The wilderness can be rugged and unforgiving, but with the right mental focus you can accomplish anything.

Fear- Part I
Posted on November 7, 2013

Part I of two. Make sure you check back next week for Part II! The Mental Side The power of the mind can be amazing, but if your focus is on things like fear rather than success, you can kiss your hunt goodbye. Here are some tips to help you … more

Spotting game isn't a problem in this country, the author found. However, getting in within effective bow range of animals is a whole other story.

Planning A Combo Hunt
Posted on October 30, 2013

Part Two and the conclusion piece in our series: “Combo Hunts.” Make sure you check out “Combo Hunts-Part I” by clicking here! Combo Hunts-Part II Planning A Combo Hunt By Zeke Pipher   Twice The Research—Because you’re dealing with two or more species, you need to do a bit more … more

Deer don't just roam the mountains aimlessly. Study maps intently, coming up with the best likely hunting spots based on terrain features, water and appropriate bedding cover.

Backcountry Mulie Advice-Part II
Posted on October 16, 2013

  Backcountry Mulie Advice Part II, the conclusion to Part I. To read Part I, click here! 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 Unusual Ambush … 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


High-Lung Hit?
Posted on August 14, 2012

My 15-year-old son shot his first bull elk while on a once-in-a-lifetime hunt in New Mexico. It looked like a good shot, just behind the shoulder but a few inches high. The shot was across pretty flat ground, and he used a 1-1/8-inch-wide fixed blade head. While tracking the animal downhill, … more


Arrow Flight Issue
Posted on June 18, 2012

Q: Hi Joe. First off, I just have to say, you guys truly have the best magazine out there. I buy every single new edition I find. Now my tech question for you, which involves bow tuning. Recently, I purchased a new Mathews Z7 bow. It’s set at 60 pounds … more

Just because a garment is advertised as being super-quiet doesn't mean it is. You must verify this for yourself by conducting a “crinkle-and-scratch” test. It's best to use a proven-to-be-quiet garment as a comparison for a good assessment. Treestands and backpacks are other areas of concern. Some can be loud, which can blow your cover. Be smart—test them out well before opening day.

Need for Silence
Posted on June 15, 2012

When it comes to bowhunting, quiet gear is essential. Bowhunting is a close-range sport that calls for absolute silence in the presence of game. This means that for the bowhunter, quiet clothing is a must, not an option. If you can hear yourself rustling while moving through terrain or brushing … more


Gray Ghost
Posted on June 12, 2012

Come along on this water-hole hunt for Coues deer amid the Mexican desert. By Roy K. Keefer We had been sitting in the ground blind overlooking a water hole for several hours. The temperature had turned from cool to warm, and it was getting warmer. Little did we know that … more