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Bow Hunting Turkeys

  By Pete Rogers As the popularity of turkey hunting continues to grow, there is a certain segment of hunters that believe for some strange reason, they should up the ante in the turkey’s favor. These hunters have opted to forgo shotguns in favor of archery tackle. For as long …

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Scouting Whitetails for Archery Season

  By Robin Follette Being new to bow hunting, there are a lot of things I need to learn. My biggest lesson to date is the difference in the behavior of bucks between our bow and rifle seasons. Seeing bucks outside of our rifle season is great, of course. Studying …

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Bow Accessories…Mere Afterthoughts, or Are They More?

  By Rob Boyle Welcome back to all things bowhunting and archery related! So far in our column, we have discussed what to look for before you purchase your first bow, what type of arrows you’ll need, and what kind of arrow rest will work best for your type of …

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Arrow Selection and Terminology

  By Rob Boyle The last two articles (How To Select A Compound Bow – Basics and How To Select A Compound Bow – Advanced Terms) focused on the most important part of your archery gear: your compound bow. The second most important piece of gear you’ll own is your …

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How to Select a Compound Bow – Advanced Terms

  By Rob Boyle Continued from How To Select A Compound Bow – Basics. Welcome back to our second segment on how to select a compound bow! Last time we discussed a bit about the different types of bow manufacturers out there, and we talked about a few of the …

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How To Get Started With A Crossbow

  Crossbow hunting and target shooting, like bow hunting, is an exciting and growing sport in America, and more and more crossbow enthusiasts are showing up in states all over the country. Crossbow shooting has its own unique appeals, and among them is the ability to use a crossbow like …

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How To Select A Compound Bow – Basics

  By Rob Boyle So you want to start shooting a compound bow? First off, congratulations on making the decision to join the ever-expanding sport of archery and bowhunting. Shooting a bow is a lifetime endeavor of fun, patience, excitement and practice. Five years ago I woke up one day …

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FIRST LOOK: Benjamin “Pioneer Airbow” from Crosman

  By Tony Martins Crosman announced a new addition to their Benjamin hunting line at the Archery Trade Association show early in January. The “Pioneer Airbow” immediately generated an unprecedented level of interest within the hunting industry, particularly among archery and airgun enthusiasts. A video showing professional hunter Jim Shockey …

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New Products At ATA – Part 2

By Nancy Jo Adams Continued from: New Products At ATA – Part 1. Sitka Gear Sitka Gear was designed with the hunter in mind, from treestand hunters to mountain stalkers. All the disciplines of hunting have been taken into account. More importantly, the technology that has gone into the materials …

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New Products At ATA – Part 1

  By Nancy Jo Adams It is always exciting to see what is new and/or improved on the Archery Trade Association (ATA) show floor each January, and this year was no different. In addition to a record breaking number of new bow releases at this event, I found a plethora …