Author: Will Brantley

Frog Gigging: Nighttime Fun for Hot Summer Days

Frog Gigging: Nighttime Fun for Hot Summer Days

BULLFROGS START CALLING once the poison ivy is about 4 inches tall and the carpenter bees are buzzing around the rafters of the barn. All [...]
Compound Bow Review: Xpedition Smoke

Compound Bow Review: Xpedition Smoke

The Smoke is a no-apologies, short-brace-height speed bow that almost won our 2022 Flagship Bow Test. It has a hybrid cam system that’s dr [...]
Hoyt Carbon RX-7 Compound Bow Review

Hoyt Carbon RX-7 Compound Bow Review

Hoyt’s latest flagship compound bow, the Carbon RX-7, earned F&S’s Editor’s Pick Award for 2022. I spent much of the 2021 bow season h [...]
Mathews V3X 29 Compound Bow Review

Mathews V3X 29 Compound Bow Review

The Mathews CrossCentric series is the winningest bow design of the past decade. Starting with the 2016 Halon, these bows have won the ann [...]
Seven Ways to Save Wild Turkeys

Seven Ways to Save Wild Turkeys

That wild turkey numbers are declining in much of the eastern U.S. is becoming old news. My home state of Kentucky’s 2022 spring season ju [...]
Tennessee Courts Nonresident Hunters as Turkey Numbers Plummet

Tennessee Courts Nonresident Hunters as Turkey Numbers Plummet

Wild turkey populations have been on an alarming decline in much of the country over the past several years, and no region has felt the ef [...]
Why a Good Turkey-Hunting Spot Will Always Be There

Why a Good Turkey-Hunting Spot Will Always Be There

My buddies and I take an end-of-turkey-season road trip to Nebraska every May. There’s a particular sand hill on the farm we hunt, and it’ [...]
Best Crossbow Broadheads for 2021

Best Crossbow Broadheads for 2021

The only real requirements for the best crossbow broadhead is that it penetrates deep enough to hit a vital organ and cleanly cuts t [...]
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