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Up The Creek

Dirty Creek lives up to its name and reminds me of an old, weary dinosaur that knows it ought to be extinct by now, but isn't quite sure what to do about it. The waters are brown and thick.…

Christmas Sale: ProTx Hand Guard Glove

Do Not Miss This Sale! ProTx Hand Guard Gloves are now running a special $10 off, with FREE Shipping Christmas Sale. For every archer in your family, this is the glove that can save your hand and your love of archery.…

The Good, Bad, and Ugly (Part II)

Always a guiding light for our sport, especially needed now in the age of the internet and unrivalled egos, M.R. James puts Part II to his reasoned article on what we, as bowhunters, need to do when spreading our hunting adventures and successes.…

Broadhear Sharpness

In today's high tech environment many things are taken for granted, including the blade sharpness of broadheads. Since this is just not the case, I caution every bowhunter that not all broadheads are sharp right out of the package.…

Safety For Christmas: ProTx Hand Guard

This Christmas season give the gift of safety for the archers in your life, and yourself. Every time we draw our bow with a carbon arrow we run the risk of catastrophic injury. The ProTx Glove protects us. Get one, wear one every time you shoot your bow.…

Papa BEAR: Chap 3: The Inside Scoop

I kept thinking of something else we could do to tie-in with the forthcoming “Secrets” record. I wished that Fred could visit every dealer archery shop to promote the record, and, suddenly, I thought of doing a life-sized Fred Bear cut-out.…

Sitka Blacktail Hunt: The Hunt Winds Down

Hunting hard to the very end, Roy, his guide and wife Shelby gave it everything they had to try and get on a good Sitka buck. The weather didn't help, the game didn't cooperate but they didn't give up.…

Sitka Blacktail Hunt: Days 3 – 5

Day One of the Keefer's hunt proved uneventful. Hopes were high for the next few days as they glassed the rugged mountains looking for the shooter Sitka buck that had drawn to Kodiak.…

Wild Turkey Tips

Like thousands of American bowhunters, come spring I'm a turkey chaser. Lately, it's been a borderline obsession. I drive long hours in the dark to reach the best spots.…

Tips For Still Hunting Deer

Here are a few tips on how to still hunt, or stalk deer, rather than climbing a tree or sitting down. First: slow down and then slow down some more, be very alert and remember the deer can see your movement better than you think.…

Sitka Blacktail Hunt: Day Two

The stream banks were covered with salmon that had been partially eaten by bears and eagles.  It’s a little spooky seeing that sight as you walk along a stream bank that is covered by thick vegetation, a great hiding place for bears. …

How To Hit The BullsEye In A Day

The archery instructor takes these 5 girls on their first time shooting a bow and arrow. He gets all the beginners shooting in the bullseye quickly. But, now, can they handle the Balloon  Challenge?…

ONLINE BOWHUNTS

The Scoop On The TV Hunters

After The Shot The TV Celebrity Deerhunter Looks At The Camera And Says, "We've Been Scouting And Patterning That Buck For Weeks." Steve Bartylla Comments On That Statement, "Bologna!"…

Scrapes

Bucks make and use scrapes as calling card signposts for other bucks and does in the area. They’re a form of communication that is very important in the whitetail world. Steve Bartylla explains...…

What Are Your Chances?

How Can You Predict Whether A Landowner Will Let You Hunt on His property? Wade Nolan brings you up to speed on research by North Carolina State University on exactly this. Here is what they found  out.…

The Rise Of Female Bowhunters

Vermont’s archery-only deer season is nearly over, and it’s my turn to bowhunt. A mile away, my husband prepares dinner while helping our daughter with her homework. Our house in October is filled with the promise of bow season, even as it intertwines with the regular chaos of a busy household, working parents, school-age children and rural life.…

Pressure In Your Deer Woods

Deer feel pressure. From the hunters intruding on their deer woods, to predators, to other deer. Learning how to hunt pressured deer can make you a more successful deerhunter, as well as teach you critical pieces of whitetail behavior. Watch this episode of Land of Whitetail for more.…

How To Hunt Older, Smarter Bucks

How do you figure how what to do for these older bucks that have routines, favorite areas and give you the slip? Find out the answers in this episode of Deer Talk Now with Dan Schmidt.…

Bowhunting The West: Teamwork

Just thinking about bowhunting big deer in high mountain basins gets me excited. I've hunted around the world and nothing gets me excited like bowhunting big mule deer.…

Remy Cooks And Eats Black Bear

It's always interesting eating the meat of an animal that could kill and eat you. Black bears were eaten here since long before it became America, but they're not found on a lot of menus these days.…

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The Scoop On The TV Hunters

The Scoop On The TV Hunters

Scrapes

Scrapes

What Are Your Chances?

What Are Your Chances?

The Rise Of Female Bowhunters

The Rise Of Female Bowhunters

Pressure In Your Deer Woods

Pressure In Your Deer Woods

How To Hunt Older, Smarter Bucks

How To Hunt Older, Smarter Bucks

Let the Turkey Fun Begin

Let the Turkey Fun Begin

OPENING WEEKEND: Steve Montgomery

OPENING WEEKEND: Steve Montgomery

Chloes Gobbler Hunt

Chloes Gobbler Hunt

Game Cameras Swamp Pics

Game Cameras Swamp Pics

Wild Boar Day

Wild Boar Day

What It Takes To Do It

What It Takes To Do It

Gator Gettin’

Gator Gettin’

BLOOD FIGHT, PART 3

BLOOD FIGHT, PART 3

Blood Fight, Part 2

Blood Fight, Part 2

Blood Fight, Part 1

Blood Fight, Part 1

September: Middle Of The Month

September: Middle Of The Month

NOW BUCKS ARE BUCKS

NOW BUCKS ARE BUCKS

BACK TO DEER CHANGES

BACK TO DEER CHANGES

JOSH FISHES UP A HOG

JOSH FISHES UP A HOG

CINDY LAVENDER: OFFBEAT HOG HUNT

CINDY LAVENDER: OFFBEAT HOG HUNT

VIDEO: WILD BOAR GETTING WILD

VIDEO: WILD BOAR GETTING WILD

Turkey Hunt Becomes A Hog Hunt

Turkey Hunt Becomes A Hog Hunt

Remy Cooks And Eats Black Bear

Remy Cooks And Eats Black Bear

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

New Products

Christmas Sale: ProTx Hand Guard Glove

Do Not Miss This Sale! ProTx Hand Guard Gloves are now running a special $10 off, with FREE Shipping Christmas Sale. For every archer in your family, this is the glove that can save your hand and your love of archery.…

 Field & Stream Triumph Collection for Specialized Hunting Needs

The elite Triumph Collection is a superior choice for all your specialized hunting needs. Worn as stand-alone apparel in cooler temperatures or paired up with base layers when the cold sets in, this premium collection uses high-end fabric and advanced technologies to keep hunters protected in the most adverse conditions.…

NEXUS And ScentLok

Dale Douglas   ScentLok Invests, Grows and Prepares for the Future ScentLok Technologies expands team as a new parent company evolves The people behind ScentLok Technologies have never taken…

Harmon Buck Scrape

Bill Harmon developed Buck Scrape is the best Buck attractant available. Go to harmonscents.com to learn more or to purchase your Buck Scrape today.…

TRIAX Is Stealth

Stealth Is Lethal. Mathew's new 2018 TRIAX is a compact, maneuverable compound bow that’s deadly accurate and insanely QUIET.…

Gear Reviews

Gear Review: GMC Canyon Denali

Going on a family or hunting trip and need a solid truck to drive? Tracy Breen got his hands on the new GMC Canyon, loaded in gear, wife and boys and went turkey hunting in Florida. See what he thinks about this truck here.…

Gear Review: Buck Cage

Brian Kightlinger has used Buck Cage for quite some time. Now he shares his success with this product with us. Want more success in the field? This might be an answer.…

Gear Review: Sitka Gear

Roy and Shelby Keefer have taken their bowhunting seriously. They also take their equipment seriously and that is why they wear Sitka Gear when following their hunting adventures.…

The Safety Zone: The Shooting Edge ProTx Glove

One small indent you don't see in your carbon arrow can mean a catastrophic visit to the ER and the end of life as you enjoy it. Johnny Costello lives archer and has the images and the results and the cure. If you shoot a bow and have a brain this is one item you will never be without.…

Africa

Live the Adventure with Dries Visser Safaris

Live the Adventure with Dries Visser Safaris

You know you've always wanted to bowhunt Africa. The mystery, the adventure, the incredible sights and the vast numbers of game. Well, this father and son team went and lived the dream. With Dries Visser Safaris, you can too.…

West

Reduced Prices for CO Elk & Mule Deer Hunts!

Reduced Prices for CO Elk & Mule Deer Hunts!

Matt Guedes and Journey Hunts does it again. If you have been dreaming of shooting a giant Colorado Elk you will want to look below at this rare opportunity to hunt the famed Unit 61 for first season Bull Elk or for 2nd season trophy Mule Deer.  …

Scouting

Midwest

Scent Control