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Hunting & Archery

  • You cannot go hunting without a gun, but you also cannot go without a good, reliable pair of hunting boots. With all the walking involved, healthy feet are as important as any of your gear so you have to keep them protected. There are many different styles and brands of hunting boots, but they all have to deliver similar results. The boots need to keep your feet dry and warm by allowing them to breathe. They also must protect you from rough terrain so you can cover a lot of ground without getting injured. It is important to take the time to find out which hunting boots are right for you.
    August 28, 2012
  • Arrow rests are used to keep the arrow in position and support it until the arrow is fired. There are several types of rests including shoot-thru, containment and drop away. Each type has strengths and weaknesses. For example, the shoot-thru rest is easy to attach, but the containment rest is popular with hunters because it holds the arrow better. When used correctly all of the rests will improve your accuracy.
    August 13, 2012
  • There are quite a few different styles and designs of bow stabilizers on the market. However, all of them help you achieve the same things. When a stabilizer is attached to your bow it reduces bow-jump, hand shock and vibration. At the same time stabilizers help improve balance. These modifications combine to give you better accuracy
    August 09, 2012
  • As a tool to help you aim your bow more accurately, bow sights offer a number of features to help you do this. There are sights better suited for hunting and target shooting as well as for low-light conditions. You can choose a 1 pin sight or a multiple pin sight depending on your preference. Many of the sights are made from lightweight aluminum that is durable enough to stand up to heavy use.
    August 09, 2012
  • The bow release refers to the way the string handles when shooting an arrow. A number of different release aids are available that transfer the load from your fingers to your wrist and arm. These mechanical releases help you achieve a smoother release for improved accuracy. Releases offer a range of features so you will probably have to experiment with different models before you can decide which one is best for you.
    August 07, 2012
  • Quivers are an important piece of archery equipment that hold your arrows in place and protect them from damage. There are quivers designed for target shooting and hunting, so it is important to know how you will be using the quiver. There are quivers that attach to the bow's riser as well as ones that you can sling on your hip or back. You can choose a quiver that holds only a few arrows or more than half a dozen.
    August 06, 2012
  • Arrows and crossbow bolts are quite similar but crossbow bolts are usually shorter and are fletched differently than arrows. Regardless of whether you are using arrows or bolts the shafts are mostly likely made from some form of carbon composite because of their combination of lightweight and superior strength compared with other materials. Fixed blade broadheads are arrowheads with a straightforward and effective design for hunting game. The mechanical broadheads have prongs that deploy on impact to increase penetrating power. Both types of arrowheads have pros and cons and usually hunters will develop a preference for one after experimenting with them.
    August 03, 2012
  • Decoys have a long been an important part of waterfowl hunting and the range of choices available reflect this. Whether you are after ducks or geese you can get detailed, realistic decoys that can be introduced into the natural environment with confidence. Traditional models simply float on the water, but remote controlled decoys can simulate swimming motions for another level of realism. There are also types of decoys with wind-powered wings that simulate geese in flight. You can choose from different varieties such as drakes and hens so you can mix and match different ones depending on the situation.
    August 02, 2012
  • The most common bows for hunting and target shooting fall into one of four types: long bows, recurve bows, compound bows and crossbows. Each of these bows has there own set of strengths and weaknesses so the correct choice for you will be based on how you intend to use it. Because of their size long bows are relatively difficult to draw, but you can generate a lot of power. Recurve and compound bows can be loaded quickly and a skilled archer can attain a high rate of fire. While crossbows are known for their accuracy, the loading process takes some time and practice. Also crossbows have more moving parts than recurve bows so they usually require more maintenance.
    August 02, 2012
  • This is our list for the best ear protection for shooting for both indoor ranges as well as outside in nature. The best type of protection lowers the harmful decibels while increasing the normal sounds of the surroundings, such as conservation and tweeting of birds. Secondly, the style of headphone and price range vary greatly, so it's a matter of personal choice. To make it on this list, each model had to offer the best protection for hearing in a headset model. The price had to be affordable, and the quality had to be good. Protecting our hearing is essential for the well being of everyone who shoots a gun, no matter if its hunting or for personal protection.
    July 13, 2012
  • The items on our list of the best hunting jackets were chosen on the basis of quality, durability and price. All of these considerations are very important while selecting hunting jackets. Hunters will also want to purchase something that will remain quiet while scouting. Consideration of the outside temperatures is also important- if you live in a warmer climate, you will want something that is not geared to subzero temps. Also, keep in mind that there are different prints for each hunting season or situation. The jacket must blend in with the environment or else the game will see you. Wearing bright orange may protect you from accidental shooting of other hunters but the animals will spot you quickly.
    June 25, 2012
  • There are three basic kinds of tree stands: hang on, climbing and ladder. They each have there own set of strengths and weaknesses. However, they share characteristics such as a weight capacity in the 300 lb. range. Some stands have more features than other such as padded foot and arms rests and adjustable back rests, but safety harnesses are standard equipment. When deciding which tree stand is right for your needs it is important to keep in mind that you will most likely have to carry on your back over considerable distances. This means that the weight of a tree stand can be one of its key features.
    June 12, 2012
  • Hunters know that choosing the right calls can make a big difference when you are out in the wild trying to attract game closer to your location. Common calls include deer, goose and elk. There is also a range of predator calls that can be effective with common predators like coyotes. Many calls are based on the fairly straightforward bugle design that hunters can learn to use without a lot of training. There are also more elaborate electronic devices for the more gadget minded sportsman. If you think you are going to need help producing vocalizations you can get products that include instructional DVDs to help you make the most of them.
    June 12, 2012