The author takes a few moments to practice before the day’s hunt in Dry Creek.

The Apex-Part I
Posted on January 31, 2014

Part one in a two-part series about an epic Moose hunt. To read Part II, click here! The Apex Fulfilling a dream of one day hunting giant Alaskan moose finally comes to life. Story and photos by Eyad Yehyawi Every man has dreams, and we as bowhunters are no different. … more

Finding clusters of rubs is a great sign of a staging area, but true “rub lines” are few and far between.

5 Steps to Kill- Part II
Posted on December 25, 2013

This is the conclusion to last week’s post with steps 1-2 in “5 Steps to Kill!!” 5 Steps to Kill Follow this simple plan to line out where to shoot next year’s buck.  By Steve Bartylla Step 3: Making Funnels Another thing that should be done this far in advance … more

Unraveling this buck’s patterns during the post season was key to the author arrowing him the first time in the stand.

5 Steps to Kill- Part I
Posted on December 18, 2013

Steps 1 and 2 in our “5 Steps to Kill” series. Make sure you check back next week for steps 3-5! 5 Steps to Kill Follow this simple plan to line out where to shoot next year’s buck.  By Steve Bartylla I was pumped. Just that quick, I was convinced … more

The author and his bomber Illinois non-typical, which offered a hunting experience he'll never forget.

Illinois Brute
Posted on December 10, 2013

    After many ups and downs, this bowhunter finally gets his crack at a true one-of-a-kind monster buck.  Story and photos by Matt Frane It all started in August when my friend Jack was riding his four-wheeler out behind his property when, all of a sudden, a buck jumped … more

When possible, plan your wilderness adventure with a friend. Not only is this safer, but a good (and hopefully experienced) wilderness companion can help you overcome any fear or troubles you may have.

Fear-Part II
Posted on November 13, 2013

This is Part II to conclude Fear-I. To read Part I, click here! 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 stay … 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


Pope & Young Club to Convene in Dallas, Texas
Posted on April 2, 2013

Dedicated bowhunters from all corners of North America will converge on Dallas, Texas, in April to celebrate bowhunting. The Club’s biennial conventions are always an exciting and unique gathering of bowhunters for fun, camaraderie, networking, education, meetings, fundraising and honoring special big game animals!   Pope and Young Club 2013 … more