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The Petersen's Bowhunting Podcast

The Petersen’s Bowhunting Podcast is dedicated to serious bowhunters. Listen each week as Editor Christian Berg and Associate Editor Mark Demko interview guests who will not only keep you entertained but help you punch more tags in the field!


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#126 | Ballot Box Biology

Animal rights extremists are mounting a political effort to ban Colorado mountain lion hunting via a voter referendum on the November ballot. The measure — strongly opposed by sportsman and state wildlife biologists — could have a serious impact on Colorado's deer and elk populations and set a dangerous precedent for hunting opportunities across the nation. Dan Gates from Coloradans for Responsible Wildlife Management joins us to discuss this issue and explain how bowhunters from across America can help. 

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#125 | Summertime Trail-Cam Tactics

The 4th of July is nearly upon us, and for most serious bowhunters, that means it's time to deploy scouting cameras in the field. Cuddeback's Dan Schultz joins us to discuss summertime trail-cam strategies as well as the latest high-tech offerings from this iconic trail-camera manufacturer.

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#124 | Claypool on Coues Deer

Bowhunter Contributor Eddie Claypool has been chasing Coues deer for more than three decades and took his best buck to date last winter in Arizona. Eddie explains his passion for hunting these diminutive desert whitetails and shares bowhunting insights gained over 31 years of pursuing them across the Southwest.

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#123 | Western Optics 101

It is difficult to be a consistently successful Western bowhunter without owning quality optics — and knowing how to use them! Swarovski's Dean Capuano explains how to choose the right binocular, rangefinder and spotting scope for your Western adventures and how to use them as strong allies in the field.

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#122 | Super Slick Climbing Method for Saddle Hunters

Imagine safely scaling trees of all shapes and sizes in just 90 seconds — without ladders, sticks or other conventional climbing aids. Scott Kurtenbach and Joe Delabarrera from newyorksaddlehunter.com join us to discuss the innovative Halfline 2.0 climbing system that can make you lighter, faster and more deadly in the field!

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#121 | The Meat Eater: Steven Rinella

Steven Rinella is the face of Meat Eater, a multimedia brand that promotes the carnivore lifestyle to hunters and non-hunters alike. Rinella joins us to discuss topics that include his current bowhunting setup, Meat Eater's brand new, best-selling wild game cookbook and the upcoming election's political implications for those who value hunting and wildlife conservation.

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#120 | Bowhunting Whitetails

This week, "Hunting Whitetails" columnist and noted deer biologist CJ Winand joins us to discuss some of the most useful bowhunting insights to come out of deer research, including how to deal with "string jumping," the best time of day to tag trophy bucks and more.

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#119 | The Babysitter Buck

Beth Edwards of Missouri hunted hard for the entire archery season and was down to her last sit, one she’d hired a babysitter for so she could get out. On a frigid, snowy January day — with only hours to go in her season — the buck of a lifetime walked out!

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#118 | Realtree's David Blanton: Icon of the Outdoors

Realtree's David Blanton is a living hunting legend. As one of the pioneers of outdoor television, Blanton was instrumental in exposing deer hunting to millions of Americans via wildly popular series such as Realtree Outdoors, Monster Bucks and Realtree Road Trips. In this week's episode, Blanton joins us to discuss three decades of incredible bowhunting success, the current state of the hunting world and how his perspective has changed over the years.

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#117 | Bowhunting The Globe

Diehard bowhunters know there’s no off-season, and one way to extend your hunting is international travel. Tim Herald and Roger Jorgensen of Worldwide Trophy Adventures join us to discuss bowhunting opportunities around the globe. From South Africa and South America to emerging destinations in Europe, they cover the ins and outs of selecting your next adventure.

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#116 | Top Tactics for Turkeys

Spring turkey season is in full swing across much of the nation, with seasons in remaining areas set to open in the coming days. Contributor Clint Casper joins us to share his top tactics for the season. From scouting to where to aim at full draw and everything in between, this noted turkey assassin gets you ready to bowhunt birds.

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#115 | Beating the Sixth Sense with Science!

Many bowhunters believe big-game animals possess a "sixth sense" that alerts them to imminent danger. Could there actually be some science behind this claim? Mike Slinkard from HECS joins us to discuss how animals detect electromagnetic fielders emitted by predators, and how blocking that energy can lead to more close encounters with trophy animals.

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#114 | Saddle Hunting for Newbies

Saddle hunting is all the rage, but this popular hunting method can be intimidating and overwhelming for newcomers. Saddle-hunting experts Carl Kossuth from Tethrd and Shawn Ferguson from Trophyline break down this complicated topic, offer advice for obtaining the necessary gear and share their top tips for saddle-hunting success!

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#113 | Talking Turkey

Turkey seasons are opening across the country, and we're here to get you ready to chase gobblers! National Wild Turkey Federation Biologists Derek Alkire and Ryan Boyer discuss conditions around the nation and preview what hunters can expect. We also take a closer look at how turkey populations are doing in the Eastern U.S., discuss the NWTF’s new Habitat for the Hatch initiative and, of course, cover bowhunting for birds!

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#112 | A Conversation with The Bone Collectors

The Bone Collectors — Michael Waddell, Nick Mundt and Travis "T-Bone" Turner — are among the best-known personalities in hunting. They join us to discuss spring turkeys, their love of bowhunting and the future of our sport.

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#111 | Shed Fever! Tips for Spring Shed Hunting

Spring is shed season, and that means it's time to lave up your boots and hit the fields and forests in search of antlers! Shed-hunting experts Cody Gulvas and Clayton Read burn more than 400 miles of boot leather each spring scouting the public lands of Pennsylvania in search of shed antlers. This week, they share their knowledge with you and offer tips to help you find more bone on your next shed hunt.

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#110 | Up Close and Personal with Eva Shockey

Eva Shockey is undoubtedly one of bowhunting's best ambassadors. This week, Eva and Todd Snader from Bowtech join us to discuss the brand new Eva Gen 3 bow. Eva also shares her incredible Colorado mule deer hunt from last fall and explains how she maintains a passionate connection with archery and bowhunting despite an extremely busy "mom life".

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#109 | The 700-Inch Season

The Reaser family of Ohio had a 2023 deer season to remember! It started with a 6-year-old taking a big 8-pointer for his first-ever deer and culminated with grandpa taking a 200-inch Booner. Oh, and there were also two more bucks that scored more than 150 inches, plus a unique non-typical taken by a daughter who was eight months pregnant. Hear the incredible story in this week's Bowhunting Podcast.

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#108 | 200-Inch Saddle-Hunting Monster!

This is the best big-buck story you'll hear all year! Illinois bowhunter Gage Shepard joins Associate Editor Mark Demko to talk about how he took down his first-ever deer from a saddle — a bruiser that green-scored 200-plus inches — in only his second year of saddle hunting. The kicker? The buck came off a property less than five acres in size!

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#107 | A Visit With a Whitetail Legend

Welcome to another thrilling episode of Peterson's Bowhunting Podcast with our vivacious host, Christian Berg. Our special guest of the week is the highly regarded hunter, Barry Wenzel from the legendary duo 'Brothers of the Bow', who shares his unrivaled knowledge and experiences in deer hunting.In this podcast, recorded at the Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Barry retraces more than six decades of his hunting adventures, providing a backdrop for his latest masterpiece 'The Old Man and the Tree'. Barry imparts invaluable insights and emphasizes the criticality of woodsmanship skills for the rising generation of hunters.Regardless of your level of hunting experience, Barry's stories and imparted wisdom promise a fresh perspective on hunting. Jointly with focusing on his remarkable hunting career, Barry also discusses his latest literary venture, encasing his rich expertise and experiences for the benefit of the youth.A native of Pennsylvania, Barry narrates his hunting odyssey, marked by numerous successes and failures but continually fueled by his unwavering passion for hunting. He freely shares his first hunting encounter, his victorious expeditions, and every treasure of knowledge he amassed over the years.In this enriching episode, Barry detailedly discusses his time-tested deer hunting method and his newly published book, 'The Old Man and the Tree'. He shares his hunting strategy that involves keen observation of deer behavior, interpreting their signs, and constantly refining hunting strategies in light of these findings while fostering a respectful relationship with wildlife.Join Barry on this exhilarating journey to gain precious lessons from a seasoned deer hunter who has a profound appreciation for traditional practices, the joy of being amid the grand beauty of nature, and the thrilling pursuit of game.As always, Peterson's Bowhunting Podcast is sponsored by Lancaster Archery Supply. Visit lancasterarchery.com for all your bowhunting needs!

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#106 | Levi Morgan Speaks Out!

Levi Morgan is one of America's most successful bowhunters and a 16-time world champion tournament archer. The greatest shooter ever to play the 3-D archery game joins us to discuss his new sponsorship deal with Altra Arrows and dishes his personal thoughts on the future of bowhunting, the impact crossbows are having on our sport and how recent personal struggles have changed his perspective on the role archery and bowhunting plays in his life.

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#105 | 2024 Lancaster Archery Classic

It's our annual visit to the Lancaster Archery Classic! We are joined by Master's Open Pro champion Benton Christensen from Prime Archery, Bowtech shooter Paige Pearce and Darton shooter Tate Morgan to talk tournament shooting and swap bowhunting stories from last fall.

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#104 | That's A Wrap!

The 2024 Archery Trade Show recently concluded in St. Louis. This week, Lancaster Archery's PJ Reilly joins us to discuss some of the most exciting new bowhunting products seen at the show. We also preview the 2024 Lancaster Archery Classic taking place this weekend as most of the world's top shooters converge on Eastern Pennsylvania.

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#103 | Breaking the Code

If you think all camouflage is the same, think again! This week, we do a deep dive on Code of Silence, clothing a brand that keeps bowhunters concealed both audibly and visually thanks to host of innovative features. From completely silent fabrics to incredible to late-season warmth to an exclusive, light-absorbing camouflage pattern that makes you virtually disappear in the woods, Code of Silence truly stands apart from the crowd.

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#102 | Be a Student of the Game

Frank McDonough is a decorated tournament shooter and accomplished archery coach who has helped students to dozens of state and national titles. He's also a passionate bowhunter who knows that approaching your shooting with a competitor's mindset can help you in the field. Frank and Editor Christian Berg discuss some finer points of shooting and things you can do this off-season to be more successful next fall.

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#101 | Ghosts of the Marsh

Throw out everything you know about whitetail hunting when you pursue the free-ranging sika deer that inhabit the marshes of Maryland’s Eastern Shore. TJ Jenkins of Muddy Marsh Outfitters joins Associate Editor Mark Demko to discuss how these wiry, elusive members of the elk family — native to Japan — got to the Free State, the challenges of hunting them and why they draw dedicated bowhunting enthusiasts from across the country.

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#100 | The Youngest Big-Game Slayer?

He’s archery hunted for ornery hogs, gnarly gators, big bucks and more. Now, he has a trophy room that would make many hunters jealous — and he’s only 8 years old! On this week’s Bowhunting Podcast, KC Christopher and his dad, Blake, join Associate Editor Mark Demko to talk about the magical journey they’ve been on the past few years, with KC taking more than 30 animals before his 9th birthday. What a start!

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#99 | One Wild Wednesday

On Nov. 1, one Pennsylvania bowhunting family recorded a day for the ages. Cody Gulvas killed a public-land, Pope and Young buck with his recurve bow, while his brother-in-law and Texas Rangers coach Corey Ragsdale won the World Series! Gulvas and Ragsdale join us to discuss the whirlwind 24 hours and how a love for archery and deer hunting keeps them connected throughout the year.

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#98 | 2024 Hunting Bow Breakdown

The New Year is still three weeks away, but we've got all your 2024 hunting bow information right here! Lancaster Archery's PJ Reilly hasn't just seen most of the year's best new hunting bows — he's shot them and produced video reviews highlighting top new features and technologies. PJ joins us to discuss the 2024 bow lineups from Mathews, Hoyt, Bowtech, Bear, Elite and more and share his personal thoughts on the new models.

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#97 | Keys for Late-Season Success

Bowhunting after the rut and firearms season can be a daunting task. However, saddle-hunting icon John Eberhart has been doing it successfully for decades. Eberhart, who has taken 20 Pope and Young bucks from five states, joins Associate Editor Mark Demko to share tips on scoring on your dream buck when deer numbers are down, the rut is long over and the weather is downright gnarly. You won’t want to miss what the Godfather of Saddle Hunting has to say!

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#96 | Make Your Own Bowhunting Luck

Sooner or later, every bowhunter experiences a good run of bad luck, when absolutely nothing goes right. For Colorado bowhunter Danny Farris, the 2023 season was nearly four months of disaster, followed suddenly by two trophy whitetails in a span of just four days! Danny and Editor Christian Berg discuss how a positive attitude and refusal to quit are the keys to surviving the slumps and starting your next hunting hot streak.

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#95 | Selecting A New Crossbow

Crossbow hunting continues to grow in popularity, and on this episode Barnett CEO Ryan Busbice joins Associate Editor Mark Demko to discuss what to look for if you’re in the market for a new horizontal bow. Whether you are looking to purchase a first crossbow for your kids or upgrade your current rig with something better, this episode is one you won't want to miss!

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#94 | No Rut? No Problem!

Peak rut is winding down, and your deer tag is still burning a hole in your pocket. Don’t fret; you can still get the job done! Successful whitetail hunters and outdoor communicators Josh Honeycutt and Tim Kent join Associate Editor Mark Demko to discuss how you can make your own deer-hunting luck in late November and December.

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#93 | Red Hot Rut-Hunting Action!

The Bowhunting crew downed three bucks in four days during last week's Ohio rut hunt! Join Editor Christian Berg, Contributor Clint Casper and certified whitetail fanatic Ryan Bertsch as they recap the hunt and discuss how adapting to ever-changing conditions throughout the rut was key to their success.

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#92 | Top Tips for the Rut

It's Go Time, and we help you score! Dave Mitchell and Matt Morrett from the Pennsylvania Game Commission — two avid deer hunters with more than 50 years of combined bowhunting experience — join Associate Editor Mark Demko to share their top rut-hunting tips, including tactics for adjusting on the fly when the deer seem to disappear, hunting pressured public lands and adapting to challenging weather conditions.

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#91 | Don’t Get Busted!

Every bowhunter knows playing the wind and employing proven scent-control practices are critical to success. But what about hunting marginal winds or tricky locations where swirling is common? Buddy Piland of Ozonics joins Associate Editor Mark Demko to discuss best practices when it comes to scent control, how to overcome challenges and how ozone technology can boost your odds of tagging out.

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#90 | Late-October Whitetail Magic!

Kill Your Buck Before HalloweenMost bowhunters live for the whitetail rut, but late October may be an even better time to kill a mature buck. This week, a pair of big-buck veterans — Billy See of Iowa and Damian Riffle of Ohio — join Associate Editor Mark Demko to talk about why this is their favorite time to hunt and share the tips and tactics you need to bag your buck by Halloween!

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#89 | 2023 Whitetail Forecast

Want to know the absolute BEST days to chase whitetails this season? Well, look no further! In this episode, our all-star panel of experts gives you the FIVE BEST days to be in the woods this fall and winter, as well as the longer periods of peak productivity you should key in on as you make your bowhunting plans. Field Editors Bill Winke and Eddie Claypool join Editor Christian Berg and Associate Editor Mark Demko to discuss how you can maximize your time afield!

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#88 | New Camo for Whitetail Junkies

If you're a whitetail fanatic looking for some fresh field wear options, Vycah is right up your alley. Vycah owner Scott Estes is a self-proclaimed deer-hunting addict who created his products with whitetails in mind. From the original Vycah camoflauge patterns to super-quiet fabrics and a host of thoughtful design features, the entire Vycah lineup is built to help whitetail hunters remain hidden and be more successful. 

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#87 | Elk Hunting’s Best-Kept Secret

Some of North America's finest elk hunting can be found in the boreal forests of Northwestern Alberta. Bowhunting in this dense habitat takes place in close quarters, with shots often measuring 10 yards or less. Associate Editor Mark Demko and professional elk guide Brad Kercher take a break from chasing bulls to discuss what makes Alberta's elk hunting so good.

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#86 | When the Blood Trail Runs Dry

Just about every bowhunter has come to the end of a blood trail without locating the animal that left it. Now, there is a new option for finding game after the shot thanks to Ohio-based Drone Deer Recovery. Owner Mike Yoder joins us to discuss the growing popularity of using thermal drones to recover downed game, drone recovery success rates and how state regulations impact the use of this fascinating technology.

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#85 | Magical Manitoba

If you are looking for bowhunting adventure, few destinations can match Manitoba. From bruiser black bears to trophy whitetails and a shot at a 60-inch moose, this remote Canadian province offers bountiful game and stunningly beautiful landscapes. Keevin Erickson of Travel Manitoba joins Associate Editor Mark Demko to discuss why this destination should be on every bowhunter’s bucket list!

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#84 | What Are the Best Days to Hunt?

Every bowhunter wants an edge. Well, what if you could know the best days to spend in the woods? Using data gleaned from millions of trail-camera photos gathered across many years, avid public-land bowhunter Steve Sherk did just that. In this episode, Sherk reveals the secret behind his "30/30" hunting strategy and how it has helped him and many others tag mature whitetail bucks. 

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#83 | No Trail Cams Allowed!

More and more state are banning the use of trail cameras on public land, with Kansas and Delaware the two latest examples. What does this mean for public-land bowhunters, and will more states follow suit as trail-cam technology continues to advance?Stuart Schrag and Jason Deal of Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, Rob Hossler of Delaware Department of Natural Resources and avid public-land bowhunter Jace Bauserman join us to discuss this complex and controversial issue. 

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#82 | Share Your Success!

One of the best ways to enjoy bowhunting success is sharing fresh venison with friends and family. In this episode, we discuss ways to share the success with an even wider circle through venison donation programs around the country. Matt Simcox of Tennessee Wildlife Federation’s Hunters for the Hungry and Randy K. Ferguson of Pennsylvania’s Hunters Sharing the Harvest explain how you can do good in the field and in the community by sharing your deer harvest with families in need.

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#81 | The Dirt on Dirt

The size and health of your local deer herd is largely a function of the quality of your soil and the plants that grow in it. Whitetails columnist Jason Snavely, owner of Drop-Tine Seed Co. and Drop-Tine Wildlife Consulting, joins us for a fascinating discussion of soil biology, food plotting and how the management choices you make on your deer dirt can impact the future of your habitat and your hunting.

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#80 | Time to Talk Trail Cams

Opening day of deer season is just around the corner, and if you haven't already gotten your trail cameras out into the field, now is the time! Lancaster Archery's PJ Reilly joins us to discuss how, where and why to use your trail cameras and how to interpret the things the cameras do - and DON'T - reveal about the deer in your hunting area.

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#79 | A Teenaged Big-Buck Assassin

At the tender age of 14, Aleah Wozniak has killed more trophy whitetails than most bowhunters will in two lifetimes! Wozniak, who has taken 10 bucks with archery gear — including nine that scored more than 140 inches — is also an excellent shot, regularly hitting the bull's-eye from 100 yards or more with her Hoyt bow. Aleah and her father, David, join us to discuss her incredible run of bowhunting success and the dedication required to be among the top teenage bowhunters in America.

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#78 | Insights from a Broadhead Junkie

Pennsylvania bowhunter Brandon Austin is a broadhead junkie. Austin, who has worked at the Lancaster Archery Supply pro shop for more than 20 years, has tested hundreds of broadhead designs over the years and hunted with more than 100 different models. In this episode, he joins us to discuss the features he looks for in a broadhead, the most effective design features and some his favorite models — past and present — that he trusts to get the job done on big game.

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#77 | Winke’s Wisdom

Field Editor Bill Winke is one of America's most respected whitetail hunters. In this episode, Bill and Editor Christian Berg discuss some deer-hunting fundamentals and Bill's plans for his new farm in Iowa. They also reflect on some of worst gimmick products ever sold to deer hunters and discuss some crazy, off-beat hunting strategies that just might work for anyone brave enough to try them!

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#76 | Big-Buck Oasis

When you have a once-in-lifetime buck running around in your area, but no real reason for it to visit your property, you need a game plan to get your shot. That’s exactly what Kansas resident Darin Williams did in 2022, creating an oasis at his five-acre woodlot surrounded by acres upon acres of wide-open farmland. The end result was a close — and we mean close — encounter with a 230-plus-inch buck called Megatron. Don’t miss this amazing story!

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#75 | Planning Bowhunting Adventures

Planning a far-flung bowhunting adventure — from Western elk or Alaska moose to African plains game or New Zealand tahr — is no easy task, and it certainly helps to have an expert on your side. Ryan Martin with Rolling Bones Outdoors explains how a good booking agent can help with everything from submitting license applications and choosing a reputable outfitter to booking travel and purchasing the right gear for your hunt.

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#74 | Building Bowhunters

Since its start in Kentucky two decades ago, the National Archery in the Schools (NASP) Program has grown rapidly, now reaching more than a million middle and high school students every year. NASP President Tommy Floyd and Easton Archery Sales Manager Carri Garrett join Associate Editor Mark Demko to discuss the numerous benefits of NASP, including how it teaches kids important life skills, inspires them to excel in the classroom and serves as a stepping stone to the world of bowhunting.

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#73 | Backwoods Bear Camp

This week, we are on location at All Terrain Bear Hunts in Canada. Outfitter Cory Grant joins us to discuss the world-class black bear hunting and walleye fishing he offers from his remote, boat-in camp in the wilds of northern Manitoba, and Christian and Mark share their experiences in the woods and on the water.

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#72 | Cutting Corners on Public Access

More than 16 million acres of public ground nationwide are surrounded in whole or in part by private lands. Land Tawney and Eric Hansen from Backcountry Hunters & Anglers join us to discuss the controversial practice of "corner crossing" to move from one public parcel to another where they join private land in a checkerboard pattern.

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#71 | Cheaper Than Taxidermy

Getting a mount done is a great way to preserve your trophy, but if you don’t have or want to spend a ton of cash, there is an excellent, low-cost alternative — taking quality photographs! Professional wildlife photographers Ron Spomer and Lance Krueger join Associate Editor Mark Demko to discuss tips and techniques you can use to preserve memories that will last a lifetime.

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#70 | The Changing Face of Bowhunting

Are crossbows taking over the bowhunting world? In this episode, we reveal just how dominant crossbows have become in many of America's top bowhunting states and what it means for the future of our sport. Michigan DNR’s Chad Stewart, Wisconsin DNR’s Brian Dhuey and Easton Archery’s Clint Warner join us to discuss the crossbow's growing impact on whitetail populations and the many opinions people have about the crossbow as a hunting weapon.

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#69 | Lights, Camera, Action!

Trying to take an animal with your bow is hard enough. Throw in self-filming the experience and you have a daunting task. Well-known self-filmer Kaitlyn Maus (@kaitlynmausoutdoors) joins Associate Editor Mark Demko to talk about her passion for bowhunting and how she got started filming her own hunts. Plus, she shares her top tips for self-filmers who are just starting out, as well as what gear and equipment you really need to get started.   

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#68 | Scratching Out Public-Land Turkeys

Public-land turkey hunting isn't always easy, but success can be found by those hunters willing and able to put in the work and overcome challenges. In this episode, Contributor Clint Casper and good friend Ryan Bertsch join Editor Christian Berg to recap their spring season and share stories about how they overcame low turkey numbers and bad weather to get the job done in Kansas, Nebraska and their home state of Ohio.

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#67 | Uncle Ted Rocks On!

Ted Nugent has sold more than 40 million albums and performed to sold-out audiences around the globe. He also eats, sleeps and breathes bowhunting. The rock icon joins us to discuss his lifelong passion for the outdoors, whether he writes music in the stand and why this summer’s tour may be your last chance to see the Motor City Madman live!

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#66 | One Stick to Rule Them All!

Sure, you know about the saddle-hunting craze. But do you know about one-sticking? In this episode, YouTuber Greg Staggs from Staggs in the Wild joins us for an in-depth discussion of the one-stick climbing method and how it can take your mobile bowhunting the next level in terms of weight reduction and stealth!

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#65 | From Field to Fork!

The National Deer Association’s Field to Fork initiative introduces adults to bowhunting. Mark, Christian and PJ discuss the importance of outdoor mentors. Then, Pennsylvania Field to Fork Coordinator Elizabeth Kligge explains how archery plays such an important role the innovative, food-focused recruitment program.

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#64 | It’s Time to Hit the Mountain!

It's 3-D shooting season, and Brandon Waddell from Mountain Archery Fest is here to discuss this year's event lineup. Featuring seven tour stops from coast to coast, Mountain Archery Fest offers bowhunters an awesome opportunity to hone their shooting skills, compete for prizes and connect with fellow bowhunters in a fun atmosphere that also includes activities such as novelty shoots and corn hole tournaments.

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#63 | I Bought A New Truck!

Can an affordable, compact pickup truck be a capable bowhunting and overlanding vehicle? Editor Christian Berg discusses how his new 2022 Ford Maverick can be a great outdoors rigs with just a few modifications. Christian also has guests from Ford Motor Co., Leitner Designs and more.

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#62 | Nocking On and On...

The beat goes on for John Dudley and Nock On Archery! In this episode, John discusses the new-for-2023 PSE Nock On Unite bow, shares a number or archery shooting and bowhunting tips and dishes all about the new ownership group at PSE and why he believes the brand will be a force to be reckoned with well into the future.

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#61 | The Sounds of Spring

Hearing ability diminishes over time, and for a bowhunter that loss is perhaps most noticeable during spring turkey season. TETRA Hearing founder and audiologist Bill Dickinson joins Associate Editor Mark Demko to discuss how hearing loss impacts the hunt, what aging sportsman can do to offset that loss and how TETRA Hearing products can make a world of difference in the field.

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#60 | 2023Turkey Season Preview

It's turkey time, and we help get you ready for the hunt! P.J. Reilly of Lancaster Archery Supply joins us to talk turkey hunting, and editor Christian Berg shares his favorite spring gobbler memories. Plus, the National Wild Turkey Federation’s Doug Little andJared McJunkin discuss what hunters can expect this year as far as turkey populations and hunting opportunities around the country.

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#59 | Shed Hunt Like a Pro

Shed antler season is upon us, and we've got great advice for putting more bone in your backpack! Cody Robbins from Live 2 Hunt and Whitetails columnist Jason Snavely share their best shed-hunting tips and discuss how this great springtime activity can help set you up for bowhunting success in the fall.

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#58 | The Truth About Deer Movement

We’ve all experienced magical days in the woods where deer seem to be everywhere, as well as sits where you’d swear there isn’t a whitetail within 10 miles. This week, the National Deer Association’s Kip Adams and Mississippi State Deer Lab’s Steve Demarais join Associate Editor Mark Demko to discuss how various environmental factors and weather conditions affect deer movement, as well as some of the misconceptions that hunters have about when, where and why deer travel.

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#57 | What’s New from Bowtech and Excalibur?

Todd Snader from Bowtech Archery and Excalibur Crossbows joins us to discuss the 2023 model lineup. Whether you prefer to hunt with a compound or a crossbow, there are some great, new options on the table.

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#56 | 2023 Lancaster Classic (Part 3 of 3): Big Sponsor News and Fighting Target Panic!

Lancaster Archery's PJ Reilly joins us to announce a major new partnership with the podcast, and then we catch up with pro shooter Brandon Reyes of T.R.U. Ball and Axcel Archery to discuss tournament shooting, bowhunting and how to overcome the dreaded target panic affliction.

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#55 | 2023 Valentine’s Special: Great Bowhunting Couples

It's Valentine's Day, and we're talking with two of America's best-known bowhunting couples! Lee and Tiffany Lakosky and Ralph and Vicki Cianciarulo  discuss what it's like to hunt alongside your significant other and dish some fun memories from the field.

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#54 | 2023 Lancaster Classic (Part 2 of 3): Recurve Bucks and Single-Bevel Broadheads

Lancaster Archery President Rob Kaufhold recaps a 2022 deer season that included taking a 170-class whitetail buck with his recurve bow. Then, the guys from Vantage Point Archery join us to discuss their new, 125-grain, single-bevel broadhead and why so many compound bowhunters are switching to single-bevel designs for their proven performance in the field.

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#53 | 2023 Lancaster Classic (Part 1 of 3): Tournament Talk and Hoyt Bowhunting

We're at the Lancaster Archery Classic in Pennsylvania o kick off the indoor shooting season! Lancaster Archery's PJ Reilly discusses the 2023 tournament field and format, while Hoyt Archery's Jeremy Eldredge recounts his successful September bull elk hunt and dishes details on Hoyt's 2023 hunting bows.

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#52 | Top Gear Picks from the 2023 ATA Show

The 2023 Archery Trade Association show is in the books, and there was a lot of great new gear to be seen! Editor Christian Berg and Associate Editor Mark Demko recap their time at the show, highlight some of the best new products of the show and also include a "bonus segment" on three small brands bringing new innovations to the bowhunting community.

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#51 | From Field to Table

Now that deer hunting season is over, it’s time for Act II — cooking and grilling season! Rick and Jen Wheatley of Food for Hunters join Associate Editor Mark Demko to share their tips and tricks and tips for transforming venison into delicious dishes in the kitchen. Among the topics covered are field dressing basics, aging venison, how to prepare different cuts and ways to make better burgers. They’ll also share some of their favorite recipes, many of which can be found HERE

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#50 | TenPoint’s 2023 Lineup

TenPoint Crossbow Technologies has three blistering, new models this year, headlined by the Flatline 460. TenPoint founder and Executive Chairman Rick Bednar joins Associate Editor Mark Demko to talk about the new lineup, the development and that goes into every TenPoint model and his lifelong passion for archery and bowhunting.

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#49 | Bowhunting Predators

With winter upon us, opportunities for bowhunting might seem bleak. But predator hunting is about to kick into high gear. Iconic predator hunter Fred Eichler joins Associate Editor Mark Demko to discuss the challenge and thrill of pursuing coyotes, foxes and bobcats with archery gear, as well as how to fine-tune hunting and calling tactics for stick-and-string success.

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#48 | 2023 ATA Show Preview

The New Year is just around the corner, and that means time for new bowhunting gear! Editor Christian Berg and Associate Editor Mark Demko preview the 2023 ATA Show, highlight upcoming product coverage, recap their 2022 bowhunting seasons and look ahead to some exciting new developments on the horizon.

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#47 | Somebody Shot My Buck!

We've all been there. You had your heart set on a particular deer in your hunting area, and another hunter killed "your" buck! Field Editor Eddie Claypool shares his feelings about a very special Kansas deer that was killed by a neighboring rifle hunter this fall and discusses how bowhunters can deal with the disappointment that comes when you let a great young buck walk only to see it tagged by someone else.

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#46 | Cold-Weather Bowhunting Success

The rut has come and gone, but there’s still time to fill your tag. Petersen’s Bowhunting Crossbows columnist and Alberta resident Brad Fenson joins Associate Editor Mark Demko to talk about the equipment, gear and planning needed to be successful in the late bow seasons, as well as the little things that make all the difference when you’re trying to punch your tag amid bone-chilling cold, frigid wind and snow.

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#45 | A New Era for Carbon Bows

The all-new Era is the first-ever carbon bow in the Elite Archery lineup. Elite pro shooters Darrin Christenberry and Aron Snyder join us for some in-depth analysis of Era features such as its carbon-fiber riser, S.E.T. cam-tuning system and the ability to easily customize draw-length, letoff and the feel the bow at full draw.

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#44 | From the Mat to the Mountains

Former All-American college wrestler and UFC fighting champion Chad Mendes has beaten some of the toughest opponents in the world. Off the mat and outside the octagon, however, Mendes is a passionate bowhunter who enjoys the challenge of pursuing world-class bucks and bulls. Mendes joins Associate Editor Mark Demko to talk hunting and his Finz & Featherz Guide Service that gives fellow sportsmen the opportunity to experience awesome outdoor adventures alongside professional athletes and celebrities.

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#43 | More Than Just Basketball

Sure, Indiana is renowned for its high-quality hoops, but the state has also become well-known for its world-class whitetail hunting. On this week’s Bowhunting Podcast, Tony Wright of the Hoosier State Record Buck Program joins Associate Editor Mark Demko to talk about the growing number of trophy-caliber bucks taken in Indiana each year, where these deer are coming from and why the state is producing so many mature whitetails.

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#42 | Long Island Babes & Bucks

Long Island might not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of great bowhunting destinations, but this densely populated suburban area in the shadows of New York City is home to a burgeoning whitetail population. Jacqueline Molina from Babes & Bucks of Long Island joins Editor Christian Berg to talk about a passionate group of female bowhunters who are helping control deer numbers in their neighborhood.

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#41 | A Prime Buck for Prime Rut

The whitetail rut is finally here, and that means magic could literally happen at any moment! On Nov. 3, 2021, Oklahoma bowhunter Zach Meadows took the buck of a lifetime, a 17-pointer that scored 196 6/8 inches net, making it one of the largest non-typicals ever taken in the Sooner State. Meadows joins Associate Editor Mark Demko to share his top tips and tactics for taking mature bucks during the rut.

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#40 | RIGHT NOW Whitetail Tactics

It's Halloween Week, and that means frightfully good action in the deer woods. Laden Force and Haynes Shelton from North American Whitetail magazine and TV join Editor Christian Berg to discuss the deer-hunting tactics you can use RIGHT NOW to put a big buck on the ground as October comes to a close.

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#38 | The Best Days to Hunt Whitetails

What if you could predict the best days and times to hunt whitetails? Thanks to the all-new Whitetail Activity Forecast from Hunt Stand, you can! The Forecast combines peak breeding dates from more than 4,000 counties nationwide with real-time, localized weather data and predicts peak movement periods for each day and also ranks each day's movement potential from 1 to 100. Hunt Stand's Brian Murphy joins Editor Christian Berg to discuss the new forecasting tool and how it can help you be a more efficient deer hunter. 

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#37 | Weight Loss & Whitetails

Bryan Burhans, executive director of the Pennsylvania Game Commission, joins Editor Christian Berg to discuss how he lost an incredible 110 pounds in the past nine months and how it has dramatically increased his enjoyment of the outdoors. Burhans also discusses the challenges of managing Pennsylvania's whitetail herd and the growing role crossbows are playing in the state's archery season.

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#36 | The Perfect Hunting Pack

From a daylong sit in a whitetail stand to a backcountry elk hunt, a backpack is an essential piece of bowhunting equipment. Mystery Ranch’s Chris Nolan and Alex Rich join Associate Editor Mark Demko to discuss what goes into selecting the perfect pack for your hunting needs, as well as take a closer look at the company’s new Treehouse Series, designed especially for serious whitetail treestand hunters.

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#35 | DIY Public-Land Whitetails

Not many hunts are harder than pursuing big-woods whitetails on public ground. In this episode, Steve Sherk of Sherk's Guide Service in Pennsylvania discusses his lifelong passion for pursuing mature bucks on the public, offers tips for locating bucks in areas of vast timber and explains how he used his know-how to build a business that offers a unique opportunity for hardcore bowhunters willing to embrace the ultimate whitetail challenge!

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#34 | Archery and Aging Eyes

Many bowhunters develop eye problems as they age, impacting their effectiveness in the field. Optometrist and competitive archer Joe Vincent and Adjustable Red Dot co-owner Tim Zelenka join Associate Editor Mark Demko to discuss why our eyesight changes over time, how it erodes our ability to see clearly and focus on the pin and target and how we can cope with the challenge of aging eyes.

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#33 | California Mule Deer Dream Buck

Nolan Johnson of California kicked off his 2022 hunting season in a big way, taking a spectacular 4x4 mule deer on the second day of the archery season. Johnson joins Associate Editor Mark Demko to share the story on the hunt, which ended with him taking the longest bow shot of his life at the biggest buck he’s ever seen.

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#32 | 2022 Whitetail Forecast

Deer season is finally here, and we get you ready with our annual season preview. Field Editors Eddie Claypool and Bill Winke join Editor Christian Berg and Associate Editor Mark Demko to discuss the best days to hunt this fall and the strategies and tactics that will help you punch your tag, from opening day all the way through the late season!

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#31 | Buffalo County Bucks

No other county in the United States produces as many Boone and Crockett bucks as Buffalo County, Wisc. Legendary whitetail guru Tom Indrebo from Bluff Country Outfitters joins Associate Editor Mark Demko to talk about the county’s world-class hunting and share some of the some of the insights he’s gained from 40 years of studying mature bucks.

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#30 | Wyoming Speed Goats

Few bowhunts offer better odds of success than blind hunting for pronghorns over waterholes. Shantane Strohschein of Crazy Horn Outfitters in Gillette, Wy., joins Associate Editor Mark Demko to talk about the world-class pronghorn hunting in her corner of the state, the excitement of bowhunting for speed goats and the things you need to keep in mind when antelope hunting.

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#29 | Early-Season Velvet Whitetails

Whitetail season is almost here for bowhunters lucky enough to hunt states with early-September openers. Zachary Estridge and Wess Brown from Palisades Bowhunting in Kentucky join Editor Christian Berg to discuss late-summer strategies for velvet bucks and why tree saddles have become an increasingly important part of Palisades' low-pressure bowhunting philosophy.

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#28 | Top Trail-CamTips

With bowhunting seasons right around the corner, now’s the time many hunters begin their trail-cam scouting in earnest. Tom Rainey from Browning Trail Cameras joins Associate Editor Mark Demko to talk about how you can get the most out of your trail cameras this year, as well as what’s new from Browning Trail Cameras in 2022.

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#27 | Get ’Em from the Ground!

When you think of bowhunting whitetails from the ground, the first thing that usually comes to mind is sitting in a ground blind. Years ago, Michigan’s Tracy Breen chose to forego manufactured blinds for a more natural approach. On this week’s podcast, the longtime bowhunter talks about the benefits of simply tucking yourself into the vegetation, as well as the many things you need to consider when trying to ambush wary whitetails at eye level.

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#26 | DIY Pronghorns on the Prairie

Pronghorn antelope are almost certainly the most accessible western big-game species to bowhunters. From geographic distribution and abundance to license costs and the amount of public land available to pursue them, pronghorns truly are an incredible resource for those seeking affordable adventures!

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#25 | Thermal Optics for Bowhunting?

Covert Optics recently rolled out an all-new lineup of thermal optics designed especially for bowhunters. Whether you hunt predators, hogs and gators or just need help searching for a wounded big-game animal in the dark, thermal optics can help! Covert's Lucas Johnson joins Associate Editor Mark Demko to talk about the company's innovative, new products.

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#24 | Trophy Line’s New Ventatic

The saddle-hunting boom continues among bowhunters, and Trophy Line continues to be at the forefront of the tree saddle movement. In this episode, Trophy Line's Shawn Ferguson and Nick Betts go over all in the innovations built into the company's all-new Venatic saddle and explain why a saddle needs to be part of every serious deer hunter's arsenal.

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#23 | 3 Ways to Pattern Your Buck

Trail cameras are very powerful scouting tools, and bowhunters can use them as much or as little as they like. In this episode, Field Editor Bill Winke joins us to discuss basic, intermediate and advanced trail-cam strategies that will help you locate and pattern a buck worth hunting this fall.

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#22 | Another Hoosier State Giant

When the first buck you see for the season is a Booner, it can obviously catch you off guard. Not so with David Jones of Indiana, who made good on his chance at a giant 13-pointer last November. Jones joins Associate Editor Mark Demko to share the story behind the 182 4/8-inch buck, one of the largest taken in the Hoosier State last year.

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#21 | From Hero to Zero

Every bowhunter wants to make perfect shots in the field, but what happens when your arrow doesn't hit where you hoped? In this episode, Ralph and Vicki Cianciarulo from Archer's Choice join us to discuss Ralph's botched attempt at a big Wyoming bull elk in the fall of 2021 and how several days of all-out effort led to a miraculous happy ending that defied the odds.

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#20 | The Pigman Cometh

Known simply as the ‘Pigman,’ Brian Quaca has a big personality and a passion for all things bowhunting. Quaca joins Associate Editor Mark Demko to discuss his interest in hunting feral swine, his love for bowhunting other species and his past and present bowhunting setups. Plus, he shares his hairiest hog-hunting moment ever.

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#19 | Battling Broadheads

Few topics generate more discussion in bowhunting circles than broadhead selection. In this episode, we provide a sneak peek at the results from our 2022 Fixed-Blade Broadhead Test, featuring 14 top models worth considering for your fall hunts. From sharpness and penetration to accuracy and durability, we've got the data you need to make an informed broadhead decision!

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#18 | The No. 2 All-Time Typical Whitetail

Last fall, Dustin Huff of Indiana arrowed a gigantic 12-pointer that ended up scoring 211 4/8, making it the largest typical whitetail ever taken in the United States and the second-largest of all time — only 2 1/8 inches off Milo Hanson’s world-record Saskatchewan buck that scored 213 5/8. Huff joins Associate Editor Mark Demko to discuss the fateful November hunt.

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#17 | A 400-Inch Bull for the Books

Last September, Ian Craig took Pennsylvania’s new state-record, non-typical archery elk — and the 400-inch bull was the first animal he ever shot with a bow! Craig joins Associate Editor Mark Demko to recap the hunt, which was anything but easy. After more than 65 miles of hiking, he tagged his incredible trophy on the eighth day of his hunt.

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#16 | Oh, Canada! Bears North of the Border

If you’re a bowhunter who likes to travel, few guided hunts offer the action, adventure and affordability of a Canadian black bear hunt. Mike Stroff, host of Savage Outdoors TV, joins Associate Editor Mark Demko to discuss the challenges and high success rates that make spring bruin hunting so exciting, as well as what to look for in a guide and a potential destination if you’re planning your first hunt north of the border.

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#15 | The Value of 3D Shooting

There's no better bowhunting practice than 3D archery, from learning how to accurately estimate yardage and understand shot angles to becoming more familiar with game-animal anatomy and handling high-pressure shots. In this episode, Brandon Waddell from Mountain Archery Fest and John Keene from the Bowtreader 3D Tour of Georgia join Editor Christian Berg to discuss the many benefits of 3D and highlight some unique shooting opportunities.

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#14 | Don’t Be A Jerk! — Mind Your Manners on the Public

These days, it seems public-land etiquette is a lost art. From bowhunters intentionally interfering in one another's hunts to stealing trail cameras and treestands, there is an epidemic of bad behavior on public hunting ground. In this episode, contributors Clint Casper and Jace Bauserman join Editor Christian Berg to discuss the problem and what we as bowhunters can do to solve it.

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#13 | Boat-In Bowhunting

With all the mapping technology available today, finding "secret" public-land hotspots is nearly impossible. For some bowhunters, however, canoeing across a lake or boating across a river is the key to escaping the crowds. Accomplish buck slayers Travis Keith and Bob Schwalm join Associate Editor Mark Demko to discuss how you can paddle your way to success, what you need to plan for and the challenges that come with boat-in and paddle-in hunts.

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#12 | DIY Whitetails

Whitetails are North America's most accessible big-game species. Outdoor writers Will Brantley and Jace Bauserman join Editor Christian Berg to discuss their favorite DIY deer destinations across America, where blue-collar bowhunters can pursue big bucks for nothing more than the cost of a hunting license and the gas to get there.

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#11 | Mountain State Monsters

Southern West Virginia isn’t the first place bowhunters look for trophy whitetails, but perhaps they should. The state’s four archery-only counties consistently produce Pope and Young-caliber bucks for hunters willing to put in the work in this rugged, mountainous region. Check out this episode for an overview of this sleeper destination, including its public lands and the secrets to unlocking its big-buck potential.

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#10 | Rise of the Rut Rig

These days, more and more mobile bowhunters are converting vans into "rut rigs," living and hunting out of them for weeks on end. In this episode, rut rig creators Sam Soholt and Zach Owsley explain how they created one-of-a-kind deer camps on wheels. Find out how they found the perfect project vans, the challenges they faced in converting the vehicles and how you can build your own rut rig and spend more time hunting and less time traveling to and from the field.

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#9 | Tuning With T-Bone

As one third of the Bone Collector brotherhood, Travis "T-Bone" Turner is one of the most recognized names in bowhunting. Turner is also one of America's foremost experts on bow tuning, and in this episode, he joins Editor Christian Berg and Gear Testing Editor Jon Silks to discuss some of his top tuning tips and provide an update on his ongoing battle with cancer.

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#8 | Easton Turns 100!

Easton is an iconic name name in archery, and this year the company celebrates its 100th anniversary. Easton Marketing Director Gary Cornum joins Associate Editor Mark Demko to discuss the company’s growth from a small, family-owned archery shop in to the world's leading arrow producer. Cornum also highlights the latest advances in arrow technology and how even Easton's development of world-class Olympic arrows has lead to better bowhunting.

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#7 | 2022 Spring Turkey Preview

Spring is near, which means gobbler season is here. Mark Hatfield and Peter Muller from the National Wild Turkey Federation join Associate Editor Mark Demko to talk turkey, including current population trends, what NWTF is doing to boost bird numbers and tips and tactics for bowhunting success.

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#6 | Never Settle!

The best bowhunters never settle, regardless of the challenges they encounter. In this episode, Ohio big buck killer Emily Schaad joins Editor Christian Berg to share her nearly five-month quest to fill her 2021-22 buck tag. Despite incredible obstacles and long odds, Schaad refused to give up, stuck with her plan through more than 70 days afield and finally punched her tag in early February on the second-to-last day of the season.

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#5 | Shed Season Is Here!

Now is prime time for shed antler hunting across most of the whitetail range. Shane Indrebo, co-owner of the North American Shed Hunters Club, joins Associate Editor Mark Demko to discuss his passion for shed hunting, his organization’s scoring and record-keeping system for shed antlers and tips for finding more bone!

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#4 | Do You Even One Stick, Bro?

Saddle hunting is all the rage among bowhunters, and no saddle-hunting tactic is hotter than "one sticking." In this episode, Greg Staggs from the Staggs in the Wild YouTube channel joins Editor Christian Berg for an in-depth, how-to discussion of one sticking and how this climbing method can help you be more efficient and effective in the field.

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#3 | Here’s to the Working Class!

Working Class Bowhunter is the biggest podcast in bowhunting. In this episode, Curt Geier and Clint Casper from the Working Class crew join us to discuss their meteoric rise within the bowhunting community and how they've managed to create a digital community for blue-collar bowhunters across America.

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#2 | Iowa Public-Land Monster!

Michigan bowhunter Mike Callas traveled to Iowa this past fall for a DIY, public-land hunt, taking a 200-plus inch, 21-point bruiser on his very first sit. Callas joins Associate Editor Mark Demko to talk about how he planned for the hunt, scouted and tagged a true whitetail giant! He also shares his tips to help other bowhunters tag out-of-state trophies.

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#1 | The Casper Comeback!

After chasing a giant Ohio 8-pointer for parts of five months and more than 70 hunting days, contributor Clint Casper finally dropped the string and tagged his trophy! Casper joins Editor Christian Berg to recount the epic hunt for this monster 8 and shares the secrets to his hard-earned success.

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#27 | Christmas With Casper

It's Christmas Eve, and Contributor Clint Casper joins Editor Christian Berg to recap their fall hunts and share lessons learned along the way. Berg recounts his trifecta of whitetail success in Kansas, Ohio and Pennsylvania, while Casper reflects on grinding for 47 days in the Utah backcountry without punching a tag.

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#26 | SCI: First for Hunters

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#25 | Ravin‘s Cutting-Edge Crossbows

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#24 | Olympic Bowhunting

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#23 | Tracking Dogs to the Rescue!

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#22 | Let‘s Get Ready to Rut!

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#21 | 2021 Whitetail Forecast

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#20 | Where Did My Buck Go?

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#19 | The Sight to End All Sights

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#18 | Super Stealthy Camouflage

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#17 | Saddle Hunting is NOT A Fad!

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#16 | A New Addition to Team Bowhunting

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#15 | Expert Advice for Early-Season Elk

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#14 | Mossy Oak Country DNA

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#13 | Online Dating & Deer

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#12 | Bow Camp on Wheels

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#11 | The Skinny on Micro-Diameter Arrows

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#10 | Hog Hunting with TenPoint Crossbows

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#9 | Mobile Turkey Tour Preview

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#8 | It's Shed Season!

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#7 | Bringing 3-D Archery to the Masses

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#6 | The State of Public-Land Hunting

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#5 | A Deadly Passion for Bowhunting

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#4 | Xpedition's New Carbon-Alloy Hybrid

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#3 | The Latest from G5 and Prime Archery

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#2 | FORLOH: For Love of Hunting

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#1 | The Greatest Deer Hunt of My Life

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#33 | PSE's All-New Nock On Embark

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#31 | Real World Whitetails

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#30 | The Hunting Public

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#29 | Baseball and Bowhunting

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#28 | Decoying Deer at Ground Level

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#27 | The Ohio Freak

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#26 | Venison Every Day

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#25 | Coffee or Die

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#24 | Realtree Bow Camp 2020

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#23 | Developing a Total Scent-Control System

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#22 | Tracking Dogs: The Bowhunter's Best Friend

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#21 | Iowa: Land of Whitetail Giants

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#20 | 2020 Bow Season Preview

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#19 | Remote Scouting with Moultrie Mobile

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#18 | Pronghorns 101

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#17 | The Skinny on Stabilizers

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#16 | Archery Power Couple: Paige Pearce & Tate Morgan

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#15 | Stretch Your Shooting with Long-Distance Practice

One of the best ways to improve your shooting accuracy is to increase the distance of your practice sessions. Getting comfortable with long-range shooting over the summer will make shorter shots on game this fall feel like a breeze. In this episode, Spot Hogg's Cabe Johnson joins Editor Christian Berg with tips for increasing your bow's maximum shooting range and touches on important long-range shooting considerations from sight selection and adjustment to peep sight configuration, anchor point, bow grip, broadhead practice and more.

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#14 | Winning the Western Tag Game

Bowhunting the West is awesome, but securing coveted tags for elk, mule deer, antelope and other big-game species can be a real challenge. In this episode, Eric Pawlak, director of the TAGS program at Worldwide Trophy Adventures, joins Editor Christian Berg to explain how Western big-game license draws work and offer advice for how you can be more successful at obtaining permits for some great backcountry adventures!

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#13 | From Dirt to Soil: A New Food-Plot Paradigm

What if you could create food plots that cost you less to build, provided more nutrition to deer and other wildlife and helped improve the long-term quality of your soil? Well, you can! In this episode, Whitetails columnist and certified wildlife biologist Jason Snavely joins editor Christian Berg to discuss exciting new food-plot methods and the growing "regenerative wildlife agriculture" movement.

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#12 | Birds & Bucks in the Big Woods

Turkey season is upon, but our minds are never far from deer season. In this episode, expert big-woods bowhunter Beau Martonik talks about how to bag some birds and prepare for fall whitetail hunting at the same time. From online scouting using aerial photos and topographic maps to boots-on-the-ground reconnaissance, Martonik offers some great advice for finding more success in the vast expanses of timber commonly found throughout the Appalachian range.

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#11 | Better Deer (and Turkey) Hunting with Dr. Grant Woods

The surest path to better deer and turkey hunting is better habitat! In this episode, nationally acclaimed wildlife biologist, avid bowhunter and Growing Deer TV host Dr. Grant Woods talks about how you can improve your deer and turkey hunting through food plots, timber management, predator trapping and more. Grant also talks about his new Prime Black 5 bow and key considerations for broadhead selection.

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#10 | It's Turkey Time!

The 2020 spring turkey season is upon us, and we're here to help you bag your bow bird! World-champion turkey caller Matt Morrett and Double Bull Blinds co-founder Brooks Johnson join Editor Christian Berg to discuss everything from pre-season scouting and blind setup to calling, decoy use, reading a bird's body language, broadhead selection, shot placement and more.

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#9 | Better Shooting with Randy Ulmer

In this episode, world-class archer and bowhunter Randy Ulmer joins Editor Christian Berg to share his top shooting tips. Randy shares details of his personal shooting regimen and how you can use his methods to improve your own accuracy and even overcome target panic.

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#8 | Ay, Corona! Bowhunting and the Coronavirus Crisis

The coronavirus has hit American society like a ton of bricks, and even bowhunters are feeling the pain. Ralph Cianciarulo from Archer's Choice Media joins Editor Christian Berg to discuss how they are dealing with the unprecedented disruptions caused by the virus and why bowhunting and the outdoors are more important now than ever.

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#7 | Saddle Up & Hunt!

Saddle hunting is one of the hottest trends in bowhunting, and if you've ever thought about joining the tree-saddle craze, this episode is for you! Greg Godfrey, co-owner of Tethrd saddles, joins Editor Christian Berg to discuss the ins and out of saddle-hunting equipment, proper saddle setup and the many advantages saddles offer to whitetail hunters.

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#6 | Bowhunting Obsession: A Visit with Mossy Oak's Jake Meyer

Mossy Oak's Jake Meyer has had a lifelong love affair with archery. Since the age of 12, Meyer has been bowhunting and competing in archery tournaments alongside the best in the business. In this episode, Meyer discusses his 2019 whitetail exploits across the Midwest, shares his thoughts about the value of bowhunters participating in 3-D archery and offers some insights about the latest developments at Mossy Oak, an iconic brand that has been leading the way in camouflage innovation and promoting the outdoor lifestyle for more than three decades. 

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#5 | Big Buck Down: Late-Season Success in Ohio!

Ohio Whitetail guru Clint Casper epitomizes the never-say-die attitude that often makes the difference between success and failure. After hunting deer for nearly four months, Casper persevered, kept the faith and overcame long odds to punch his tag on a fine Buckeye State whitetail this January. In this episode, Casper joins Editor Christian Berg to celebrate his success and dissect all the details that led to his late-season success. If you are a serious whitetail fanatic, you are sure to learn something from this episode and be highly entertained in the process.

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#4 | Blacktails, Roosevelt Elk & More with the PNW Huntress!

Washington State bowhunter Sara Stover Gamache, aka the pnw_huntress, is making a name for herself on social media through a combination of solo-hunting success and a burning passion to share her love of the outdoors with others. In this episode, she joins Editor Christian Berg to talk about growing up in the Pacific Northwest, her favorite tactics for blacktail deer and Roosevelt elk, her newfound love of African safaris, overcoming target panic and more. 

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#3 | THE BIG MOVE: Dudley Takes Nock On Nation to PSE

Archery icon and Nock On host John Dudley caused quite a stir at the 2020 ATA Show earlier this month when he joined the PSE Archery pro staff and unveiled the company's brand new Nock On Series of bows. In this episode, Dud joins Editor Christian Berg to discuss his reasons for making the surprising move and why he believes it is good not just for PSE but the entire sport of archery. Dudley also dives into the details of the PSE's new EVO Nock On Nation bow and shares his thoughts on how the new collaboration with PSE will benefit Nock On fans moving forward.

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#2 | Captain Claypool: Four Decades of Bowhunting Greatness

Field Editor Eddie Claypool is one of the most successful bowhunters in North America — and one of our sport's most colorful characters! In this episode, "Captain Claypool" joins Editor Christian Berg to assess the current state of bowhunting, share opinions on a variety of hunting topics and look back on an incredible 40-plus years of consistent big-game bowhunting success.

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#1 | Winke's 2019 Rut Recap

Successful deer hunters never stop learning, and that's certainly true for Field Editor Bill Winke. In this episode, Winke joins Editor Christian Berg to discuss the 2019 rut and lessons learned along the way. You won't want to miss these nuggets of whitetail wisdom, including an in-depth discussion of how to better take advantage of opportunities to tag mature bucks during the pre-rut period!

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#54 | A Blueprint for Late-Season Success

There's no doubt that bowhunting whitetails during the late season is a challenge, but it can also provide some of the year's best opportunities for those willing to put in the work and overcome the elements. In this episode, contributor and accomplished late-season bowhunter Clint Casper joins Editor Christian Berg to discuss the whens, wheres and hows of late-season success. From locating productive late-season hunting areas to patterning bucks and setting up for the kill, this episode is sure to help you make the most of the season's final days.

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#53 | HuntStand: An Awesome App for Bowhunters

These days, technology pervades every area of our lives — including bowhunting. In fact, next to your bow, arrows and broadheads, your smartphone could very well be the most important tool you carry afield. In this episode, we are joined by Lanford Holloway, creator of the HuntStand app, and take a deep dive on how this powerful tool can help you with everything from pre-season scouting and property management to making daily stand selections and in-season adjustments that will help you tag your next trophy.

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#52 | A Critical Conversation for Deer Hunters

Treestand safety has improved tremendously over the past decade, yet scores of bowhunters are still killed or seriously injured each year in treestand falls. The good news is, virtually every accident can be prevented through the proper use of safety equipment. In this episode, Glenn Mayhew from the Treestand Safety Awareness Foundation and Jay Everett from Hunter Safety System join Editor Christian Berg to discuss this critically important topic.

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#51 | Elk, Elk, Elk!

Fresh off a public-land, DIY elk hunt during which his group went three for three on mature bulls, Bowhunting contributor Jace Bauserman joins Editor Christian Berg to share the secrets of their success. From locating a quality hunting area and the logistics of travel and setting up camp to finding elk in the field, calling and making the shot, this episode is packed with insights for elk hunters new and old.

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#50 | DIY Antelope: Take the Plunge for Pronghorns

When it comes to Western bowhunting adventure, nothing is more accessible or more affordable than pronghorn antelope. In this episode, Editor Christian Berg and hunting partner Tim Kent recap their successful Montana hunt and offer loads of insights on how to go about making your own DIY antelope hunt a reality, from finding a productive area and planning logistics to gear and tactics that will help you succeed in the field.

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#49 | The Truth About CWD and Deer Urine

In their ongoing efforts to combat Chronic Wasting Disease, a handful of state wildlife agencies have banned the use of urine-based deer attractants, and others are considering bans. But can a bottle of deer lure really cause the spread of CWD? In this episode, Sam Burgeson of Wildlife Research Center, Phil Robinson of Tink's and Dr. Davin Henderson of CWD Evolution discuss the latest science surrounding this topic and explain a brand new test designed to detect CWD contamination in deer urine.

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#48 | 2019 Deer-Season Forecast: The Best Weeks to Be in the Woods!

In this episode, MoonGuide owner Adam Hays III joins Editor Christian Berg to discuss his proven strategies for killing monster bucks and offer his forecast for the best weeks to be in the woods this fall. Learn how Hays, who has killed four 200-inch whitetails, uses the position of the moon to consistently score on trophy animals.

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#47 | The Dirt on Deer Dirt: A New Food-Plot Philosophy

More and more food plotters are shifting away from the application of synthetic fertilizer and chemical herbicides and pesticides in favor of a new approach that is both good for the environment and bowhunting success! Whitetails columnist and professional deer manager Jason Snavely, founder of Drop-Tine Wildlife Consulting, joins Editor Christian Berg to discuss the latest trends in property management and why it makes sense for your land, your pocketbook and your desire to grow big bucks!

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#46 | Making the Switch: From Summer Shoots to Spot-and-Stalk

PSE Archery's Bobby Vargas joins Editor Christian Berg to discuss the value of summertime 3-D shoots, making the switch from target shooting to bowhunting and some of the latest technological bow innovations from PSE.

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#45 | Talking Turkey with a Tom Killer

In this episode, Editor Christian Berg talks spring gobbler hunting with Colorado bowhunter and Petersen's Bowhunting contributor Jace Bauserman. Fresh off the heels of an exciting spring hunt, Bauserman offers insights for successful turkey bowhunting, whether you prefer to sit in a blind or get out and square off against the birds at ground level. If you chase turkeys with stick and string, this episode is for you!

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#44 | The Bowhunting Media Marketplace

In the age of digital media, the sheer volume of bowhunting information is mind boggling. But how much of that information is credible and trustworthy? And how can consumers tell the difference? Jeremy Flinn, chief marketing officer at Stone Road Media, joins Editor Christian Berg for a thoughtful discussion about the many ways outdoor brands use social media, YouTube, ecommerce, influencers and more to connect with the bowhunting community.

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#43 | The Casper Chronicles, Part 2: Western Adventure!

In this episode, Editor Christian Berg and contributor Clint Casper discuss DIY Western bowhunting. From the thrill of new places and new adventures to practical hunting tactics and techniques to valuable lessons learned in the backcountry, hunting "Out West" will surely make you a better bowhunter!

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#42 | ASA Hoyt Pro/Am Champion Kenny Lantz: Good Guys Finish First!

Fresh off his victory at the Archery Shooters Association's Hoyt Pro/Am tournament in Foley, Ala., Prime Archery Pro Kenny Lantz joins Editor Christian Berg to discuss his big win in the season's first major outdoor 3-D competition. Kenny talks about life on the tournament trail, shares some behind-the-scenes stories from the course and discusses bowhunting with his family back home in Pennsylvania. 

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#41 | The Casper Chronicles, Part 1: Patience Pays!

There's no doubt patience is one of the best qualities a bowhunter can possess. In this episode, Petersen's Bowhunting contributor Clint Casper discusses how exercising patience in tandem with sound bowhunting strategies will greatly boost your deer- and turkey-hunting success.

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#40 | Fast & Light: Being a More Mobile Bowhunter

Hardcore bowhunters are always looking for an edge when it comes to going steeper and deeper into their hunting territory. In this episode, mobile bowhunting guru Andre D'Acquisto from Lone Wolf Custom Products discusses his "hang-and-hunt" strategy and dishes details on the company's latest products designed to help fellow archers be more successful in the field.

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#39 | Wasting Away in Deer Country: The Latest on CWD

As Chronic Wasting Disease continues to spread across the whitetail's range and state agencies scramble to stem the tide and assess its impact, bowhunters are left wondering about the future. In this episode, we take a look at the latest CWD news, science and impact on hunters with Kip Adams, conservation director for the Quality Deer Management Association, and Dr. Davin Henderson, a biochemist and CWD researcher at Colorado State University.

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#38 | Food Plotting in Nature's Image

BOWHUNTING Whitetails Columnist Jason Snavely, owner of Drop-Tine Wildlife Consulting and Drop-Tine Seed Co., joins Editor Christian Berg to discuss the latest trend toward more environmentally friendly food-plotting. From reduced fertilizer and herbicide use to improved soil health and higher nutrient density in cultivated plants, Snavely explains how these evolving methods make sense for bowhunters, deer and land managers.

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#37 | Battle of the Broadheads

Gear Testing Editor Jon Silks joins Editor Christian Berg to discuss results of the 2018 Head-to-Head Broadhead Test, a comprehensive evaluation that pitted 14 of the most popular mechanical heads against one another in categories such as sharpness, durability, penentration, accuracy and more.

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#36 | Bill Winke's Rut-Hunting Wisdom

In this informative episode, Field Editor Bill Winke from Midwest Whitetail and Editor Christian Berg preview the 2018 rut and dive into tons of tips and tactics to help you punch your whitetail tag this season!

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#35 | Leasing 101

Sean Ferbrach, chief operating officer of the American Hunting Lease Association, discusses the growing popularity of hunting leases. From how to identify leasing opportunities and determining a fair market price to hammering out a lease agreement with the landowner and securing hunt club liability insurance, Sean offers valuable insights into an often confusing process. And, with deer season just around the corner, Sean talks treestand safety from his role as a board member with the Treestand Safety Awareness Foundation.

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#34 | Caffeinated for a Cause

Paul Kurtz, co-owner of Hunter's Blend Coffee, explains how he combined his dual passions for a good cup of joe and a good morning in a treestand -- all while doing good. Hunter's Blend Coffee helps coffee growers around the world by buying beans direct at fair prices, then uses its proceeds to promote and defend America's hunting heritage here at home. Now, that's a good brew!

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#33 | Turning Game Meats into Great Eats!

BBQ Pitmaster Chad Ward from the Traeger Grills pro staff joins Editor Christian Berg and dishes major insights into how to properly prepare game meats. From smoking and searing techniques, to selecting the proper rubs and wood smoke, to achieving the perfect internal temperature and more, Chad shares his methods for turning your next bowhunting success into some of the most delicious table fare imaginable.

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#32 | Full Throttle & Full Draw with Spencer Boyd

Race car driver Spencer Boyd from the NASCAR Xfinity Series joins Editor Christian Berg to talk about life in the fast lane and his lifelong love of bowhunting. Spencer shares stories from the track and the treestand and offers his insights on the challenges of earning a living behind the wheel.

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#30 | Spring Mix: Turkeys, Foraging, Food Plots & More!

Roy Barroner and Rob Gray from PA Rut Report and Back Forty Premium Wildlife Forage join Editor Christian Berg to discuss wacky spring weather, turkey hunting, morel mushrooms, food-plot planning and more.

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#29 | Captain Claypool's Spring Turkey Special

Field Editor Eddie Claypool and Editor Christian Berg tell you everything you need to know about chasing spring gobblers with your bow -- from locating good turkey areas to on-the-ground scouting, hunting strategies, blind placement, calling, decoying, shot placement and more!

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#28 | Rock the Nock!

The all-new Glory Nock is one of the most exciting new bowhunting products of 2018. Featuring a patent-pending design that lights the nock on when it comes off the string and turns the light off when it goes back on the string, Glory Nock promises to make using lightned nocks easier than ever for archers everywhere. In this episode, Glory Nock inventor Stu Minica -- inventor of the original Nockturnal -- explains his new creation and what sets it apart from other lighted nocks on the market. 

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#27 | 2018 Whitetail Report

Kip Adams, director of conservation for the Quality Deer Management Association, joins Editor Christian Berg to discuss the organization's "2018 Whtietail Report." From harvest trends to regulation changes to the impact diseases are having on deer populations nationwide, Kip offers his insights on the status of deer-hunting today and the issues that will impact its future.

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#26 | Bowhunter TV Turns 15!

Curt Wells, editor of Bowhunter magazine and co-host of Bowhunter TV on the Sportsman Channel, discusses season 15 of the show, his latest adventures in the field and the challenges of successfully bowhunting with a cameraman by your side.

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#25 | Sweet Shooting & Sweet Music

Award-winning country musician Jimmy Herman is a master with the bow in hand. Whether that's the bow for his fiddle while on tour with Carrie Underwood or his trusty Hoyt hunting bow while in a treestand, Herman pursues music and bowhunting with a passion second to none. In this episode, Jimmy discusses his love of the hunt, his dedication to being physically prepared for the challenges encountered in the field and shares stories from life on tour with one of Nashville's biggest superstars.

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#24 | 2017 Rut Recap

In this episode, whitetail guru Bill Winke joins Editor Christian Berg for a comprehensive look back at the 2017 rut. Bill and Christian dive deep into reports of sporadic rutting activity in many areas, the keys to productive rut hunting and the lessons learned during another season strapped in 20 feet above the whitetail woods.

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#23 | Better Bows. Better Bowhunting.

Hall-of-fame archer and bowhunter Randy Ulmer returns to discuss the latest advances in compound bow technology. From massive increases in arrow speed and cam efficiency to reduced noise and vibration to shorter axle-to-axle lengths and parallel-limb design, Randy offers his insights on what makes today's top hunting bows so deadly.

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#22 | Hunters vs. Killers

Lots of bowhunters are good at getting within shooting range of big animals, but few are consistently successful at sealing the deal. In this episide, Field Editor Randy Ulmer and Editor Christian Berg discuss the shooting skills and mental toughness needed to elevate your status from bowhunter to killer.

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#21 | Hunt Fair Chase

Keith Balfourd, marketing director of the Boone and Crockett Club, discusses bowhunting ethics and the club's Hunt Fair Chase initiative highlighting the positive role hunters play in wildlife conservation.

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#20 | Eva Shockey Takes Aim

By any measure, Eva Shockey is among the most successful women in bowhunting today. The co-host of Jim Shockey's Outdoor Adventures on Outdoor Channel is one of the archery world's most popular personalities, as evidenced by an incredible 1.7 million social media followers. in this episode, Eva discusses her soon-to-be-released autobiography, Taking Aim, her signature bow line from Bowtech and her ongoing role as an ambassador of bowhunting.

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#19 | Whitetail Wisdom with Ralph & Vicki

In this episode, we look ahead to deer season with Ralph & Vicki Cianciarulo, co-hosts of Archer's Choice and The Choice on Outdoor Channel. Join us as we discuss pre-season preparations, in-season strategies, equipment selection and more! Ralph & Vicki also discuss the state of outdoor media and the need to recruit a new generation of bowhunters.

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#18 | DIY Elk with Captain Claypool

Field Editor Eddie Claypool is one of the most successful public-land elk hunters in America today. With some 35 mature bow bulls to his credit over the past four decades, few archers can match Eddie's accomplishment when it comes to punching DIY, over-the-counter tags. In this episode, Eddie reflects on 40 years as a successful elk hunter and shares some of tips for securing tags, identifying productive hunting areas and getting within bow range of a bull.

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New Adventures with an Old Friend

Renaissance man Dave Eder is a former BOWHUNTING assistant editor, online archery retailer and craft distiller at Droptine Spirits. In this episode, Dave shares some fun stories from the magazine's past, discusses the state of the bowhunting industry and explains the genesis of Droptine's new persimmon and apple moonshine!

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Clubbing with the Pope & Young President

Most bowhunters know about the Pope & Young Club's big-game records program, but did you know the Club was instrumental in establishing archery seasons nationwide? In this episode, Club President Jim Willems discusses the Club's role as an advocate of bowhunting and fair-chase ethics and also tackles controversial topics such as the Club's longstanding position against crossbows.

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Dudley's Setup Secrets

Success in the field this fall starts with perfecting your bow setup this summer. Join Nock On host John Dudley as he shares insights on how to get the most out of your equipment. John's methods have been proven over several decades as a top target shooter and highly successful big-game bowhunter.

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Archery's Dynamic Duo

Levi and Samantha Morgan of Bow Life TV are world-class target shooters, highly accomplished bowhunters and two of the most dynamic personalities on outdoor television today, making them arguably the most powerful of archery "power couples." In this episode, Samantha talks about her historic appearance on BOWHUNTING's June cover, while Levi shares his top shooting tips to make you a more accurate bowhunter in the field.

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Straight Shooting with G5 Prime

Matt Grace and Nate Grace, two of the "G" Men from G5 Outdoors, discuss the latest innovations from Prime bows. Learn how the Grace family's engineering expertise and unwavering attention to detail helped create a shooting platform that helps bowhunters hold steadier and shoot deadlier than ever before.

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Bowhunting with the Bone Collector

Hunting legend Michael Waddell, aka "The Bone Collector," talks spring turkey-hunting tactics, new archery gear, politics and more in this free-wheeling interview.

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Bowhunting by the Numbers

Jay McAninch, president and CEO of the Archery Trade Association, is a walking encylcopedia of bowhunting knowledge. Have you ever wondered exactly how many bowhunters are out there? What about the latest industry sales trends, the impact of crossbows and the rapid growth of female participation in our sport? Jay discusses all these topics and much more in this informative interview!

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A Leading Lady of Bowhunting

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation ambassador Kristy Titus discusses her passion for elk hunting, the foundation's latest conservation efforts and a wealth of tactical and equipment advice for bowhunters.

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The World of Whitetails

Nick Pinozzotto, president and CEO of the National Deer Alliance, discusses the big issues facing America's whitetails and the hunters who pursue them.

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DIY Turkey Tips

Few bowhunters take more turkeys with a bow than DIY expert Eddie Claypool. In this episode, Eddie shares insights from his decades of chasing longbeards and offers advice to help you get your gobbler this spring.

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International Bowhunting

Professional bowhunter and trick-shot artist Bob Markworth has spent his life traveling the globe in search of bowhunting adventure. In this episode, Bob shares some of his most entertaining stories and advice for fellow bowhunters who dream of pursuing big game beyond North America.

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Welcome to Whitetail Heaven

Kentucky is America's new No. 1 whitetail hotspot, producing more Boone and Crockett bucks than any other state. Tevis McCauley of Whitetail Heaven Outfitters and Nate Mrnak of Cabela's Outdoor Adventures explain what makes the Bluegrass State such a big-buck mecca.

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Introducing Gearhead Archery

Geared Archery co-owner Paul Trpkovski discusses the company's innovative and unique T18 compound bow, which measures just 18.5 inches between the axles, weighs just 2.9 pounds and fits inside a backpack.

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Go Deep!

Easton's Gary Cornum discusses the benefits of small-diameter arrow shafts and offers tips for maximizing penetration.

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Pigman Rises

Six months after nearly dying in a violent car crash, Brian "Pigman" Quaca is back in the field. In this episode, Pigman recounts his devastating injuries, grueling rehab and triumphant return to bowhunting.

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Bowhunting Brotherhood

Daniel Lee Martin and Jule McQueen, co-hosts of Brotherhood Outdoors on Sportsman Channel, discuss their unique backgrounds and shared passion for chasing game with bows in hand.

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No Substitute for Experience

Super Slammer Tom Miranda is one of the most accomplished bowhunters in history. Benefit from his experience with dozens of tips for better bowhunting.

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Rock the Rut!

Editor Christian Berg and pro shooter John Dudley discuss the 2014 rut and offer their top tips and tactics for making the most of your time afield this November.

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A New Shift in Bowhunting Technology

Bowtech's all-new PowerShift Technology debuted today on the company's 2015 Prodigy and Boss hunting bows. Learn about this unique technology that gives shooters "three bows in one."

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Catch of a Lifetime

Jeff Thomason, host of Predator Pursuit TV, discusses his quest for the world-record, 809-pound mako shark taken during an August bowfishing expedition off the California coast.

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A New Voice for Deer Hunters

The all-new National Deer Alliance was created to protect deer and deer hunting. Learn about the group's mission from Executive Director Craig Dougherty.

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Elite Company

Inside Elite Archery's 2014 lineup with Marketing Director Timothy Kent.

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The Unwritten Rules of Bowhunting

As in baseball, it seems bowhunting has its share of "unwritten rules." But what are they, and do they all make sense? Join Editor Christian Berg and TV bowhunter Randy Newburg for an entertaining discussion of bowhunting ethics.

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Bowhunting With a Passion

Go behind the scenes with hardcore bowhunter Melissa Bachman, host of Winchester's Deadly Passion on the Sportsman Channel.

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A Simple Sighting Solution

Setting your sight pins is a snap with the new UNO smartphone app from Full Flight Technology.

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Boss Hog Talks Bowhunting

Talking bowhunting with Brian 'Pigman' Quaca, host of the new Discovery Channel series "Boss Hog."

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Scout 'Em and Shoot 'Em!

Remote scouting with Bushnell's Wireless Trophy Cam HD and talking turkey with the Primos 2014 call lineup.

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World's Greatest 3-D Shoot

Pro shooter Mike Pollard, director of Rinehart's amazing R100 tour, takes you behind the scenes of the world's greatest recreational 3-D shoot and offers some great advice for better shooting.

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Bowhunt Like a Champion

Talking bowhunting with ace pitcher Jon Lester of the World Series Champion Boston Red Sox.

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Whitetail Savvy

Iconic whitetail researcher, photographer and hunter Dr. Leonard Lee Rue III discusses his latest book, "Whitetail Savvy."

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Meet the New Martin Archery

Martin Archery CEO Rich Weatherford and Sales Director Jason Erdmann discuss the storied company's new ownership group and plans for 2014 and beyond.

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2014 New Gear Guide

Editor Christian Berg and Associate Editor Drew Pellman highlight some of the hottest new bowhunting products for 2014 and preview the magazine's soon-to-be-released 2014 New Gear Guide.

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The Sweet Smell of Success

Effective scent setups for the rut with Terry Rohm of Tink's!

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Stay in the Game! Whitetails Through the Season

Editor Christian Berg and Whitetails Field Editor Dr. Grant Woods discuss in-season scouting and other tips to keep you in the thick of the whitetail action from opening day right through the late season.

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Deer Decoying 101: Surefire Sets for Rut-Crazed Bucks

Pro bowhunter John Dudley shares his proven tactics for decoying mature bucks into bow range.

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Call Deer Like a Pro

Dean Reagan from Flextone Game Calls teaches you the bleating, grunting and rattling techniques you'll need to call in a big buck this season.

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Get Ulmer's Edge!

Take aim at success with pre-season preparation tips from the legendary Randy Ulmer, a world champion archer and one of North America's most decorated big-game bowhunters.

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The Facts on Arrow Flight

Understand arrow flight and super tune your bow like never before with the revolutionary new Velocitip Ballistic System from Full Flight Technology.

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ScentBlocker's New Odor Eater

Michael Swan of Robinson Outdoor Products explains the technology behind ScentBlocker's new Trinity line of scent-control clothing.

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The World of Whitetails

Inside the Quality Deer Management Association's "2013 Whitetail Report"

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In the Fold

Wounded warrior Maj. Ed Pulido from the Folds of Honor Foundation discusses ways outdoorsmen can support America's military heroes.

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The Dean of DIY

Field Editor Eddie Claypool offers advice and recommendations for planning your next do-it-yourself bowhunting adventure.

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Super Slam!

Professional bowhunter Tom Miranda is the first archer to take all 29 North American big-game animals on film.

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Woods on Whitetails

Renowned deer biologist and hunter Dr. Grant Woods discusses the latest news from the world of the whitetail and offers his rut-hunting advice.

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Bear Archery 2013 Lineup

Get the low-down on Bear Archery's five new bows for 2013 -- the Motive 6, Motive 7, Method, Empire and Domain.

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Tuning Tips from the Bow Pros!

Editor Christian Berg joins Rob Kaufhold and Chad 'Moose' Whitmoyer from Lancaster Archery Supply to discuss some bow tuning tips to keep you on target this season.

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Searching for West

The new short film "Searching for West" takes a cinematic approach to bowhunting and the pursuit that drives one elk hunter in the field. Editor Christian Berg interviews the film's subject, bowhunter Mark Seacat, and Chris Murphy from Helio Collective, about the project and how it helps promote bowhunting.

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Bowhunting with an American Warrior

Retired Marine Mac Mlynek discusses his new American Warrior Bowhunter Group

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Plotting Success

Steve Scott of The Whitetail Institute offers food plot advice for better bowhunting

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The Mystical Flight of the Arrow

Lennie Rezmer of Carbon Express offers expert advice for selecting the right arrow shafts and putting them on target

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Destroying Conventional Thinking

Craig Yehle, the lead designer at BowTech, talks about how the company combined maximum speed and shootability in its new Destroyer.

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Get in The Zone

Bowhunting trophy whitetails with Classic Outfitters in Alberta's legendary Bow Zone

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Trophy Illinois Whitetails

Outfitter Bob Blair of Riverbottom Bucks in Coles County, Ill., discusses his trophy whitetail operation.

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The Science of Scent-Lok

Scent-Lok President Greg Sesselmann discusses the company's odor-eliminating technology and how it helps you go undetected in the field

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Tactical Trail Cam Deployment

Effective pre-season and in-season trail camera techniques from whitetail expert Dr. Grant Woods

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Speak The Language with Will Primos

Join Will Primos as he recounts the early days of Primos Hunting Calls and listen closely as he shares tips and tactics for talking elk and luring in rut-crazy bulls.

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Big Whitetails on Small Properties

Hoyt Pro Staffer John Dudley offers tips for tagging mature bucks on small parcels of hunting ground

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Realistic Scent Strategies

Ron Bice from Wildlife Research Center offers practical tips for controlling human odor and taking advantage of attractant scents.

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Hunt Like an Athlete

Mark Paulsen of Wilderness Athlete gets you ready for the backcountry.

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Rack 'Em Up

Casey Keefer from Rack 1 discusses the company's Ignite Whitetail System.

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Dive into Spring!

Jeffrey Braun from AMS Bowfishing tells you everything you need to know to gear up for some exciting archery action on the water.

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Talking Turkey with Hunter's Specialties

Matt Morrett from the H.S. Pro Staff gets you ready for spring gobblers with his expert calling advice.

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Nock & Roll

John Dudley of Nock On TV discusses his new show and spring turkey preparation

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Arrows A to Z

Easton Marketing Director Gary Cornum discusses the company's 2011 high-tech arrow lineup and offers shaft selection advice

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2010 Rut Wrap-Up

Editor Christian Berg and Field Editor Bill Winke look back on the 2010 whitetail rut and offer tips for successful late-season hunting.

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Ready to Rut!

Editor Christian Berg and Field Editor Bill Winke get you ready for whitetail season with sure-fire strategies for every phase of the rut.

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Balanced Bowhunting

Editor Christian Berg, Field Editor Eddie Claypool and Pastor Zeke Pipher discuss ways to balance your bowhunting passion with the rest of your life.

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This One's for the Girls!

Professional Bowhunter Kandi Kisky discusses the new Mathews Jewel women's bow and life as one of the most recognizable women in bowhunting.

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Hi-Tech Invasion

Sam Coalson and Jeff Suiter from BowTech discuss the company's new Invasion bow and the company's technology-driven philosophy.

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Wolf Wars

As Western wolf populations continue growing, elk populations in many areas are plummeting. David Allen from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and Jim Kinsey from Horns N Heritage discuss wolf impacts and the ongoing controversy over wolf management.

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Spring Seeding

Whitetail management guru Dr. Grant Woods offers his advice for a successful food plot program.

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Odors vs. Ozone

Is ozone a secret weapon for bowhunters? Dennis Fink from Ozonics discusses the company's unique, in-the-field odor-elimination technology.

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Shed Sniffers

Training shed antler dogs with Roger Sigler of Antler Ridge in Smithville, Mo.

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Meet the Meat Eater

Steven Rinella, host of the all-new Meat Eater program on The Sportsman Channel, discusses his never-ending quest for fresh protein.

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Late-Season Whitetail Strategies

Editor Christian Berg and Field Editor Patrick Meitin offer insights for bowhunting whitetails during the late season.

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Arrow Evolution

Cutting-Edge New Arrow & Broadhead Technology from Easton and New Archery Products

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You Little Runt!

Talking turkeys with Jason Michael, inventor of the new Little Runt decoy.

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Elite Company

Elite Archery President Pete Crawford discusses the company's 2012 bow lineup and the recent acquisition of Scott Archery.

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Living the Country Dream

Rascal Flatts singer Gary LeVox says he enjoys bowhunting even more than country music superstardom.

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The Ultimate Muzzy Moment

Muzzy Products was acquired this week by the parent company of Rage Broadheads. Editor Christian Berg brings you details about this blockbuster deal and interviews the new owners about their plans for Muzzy’s future.

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Pennsylvania: The Ultimate Black Bear Challenge

State biologist Mark Ternent discusses the Keystone State's unique black bear bowhunting opportunities

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Gore and Sitka Gear Join Forces

David Dillon of W.L. Gore and Associates and Jonathan Hart of Sitka Gear discuss Gore's recent acquisition of Sitka and what it means for the future of high-tech hunting apparel

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Arrow Building 101

Dan Fisher, co-owner of Arizona Archery Enterprises, explains the keys to perfect arrow building and discusses AAE's 2010 product lineup.

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The Man at Mathews

Matt McPherson, CEO of Mathews Inc., talks about the company's 2010 bow lineup and other bowhunting topics.

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The Virtual Pro Shop

Ohio pro shop owner Ray Weasner shares his top archery tips

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The Legendary Jim Dougherty

Field Editor and Archery Hall of Famer Jim Dougherty reflects on a lifetime of bowhunting success.

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Deer vs. Predators

Whitetail expert Dr. Grant Woods explains how predators impact your deer hunting and what you can do about it.

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Recurve Revolution

Hoyt Archery Engineer Doug Denton discusses the latest high-tech advances in recurve bow technology.

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The Face of Martin Archery

Laura Francese is the face of Martin Archery, but what’s the story behind her success?

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Full Throttle Bowhunting with a NASCAR Star

Sprint Cup Series driver Martin Truex Jr. shares his passion for the hunt!

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Blue-Ribbon Bowhunting on a Blue-Collar Budget

Field Editor Eddie Claypool shares his hardcore method for successful, solo, big-game bowhunts across North America.

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Interview with Hunter's Specialties Co-CEO David Forbes

David Forbes, co-CEO of Hunter's Specialties, discusses the ins and outs of his hard-core scent elimination system.

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Winke’s Whitetail Wisdom

Field Editor Bill Winke gets you ready for the whitetail rut with his top hunting strategies!

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Elk Hunting Tactics

BOWHUNTING Adventures Editor Patrick Meitin, author of Bowhunting Modern Elk, offers surefire tips to help you this elk season.

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At Home in the Field

Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Stephen Drew spends spring and summer on the field. But when fall arrives, he spends his time in the field. Drew talks about his passion for baseball and bowhunting monster bucks.

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Travis "T-Bone" Turner Interview Part I

Ever wondered what music your favorite athlete, actor or TV hunting celebrity has saved on their iPod? Ever wonder if it’s Mozart or the newest country artist that keeps ‘em rockin’? Find out today T-Bone’s top band. I’m sure you’ll find it as interesting as we did.Realtree Pro-Staffer, bowhunting expert and co-host of the new TV show Bone Collectors, Travis “T-Bone” Turner, shares his passion for bowhunting and takes Petersen’s readers through the early years of his budding bowhunting career. On top of winning the 1991 ASA 3-D World Championship, the 4-time Georgia State Champ has hunted all across North America for whitetail deer and turkey. Not only is he a great bowhunter, tuning genius and father and husband, he’s a first class advocate for hunters and our hunting heritage.

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Travis "T-Bone" Turner Interview Part III

Ever wondered what music your favorite athlete, actor or TV hunting celebrity has saved on their iPod? Ever wonder if it’s Mozart or the newest country artist that keeps ‘em rockin’? Find out today T-Bone’s top band. I’m sure you’ll find it as interesting as we did.Realtree Pro-Staffer, bowhunting expert and co-host of the new TV show Bone Collectors, Travis “T-Bone” Turner, shares his passion for bowhunting and takes Petersen’s readers through the early years of his budding bowhunting career. On top of winning the 1991 ASA 3-D World Championship, the 4-time Georgia State Champ has hunted all across North America for whitetail deer and turkey. Not only is he a great bowhunter, tuning genius and father and husband, he’s a first class advocate for hunters and our hunting heritage.

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Travis "T-Bone" Turner Interview Part II

Ever wondered what music your favorite athlete, actor or TV hunting celebrity has saved on their iPod? Ever wonder if it’s Mozart or the newest country artist that keeps ‘em rockin’? Find out today T-Bone’s top band. I’m sure you’ll find it as interesting as we did.Realtree Pro-Staffer, bowhunting expert and co-host of the new TV show Bone Collectors, Travis “T-Bone” Turner, shares his passion for bowhunting and takes Petersen’s readers through the early years of his budding bowhunting career. On top of winning the 1991 ASA 3-D World Championship, the 4-time Georgia State Champ has hunted all across North America for whitetail deer and turkey. Not only is he a great bowhunter, tuning genius and father and husband, he’s a first class advocate for hunters and our hunting heritage.

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