First Look From ATA 2017: Hoyt Carbon Defiant

Gear Whether Hoyt pioneered the use of carbon in bow risers is an oft-debated topic. But here’s what’s not in question: They’ve figured out how to master the process. Hoyt’s…

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Ravin R15 Crossbow

Hunting A first look at this new compact crossbow from the 2017 ATA Show This new company out of Wisconsin is making a crazy-compact crossbow. Here’s a first look at the nimble, maneuverable model from Ravin.

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Archery Industry Mourns Death of Andy Simo

Legendary archery pioneer Andy Simo, founder of New Archery Products, died May 18. He was 79. Simo, as a founder of modern archery, stands shoulder to shoulder with such names as Fred Bear, Ben Pearson and Doug Easton. Simo was inducted into the Archery Hall of Fame in 1999 for his monumental contributions to the sport […]

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Wood Block Multi-tool

Shall I bow down to a block of wood? Isaiah 44:19 I have made many cane arrows over the years, and I wanted a multipurpose tool to assist me in that endeavor. While searching for information, I located an old photo of two sandstone blocks that were used to smooth arrow shafts. This sparked an […]

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The Best Tips for Scent Control and Tree Stand Placement

Ever wonder how some successful hunters seem to find the perfect location for a treestand or blind and always see or kill deer? It’s not just luck. Smart hunters know how to study the terrain, wind conditions and deer movements, and then plan accordingly. They’re also careful about scent control, which has a specific role […]

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Dec 30, Big 8

I shot this 138 3/8 8-point buck right after first light on opening day, November 19, 2016 in Cohocton,NY… Steuben County. He was tending a doe and she

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Gearhead X16 Crossbow

Hunting This carbon-fiber crossbow is unusual and ultralight Gearhead Archery has released what they’re calling the world’s lightest crossbow. Here’s a look at the X16.

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6 Tips for Drought-Proofing Your Food Plots

This time of year means that parts of the whitetails’ range are or could soon be under a drought. Following these six steps for drought proofing food plots could mean the difference between having some food for deer or a complete withered failure. Select the right location. You can’t just select any open spot and […]

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New ‘Saturday Night Deer Camp’ Highlights What Makes Hunting Great

Exciting news continues to roll in for deer hunters and opportunities to watch great shows! Starting in July 2017, Deer & Deer Hunting is inviting you to our new Saturday Night Deer Camp only on Pursuit Channel. Saturday Night Deer Camp is a primetime block of shows kicked off each week with the award-winning Deer […]

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Paper Trail

Lots of hunters I know use surveyor’s tape to mark the last known sign when trailing a wounded animal, but there’s a better alternative: toilet paper. TP has several advantages in this situation: It’s easy to attach to leaves and branches, even if your fingers are too cold to tie a knot. Just poke a […]

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Dec 30, The "Seven Year Wait" Buck

7-Pointer taken in St. Lawrence County on December 6, 2016 during the late bow season. This was my first buck taken in New York State since moving here

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Deer Ages Available on Vermont F&W Website

RUTLAND, Vt. — Hunters who provided the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department with a tooth from their deer can now find out how old their deer was by visiting the department’s website, vtfishandwildlife.com. The department is requesting addition information from hunters who harvested a buck three years or older. A total of 2,769 teeth were […]

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Apply to hunt elk in Minnesota

Hunters have through Friday, June 16, to apply for one of 13 elk licenses offered this year by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. “We have native elk herds and managing them involves balancing the benefit they provide to all Minnesotans with the damage these large animals do to fences and crops,” said Adam Murkowski, […]

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Double Droptine 214-Incher is His Buck of a Lifetime

Gary Barenz isn’t a trophy buck hunter, despite living in one of the best areas of the country to see and kill giant whitetails. Barenz has seen them in his 40-odd years of hunting, but he’s never really dialed into the trophy mentality. He just enjoys hunting near his home in central Wisconsin, which is […]

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First Look from ATA: Hoyt Pro Defiant

Hunting Another top-end aluminum bow from the industry giant Marketers say a lot of things. Sometimes they’re true. And sometimes they’re, well, creative. But when a company like Hoyt, which has a strong track record of producing…

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