The Kodabow Blog: Notes from the Field

Dogs – Bears – New Mexico – Crossbow Trends

Dogs A very subtle noise. I reached out in the dark. It was 5:30 AM. My hand came to rest on Sam’s head – exactly on his head and another day was about to begin. Most days start this way for me. A loyal and devoted Labrador Retriever sitting on the carpet waiting for me […]

The Season

Whew ….. did we hunt hard this year? You bet. It was never “work” but at times, it sure was borderline as we just couldn’t get enough. Here are a few hunting stories and comments that helped make it a great year. On a personal level, I had a couple encounters with the largest deer […]


  Why Chocolate Melts when Bear Hunting It doesn’t matter what the weather is. A chocolate bar will always melt in your pocket. I finally figured it out. The reason is that chocolate melts at 93 degrees and our body temp runs at 98 degrees.  But I never learn. Watching a chocolate colored very brown […]

Keys to Turkey Hunting Success

Learn the Key to Turkey Hunting Success Pretty bold, eh? Read this article and learn the secret to turkey hunting success. Consider the following scenarios. #1 The Pennsylvania Corn Crib It’s 6 AM and a dozen turkeys march around a corn crib on this neighboring cattle ranch that adjoins a hunting property and are unseen […]

Boots – Changing Viewpoints!

Next to a crossbow or other hunting tool be it a bow or firearm, a hunter’s choice in boots is another critical area simply because your feet on on the ground 24/7 when in the field. There are a lot of variables in selecting footwear and options like material, weight, type of sole, waterproof capability […]

2 Reasons Hunters Miss!

Part of hunting is missing. Not good. But there is a reality we need to face and simply stated, “Not every projectile will fly to the precise point the hunter expects.” There is always an explanation but frequently, the explanation is not correct. Wind, the bow, deer movement etc. are all reasons hunters will talk […]

I’ll Admit It – Totally Surprised

The flash of chocolate brown in the timber 25 yards away could only mean an elk was headed my way down the game trail. In Colorado’s early archery season which begins in late August, it is not like the TV shows. In the first week of the season, the bulls don’t seem to respond to […]

The Quiet Time of Year

It was a very good 2016 hunting year. Our Kodabow users had tremendous success with our product and all the news was good. For the most part, hunting seasons have winded down — today, we find many of our Kodabow friends either planning next year’s hunts, getting equipment straightened out after a busy season or […]

Lessons from Last Evening’s Hunt

January Bow Season and a snowstorm in the forecast arriving this evening. There is probably not a better time to hunt. I traveled to a location not far from the Kodabow facility with the intent to fill an antlerless deer tag for the freezer. At this particular hunting spot and in these perfect conditions and deploying […]

“Old Bows and 5 Reasons to Love Them”

1965 ….52 years ago. The Federal Debt was $322 Billion. US troops were sent to Vietnam — by the end of the year, there would by 190,000 troops in country. The first spacewalk by an American (Ed White) and the Rolling Stone’s “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction” reached #1. If you were alive back then, most […]

Deer Hunting 100 Years Ago.

100 years ago — there weren’t too many deer running around the woods …. at least in Pennsylvania. Deer were scarce and the mere sighting of a deer would have made the local paper in some regions. Needless to say, if a hunter was fortunate enough to actually kill a deer, the proud hunter would […]


Hunting Season 2016 Kickoff(West Chester, PA 13 September) Here is our September newsletter. We are so excited! My goodness – as a hunter, I have a super mental outlook heading into this Fall season and my hope is that you feel the same way!  So far, it has been a tremendous year. One highlight was Big […]

Animal Behavior – A Perspective

When talking with a Kodabow friend recently, the subject of “Wildebeests” came up. Jim had just returned from Africa where he successfully killed a Cape Buffalo with a Kodabow Crossbow. (Truly an unbelievable hunt.) Jim and I were discussing the variety of animals encountered on a typical African hunting trip. Compared to North America, Africa […]

6 Reasons to Choose a Recurve Kodabow Crossbow!

I asked a dealer why his customers liked their Kodabows so much. He replied, “Every game animal they point a Kodabow at ends up on the ground dead.” At the end of the day or more accurately, at the end of the hunt and specifically when a hunter has decided that conditions were right to […]

Spring Bear Hunting – It’s Time!

Spring Bear. Next week, Spring Bear opens up in Quebec. There was still some snow a week ago and getting bait sites established at Lac Suzie presented some challenges but everything is on course for a great season according to Serge Dapra who owns this camp in Northern Quebec.We know Serge from the NRA Oudoor […]