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Can the Crossbow Save Hunting?
Sep 02, 2015 - 5:46 AM - by blake
Article in Outdoor Life Magazine


Can the Crossbow Save Hunting?


by Craig Dougherty


This 12-point Ohio buck was taken by OL reader Norman Troyer in November 2014.

One of the biggest concerns in the hunting industry is a declining number of hunters. We are losing hunters faster than we can recruit them. In spite of an occasional uptick in hunter numbers, we’re losing ground—ground we can’t afford to lose. But one bright spot is the expansion of crossbow seasons across the country. State after state is making it legal to hunt with a crossbow and it is helping.

Probably the single largest contributing factor to the decline in hunter numbers is the aging of America. One hunting industry insider, who happens to be a
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Deer Can See You Even When They’re Eating
Aug 28, 2015 - 7:30 AM - by blake
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Here’s a fun and cool experiment in deer biology: the next time you sit down to a meal, first look around for any potential threats, like predators or fire or your loudmouthed Uncle Floyd who wants to join your hunting club. All safe? Next, bend your head down and press your nose to your biscuit, or backstrap, or whatever’s on your plate. Now, while touching your nose to your food, look around again for danger. See any? No, you don’t. All you can see is a big, blurry biscuit and maybe a little of Uncle Floyd’s Hawaiian shirt in your periphery. And now he’s got you cornered.

Deer do not have this problem. When their noses are in clover, or acorns, or browsing anything else at ground level, they can still see danger approaching almost as well
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