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  • Did you miss the 2014 spot and stalk DIY bear hunt....check it out here...are you ready to see DIYs own Eric Welsh on film with his 2015 P&Y spot and stalk Cali bear....stay tuned...


  •  Dave Nicholson arrowed this buck with an amazing shot. This is a video of the recovery.




  • Here is an article from Blake Anderson of

  • Greg Krogh is well know amongst all off us Mule Deer and Elk Hunters. For those of you that dont know him, I would consider him one of the greatest hunters in the West as he guides some of the greatest hunters in the West, one of which is Randy Ulmer. Yes, he is a guide and this is a DIY site, but we can all learn from his vast knowledge of locating and taking Trophy animals.

    Not only is he a guide but he offers scouting packages as well in Arizona and Nevada. He could be of great assistance to the DIY'er that doesnt have too much time for scouting.

  • I never had the desire to hunt turkeys. I don't know why, maybe I just had other goals.

    When I hunted blacktail in central California last summer, I saw my first wild turkey up close and personal. By the end of the hunt, with a great buck on the ground, I had seen at least a hundred birds. I said to myself, "Self, why haven't you ever hunted these birds? They are all over!"  I thought about those turkeys almost every day leading up to the next turkey season, and I bought every video and call I could find. The week prior to the hunt, that diaphragm call didn't leave my mouth. Everyone I knew and worked with were annoyed as could be.

  • Birds fly without conscious thought. They can make quick adjustments that affect their entire body in order to achieve their immediate goal. They can adjust to changing air conditions, switch back and forth to chase a target, raise and lower to land on something smaller than a pencil lead. Why can you not hit your target the first or at least the second time?

    Think! Birds’ brains run in size from about a grain of sand up to maybe a lima bean. Yet, they can completely change their entire body conformation in fractions of a second to remain focused on a target (i.e. a bug, a rodent on the ground, a place to land, or another bird).

  • When you engage in archery, or any individual sport for that matter, what are your goals – against whom or what do you compete?

    When you begin each time, are you focusing on a “best” score or the best scores of others? That may not be a path to success. Focusing on the most that is attainable at the moment or the performance of other people may do two things that are not desirable. One is that you may be “setting the bar” too high. The second is that you are splitting your concentration between what you need to do and what others are or have done.

  • All of us can point a finger at a spot in the distance without thinking about it and be pretty accurate.
    Most of us have realized that, when we shoot a bow, we are really aiming the bow.
  • What is clearly a marketing competition among bow manufacturers, and a frequent subject of conversation at any gathering of archers, is speed – “bow” speed or “arrow” speed.

    First, let’s be clear on how speed is measured by bowyers.   There are two measures, from the bowyers’ point of view – AMO and IMO. AMO is tested using a 28” draw and an arrow weighing nine grains per pound of pull weight. IMO is tested using a 30” draw and an arrow weighing five grains per pound of peak draw weight. Uh Oh! What’s the difference? Well, the main difference is that IMO came into being after the advent of compound bows – and the manufacturers couldn’t get enough numbers from the AMO ratings to really sell their bows.