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Oregon's late archery season opens Saturday

By Nathan Mendell
11/07/12 -- Oregon’s archery deer season is coming up again. Saturday is the opening day and with weather forecast it should be an eventful weekend. Snow levels are dropping over the entire region, so look for deer to begin transitioning down and out of the higher elevations.

Nathan Mendel, Bucks and Bulls, Sportsman warehouse, Medford, Oregon,

If you find a blacktail like this before the season, commit to it. His need to find does may be his undoing during the rut. Photo by Luke Mendell.

Pre-rut activity is picking up as well. Rattling and calling can be very effective as bucks are always anxious to get in the swing of things. It has been a record acorn season too, don’t overlook these areas. Does are still trying to pack in the calories for now and the bucks will likely not overlook this either. We are also entering a new moon phase keeping game active longer in the a.m. hours and out earlier in the p.m.

Several units have overlapping elk hunting opportunities for the next two weekends, so don’t forget that we are all on the same team here. It’s harder to defend our rights as hunters if we are busy bickering amongst ourselves. So good luck and remember to have fun, be respectful of property owners and don’t forget the young hunters. And, when you’re admiring your trophy, keep in mind the Bucks and Bulls competition at Sportsman's Warehouse, Medford.

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Mulies on the Big Muddy
Mulies on Big Muddy by Frank Biggs
By Frank Biggs
09/07/15 -- “Dave, you’re not going to believe it!” I said to my friend. “That fellow in the Bronco was right -- that buck has got to be 31-inches wide! I’m going back! He’s just feeding in a shallow basin on top of the knob!”...
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Boys’ Day Buck
an image of this great late-season Blacktail moments before the shot. Photo by Austin Glass
By Travis Glass
01/07/15 -- It had been a tough season! I’d seen plenty of deer and smaller bucks, but the big bucks were nowhere to be found. The season was getting late. With only a day-and-a-half left, my schedule, along with my son’s...
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​The Good, the Bad, and the Lucky
Bull elk,Jeff Ervin, archery, SLIP covers, Elk Mountain gear
Article, photos and video by Jeff Ervin 
09/28/14 -- This is the story of my 2014 solo archery elk hunt, in Colorado’s Flat Tops Wilderness. If you are a trophy hunter, you will not be impressed with my story; I have always been, and always will be a meat hunter... 
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Happy Trails: How to keep smilin’ after the shot
Jason Haley in the woods, photo by Sean Draeger
By Jason Haley
05/07/14 -- They returned to camp grinning ear to ear. I had a hunch what that meant and was hoping for the best -- a short trail, happy hunter and me in my tent before midnight. I knew better. As we gathered packs, bags...
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Archery Ranges in S. Oregon and N. California 07/18/13 -- Archery season is upon us. The slings of arrows and force of crossbows will be hitting the zones and fields around the country. Hunters and target enthusiasts will be practicing their skills and shooting...Full Story
Pigs Everywhere Pigs Everywhere, Francisco Garcia, 12/27/12 -- Don’t you just love it when a plan comes together? I was bow hunting wild pigs with my good friend Steve Kensett and was sitting on what we call The Log when he came up with the perfect plan. The spot we were hunting was...Full Story
Anarchy introduces new 1.5-inch broadhead Anarchy, Jason Haley, By Jason Haley
12/10/12 -- Anarchy Archery of Wilderville, Oregon recently released a 1.5-inch version of its popular hunting broadhead. The new 1.5 flies just as true as the original, even at distance, but contains a larger cutting surface...
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Tagged out in ten By Jason Haley
11/01/12 --It was dead silent. My heart rate was starting to slow and the sweat was starting to evaporate on the side of my face. The cooling felt good. I had an arrow nocked and it was still plenty dark as I began to settle into my stand...
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Roosevelts in the Red Zone Stuarts Bull, Nathan Mendell, Roosevelts in the Red Zone, By Nathan Mendell
09/27/12 --- Oregon coastal mountain ranges offer up some hard earned rewards for those who are willing to endure the sweat, blood and frustrations of public hunting lands. The 2012 Archery elk season was not unlike any other...
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