ARCHER'S DEN

Up Your Odds on a Guided Hunt

Massive mule deer taken on a guided hunt

As an outfitter and guide in Colorado I am constantly amazed at how ill prepared some people are that show up at my camp. I once had a client miss an animal with me and then say, “Those broadheads seem to fly different than my field points.” Needless to say, he was ill prepared. Besides […]

Shoot Em Flying

Fred Eichler arieal shooting

If you have not shot aerials with your traditional bow yet, then you are truly missing out on one of the coolest things you can do with a trad bow besides hunting. One of the reasons I love shooting aerials is I remember all the old films of Fred Bear shooting thrown discs with his […]

Bowfishing is Fun!

I bit on the bowfishing bug early in life. I am known for taking things to the extreme and bowfishing was no different. It started with carp and then I graduated to sharks, stingrays, alligators, gar and all sorts of fish. It is not only fun but you can also pack some great meat in […]

You Didn’t Miss

Whitetail buck calmly walking

Whitetails are the most frequently hunted species in North America. This is partially due to the fact that they are found in huntable numbers in 43 states. In my opinion these plentiful deer are also one of the most difficult big game species to hit with an arrow. Before I proceed I should explain that […]

Making The Change to Traditional Archery

Fred Eichler tells how he made the switch from compound to traditional archery.

Congratulations! If you’re reading this I will assume you are considering trying out a traditional bow. As you are probably aware, traditional bows include recurves, longbows, and self bows. Since success in any sport requires an understanding of the sport, I will try and give you a heads up on what to expect as you […]

Hunting from the Ground

Hunt From the Ground

If you’re a bowhunter, you’ve probably logged most of your hours 20 feet off the ground in a treestand. I know I have.  Although I gun hunted from the ground for years, it wasn’t until much later in life that I started bowhunting from the ground. And honestly, I wish I had done it sooner. […]

Take a Kid Hunting

Beka and Isabella on the trail

There was never a point in my life where I thought, “When I have a baby I’m going to take them hunting with me before they can even walk.” But that’s sort of what happened. When I got pregnant I assumed I would be able to leave Isabella with my husband while I hunted. As […]

6 Steps for Pre-Season Prep

Beka Garris Practicing

At the time of writing this, deer season is just days away here in Ohio, and I’ve been running down a mental checklist in my head of all the things I need to do and have ready for opening day. I’ve always been a very prepared person, so these things are just something I do […]

How to Cure Target Panic

Target Panic hurts your accuracy with a bow and arrow

by Sam Strong There’s not much that can be worse in traditional archery than hearing the dreaded words “target panic.” Target Panic is a mental block causing the archer’s form to break down and wreak havoc on your shooting skills. It can sometimes be described as a fear of missing the target. Other archers describe […]

Turkey Traditional Style

Fred Eichler with nice Turkey he shot with his bow

By Fred Eichler No, this is not a recipe on how I like to cook turkeys. It is about my favorite way to hunt turkeys. I’m not really sure if I love to hunt turkeys or if they are just the only thing that is really huntable in the spring besides pigs, bears or fish. […]