The Sportsman’s Dark Winter: Making the Most of the “Off Season”

New Post! Mid-January through the first warm days of early spring is dreadfully slow for a lot of sportsmen. The fury of fall has ended, so how do you break through the arduous, dark, depressing days of not being able to strategize for your hunt this weekend? Follow these tips and strap in. It’s the sportsman’s “Dark Winter”.

My “Why” for Being a Bowhunter.

 I am a bowhunter, and I want to continue improving as a bowhunter, because every time I squeeze the trigger on my release, what comes from the bow is more than an arrow. That arrow carries with it so many of the worries and concerns, the cloudiness and confusion that my mind and body try to stuff away.

The JCS Archery Top 5

The last thing in the world I assume when I write a gear list is that someone would purchase new gear just because I use it. The first thing I think about is members of the JCS community having a better hunting season because something they’ve never used before helped them close the deal!

The Real Reason You’re Not Growing as a Hunter

There’s a strange psychological phenomenon that takes place when people go from pressing forward and straining for growth, to pulling back and just trying to maintain. As a result, we lose perspective and develop what is affectionately called, “Mission Creep”. It sounds like, “Eh, as long as I can hit a pie plate, my sights…