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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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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What Do I Absolutely Need to Start Bowhunting?

Getting into bowhunting is no doubt an exciting time. You’ve watched loads of youtube videos, talked to several experienced bowhunters, and are ready to dive head first into the vast pool that is bowhunting. Once down beneath the surface though, you’ll soon realize that there is more gear than imaginable. With so many opinions and styles, this part of the process can be quite confusing. And if a person isn’t mindful, they can leave out the other end of this with a much skinnier bank account than when they started the endeavor. In this piece, we’re going to dive into what a person actually needs and is going to want to get started bowhunting.

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Improving Archery Accuracy for Better Bowhunting: Our 3 Tips for Success

Right about now, many draw odds have come out, and the fate of our Fall hunting seasons is known. Whether you drew a coveted early archery bull elk hunt here in Arizona, or are planning on taking advantage or some OTC options, things are heating up. Just knowing what our Fall is going to look like from here on out is calming. It’s also incredibly motivating. We’re buying gear, e-scouting, and shooting our bows like mad. The time for preparation is now and each of us are going to have our focus on different things. These areas of focus aren’t only a reflection of the season to come, but the seasons that have passed. If someone had issues with their physical fitness last year, it’s probably in their best interest to invest time in that this year. Maybe, there was some mishaps with shooting? Now, is a great time to buckle down and work out the kinks, which is what we’re going to chat about today. 3 simple, yet extremely effective tips, to help improve archery accuracy for better bowhunting this Fall.

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