What exactly is an “Assault Weapon” anyway? Guys like us would assert that it is a lightweight, selective-fire, military-issue shoulder arm firing an intermediate cartridge. Folks such as Charles Schumer and Nancy Pelosi apparently think an “Assault Weapon” is anything more dangerous than dental floss. Regardless of semantics, the English longbow was a world-changing weapon in its day.
Posts Tagged ‘Archery’
Improvements and enhancements on the bow have taken the once-held myth that archery was only for the tough, rugged
It does not take an entire movement to make a difference. A decade ago, a few Fish & Game officers were sitting around and devised a plan
Today, celebrate you! Shooters, hunters, anglers, and archers don’t have a national holiday, but the National Hunting and Fishing Day
Archery has become very popular with busy women because they realize they can practice in their own backyards without having
Something happened to me a week ago that has only happened one time before in my life. I lost a deer. Not only that, but it was a really nice deer. I can feel good in the fact that the loss was not my fault, but rather the complete malfunction of a mechanical broadhead-tipped arrow shot from a crossbow.
This has been a year of firsts for me. In an earlier series, I wrote about my transformation from tactical neophyte to MSR owner and shooter. I shot my first coyote with an arrow. I was there when my daughter shot her first deer during Wisconsin’s youth deer hunt; my first time hunting a private, Mississippi River duck club, and I hunted Kansas for the first time.
Archery season is in full swing around the county. In my opinion, it is one of the most exciting ways to hunt whitetail. If you have not tried archery, I highly recommend it. There are many different bow manufactures and so many great models to choose from for every level of shooter.
Like previous hunts, this hunt also came down to the final hours. Running behind schedule, I found myself racing toward Denver International Airport in hopes I would have just enough time to check a bag and bow case, clear security and grab a sandwich before boarding the plane.
I have the envious position of getting to play with a lot of equipment and calling it work. With bow season rapidly approaching—at least in my mind—I have been crawling through catalogs and samples looking for a new bow sight. One product that caught my eye enough to order for a review was the TRUGLO TSX Pro Series 5-pin.
I have been accused of a lot of things, but never of being kind to my equipment. Don’t get me wrong, I do not intentionally abuse it, but things just seem to happen. I slide down a hill on a hunt, the baggage monkeys at the airport toss it around, or it magically ends up on the bottom of a gear pile in the back of my truck. Maybe it’s just me, or perhaps I am just a victim of Murphy’s Law, but I have learned over the years to look for certain qualities in my equipment.
Movies such as Hunger Games proved to not only be entertaining, it was a bold reminder we need to start thinking about our daily must-haves for survival such as food and water. Also, what we might have to go through if those items do become scarce.
I have been an archer for just a touch over 25 years now. I spent several years competing with hopes of Olympic glory and many more as an editor and writer for major archery magazines and websites. During that time, I have tested hundreds—possibly thousands of bows for fun, hunting, competition and articles.
One of the reasons I love shooting so much is the visible and tangible reward of seeing my shooting improve. Other outdoor pursuits such as boating, hiking and camping offer mental rewards, but you have nothing to show for it besides a smile afterward. If you’re itching to find a hobby that offers the same documentable achievement as shooting while you ration your ammo, why don’t you give archery, fishing or air guns a try? All three offer enjoyment and a sense of accomplishment similar to shooting and hunting.
Target panic is more than a problem it’s a disease. It can strike anytime, anywhere and anyone. If you haven’t been bit the target panic bug yet, your time is coming. Perhaps that last statement is a bit of an overstatement, but you get the idea of the seriousness. The good news is target panic is not only curable it’s preventable.
Turkeys are bowhunting’s ultimate challenge. In fact, I have had better luck shooting pheasant out of the air with my bow than I have turkeys on the ground. That can be contributed to my turkey jinx more than anything, but just because Tommy Three Toes continually vexes me does not mean I won’t be out this Spring looking to sink an arrow in his side.
I doubt anyone ever confused refletching with rocket science, but if they did, it must have been after one crazy night. Fletching your arrows is not only easy, it can be downright simple.