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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
Parachute Cord
By John Borgeson
A number of people have written recently suggesting items to be carried by a hunter in his kit. I would like to recommend something that has been useful to me over the years. It is small, lightwei . . . keep reading
String Hand Alignment
By Philip Cox
It might be a good idea to try something different when working to improve your shooting accuracy. I hope this tip will help others as much as it has helped me. In the past, I had trouble with . . . keep reading
Paper Trail
By Don Thomas
Lots of hunters I know use surveyor's tape to mark the last known sign when trailing a wounded animal, but there's a better alternative: toilet paper. TP has several advantages in this sit . . . keep reading
String Pouch
By Larry O. Fischer
A traditional bowhunter should always carry an extra bowstring that has been stretched and set up with the correct nocking point. Stuff happens when you are playing with sharp broadheads! . . . keep reading
Montucky Fire Tube
By Dan Adair
If you don't shoot woodies, and you've ever been lucky enough to break or bend an arrow on a week-long bowhunting trip, you'll appreciate this tidbit of Montana Boy bushcraft. In a perfect world . . . keep reading
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