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These Bowhunters Made Mistakes and You Will Too. Learn to Persevere.

These Bowhunters Made Mistakes and You Will Too. Learn to Persevere.

All bowhunters of all experience levels make mistakes. Bowhunting, after all, is challenging. Bowhunters require lots of gear and constant practice…
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Archery Halloween Costumes

Archery Halloween Costumes

Halloween is a fun excuse for turning yourself into a spooky beast, professional archer, or favorite fictional character. Have fun with your…
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Hunt Scrapes to Intercept Mature Bucks

Hunt Scrapes to Intercept Mature Bucks

White-tailed bucks make scrapes to communicate by scent. Scrapes help bucks announce their presence, define their territory, and show they’re ready…
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Archery Décor

Archery Décor

Autumn’s shorter days and cooler weather might make you spend more time indoors. Falling leaves also make autumn ideal for reflecting and updating…
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2020 Election: Voting Guide for New York

2020 Election: Voting Guide for New York

Don't Risk Your Rights in New York Election Day: November 3 Why should you vote? Voting is the one of the most powerful ways to make…
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Fall Fishing: 6 Species to Target This Autumn

Fall Fishing: 6 Species to Target This Autumn

Autumn is prime time for many of the country’s favorite species of sport fish. This is because, as water temperatures drop, many species either…
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7 Great 4x4 Areas in and Around National Parks

7 Great 4x4 Areas in and Around National Parks

The United States’ National Parks preserve some of the most spectacular scenery in the nation. Fortunately for off-roading enthusiasts, many of…
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7 Awesome Destinations for Autumn Elk Hunting

7 Awesome Destinations for Autumn Elk Hunting

One of bowhunting’s biggest draws is the challenge of taking down big game with nothing but an arrow. And when it comes to North American game,…
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5 Handy Headlamps for Hiking Those Shorter Fall Days

5 Handy Headlamps for Hiking Those Shorter Fall Days

Don't let the shorter days and fewer daylight hours of autumn deter you from getting outside for a hike. Packing a headlamp not only keeps you safe…
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How to Keep Your Dog Safe While Hiking

How to Keep Your Dog Safe While Hiking

You love to hike, and your best furry friend loves to go on walks with you—so there's really no better experience than bringing your dog on a…
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Master Speed Scouting for Bowhunting Success

Master Speed Scouting for Bowhunting Success

After hunting hard for days without any close encounters, I snoozed my alarm when raindrops discouraged me from starting early on Nov. 5, 2017. The…
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10 Stunning Treehouse Camping Destinations on Airbnb

10 Stunning Treehouse Camping Destinations on Airbnb

From rustic retreats in the Ozark Mountains to more luxurious getaways among California redwoods, Airbnb’s treehouse stays are something out of…
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Long-Range Target Scopes

Long-Range Target Scopes

I lay prone behind the trigger of one of my favorite target rifles, a Savage Model 116 in 6.5-284 Norma, during day two of the SAAM…
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Bowhunters: Know Your Duties and Role in Conservation

Bowhunters: Know Your Duties and Role in Conservation

Bowhunters like you help conserve wildlife and wild places every time they buy a hunting license, or a bow, arrows and broadheads. You’re one big…
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A Beginner’s Guide to Thumb Releases

A Beginner’s Guide to Thumb Releases

Most compound-bow archers use wrist-strap releases with a trigger activated by the index finger. But as you shoot more regularly with this popular…
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Join Bowhunters United to Help Bowhunting’s Future

Join Bowhunters United to Help Bowhunting’s Future

Bowhunters are unique individuals who are hardy, hearty and full of vigor. They scout hard and practice often to ensure they harvest their quarry…
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6 Best Waterproof Backpacks for Kayaking

6 Best Waterproof Backpacks for Kayaking

When you head out on the water, you need to protect your gear (or your lunch) from getting wet. As most paddlers know, this is what dry bags are for.…
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Field Care Basics for Big-Game Hunters

Field Care Basics for Big-Game Hunters

Proper care of the meat of an animal you’ve taken means field-dressing the animal and/or quartering the carcass, then cleaning the meat and…
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Acorns: A Favorite Fall Food Source

Acorns: A Favorite Fall Food Source

Acorns are a favorite fall food for all types of critters. Deer, bear, squirrels and turkeys all feast on this high-protein mast crop to prepare for…
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Ensure Wildlife’s Future By Helping Conservation Groups

Ensure Wildlife’s Future By Helping Conservation Groups

Hunters and anglers support wildlife and wild places whenever buying licenses and a wide variety of archery, fishing and gun-hunting gear. State…
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How and Why You Should Submit a CWD Sample This Season

How and Why You Should Submit a CWD Sample This Season

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), a transmissible neurological disease that affects deer with always-fatal results, is arguably the biggest challenge…
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Types of Compound Bow Sights

Types of Compound Bow Sights

Need to choose a sight for your compound bow? You want one that fits your budget, style of shooting and the type of shooting you’ll be doing. Let’s…
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How NOT to Get Started in Archery

How NOT to Get Started in Archery

If you want to give archery a try, you can find plenty of sensible ways to get started. Whether you visit a pro shop or work with a coach, it’s easy…
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Bored, Bored on the Range? Here’s the Fix

Bored, Bored on the Range? Here’s the Fix

Practice makes perfect. We’ve all heard it. We know it’s true. To truly master a task, be it playing the piano, putting a ball through a…
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A Bowhunting Epiphany: How Hunting Alone Taught Me to Be a Better Bowhunter

A Bowhunting Epiphany: How Hunting Alone Taught Me to Be a Better Bowhunter

Hunting with friends and family is fun, but hunting alone tests your skills and knowledge, and challenges you mentally and physically. I found that…
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PE at Home: Archery

PE at Home: Archery

Heading back to school is a much different experience for students this fall. Many traded classrooms for virtual learning, or a combination of both.…
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RV Checklist: 10 Safety Tips to Know Before Traveling

RV Checklist: 10 Safety Tips to Know Before Traveling

As you prepare to head out on an RV road trip or camping adventure, it's important to consider a few safety precautions before embarking on your…
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5 Awesome Destinations for Fall Steelhead Fishing

5 Awesome Destinations for Fall Steelhead Fishing

When the leaves start to turn, in many parts of the United States, particularly the Great Lakes region, steelhead start to run—as do steelhead…
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Top Moments in Archery History

Top Moments in Archery History

Archery’s history is rich, complex and storied, dating back thousands of years: 64,000 years to be exact. Archery has been practiced by cultures all…
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Keep a Hunting Journal This Year, Be a Better Bowhunter Next Year

Keep a Hunting Journal This Year, Be a Better Bowhunter Next Year

Do you remember what you ate for dinner four days ago? How about a month ago? If you’re drawing a blank, you’re not alone. Life is busy and hectic.…
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7 Colorful Canoe Trips to Try This Fall

7 Colorful Canoe Trips to Try This Fall

There are few better ways to witness the fabulous fiery colors of fall than from the water. The air is crisp and reflections from the foliage dance…
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Tips for Bowhunting as a Family

Tips for Bowhunting as a Family

“Say goodbye to hunting.” That was one of the most unwelcomed pieces of advice I was given while pregnant. While waddling through the woods with a…
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Dial in Your Preseason Checklist

Dial in Your Preseason Checklist

The dawn of another opening day is approaching fast. Nothing builds your bowhunting confidence like in-depth knowledge of your gear. That’s why it’s…
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5 Archery Inventions that Changed the Game

5 Archery Inventions that Changed the Game

The world of archery never stops changing. Each year, thousands of archers gather at the annual Archery Trade Association Trade Show to gawk at new…
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6 ATV Destinations to See Vibrant Fall Colors

6 ATV Destinations to See Vibrant Fall Colors

Soak up the autumn hues of red, orange, and yellow from the back of your four-wheeler. Riding through deciduous forests on the back of an ATV gives…
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A Deer’s 4 Quarters Offer Endless Options

A Deer’s 4 Quarters Offer Endless Options

Although some hunters consider large antlers to be trophies, other hunters know venison is the real prize. True, some people consider deer meat…
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How to Get Your Broadheads Ready to Hunt in 4 Steps

How to Get Your Broadheads Ready to Hunt in 4 Steps

You’ve practiced all summer and found a great hunting spot. But are your broadheads ready to hunt? Before hitting the woods, make sure your…
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6 Essential Items for Your Autumn Turkey Hunt

6 Essential Items for Your Autumn Turkey Hunt

In many states across the country, fall turkey hunting season is upon us. Now's the time to make sure you're equipped with the proper gear to ensure…
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Plan Your Approach

Plan Your Approach

You’ve monitored trail cameras all summer, and know you have quality bucks on your hunting property. You’ve scouted. You’ve shot your bow so much all…
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Keeping Cozy: 5 Great Camping Mugs

Keeping Cozy: 5 Great Camping Mugs

When summer winds down and the air starts to crisp, we start dreaming about fall camping trips. On a cool fall morning, there's nothing quite like a…
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5 Fun Hiking Activities to Try with Your Kids This Fall

5 Fun Hiking Activities to Try with Your Kids This Fall

Fall is a fantastic time for hiking: the weather’s cooler, the foliage is beautiful, and wildlife sighting opportunities abound. This makes…
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Records Set at USA Archery Outdoor Nationals

Records Set at USA Archery Outdoor Nationals

Extreme weather and record-breaking scores made things memorable Aug. 12-15 at the 136th USA Archery Target Nationals and U.S. Open in Richmond,…
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Regional Tips for Bowhunting Whitetails

Regional Tips for Bowhunting Whitetails

Whitetails are the most resilient and adaptable members of the deer family. Although their range sprawls across much of the Lower 48 and into Canada,…
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Can Archers Throw Shots into the Middle?

Can Archers Throw Shots into the Middle?

“Body English” or “giving it the onion” is when archers move their bow arm at the last second to correct their aim. This exaggerated bow-arm swing…
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Shot Placement 101: Part 2

Shot Placement 101: Part 2

Bowhunting combines several skill sets into one practice. One of the most important skills is understanding and executing proper shot placement. To…
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How and When to Order Strings for Your Compound Bow

How and When to Order Strings for Your Compound Bow

A compound bow’s string is the unsung hero of every archery setup. Without a bowstring, the bow and arrow are powerless. Every piece of archery…
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Summer Prep Equals a Better Fall Deer Season

Summer Prep Equals a Better Fall Deer Season

It’s hard to think about frosty mornings at hunting camp this time of the year. The outside temperature for many of us is still hovering around…
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Shot Placement 101: Part 1

Shot Placement 101: Part 1

The most important factor in achieving an effective killing shot is placing your arrow in the vitals. Shot placement combines angles and anatomy to…
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Making Sense of Bow Specs

Making Sense of Bow Specs

If you’re just getting started in bowhunting, you’ve likely noticed its unique language. Understanding archery lingo and bow specs might seem hard,…
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Food Sources for Opening Day

Food Sources for Opening Day

Your countdown is ending as opening day comes into sight. You’ve shot your bow, gathered your gear, and you’re ready to pick a spot to hunt. Your…
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