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

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

Adjusting your release so your finger wraps securely around the trigger is important to consistency. Editor Joe Bell shows how a properly adjusted release should look and feel.

3 Tips for Better Release Shooting
Posted on January 10, 2013

There are many keys to bow shooting a release aid correctly. But, for starters, a release with no trigger creep will improve your shooting form drastically. Simply curl your finger on the trigger, apply a small amount of pre-shot tension on it, and bring all your attention to where you … more

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Shot Tune-Up- Looking to gain an accuracy edge? If so, try these six proven steps.
Posted on December 18, 2012

  With deer season around the corner, you should ask yourself, ‘Am I more ready this year this last, in terms of shooting better and feeling more accurate? If the answer is no, then I believe there’s always room for improvement. In fact, each season you should find yourself growing … more

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Making the Move
Posted on December 4, 2012

As an effective whitetail hunter, being aggressive is’t always a luxury…sometimes it’s the only way you’ll get a shot. Here’s some great advice to get you started.   I was up against it. Truth be told, I hadn’t prepared for hunting this specific property, which was run by Minnesota’s Fair … more

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2 Tips for Shooting in the Wind
Posted on October 31, 2012

Many bowhunters pursuing mule deer and antelope, especially on the open prairie lands, will face windy shooting conditions. Whether you should take a shot in the wind varies on two important factors.   The first one is practice. Have you shot a lot in the wind? And with your normal … more