Author: M.R. James

The Good, Bad, and Ugly (Part II)

Always a guiding light for our sport, especially needed now in the age of the internet and unrivalled egos, M.R. James puts Part II to his reasoned article on what we, as bowhunters, need to do when spreading our hunting adventures and successes.

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Playing the Angles

It’s critical to visualize exactly where your arrow needs to penetrate to reach the heart-lung-liver area. Hitting an animal in the exact spot to do the most internal damage in the shortest amount of time is what matters most.

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My Four Favorite Bowhunting Books

“The bear, still not suspecting I was there, turned broadside to me. I loosed my arrow and saw it bury to the feathers … He let go a horrible growling roar and spun around and around, biting at the end of the arrow.”

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Making the Book: Part II

Bowhunters often speak wistfully of taking animals that end up “Making the book.” In part II M.R. covers ‘The Book’, when it was started, the evolution and the great bowhunters who made it happen. Want to make ‘The Book’? Yeah, we all dream of doing just that.

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Making the Book: Part I

M.R. James entered his first animal into the record book of Pope & Young and from that moment on he not only added more but went from a member to one of the important leaders in this vital organization.

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Man, What a Rack!

You don’t have to be an elk hunter to appreciate the regal majesty of a rutting bull elk. The oversized antlers, eerie sounds of fluting bugles, throaty grunts and guttural growls can fire the imagination and touch the soul of anyone. M.R. James knows, he caught the fever.

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Compounding a Problem

The January Archery Trade Association Show, where the industry’s manufacturers unveiled their latest products and take orders from dealers revealed a less-than- positive consensus that “significant problems exist” in the archery business. Is the compound bow to blame?

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