The da'TORCH, endorsed by Michael Waddell, is a carbon arrow that combines strength, speed and precise straightness for the ultimate package.
Plot Mixer Chicory is a premium perennial chicory that's the perfect additive for a spring or fall food plot mix - drought tolerant and with protein levels exceeding 30 percent and a high mineral content.
Independent testing authorized by Bowjax, makers of a complete line of bow dampening and silencing systems, shows superior noise dampening qualities when compared to similar products on the market.
A team of Georgia young guns-Justin Moody, Michael Tharpe and Jeremy Sanderlin-emerged from a large pack of 62 teams to win first place at the 14th Annual Muzzy Classic Bowfishing Tournament in Guntersville, Ala.
The all-new Full Rut Backpack and Rattling System from GamePlan Gear will keep bowhunters from rattling before they're ready, with the rugged Hypalon-material 'Wing System' securing even the bulkiest horns.
With funds raised through the sale of its Pink Series binoculars, Alpen Optics continues its charitable giving to the fight against breast cancer, and has donated more than $10,000 to the City of Hope Research Hospital over the past two years.
A pair of shooting events remain in this year's IBO-sanctioned G5/Triple Threat 3D Archery Tournament, in June at sites in Saginaw and Brown city, Mich.
TenPoint Crossbow Technologies has expanded its accessory lineup for 2013 with the introduction of its new SDS™ (String Dampening System), a unique cable-slot mounted string stop that dramatically reduces string noise and oscillation.
An anonymous report received by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department in September has resulted in the conviction of a Buffalo man for shooting a 350-class trophy bull elk with a rifle during the 2012 archery-only season.
Walker's® Game Ear®, a leader in shooting and hunting hearing protection, has introduced the new Micro Elite in-canal assisted listening device (ALD) for use in the field.
Industry veterans John A Woller, John Woller, Jr. and Ron Woller announce the formation of Viking Solutions, an outdoor-focused product development company with an emphasis on identifying and developing common sense products for hunters and outdoor enthusiasts.
Senate Bill 224, sponsored by North Carolina Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus Co-Chair Senator Buck Newton, would lift the longstanding Sunday hunting ban on private property in the Tar Heel State.
Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) has hailed Gov. Rick Snyder's signing of Senate Bills 288 and 289 into law allowing the Natural Resources Commission to name game species and protect the rights to hunt, fish and trap.
Moon Shine, LP, creator of Moon Shine Attitude Attire, announces the licensing of the Muddy Girl Camo design to Sword Sights, for use on its line of Sabre Sights.
Team Easton's Jesse Broadwater made history last weekend in Redding, Calif. by becoming the first archer to shoot 139 out of 140-dropping only one point-and smashing the previous record of five points down.
One of the distinct perks of being stationed at Eielsen Air Force Base in Alaska is being able to take part in the annual bowhunt for moose. But first, all participating Airmen must qualify with a competency course and IBEP certification.
Made with Flextone's proprietary Bone Core Technology, the new Black Rack rattling system for 2103 includes two full, easy to grip racks designed to deliver the realistic crash of bone-against-bone that's convincing even at long distances.
With more than 40 legislators in attendance, North Dakota officially became the 42nd state to organize a bipartisan legislative sportsmen's caucus under the National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses, holding its first official meeting on April 25.
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation announced on May 8 will return 100 percent of the revenue it generates from the auction of state special big game permits through its national events and programs to the individual states.
The Pursuit Channel is enjoying stable, sustainable increases in viewership of better than 50-percent, according to household delivery audits for the January-April periods of 2012 and 2013 by Kantar Media Services' DIRECTVIEW.
The Field Guide, an all-new digiscoping phone adaptor from Salt Lake City-based Smart Optix, has been selected to be featured in Top Rated Gear Publication for 2013.
The Michigan Natural Resources Commission (NRC) May 9 approved a limited public wolf harvest in three distinct regions of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
The Lower Peninsula Deer Management Initiative (LPDMI) is proposing antler point restrictions that would limit the number of yearling bucks in Michigan's annual harvest to 50 percent or less of the total harvest.
The Nitrus™ Release from TRUGLO® incorporates a stainless steel dual-caliper design (patent pending) and a crisp, ultra-smooth trigger pull and micro-adjustable trigger for sensitivity and travel.
The 2013 Parker Rewards Program provides Retail Sales Associates an opportunity to earn a free, personal-use Parker bow or crossbow for sales made between June 1 and Nov, 30 2013.
Franklin County High School's Haley Haygood is the first competitor from the Archery in Mississippi Schools (AIMS) Program to sign a college scholarship in the sport.
Individuals may purchase the innovative universal Field Guide digiscoping phone adaptor from Smart Optics for a 10 percent discount by ordering online through May 15.
Their unmistakable Louisiana accents are watched by millions every week and now the 'Swamp People' are going from the swamps to the desert for their first-ever whitetail hunt in Texas on Savage Outdoors, exclusively on Sportsman Channel.
The new, ultra compact Wildview TK40 NoGlo Digital Video Scouting Camera with the ZX7 Processor from Wildview is engineered for hassle-free set up, as one the very best outdoor tools in game scouting.
Created by veteran hunter and noted designer Wayne Prejean, the new Non Typical® Revenge XL Hang On treestand from Ameristep® features a Durasling seat for a more comfortable sits on stand, an extra-large platform with footrest and Super Cam® leverage lock system that offers security and unmatched stability.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) received 224 sightings reported from an estimated 93 black bears in 2012., with five bears accounting for a total of 62 sightings.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) wants to hear from the public about a proposed rule change that would prohibit the importation of live captive deer into Florida from out-of-state sources.
The Vermont/NRA Youth Hunter Education Challenge, an annual free event offering young hunters the chance to practice their skills in firearms, archery, wildlife identification and land navigation, will take place Saturday, May 18, at the Caledonia Forest & Stream Club in St. Johnsbury, VT.
Sgt. Lance Thorton, retired, is shown during archery practice with Team Army at the 10th Special Forces indoor range, Fort Carson, Colo. on May 9, where he and his teammates were preparing for the 2013 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo. Thorton lost his right arm when his mounted combat patrol hit an improvised explosive device (IED) in Baghdad six years ago. "When you're out, you kind of miss the camaraderie, and when you get a chance to come back and be with the guys, (it's awesome)," he said. "I stayed in touch with my Army Wounded Warrior counselor, who helped me through the (Veterans Affairs) process and showed me the door to the Warrior Games."
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-Dean Torges, Hunting the Osage Bow, 1998
By Melissa Bachman
Special to The Archery Wire
I grew up in a family where everyone hunted. My mom, dad, brother and I would spend our weekends duck and deer hunting in central Minnesota. We enjoyed every moment together from the early mornings, to the excellent snacks, to cleaning and preparing the game for Sunday dinner. I believe this hunting bond our family shared brought us closer together and my mom's involvement was key. It gave me someone to look up to, someone to show me that girls can do anything that guys can do, and that's important for all girls to see.
Not everyone has a woman in their life to look up to who enjoys the outdoors or hunts, but for those women out there who do hunt, it's extremely important to get out there and give these young girls support. Many great organizations, like Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW), exist solely to help get more women and kids involved in hunting, shooting, archery, and the outdoors. If each of us takes a little time to give back and just be around and visible for these girls, it's amazing what this can do.
I don't have any children, so I enjoy meeting kids at NASP (National Archery in the Schools) events where girls tell me they want to be a hunter just like me someday. Usually their parents' eyes light up as they realize their little girl may become a hunter too and that's great to see. Any female in their life - whether a mom, sister, aunt, or a family friend - can be that positive role model and get young girls fired up and excited about the outdoors. You don't have to be the greatest hunter on earth, you just have to be there for them and show support.
So, you may ask, what are the steps to doing this? Here are my tips:
- I'm a firm believer in slowly bringing kids into the hunting world and let them decide the pace. The last thing anyone wants to do is burn a kid out by making them sit from dark to dark in a blind or go out in the freezing cold and be miserable.
- Begin by shooting targets together, then plan a few hours sitting in a blind where they can still move around and bring plenty of snacks and games to keep them occupied.
- When they are ready to hunt, be sure they completed their bowhunter safety courses. And when trying a longer hunt, but remember to not push too hard. You want to make sure they think of fun when they think of hunting.
This is coming from a girl whose parents did these very steps. They slowly brought me into the hunting world and I grew to love it almost instantly. Now my number one goal is to get as many other women, children, and people involved in the outdoors as possible.
And speaking of my mom, for her present this year, I bought her a Mathews Jewel. She's already a pretty good shot, but with her new setup, she'll be better than me in no time! This is a complete surprise to her, so I hope she doesn't read this before I have the chance to gift it. So, shhhh, this will be our little secret!
To all the mothers out there, I hope you had a wonderful day, and to my own mom, thanks for everything!
Melissa Bachman is television producer and co-host, outdoor writer and blogger, and full-time promoter of hunting-especially with a bow and arrow. Follow Melissa and her outdoors adventures at: https://www.facebook.com/DeadlyPassionMelissaBachman and http://www.melissabachman.com .
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