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Pre-rut Advantage: How to Waylay a Giant Buck
Posted on June 28, 2013

This exclusive five-part segment will teach you how to waylay a giant buck before the rut begins. We will cover the advantages of hunting scrapes, scouting, avoiding detection and resources. For now let’s get a preliminary intro to this hunt:     As much as I am against enclosures for … more

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Longbow Hunting Ibex in Madrid: Missing the Shot
Posted on June 26, 2013

In a recent post you read all about longbow hunting in the mountains of Madrid and how to prepare for unknown territory. Then you found about stalking mountain game. Now find out what to do when you miss the shot:   The arrow flashed by him, very slightly creasing his hip, and … more

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7 Steps to Bow Tuning – Part 2
Posted on June 21, 2013

Check out the final three steps to making bow-tuning more effective. If you missed the first four steps, check out Part 1 or our post on things to remember about bow tuning for general info.   Step #5: Fine-Tune Arrow Flight This can be accomplished a number of ways, but … more

A precisely tuned bow maximizes accuracy, forgiveness, and arrow-penetrating power compared to a bow that is poorly tuned.After the tuning work is done, your field points and broadheads should group together nicely. A 40-yard group like this tells it all.

7 Steps to Bow Tuning – Part 1
Posted on June 19, 2013

Follow this process and you will find yourself with an efficient and accurate bow that will lend itself to confidence in the field come opening day. Check out the first 4 important steps to bow tuning! Every archery setup has one thing in common—they all fire a similar projectile. The … more

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Things to Remember About Bow Tuning
Posted on June 16, 2013

Tuning can mean a lot of things to a lot of people. Ask 10 experienced archers how they tune their bows and you will get 11 different answers. Like the old adage, “There is more than one way to skin a cat,” there is certainly a multitude of ways to … more

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Longbow Hunting Ibex in Madrid: Stalking Mountain Game
Posted on June 14, 2013

In a recent post you read all about longbow hunting in the mountains of Madrid and how to prepare for unknown territory. Now find out about getting primed for the hunt!   Once in the mountains, we were constantly glassing for goats, and I vividly remember spotting my first Gredos ibex. … more

This beautiful Gredos Ibex has a special place in my heart, as it is the only trophy I’ve taken in Europe. I’ll be back, though, to try for some of the other magnificent species there!

Longbow Hunting Ibex in Madrid: Preparing for Unknown Territory
Posted on June 12, 2013

The far off voice was saying something, but I couldn’t understand, and I wanted it to go away. Then it came again, and again I couldn’t understand. Finally, along with a gentle touch on my shoulder, I distinctly heard a female voice saying, “We’re going to be landing soon,” and … more

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Bow-killing a Shiras Moose: The Hunt
Posted on June 9, 2013

In a recent post, we took a look at how bow-killing a Shiras moose in the wild Wyoming backcountry requires scouting the hunt. Now take a look at the second leg of the hunt which made for an unforgettable adventure.  Second Leg of the Hunt September 19 was not only … more