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

The steepness of the Liard Range is fierce, as shown by this image.

Rams in the Liards-Part I
Posted on November 19, 2013

Part I in a two-part series. Make sure you check back next week to read about the author’s hunt in Part II!   Rams in the Liards   This bowhunter tells about his wild sheep adventure with two good buddies in the remote Northwest Territories backcountry.   By Denny Sturgis, … 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

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

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

Spot and stalk is typically the best way to bowhunt wilderness deer, which means setting up on a high vantage point at first light and glassing heavily using top-quality optics.

Backcountry Mulie Advice-Part I
Posted on October 9, 2013

Backcountry Mulie Advice-Part I, check back in a week for Part II!  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   The clouds swept into the valley, … more

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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: http://www.bowandarrowhunting.com/committed-elk/ 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