Four Guidelines when Traveling

If You Travel to Hunt, These Guidelines Will Make Your Life and Hunt Much Simpler and More Enjoyable 

Text and Photos By Tracy Breen

It was shortly after 9/11, and the glazed look in every American’s eyes proved that the world was still on edge.

I was in an airport, preparing for my first out-of-state trip to hunt elk, and security was on high alert following those horrible acts of terrorism.

The problem, however, was they treated me almost as if I were a criminal as they opened up my bow case and examined everything. When I arrived in Idaho, the case looked like it had gone through a massive tornado. But I wasn’t the only one who took a hit. Continue reading

The Advantages of Hunting on the Ground

Text and Photo by Bob Humphrey

Shooting at ground level offers many advantages over treestands, but there are several strategies you must employ.

Treestand hunting is the most common method for bowhunters. An elevated perch offers greater visibility, allows you to move in the presence of deer and helps with scent-control.

Bowhunting on the ground is more difficult, but it certainly is not impossible. Following are the advantages and factors to consider for optimal success. Continue reading

The 10 Percent Club

Joining the 10 Percent Club Guarantees Hunting Success … Here’s How to Become a Member 

Text and photos by Tracy Breen


In math, the difference between 10 and 90 is 80. In hunting, the difference between 10 and 90 is coming home with a meal or not.

In case you haven’t heard the “10 percent rule” in your hunting circle, it usually means that 10 percent of the hunters kill 90 percent of the animals. There is no scientific way to prove this, but the idea is that most serious hunters—who repeatedly tag whatever animal they are chasing—are the ones killing the animals. The remaining 90 percent of hunters, who are not as serious about the sport—either because they don’t take time or don’t have time to be serious—harvest only a small percentage of the animals. Continue reading

Crossbow Gadget Junky

If You’re Also Addicted To Crossbows and Gadgets, You’ll Love the 2011 Beckett Crossbow Hunting’s Holiday Buyer’s Guide

 By Tracy Breen

Photo courtesy of TenPoint Technologies

I will admit it. I am a gadget junky.

It doesn’t matter if it is crossbow gadgets, bow gadgets, gun gadgets or high-tech gadgets. If it is related to the hunting industry, I am interested in it.

Now is a great time to be a crossbow gadget junky. There are many crossbows hitting the market that will take your breath away. Many accessories will do the same.  Continue reading

Two of the Best Crossbows on the Market

By Soren Patrick Xavier

Carbon Xtra CLS

TenPoint Crossbow Technologies

Call this a work of art.

TenPoint’s Carbon Xtra CLS crossbow, great for both hunters and collectors, features an heirloom-quality laminated wood stock and woven carbon-fiber barrel. Continue reading

Essential Accessories

The Top Components and Gadgets You Need for a Successful Crossbow Shooting 

TenPoint’s Invader is ready for action. CREDIT: Courtesy of TenPoint

By Wendy Wilson

It’s a huge world out there.

Some accessories do one thing; others do another. How do you know what you need?

Well, you’ve come to the right place.

Whether you’re a novice crossbow hunter or a seasoned enthusiast, this article will provide you with the top accessories crossbow experts recommend and why you should have them.  Continue reading

Hot New Crossbows

If You’re Craving Accuracy, Power and Safety, Check Out The Latest and Greatest Crossbows for 2011 

By Kara Hiltz

Dreams do come true.

How many times have you thought about a more powerful crossbow that is also easy to carry, lift, draw, cock and fire? If you’re like most, the answer is, “Plenty.” Continue reading

Before You Shoot

By Wendy Wilson 

Photos: John Hafner Photos courtesy of TenPoint Crossbow Technologies

It’s the start of archery season, but you haven’t pulled your crossbow out of its case since last year.

The bow’s cables appear strong, its screws remain in place and the scope and accessories look to be in working order, but it’s not ready to hit the woods until you perform some pre-season maintenance.

Although you should always follow your bow manufacturer’s instructions for specific details on how to maintain your crossbow, here are some tasks you should complete before you hit the trail to make sure your weapon is ready—and safe.  Continue reading

Complete Guide to Crossbows

Experts Provide Tips About How to Select the Right Bow, Accessories and Clothing 

By Wendy Wilson

You got to the archery aisle inside Cabela’s and stopped in your tracks … right about the same time, your jaw dropped virtually to the floor. (Talk about daunting: product after product after product.) Where do you start?

For those new to crossbows—or even those seasoned enthusiasts who have been hunting or target shooting for some time—there’s a lot to know about the various bows, their individual features and all the accessories that come with them. Continue reading

The Affordable Carbon Express X-Force 400 Offers Ample Performance

By Jon Teater 

Photos courtesy of Carbon Express and Jon Teater


Carbon Express is a well-known leader in arrow technology.

A few years back, this Michigan-based company introduced a line of crossbows. Did Carbon Express  hit the mark with this product as it has with arrows? Unequivocally, yes. Continue reading