Archery Shot Placement: Turkey Anatomy

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Mastering the anatomy of your prey is a critical component in becoming an ethical and successful bowhunter. Turkeys are notoriously difficult to take with archery gear due to the size…

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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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Should I Hold Out for a Trophy Tag?
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Should I Hold Out for a Trophy Tag?

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There are only a few days left before the coveted Arizona Pronghorn and Elk applications are due. I imagine many of you have already done your planning and are anxiously…

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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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