How To’s

Tips to increase your deer-calling success

In pursuit of white-tailed deer, three Wisconsin hunters reportedly shots themselves on the hugely popular opening day of the firearms hunting season.By Gary Sefton “You’re not going to believe this,” the excited deer hunter exclaimed. “I hadn’t seen anything all morning, so I let my bow down and started to unfasten my safety belt.  I remembered my brand-new, never-used deer…

Choosing a knife: It’s all about the task at hand

I recently attended the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers conference at Sportsman’s Lodge on Lake of the Woods. Outdoor communicators from all over the country were on hand. While there, I delivered a cardboard box surrounding a tent awning to Susie Han from Honda so she could set it up for a break-out day. There were eight people nearby…

Mental projection: Bow hunters, visualize the arrow in flight

The accused reportedly were involved in luring wild deer into a high-fenced captive deer farm with the intent to harvest trophy bucks.By Byron Ferguson When you become the arrow you extend your mental approach to accurate shooting.  Coaches often advise “become the bow”, but the bow is only a launching device. The arrow is the ultimate, final part, whether hitting…