I remember well the instructor in my archery course showing the class a diagram of the vital areas on a whitetail deer. His point was that the only shot an ethical hunter would take is quartering away, broadside. While everyone was nodding their heads, I was thinking the only ethical shot a hunter would take […]
I remember the first really big buck I ever saw. I was still hunting through an old apple orchard that had become overgrown. It was covered with deer trails and I used to sneak through it using the well worn trails to cover the sound of my footsteps. As I neared the end of the […]
You’re not sick – in fact you’ never felt better. Twenty feet up in your tree stand, last week of October and the whitetail rut is starting to kick into high gear. The crunch of leaves gave him away before I ever saw him. A quick grunt and the crunching comes toward the stand. I […]
YOU STINK I had been hunting for the better part of 8 years when I met a friend of a friend who was a hardcore bowhunter with several successful seasons under his belt. He was turning the corner in becoming a trophy hunter while I had yet to meet success. He took me under his […]
The selection of camo hunting clothes on the market today is amazing. Materials used in their design can keep you warm in sub zero temperatures, keep you dry in a downpour, keep you from perspiring, eliminate odors, keep your movements quiet, provide concealment even in open country and much more. I’ll focus on a few main […]
Protecting your investment in archery equipment is critical. A bow case provides substantial protection for your bow, even while in storage. A good bow case really shows its value when you have to travel with your archery equipment. I have used two different cases – one a low end model and the other a high end […]
There are as many ways to hunt deer with a bow as there are hunters. The basics of bow hunting will remain the same regardless of the way you choose to do it. You will need to remain quiet, control your scent, avoid being spotted, and get close. Ideally, the method that you settle on will […]
If you are an experienced bow hunter you will recognise that knowing how to track wounded deer is of equal importance to knowing how to shoot them. Pickabow has put together some tips that will make your tracking easier.