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Inside Gear
Posted on July 16, 2014

01: Cabela’s E.C.W.C.S Thermal Zone Polartec Power Dry Zip Top is unlike any other base layer you’ve worn. It uses three-types of fabrics to provide total comfort in a variety of temperatures and activities. You’ve got to wear it to believe it. Versatile Base Layers Early last year, I was … more

Sneak Peek: New Products for the Season (Part 2)
Posted on March 24, 2013

Here’s the the second part in our latest round-up of this season’s best bow and arrow hunting products. Be sure to check out Part 1!   Simplicity at Its Best The new Arizona Archery Hawk Eye rest offers just what today’s archer is looking for in a fall-away rest—simplicity, full-arrow … more

Sneak Peek: New Products for the Season (Part 1)
Posted on March 22, 2013

Take a look at some of the latest bow and arrow hunting products. Be sure to stay tuned for Part 2!   Smooth Shooter Bowhunters looking for a smooth-pulling bow that still delivers powerful arrow speed, yet doesn’t break the bank, may want to take a hard look at the … more

When Precision Counts
Posted on February 14, 2013

I’ve tested a variety of moveable bowsights over the years, but the best one I’ve used to date is the Custom Bow Equipment Tek-Hunter XL.     The sights are very rugged to begin with and exhibit zero slop, which is a rarity in this class of bowsights. Rather than … more

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

The Five Elements Of a Great Hunting Bow
Posted on December 29, 2011

Many bowhunters are under the impression that the faster the bow, the better it is for bowhunting. This just isn’t true. There are many factors that make up a great hunting bow, and blistering arrow speed isn’t the main one. Here are five elements that comprise a great hunting bow: … more

The Surprising Benefits of Ground Blinds
Posted on December 20, 2011

Everyone knows that to kill whitetails with a bow you have to be at least 15 feet off the ground, right? Wrong. Today’s combination of safe, inexpensive portable treestands and an extreme focus on hunting trophy bucks has turned ground hunting into a dying art–a trend that’s likely causing bowhunters … more

Product Tests: The Helix Broadhead and the Ghost Blind Products
Posted on September 28, 2011

Superior Two-Blade The key to a good blood trail and fast recovery is to shoot an arrow that penetrates well and to use a shaving-sharp broadhead that cuts a large wound channel. When these two criteria are met and proper shot placement is achieved, animals usually fall within sight. However, … more