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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
In The Bag
By Jerry Liu
The sides of the rubber tray mat in the carpeted cargo area of my SUV have been flattened with time and use. Fluids from field dressed game often spilled onto the carpet. The best solution I have . . . keep reading
Watch That Patch!
By Will Parker
The pronghorn antelope (Antilocapra americana) is of unique American origin and provides some of the best table fare there is ~ if field dressed properly. Pronghorns have sev . . . keep reading
Cork Screw Covers
By Roberto Borghi
Years ago, I found a very useful hanger, which I now carry in my pocket or pack whenever I hunt or walk in the woods. This small, cheap tool is perfect for hanging gear when you stop for a . . . keep reading
Diaper Rash? Not Just for Babies Anymore
Blake Fischer
A few years ago I was on a drop hunt in British Columbia. After a week of hard hunting in unseasonably warm weather, my pants had started to chafe the inside of my thighs. Being a "man's m . . . keep reading
Tarp Shelter
By Robin Conrads
A small, light-weight tarp, sheet of plastic or rain poncho takes up little space in your pack. Combined with rope or paracord, you can make a simple lean-to for an unexpected night in the woods . . . keep reading
Plan to Stay Hydrated
J. W. McCorkle
We have all read articles about the importance of staying hydrated. The dangers of not drinking enough water could lead to low levels of moisture and electrolytes in your system. Two thing . . . keep reading
Hanger Clips
By Ralph Rickstrew (R2)
I've always used clothespins to hang shafts during the drying process of arrow construction. However, the clothespins get slippery, and my latex gloves get in the way when I'm trying to ha . . . keep reading
PAM® for Carbon Steel
By Danny Long
There is nothing like a traditional carbon steel knife. D2 tool steel takes a good temper, resulting in a knife that is easy to sharpen and holds an edge. If properly cared for, it will la . . . keep reading
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