Season’s over. Cold, snow, ice is everywhere and you are not practicing with your bow? Now is not the time to put your archery gear away. It’s time to follow Brian Kightlinger’s lead and hit the shops, lanes and leagues. Get ready for spring season now.
Bowhunting is an adventure unto itself and there is a lot of game to hunt. For Brian Kightlinger, the challenge of Exotics has put a whole new slant to the term ‘bowhunting’ and his quest for the Super Exotic Slam.
Traditional bowhunter Bruce Ryan takes a hard look at two of the traditional carbon arrows from Black Eagle Arrows. What he concluded may surprise you.
I didn’t turn Larry down as Fallow Deer are one of my favorite exotics to hunt! Larry told me he had a spotted, white fallow that I could try and spot and stalk.
15 minutes later I heard more hogs approaching from the thick cover in front of me. In that groups were 5 nice boars that I considered shooters.
In Part I Brian hit a tree, missed the buck. In Part II, well, let’s just say hunting is not always hitting your target. One the second shot it was a yardage issue but on the third shot, well, I guess you’ll just have to read the article to see.
The game cameras told the story. The new Black Eagle Rampage Arrows were ready to take flight, the Grim Reaper Broadheads were ready to feast. Now all Brian had to do was make the shot.
We have our bucket list of things we want to do before we leave this earth. One on Brian Kightlinger’s list was taking a 6-point large enough to make the Northeast Big Buck Club Record Book.
Come along as Brian packs his gear and heads out to Ohio’s Xtreme World Class Whitetail for some rut crazy buck bowhunting. Frost and acorns on the ground make for one exciting trip.
Ranch Fairy Looks At Archery Things Differently. Like, How Heavy An Arrow Should Be From A Speed Bow? He Tests Black Eagle Arrows Sparton Shafts With A 400-gr Head.
Have you been thinking about trying a lighted nock? Well Brian Kightlinger had been until he found the Ignitor Nocks from NuFletch. Take a look at his review and you may make the same decision he did.
The goal was to take a good buck in velvet. The location was spectacular and there were bucks in the area of a newly planted bean field. The weather was perfect as Brian climbed into his stand on the last day of this hunt.
Well, it’s time to hit the stand and Brian Kightlinger has his bow, Black Eagle Zombie Slayers and Grim Reapers ready. He’s looking to take a nice buck in velvet.
Archery is mental and physical so for Danny Rainbolt success at the range and in the field demands planning and practising both. He’s got some good suggestions on how you can prepare for that moment you hope for each season.
Chomping at the bit is probably the best words to describe Brian Kightlinger these days. He is all ramped up, packed up and ready to go after whitetail bucks in velvet in KY. Patience is wearing thin.
In Part II Danny Rainbolt shows you how he shoots in his bow for accuracy and does the final adjustments to sights.
It’s almost here. That time we wait for every year. But, don’t waste time waiting, get your bow out and get it set up if you haven’t already done that. Here is how Danny Rainbolt sets his bow up.
Fall is right around the corner and for Brian Kightlinger that means a Ky bowhunt for whitetail in velvet. He knows where he’s going and the countdown has begun.
I could hear something big heading my way. I found a clump of trees and hid behind them. The animals got closer and closer but I could not see them. What I did see was 6 rams bedded on the trail I just left and they were looking in the direction where the noise was coming from.
The two gobblers saw the hens and began to walk more my direction. Both birds were in the plowed field watching the hens feed. I called softly a few times and both birds gobbled. One bird broke into full strut trying to make his friend look smaller.
For many of our children, the outdoor experience, including hunting and fishing, play an important part of growing up. For Baylee Guedes and her siblings it was passed on by their father Matt. They are fortunate. Something we all need to pass on to our children.
At about 8:30 Ron saw a deer moving through some brush. He saw antlers and knew right away which buck he was looking at. The Big Boy walked away but caught a whiff of the tarsal glands, could not handle it and walked back in Ron’s direction.
Matt Guedes owns Journey Hunts and hunts around the world after a wide variety of game. He is particular about what and where he hunts and especially so about the equipment he uses. You should be too.
The mature Tom that was leading the group of 4 birds slowly came out into the field and began walking toward the decoys. I ranged the first bird at 35 yards. I set my sight at 35 yards and slowly drew back, found my anchor point and put my nose on the string.
Two large boars started to fight on the main trail and the buck turned, stepped out on the opposite side of a big oak watching the two boars fighting and not paying any attention to me. I moved slightly to a different angle and as he turned broadside I let the pin float behind his front shoulder and lightly squeezed the release.
Are you growing or stagnating? For Matt Guedes, “I have long been an advocate of the philosophy that we are either growing or we are diminishing. I have never been a fan of neutral or stagnant ground when it comes to our growth in all areas of life. Whether it is our education, intellect, spiritual life, work, or hobbies, I believe we are moving forward or we are going backwards. “
To Danny Rainbolt archery means much more than just shooting a bow and arrow. His process of becoming a better archery has spilled over into other segments of his life. How has archery impacted your life?
From the corner of my eye I saw a buck walking up the same trail the doe had taken. He stopped at the same tree and I could see his large body and 5 points on the left side of his rack.
While most people take advantage of the low price sales on Black Friday, Brian Kightlinger takes advantage of the opportunity to climb into a treestand and see if can’t put an arrow through a nice buck.
As we were just about sure we wouldn’t see them again all of a sudden the big bull came through the thick brush heading right at the safari vehicle. He had his head down a bit and was coming right at us in a very angry manner.