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Bowhunting 

Learning and Inspiration

Bowhunting Quotes to Inspire and Amuse
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.
The Basics – Bow Hunting for Beginners
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.
Get an Edge With our Bow Hunting Tips
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

Stay Sharp with the Best Broadhead Sharpener
When you’re out hunting, it pays to stay sharp. And not just mentally. Razor-sharp broadheads significantly increase your chances of success.
Don’t Guess, use the Best Rangefinders for Bowhunting
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.
The Best Bowhunting Gloves, Warm and In-Touch
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.
Best Hunting Hats, Facemasks and Headcovers
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.
Up Close with the Best Spotting Scopes for Hunting
Up your optical game! There’s a spotting scope on the market for every hunter and every situation.
What are the Best Fletching Jigs?
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.
Shoulder it in the Best Hunting Backpack
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.
High-Vis Arrows with the Best Lighted Nocks
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.
Avoid Slap with the Best Archery Arm Guard
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!
The Best Safety, Bow, Turkey and Upland Hunting Vests
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.
Suit Up in the Best Hunting Pants
Picking hunting pants is about more than just finding the right size. Different situations, areas and climates all call for different features.
The Best Headlamp for Hunting – Shine On
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...
Solid Performance – The Best Fixed-Blade Broadheads
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.
Cut Deep with the Best Mechanical Broadheads
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.
Stay Toasty with the Best Hand Warmers for Hunting
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.
The Best Folding Saws for Hunting and Bushcraft
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.
Dead Straight – The Best Hunting Arrows
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...
Deer


Deer Hunting

Whitetail to Elk, beginner to expert there's something useful in here for everyone.

Learning and Inspiration

Bleats to Grunts – Deer Sounds and What They Mean
Deer are quite vocal animals, and they express themselves with a variety of noises that all mean different things, from warnings to sweet talk.
Pro Deer Hunting Tips and Tactics
The wise hunter never stops learning. In fact, it’s your greatest advantage.
Types of Deer – Locations, Descriptions and Trophies
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.
Deer Hunting in the Rain
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?
Bowhunting Deer – A Beginners Guide
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.
Dusk or Dawn – What’s the best time of day to hunt deer?
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.
Be Prepared – Deer Hunting Checklist
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.

Gear Reviews and Round-ups

The Best Rattling Antlers to Lure in a Buck
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.
The Best Deer Feeders – Nurture your Game
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.
Haulin’ Venison with the Best Deer Drag
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.
Listen Up! – The Best Deer Call
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.
‘Hook-a-Buck’ with the Best Deer Attractants, Lures and Bait
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.
Cloak Yourself in the Best Cover Scent for Deer 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?
Eliminate Your Smell with the Best Scent Killers
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.
What are the Best Hang On Treestands for Bowhunting?
Hang-on stands combine stability with portability to maximize convenience, so the hunt will be that much easier.
What are the Best Treestands for Bowhunting?
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.
Strap into the Best Hunting Safety Harness
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.
Step-up your Game with the Best Bowhunting Ladder Stand
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.
Sniff Test – The Best Deer Scent
rtant senses for deer, so getting the right scent out in the woods while you’re hunting has to be a priority.
The Best Climbing Sticks – Easy Up
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.
The Best Meat Grinder for Deer – Burgers Anyone?
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.
Ape-up with the Best Climbing Treestand for Bowhunting
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.
Hideaway in one of the Best Ground Blinds for Bowhunting
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.
“Fake it” with one of the Best Deer Decoys
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.
The Best Deer Mineral Blocks and Salt Licks
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.