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My Secret to Success

Around 4:40, I caught movement coming from my right. It was him! He was coming in to hit the scrape. I let him close the distance to 18 yards, get into the scrape, turn broadside and I took the shot. The deer was a 3.5 year old 8 point that dressed out at 195.…

Gear Review: Crosman’s New Airbow

There are no strings or limbs, and the full length, hollow arrows fit over a metal cylinder at the end of the barrel, above a reservoir of compressed air. The Airbow is 33.5" in length and just 2" wide, so it is easy to handle and feels good in your hands.…

ATA Board Releases Position Statement on Airbows

While the ATA certainly recognizes the airbow to be an innovative piece of shooting equipment, the airbow lacks basic components of standard archery equipment. For this reason, the ATA does not consider airbows to be archery equipment. Bowhunting.net applauds this ruling to ensure archery equipment and seasons stay true to the sport.…

The Doe in my Face

I let my bow down, still nocked with my Deep Impact arrows. I was sure this deer would never come back as not only did I startle her, I was standing next to a tree that lacked cover. I was wrong.…

Badlands Diablo Pack Gets Functional Facelift

One of the best-selling hunting packs of all-time, the Badlands Diablo, has been redesigned for 2016 with added functionality and a new camo pattern option. Spurred by user requests, the Diablo redesign included a focus on reducing weight while increasing features.…

Bowhunting South Pacific Goat

The largest goat in the group was facing away from me and had no idea I was there. I rose up onto my feet quickly, drew back and released a Black Eagle Vintage Arrow into a quartering away goat making a perfect shot.…

Glenn Hisey Retires From The Pope and Young Club

For the last 35 years, Glenn has faithfully and loyally served the Pope and Young Club. It was a labor of love. The Pope and Young Club stands for Ethics and Fair Chase, and he enjoyed working for the good of bowhunting, and the history and heritage of the life-style we all love!…

S3DA Offers Kentucky Bull Elk Tag

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife has generously presented Scholastic 3-D Archery with a 2016 Kentucky Bull Elk Tag to be used to raise much needed funds for their ongoing efforts to positively impact the lives of young archers across the United States.…

Michael Hodel wins Hoyt Nitrum bow

“I was shocked when they told me and honestly, I still am,” said Michael. “I thought it was very generous of Pope and Young and Hoyt to make this happen for a new member.”…

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Monarch Hunting Products

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FIRE !!!

When you live out in the country, at the very end of a gravel road, "FIRE" is the only word worse than "RATTLESNAKE." And I'll never forget when I heard it back in the hot summer of 2011.…

Game Cameras: Yes Or No?

Are game cameras worth the time, effort and money? Let me use a real life example to show you how a game camera is gave me help in an area I call Grapevine Hill.…

Life Sized Fawn Pic

I noticed the backside of the ears of a fawn laying in the shadows underneath the low overhanging limbs of a cedar tree 10 yards away. I carefully took a few steps to get closer. The Fawn stood up and took a couple of steps in my direction and spotted me.…

Do You Have Fawn Killers?

Now is a good time to talk about coyotes and fawns. New data is streaming in from whitetail researchers about the effect coyotes have on fawn survival.…

ATA Report On CWD

Mitch King, the Director of Government Relations of the Archery Trade Association brings us up to date on the CWD threat to our deer herds.…

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Game Cameras: Yes Or No?

Game Cameras: Yes Or No?

Life Sized Fawn Pic

Life Sized Fawn Pic

Do You Have Fawn Killers?

Do You Have Fawn Killers?

The Shed Antler Story

The Shed Antler Story

Osceola Gobbler Bowhunt For Robin

Osceola Gobbler Bowhunt For Robin

How To Deep Fry A Wild Turkey

How To Deep Fry A Wild Turkey

Wild Boar Day

Wild Boar Day

What It Takes To Do It

What It Takes To Do It

Gator Gettin’

Gator Gettin’

Surrounded By Gators

Surrounded By Gators

Alligator: Day 2

Alligator: Day 2

Game Cameras: Yes Or No?

Game Cameras: Yes Or No?

Y2K Buck Sheds His Velvet

Y2K Buck Sheds His Velvet

Writers Camp: Robert Hoague’s Hog Hunt

Writers Camp: Robert Hoague’s Hog Hunt

Last Bearhunt: Pt 3

Last Bearhunt: Pt 3

Last Bearhunt: My Hunt

Last Bearhunt: My Hunt

Last Bearhunt: Fred Tags A Big One

Last Bearhunt: Fred Tags A Big One

Last Bearhunt: The Chef Pt. 3

Last Bearhunt: The Chef Pt. 3

Last Bearhunt: The Chef

Last Bearhunt: The Chef

Nashville Don

Nashville Don

Youth Day At Cabela’s

Youth Day At Cabela’s

My 5 Phase Plan For Wild Turkey Hunting

My 5 Phase Plan For Wild Turkey Hunting

Cathy Addington Gets #20

Cathy Addington Gets #20

New Products

Badlands Diablo Pack Gets Functional Facelift

One of the best-selling hunting packs of all-time, the Badlands Diablo, has been redesigned for 2016 with added functionality and a new camo pattern option. Spurred by user requests, the Diablo redesign included a focus on reducing weight while increasing features.…

Nikon Intros Arrow ID 3000 Range Finder

TRU-TARGET and ID Technology empowers the ARROW ID 3000 to remove the guesswork out of any shot's equation, allowing archers to focus on the most critical aspect of hunts or competitions: shot execution.…

Gear Reviews

Gear Review: Crosman’s New Airbow

There are no strings or limbs, and the full length, hollow arrows fit over a metal cylinder at the end of the barrel, above a reservoir of compressed air. The Airbow is 33.5" in length and just 2" wide, so it is easy to handle and feels good in your hands.…

Gear Review: PahaQue Bear Creek Solo Tent

20 square feet of floor space, easily fits a large sleeping bag with plenty of room left over. The tent is tall enough to sit up in it and get dressed without a problem. The rain cover vestibule provides an additional 6.5 square feet of covered storage room outside the tent.…

Field Test: Woodsman Waterproof Field Boots

When I took my new Woodsman Boots from Field & Stream Stores out of the box my expectations weren't very high. I pulled them on and laced the boot-strings up, they felt great and right then I realized they were special in the boot world.…

Gear Review: Sendero Classic Knife

Basalt, obsidian, flint and chert were smashed, smacked and napped into the blades necessary for those cutting tools for tens of thousands of years. Frank 'Medicine Wolf' Springer ups the game with his assessment of this incredible cutting tool by White River Knives.…

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Southern Ohio Outfitters Joins bhn

Southern Ohio Outfitters Joins bhn

Southern Ohio Outfitters. We are the foremost outfit for trophy whitetail in Ohio. In fact, Southern Ohio Outfitters has been Named Ohio’s Top Outfit for Trophy Whitetail Hunts in Ohio and One of NORTH AMERICAS Top 5 destinations to hunt big bucks By Deer and Deer Hunting Magazine!…

Scent Control

Do You Have Fawn Killers?

Do You Have Fawn Killers?

Now is a good time to talk about coyotes and fawns. New data is streaming in from whitetail researchers about the effect coyotes have on fawn survival.…

The Ladies Room

The Zen Art of Being Still

The Zen Art of Being Still

I quickly found that I could have best spent my preparation time in an entirely different way. I discovered this to be one of the toughest hunting experiences I have encountered to date – but not for the reasons you would think.…