Author: M.R. James

One More Deer Season

For most bowhunters the drive is to put a good animal on the ground. Add to the trophy room, the count and the freezer. For some it’s not the quantity but the quality of the trophy and for even less, it’s passing on the shot.

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Goodbye & Good Riddance!

2016 has slide quietly into the past and with it the bitter sweet memories. Every year is challenged with good and bad times but M.R. James who lived through the pain of 2016 reveals his views of what we can all appreciate about what we do and how we look at our world. I think you will agree.

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Long Live the King

THE DATE WAS October 29, 1965 and Illinois bowhunter Mel Johnson was about to write deer hunting history by tagging a World Class whitetail and World Record buck that still reigns as the best of archery’s best 51 long years later.

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Making Memories: Don’t Forget Field Photos

When that long anticipated moment happens and you find that trophy you have hunted, your thoughts should go to preserving the moment forever. Few bowhunters know more about taking good hunt photos than M.R. James and he shares this knowledge with us. Think before you click.

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Beating Target Panic!

As he stepped closer to the decoy and into view, I began to draw. Wait-stiffened muscles didn’t cooperate. I struggled to reach the anchor point at the corner of my mouth. The buck was broadside now, under 35 yards. My bow arm trembled, the sight pin bobbing on his side.

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What’s a Trophy, Really?

It was Fred Bear, the iconic bowhunter whose legend still lives more than two decades after his death, who summed it up perfectly when he said, “A hunt based only on trophies taken fall far short of what the ultimate goal should be.”

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Spreading the Gospel From the Book of James

M.R. James has bowhunted at least 35 states and seven Canadian provinces. From Maine to California. Manitoba to Mississippi and Louisiana. Oregon to Florida. Alaska to Alabama and Arizona. Newfoundland to British Columbia and probably given talks on bowhunting in just as many.

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