Practice Without Firing A Shot

You know the difference between bowhunters and rifle hunters? Bowhunters practice. The good news is that not all practice has to be expensive, loud or elaborate. The following are techniques that can help anyone improve their rifle shooting skills with minimal hassle and often no expenditure of ammunition.

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The Precision Of Release Aids

Precision is the big advantage of mechanical release-aids. Release aids do, without question, make you the best bow shot you can be. Here are some tips to help you better use your release aid.

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Calling All Deer

Hunters who get close to deer know that they do communicate. And that sometimes they can get deer to come within shooting range by imitating their sounds. It’s easy, and it’s fun and anyone can learn to call deer. Here’s how.

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Calling Deer Is Easy… Really, It Is! Part 1

The first time I ever heard a buck grunting, I thought that one of my farmer friends’ pigs had gotten loose in the woods. Nobody was more surprised than me when that dandy 10-point buck crested the ridge instead of a pig! Anyone can learn to call deer, and every hunter should, because calling deer is a lot of fun!

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Prone Position Shooting Tips

Every shooter knows the steadiest field position for precise rifle shooting is prone. Fewer know how hard prone is to achieve. You don’t just flop down and shoot. Here are just some potential problems … .

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Deer Scents And The Gun Hunter

Most of the bowhunters I know rely heavily on the use of deer scents. Most gun hunters of my acquaintance do not. That I believe is a big mistake. There are many different methods for deploying deer scents, but here are two that are most useful for the gun hunter.

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Today’s Bows Draw Hunters Back

I was beginning to feel uncomfortable, and that the guys were thinking I was a poor representative of the female hunter. I was on a spring bear hunt in Alberta, Canada. A bunch of us were getting ready to shoot our bows, and attention was focused on my set-up: a new Mathews Outback bow set at 52 pounds, Carbon Impact arrows with 2-inch plastic fletching, tipped with 75-grain Muzzy broadheads. Somebody said, “Hey, did those arrows come with a Barbie set?” It was time to defend myself.

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Making Sense Of Deer Scents

There are many, many deer attractants on the market and it can truly make you crazy. But out of all the hype, theory and confusion, a couple truths emerge. The most important truth is that used properly, scents can work!

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