The author and his massive whitetail, which he arrowed after 15 days on stand while hunting with the Harpole’s Lodge in Pike County, Illinois. The buck’s gross score was 192 points—truly a deer of a lifetime. Photos by Eric Suhm,

Miracle Buck Part I
Posted on September 26, 2013

Part I of a two-part series. Over the course of three seasons, and three weeks on stand, this bowhunter’s dream of scoring on a Boone and Crockett-caliber buck finally comes to life. By Ron Way “I can’t believe it,” I said to myself. “I just blew a chance of a … 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


State of the Art Deception
Posted on November 27, 2012

  Today’s camo patterns incorporate more function and science than ever before. This means tricking the eyes of your prey has never been easier. The cool thing about bowhunting is the in-your-face nature of the sport. At times, animals are so close that you can actually hear them breath. One … more


Wilderness Mulie
Posted on June 26, 2012

This bowhunter found himself in spot-and-stalk heaven among the sprawling alpine country of the Silver State. By Ed Fanchin   The journey up to this point was long and hard, but I was just a moment’s away from closing the deal. It was opening day, and I was a mere … more