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Dan Pickar

How to Shoot a Big Game Animal

As bowhunters, we have the responsibility of taking good shots on big game animals. A good arrow setup for your bow, shot angle and reading the body language of the animal are very important components to executing a perfect shot while out hunting. So, let’s dive deeper and take a …

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2020 Mathews VXR Review

Bowhunter Dan Pickar shares his first impressions of the brand new Mathews VXR hunting bow. This 2020 bow is lighter than ever and just as quiet as the Vertix. Pickar uses a chronograph to speed test the VXR with two different arrow weights in this bow review.

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SIG Sauer BDX Review

Bowhunter Dan Pickar reviews the powerful and compact Kilo3000BDX range finding binoculars. These 10×42 mm binos are impressive in low light and can range reflective surfaces out to 3000 yards. Features including scan mode, angle compensation and BDX system integration make these a powerful tool for bow and rifle hunters …

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How to Become a Better Bowhunter!

In today’s society, the desire for instant results and success has exponentially increased as we creep further and further into the 21st century. Being a consistent, successful DIY public land hunter is like any other sport. It takes time and repetition to become skilled at and never can be truly …

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Gettin’ Knotty

    Knots, knots, knots. Growing up I learned knots at an early age. Tying knots is a habit I don’t think about now but I have found the majority of hunters out there don’t know how to apply a knot for a given application. However, if you were never …

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Call Wise Bulls

As late summer light melts off the West faces, velvet bulls materialize from the shadows for a lazy evening of feeding. Bulls are on easy street, packing on the pounds and inches of antler. Bulls are most visible this time of year, as their tender velvet keeps them out of …

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Grab the Reins

“For a mountain hunter to admit being a little afraid of horses is to imply a sheltered background, a certain lack of understanding and even a weakness of character. I was almost 40 years old before I openly confessed that my craven attitude toward horses was other than healthy respect. …

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