I competed in my first Train to Hunt events in 2014 and since then, the principles of hunting fitness have changed my life. Train to Hunt is a competition that combines fitness and archery. The specific exercises and weights have changed over the past 3 years but the concept remains the same. The competition typically consists of a 3D shoot that is a mix of known and unknown distances as well as hunting scenario type shots like these: Draw and hold your bow between 30 second
One of the questions that I am often asked by women who are interested in bow hunting for the first time is, “How do you keep your cool when making the shot?” They often say “I just don’t think I would be able to shoot a deer with a bow”, or “It just seems so hard, I don’t think I would be able to pull it off”. While I love encouraging other women to get involved in hunting, I will be honest when I say that yes, bow hunting is very hard. If it was easy everyone would be doing
If you are looking for a great mineral attractant to help attract deer, increase antler size, and maintain a healthy deer herd, infRACKtion Whitetail Mineral Attractant by Daybreak Outdoors is a great option. I started using infRACKtion this fall and saw results immediately. I put it in a high traffic area where several deer trails met going into a 5 acre turnip plot. While hunting on the last day of bow season I was able to harvest my biggest buck to date because he stopped
For me, my love of archery began with bow hunting. Like most hunters I started bow hunting to expand my deer season beyond gun seasons. I practiced a lot before season began to ensure clean shots. However, I kept in mind the vitals on a deer, and considered shooting within a perimeter of a pie shaped plate to be good shooting, and was pleased with my shooting sessions if I had accomplished that. It wasn't until I shot in an archery tournament that I realized I needed improvem
One of my favorite things about bow hunting is that my deer season lasts longer. Our rifle season only lasts about 10 days here in Missouri, but bow season is from mid September to January. The deer activity and patterns change from early fall to late season and knowing what their main objectives are throughout the season is key to harvesting an animal. During summer and early fall the bucks are in their bachelor groups and their main interest is food. Having food plots with
You've just shot a deer with your bow & feel you made a good shot. Before you begin tracking there are some things to keep in mind. From the moment I let my arrow fly to the moment the deer runs out of my sight I pay close attention to my shot placement, whether or not the arrow completely passed through, the direction the deer ran and how it was acting. I do NOT take my eyes off of the deer until it is out of my sight. I also keep my ears open to see if I can hear the deer
It’s January 12th and I’m sitting in my tree stand on my last day to hunt of the Missouri deer season. The weather is unseasonably warm with temperatures in the 60’s and wind gusts up to 15 mph. It has been a rough winter up until this point with a lot of ice, snow and temperatures below zero. I’m hunting over a five acre field planted with brassica and turnips that has been a hot spot on my property since December. Suddenly I hear the familiar sound of leaves crunching behin
Guys, We came up with a Christmas wish list for the huntress in your life to make your Christmas shopping a little easier! Here are 14 products we are sure she will LOVE!
1) Custom set of strings and cables from Vaportrail Archery, along with a personalized Pro-V Limb Driver and string bat silencers! www.vaportrailarchery.com 2) Scent Free, Scent Control cosmetics and body care products from Deaux Girl! www.deauxgirl.com 3) Gear from Prois! I love the Pro-Edition jacket, ve
If you're looking for a great bow case checkout the Bowfile by Lakewood Products! It holds your bow safely with quiver attached and full of arrows. Depending on the length of your stabilizer, you may or may not have to remove it in order to close the case. It includes an accessory case to hold broadheads, field tips, and other loose items. An arrow case is also included and holds up to 18 arrows! Perfect for traveling! For the ladies who love pink, you can also get the bow ca
With more & more people getting involved in archery & bow hunting, I feel I should share a few basic, but important, archery tips that have helped me when shooting my bow:
-The number one, most important thing to me is that you shoot the exact same way each time. Form & consistency is everything so make sure you are anchoring the same way each time. I have a kisser button on my bow string that really helps me find my anchor point quicker each time.
-Loosen up your grip. G