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 Illinois 12 pointer was shot by the author after another hunter ruined his morning hunt in another location.

Buck Lessons: Pt 1
Posted on August 13, 2014

Most of the readers have seen bowhunting articles on lessons learned the hard way. Over the years I’ve written a few of those kinds of articles myself and actually find them sort of painful to compose. Conjuring up those memories of hunts that went sour due to my blunders is … more

Joe Bell photo

Backpack Basics
Posted on August 5, 2014

Backpacking is a great way to increase your hunting success. However, most that do it are destined for failure due to poor preparation and forethought. To prevent bad success, follow these steps. Like many western bowhunters, I’ve always been the adventurous-type who finds it difficult not going to that next … more

Bow And Arrow Hunting - BIG8

Quest For 8: This Adventurous Hunter Decides to Set His Sights High — to Pursue Colorado’s Eight Big-Game Species With a Bow
Posted on May 1, 2014

Born and raised in Denver, I moved to Eagle, Colorado in 1996 to begin a new era of my military career. My daily routine included flying nearly every day over amazing mountain landscapes and unavoidable frequent sightings of wild animals. My childhood was filled with bird hunting but never any … 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

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

The Apex-Part II
Posted on January 31, 2014

The conclusion to The Apex-part I. To read Part I, click here! The Apex-Part II Fulfilling a dream of one day hunting giant Alaskan moose finally comes to life. Story and photos by Eyad Yehyawi Winds of Change Wind can be a bowhunter’s best friend or worst enemy, and today … more