Category: Archery

Follow These 4 Practice Tips for Bowhunting Success

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Shooting a bow takes skill and practice, but many hunters seem to put off practicing their shot until just before the season. Training should be at the forefront of your mind throughout the off-season if you want to be confident in your technique and ability. Every hunter might have a different idea of what bow […]

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Women Learning From Women: All About “Becoming An Outdoors-Woman” Workshops

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Becoming an Outdoors-Woman, commonly known as BOW, is a national education program that strives to make women more comfortable and aware of the outdoor world. You can trace the history of Becoming an Outdoors-Woman to Dr. Christine Thomas. She spent her career at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point College of Natural Resources. In 1991, Dr. […]

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How to Safely Build an Archery Range in Your Backyard

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You have finally received permission from your significant other to transform your backyard into the archery range of your dreams. Truth be told, there is a lot to think about before you start shooting at a homemade target, and we are here to help. When it comes to building an archery range in your backyard, […]

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Georgia Deer Hunting: Season Dates, License Requirements, and Outlook

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Whitetail deer buck stands near the edge of the woods

Georgia deer hunting is hard, and it’s getting harder. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) regulates hunting practices throughout the state. Georgia’s DNR regulates license issuance, hunting limits, and applicable hunting restrictions. The Wildlife Resources Division is responsible for offering various services, including directly issuing hunting licenses, boat registrations, and hunter education courses. Georgia’s hunting […]

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Looking Into the Heavy Arrow Debate

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Archery hunter holds an arrow in his hands.

It seems that in the world of archery deer hunters, we are always looking for new ways to improve on our hunting techniques. Sometimes, this can swing back and forth throughout the seasons. For example, I remember just three or four years ago that mechanical broadheads were seemingly the greatest innovation to ever be introduced […]

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The Brian Butcher Buck: The Most Lop-Sided Wild Non-Typical Ever


Brian Butcher Buck

There are some true freak non-typical whitetail deer that have either been harvested by hunters or found dead over the years. If you’re an avid hunter you likely know the names of the famous non-typical bucks that grace the pages of Pope and Young Club and Boone and Crockett club’s record books. Deer like the […]

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The Mel Johnson Buck: The Archery World Record That Has Stood for 50+ Years and Counting


Mel Johnson Buck

In the deer hunting world, the typical whitetail buck records are some of the most sacred. They are the records every hunter wants to break, and because of the unpredictable nature of whitetail antlers, they are also the hardest records to break. Mostly because the big bucks at the top of the record books are of […]

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