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

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


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

This New Mexico bull came from the '09 season, and it is a trophy Johnson is truly proud of.

Committed to Elk
Posted on September 5, 2013

  This bowhunter’s heart, attitude and respect for the sport allow him to prevail in the end, despite a long and difficult journey. In this two-part piece you will read about an amazing story about one man’s persistence, strong will and ability to stay focused on a goal.  That one man … more

Modern speed bows, such as the BowTech Destroyer 350, are much more shooter-friendly compared to speed models from the past. The use of ingenious engineering concepts have actually made these bows very quiet, vibration free, smooth drawing, and extremely forgiving. They are no longer an expert's-only tool.

Ask the Editor – Bow’s Brace Height: 6 or 7-inch?
Posted on March 15, 2013

Q: Hey Joe. I’m finally ready to pull the trigger on a new bow. After much consideration and shot testing, I’ve decided to go with the BowTech Destroyer. However, this bow is available in two brace models — the 6-inch 350 or 7-inch 340. I’ve shot both in the pro … more