Archive for Karen Mehall Phillips

2014's Top Compound Bows

Looking for a new compound bow? Karen Mehall Phillips saw 2014's lineup at the ATA and Great American Outdoor Show, and has highlighted some of year's most impressive new models.

March 31, 2014

Less Is More with Barnett’s Buck Commander Extreme

Barnett's Buck Commander Extreme (BCX) crossbow is quiet, accurate and easy to shoot.

March 29, 2014

Kicking Bear Puts a Bow in Every Kid’s Hand!

While the NRA and like-minded organizations expose millions of kids to hunting and shooting sports each year, some special individuals have launched programs of their own to do their part for America’s youth. NRA Life member and avid bowhunter Ray Howell of La Crescent, Minn., and his Kicking Bear Ministry is doing just that.

March 29, 2014

Bowhunting's "Bear" Basics

Whether you're shooting the latest high-tech bow or the Mathews Genesis bow designed to get more kids into the sport, it's all good fun when you're flinging arrows and crossbolts downrange at the 2014 POMA conference shooting event!

March 25, 2014

"Own the [Bow]Hunt!"

The 2014 POMA conference offered those with a "Killer Instinct" the change to break outdoors in the warm weather and launch a few bolts downrange!

March 24, 2014

William the Apple Whacker

Whether you believe the legend of William Tell, you have to admit: Old biodegradable apples and other fruits and veggies make for fun, reactive archery targets!

March 19, 2014

Jim Porter Tags Eastern Turkey; Two Away from Grand Slam—Photo Gallery

NRA President Jim Porter got a break from the bad weather on Tuesday morning and dropped a beautiful Eastern gobbler, marking the second of the four turkey subspecies he needs to claim his prestigious grand slam.

March 18, 2014

Porter Tags His Eastern Gobbler!

It's two down and two to go as NRA President Jim Porter drops his Eastern gobbler, marking the halfway point to earning his prestigious grand slam!

March 18, 2014

Alabama Rainout

Thanks to the cold, rainy weather, Porter’s second morning hunt in Alabama is also cut short, but maybe regrouping around the lodge fireplace mid-morning just might fuel a good plan for this afternoon.

March 17, 2014

Eastern Gobblers Calling Porter's Name

Alabama thunderstorms shut down NRA President Porter's morning hunt, but when the weather broke, at least one tom sounded off again.

March 16, 2014

Eastern Gobblers Calling Porter's Name—Photo Gallery

By late afternoon on Porter's second day of the hunt, the rain stopped in time for him to run out with nothing more than a gun, a couple of box calls and a camera. Within minutes, a tom was answering! Too bad he wasn't quite ready to strut into shotgun range, but tomorrow is another day. In the meantime, here is a glimpse of Porter's first Alabama outing.

March 16, 2014

Porter Bags Osceola and Sets Sights on Eastern

NRA President Jim Porter takes his Osceola on day one of his grand slam quest and heads right for Alabama in pursuit of subspecies No. 2: America's big and glorious Eastern!

March 16, 2014

Porter Takes Aim at the Osceola

Spring is in the air in the Sunshine State as NRA President Jim Porter kicks off some gobbler games on opening day of Florida turkey season!

March 15, 2014

Porter Takes Aim at the Osceola—Photo Gallery

NRA President Jim Porter has his own eye on the outdoors as he and Ray Eye, host of “Eye on the Outdoors,” head out to chase Osceola—subspecies No. 1 of the four he needs to achieve his grand slam.

March 15, 2014

Porter's Progress: Osceola Camp Straight Ahead!

NRA President Jim Porter lands in Florida and is en route for Osceola turkey camp!

March 14, 2014