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Has Compound Bow Technology Peaked?

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Has Compound Bow Technology Peaked?

In 2007, PSE released their first version of the X-Force bow. It was built and marketed mostly around unprecedented chronograph readings. With advertised arrow speeds of up to 350 fps, its launch changed bowhunters’ collective focus on what a hunting bow was capable of—and what we should focus on as...
Tony J. Peterson Jan 7, 2021
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Why You Should Switch to a Single Pin Sight

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Why You Should Switch to a Single Pin Sight

Think about the most common excuses we use to explain away a miss while bowhunting. You’ll probably be able to come up with the best excuses without too much mind-grinding. Ranked first is the damn unseen twig that has deflected everyone’s arrow at least once, and it probably only comes in second to...
Tony J. Peterson Dec 29, 2020
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Ask MeatEater: What Do You Carry in a Mountain Hunting Pack?

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Ask MeatEater: What Do You Carry in a Mountain Hunting Pack?

I’ve often been accused of carrying a lot of stuff going into the mountains for all-day or multi-day hunting adventures. But I’ve never once been accused of being unprepared. Every elk or mountain muley hunter exists on a spectrum of comfort—and associated pack weight—ranging from spartan to cushy...
Sam Lungren Oct 16, 2020
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The 4 Most Common Archery Mistakes

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The 4 Most Common Archery Mistakes

The old adage “failure is the best teacher” couldn’t be more accurate than when it comes to archery. Shooting a compound bow has a way of magnifying mistakes and providing nearly instant feedback. Throughout years of making those mistakes, I’ve become a student of the sport and improved my accuracy...
Dylan Tramp Aug 14, 2020
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How to Buy a Used Bow

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How to Buy a Used Bow

Consistent bow accuracy is a puzzle that requires fitting a lot of odd-shaped pieces together. Bow fit and comfort are like the corner pieces that create the frame for filling in the rest. These two factors, not coincidentally, are where a lot of bowhunters go wrong. A bow that doesn’t fit correctly...
Tony J. Peterson Jul 30, 2020
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5 Reasons Your Arrows Fly Like Crap

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5 Reasons Your Arrows Fly Like Crap

The problem with modern arrows is that they pretty much all look the same. Shafts that run $200 per dozen are nearly indistinguishable from arrows that might cost one-third as much. But they will perform differently, just as brand new arrows will probably out-shoot your old reliables from five years...
Tony J. Peterson Jul 16, 2020
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FHF Gear Joins MeatEater Family

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FHF Gear Joins MeatEater Family

We are very excited to announce that the outdoor equipment maker FHF Gear is joining the MeatEater and First Lite family! FHF—which stands for Fish, Hunt, Fight—builds badass gear that combines the utility and durability of tactical equipment with the functionality required by serious hunters and...
MeatEater Staff Jul 7, 2020
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The Ultimate Truck Camping Setup

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The Ultimate Truck Camping Setup

Hunting whitetails in the backyard is awfully fun, and going to family deer camp is a blast. But my absolute favorite place to return to after a long day of public land hunting is a DIY truck camp. The combination of sleeping quarters, gear storage, and transportatability make this the ultimate...
Mark Kenyon Jun 30, 2020
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The Total Guide to Buying a Used Gun

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The Total Guide to Buying a Used Gun

We’ve all been there: You’re perusing the wares at a local gun shop on the way back from “picking up some milk” when a beautiful rifle catches your eye. “Is it a fair price? Will it shoot? Is it a dud, or a diamond in the rough? And is it possible to intercept and destroy this month’s credit card...
Jordan Sillars Jun 3, 2020
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How to Mount a Rifle Scope and Bipod

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How to Mount a Rifle Scope and Bipod

Properly mounting your scope is an important step in building an accurate hunting rifle. This is how to level the scope, set your eye relief, and torque the mounts. Additionally, a bipod improves accuracy in a variety of different shot scenarios. This video also shows the proper way to mount the...
Ryan Callaghan May 29, 2020
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How to Fix Target Panic in 3 Steps

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How to Fix Target Panic in 3 Steps

There are few things more precious than a sense of control. We cling to it like small children grasping their mother’s hand. When it’s lost, we’re helpless at sea. What could be worse than losing control of something we love as much as hunting? This is what I, and tens of thousands of other bow...
Mark Kenyon May 22, 2020
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