Archive for bow hunting

Should You Move Your Stand?

During the whitetail rut there are two schools of thought when it comes to hanging stands. The first is that it is best to scout well before the season and get your stands set long before it is time to hunt, thus minimizing human impact in the core hunting area. This is a great strategy as I am a firm believer in the fewer humans set foot on the ground in the hunting area the better.

November 29, 2011

Whitetail Season: A Killer Funnel

Bill Winke discusses deer activity during this late-November time period and how hunters can take advantage of that by finding hot funnels that bucks use during the

November 23, 2011

Will Culling “Inferior” Bucks Improve Deer Herd?

By Bob Robb

As deer seasons begin to unfold, one question that always crops up in camp is the culling of so-called “inferior” bucks—which for most means deer with small or weirdly-formed antlers. You still see so-called “professionals” on the cable TV hunting shows taking “management bucks,” but most of that action occurs in Texas under high fence operations. But the real question is: Does shooting these bucks really help the health and composition of your herd?

September 16, 2011

Blo Glo?

By Bob Robb

After 35 years in the hunting and shooting business, I have seen a lot of different products come and go. Some have been good, while some have left me asking, “How could this gizmo help me have more fun and be more successful in the woods?”

August 22, 2011

When to Hunt: Bull Elk Before and After the Rut

Bowhunters who concentrate only on the peak of the rut pass up some of the best elk hunting of the season.

July 20, 2011

Build Your Own Arrows

You might be able to save a little bit of money by building your own arrows, but the No. 1 priority is to produce a more accurate projectile.

June 21, 2011

Get Started Bowhunting: Buying Your First Bow

Here's what every first timer needs to know when weighing the numerous options for buying a bow at a local shop or big-box store.

April 22, 2011

Lessons Learned from Last Deer Season

Bob Robb measures hunting success by the quality of the experience, the people hes shares camp with and the lessons learned. And last year he learned a lot.

April 06, 2011

Record PA Black Bear Taken

A Pennsylvania bow hunter broke the state's record on Monday when he took a 879-pound black bear with a bow.

November 19, 2010

What To Do With a Spooked Buck

We occasionally spook the bucks we are hunting, but knowing what to do after they’ve split is one of the most important decisions of the season.

September 15, 2010

How to Choose Bow Accessories

The right accessories can really make a difference on your bow.

May 20, 2010

How To Set Up A Bow

From attaching your nocking point, to tying a bowstring, we give you the 10 most important steps to setting up your bow.

August 24, 2009

Rethinking the Shot

If failure is the best teacher, I’ve had plenty of his tutelage to cogitate on.

July 21, 2009

The Ultimate Hunting Arrow

Achieving maximum penetration, accuracy and trajectory requires compromises. Here’s how I select and design my hunting arrows.

July 13, 2009

Guide Series TecHunter Extreme Specs

Quiet and maneuverable, the TechHunter Extreme features a built-in wrist sling and machined cutout in the arrow shelf that identifies centershot at a glance.

May 29, 2009