Tag: archery

Bone-Crushing Broadhead! We put NAP DK4 – Dark Knight Hybrid Mechanical Broadhead to the Test by Shooting Pork Ribs & Pork Shoulder

We test out just how bone-crushing the NAP Dark Knight (Dk4) really are by shooting them into St. Louis Style Pork Ribs and a Bone-in Pork Shoulder! Items used are listed below.

Best-Selling Summit Viper SD Climbing Treestand Demo and Review


We review the ScentBlaster Wicking System with Code Blue Doe in Estrous scent to see what kind of scent dispersal this product can add to your hunting season. We run a noise test and an airflow test to see how this will perform out in the field. Items used are listed below.

image of a wick with scent lingering around it

Don’t just leave it hanging!

Why leave your wick just hanging there with the scent drying out?

Scentblaster pushes those scent molecules wider and farther increasing the likelihood that it will blow downwind…

…and reach your intended target

ScentBlaster Wicking System – Quiet Fan to blow scent out. Stay wet, wick system. Magnetic lid so you don’t lose it in the woods! Works with any brand scent.

Code Blue Whitetail Doe Estrous – Urine taken from a single doe in heat. marked with deer’s registration number. Ideally used during the rut.

These products STINK! We compare HME Seal-Tite Drop Wick, Stink Stick and Tink’s Scent Bomb

We check out the features of these popular scent dispersal products to see which one you might want to take in the woods with you this fall! Product links are in the description below.

HME Seal-Tite Drop Wick

Stink Stick from Conquest Scents

Tink’s Scent Bomb

Code Blue Whitetail Doe Estrous

Last Minute, No-Till Food Plot Part 3


We clear a small space in the woods and try out Evolved Habitats No-Till Throw & Gro No-Till Forage to create a mini food plot in just two weeks!

Fern Gully is just nothing but ferns, rotten logs and rocks before I started working.

After all of those ferns got taken out with the grass whip.

Removed rotten logs, rocks added a few handfulls of basic fertilizer and hand-spread the Evolved Habitats Harvest No-Till food plot mix.

Check out these results in just 2 weeks!

View from my ladder stand (before)

View from my ladder stand (after)

ScentBlaster Wicking System Review


We review the ScentBlaster Wicking System with Code Blue Doe in Estrous scent to see what kind of scent dispersal this product can add to your hunting season. We run a noise test and an airflow test to see how this will perform out in the field. Items used are listed below.

image of a wick with scent lingering around it

Don’t just leave it hanging!

Why leave your wick just hanging there with the scent drying out?

Scentblaster pushes those scent molecules wider and farther increasing the likelihood that it will blow downwind…

…and reach your intended target

ScentBlaster Wicking System – Quiet Fan to blow scent out. Stay wet, wick system. Magnetic lid so you don’t lose it in the woods! Works with any brand scent.

Code Blue Whitetail Doe Estrous – Urine taken from a single doe in heat. marked with deer’s registration number. Ideally used during the rut.

Mechanical Broadhead Shootout! Rage, NAP and Swhacker vs. Watermelon

We test out three popular mechanical broadheads with a sniper 370 crossbow to see how they perform against the watermelon test at 25 yards. Broadheads are from Rage, NAP and Swhacker.

image of three mechanical broadheads for comparison

Rage Crossbow X, 2-Blade Archery Arrow Broadhead, 100 or 125 Grain with Shock Collar Technology (3-Pack)

NAP Spitfire Doublecross

Swhacker Set of 3 Crossbow 100

Crossbow used: CenterPoint Sniper 370 Crossbow Package, Camouflage

Last Minute, No-Till Food Plot – Part 1

The property I own is on the side of a mountain and just about completely wooded. During the fall, deer are retreating to heavily wooded areas such as this and are looking for food sources to help sustain them through the rut. Creating a mini food plot in this sort of environment can be a real draw for those elusive mountain bucks.

Luckily, I have a nice opening in the forest which is about 1/10th of an acre that is completely full of ferns (which is why I named it “Fern Gully”). In late August (August 27th to be exact), I decided to try and make a mini food plot at Fern Gully and see how it turned out for the upcoming archery season.

image of "Fern Gully" an opening in the forest with an abundance of fern growth.
“Fern Gully” a small opening in the forest with an abundance of fern growth.

You may have had one of these tools around the barn or garage while you were growing up like I did. Grass whips are a simple and efficient way to get rid of weeds (or ferns in this case). They are lightweight (which is helpful when working in remote locations) and durable. Plus, you can work on your golf swing while whacking weeds! The particular grass whip I used for this project was from Amazon: True Temper 2942600 Grass Whip with Double-Edged Serrated Steel Blade with 38 in. Hardwood Handle, Black

“Fern Gully” after using the grass whip to clear many of the ferns.

I cleared out a good portion of the ferns, but wanted to leave a decent amount for bedding areas. I noticed that the deer had quite a few beds in the area and I wanted to leave some spots untouched so they would continue bedding down there. I then raked the area and removed old vegetation and debris (bigger rocks, rotten logs, etc.) and prepped it to plant my mini food plot in the forest.