Delivering the Kill
Posted on December 11, 2012

The broadhead and arrow you choose can have a huge impact on your hunting success. Here’s a look at some important facts. I was slowly picking my way up a rocky slope when something caught my eye. I glanced sharply uphill and noticed a massive mule deer looking straight down … more


The Hunt and Feast
Posted on November 21, 2012

Pursuing game is not only adventurous and fun but it’s quite nutritious as well, especially when bagging game close to home.     I spotted the 5×6 mulie buck as I drove along my driveway in late October. He was chasing does barely 200 yards from my house, completely preoccupied … more

The author and his close friend enjoy an annual pilgrimage to the high country to bowhunt elk. Last year's hunt treated them well. Pictured is Greg, T.J. Conrads and the author with three nice bulls they harvested

Traditional Elk Camp
Posted on November 15, 2012

This bowhunter tells about his favorite hunt of the year and the experience he shared with good friends last season. The cow came down the trail, from the top of Jackson Ridge just as I had anticipated when I selected the stand a day earlier. I wanted to be within … more

Gary Hintz is a Wisconsin native that travels to Illinois to hunt monster whitetails each year.

Traveling for Big Bucks
Posted on October 17, 2012

Tired of going season after season without tagging a trophy buck on your home turf? If so, then hit the road and score on a giant buck!   Watching a gigantic whitetail buck tend a doe is not something you get to do everyday. In fact, most hunters go their … more


Mulies at the Fence
Posted on September 27, 2012

Mule deer living near agriculture can be ambushed from blinds at fence crossings. When I was young, I was a slow learner. I have multiple stories to back this up, not that I’m bragging. Here’s just one example. I remember my first shot with a brand new bow. The string … more


Two for Two
Posted on August 28, 2012

This accomplished Colorado bowhunter hits a home run while hunting out of two ladder stands in two states. That night Shawn took Brian Becker and family out to dinner and then proceeded to drive all the way back to Colorado arriving at 6:45 am to see his wife Stacey, and … more


On-Your-Own Elk
Posted on June 20, 2012

Many bowhunters are under the impression that all elk hunting is either too expensive or just not feasible to do on your own, which just isn’t true. Here’s how you can plan your very own elk bowhunt, all on a relatively small budget. By Mike Poulin Have you been sabotaging … 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