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 […]

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 […]

Dealing with Arrow Variance

This is a technical article and to fully understand the message, you will need to follow along. On Saturday, Kodabow was shooting with an outdoor writer. We numbered three brand new arrows – #1 , #2 and #3 and stepped back to 40 yards. The first shot sequence is shown as the orange dots. Arrow […]

Kodabow Crossbow News

9 days straight ….. 2000 arrows ….. zero issues.A gentleman purhased a Kodabow the other day.He already owned a crossbow but fell out of love with that bow saying it just wouldn’t shoot accurately for him. He did plenty of research and thought Kodabow would be his next crossbow. After shooting a Kodabow at 20, […]

How to shoot 2,000 Crossbow Arrows

2,000 arrows fired at the Eastern Sports Show! Ask anyone who visited with Kodabow at this very large trade show that just wrapped us this week. 2,000 arrows — and it required 9 days of straight shooting and we did it with a single crossbow. Zero issues.We had a chance to talk with a lot […]

Pricing, Crossbows and Costs of Different Things

How does pricing work and what is the value of a purchase? This past weekend, we spent a few minutes thinking about “cost.” It began with travel to Penn State University to attend a graduation ceremony. After checking the internet, we found a nice room for $99.00. We called the same hotel directly to ask […]

Ground Stands vs. Tree Stands

Imagine a deer glancing in the brush looking for the deadly serious Kodabow hunter. When it’s hard to pick out the human shape — you have unlocked the secret of selecting a high performance ground stand. It is official. You can get a lot closer to deer on the ground than you ever will from […]

Whitetail Deer – Admirable in Every Way

Whitetail deer are impressive in every way. Look closely at this 8 point buck taken a few years ago. This style of mount is called a “European Mount” and displays the exposed and whitened deer skull on a oak board. This style has become popular and now plastic replica skulls can be purchased that allow […]

Crossbows and Tree Stands

Just finished a phone call with a gentleman in the hospital. He fell 30 feet from his treestand and I agree with his surgeon that he is “lucky to be alive.” Lots of broken bones but he will walk again. 30 feet is a long way. The odds must be something like a 1% survival […]

Why I fell out of love with Mechanical Broadheads

Mechanical Broadheads vs. “Cut – on – Contact”Those mechanicals look cool and a lot of hunters love them but I will take a cut-on-contact broadhead always as my first choice. There is a nice looking “one piece” cut on contact broadhead pictured. I tallied reviews at a large sporting goods store for a popular mechanical […]

Crossbow Hunting – Learning from Experience

Who is the wiser hunter? When you are out in the field, your skills will likely improve if you pay attention to the older, wiser hunter as shown in this photo.The keyword is “wiser.”Dumb folks won’t teach you much and can be dangerous especially around things that shoot bullets or arrows. Here are four items […]