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8.15.2016 | Calling Elk Early

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It’s getting closer to archery season and early on, calling elk successfully requires a little different approach than later, when the elk are deeper into the rut.  Zach is well known for his ability to successfully call and kill big bulls on public land and in this video, he shares his approach to calling the big bulls that can be successfully coaxed during the first few weeks of the season.

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8.4.2016 | How to Tie in Your Peep

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In order to keep your bow sighted in, you need to ensure that your sight and peep stay in the same place.  We all know how paramount this is, especially once we take to the mountains and start pushing brush and other barriers we encounter in field.

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8.4.2016 | Boot Care

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Whether you spend $100 or $500 on your hunting boots, it is critical that you take proper care of them. HuntDIY member, Matt Elliott, takes you through the entire process of cleaning and treating your boots, start to finish, so that they can keep up on your hunts, start to finish.

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7.22.2016 | A True Hunting Bow Test

True Hunting Bow Test
We compare six top-of-the-line bows based on their ability to shoot hunting weight arrows at ideal hunting speeds.  In the end, there is more to the right bow than potential speed, kinetic energy, and/or momentum, but these are important factors that should be in your set of variables as you look for a new setup.

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7.18.2016 | Traveling with Gear

Screen Shot 2016-07-18 at 4.51.35 PMTraveling to hunt is always exciting and packing for a hunt is easily one of the best feelings.  Finding the space to put all of your equipment in on the other hand can pose a challenge.  Especially if you’re traveling with friends or flying.  Consider a bow case that lets you pack more than just your bow.  – Zach

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7.12.2016 | Trail Camera Strategies

Screen Shot 2016-07-18 at 4.49.01 PMTrail cameras are not only awesome tools for scouting, they are a great way to pass the time in the off season.  It just so happens that the pictures you get significantly impact the enjoyment level here.  Outside of remebering to turn your camera on, trail camera placement and position are critical.

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7.8.2016 | An Archery Target We Love

Screen Shot 2016-07-18 at 4.46.35 PMMatrix Target Systems breaks new ground with an innovative, modular target system.  See what all the buzz is about here as Zach explains the advantages and functionality of one of our favorite archery targets on the market.

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6.23.2016 | Glassing with a Tripod

Screen Shot 2016-07-18 at 4.47.08 PMOne of the best ways to spot game while hunting and scouting is to put your binoculars on a tri-pod.  It might seem odd at first, but the enhanced filed of view and unmatched stability increase your ability to pick out movement and profiles faster and with less eye strain than any other setup.

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6.15.2016 | Hunting with a Decoy

Screen Shot 2016-07-18 at 4.41.49 PMA decoy can be a real asset when calling elk.  Primarily in focusing the elk’s attention away from you and giving them the confidence to walk into bow range and present a shot.

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6.9.2016 | Water Filtration


Host Zach Bowhay walks you through the process of creating drinkable water in the backcountry and shows you his new favorite water filter.


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6.9.2016 | 2016 Hunt Schedule

DSC04769The fall of 2016 is shaping up to be one of the busiest falls I’ve ever had. Years of building points in a couple states, paired with over the counter hunts we have planned, are stretching the schedule as it is. On top of that I pulled a dream tag in Alaska… it’s bound to be an exciting fall!

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