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Learning and Inspiration
Thousands of people decide each year to start filling the freezer with free meat. If you’ve never bow hunted, there is a lot to know. We are going to take you through the ins and outs, and by the time you have read this article you’ll know everything you need to know to get started.
Bow hunting is an ancient sport, one which some would even consider calling an art form. Here we have collected a selection of bow hunting quotes for you, in the hope that they will inspire you, amuse you, and provoke some thought.
I learned all the little nuances of how to hunt with a bow. Year after year I now have success, and I am so glad that I took the time to learn the bow hunting tips needed for success. In this article we will cover the tips I can pass on to help you have similar success.
Gear Reviews and Round-ups
Combining aerodynamics with powerful cutting blades, mechanical broadheads maximize a hunter’s biggest advantage: innovation. For us there are five specific models that really stand apart.
Futuristic technology or not, they’re an invention worth incorporating into the hunt. The current generation of lighted nocks have been engineered to fly right, resist the elements and shine bright. Don’t just buy any old nock, though.
When you’re out hunting, it pays to stay sharp. And not just mentally. Razor-sharp broadheads significantly increase your chances of success.
If you want to round out your wardrobe this hunting season, you’ll need a vest. Depending on what you’re going to hunt and with what, that could mean one of many different things. To make it easy on you, we’ve scoured the market for the best in all these categories.
Hats and other headgear can make big differences in a lot of different aspects of hunting. They come into play with everything from warmth to scent control. If you’ve never put much thought into what you’re putting on your head, read through our guide to see what you need and why.
The German word for gloves is “handschuhe” which literally means “hand shoes.” When you think about it, isn’t that exactly what they are? Your hands are involved in almost every aspect of the hunt, from climbing into your tree stand to taking a shot.
Up your optical game! There’s a spotting scope on the market for every hunter and every situation.
A good rangefinder doesn’t just measure distance. It let’s you prepare to use your bow as effectively as possible. Before you choose a model, figure out what you need from your rangefinder. We’ve put together guide below to help you do that.
Want to know how to tell the bad headlamps from the good? We’ve also picked out five hunting headlamps that stand out above the rest and reviewed their features…
Folding saws may seem like just another piece of gear to stuff in an already overflowing pack, but like everything else, they’re essential for solving common problems in the woods.
String slaps aren’t exactly accidents or the results of poor form. Really, they’re inevitable, just a part of the sport. So use a guard!
Picking hunting pants is about more than just finding the right size. Different situations, areas and climates all call for different features.
If you are looking for the best hunting backpack for your next expedition, we have you covered. We have chosen some of our favorite backpacks and looked at the features you should be considering when selecting one.
Whether you’re looking for reusable or single-use warmers, traditional muffs or new technologies, this list of our top picks will have you, and your hands, covered in the cold weather.
Fixed-head broadheads are the simpler option for bowhunting. They’re elegant and practical. They’ve been around for centuries, and all different kinds have been engineered over the years that accomplish different things.
If you want to fletch your own arrows you’ll need a good jig to hold the shaft and give you correct offsets and helical vane placements every time.
What’s a good hunting arrow and what makes a good hunting arrow? What are some of the best ones you can buy? Let’s take a look…
Whitetail to Elk, beginner to expert…
There’s something useful in here for everyone.
Learning and Inspiration
When it comes to sounds, few animals can compete with the majesty of the elk. Whether you want to learn the elk language so you can call them on the hunt, or you just want to get more acquainted with the beauty of elk calls, it’s a complex and nuanced topic. Take the time to familiarize yourself with all the different sounds, which elk make them and why. It’s a rewarding subject.
Deer are quite vocal animals, and they express themselves with a variety of noises that all mean different things, from warnings to sweet talk.
Getting into such a storied sport can seem overwhelming, but any bowhunter will tell you it’s more than worth it. It can be a lot easier to get started if you know all the different parts of the process. Take it step by step and before you know it, you’ll have antlers on your wall and venison in the freezer.
The wise hunter never stops learning. In fact, it’s your greatest advantage.
It pays to be prepared in life. In hunting, doubly so. As a bowhunter, there are specific things you should make sure to do before you head out, and there are specific things you should make sure to pack.
Understanding the deer’s internal clock is essential to a successful hunt. Knowing when the deer are likely to move and when they’re bedded down so you can move to your stand is critical.
Perfect weather isn’t always in the cards and you’ll need to venture out hunting in less than perfect conditions, most likely the rain. But, is hunting while it’s raining even worth it?
Did you know there are actually numerous different species of deer located all across the United States and even the world. The different types present different obstacles and require different strategies to hunt.
Gear Reviews and Round-ups
There are so many things to worry about when you’re hunting. Climbing into your tree stand shouldn’t be one of them. The right product can have you scurrying up that tree like an animal all while keeping you safe and secure.
You might think that picking out a decoy just comes down to finding one that looks like a real deer, but there’s actually a lot more to it than that. There are different types and strategies you should familiarize yourself with before you invest.
If you’ve never given scent control a try, you might want to consider it this season. You can read over the facts and science to see why. Once you’re convinced, look at our list of top five products.
I hope reading this article makes you hungry because it made me hungry just writing it. Meat grinders are a great kitchen appliance for anyone, but they can really save a hunter time and money.
You don’t have to go at it like one of those jaguars on the Discovery Channel. People have been inventing systems for moving things since the dawn of time, and as a hunter, there are plenty of ways to take advantage of that ingenuity.
These days you have a wide range of professional synthetic options for simulating buck fights and the sound of clashing antlers. Some are better than others for a number of reasons.
Feeding your deer is the best way to form movement patterns you can rely on once the season comes around in the fall. It also helps you track your deer and keep them strong and healthy.
You’re a hunter. You’re an outdoorsman. You care about your animals, and you want them to be healthy. The new generation of mineral blocks helps with all of that: herd development, scouting and, of course, hunting.
A deer can smell some sixty times better than your date or the other people at the bar, so if you’ll put that much effort into choosing deodorant and cologne for people, don’t you think you should dedicate even more care to smelling the best for deer hunting?
If you’ve been overlooking deer attractant or maybe not putting much thought into it, consider taking a more strategic approach.
Just like any animal, food is a big motivator for deer. The hunter’s market is filled with endless options for baiting deer so you can find that perfect attractant that just drives the whitetails where you hunt crazy.
Imagine relaxing into your sofa after a hard week. You have a drink in the cupholder, and you’re nice and warm. You get out a book you’ve been meaning to finish or catch up on college football since you couldn’t watch the games last Saturday.
Now imagine you get to be hunting at the same time. That’s the benefit ground blinds bring to the table.
It’s estimated that one in three tree-stand hunters will experience a fall at some point, so hunting from the treetops is no small risk. However, a good safety harness significantly minimizes this risk, and you absolutely must wear one when stand hunting.
Hang-on stands combine stability with portability to maximize convenience, so the hunt will be that much easier.
If you want to take advantage of the sky, a ladder tree stand can be a great way to do it. More room and more stability make them top choices for stand users. Here we’ve picked out our five favorites. Each one has great features that really stood out to us.
If you’re new to stand hunting, or if you’ve been using an old stand for a while and are looking for something to give you a new edge, this is the list for you.
Your tree stand isn’t a purchase to take lightly. You’ll be spending a lot of time in it. Bowhunters have come to love climbing stands for their convenience and versatility. First, consider the qualities of tree stands that make them good for bowhunting. Then take a look at our favorites.
rtant senses for deer, so getting the right scent out in the woods while you’re hunting has to be a priority.
Before you get a call, take a look at what each one has to offer. Different designs and technologies, even different cases have their advantages and disadvantages, and you want the call that’s going to lure in the deer you want in the place where you’re hunting. There are a lot of options when it comes to calls, but there are a few that really stand out.