Editors’ Picks: Top 10 Bowhunting World Stories of 2020

Do you have a favorite archery article from the past year? Here’s our list of editors’ picks for top 10 Bowhunting World stories of 2020.

Editors’ Picks: Top 10 Bowhunting World Stories of 2020

As this year comes to a close, it’s fun to take a look back at some of the top Bowhunting World stories of 2020. Some of these are articles you clicked on, liked and shared the most during the past 12 months. Others in the list are simply those deemed best by our editorial team. Did your favorite make the cut?


10. Crossbow Roundup and Review: 10 Two-Shot Tests From ATA 2020

The annual Archery Trade Association (ATA) Show is the place to be to try out new and innovative archery products, including this year’s crop of high-performance crossbows.


9. P&Y World Record Course — An Incredible and Unique 3-D Archery Experience

Only the P&Y Club World Record Course showcases lifelike 3-D targets with replica antlers and horns from North America’s top 29 bow-killed animals.


8. Black Bear World Record Certified by Pope and Young Club

A black bear killed by Jeff Melillo in New Jersey during the 2019 hunting season has been certified as a bowhunting world record by the Pope and Young Club.


7. Head-On Shots: Are They Ever Okay for Whitetail Bowhunters?

Bowhunters know that a broadside or slightly quartering-away shot angle is best on a whitetail or other big game animal, but is it ever acceptable to take a head-on shot?


6. Iowa Whitetails: A Tale of Two Bows

Three cross-country bowhunts to Iowa over many years finally give the author the chance of a lifetime on a massive buck — and he’s unable to draw his compound! And then the situation gets worse.


5. New Archery World Record Mountain Goat

A special panel of judges from the Pope and Young Club recently recognized a new archery world record mountain goat.


4. Does Human Urine Spook Whitetails?

Not sure whether you should pee from your treestand? The author offers his insight.


3. How to Deal With String-Jumping Big Game

If you haven’t experienced string-jumping, you haven’t bowhunted for big game very long.


2. Video: Must-See Trick Shots From Traditional Archer James Jean

From shooting positions you can’t even imagine, James Jean smashes everything from flying clay targets to aspirins with his traditional bow.


1. Video: Tips for Beating Target Panic From Levi Morgan (Part 4 of 4)

Legendary tournament shooter Levi Morgan spills the beans with his tips for beating target panic. Yes, he battles it, too! This is the final video of a four-part series.


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