Bowhunting

Hunters steaming into final week of deer season

The state’s deer season wraps up Sunday, and it appears hunters will easily top last year’s harvest total. DNR has released numbers from the first weekend of the late-winter and special CWD seasons, which produced a harvest of 1,714 deer, compared to 2,654 in those same counties in 2016.  This year, 15 counties were open to the CWD season, and 22…

Archery hunting, bow fishing added to mix for Becoming an Outdoors Woman winter workshop

(Minnesota DNR/Becoming an Outdoors Woman photo)A supportive environment of fellow women is the backdrop for a workshop that embraces cold and snow this January with classes about sled-dog mushing, dark-house fishing, birding, archery hunting and other ways to get outdoors, the Minnesota DNR said in a news release Monday, Dec. 4. The winter workshop is Friday, Jan. 26, to Sunday,…

Retired high school teacher reaches goal with 11-point buck; bowhunters ahead of last year’s pace

Dave McCarthy has been a patient deer hunter, if nothing else. The bowhunter from Rantoul has been wanting to harvest a Pope and Young buck for decades, and last week his hard work — and patience — paid off. Dave McCarthy with the 11-point buck he took in Greene County on Oct. 11. On Oct. 11, he took an 11-point…

10 major bowhunting mistakes

The higher the stand, the tougher the shot. There are more obstructions and tougher angles, less chance of double-lung hits. Rule of thumb – climb in cover or climb high, but only as high as conditions dictate.By Byron Ferguson Using wrong approach route to stand: The most direct route is not always best. Placing stand too high: The higher the stand, the…