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Practicing at 60 yards – My effective range.

You should never take a shot in which you are not confident. Period. Lots of animals are injured and lost because the hunter tried to push his or her archery limits and consequently made a bad shot. For every bowhunter, knowing one’s effective range is absolutely vital. Continue Reading…

Archery Trick Shots

March 25, 2016 — Leave a comment

I had to share this video with you all from the guys at Dude Perfect.

If you are a bowhunter (or archer of any kind) then you will appreciate this video.

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From left to right: Bear BR33, Bowtech Prodigy, Bowtech BT-X, Hoyt Carbon Defiant

A while back, I wrote up a comparison between some of the top bows on the market from some of the top companies. I went to my local archery shop, Hit or Miss Archery in Albuquerque, and shot the bows that they had in stock. In the first comparison, I shot bows from PRIME, Xpedition, Mathews, and Elite. That article was one of the most popular articles of 2015 on this site, however there were quite a few readers who were disappointed that Hoyt, Bowtech, and other brands were not represented.

I decided to go down to a different shop in the area who was a dealer for these other brands (The Archery Shoppe in Albuquerque) so that I could shoot the newest bows offered and give a detailed comparison. During my time there, I was able to get considerable time with the Hoyt DefiantBowtech ProdigyBowtech BT-X, and Bear BR33. Continue Reading…


Buying a bow is not like buying a pair of shoes. You can’t just decide you like the look and make sure it fits well enough. There are tons of questions you need to ask yourself when considering buying a bow. Below are some of the more important questions to address, but there may be others I haven’t thought of. Take your time and get the right bow for you. If you do, you’ll be happy for years; if you don’t, you’ll have regret every time you shoot it. Continue Reading…

Bow Review: Mathews Halon

December 26, 2015 — 7 Comments


A few weeks back I posted an article comparing some of the top bows that I had shot at my local archery shop, Hit or Miss Archery in Albuquerque, NM. I was in the market for a new bow because my Xpedition Xcentric 7 was stolen back in November. After spending some considerable time with the Mathews Halon, I wanted to do a full write up on my thoughts. Continue Reading…

“Nothing clears a troubled mind like shooting a bow.” – Fred Bear

Get Some Clarity


I recently received the High Point Archery Stabilizer Camera Mount and wanted to give it a try and share my thoughts about it with all of you. Self-filming hunts is becoming very common today and with action cameras like the GoPro and Garmin VIRB and with decent high-definition cameras on smartphones, a decent and versatile stabilizer mount solution only makes sense. While I was out on my archery Elk hunt this past week, I gave the camera mount a try. Continue Reading…

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In Part I, we examined the major muscle groups involved in drawing and shooting your bow. It was clear that muscles involved in drawing and shooting your bow went well beyond your back and shoulders. In Part II, we went over some stretches and movements that can strengthen and add mobility to your rotator cuff muscles, thus improving strength and reducing the risk of injury. Now it is time to look at the resistance training that will strengthen the major muscle groups involved in shooting your bow Continue Reading…

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When you start getting ready for your bow hunt, what muscles do you train? If you do actually train, you probably focus on your upper back and shoulders. That would make the most sense since those are the primary muscles that are clearly involved in drawing your bow. However, it may come as a surprise to you that your entire body is involved in drawing your bow. To only focus on one small area of your body is selling yourself short in your preparation. If you only train your back and shoulders and neglect the rest of your body, your training efforts will not be as effective as they could be. In this article, we will discuss all of the different muscle groups involved in the process of drawing and shooting. Part II will detail a workout plan that you can implement to fully prepare your body for that critical moment.
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