This scene may look warm due to the inviting glow of the sun but it wasn't.

Arctic Monarchs
Posted on August 27, 2014

Come along on this bone-chilling adventure for the wild, wooly monsters of the Arctic ice. Stepping off the prop plane and onto the snowy tarmac in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, the icy St. Patrick’s Day wind sliced through my wool coat like a surgeon’s scalpel. The Arctic is supposed to be … 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

To be an ethical bowhunter, you must have intimate knowledge of a deer or elk’s vital organ structure, so you can deliver a killing shot accordingly. Photos courtesy of National Bowhunter Education Foundation

How to Stay Mentally Tough at Crunch Time: Taking Ethical Shots
Posted on May 29, 2013

Exclusive BOW & ARROW HUNTING Feature Series: Check out this excerpt from Joe Bell’s recent book, “TECHNICAL BOWHUNTING, The Ultimate Guide to Shooting Performance.” Learn how to stay mentally tough and deliver at the moment of truth. This segment covers how to learn when to shoot and when to draw. … more

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How to Stay Mentally Tough at Crunch Time: Knowing When to Shoot & Draw
Posted on May 26, 2013

Exclusive BOW & ARROW HUNTING Feature Series: Check out this excerpt from Joe Bell’s recent book, “TECHNICAL BOWHUNTING, The Ultimate Guide to Shooting Performance.” Learn how to stay mentally tough and deliver at the moment of truth. This segment covers how to learn when to shoot and when to draw. … more

The author remembers feeling a strong dose of buck fever while drawing down on this Wyoming whitetail. His saving grace was aiming intensely at where he wanted to hit, which seemed to force a good shot.

How to Stay Mentally Tough at Crunch Time: Gaining confidence
Posted on May 24, 2013

Exclusive BOW & ARROW HUNTING Feature Series: Check out this excerpt from Joe Bell’s recent book, “TECHNICAL BOWHUNTING, The Ultimate Guide to Shooting Performance.” Learn how to stay mentally tough and deliver at the moment of truth. This segment covers how you can gain confidence and be a better hunter. … more

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How to Stay Mentally Tough at Crunch Time: The Pre-Shot Checklist
Posted on May 22, 2013

Exclusive BOW & ARROW HUNTING Feature Series: Check out this excerpt from Joe Bell’s recent book, “TECHNICAL BOWHUNTING, The Ultimate Guide to Shooting Performance.” Learn how to stay mentally tough and deliver at the moment of truth. This segment covers an important part of the preparation stage: the pre-shot checklist. … more

Consistent bowhunting success doesn’t just happen. To make high-pressure shots again and again, you must have a system in place, such as a mental drill you go through just prior to hitting full draw.

How to Stay Mentally Tough at Crunch aTime: Power of practice
Posted on May 19, 2013

Exclusive BOW & ARROW HUNTING Feature Series: Check out this excerpt from Joe Bell’s recent book, “TECHNICAL BOWHUNTING, The Ultimate Guide to Shooting Performance.” Learn how to stay mentally tough and deliver at the moment of truth. This segment covers the power of practice.   “What this power is I … more