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What Is Your Early Season Hunting Plan?

Opening day of archery season is just a few weeks away in most states. For many crossbow hunters, opening day is a culmination of hard work and time spent in the field scouting, planting food plots, creating mineral licks, filling and re-filling feeders, hanging trail cameras and collecting photos, cutting

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What Target is Best for Crossbow Practice?

At TenPoint, one of the most common questions we receive is “what target will work best with my crossbow”? Most archery target manufacturers offer both Foam and Bag style Crossbow Targets.  Generally speaking, these crossbow targets will work well with crossbows shooting between 350FPS and 430 FPS, some targets are

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Hanging Treestands

Where to Hang Your Stand & Cut Shooting Lanes

Treestand therapy is nearly upon us. Bucks across the country are showing us their promise, wrapped neatly in velvet. Trail camera photos of these velvet bucks are enough to send any serious whitetail hunter into a frenzy, and it’s time to head out and hang a couple treestands! You’ve now

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Why Shoot a Reverse Draw Crossbow

Thanks to undeniable speed and power advantages over forward-draw crossbows, reverse-draw crossbows have seen a rise in popularity over the past few years. By reversing the bow assembly and changing the riser mounting position, the string’s resting position is extended farther down the rail which creates a longer power stroke

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Vapor RS470 with Target

Why Purchase a Crossbow that De-Cocks?

Why Purchase a Crossbow that De-Cocks The ability to de-cock your crossbow is one of the most important features you should consider and may not be something you previously thought about. We all know that crossbows need to be cocked during the hunt. And, of course, we all expect and

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5 Excuses to Eliminate this Fall

For most hunters, the feeling of excitement and rush of adrenaline when you first spot an animal are a fundamental part of the hunting experience. And, as any experienced hunter will tell you, the physical effects can be more intense than others and possibly lead to a mistake – too

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4 Summer Crossbow Shooting Tips for Fall Hunting Success

Ask any good crossbow shooter what the secret to their shooting success is and they will tell you that PRACTICE is essential to becoming a more accurate shooter.  The more you practice shooting your hunting crossbow, the more consistent you will become in shooting tighter groups.  Put simply, consistency is

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EVO-X CenterPunch Arrows

Are the Best Crossbow Hunting Bolts Aluminum or Carbon?

Many hunters want to know – should I shoot an aluminum or carbon bolt out of my hunting crossbow?  The answer to this question is not as simple as saying, “Always shoot carbon – it’s far superior to aluminum.”  Both hunting crossbow bolt types have advantages, so here are some

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Bloody EVO-X Centerpunch Arrow

When to Choose Heavy vs. Light Crossbow Arrows

Crossbow arrows come in many different weights that range from lightweight to standard weight to heavyweight. It’s important to understand that when speaking of arrow weights, it includes the weight of a standard 100-grain field point in addition to the weight of the finished bolt itself.  In other words, when we

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5 Reasons to Get Your Trail Camera Out in the Spring

Trail cameras are your most valuable resource for scouting and monitoring deer activity in your hunting area year-round.  If you have not already placed your trail cameras in the woods for this year, you should consider doing it sooner, rather than later, as you may be missing out on precious

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EVO-X CenterPunch Broadhead

Must-Have Crossbow Accessories for Turkey Hunting

Heading to the woods this spring in pursuit of a wild turkey? Don’t forget to purchase these must-have crossbow hunting accessories to help you have a successful harvest! Broadheads When you are looking for the best crossbow broadhead for turkey hunting, you should consider the two most important aspects of

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Whitetail Heritage of Ohio Hunt

Canoe Recovery Highlights Special Needs Hunt with TenPoint

Canoe Recovery Highlights Special Needs Hunt with TenPoint For nearly two decades now, TenPoint Crossbows has worked with various organizations that provide special needs and physically challenged hunters the opportunity to experience the great sport of archery through a crossbow whitetail deer hunt. TenPoint’s Barb Terry has been at the

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Shed Antler Lying On Ground

4 Key Areas to Find MORE Sheds

If it hasn’t already kicked-in, it certainly will as winter winds down. Cabin Fever. And, while you’ve hung up you hunting crossbow for the off-season, shed hunting is a great way to help beat cabin fever and get out in the woods during this time of year. You can also

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5 "Must Have’s for Successful Shed Hunting

These 5 items are things that you should ALWAYS keep with you when shed hunting. Weather App Looking for the glint off a shiney white antler laying on the forest floor might sound easy enough, so why not shed hunt when the sun is out in force? Well, there is

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4 Signs For February Scouting

4 Signs for February Scouting

Rather than sitting around thinking about next season, scanning through social media, or scouring the internet for the latest best crossbow review, get back out in the field! This time of year it’s cold, wet, and windy. But, if you have the time and ability to put some miles on your

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Cajun Vension Kebabs

The TenPoint Table: Cajun Vension Kabobs with Brad Fenson

Kebabs are a well-known Middle-eastern dish made with ground meat. Variations of the recipe include the kabob, which refers more to grilled meat, including larger pieces of sirloin or other prime cuts. Venison makes fantastic kabobs, skewered and cooked with various hearty vegetables or fruit. Use marinades and spices to

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Havoc RS440 Crossbow In Halo Bowpack with EVO-X CenterPunch 16 Arrows

5 Tips for Crossbow Storage

For most of us hunters, deer season is OUR season. After months of preseason scouting and trail camera efforts in August, September, and October, November rolls around and we are consumed by deer. For a few short months, every minute of every day we spend either hunting or thinking about

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HALO Lifestyle With Havoc RS440

TenPoint Offers the Best Crossbow Accessories for Crossbow Hunting in 2022

TenPoint uses a “built from the ground-up” approach when designing and producing the best crossbow accessories for your hunting crossbow. We specifically engineer each of our accessories to be easy to use, reliable, consistent, and rugged. One thing is clear – if you need high-quality, premium crossbow accessories, TenPoint is your one-stop shop!

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Wicked Ridge NXT 400

Wicked Ridge Offers the Best Affordable Crossbows for 2022

Are you looking for the highest quality, American-made hunting crossbow at the most affordable price?  If so, you need look no further.  TenPoint Crossbows Technologies offers hunting crossbow models under the American-made Wicked Ridge brand that are destined to be amongst the best affordable hunting crossbows:  the Wicked Ridge Fury 410

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Nitro 505 EVO-X Scope

The Best Hunting Crossbows of 2022

With over 100 crossbow patents, TenPoint Crossbows has been at the forefront of cutting-edge crossbow design and innovation since its inception 1994. Featuring the fastest crossbow made, the Nitro 505, and the best affordable crossbow that can be decocked, the Raider 400 De-Cock, 2022 marks yet another year for the company in building the

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Whitetail Deer Harvest

Ten Tips for Taking the Best Harvest Photos

When a hunter harvests an animal, the moment is special.  Many hunters preserve this special moment by taking a photograph with the animal, which often includes the hunting implement used.  To show proper respect to the animal you have harvested and to best preserve the memory of your hunt, here

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EVO-X CenterPunch Broadhead Lifestyle

TenPoint Crossbow Hunting Accessories Buyer’s Guide

Don’t Wait! Gear Up for Fall 2021! TenPoint Crossbow Technologies offers an array of superior crossbow accessories that have been custom designed to work specifically with your hunting crossbow. From precision-built crossbow bolts to broadheads, slings, cases, and more, TenPoint has you covered this season! EVO-X CenterPunch Premium Carbon Crossbow

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Have You Changed Your Crossbow String and Cables Lately?

We’ve all done it.  At one time or another, we’ve all put off performing essential maintenance on our hunting crossbows.  Do you wait a month, a year, two years, or even longer?  Just because you paid a lot of money for a crossbow doesn’t mean it is indestructible – maintenance

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EVO-X CenterPunch Broadhead

The Best Crossbow Broadhead for Turkey Hunting

When you are looking for the best crossbow broadhead for turkey hunting, you should consider the two most important aspects of a broadhead’s performance when making your choice:  accuracy and wound channel creation.  When crossbow hunting for turkeys, shot placement is critical, and an inaccurate shot can lead to a

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Whitetail Deer Winter

Late-Season Crossbow Hunting Tactics

Are you still looking to fill your tag for this year? Don’t count out the late archery season, as it continues to offer the opportunity to fulfill your harvest goals, especially if you are crossbow hunting. Bucks and does are now more concerned with finding food sources and surviving the

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EVO-X CenterPunch Arrow with Alpha-Nock

Are You Using the Best Nock for Crossbow Bolts?

Choosing the best crossbow nock for your hunting bolts may not seem important, but the nock shape can have significant effects on string wear, crossbow function, and accuracy. Over the past 20 years, crossbows for hunting have experienced a significant technological evolution with respect to both their size and performance. 

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10 Tips for Getting Your Crossbow Ready for Season

Follow this 10-tip checklist to prepare your hunting crossbow for the upcoming season: Tip #1 – Check your crossbow for dirt, grit, or debris.  If your hunting crossbow has dirt or grit on it from last season or if it has collected dust from off-season storage, use a cotton cloth

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Denny Corriveau

The Gift of Game

For me personally, wild game has always been a gift.  When I open a package of game that I will prepare to cook, it’s a sharp reminder of all that is good. Recently, we have all experienced an unexpected shift in our life; this COVID issue has unleashed a world

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EVO-X CenterPunch Broadhead Lifestyle

6 Tips for Choosing the Best Crossbow Broadhead

The number of broadheads offered for hunting crossbows on the market these days has become mind-boggling. With so many options, you may find it difficult to figure out which one out of the many will fly the best out of your hunting crossbow on your chosen crossbow bolt, while still achieving maximum

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Best Places to Shed Hunt

You’ve hung up your hunting gear for the season. The opportunities to peer down the scope and squeeze the trigger, watching a crossbow arrow zip down range toward a healthy whitetail deer have come and gone. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t still things you can hunt! Shed antlers are a

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SteddyEddy Crossbow Monopod System

The Best Crossbow Hunting Accessories of 2020

It’s no secret that TenPoint designs and builds crossbows that are regarded as the highest quality hunting crossbows available on the market today, but, do you know that TenPoint also custom designs the best crossbow hunting accessories?  We use a “built from the ground-up” approach when it comes to developing

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A Special First Hunt For Jayden Barber

A Special First Hunt for Jayden Barber

There are times in life when you meet a special person who you would do anything to help succeed.  Jayden Barber is one of those people.  At age 12 he has already faced more in life than anyone should have to face.  Having had cancer multiple times in his right arm, dozens of

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Tenpoint's Alpha Nock: Not Just Another Moon Or Capture Nock

TenPoint’s Alpha-Nock: NOT Just Another Moon or Capture Nock

Over the past 20 years, crossbows have experienced a significant technological evolution with respect to both their size and performance.  One significant change to hunting crossbows is how narrow the bow assemblies have become.  In the late 1990’s, the widths of cocked crossbows were in the neighborhood of 24-inches when

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10 Safety Tips for Treestand Hunters

Unfortunately, it seems to happen every year – sometimes to people you know, sometimes to people you don’t.  Every archery deer season there is a report of a hunter who was injured or died from a fall from a treestand.  Don’t think it can happen to you?  Think again.  It’s estimated that one out

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10 Scent Control Tips to Help You See More Deer

As an archery hunter, your main objective in the field is to get as close to your prey as you can, allowing for a closer shot with a higher chance for harvest success.  This can seem like a monumental task if you are hunting white-tailed deer, since deer have more

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Tips for Summer Crossbow Prep

Mid-to-late summer is when most crossbow hunters prepare for the upcoming fall archery hunting season.  Whether you are new to crossbows or you are a seasoned veteran, proper maintenance and tuning of your hunting crossbow, proper arrow selection, and practicing your shooting routine are all activities that will help you to

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How To Properly Sight In A Multi-Line Drop-Compensating Scope

If your crossbow scope has windage and elevation adjustment knobs but does not have a speed adjustment dial, then you have a multi-line style drop-compensating scope.  The TenPoint Multi-Line Scope and 3x Pro-View 3 Scope are examples of this style.  The process for sighting in this type requires you to

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Is a Lighter or Heavier Arrow Best for Crossbow Hunting?

With so many different arrow offerings now available on the market, how are you to choose which arrow will yield the most accurate and lethal results?  Is it best to maximize the speed of your crossbow by shooting the lightest arrow possible, or is it better to shoot a heavier

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10 Steps To Properly Chronograph Your Crossbow

Whether you are determining crossbow bolt speed to calibrate a variable power scope or you want to calculate the kinetic energy of your bolt setup, knowing how to chronograph your hunting crossbow properly is critical to obtaining accurate speed data. Here are 10 steps for you to follow to properly

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5 Reasons to Mount Your Trail Cameras in the Spring

Trail cameras are your most valuable resource for scouting and monitoring deer activity in your hunting area year-round.  If you have not already placed your trail cameras in the woods for this year, you should consider mounting them sooner, rather than later, as you may be missing out on precious

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Are You Geared Up and Ready for Spring Turkey Season?

With the arrival of spring also comes the prospect that turkey hunting season is now around the corner.  The feeling of being in the woods on a crisp spring morning with gobblers firing off in every direction is indescribable.  Is harvesting a big, beautiful gobbler one of your crossbow hunting

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TenPoint Introduces the EVO-X CenterPunch Rear-Deploying Broadhead

Just in time for spring turkey season, TenPoint Crossbow Technologies has introduced the EVO-X CenterPunch Broadhead, a rear-deploying style broadhead with a simple, collarless design that delivers field point accuracy downfield and creates a devastating 1 7/8-inch wound channel! TenPoint’s engineers recently tested 20 industry leading broadheads for long-range accuracy,

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Top 5 Reasons to Shoot A Reverse-Draw Crossbow

Reverse-draw style crossbows like the TenPoint Nitro XRT and the Wicked Ridge RDX 400 have seen a rise in popularity over the past few years.  The reverse-draw design yields certain advantages over its traditional forward draw counterpart when it comes to balance, performance, and overall quietness of the shot.  If

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The TenPoint Alpha-Nock: Pacing Modern Crossbow Performance and Design

Advancing manufacturing and materials technology has combined with design innovations to radically transform the crossbow segment over the last decade. Greater launch velocities, decreasing axle-to-axle widths, and reverse-limb designs have significantly evolved the crossbow platform in recent years. Ancillary equipment, however, has not necessarily kept pace. Consider the crossbow arrow

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TenPoint’s New Alpha-Nock: An Evolution in Crossbow Nock Design

One obvious change to hunting crossbow designs over the past 20 years is how narrow the bow assemblies have become.  When TenPoint produced its first line of crossbows in the late 1990’s, the widths of the bow assemblies were around 24-inches when cocked.   By 2013, the average width of TenPoint’s

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10 Maintenance Tips to Prep Your Crossbow for Storage

The deer archery seasons in most states are now coming to an end.  Hopefully, you had a successful harvest with your TenPoint, Horton, or Wicked Ridge crossbow this past season.  Before you put your crossbow away for the rest of winter, here are ten maintenance tips that you should follow

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7 Tips for Hunting the Rut

For a majority of those who hunt whitetail deer, the rut is the most exciting time to be in the woods.  The chances of seeing mature bucks during the daytime in areas where does frequent are highly increased.  For those still left in the hunt, here are some tips and

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How To Properly Sight In A Variable-Power Drop-Compensating Scope

Does the scope on your crossbow have a dial on the rear bell with numbers on it?  If so, you have a variable-power style drop-compensating scope.  The EVO-X Marksman Scope and the TenPoint RangeMaster Pro Scope are examples of this style.  The numbers on the dial signify a range of arrow

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Field Landscape

It’s NOT Too Late To Plant Food Plots for This Season!

Planting a food plot is a great way to attract more deer to your hunting area while helping to provide them with a supplemental food source and balanced nutrition. It is not too late to plant food plots for both the early and late parts of this year’s season! The

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How To Use Your Trail Cameras For Effective Scouting

Trail cameras are the most valuable scouting tool for monitoring deer activity in your hunting area. However, are you using them effectively? Are you really getting as much information from them as they offer? Here are some tips and tricks for properly placing, using, and maintaining your trail cameras so

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Summer Crossbow Maintenance Checklist

Here’s a list of things to do before you shoot your crossbow this summer! If your crossbow has dirt or grit on it left from the last season or has collected dust from being stored, use a cotton cloth with dish soap and water to gently wipe down any parts

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10 Steps to a Successful Food Plot

Planting a food plot is a great way to attract more deer to your hunting area while helping to provide them with a supplemental food source and more balanced nutrition.  The following 10 basic steps for planting food plots should serve as an easy guide for helping to achieve this

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The NXT Crossbow Revolution

In 2018, TenPoint has introduced three new crossbow models which have taken the marketplace by storm – the Shadow NXT, the Stealth NXT, and the Nitro X.  No, these crossbows are not just like your hunting rifles, but they are the most accurate and highest performing crossbows that TenPoint has

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Tips and Tricks for Calling Spring Turkeys

The early signs of spring are finally starting to appear in most locations around the country, and, for many hunters, the onset of spring means that turkey hunting season is just around the corner. For those of you who will soon be in the woods in search of a “long

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Beating the “Rut”

November is here. The most coveted time for a whitetail hunter to be in the woods is upon us. As you scroll through your social media feed or talk with your buddies and fellow hunters, don’t get discouraged if you aren’t basking in the same luck as those other guys.

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Entrance and Exit Routes from Your Hunting Location

Something often times considered, but disregarded more often than not, is the entrance and exit routes to and from your treestands or ground blinds. Something to note is that your entrance and exit routes may not be the same on any given day, and that sometimes you might have to

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Using Trail Cameras to Locate a Buck's Core Area

Trail cameras featuring todays technologies can be pretty impressive. Sending images in real time via cellular service directly to your phone to alert you when a deer steps in front and triggers the camera is a remarkable advancement, and a testament to the engineers behind trail camera computer software. For

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Choosing the Right Cocking Device

The best hunting crossbows have more to them than meet the eye. Speed, accuracy, and durability all come into play, but there are other factors to consider; like scope and, more importantly, cocking device. That can be a difficult and somewhat tricky decision to make. Cocking devices come in all

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Crossbow Shooting Basics

Shooting a crossbow sounds easy enough to most people, and truthfully, it is. But it is not the cliché of “shooting like a gun”. Crossbows are far more intricate. Yes, crossbows are fired by pulling a trigger like a gun, and they shoulder the same way because of a similar

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How to Sight In Your Crossbow

The most important part about being an ethical hunter is making certain your equipment is dialed in as accurately as possible. The folks at TenPoint Crossbow Technologies, as well as the rest of our Family of Brands (Horton Crossbow Innovations and Wicked Ridge Crossbows) are all committed to helping you

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Selecting the BEST Treestand for your Hunting Property

Let’s face it, there are about as many treestand manufacturers as there are automovile manufacturers, and there are just about as many different models to choose from! Just like choosing a vehicle to drive, there are some ways to help narrow down your search for the perfect treestand for you.

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Determining the PERFECT Place to Hang a Treestand

Here we are in the Month of June, just a few short months away from being able to enjoy a little “treestand therapy”. Bucks across the country are showing us their promise, wrapped neatly in velvet, still with much growing yet to occur. Trail camera photos of these velvet bucks

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The Best Food Plot Locations

Driving down back country roads in the heart of the Midwest, you’ll encounter vast expanses of land dedicated to growing crops. Increasingly, the hunting community is also planting food in the ground, but not for harvesting. Rather, they use it to support wildlife in a given area with supplemental food

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RCX Technology: Significant Efficiency

RCX (Reverse Cam Crossbow) technology is our latest breakthrough in hunting crossbow innovations. Many of you have probably seen and heard about both of our RCX models for 2017: The Carbon Phantom RCX and Eclipse RCX. If you get the opportunity, stop in to your local dealer and test them

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