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Petersen's Bowhunting Videos


Why Paper Cuts Kill Deer

by Dr. Grant Woods

Most of us tune our bows and practice shooting all summer in anticipation of getting a shot at a good… more »


More Than Just a Hunting Dog

by Eddie Claypool

Preface I’ve been through a lot of bowhunting buddies over the years, and my current partner far surpasses all the… more »


2016 Mechanical Broadhead Test

by Jon E. Silks

Bowhunters are obsessed with broadheads! They carry the same power to spur debate as Ford vs. Chevy. Spend 10 minutes… more »


Bow Review: PSE Evolve 35

by Jon E. Silks

PSE is an archery industry icon, and the 2017 PSE Evolve 35 is proof that the company continues to innovate… more »


Bow Review: Hoyt Pro Defiant

by Jon E. Silks

Hoyt has expanded its Defiant series for 2017 with three new models — the Pro Defiant, Pro Defiant 34 and… more »


ATA 2017: Best New Hunting Innovations

by Drew Pellman

It’s almost impossible to remember every new product you saw after three straight days of walking the floor of the… more »


ATA 2017: Best New Youth Bows

by Spencer Neuharth

When I started shooting archery a decade ago, there were hardly any options designed for 14-year-old kids. My choices were… more »


ATA 2017: Best New Arrows

by Darron McDougal

Just when we thought arrow technology had run its course, the ATA Show floor proved us wrong. Below are some… more »


ATA 2017: Best Compound Bows for Women

by Spencer Neuharth

ATA announced in 2016 that there are nearly 5 million female archers. While this looks like an astonishing number, women… more »


ATA 2017: Best New Bow Sights

by Tony Peterson

I’ve been fortunate to try out an awful lot of bowhunting gear over the last decade, which admittedly, has been… more »


ATA 2017: Best New Broadheads

by Darron McDougal

2017’s broadhead lineup is a “cut” above, and we’ve got the best of best from the Archery Trade Show in… more »


Best New Crossbows

by Bob Humphrey

The new year brings with it a new crop of crossbows, ranging from all new companies and bows to modest… more »


ATA 2017: Best New Bows

by Tony Peterson

There is no product category at the Archery Trade Association show that causes the same buzz as bows. It makes… more »


Bow Review: Xpedition Xcentric

by Jon E. Silks

Xpedition Archery, a relatively new company, was unknown to me until two years ago, when a friend insisted I try… more »


Crossbow Review: PSE RDX 400

by Jon E. Silks

PSE continues to forge ahead in the crossbow market with models that cover a wide range of applications and hunter… more »


Shoot Your Crossbow Better Today — Part 2

by Bob Humphrey

In the last issue, I offered some tips on how to improve the accuracy and precision out of your crossbow,… more »


The Budget Bowhunter

by Bill Winke

It is nothing to spend $800 or even $1,000 on a bow and another $500 on accessories and arrows. Fortunately,… more »


Coping with Hemorrhagic Disease

by Dr. Grant Woods

Last month, I shared information about Chronic Wasting Disease and the long-term impact it is having on deer populations across… more »


Tested: PSE RDX 400

by Jon E. Silks

PSE continues to forge ahead in the crossbow market with models that cover a wide range of applications and hunter… more »


Making Curfew

by Nick Pinizzotto

I first became acquainted with an Ohio buck I named Curfew following the 2014 season, when he showed up on… more »