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7 Steps to Bow Tuning – Part 2
Posted on June 21, 2013

Check out the final three steps to making bow-tuning more effective. If you missed the first four steps, check out Part 1 or our post on things to remember about bow tuning for general info.   Step #5: Fine-Tune Arrow Flight This can be accomplished a number of ways, but … more

A precisely tuned bow maximizes accuracy, forgiveness, and arrow-penetrating power compared to a bow that is poorly tuned.After the tuning work is done, your field points and broadheads should group together nicely. A 40-yard group like this tells it all.

7 Steps to Bow Tuning – Part 1
Posted on June 19, 2013

Follow this process and you will find yourself with an efficient and accurate bow that will lend itself to confidence in the field come opening day. Check out the first 4 important steps to bow tuning! Every archery setup has one thing in common—they all fire a similar projectile. The … 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

Limb-activated drop-away rests such as the Limb Driver have proven extremely accurate, since they stay up long and drop quickly for vanes to clear.

Ask the Editor: Best Drop-Away
Posted on April 26, 2013

Q: Joe, I’m about to buy a Mathews Z7 Xtreme. I understand that you like the AAE and Limb Driver rests. What about the Mathews Downforce rest? I’ve read that it does not put any pressure tension on the cable. Is this correct? It looks as if it connects to … more