Bow Hunting

General Gun Season Opens Nov. 4 Texas bowhunters have already taken to the field since last Saturday, when the state’s deer hunting archery season officially kicked off. Wildlife biologists with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) expect good hunting

Bowhunter Army sergeant stationed in Oklahoma An Army sergeant from Oklahoma arrowed the biggest non-typical buck taken by a bowhunter in that state, The Oklahoman newspaper reports. Travis Ocker of Lawton, stationed at Fort Sill, killed the trophy buck on

Oil industry woes spoiling banner whitetail season The San Antonio Express-News reports a decrease in demand for whitetail and other big game hunts. Hunting industry insiders blame the downturn on falling oil prices. As oil prices drop, outfitters slash their

Weird Whitetails

By Jim Heffelfinger We are inherently interested in freakish and bizarre things. Roadside attractions, circus freak sideshows, and Ripley’s Believe-it-or-not have been a big part of our culture. With the advent of the Internet we are now bombarded with every

Windmill Hogs

By Brandon Ray The clues were everywhere. In the muddy run-off pool north of the windmill’s main holding tank laid dozens of blunt-toed tracks. Wallows in sizes ranging from watermelons to bathtubs were along the edge of the muddy pond.

State agency needs bowhunters’ help For the first time, Oklahoma’s Department of Wildlife Conservation will conduct a Bowhunter Observation Survey during the upcoming archery seasons. Bowhunters are invited to go online and register as official observers and become citizen scientists

Hunters can start making plans for the upcoming seasons now by applying for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Drawn Hunts. The online system is currently accepting applications and the first hunt category deadline is less than a month away.

Brining Home a Bruin

The author took this bear with a 20-yard bow shot in the Canadian woods. Even though the hunter did all his homework, the bear made him work for the shot.

There is a reason why bowhunters are switching to fall-away arrow rests. Because they work. Fall-away or drop-away is a term to describe the same design.

My Shortest Hunt

On my shortest hunt, the time from shot to deer falling was approximately 1 minute. It was a 10-point buck. It wasn’t my biggest with a bow, but it was special.