Sticks & Strings

Modern carbon arrows that look like wooden ones and are fletched with feathers are a major improvement over wooden alternatives.

Traditional archery

Get back to the basics that attracted you to the sport
April 01 at 7:00am
With deer season in the rearview mirror, take time now to scout your woods for sign you might have missed last season.

There’s no better time than now to prepare

Review this season’s successes and failures, then adjust to up your odds next fall
March 01 at 7:00am
The author killed this hit-list buck, nicknamed “Saban,” on Christmas Eve — after taking plenty of care not to put too much pressure on it.

Learn to manage hunting pressure

Key to successful hunting is keeping deer from knowing you’re around
February 01 at 7:00am
Mission’s SUB-1 crossbow promises minute-of-angle accuracy thanks to a number of design improvements.

A crossbow built for supreme accuracy

Mission’s sub-1 is the latest design from an industry leader
January 01 at 7:00am
The ZT Hyper Cams allow let-offs of 80- to 85-percent on Hoyt’s newest bows.

Hoyt takes a big step

Two totally redesigned bows head ‘18 lineup
December 02, 2017 at 9:00am
Mission Archer’s F.I.T. cam system offers 80 percent let-off and 55 pounds of draw-weight adjustment for owners of the Hype DTX bow.

DTX lives up to the Hype

Mission’s new bow offers extreme adjustability
November 02, 2017 at 9:00am
The crease in the palm of your hand — your life line — is where your bow grip should begin.

Get a grip on bow torque

Grip, draw length affect how you hold bow
October 01, 2017 at 7:00am
Natural cover from limbs on nearby trees provides a hunter the opportunity to draw unobserved from this ladder stand.

Keys to bow stand selection

Archer’s choice of areas, trees is crucial
September 01, 2017 at 7:00am
Carrying an extra cable and string set can be a life-saver if you have equipment problems on a hunt far from home.

Be ready for field repairs

Equipment problems don’t need to end a hunt
August 01, 2017 at 7:00am
Top-quality strings can make a big difference in the accuracy of any compound bow.

Don’t scrimp on strings

Strings, cables play a big role in accuracy
July 01, 2017 at 7:00am
Ravin’s two 2017 model crossbows, the R9 and R15, offer hunters plenty of the latest technology for great arrow speeds and accuracy.

Killer new crossbows

Meet two new additions to crossbow market
June 02, 2017 at 9:00am
Stabilizers that fit between the split limbs of a bow will quiet the bow substantially and cut down on vibration.

Get things stabilized

Stabilizers improve bows’ efficiency, accuracy
May 02, 2017 at 9:00am
Changing from a caliper-style release (right) to a back-tension release may help with problems involving holding on the target.

Living with target panic

Archers’ aiming problems can be overcome
April 01, 2017 at 7:00am
The Axion Pulse pull-away rest features an independent actuation arm.

The case for arrow rests

Choose the correct one for your bow setup
March 02, 2017 at 9:00am