Archery

Passing on archery season this year

I recently made the fairly difficult decision to forego bowhunting this season, for a variety of reasons. The biggest is that my practice regimen will be nonexistent this summer as I prep for a British Columbia mountain goat hunt. The time demands required for the physical training as well as the time at the shooting range with my .270 dictate that there’s…

Nonresidents would feel brunt of South Dakota archery deer-hunting changes

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission proposed three changes that would impact nonresident archery hunters for the 2019 deer hunting season. In addition, one change was proposed that would impact resident archery hunters. The Commission’s proposal would first impose a delayed start date for nonresident archery deer hunters on public lands, including private land leased by the department…

Another archery season start with summer weather

Many different deer species may be infected with EHD, and white-tailed deer are highly susceptible, and experience high rates of mortality.Much like October of last year, the weather is just too darn humid and warm to immerse myself full-bore into archery hunting. This past Friday was my first excursion afield. The afternoon was cooler than the earlier part of week…

State parks offer special archery hunt lotteries Sept. 22

(Windigo Images)COLUMBUS, Ohio — Approximately 1,600 acres of quality deer hunting land will be available to archers as part of controlled hunts at Buck Creek, Caesar Creek, Deer Creek, Findley, Malabar Farm and Maumee Bay state parks, according to the Ohio DNR. Hunters must be present at the drawing location they are interested in hunting. Deer harvested in these controlled…

Addington brings archery trick-shooting to Game Fair

Frank Addington will be at Game Fair in Ramsey all six days of the event, which runs Aug. 10-12, and Aug. 17-19.“Bow and arrow razzle dazzle” is one of the terms Frank Addington uses for the shooting exhibition he’s brought with him around the country. “The Aspirin Buster” is a nickname he’s also gained due to his unique skills as…

3D archery brings real hunting scenarios

RICE, Minn. — The now-consistent summer weather has people of Stearns County breaking out their outdoor sports gear and readying themselves for days of sun. People from this area and even as far as Hutchinson, Minn., last month came to Mississippi River County Park in Rice to shoot in a 3D archery event. The 30-target range was set up throughout…

Preparation key to avoiding archery flinches

“Archery is a sport anyone can do,” Ray Howell said. “You don’t have to be an athlete or the sharpest knife in the drawer. It’s a confidence builder.” By Al Henderson, Target Communications Outdoor Books At almost any tournament, you’ll hear someone say, “I really blew it when I flinched that arrow.” Physically-induced flinches are those that could be caused…

Wyoming wildlife managers table crossbow debate

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission has declined to make any immediate changes regarding use of crossbows during the state’s archery season. Wardens and biologists in the Wyoming Game and Fish Department compiled a report recently that recommended not allowing crossbows during the special archery season. But the Casper Star-Tribune reports that some commission members expressed support…