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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting gear! Speed and kinetic energy versus accuracy Today’s compound bows keep getting faster and faster. Speed combined with mass translates to kinetic energy, but one has to ask if it is really the be all and end all? Sneaking through the tall grass, I knew the elk was bedded nearby. Ten minutes earlier I had seen him lingering on the edge of the field. Carefully placing one foot in front of the other, doing my best to avoid stepping on dry leaves, I advanced. Every muscle in my body was … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting predatory animals!   Four key elements to successfully harvest a black bear over bait Few activities are as rewarding as observing wild bruins up close in their natural surroundings, deep in the woods. Furthermore, harvesting an animal with primitive hunting equipment, like a bow and arrow, appears on many hunters’ bucket lists. Many areas in western Canada allow baiting for black bears during spring when they are hungry, so what could go wrong with piling up stale bread and setting up a nearby tree stand to arrow a boar? Truthfully, … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more hunting articles!   Women represent the fastest growing demographic among North America’s bow hunters – make room guys, the fairer sex is joining ranks Answering the phone, it was Heather on the other end. The excitement in her voice told me she had let an arrow fly. It wasn’t her first deer with archery tackle, but with each successive harvest, her enthusiasm seems to grow. “I just shot one!” she whispered excitedly. “How fast can you get here?” I had to work that afternoon, but everything is put on the backburner as soon … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting gear! Accurate shooting begins with a properly tuned bow Today’s compound bows are intricate, high-tech pieces of equipment. Depending on whether a bow is a dual cam, a cam-and-a-half or a single-cam bow, each will be tuned just a little bit differently. That said, in general, all compound bows have interdependent parts and, as such, they must be tuned so that those components work in synch. At the same time, it’s important to acknowledge that anything that needs tuning can, and will, eventually go out of tune. Strings stretch and … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting gear! G5 Outdoors recently introduced their all-new, full containment drop away arrow rest for 2014, the Cmax. With a full 360 degrees of containment, the Cmax has the versatility to take on any fletching orientation. The launcher arm can be activated by either the push button activation system or drawing the bow string. Built to withstand the toughest conditions, the Cmax has been cycled over one million times without losing a step. This drop away arrow rest has an extended arrow contact release timing for improved accuracy, while offering virtual … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting gear! Features: Seven generously sized interior and exterior pockets for complete storage of bows, arrows, accessories and range gear Sleek, modern design Rugged high-denier POLY construction Premium oversized No. 10 zippers with easy grab pulls Cavernous three-and-a-half-inch case-cube compatible, fleece-lined padded interior (case cubs sold separately) Fits most bows – interior dimensions are 45 inches by 17 inches 360-degree padding for complete bow protection Moveable bow-anchoring straps for rock-solid bow security Available in black or camouflage Visit eastonarchery.com and download the 2014 product catalogue for more information. Join us on … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting birds! Many turkey hunters have told me, “If a turkey could sniff you, you’d never kill one.” Despite having virtually no sense of smell, a spring hunt for North America’s largest, most elusive game bird is challenging. And with archery equipment, even more so. As with any species you bow hunt, getting close requires intricate knowledge of your quarry. Merriam’s turkeys living at the northern tip of their range in southern BC and Alberta are no different. Knowing where, when and why they strut their stuff will give you the … Read more »

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I’m sure that, as you’ve been reading these blog posts, you may have noticed that I don’t particularly like being treated differently simply because I’m a woman. Some women like using “I’m just a girl” as a scapegoat, but that’s not me. If the boys can do it, I can do it. And that brings us to my latest escapade – a thumb release. I have seen a lot of the shooters at Trophy Book using different handheld releases – a thumb release, a back-tension release, you name it. They’ve been telling me that these releases help with accuracy and … Read more »

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