Long-Range Proficiency: Part 2
Posted on May 13, 2015

  Uncovering the most important details for downrange accuracy. By Joe Bell The buck was bedded sharply downhill and quartering away, exactly 66 yards from the tips of my boots. I had already shot the buck in the chest area and watched him bed down once before. Then I watched … more

The Leopold Legacy
Posted on May 13, 2015

  By Joe Bell, Editor, Bow & Arrow Hunting Magazine This past winter, I received a ballot from the Archery Hall of Fame Organization. It was for an upcoming election for the class of 2013. As an industry person, I have the honor and privilege to vote and participate in … more

Nomads of the Tundra
Posted on May 13, 2015

  Two bowhunters take to the open bogs of Quebec, searching for big-beamed caribou and lots of adventure. By Grant N. Benson The aluminum boat took a beating as we headed across the white-capped lake directly into the chilly north wind. A consistent spray of icy water flew over the … more

Coastal Mega Bears
Posted on May 13, 2015

Join this bowhunter as he travels to the wilds of Alaska to face America’s largest predator. By Ryan Eaves Banking the Super Cub hard to the left, my guide and outfitter Jonah began the circle that would hopefully confirm what both our eyes had spotted. With my face pressed to … more

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

Buck Lessons: Pt. 2
Posted on August 15, 2014

Learning from a Master Some people frown on guided hunting trips thinking that it is somehow cheating to hunt other than on your own. The vast majority of my hunts are solo affairs, but every once in a while, I go on an outfitted hunt just to spice things up … more

Buck Lessons: Pt 1
Posted on August 13, 2014

Most of the readers have seen bowhunting articles on lessons learned the hard way. Over the years I’ve written a few of those kinds of articles myself and actually find them sort of painful to compose. Conjuring up those memories of hunts that went sour due to my blunders is … more

Backpack Basics
Posted on August 5, 2014

Backpacking is a great way to increase your hunting success. However, most that do it are destined for failure due to poor preparation and forethought. To prevent bad success, follow these steps. Like many western bowhunters, I’ve always been the adventurous-type who finds it difficult not going to that next … more