Review: St. Joe River Youth Bow

One of the greatest joys in life are children. It could be our own children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, or that weird kid that lives down the street. It’s been said time and time again, that our children are the future, and that definitely is true when it comes to traditional bowhunting. Fortunately, [...]

Review: St. Joe River Youth Bow2020-07-09T15:10:27-06:00

Fur Arrow Tracers

I've seen "fur arrow tracers" selling on some specialty sites for as much as $5 for enough material to wrap a dozen arrows. Instead, you can go to just about any fly shop (or some craft shops) and buy rabbit fur "zonker strips" in a sufficient quantity to wrap 6 dozen arrows or [...]

Fur Arrow Tracers2020-07-09T15:11:00-06:00

One Moose of a Challenge

“Dennis,” my guide whispered in my ear, “I think you’re going to have to go in on him on your own. He doesn’t seem to want to budge, and none of my grunting, cow-calling, or brush-raking has succeeded in getting any response from him at all.” I could hear the frustration in Eric’s [...]

One Moose of a Challenge2020-07-06T08:58:48-06:00

Bear 50th Anniversary Take-Down

Recently, Bear Archery celebrated the 1970 introduction of Fred Bear’s innovative Take-Down bow. This design truly revolutionized the industry, and is still sought after today. To honor the genesis of this iconic design, Bear released a 50th Anniversary edition earlier this year. With the curse of Covid19 ravaging through every industry and level [...]

Bear 50th Anniversary Take-Down2020-07-01T20:22:46-06:00

Archery Golf with Traditional Bows

Hunting season is just around the corner, and Archery Golf is a great way to stretch your legs and bow limbs. The basic idea is to set up target "pucks" at different distances with surrounding hazards such as rocks and trees, then count the number of shots it takes to hit or knock [...]

Archery Golf with Traditional Bows2020-06-29T13:51:04-06:00

The Bowhiking Chronicles #091518: The Errant Bow

You’ll often hear me mention that I usually hunt alone, and when I decide to bring someone along it often spells trouble. In my adult life, the only consistent hunting partner that I’ve ever had, is my best friend since almost birth. But life has a way of shifting things around and it [...]

The Bowhiking Chronicles #091518: The Errant Bow2020-06-29T12:01:51-06:00

Turkey Fooling Whitetails

In the early 1970s, when I started hunting whitetails in Nebraska (we didn’t have them in Colorado then), I was hunting them on the ground as I did mule deer here in the high mountains. It didn’t take me long to find out that everyone I knew who was taking good whitetail bucks [...]

Turkey Fooling Whitetails2020-06-26T09:06:00-06:00

Kifaru Field Quiver

Archery ranges and outdoor events have been re-opening across the country. It’s a safe bet that most us have been jonesing to get to the range, and shoot some 3D courses! Kifaru International’s latest release comes just in time with their new Field Quiver. Kifaru describes this new offering as a “modular American [...]

Kifaru Field Quiver2020-07-01T10:52:29-06:00


A slingshot can be very helpful in many bowhunting situations such as diverting a deer's attention; rousting a deer from heavy brush; hunting small game; strengthening your arms; and improving your aim. Shooting a slingshot improves your hand/eye coordination as well, and can be practiced almost anywhere. Plus, it's really fun! Formal targets [...]


The Cycle – by Instinctive Adventures

Join Chris Shelton as he bow hunts Western Maryland public land. The cycle is a tribute to our constant involvement with the natural environment that surrounds us. Whitetails, black bears and the smaller critters that you'll find in the woods make an appearance in this short film. Join Chris throughout his [...]

The Cycle – by Instinctive Adventures2020-06-15T16:59:12-06:00