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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