Crossbows Welcome

Crossbows WelcomeBy Chuck Roberts

Once outcast and scorned, crossbows have found their way into mainstream archery seasons.

Physical dams are designed to hold back water. For decades, a theoretical dam of ignorance and prejudice held back the flow of crossbows into the hands of fit, healthy hunters.
There was a small spillway in states like Ohio and Arkansas, but much of the remainder of the country remained “safe” from the evils of horizontal archery tackle. Continue reading

Dixie Deer

Dixie Deer

By Stephanie Mallory

The time has never been better to take a trophy buck in a Southern state.

Times are changing for the Southern deer hunter. As a general rule, hunters don’t take to change well, but these changes are putting a big smile across many Southern hunters’ faces. In short, Southern hunters are bagging bigger bucks than ever before. Continue reading

Accessorize Your Compound

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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

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

Velvet Whitetail Bucks 101

Velvet Whitetail Bucks 101

According to Ladd, the key to success when attempting to tag a velvet whitetail buck is to deploy plenty of trail cameras before the season in order to pattern the buck you want.

By Tracy Breen

For any serious whitetail hunter, a behemoth whitetail is a bucket-list dream. But other bowhunters want more than just a high-scoring buck; they want an impressive white-tailed buck wearing velvet-covered antlers. Whitetails remain in velvet for a short time, and just a handful of states offer archery seasons early enough for the bowhunter to actually have a chance of tagging a buck while still in velvet. Continue reading