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Archery Power Couples Who Found Love at the Range

Archery Power Couples Who Found Love at the Range

Archery brings people together. When practicing with a team, you connect with teammates and bond through your love for the sport. It’s a great way to…
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A Buyer’s Guide to Compound Bows

A Buyer’s Guide to Compound Bows

Do you want to buy a compound bow, but you’re unsure where to start? Don’t fear. This guide helps you find a bow that fits your body and budget. We…
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Get Ready for Your First Bow Season

Get Ready for Your First Bow Season

Do you want to start bowhunting? You have plenty of time to prepare for autumn’s hunting season, but you have much to do. To prepare, you must learn…
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Staying Cool Under Pressure

Staying Cool Under Pressure

Staying cool under pressure comes naturally to a few archers, but most people must learn how to handle it. Whether you compete locally or on the…
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5 Reasons to Take Archery Lessons

5 Reasons to Take Archery Lessons

Do you want to try archery for the first time? Or are you a longtime bowhunter, and you want to improve your shooting? What if you can’t remember the…
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Hit the Archery Range for Your Next Date Night

Hit the Archery Range for Your Next Date Night

Archery is a fun sport you can share with a loved one when seeking a romantic night out. If you doubt it, consider Cupid. He had the right idea when…
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Your Guide to Western Bowhunting

Your Guide to Western Bowhunting

Wide-open vistas and whiffs of sage and ponderosa pine inspire bowhunters to flock westward each fall for adventures on rolling prairies and remote…
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Click Your Way to Archery Success

Click Your Way to Archery Success

Coaches and athletes often say, “Trust the process.” That mantra means you must focus on what you can control, and not worry about what you can’t…
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6 Ways Hiking Improves Your Child’s Mental and Emotional Health

6 Ways Hiking Improves Your Child’s Mental and Emotional Health

There is a lot of research backing the notion that hiking is not only good for an individual’s physical health but also their mental and…
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RECAP: New Gear from the 2020 ATA Show

RECAP: New Gear from the 2020 ATA Show

The Archery Trade Association (ATA) held its 2020 Trade Show in January at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. As in the past, this…
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Stray Balloons Can Reveal Big-Buck Bedding Areas

Stray Balloons Can Reveal Big-Buck Bedding Areas

Someone posted an interesting observation in February 2019 on Dan Infalt’s forum, thehuntingbeast.com. The post read: “Every time I find a good deer…
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5 Great Spots for Winter Steelhead

5 Great Spots for Winter Steelhead

Although steelhead are really nothing but ocean or lake-run rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss), any angler who’s ever tried to hook one will…
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7 Budget-Friendly Ski Vacation Packages to Buy Right Now

7 Budget-Friendly Ski Vacation Packages to Buy Right Now

A ski vacation is a fantastic way for the whole family to enjoy winter while doing something active. But skiing is not always the most…
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Safety First: 10 Hacks for Successful Winter Camping

Safety First: 10 Hacks for Successful Winter Camping

When you set out on a winter camping trip, you probably don’t expect that anything will go wrong—and most of the time, you will be right.…
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Your Range Bag—It’s What's Inside That Counts

Your Range Bag—It’s What's Inside That Counts

I liken my range bag to my wife’s purse. I find myself looking through my range bag, at a menagerie of items, unable to find the one simple…
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7 Essential Items for Using Your 4x4 in Snowy Conditions

7 Essential Items for Using Your 4x4 in Snowy Conditions

As an off-roading enthusiast, you know that your ATV can get you places where a lot of other vehicles can’t go. That being said, when you add…
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10 Things Everyone Should Know About Archery

10 Things Everyone Should Know About Archery

From Hawkeye to Robin Hood to Katniss Everdeen, archery is everywhere. But for those who neither shoot archery nor know an archer, the sport might…
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Attention Bowhunters: Try Indoor Archery, Reap Major Benefits

Attention Bowhunters: Try Indoor Archery, Reap Major Benefits

Most bowhunting seasons are over. Bowhunters are winterizing equipment and evaluating their seasons.During that process, some might think: “How did I…
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Hunting Gear You Need to Get Started

Hunting Gear You Need to Get Started

What do you need to start bowhunting? You can pack your garage with gear, and many bowhunters do, but it’s not necessary. With just some basic gear,…
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Shoot for a Scholarship at the University of Pikeville

Shoot for a Scholarship at the University of Pikeville

The University of Pikeville in Kentucky is a small college of less than 2,500 students, but it offers a big-time archery program for those fortunate…
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Basics for Setting Up Recurves

Basics for Setting Up Recurves

After you buy a recurve bow, you must set it up so it performs to its full potential. This article covers the basics of setting up recurves. First,…
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Now’s the Perfect Time to Start Bowhunting

Now’s the Perfect Time to Start Bowhunting

Do you feel trapped inside during the long winter? Do cold, dark days make you dream of having fun outdoors? Sounds like you need something new to…
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Mackenzie Brown Shares Tips for Aspiring Archers

Mackenzie Brown Shares Tips for Aspiring Archers

Mackenzie Brown, 24, will embark on her second Olympic journey when setting her sights on Tokyo in July. She grew up around bowhunting, but…
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Shed Hunting 101

Shed Hunting 101

Shed-antler hunting has transitioned from obscurity to a mainstream hobby, maybe because anyone can hunt sheds, and a license usually isn’t…
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Understanding the Specs on Compound Bows

Understanding the Specs on Compound Bows

Buying a new bow is tons of fun! The latest bow models are arriving at archery shops, and they offer many great options for bowhunters, no matter…
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What’s a Plunger?

What’s a Plunger?

If you’re interested in barebow or Olympic recurve archery, you need to learn about an accessory called the cushion plunger. This small item is…
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Your Guide to a DIY Bowhunting Adventure

Your Guide to a DIY Bowhunting Adventure

After dissecting your gear list and studying maps for months, you watch in awe as the sun unveils an entirely new landscape. You circled this day on…
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Predator Hunting: Setups for Success

Predator Hunting: Setups for Success

It’s January in the Midwest. Most deer seasons have ended, and winter’s lethargy threatens. What’s a bowhunter to do? Hunt predators! What qualifies…
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Focus on Process, Not Perfection, for Archery Progress

Focus on Process, Not Perfection, for Archery Progress

I’ve always been a perfectionist, but while raising two children the past 13 years I’ve learned to value progress over perfection in daily life,…
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Archery Coach Larry Brown Inspires New York Youths

Archery Coach Larry Brown Inspires New York Youths

In 2017, Dallas Jones became the first African-American to win a national archery tournament. Then he won gold at the 2019 Lancaster Archery…
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How to Store Hunting Gear

How to Store Hunting Gear

The early mornings, late nights, long sits and endless walks never get old during bowhunting season. But once it’s over, exhaustion sets in. When…
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Buying a Recurve Bow

Buying a Recurve Bow

Buying a full recurve setup can be daunting. Which brand do you choose? How do you know what will work best? The considerations and combinations seem…
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Lessons Learned this Bow Season

Lessons Learned this Bow Season

Each bow season is an opportunity to learn and become a little better at bowhunting. In this video, Greg Clements discusses what he and The Hunting…
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5 Ways to Extend Hunting Season through February

5 Ways to Extend Hunting Season through February

If you’ve wished for a year-round hunting season, we’ve got good news: Hunting opportunities abound, even during January and February. You just need…
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Mark Your Calendar: National Outdoor Women's Weekend

Mark Your Calendar: National Outdoor Women's Weekend

On March 6, 7, and 8, 2020, the Valley of the Sun Chapter of Quail Forever will be hosting National Outdoor Women's Weekend in Phoenix, Arizona. This…
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Thrill Seekers: 5 Instagram Accounts to Follow if You Love Off-Roading

Thrill Seekers: 5 Instagram Accounts to Follow if You Love Off-Roading

Maybe action-packed off-roading photos and videos fill the void on those days when you can’t get into the seat or saddle and get out on the…
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21 Influential Female Hunters to Follow on Instagram

21 Influential Female Hunters to Follow on Instagram

Between 2001 and 2013, the number of registered female hunters in the U.S. sky-rocketed from 1.8 million to 3.3 million, according to the National…
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Staying Warm: 7 Must-Have Winter Camping Products

Staying Warm: 7 Must-Have Winter Camping Products

A different set of rules apply when you're camping in the extreme cold conditions of winter. Your standard gear isn't going to cut it if temperatures…
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Cleaning Out the Gun Safe

Cleaning Out the Gun Safe

The struggle is real when it comes to firearms ownership. As shooters, hunters, and family gun owners, we all tend to hold on to our guns as if they…
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Set Your Sights: 5 Great Rangefinders

Set Your Sights: 5 Great Rangefinders

If there's one essential accessory every modern bowhunter should have, it's a rangefinder. Rangefinders help you accurately gauge the distance…
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10 Cross-Country Skiing Trails to Try This Winter

10 Cross-Country Skiing Trails to Try This Winter

While there is excitement to be found in exploring your favorite hiking destinations during the winter season, the snow-covered trails bring forth an…
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5 Prime Ice Fishing Destinations in the U.S.

5 Prime Ice Fishing Destinations in the U.S.

When winter drops its icy fingers across the fisheries of the northern United States, ice anglers grab their augers and tip-ups and head for the hard…
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6 Hiking Boots for Winter Trekking

6 Hiking Boots for Winter Trekking

There’s no reason for cold temperatures and a little snow to keep you off the trails—not if you have the right boots, anyway. When…
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Evaluate Your 2019 Bowhunting Season Before You Forget

Evaluate Your 2019 Bowhunting Season Before You Forget

How was your bowhunting season? Before spitting out a “good,” “great,” or “could’ve been better,” carefully review your season. Did you achieve your…
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Build Wooden Arrows in 5 Steps

Build Wooden Arrows in 5 Steps

Archers have made and shot wooden arrows for thousands of years. They’ve brought down wooly mammoths and helped wage wars such as the battle of…
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Let's Go Shooting: Printable Targets

Let's Go Shooting: Printable Targets

Interested in some printable shooting targets? Visit the Let's Go Shooting website here and add your email to their mailing list to get access to…
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Shoot for a Scholarship: Emmanuel College

Shoot for a Scholarship: Emmanuel College

Some archers hope to jump into a professional archery career after high school, while others pursue a college degree. Many schools like Emmanuel…
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Try These Archery Activities This Winter

Try These Archery Activities This Winter

Fall’s colors have disappeared beneath a blanket of white, and you’re feeling winter’s blues. The rut is over, too, but that doesn’t mean your…
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8 Gifts for the Archer in Your Life

8 Gifts for the Archer in Your Life

Saint Nick gets it right every time but finding the perfect gift is tough for everyone else. If you have an archer on your Christmas list, we’ve got…
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Escape the Cold to These Bowhunting Destinations

Escape the Cold to These Bowhunting Destinations

In many areas across whitetail country, bow season is still open. But the magic of the rut is over. And an orange army of gun hunters has taken a…
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