The Inside Scoop on the Hoyt Carbon Element
Randy Walk, the president of Hoyt, was kind enough to answer some questions about his company’s new carbon bows, and American Hunter magazine Executive Field Editor Frank Miniter was kind enough to share those answers with One-Track Mind.
How to Stay Sharp with Your Bow During the Off-Season
Deer season is seven months away? Eight months? Something like that.
Four Innovative New Archery Products
The last couple of years the archery industry hasn't coughed up truckloads of innovative new products that will make a difference in either your ability to place an accurate arrow on target, or be a more successful bowhunter.
New-Age Inventions We Can Use for Hunting
Last month TIME magazine ranked "The 50 Best Inventions of 2010." After reading their exhaustive list I was inspired to find a way to get these technological marvels into the woods. Yes, I'm a lazy, tech-dependent product of the smart phone generation, but read this list and try to tell me it wouldn't be more fun to go afield with these once unheard of contraptions. But I'm probably just dreaming…
2011’s Top Six Drop-Away Arrow Rests
Of all the accessories a person can add to a compound bow, none are as important as the arrow rest. I am always amazed at how many guys I spot in deer camps every fall with a very expensive, late-model compound bow sporting a cheap arrow rest. That’s like buying a Ferrari and putting a set of cheap tires on it.
Trail Cameras on the Cheap
All I want a trail camera to do for me is take a decent picture of critters that walk in front of it. I want to know when they came by, and don’t really care about video. If it tells me the barometric pressure and moon phase that’s cool, but not essential. I want it to be reliable and, after working with cameras for a while, I know I prefer an infrared camera over those with a white flash because the flash will scare the dickens out of any self-respecting mature buck.
The Top Five Outdoor Films…..Ever
It's hard to define what qualifies a motion picture as an "outdoor" film. To make this list the film must center on hunting and/or the outdoors. One of these two elements must be central to the plot, theme, tone and overall narrative of the flick. The movie gets more points if it has more than one—and a lot of shooting. Sure, a good film about love, loss and triumph that has outdoor-based cinematography might seem to fit, but we need to dig a little deeper here. Same goes for Westerns, they have their own category.
Why Deer Shed Their Antlers
It's officially shed hunting season. As our addiction to this phase of the hunting year grows, so does our need to learn more. Whether it's helping you learn how this process works or throwing out a few tips to help find those trophy sheds, we'll be here to cover it.
Guest Blogger: Choosing a New Hunting Bow
When choosing a new hunting bow, there are several factors that should be considered.
The Top Five Bucks of 2010
No, I don't have list of every single deer killed in 2010. I also don't have a source at Boone & Crockett feeding me inside information on the the record books giants that were taken down this fall.