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Compounds vs. Recurve Bows

Compounds vs. Recurve Bows

There’s something simple and primitive about recurve bows. And there’s something powerful and modern about compound bows. So which should you…
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Five Archery Tips for Bowhunters

Five Archery Tips for Bowhunters

Every hunter’s “To-Do List” gets jam-packed as bowhunting season nears, but everyone’s priority is archery practice. These five tips will help you…
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How to Determine Your Effective Archery Range

How to Determine Your Effective Archery Range

Some people have incredible archery skills. They can hit targets 80 or even 100 yards away! But would they dream of shooting at a whitetail at those…
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Is it Time to Upgrade Your Gear?

Is it Time to Upgrade Your Gear?

Your best friend unwrapped a new compound bow for their birthday. Your favorite brand just released its new line. Your Instagram feed is flooded with…
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Outdoor Target Archery: Targets and Scoring

Outdoor Target Archery: Targets and Scoring

Outdoor target archery is the sport shot in the Olympic Games and World Archery’s World Cup series, both of which attract the world’s elite archers.…
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Beginner vs. Advanced Recurve Limbs

Beginner vs. Advanced Recurve Limbs

Choosing equipment can be overwhelming, especially when spending lots of hard-earned money. Unlike some accessories such as sights and the plunger,…
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Optics Buying Guide for Bowhunters

Optics Buying Guide for Bowhunters

Most bowhunters have that one friend who spots 10 times more animals than they do. Maybe those friends have superhuman vision or maybe it’s the…
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Improve Yourself through Archery

Improve Yourself through Archery

Archery isn’t just about shooting arrows and making friends. Life lessons you learn from competing in tournaments near home and around the world can…
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7 Perfect Father's Day Gifts for the Outdoor-Loving Dad

7 Perfect Father's Day Gifts for the Outdoor-Loving Dad

On Sunday, June 21, we celebrate all things fatherhood. If your dad introduced you to your love of the great outdoors, it's the perfect time to show…
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All About ILF Bows

All About ILF Bows

If you’re interested in barebow, traditional or Olympic recurve archery, you have many great equipment options, including the popular ILF bow. To…
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Which Arrow Rest is Best for You?

Which Arrow Rest is Best for You?

Perhaps the most important accessory you put on your bow is an arrow rest. When tuned properly, your rest ensures consistent arrow flight and helps…
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Support Archery Shops During COVID-19

Support Archery Shops During COVID-19

If this were a normal year, bowhunters would be starting to flock to local archery shops to ensure their bow is tuned and that they’re properly…
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Is it Safe to Shoot in My Yard?

Is it Safe to Shoot in My Yard?

Backyard archery ranges make practicing convenient, but be sure your setup is safe before shooting your first arrow. Let’s review what to include…
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Trick Out Your Kayak: 6 Must-Have Accessories for Fishing Season

Trick Out Your Kayak: 6 Must-Have Accessories for Fishing Season

Paddling is an awesome way to get some exercise and get out on the water—it’s also a fantastic way to stealthily put yourself where the…
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Minimalist Gear for Mobile Hunting

Minimalist Gear for Mobile Hunting

Bowhunters are becoming more mobile. Their traditional approach the past 50 years was to set up stands at funnels, over food plots, or along other…
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Conquering Adversity: Nick Barbato Shoots Through Tourette Syndrome

Conquering Adversity: Nick Barbato Shoots Through Tourette Syndrome

Teenage archer Nick Barbato’s inspiring story went viral two years ago. Then 14, Barbato was one of the nation’s best archers despite Tourette…
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10 Ways to Celebrate National Shooting Sports Month in August

10 Ways to Celebrate National Shooting Sports Month in August

Breaking a flying clay target or knocking over a steel plate and then sharing the fun of that experience awaits all who participate in National…
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How to Prepare for a Canoe Camping Trip

How to Prepare for a Canoe Camping Trip

Canoe camping transforms a regular old camping trip into a more adventurous excursion, but it's pivotal to take the steps to properly prepare. You…
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6 Things to Think About Before Buying Your First Motorcycle

6 Things to Think About Before Buying Your First Motorcycle

Whether for commuting, off-roading, or leisurely rides on perfect weather days, motorcycles open up a whole world of fun. As with most any vehicle…
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Campfire Eats: 7 Simple Summer Campsite Recipes

Campfire Eats: 7 Simple Summer Campsite Recipes

For many folks, meal planning is the biggest thing to worry about when getting ready for a camping trip. Whether you’re backpacking, car…
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5 Ways to Get Your Children Excited About Hiking

5 Ways to Get Your Children Excited About Hiking

Introducing your child to the great outdoors from a young age helps to develop a positive, lifelong relationship with nature. But with small kids,…
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Sam Soholt Addresses Public Land Misconceptions

Sam Soholt Addresses Public Land Misconceptions

Many folks claim few deer live on public lands, and that these properties are dangerous and overrun with thieves who steal your gear. Such…
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Add these Books to Your Archery Library

Add these Books to Your Archery Library

As we approach the three-month mark for social distancing, you might need some reading materials to pass the time. Meanwhile, if you’ve been able to…
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Is it Safe to Shoot in My Yard?

Is it Safe to Shoot in My Yard?

Backyard archery ranges make practicing convenient, but be sure your setup is safe before shooting your first arrow. Let’s review what to include…
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The Proper Rifle Fit

The Proper Rifle Fit

What do a golf swing, bowling, and shooting a rifle have in common? The old adage, “Keep your head down.” In these and many other…
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Gearing Up for Prairie Dog Shooting

Gearing Up for Prairie Dog Shooting

Legendary Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi once sagely said, “Practice doesn’t make perfect. Only perfect practice makes…
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Crossbows for Beginners: 7 Things You’ll Need to Get Started

Crossbows for Beginners: 7 Things You’ll Need to Get Started

Crossbow archery is a great way to combine some of the feel of firearm sports with the challenges of traditional archery. A crossbow has a stock and…
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How to Hunt the Wind

How to Hunt the Wind

Have you ever caught a whiff of something delicious while walking around town? Wind currents carried that scent from its source to your nose. If you…
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Woodsmanship Skills: How to Use a Map and Compass

Woodsmanship Skills: How to Use a Map and Compass

GPS units and navigation apps are fantastic aids until their batteries die. If you get stuck in the woods with no hand-held power, you’ll be fine if…
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Support Archery Shops During COVID-19

Support Archery Shops During COVID-19

Businesses around the world are changing how they interact with customers because of COVID-19, and that includes archery shops. Whether it’s curbside…
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Woodsmanship Skills: Water Purification

Woodsmanship Skills: Water Purification

Whether you’re camping, bowhunting the backcountry, or surviving unexpected situations, water is a necessity. Your body is about 60% water. Going…
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Olympic Update: Tokyo 2020

Olympic Update: Tokyo 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic forced the International Olympic Committee in March to postpone Tokyo’s 2020 Olympic Games, the fourth time in history the…
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Woodsmanship Skills: How to Build a Fire

Woodsmanship Skills: How to Build a Fire

If fires can start naturally in the woods without human help (hello, lightning strike!), everyone should have the skills and knowledge to spark one…
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Tools of the Trade for DIY Deer Processing

Tools of the Trade for DIY Deer Processing

The only thing more satisfying than filling your deer tag is processing your doe or buck into fresh venison. By processing deer at home, you control…
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Buying Guide for Compound Stabilizers

Buying Guide for Compound Stabilizers

Is something off with my archery setup? Most archers ask that question if their arrows aren’t grouping tightly. To get the most from their compound…
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A Buyer’s Guide to Recurve Stabilizers

A Buyer’s Guide to Recurve Stabilizers

Choosing stabilizers for your recurve bow is more about personal preference than magic formulas. Rod length can be determined by your height, draw…
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Deer Anatomy: What Makes a Lethal Shot?

Deer Anatomy: What Makes a Lethal Shot?

Every bowhunter knows to aim for a whitetail’s vital organs, aka the heart and lungs, but they might not know why chest shots are so lethal. Mickey…
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Build Better Archery Habits with a Backyard Range

Build Better Archery Habits with a Backyard Range

Most of us grew frustrated this spring as social distancing became the new normal. You might need to wait awhile before enjoying some hobbies outside…
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Urban Bowhunting: What If Your Deer Leaves the Property?

Urban Bowhunting: What If Your Deer Leaves the Property?

Most urban bowhunting takes place on small properties, which creates unique hunts and special challenges. One such challenge is what you should do if…
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Long Range Shooting Tips

Long Range Shooting Tips

I first met Tom Maciak, a mechanical engineer for one of the world’s preeminent makers of riflescopes and other optics for both civilian and…
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Beyond the Score-able Points: Chris Bee

Beyond the Score-able Points: Chris Bee

“If you do something long enough, and you’re passionate about it, something good is probably going to come from it.” That’s how Mathews pro Chris Bee…
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How to Book a Guided Hunt

How to Book a Guided Hunt

I've been on more than my share of guided hunts of all types, both domestically and internationally, since my first, an elk hunt in the early 1980s.…
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Trail-Camera Setups for Summer

Trail-Camera Setups for Summer

While hunting shed antlers recently, I stumbled upon a giant 5-point whitetail shed. With its long, sweeping main beam, skyscraping tines and sheer…
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A Beginner’s Guide to Recurve Clickers

A Beginner’s Guide to Recurve Clickers

Accurate archery requires consistency in every part of your shot, whether it’s your grip, your anchor, or how far you pull the bowstring back.…
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Look, but Don’t Touch Young Deer

Look, but Don’t Touch Young Deer

Spring signals new life. You’ll see trees bud, flowers bloom and many animals give birth, including deer, whose offspring are called…
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7 Lightweight Socks for Comfortable Summer Hiking

7 Lightweight Socks for Comfortable Summer Hiking

When you hit the trails in warm weather, the last thing you need is overheated, sweat-drenched feet. Choosing the right socks for summer hiking will…
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Find Your Footing: 6 Perfect Paddleboards for Beginners

Find Your Footing: 6 Perfect Paddleboards for Beginners

Stand-up paddleboarding is a not just a fun way to get out and enjoy the water, it’s also a great way to exercise, including…
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Archery at Home: 5 Workouts for Strengthening Shoulders

Archery at Home: 5 Workouts for Strengthening Shoulders

Archery engages a number of muscle groups but it’s the shoulders, along with the obliques, that probably bear the brunt of the drawing and…
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8 Things to Consider Before Buying an RV

8 Things to Consider Before Buying an RV

Investing in a recreational vehicle (RV) is a big decision. Whether you're buying an older model that's used but still reliable or a shiny new Class…
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Prepping Your Tackle Box: Must-Have Gear for Fishing Season

Prepping Your Tackle Box: Must-Have Gear for Fishing Season

When you’re getting ready for the fishing season, it’s never a bad idea to take inventory of your tackle box and make sure you’ll…
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