Spot and Stalk Bowhunting in the Desert

The most wonderful time of year is approaching, and I’m not talking about Christmas. Although, the holidays are indeed one of our favorite times, archery deer season down here in Arizona takes the cake. We get to hunt rutting mule deer and coues deer with our bows in the most beautiful weather the country as to offer at the time. For a bowhunter, it doesn’t get much better. This hunt largely takes place in the desert though. A place where not many folks are used to hunting. On top of that, spot and stalk is usually the name of the game down here. We sit up high behind our optics and survey the surrounding country looking for deer. Once we find them, we put together a game plan and try to close the distance for a shot. So, in light of all of that, we thought it would be beneficial to give out some practical tips on spot and stalk bowhunting in the desert.

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October Rifle Coues Deer – 3 Ways to Increase Your Odds

The leaves are starting to change, air is beginning to cool, and deer are on the brain. It’s officially Fall, and more particularly, coues deer season is knocking on the door. Here in Arizona, our rifle coues deer seasons start up at the end of October. It’s a beautiful time to be out in the hills and one that we look forward to every year. Bucks are now hard horned, but are still bachelored up, as well as patternable. This provides a great opportunity to wrap your tag around a dandy. October coues hunts aren’t all peaches and roses though and do come with their fair share of difficulty. So, in light of the coming coues fest, we’ve laid out some tips to throw in your toolkit, should you be so fortunate to have one of these tags.

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Blood Trailing Tips for This Fall: Stay in the Game

We made it! It’s August and Fall hunting seasons are officially starting. With how crazy the world has been lately, I’m sure there are more than a few hunters out there ready to hit the hills and hit reset. Sooner than later, we’ll be sitting atop a high vantage point, glassing for velvet bucks, hungry bears, and keen eyed antelope. All of that preseason shooting practice is about to be put in motion. And with any luck, you’ll be following a blood trail to your hard earned success. Unlike shooting preseason, blood trailing isn’t something that we get to practice to our heart’s content. There are only so many that a hunter will follow in his/her life, and as you know, we learn best by repetition. A well hit animal with a great blood trail is easy to follow and find. A marginal hit with a difficult trail is just that, difficult. Here are some things to keep in your tool bag should you find yourself behind a difficult blood trail this Fall.

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Why Wild Game Meat?

The wild game movement in this country has no doubt experienced a bit of a spike over the last few years. More and more folks are exploring the idea of healthier eating, all the while embracing a bit of fulfilling adventure in the process. Who wouldn’t want to head out into the mountains and return with a year’s worth of meat? There hasn’t been a meat eater yet that I’ve heard different from. For the folks that are already educated on this topic of “why” there is nothing more to be said. But, if you’ve ever been the one asking that question, we’re going to provide you with some answers. Some reasons of why we hunters do what we do and are so passionate about it. Here are a few of the “whys” behind wild game meat.

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