and commanding view through semi-open timber made for the perfect setup. When a seductive series of cow calls passed my lips, I had the feeling something good was about to happen. Continue reading