Elk season is here! this is the time of year all of us get jazzed. We are looking forward to documenting the process of getting a bow with our trad gear, but more importantly we would like to help you gain the confidence to set out on your own elk adventure! We have created several resources that will help you not only gain confidence, but also gain skill. Our lats three podcast have all been elk focused. With them, we are trying hard to introduce people to the game. We want to point out what to expect, but more importantly, to light the elk fire!
The past couple of YouTube videos have been geared towards the season as well, and we are creating more as I write. If you haven't caught them you can start watching them here.
Keep an eye out for more calling, scouting, and barebow tactics as the season progresses.
If you are finding what we are bringing you helpful, or entertaining would you be willing to help us out? It takes a bunch af time and money to produce conte...
I can almost remember the exact day I put the VHS Elk Fever into the VCR and stood in utter disbelief. At 16, it was official...I had caught Elk Fever. After that day for years it was a yearly ritual to watch the video before opening day. Since then there have been a ton of others added to the list, but Larry, Dwight, and Steve were the ones that transferred the elk fever to a whole generation. If you have never heard of these guys that might be because you are new to bowhunting.That is fine, but I guarantee you the people who are putting out content today were in one way or another inspired by them.
so go check out where it all started, check out the pioneers...Youtube has all 3 Elk Fevers and they are guaranteed to help you get your stoke on!
Are you working on your shooting in hope of hunting with the Traditional Bow this year? Mabye you just picked up the stick and string and don't know where to start. Or you have been at it a while and have never thought about meshing the Physical and Metaphysical in your shot sequence. If one of these examples are you, catch our next video that uploads at 6 pm tonight on our YouTube Channel The Life Outdoorz. We have made this video to help you get started in instinctive archery, we hope that it starts you on the path, but for more intense instruction we recommend you check out Solid Archery Mechanics with Tom Clum for form, and Shot IQ from Joel Turner to get your head straight, but if you want to get shooting and like the KISS method I think our next video will help you out.
I also found 4 Barebow Hunter Shooting Gloves if you need a new glove or just want to take your Barebow Hunters pride to your next shoot. Hurry though, they will go fast.
Its been busy here, and with the onset of the flu it might take me a bit longer to get the 10,000 member drawing done. I hope to get it completed this week. If you haven't joined the Facebook group yet you should you can find it here.
I also wanted to bring to your attention our latest video. If you haven't heard, we up load videos all the time to our YouTube Channel The Life Outdoorz all the time. You can check out the Barebow Hunters videos for free anytime on YouTube. if you like the videos please subscribe. Here is our latest video.
Last but not least, if you still haven't satisfied your Traditional Bowhunting sweet tooth Download our latest podcast with Jake Downs...The Resolute Hunter. He just completed his super 10 with Trad gear. Great podcast from a great guy. You can Check it out below.
Thanks for watching our Blacktail series, those deer can be frustrating in a tree stand, but on the ground...they'll drive ya crazy! I hope you had a great time watching it. For those of you haven't seen it you can view it below.
I was really bummed, almost depressed when I uploaded the last video of the series because I thought it signified the end of bowseason. After Talking with Jonathan at 3 Rivers Archery about post season blues, he brought up a great point...Did I check the regs for seasons that I overlooked? I know Bear season is still open until the 31st, but one thing I didn't take into account was that Silver Gray Squirrel season is open year around in my part of the state. After the abuse I took from one of them this deer season, I wouldn't feel at all bad to fill a bag full of those little loudmouths. Besides, I'm always touting the benefits of hunting small game, and how it will help you learn how to stalk and draw on big game....
Jerry and I recently sat down and talked Gear, Blacktails, and about The of Traditional Bowhunting with Aron Snyder. It was a engaging conversation that I think we should all engage in. Traditional Bowhunting, all hunting should be inviting. If we don't recruit more people in our ranks we will lose the our Hunting Heritage. Please take the time to listen to the podcast through this LINK
The first arrow I released as a Traditional Bowhunter never should have been released. Its not that the shot angle was bad, or the deer was out of range: It was all about I didn't believe.
If you don't believe that you can do something you'll never be able to do it. True belief comes from knowing, but at some point belief has to become a educated guess...That's especially true in Barebow Hunting. Once the mechanics are ingrained into your muscle memory Traditional Bowhunting is completely a metaphysical contest that takes place within your mind. Until you master your mind there will always be doubt. Here are three ways to gain the confidence before you have the spend the years hoping your arrows will fly true when you finally get into range of that bull or buck.
1. Mentors paid or not. Tradition Speaks of handing down knowledge, and nothing builds confidence faster than a mentors help. They have been there and done that. They know the frustration and doubt. They have...
I'm probably going to catch some flack for this, but it needs to be said. All hunters are Trophy hunters. Of course the Trophies are all different, but we all hunt for a different purpose than just gathering meat. If you are honest with yourself, if it was just about meat you would be way better off to go down to the local farmers market and purchase some grass fed, organic beef, elk, or bison. Websters defines a trophy as : something gained or given in victory or conquest especially when preserved or mounted as a memorial.
This blog post is actually just a continued conversation that seems to be popular right now in the American hunting culture...for a lack of a better definition... I'll just refer to it as the Meat Only Movement. I have been hunting all of my life, and I have seen different ideas come and go about what we do, but I am really concerned about everyone jumping on the "Meat Only" band wagon as if we haunters have to justify our actio...