Bow Hunting Tips

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

The author arrowed this nice buck on her 25-acre Pennsylvania farm. She ambushed the deer as it exited the bedding area she had made.

Bucks and Core Range
Posted on February 21, 2014

    Bucks and Core Range Cracking the mystery behind where bucks prefer to live during the critical part of the hunting season. By Lisa Price   A couple years ago, I had occasion to interview a hunter from Texas who’d arrowed a record-breaker. I figured it would be another … more

If your head is not over your body when shooting, it will cause tension in the arms and hands and can even put pressure on your back—all elements that will degrade accuracy.

Two Things You Need to Know About Shot Performance
Posted on February 13, 2014

Here are two critical steps for improving your shot performance. By Dick Tone Shooting In Balance One of the most important things you can concentrate on as a target shooter or a bowhunter is balance. Your balance or lack of balance will effect your shooting accuracy more than any other … more

Finding clusters of rubs is a great sign of a staging area, but true “rub lines” are few and far between.

5 Steps to Kill- Part II
Posted on December 25, 2013

This is the conclusion to last week’s post with steps 1-2 in “5 Steps to Kill!!” 5 Steps to Kill Follow this simple plan to line out where to shoot next year’s buck.  By Steve Bartylla Step 3: Making Funnels Another thing that should be done this far in advance … more

Unraveling this buck’s patterns during the post season was key to the author arrowing him the first time in the stand.

5 Steps to Kill- Part I
Posted on December 18, 2013

Steps 1 and 2 in our “5 Steps to Kill” series. Make sure you check back next week for steps 3-5! 5 Steps to Kill Follow this simple plan to line out where to shoot next year’s buck.  By Steve Bartylla I was pumped. Just that quick, I was convinced … more

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Tech Tips- Whitetails and Mechanical Broadheads
Posted on December 6, 2013

  Whitetails and Mechanical Broadheads Today’s bows and arrows are technologically advanced, but does this mean you can just screw on any broadhead and hunt? Common sense says no. By Joe Bell Each season in deer camp, I notice more and more bowhunters using expanding-blade broadheads over smaller fixed-blade-style heads. … more

Spotting game isn't a problem in this country, the author found. However, getting in within effective bow range of animals is a whole other story.

Planning A Combo Hunt
Posted on October 30, 2013

Part Two and the conclusion piece in our series: “Combo Hunts.” Make sure you check out “Combo Hunts-Part I” by clicking here! Combo Hunts-Part II Planning A Combo Hunt By Zeke Pipher   Twice The Research—Because you’re dealing with two or more species, you need to do a bit more … more

The author and his guide, Lance Johnson, show off the first day's kill—a nice antelope buck that came to the decoy.

Combo Hunts-Part I
Posted on October 25, 2013

First part in a two-part story. Make sure you check back next week for Part II- Planning A Combo Hunt, tips for success. Combo Hunts-Part I Some hunts are filled with meaning, others with frustration. This one was just plain fun. By Zeke Pipher   I’d never gone on a … more