Editors’ Picks: Top 10 Bowhunting World Stories of 2021

Do you have a favorite article from the past year? Here’s our list of editors’ picks for top 10 Bowhunting World stories of 2021.

Editors’ Picks: Top 10 Bowhunting World Stories of 2021

As this year comes to a close, it’s fun to take a look back at some of the top Bowhunting World stories of 2021. 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. Would You Sleep in the Woods for a Whitetail?

During fall 2021, well-known bowhunter Bill Winke avoided spooking Iowa whitetails after dark and before dawn by sleeping in the woods.


9. Hall of Fame Baseball Player Jim Thome Arrows 226 2/8-inch Illinois Buck

Slugger Jim Thome experienced many highs during his baseball career, including hitting 612 home runs and being inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame (first ballot!), but tagging this 2021 buck might rival his finest baseball accomplishments.


8. 5 Keys to Improving Your Archery Accuracy

Don’t settle for paper-plate accuracy. Become a bow sniper with these advanced tips.


7. Bowhunting Elk on Public Ground — Have Heart

Skill and luck certainly play a role in elk hunting success, especially on public land, but in the author’s opinion, the No. 1 factor is heart.

6. Chuck Adams Arrows Potential World Record Sitka Blacktail Velvet Buck

This past August, legendary bowhunter Chuck Adams spent two-plus weeks on a solo DIY bowhunt to Alaska, and during the trip he arrowed three mature Sitka blacktails, including a velvet trophy that appears to be the new archery world record.


5. Pope and Young Club Announces New World Record Non-Typical American Elk

Arrowed in September 2020 in Alberta, the new P&Y Club world record non-typical American elk scored 449 4/8 inches.


4. Video: Bowhunters Use Drone — Legally — to Recover Giant Buck

After extensive searching for an arrow-hit whitetail, a hunter and his buddies use a drone — legally — to find the buck in a thick swamp.


3. 5 Lesser-Known YouTube Hunting Channels That Should Be on Your Radar

The internet is filled with hunting videos, and it varies from “must-see TV” to a complete waste of time. To help you find something worth watching in your free time, the author reveals five of his favorite lesser-known YouTube hunting channels.


2. Bowhunting Video: Brown Bear Arrowed at 12 Yards!

A brown bear responds to your prey-in-distress call, and now it’s facing you at 12 yards. Decision time!


1. James Jean’s Most Difficult Archery Trick Shot

With his traditional bow, James Jean can hit everything from tossed aspirins to falling water droplets. But in his opinion, the toughest moving target is actually one that’s a bit larger.


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