Spot and stalk is typically the best way to bowhunt wilderness deer, which means setting up on a high vantage point at first light and glassing heavily using top-quality optics.

Backcountry Mulie Advice-Part I
Posted on October 9, 2013

Backcountry Mulie Advice-Part I, check back in a week for Part II!  Searching the high country for early-season mulies provides an incredible rush and adventure, but don’t expect easy anything. These deer often require lots of physical work and finesse. By Jason Stafford   The clouds swept into the valley, … more

Ron Way’s buck had enormous antler height, with G2s and G3s measuring well beyond 12 inches each.

Miracle Buck Part II
Posted on October 2, 2013

Conclusion to Miracle Buck Part I, posted last week. Click here to read Part I.  A Second Chance The next morning found me back in the same stand, hoping for another opportunity, a miracle you could say. Matt was insistent that this buck was still in the woods and “we … more


3 Tips for Better Speed Bow Performance
Posted on September 19, 2013

#1 Shoot the Perfect Arrow Every arrow and broadhead/fletching combination will perform differently out of a particular bow. This occurs due to several factors, including: the archer’s unique shooting torque, the bow’s nock travel, shot vibration, windy shooting conditions, use of certain bow accessories, and so on. In other words, … more


Committed to Elk-Part II
Posted on September 11, 2013

  This is Part II of “Committed to Elk,” a conclusion to last week’s post found here: Tom Johnson, of west Michigan, has spent the last 31 years chasing elk out West. Although he lives in Michigan, he sleeps and breathes elk hunting. He is a true “elk-oholic.” In those … more


Art of Recovery
Posted on February 19, 2013

Properly trailing up arrow-hit game is a part of ethical bowhunting. Here are some specific tips to get the job done right. It was early morning as I left the truck and began my ascent up some towering foothills on a giant cattle ranch located in central California. I was … more

Copper John’s Deadnuts Series is a highly rugged bowhunting sight that features third-axis leveling capability.

Which Bow Sight?
Posted on February 6, 2013

Q: Hey Joe. I’m in the market for a new bow sight and I know you value all-out ruggedness when it comes to bow components. I’m a stickler for accuracy so I’d like to find a sold model with third-axis capability. Any recommendations? Jim Powers, via e-mail   A: There … more


Delivering the Kill
Posted on December 11, 2012

The broadhead and arrow you choose can have a huge impact on your hunting success. Here’s a look at some important facts. I was slowly picking my way up a rocky slope when something caught my eye. I glanced sharply uphill and noticed a massive mule deer looking straight down … more


Making the Move
Posted on December 4, 2012

As an effective whitetail hunter, being aggressive is’t always a luxury…sometimes it’s the only way you’ll get a shot. Here’s some great advice to get you started.   I was up against it. Truth be told, I hadn’t prepared for hunting this specific property, which was run by Minnesota’s Fair … more