The best bow for an 8 year old

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Buying a bow for a child can be tricky. Wading through draw weights and lengths, trying to decide on compound or traditional. There is one clear choice that is not only easy on the wallet but they will never outgrow it. What is the best bow for an 8-year-old It is universally agreed that a compound bow is more efficient …

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How dangerous is archery and bowhunting

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If you are thinking of buying a bow to hunt or just target shoot you are getting into a very safe hobby. There are several factors when discussing the dangers of archery and bowhunting to consider. Are you getting into archery because you watched Lord of The Rings and only want to target shoot? Maybe you want to start providing …

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Eating wild hogs: the dangers and benefits

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Wild hogs are also known as feral swine. They measure 5 to 6 feet long and adult hogs can weigh more than 200 pounds. Wild hogs are found in more than 35 states with a population of more than 4 million. They usually travel in relatively small family groups or alone. These animals are difficult to control as they always …

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Bow Hunting and Outdoor Friendly Bug Spray

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There are very few things in the outdoor world that I hate.  I have had spiders crawl across me with no reaction.  I spent my childhood wrestling with any snake I could find.  But that irritating buzz of a mosquito that tells me the little bastard has my blood on his menu sends me straight into an animalistic rage! At …

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How high should your tree stand be

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You should be at least 10 feet off the ground when hunting deer from a tree stand. The higher you go, the easier it will be for you to remain unnoticed by approaching deer. Terrain will always dictate how high you can go. Gun hunters On food plot edges or open fields, a higher stand is generally better. This will …