Archive for Karen Mehall Phillips

Life Lessons Beneath the Flyway

Like fathers across America who have been teaching their children to hunt for countless generations, Mark Johnstad of Bozeman, Mont., welcomes his 9-year-old son, Cooper, to the wonderful world of waterfowling. Get an inside look at their journey with this photo essay. Photos by Denver Bryan.

January 16, 2015

New Product Highlights from the 2015 ATA Show

You name it, they've got it here as day three kicks off at the ATA Show. Based on what I've seen over the first two days, the new year will be a promising one for us bowhunters!

January 10, 2015

What is the ATA?

The new year is starting off right as the 2015 ATA Show in Indianapolis gets set to showcase hundreds of new, innovative bowhunting and archery products!

January 07, 2015

Hunting from the "Little House" on the Prairie

The new year is the perfect time to reflect on all the special hunts of 2014 while gearing up for the 2015 ATA Show next week!

January 02, 2015

11-Year-Old Nephew Christened into the Bowhunting World!

For nephew Andrew, Christmas came early when his first deer stood at 20 yards Saturday and gave him the perfect opportunity to become a successful bowhunter.

December 23, 2014

How to Judge a Buck's Age Class

Sometimes being bull-headed—or in this case, buck-headed—pays off when it comes to waiting it out for that one good shot opportunity at that mature buck you’re chasing.

December 19, 2014

Black Friday Shopping Pays Off with a 200-inch Mule Deer!

"Black Friday" was the theme of the day in Kansas!

December 11, 2014

Ask the Editors: 3 Essential Pieces of Deer Gear

The question: If you were limited to three pieces of "gear," just what would you deem most important?

November 21, 2014

Three Tips for Teaching Kids Archery

Having patience, keeping it fun and staying focused on the prize--meaning making sure kids are consistent in practicing their fundamentals--are the keys to helping young archers attain success!

November 20, 2014

American Hunter's 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

Finding the right one amidst a flooded marketplace can be a challenge. In an effort to keep your holiday season stress levels to a minimum, the editors of American Hunter have assembled this handy 2014 Holiday Gift Guide.

November 18, 2014

Mission Crossbows Rule as 8-Year-Old Drops His First Deer

"Crazy 8s" was the theme of the day Saturday when nephew Joey got his first whitetail!

November 10, 2014

Mathews’ Sets Web Traffic Record with its 2015 NO CAM, Chill X and Z2 Launch

2015 will be a big year for Mathews--and for us bowhunters and shooters--as we get the first look at its revolutionary new NO CAM bows, the new Chill X Pro and the new Z2.

November 07, 2014

Why HSS' Contour Vest is My Lifeline

Attention ladies: Hunter Safety System’s Ladies Contour vest-and-harness system is comfy, eliminates bulk and covers your butt in the tree—literally!

November 05, 2014

Three Things Scarier Than Halloween

Jack-o'-lanterns may be something to fear, but not doing these three things will scare me all year!

October 31, 2014

Know How: 5 Bow Season Tips

Senior Editor Karen Mehall Phillips offers five tips that every bowhunter should keep in mind this hunting season.

October 28, 2014