Leave Them Alone

June 26, 2013

Have you ever heard the story about the fawn being placed on the petal-covered steps by its mother? The petals nicely matched the spots on the fawn, providing some pretty effective camouflage. While this is a very beautiful story, there are some questions as to its validity.

Hunt Club Safety

May 15, 2013

Many years ago I was involved in hunting clubs that allowed several different people to hunt the same large tract of leased land. It was pretty good stuff, but one thing I learned was that there is no more important element to running a successful hunting club than safety.

8 Spring Bear Hunting Essentials

May 14, 2013

If you are heading out on your first-ever black bear hunt this spring, you may be a bit confused as to what gear you really need to be comfortable and successful. Besides the obvious, here’s what you have to throw into your duffel. Bug Armor Don’t care where you go, but a spring bear hunt will, at some point, involve some of the most vicious biting insect attacks you have ever experienced.

6 Tips for Windy Weather Gobblers

April 11, 2013

Harold Knight and David Hale show you how to kill big gobblers on blustery spring days.

New Titanium Insert for Micro-Diameter Arrows

April 05, 2013

There’s no doubt that “micro” diameter carbon arrow shafts, like the Victory Armour Piercing (VAP) and the Easton Injexion, have become the rage with both serious target archers and bowhunters.

If it's Legal, is it Automatically Ethical?

April 01, 2013

Hunting is, by and large, an individual endeavor governed by rules (game laws) that the vast majority of sportsmen adhere to. But like all things in life, within the rules there exists a gray area where actions may be legal, but it is questionable whether or not they are ethical. The word ethics comes from the Greek word ethos, meaning character.

Do Bow Quivers Affect Accuracy?

March 25, 2013

I knelt on the tundra, doing my best imitation of a blueberry bush, hoping the advancing caribou bulls would buy it. If they came another 75 yards, they would cross 40 yards in front of me. A slam dunk bow shot. The problem was the crosswind whipping right to left at about 25 miles an hour.

The Oft-Overlooked Peep Sight

March 13, 2013

When I first started shooting compound bows back in the Pleistocene era (OK, this was back in the late 1970’s but it seems that long ago) peep sights were rarely seen on a hunting bow. Those that you did see were awkward to use, as they never seemed to rotate during the draw cycle so that they were perfectly aligned.

Toxic Broadheads

February 21, 2013

By Bob Robb

When it comes to new broadheads, if you want to talk about space-age, outside-the-box thinking, you need to check out the new Toxic broadhead from Flying Arrow Archery.

BOG-POD

February 19, 2013

By Bob Robb

As a rifle hunter you know that when the time comes to the a shot few things are more important than being able to take a solid, steady rest. Many times a good rest is right there for the using—the rail on an elevated stand or shooting house, for example. Often, though, a solid rest either isn’t where you need it to be, or isn’t available at all. This is a common problem for westerners who hunt both flat, open ground and steep mountains that might require a cross-canyon shot.