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Whether you’re a seasoned hunter, or new to the sport, this is the place to get archery news and information from the Mission camp. You’ll find everything from articles on bowhunting fundamentals to innovative tips and strategies. We’ll share insider info and success stories from Mission shooters around the globe.

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Live Targets Submitted by: Mission Archery  Avatar Image

By Brodie Swisher Few things can prepare a bowhunter for the arrival of hunting season like shooting live targets in the off-season. And I honestly can’t think of a better place to partake of the seemingly endless bounty of live targets than Texas. Between small game, hogs, and a long list of other critters that …


Before You Pull The Trigger Submitted by: Mission Archery  Avatar Image

6 Things Every Crossbow Buyer Should Know And you thought your days of homework were long gone. If you want to make an intelligent purchase on a new crossbow so you’ll have years of shooting pleasure, follow these practical guidelines to help you reach a decision so you won’t be sorry once you take to …


To Crank, or Not To Crank Submitted by: Mission Archery  Avatar Image

By Crossbow Nation’s Jeff Becka To crank or not to crank? That is the question. And for some it may be a necessity when it comes to cocking your crossbow. It used to be that to cock your crossbow, the only option was to lean over it, grab the string with two hands, and then hopefully …

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Steve Williamson Piling Up Archery Records Submitted by: Mission Archery  Avatar Image

By Bernie Barringer Steve Williamson of Augusta, Georgia had no idea what a twist of fate would mean to him when he was diagnosed with cancer a few years ago. Steve had been competing in target archery for three decades, mostly with a Mathews bow. In fact, he switched to a Mathews when they first …

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Xtend Your Season With An Xbow Submitted by: Becky  Avatar Image

Xtend Your Season With An Xbow By Robert Chester Life is all about choices and the more the better right? It wasn’t very long ago when deer hunters had only three choices in equipment: gun, bow or muzzleloader. Thankfully times are changing and hunters have another widely accepted tool at their disposal—crossbows and they are …

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Crossbow Hunting: Increased Opportunities for Younger Archers Submitted by: Becky  Avatar Image

By Brodie Swisher Love them or hate them, crossbows are here to stay. They have finally carved out a stable spot in the archery world, and growth in the crossbow market continues to explode. I’ll be quick to point out that I’ve never been a “crossbow guy.” I grew up in Tennessee where crossbow hunting …


Hunter For Life Submitted by: Becky  Avatar Image

By Steve Flores What do you do when you’ve been bowhunting for over 70 years and you’re suddenly faced with the thought that perhaps you can no longer participate in the sport you love? What happens when physical limitations threaten your ability to go afield and pursue whitetails; arguably the most popular big-game animal on the …


2013 Summer Shootout Winner Submitted by: Becky  Avatar Image

Congratulations to our 2013 Summer Shootout Winner, Steve Guidry, from Crowley, Louisiana! Steve received his winning promo code from Lafayette Shooters in Lafayette, Louisiana. He will be hunting whitetail with Dave Watson on Mathews TV! Thanks to everyone who entered and stay tuned to the Mission website and Facebook page for future sweepstakes.     …


MAKE THAT A 3-PEAT! Submitted by: Becky  Avatar Image

2013 Ballistic makes Mission three-time “Great Buy” award champion Every year Outdoor Life conducts their annual bow test to determine the best among bow manufacturers’ annual offerings. It is undoubtedly one of the most highly regarded bow tests in the industry, with manufacturer’s competing for one of two highly sought after titles: “Editor’s Choice” and …


Overcoming Obstacles Submitted by: Becky  Avatar Image

BY TRACY BREEN Archery is one sport that almost anyone can participate in.  That’s one of the things that makes archery so special.  It doesn’t matter if someone is tall, short, heavy, thin, fast, slow, disabled, or a first class athlete. Chances are with a little hard work and determination, anyone can be a first …