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Stealth and Range of the Crossbow Archer

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Did you know that the average successful shot by crossbow hunters is 20 yards or less? You must develop the STEALTH to move within 30–40 yards of your game, the crossbows MAXIMUM effective range. Most hunters harvest white-tailed deer at 20 yards or less because of rugged habitat. This helps to develop your range.  …

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Common Archery Injuries: Two areas to watch out for

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The shoulders and arms take most of the beating in archery and are prone to the most common archery injures. Do you have any of these common archery injuries? Don’t you just hate it when you really enjoy doing something and then realize it is causing you pain that is taking away the fun?  Many…

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Arrow Sharp Parenting Skills

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This isn’t the typical post from Bitzenburger, and I am not usually one for doling out parenting advice, but I really like the analogy here (for obvious reasons!). I hope you enjoy it too! In issue #8 of the Magnolia Journal (the Home Improvement couple) Chip Gaines wrote a really great article entitled Sharp as…

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How to Avoid Hitting a Deer

How to Avoid Hitting a Deer

Attention all drivers: We all need to know how to avoid hitting deer!!! All hunters know that during deer season (October through December) there is a dramatic increase in the movement of the deer population. However, the average vehicle driver who does not hunt may not be aware of this season risk. Many of these…

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Archery Skills: The Ransom of Red Chief

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Give a little boy a bow and arrow and no telling what could happen.  Here is a story about one such boy and how he developed his archery skills. Apparently he never was taught the rules involved with owning a bow and arrow–especially the thing about safety! Johnny Develops Archery Skills So Johnny, the 10-year-old…

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Recreational or Competitive Archery?

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When it stops being fun – should I just quit or should I do competitive archery? Recreational archers are motivated by fun alone. Competitive archers are not just motivated by fun.  They want to win!! Competitive Archery is all about Practice To become better archers, of course it is practice, practice, practice. Most people do…

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ARCHERY: WHAT IS KEEPING YOU FROM TRYING IT?

DO YOU NEED TO BE STRONG TO DO THAT? Absolutely not. Archery is more about technique than strength. Being really muscular can be considered a hindrance to being a top archer.  Check out the Korean ladies team who are considered the most successful Olympic archers of all time.  Their average body weight is 125 pounds.…

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Archery Women: Part Two

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Archery women are so amazing we felt you deserved (at least) a follow-up article of praise! AND we LOVE this Shoot like a girl anthem song. We suggest you play it while you read the rest of this article. Archery Women in History Greek mythology describes an aggressive tribe of brutal, beautiful female warriors who…

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Buck Fever: How to stay calm when the perfect deer appears!

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Buck Fever is the nervous excitement of an inexperienced hunter at the sight of game.  I would be willing to argue that it is not just inexperienced hunters. Maybe not just in the realm of hunting either.  We have all experienced that moment when nerves seem to just dissolve. Dealing with this “target panic” is…

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