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Practice Makes Perfect


Over the years I have heard many philosophies on ethical shooting distance and on practice methods. I have heard stalwarts in the outdoor industry make statements like “an ethical hunter will never shoot past 40 yards” and I have watched others shoot animals at 120 yards. I have studied the practice methods of both.

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My Creed, My Bushbuck


I could not wait for the opportunity to put my new Mathew Creed 70 pound bow to the test. After just one month of owning this new creation from Mathews I would be traveling to Africa on a Safari as a Hunting Consultant and I knew the opportunity to hunt a few days might occur. I packed my Mathews Creed and My Mathews Helim in a Lakewood Products Bowfile Case and was off to the dark continent.

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The .010 Advantage


The advancement of bow sights over the past 10 years has been tremendous. The brightness of the fiber optics, the quick and easy micro adjustments, and the decreased size of the pins has greatly improved sights. Although the micro adjusts are good for sighting in, I believe that no advancement is more important than the .010 size pins for western spot and stalk hunters.

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Tipping by Matt Guedes


The concept of tipping on a hunt has been a hot topic for some time. For some people just the word "tip" stirs up a cold sweat within them. Then there are those who think about tipping and that thought consumes them to the core. There are others who have a perspective on leaving a tip that leads them to either leave a very small or a very large tip. Some people tip based upon rules or formulas. To be sure, tipping, the how's, why's, and how much is a subject that needs to be tackled.

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Post-9/11 GI Bill Veterans Are You Wasting Your Benefits?


Post-9/11 GI Bill Veterans
Are You Wasting Your Benefits?

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A Blind Is A Blind, Or Is It? by Matt Guedes


A Blind Is A Blind, Or Is It?

What has happened in the blind market over the past 5-7 years has been extraordinary. The expansion on the types of blinds, the material of blinds, and manufacturers of blinds has been mindboggling. There seems to be a blind for any and all types of hunting.

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Mathews McPherson Series MR7 Monster


McPherson Series® MR7™, known as the Monster MR7™, this new version of a standing Mathews line has everything a serious bowhunter could possibly want in a bow. It all starts off with the revolutionary AVS Technology which assures that your dual cam system is in perfect timing. The concern of timing in a two cam system has all but been erased with this great technology advancement. As Mathews puts it “AVS Technology is the fastest, most efficient dual cam system in the world. Not a Cam & ½ and Not a Binary Cam System—Not like any other Dual Cam System. Period.”

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Redefining Success


With the 24 hour a day, 7 day a week access that most of us have to information, we have been led to believe that there are certain things that we must do in order to be successful in the woods. We get to read about, blog about, and watch as much hunting as we have time to give to it. The fact that I can have access to enjoy the sport of hunting just about any time is a mixed blessing.

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