“Craziest Hunting Moments” with Dan Thurston of Drury Outdoors


Dan Thurston is a cast member on the Drury Outdoors show “BOW MADNESS” and is producing his own featured segment “6 @ 60”.  Keep your eyes tuned in on the Outdoor Channel for more!


I was in Wyoming when the craziest thing happened. My good buddy Randy Bryant, who had since passed away, and I were set up in a hay bail blind that was literally made from small square hay bails. We caught sight of a mule deer who filtered into the field. She must have taken a liking to our set-up because before we knew it she was in front of us chomping on the hay we were hiding in.

Suddenly from behind, we noticed another mule deer emerge from the wood line. Uh-oh. Always seems that when too many deer get in one area, they start fighting over territory. We were set up like a fart in a square. Before we knew it, we found ourselves in the middle of a brawl. Steadily going at it, they stood on their rear legs and began dueling it out with one another.

The first deer that appeared in the field decided she had enough and needed to get to the other side of the hay blind to get her fair share, so she leaped into the blind with us. You can probably imagine what happened next! I’m not sure who was scared more when she lit in the middle of us.

Fortunately, all I got out of the mix was a broken bowstring and my hat knocked off, but my partner didn’t get away as easily. She stomped poor Randy’s toe on impact then make like a leather leaf right out of our hay bail blind. Immediately following the excitement we had just witnessed, they were gone.

That was an experience I will never forget.

9 Motivational Hunting Quotes That Will Make You Think

Quotes help to offer a new perspective and inspire motivation in us all. Here are 9 motivational quotes from people who live and breath our favorite sport of hunting:


1. “Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get.”

– Melissa Bachman
Winchester Deadly Passions


Melissa Bachman, host of “Winchester Deadly Passion” Sundays at 11:30AM EST on Sportsman Channel

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5 Things Hunting Widows Should Remember


Having been a hunting widow myself, I know the frustration that can come with being in a relationship with someone who is addicted to the world of hunting. If you’ve never taken the opportunity to hunt, you may have a hard time accepting the loss of one-on-one time with your loved one. Here are 5 things to remember when your significant other is away during the hunting seasons: Continue reading

We Are Hunters


It happened before we opened our eyes for the first time, before we took our first breaths or our first steps. As the cells of who we are today started growing, a magical event took place. Parts of our DNA, our genetic code, were being written in time. This code makes us who we are. It contains the raw, dynamic map of each of us. We can’t change this code with our will, we can only choose to ignore it and become someone we are not. Or, we can accept who we are and strive to be the best version of ourselves. Continue reading

Interview with Tammi Gregory Arnold from Dressed to Kill TV


Mother of two and owner of Dressed to Kill TV, Tammi Gregory Arnold has been in the hunting industry for 25+ years.

In our recent interview with industry professional Tammi Gregory Arnold, we explore details of her early childhood, learn how she personally discovered her passion for hunting and find out why she envisioned an all-female hunting show called Dressed to Kill TV.  She divulges her strategy on selecting her pro-staff and gives words of advice for anyone seeking to make the sport of hunting a lifestyle of their own.

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Guest Blogger Melissa Bachman – How Hunting & Your Health Go Hand-In-Hand

We are honored to announce that Adirondack Bowhunters will be hosting a very special guest this week – the exceptionally talented female hunter, Melissa Bachman.  Melissa spends nearly 200 days a year in the field, hunting the globe and producing Winchester Deadly Passion, a top-notch, adrenaline-pumping hunting show now in its fourth season. Winchester Deadly Passion can be found on Sunday mornings on The Sportsman Channel at 11:30am ET.  Melissa’s following entry, similar to Adirondack Bowhunters Pro-Staff Christi Stone’s article, The Ultimate Predator, is yet another prime example of her passion for hunting. Melissa shares her views on the importance of health and fitness in relation to the sport of hunting and the great outdoors.

If you are looking to reach your own personal health goals, be sure to head on over to Adirondack Bowhunters – Healthy Hunters and say hello to Christi! She’ll be more than happy to assist you with any of your questions.


Heather Ballek
Adirondack Bowhunters



Getting IN Shape

As bowhunters, we are constantly preparing for upcoming seasons and trying to ensure that our gear is in tip top shape. Gear is important, absolutely. However, many hunters forget the physical preparation that can often times go hand in hand with successful hunts. Sure, there are plenty of hunts that can be done with little to no physical requirements, but many of the western hunts can be significantly improved if you’re in good physical condition.
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5 Ways To Get More From Your Trail Cameras

When trail cameras first become popular, I found myself placing them wherever I thought I could get the best pictures. I didn’t put a lot of thought into it other than wanting make sure I was placing them in a high traffic area. Every week was like Christmas.  I would pull my camera and rush to the nearest pharmacy to get my roll of film developed so I could see what I had captured. Trail cams have changed since then and so have the ways that I use them. Here are 5 ways I have learned to get more from your trail cameras: Continue reading