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Nomads of the Tundra
Posted on May 13, 2015

  Two bowhunters take to the open bogs of Quebec, searching for big-beamed caribou and lots of adventure. By Grant N. Benson The aluminum boat took a beating as we headed across the white-capped lake directly into the chilly north wind. A consistent spray of icy water flew over the … more

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Coastal Mega Bears
Posted on May 13, 2015

Join this bowhunter as he travels to the wilds of Alaska to face America’s largest predator. By Ryan Eaves Banking the Super Cub hard to the left, my guide and outfitter Jonah began the circle that would hopefully confirm what both our eyes had spotted. With my face pressed to … more

This scene may look warm due to the inviting glow of the sun but it wasn't.

Arctic Monarchs
Posted on August 27, 2014

Come along on this bone-chilling adventure for the wild, wooly monsters of the Arctic ice. Stepping off the prop plane and onto the snowy tarmac in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, the icy St. Patrick’s Day wind sliced through my wool coat like a surgeon’s scalpel. The Arctic is supposed to be … more

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Off- Season Pet Peeves
Posted on August 20, 2014

As I write this, it’s the beginning of June—the official “off-season” for the bowhunter. Consequently, I’ve been in my shop tinkering and analyzing gear and equipment choices more than I care to admit. Why do I do this?   I guess it boils down to three things—motivation, resourcefulness and success. … more

This brute of a 10-pointer was shot by the author on a Wisconsin, big woods deer hunt.

Buck Lessons: Pt. 2
Posted on August 15, 2014

Learning from a Master Some people frown on guided hunting trips thinking that it is somehow cheating to hunt other than on your own. The vast majority of my hunts are solo affairs, but every once in a while, I go on an outfitted hunt just to spice things up … more

This Illinois 12 pointer was shot by the author after another hunter ruined his morning hunt in another location.

Buck Lessons: Pt 1
Posted on August 13, 2014

Most of the readers have seen bowhunting articles on lessons learned the hard way. Over the years I’ve written a few of those kinds of articles myself and actually find them sort of painful to compose. Conjuring up those memories of hunts that went sour due to my blunders is … more

Doing everything the same on each shot is the key to consistent accuracy. Refining things like your muscle memory and focus will ensure more flawless performance.

Improve Your Form: Try these tips for smoother, more accurate shooting
Posted on August 6, 2014

Shoot With Eyes Shut One of the best things you can do for your shooting is to shoot with your eyes shut. This may sound a little funny to some but it’s practiced by most of the top archers on a regular basis. To shoot with your eyes shut, move … more

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Backpack Basics
Posted on August 5, 2014

Backpacking is a great way to increase your hunting success. However, most that do it are destined for failure due to poor preparation and forethought. To prevent bad success, follow these steps. Like many western bowhunters, I’ve always been the adventurous-type who finds it difficult not going to that next … more