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By Susan Moss
I think the simplest ideas are often the most useful. As I walk through the woods, stump shooting or even when I'm hunting, I gather peeling birchbark. Compressed to a depth of 1/2" and st . . . keep reading
Rotary Cutter for Feathers
By Harold Wagner
While getting ready to split some goose wing feathers, I went to the drawer for my utility knife and noticed my rotary cutter--a round razor blade with a handle. This is a very handy crafting tool . . . keep reading
Gifts for Traditional Shooters
By Robin Conrads
What to buy for the guy who has everything . . . keep reading
Free Online Course About Aldo Leopold
By The Aldo Leopold Foundation
This is an excerpt from The Aldo Leopold Foundation's November 2014 email newsletter: Have you heard of a MOOC? It stands for Massive Open Online Cours . . . keep reading
Inner Tube Silencers
By Charles Horton
Those of you who have hunted thirty-plus years may already know about these silencers. I do not recall who told me about them in the mid-sixties when I got my first Fred Bear recurve, but they were on . . . keep reading
Easy Stick-on Arrow Rest
By George D. Stout
For folks like me who like to use stick-on rests, here's a cheapie that is very easy to make. . . . keep reading
Night Light
By Derek Herring
I found out something by accident that could be quite helpful, especially if you hunt pigs in the evening, as I do. I bought a new hat light--a cheap one that clips to the brim. I didn't pay atten . . . keep reading
On The Level
By Guy Perkins, Camp Chef
Outdoor cooking is easy and fun. The whole idea is to throw a few items into the Dutch oven, cover it, and come back later to a perfectly cooked dish. However, there is nothing worse than opening . . . keep reading
Brush Buttons
By Philip Crothers
Brush buttons can be placed on each end of a recurve's bowstring to prevent sticks and branches from getting caught between the tips and the string. Brush buttons may be purchased from mos . . . keep reading
Dying Feathers with Kool-Aid
Dennis Han
For those of you who process your own feathers for fletching, here is an easy method for adding color to them. I decided to try this "how-to" I found on the Internet, which gives detailed . . . keep reading
Cut and Wrap
By Larry O. Fischer
Now that hunting season is underway here in the West, and about to start in earnest in the rest of the country, I thought a couple of tips on game processing might be in order. . . . keep reading
Martial Arts Stances
By Mark Seghers
I have just returned to Bayou country from a Rocky Mountain elk hunt with my longbow. As a long-time martial arts instructor, I can share a couple of things that helped immensely as we prepared to . . . keep reading
Sharpening Block
By Jim Harvey, aka "ausjim"
I'd like to share how I made a sharpening block from bits and scraps I had in the shop. It is mobile, fits nicely in a pack, and keeps my sharpening items together. Materials: . . . keep reading
Short Arrows for Sharpening
By Larry Ford
Mount dull broadheads on shortened arrow shafts for sharpening. I find that these lengths are easier for me to handle while sharpening than full length arrows . . . keep reading
Deer Heart Dinner
By Baxter Boyd
For a great camp meal, you can't beat fresh deer heart. Cut off the exposed fat and unroll the heart, cleaning out the valves and webbing that you find inside. While you do that, have a few strips . . . keep reading
Elkheart's Elk or Venison Jerky
By David Petersen
If you've been around these parts for a while, you may have seen, or even tried, this recipe before, either in Traditional Bowhunter or the book A Man Made of Elk. But give it a second try . . . keep reading
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