3 Things to Consider When Buying Your First Bow

Another year is behind us with new opportunities in the distance. This is a pretty exciting time of year if you’re a bowhunter. It’s the time for planning, practicing, and testing new gear. This is also a great time for new beginnings. If bowhunting is something you’ve been kicking around and haven’t quite pulled the trigger on it yet, now is a fantastic time to do so. You’ve got roughly 6 months before Fall archery seasons kick off, which is plenty of time to get acquainted with your first bow. There are definitely a lot of options out there though. I’m sure if you’ve ever walked into a pro shop and seen the walls filled with bows, you know what I mean. And if you haven’t, this can be quite overwhelming. Where does one begin? Well, that’s what we’ll chat a bit about today. Here are 3 things to consider when buying that first bow.

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Fit for the Hunt: Does Fitness Matter in Hunting?

It’s that time again! A new year and new you right? Time to break bad habits, get that new job, and crush any other goals you might have in front of you. The beginning of the year is a great time for a fresh start. Many people turn their focus to fitness right now. It’s understandable coming from the holiday season and all. I don’t know about you, but I sure indulged in my fair share of apple pie, cookies, and laying around by the Christmas tree. It was awesome and I wouldn’t trade it. With that being said, I think it’s probably safe to say it’s time for a change. We are required to be fit nowadays right? So we can crush the mountain and all? That’s what social media tells us, but how much truth is there? Let’s chat about how much fitness really plays a role in better hunting.

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Broadheads and Bowhunting: Picking the Right One for You

The broadhead has been a pretty hot topic in the last few years within the bowhunting space. So many tests are being put up on Youtube trying to show flight, penetration, and durability. All qualities that a broadhead needs to excel in to be fit for the hunt. It’s understandable why so much attention gets put on them. Think about it. The broadhead is the deal sealer. It’s the thing that takes care of business after you’ve lost control of the situation. A less than adequate broadhead can set one up for disaster. And let’s be frank with each other, nobody wants that on their shoulders. While those qualities mentioned are all needed, that doesn’t cover the different types of broadheads out there on the market. With so many varieties to choose from, it can be confusing at times trying to pick what’s right for you. In light of that, we’re going to cover what we believe are the 3 main categories in the broadhead world. At the end, you should have a better idea of what route you’d like to go in terms of the slicing and dicing side of things.

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Bowhunting the Deer Rut in Arizona: 5 Tips for Success

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Even though I love the holidays and spending those times with family and friends, I’m not referring to drowning in delicious food or tearing open presents. Down here in Arizona, this time of year means a little more, especially if you’re a bowhunter. Starting in mid December and running through the whole month of January, our archery deer seasons take place. Bowhunting deer is always fun, but these particular seasons allow us to chase mule deer and coues deer during the rut with OTC(over the counter) tags. From seeing bucks fighting and chasing does all over the place, to the simply fantastic weather, this is a hunt that every bowhunter should experience one day. Here are 5 Tips that we at Ross Outdoors have put together for chasing rutting bucks with a bow in our home state of Arizona.

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Western Hunting Boots – Our Top 5 Picks

In the game that is Western Hunting, there are a few gear items that one should never skimp on. Among those items is boots. Having a quality pair of boots that fits both you and the demands of your style of hunting is paramount. A bad pair of boots can break your hunt pretty quick, so this is an area that demands one’s attention. They are your tires if you would. Boots are a fickle topic though, as they are not a “one size fits all” type of item. While one model of boot might be the best thing ever for one hunter, it may be the worse for another. Lucky for us, there are a plethora of different boots out there to choose from. Here at Ross Outdoors we have put together a list of Western Hunting Boots that make our top 5. They range in style from super stiff full leather designs all the way to extremely flexible and functional. Let’s dive in!

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