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

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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

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

Ultimate Guide to Crossbow Safety

By Tracy Breen

Photos courtesy of 10Point

In the last few years, more people have been introduced to crossbow hunting than in the previous 10 or 15 years.

Part of the reason for that is laws have been relaxed nationwide so more people are able to hunt with crossbows in their home states. Many of these hunters are long-time bowhunters and gun hunters. They are familiar with how they work and how to operate them safely. But that’s not the case across the board, which is why we asked Jim Kempf, owner of Scorpyd Crossbows, for the following safety tips. Continue reading

Crossbow Hunting Adventures

By Tracy Breen

“Bear” Kelly with a nice Quebec black bear.

You’ve hiked through the most rugged, pristine countryside on the planet. Now, all you have to do is wait.

And then, the moment you’ve been waiting for. A large black bear. He’s got to be close to 500 pounds. You raise your bow, aim …  it’s the ultimate adrenaline rush.

Whether you are new to crossbow hunting or a seasoned veteran, one thing is certain: After taking a few whitetails, you’ll find yourself daydreaming about taking a trip somewhere away from your home state to chase a critter you can’t find in your neck of the woods. Continue reading