By Brian Strickland
Powdery snow squeaked underfoot as I made my way across the pasture to my evening stand. A bleak winter sun glared out of a blue-bird sky, but it was apparent that the air temperature wasn’t allowing the ultraviolet rays to make a dent in the powder. It was cold, face-hurting cold.
Over the years I’ve developed a routine to help fight the effects of cold on idle muscles while on a deer stand.
By Michael Corrigan
Back when I was a younger man, fitness training was a hobby that was as important to me as archery. I was convinced that I was a stud back then and to prove it, I rigged a compound bow with a 110-pound draw weight. Customers watched in awe as I shot that beastly bow in my hometown pro shop. Most bows were outfitted with sight pins set incrementally for 10, 20 and 30 yards. With my bow, I could hit the mark all the way out to 30 yards with a single sight pin! It was a brute of a bow.
By Bill Krenz
Some things are truly annoying, like installing blades with most fixed-blade broadheads. You likely know what I mean. You grab a ferrule. Maybe you screw that ferrule into an arrow. Then to try to slide razor-sharp blades into the slots, holding the blades in place while fumbling for yet another blade and trying to find yet another slot. Two hands are not enough. Half the time the blades hit the floor. Try to do it too fast and you end up wearing Band-Aids.
By Brian Strickland
I had not thought much about him for awhile. It wasn’t that I was trying to forget about him. How could I? But a long whitetail season, a pile of deadlines and the rush of family life had me going in three different directions all at once. But on a cold Colorado afternoon while doing some of those inescapable errands, I caught my mind drifting away. Not the most prudent thing to do while driving in traffic. It wasn’t until I passed the last entrance to the strip mall that I realized my mind had wandered to those ten days I had spent the previous season chasing a king.
By Michaelean Pike
Moving components are the secret behind the highly effective GLZ Stabilizer from Axion Archery. These moving components oppose rotation, dampen noise and reduce torque. GLZ stabilizers feature Mathews Harmonic Dampers and a Mathews Harmonic Stabilizer to eliminate as much as 75 percent of vibration. The Harmonic Dampers and Stabilizer can be tuned to suit your individual preference. Available in a 6.5-ounce 3-inch model or a 7.5-ounce 5-inch model, the GLZ stabilizers come in black, Lost Camo or Realtree AP HD finishes. For more information, see your dealer or log onto axionarchery.com.