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


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

The Third-Axis Leveling Device by Hamskea Archery Solutions was designed to simplify the difficulty of leveling your bowsight for second- and third-axis capability.

Inside Gear
Posted on July 16, 2014

01: Cabela’s E.C.W.C.S Thermal Zone Polartec Power Dry Zip Top is unlike any other base layer you’ve worn. It uses three-types of fabrics to provide total comfort in a variety of temperatures and activities. You’ve got to wear it to believe it. Versatile Base Layers Early last year, I was … more

Keefer and his trophy management Tule elk bull, which offered an adventure and thrill he'll never forget. He arrowed the bull from 44 yards, achieving excellent penetration with his Mathews Heli-M 52-pound setup.

The Great Tule
Posted on March 28, 2014

The Great Tule Join this bowhunter as he travels to the beautiful foothills of California, pursuing our continent’s third and smallest species of elk. By Roy K. Keefer   For many years hunters striving to kill at least one of all the North American species referred to them as the … more

Ed Fanchin and his trophy caribou, which he shot by getting in front of it.

48 Hours in Alaska Part II
Posted on March 27, 2014

To read Part I, click here! 48 Hours in Alaska-Part II Join this bowhunter and his friend for an unforgettable experience in the wilds of the Alaskan backcountry. By Ed Fanchin Time to Shift Gears The problem we were having was that these animals would not commit to a direction. … more

The author's good friend Tom Moleski is shown here with his first trophy Ibex.

Spanish Ibex-Part I
Posted on February 21, 2014

Part I of a two-part series. To read Part II, click here!   Spanish Ibex With long, backward sweeping horns, and sure-footed as any mountain goat comes, the ibex of Spain offer a tremendous bowhunting trophy worth pursuing. By Denny Sturgis Jr. One of my most memorable hunts actually started … 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