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Latest Bow Gear

Bowhunting Editor Todd Kuhn hit the Archery Trade Association show to bring you the best new bowhunting gear for 2013.

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New Crossbows For 2013

As crossbows grow in popularity, manufacturers are constantly striving to make faster, cheaper, safer, and more accurate bows.

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Bowhunting Articles

New Crossbows For 2013

As crossbows grow in popularity, manufacturers are constantly striving to make faster,...

Broadhead Test

We tested and ranked the 5 best mechanical broadheads and 5 best fixed-blade broadheads...

Best New XBows

Find out which crossbows scored the highest in our annual torture test.

Bow Test 2012

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Hot New Bow Gear

Here is a quick look at some of the newest bowhunting products poised to make a splash...

Setting up a Bowhunting Rig

A step-by-step guide to setting up a tack driving hunting machine.

  • July 15, 2014

    Wyoming CWD Study Offers Encouraging News for Elk - 0

    A new decade-long study recently released by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and the University of Wyoming suggests chronic wasting disease in elk may not be as bad as originally thought.

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  • July 11, 2014

    Bowhunting Prep: Fletching Your Arrows - 1

    Time to pick up some new arrows? After visiting the local pro-shop, hunters often start shooting arrows right out of the box. Many don't consider how their new arrows were fletched, or the crucial role those feathers play.

    Bowhunters–especially those who shoot fixed-blade broadheads–have to account for the blades on the front of the arrow and their tendency to steer the shaft. Larry Wise explains how to fletch your arrows to achieve consistent flight and accuracy.

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  • July 10, 2014

    How to Be a Better Bowhunter: Train to Hit - 0

    Photo by: Mark Raycroft

    The traits that separate elite bowhunters from the masses are attention to detail and rigorous training. These are year-round archers, and here’s how they push themselves to become deadly hunters. [ Read Full Post ]

  • July 9, 2014

    Missouri Governor Vetoes Bills to Restructure Captive Deer Management - 0

    Governor Jay Nixon of Missouri vetoed two bills Tuesday designed to relabel captive deer as livestock and also transition management of these cervids to the Department of Agriculture. 

    Currently, captive deer are designated as wildlife and monitored by the Department of Conservation. The agency has called for tighter regulations on high-fence hunting preserves to reduce the spread of CWD. Nixon's move has temporarily stymied the heated debate between the Conservation Department and Missouri deer farmers, who allege they are struggling to stay in business.

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  • July 9, 2014

    Kid-Friendly States: 5 Affordable Places to Take a Child Hunting - 2

    I love Montana for its outdoor opportunities. But when it comes to accommodating youth hunters, my home state could learn a thing or two. Just ask my son, Jack, who wants nothing more than to stalk deer and elk but needs to wait another year until he turns 12 to do it here at home. Fortunately, several states understand that recruiting new hunters is critical and have taken steps to make it happen.

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  • July 9, 2014

    A Tale of Two Bucks - 0

    I wasn’t especially surprised when I pierced the apple at 80 yards. The crossbow I was shooting—Barnett’s Ghost 410—zips arrows at more than 400 feet per second. And the graduated reticle in the bow’s scope showed me precise holdover values all the way out to 100 yards. Punching the apple was a matter of doping the wind and, after a half second of flight, watching the arrow slice through the Red Delicious.

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  • July 8, 2014

    Bowhunting Prep: Keys to Perfect Grip - 1

    Every archer knows that gripping the bow properly is a cornerstone to accurate shooting, and yet poor hand placement is still one of the most common flaws among bowhunters. So, check out these tips from Larry Wise before you hit the range. 

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