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    Just 48 hours later

    48 hours after taking this buck with a bow and homemade broadhead. Tenderloins cooked Sous Vide for 4 hours at 132F then seared. The euro mount goes in the whitening solution today. The cape from my buck went to a young hunter that was unable to find his bow kill in time from opening weekend...
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    Back from my African Bowhunt (video)

    Im back from my South African Bowhunting trip. I was fortunate to take 8 animals with a bow and most with my own homemade broadhead. Some have been asking to see the broadhead I designed. Here is a video of the 8 animals I took and that head. Just know that Youtube has already restricted it.
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    do you have to match fletching spin direction to single bevel heads?

    Here is the video I did showing what happens when you dont match (and do match) the fletching spin to the single bevel (left hand or right hand)
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    For SAle Iron Will Single bevel heads and sharpener

    I bought these 3 Iron Will Buffalo (250 grain without bleeders) to do a sharpening video for my company (Stay Sharp) Now Im selling them and the same sharpening guide used in the video. Theye are new heads, never mounted to an arrow or shot. I only sharpened one edge to produce the video. New...
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    do vents in broadhead blades make them louder thann unvented?

    I asked the question in more than a dozen groups on social media about broadhead vent noise. 98% of respondents said that vented broadheads are louder than non vented broadheads so I put that theory to the test in my latest broadhead video. FYI, I included not 1 but 2 sound meters (decibel...
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    Broadhead sharpening shoot out

    I put together a sharpening comparison using 3 common sharpening methods and then tested the edges.
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    Broadheads, a sharpness tester, USB microscope. Its nerd time

    I picked up some gear to evaluate sharp in my shop. Now I can quantify what sharp looks like and cuts like as it applies to broadheads.
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    For the bowhunting theorists out there

    Ive giving a seminar this weekend on broadhead lethality/sharpening and bowhunting for the Wisconson Bowhunters Association's 80th annual convention. Im their corporate sponsor for the even and they asked me to give a talk. This is a little of the content for that talk.
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    Pope and Young Convention

    Time to change my plans (yours too if you planned on attending) Pope and Young just announced they are moving their convention from April 14th to July 14th. Still in Reno.
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    Myth Busting left bevel broadheads

    So much misinformation out there so I made a video to explain Mythbusting video. Left, single bevel Heads dont loosen or unscrew
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    Exploring new tech in big game recovery

    As a guy that been bowhunting for nearly 50 years in many many states and for many many species and who has been on hundreds of archery tracking jobs for myself and others, the importance of recovering game cant be overstated. Some folks are good at it and other, not so much but of equal...
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    DIY Homemade broadheads

    Ive killed deer and bear with homemade broadheads in the past but they were 2 blade, single bevel designs I built. I shot them at the end of homeade arrow fletched with the feathers of Turkey Id killed. I launched them from a homemade longbow I designed and made. This DIY homemade broadhead is...
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    Going Home again

    Back in the early 70's a bow was hanging from a nail on the garage wall at our farm house. Hanging next to it was a quiver with white and blue cedar arrows from the One Stop Sport Shop in Stevens Point, WI, The wooden arrows were tipped with Hilbre broadheads. The bow was a Shakespeare...
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    3D printed arrow launching device (weapon)

    I have a passion for making homemade weapons and taking game with them. Ive taken both deer and black bear with all homemade traditional archery gear. A longbow I designed and made myself with arrows Ive made using the wing feathers from turkey I'd killed that I converted into fletchings and I...
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    DIY ballistic gel for bowhunting tests

    Ive been experimenting with homemade ballistic gel for an upcoming bowhunting product project Ive been contracted to carry out. I made these two samples of gel before my California trip and let it sit in the fridge for a week to observe a few things. The batch on the left was made following...