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Spot Shooting with PSE’s Jared Bloomgren


By Jared Bloomgren

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With the bow seasons 2012 fading away and spring seasons of 2013 just around the corner, many of us are left with the anxious feeling of what to do next!? For many this causes some extreme anxiety as well! The past seasons are always engrained in our minds and 2013 seasons will be here before we know it. This applies even more to those that do not hunt during the spring time. Now is not the time to let your shooting fall to the back seat! There is never a time for that for the serious archer…..

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The past seasons are slowly fading away and leaving those important memories and lessons burned into our minds forever; we are left with the “off season blues.” Now is the time to freshen up a few of our skills while patiently waiting for the next season. Many people hang their equipment up and leave it alone until just before the next season. However, this is when it is a good time to sharpen up on your shooting skills. It will pay off in the future seasons to come.

I find it very comical when someone comes up to me and when asked how the shooting has been going I get a reply along the lines of, “I only pull the bow out to shoot it just before season to make sure it is still on.” The customer is always right, right? Well not in this case, I just smile and say that I disagree with their thinking 100%. Generally they are very receptive and listen to what I have to say and why I feel that way.  So what is there to do during the off season I am often asked?

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This may include some 3-D shooting, league shooting, outdoor ranges, or getting together with some friends in the back yard and flinging a few arrows while telling hunting stories. Although 3-D shooting is hard to beat, if you don’t have the time to get away and commit to these events like I do, there are other options. Something I enjoy doing during the off-season is what I like to call “spot shooting.” Others may know this as “stump shooting.” There is no set schedule, just whenever you can get away.

Now I know when I say “spot shooting” most instantly think about punching paper at a spots league from 20 yards or something similar. But not this guy! Nope…..think of shooting that will challenge you with various scenarios and shot situations. Various stance and positions, standing and sitting. Listen up!

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This is something I have been doing for quite some time now and it helps me out a great deal. I got this idea when I was younger. I would go hiking or go for walks in the outdoors looking for sheds or scouting for future seasons. I got to thinking, “Why don’t I carry my bow with me and shoot at different spots while I was out?” This has helped me a great deal with range judgment. (Keep in mind this should only be done away from people in secluded and/or designated areas.)

You are offered with many different shooting scenarios in changing terrain and conditions. Simply pick out a dark patch of grass, a cow pie (preferably dried up), mounds of dirt, or anything you can find to shoot at that won’t ruin your arrow! The possibilities are endless! Also just an FYI, rocks are not a good choice for obvious reasons. But it never fails that I usually end up finding the rock that I am not looking for from time to time.

But no matter what you decide, one does come across patches of rocks that are unseen by the eye. Trust me, you will go through a few arrows but if you pick your spots wisely it will keep broken and/or bent arrows to a minimum.

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I have found carbons to be more forgiving for this type of shooting for obvious reasons. Aluminum tends to bend pretty easy as we all know because it retains memory. The nice thing about carbon arrows is: if they are not broke they are usually good to go. I flex check my arrows often to avoid downfalls. I also tip my carbons with 100-grain Zwickey judo points or some style of rubber blunt. This will keep your arrows from skipping into the next county. The judo tip usually makes it quite easy to find your arrow after the shot. The tip does not allow the arrow to completely bury itself under grass or dirt. But don’t get me wrong; the judo tip does not make your arrow invincible to loss. I have plenty lying around out there as well as many busted arrows to prove this. Despite the loss of arrows, I feel this hobby has helped me out a great deal with range judgment and depth perception as well as different shooting positions and elevations.

I will also use my broadheads every chance I get as well. There is nothing like using your hunting set-up year round to perk your confidence in your ability and equipment. There are also rabbits and squirrels that you may run across while hiking, scouting, or shed hunting that all taste pretty good! Prairie dog towns are also another fun place to practice hitting small targets at extended ranges! They don’t taste near as good as a rabbit though!

So even if you shoot league, go to 3-D shoots, or fling arrows in the backyard, and/or you just simply want to try something different to put a bit of a spin on your shooting, try “spot shooting,” it just may be something the “off-season blues” called for…below are a few things I do.

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When I go on a family hike or with friends you will see me toting my bow along. It is a great way to sharpen up my skills and keep on my A game. I like to think of my bow as an extension of me. I often times get weird looks from others on hiking trails but if they are bowhunters they often think, “Why didn’t I think of that?”

It is also fun to get together with a few buddies and go for a long hike. Each person takes turns picking out what they want to shoot at along the way. Usually the one who makes the least effective shot goes and retrieves everyone’s arrows in an attempt to redeem themselves on the next shot. I also like to carry a pack with weight in it to help  learn the best ways to shoot with a pack on and the additional weight and how to maintain your form and balance. The various shot scenarios will help you determine how to keep the correct form when shooting angled shots. It is a fun way to add a little competition all while increasing your effectiveness.

Another thing I like to do while out is to push myself in order to get my heart rate racing and my breathing going full force. Quickly look around and pick something to shoot at and take the shot while huffing and puffing. This helps me to control my breathing while completing that shot. There have been numerous times that this has happened while hunting. Knowing how to shoot under these conditions can reap big rewards for you in a future hunt.

So this spring I will be out shed hunting, this summer I will be out scouting, I will be hiking, getting myself in shape, fixing fence, etc….the options are endless, but you will find me with my bow right there with me as I sharpen up on my shooting. Will you?!

Jared “J-Rod” Bloomgren is a hardcore Do-It-Yourself bowhunter who strives to better himself each year in the outdoor community. As a professional hunter, freelance writer and photographer, he likes to relive his outdoor adventures through written expression and photography making the reader feel as if they were along on the hunt. He attributes much of his success to the vital education he has learned from the various big game animals that he hunts. He is quoted as saying, “In each and every hunt, success or defeat, I learn something from every outing and that I can put in my arsenal of knowledge to use at a later date, a later date that will again put my wits against that of my prey.”

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PSE’s Will Jenkins Reviews the PSE X 5-Arrow Quiver


By Will Jenkins
http://www.thewilltohunt.com/

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PSE’s Will Jenkins Quiver

I seem to get a different quiver every year. I started with an Alpine 5-Arrow quiver, but it was loud. I moved to the G5 Mag-Loc Quiver, while I like the magnet design sometimes it was a little too strong and the hood was too large. Now I’ve got the PSE X 5-Arrow Quiver, and can say that this will be on my bow for years to come.

First off, it’s a two piece design which I absolutely love because of the versatility. Depending on what I’m packing in my quiver is either attached to my bow or the side of my pack. To clip to the bow it easily rotates into place and is held in place rock solid. It has a low profile that makes it attach nicely to the bow and not put too much weight out away from the riser. Once in stand I either take it off my bow and attach it to my pack or hang it from a hook. The quiver has a metal loop in the design at the top that makes it very easy to hang up on the side of the tree, stand or pack.

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PSE’s Will Jenkins X 5-Arrow Quiver

I’ve used fixed blade and mechanical broad heads this season and both fit nicely in to the foam inside the hood. As with any quiver or anytime I knock an arrow with a mechanical broad head I check to make sure they didn’t move or partially open in transport. The design of the bottom of the quiver does a good job of holding the arrows tightly without making loud popping sounds when placing arrows in the quiver or removing them.

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PSE’s Will Jenkins Reviews the PSE X 5-Arrow Quiver

Overall, I’m more than satisfied with both the look and performance of this quiver. It easily accommodates multiple arrows sizes as well as both mechanical and fixed broad heads. At retail price of $99 it’s not the cheapest on the market but it’s a solid quiver that will last a long time and look great on your bow.

Will Jenkins is creator of TheWilltoHunt.com and Harnesses For Hunters. He’s an avid outdoorsman who enjoys sharing his experiences through his blog. He also writes for Bow Adventures e-Magazine and is a member of the Professional Outdoor Media Association.

Will lives in Central Virginia with his wife and two kids. He hunts in Virginia and Maryland but has dreams of heading west to hunt Elk and Mule Deer.

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Enter to win a 2013 PSE X-FORCE DREAM SEASON DNA!


Enter to win a 2013 PSE X-FORCE DREAM SEASON DNA!

Enter to win a 2013 PSE X-FORCE DREAM SEASON DNA!

Go to http://bit.ly/winpsedna to enter to win a 2013 PSE X-FORCE DREAM SEASON DNA! Link does not work for mobile entry. Computer only.


2013 PSE FleX Cable Slide Technology


PSE FleX Cable Slide Technology

2013 PSE Technology – FleX Cable Slide

PSE FleX Cable Slide Technology

  • Uses the same technology and manufacturing process as our PSE X Technology limbs for outstanding durability
  • Reduces lateral load by 30% for decreased torque at full draw
  • Adjustable offset allows cable clearance using different size arrows and fletchings

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2013 PSE Technology – FleX Cable Slide

The 2013 PSE Videos Are Here!


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We just loaded our 2013 PSE videos to our YouTube.com Channel! There are videos on PSE bows, cams and PSE technology. Go and take a look! www.youtube.com/psevideo.

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PSE’s Prophecy™…A Vision of Things to Come!


2013 PSE Prophecy

2013 PSE Prophecy

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The dictionary defines a prophecy as “a prediction of something to come”. Well, the Prophecy™ from PSE is here and it’s an incredible bow. It features past parallel limbs, a Planar Flex riser, the new Backstop™2 and the fastest single-cam ever created. The new Prophecy™ is smooth, accurate and at 340 fps, the fastest single-cam ever made. This is exactly what hardcore bowhunters have been looking for!

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A New Generation in Value Returns in 2013!


2013 PSE Stinger 3G

2013 PSE Stinger 3G

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The Stinger™ 3G is a very quick and accurate workhorse of a bow. Our extremely popular Stinger™ 3G features a machined aluminum riser, improved HP cam with posi-lock inner cam for easy draw length adjustment, parallel limbs, and a shooter-friendly 7 ¾” brace height. The result is one of the best bows on the market at a price you won’t believe. Try the PSE Stinger™ 3G! We think you’ll agree!

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Think You Need to Spend Top Dollar to Have a Top Bow? Think Again!


2013 PSE Brute X

2013 PSE Brute X

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This is the bow that has taken the world by storm! The Brute X™ has become one of the best selling bows in the world because it incorporates highly preloaded X-Tech™ split limbs, a machined riser, a pivoting limb pocket system and the Madness Pro™ cam that allow for ½” adjustments with PSE’s posi-lock inner-cam. Add in a StingStop™, multiple sight mounting holes, our incredible Raptor™ grip and all the other features you expect from PSE, and you truly have an impressive bow. Shoot the new Brute™ X. Only PSE can offer a bow this smooth and this fast for under $400.

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There’s Something a Little Sinister About a Bow This Good!


2013 PSE Sinister

2013 PSE Sinister

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Never before has there been a 28 inch axle-to-axle length, 7 ¼ inch brace height, single-cam bow that will shoot 327 fps. The new Sinister™ bow from PSE is very compact making it the perfect bow for hunting from a  tree stand, ground blind or on those long hikes out West. But unlike most short axle-to-axle length bows, the new Sinister™ bow is very forgiving and amazingly fast. It is also easy on the pocket book.

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Ushering in a New Generation of Performance with the 2013 PSE Bow Madness 3G!


2013 PSE Bow Madness 3G

2013 PSE Bow Madness 3G

Pre-Order Now From Your Local PSE Dealer!Pre-Order from your local dealer now!

At PSE, we are dedicated to engineering the finest hunting bows on the market. This dedication has never been more evident than in the Bow Madness™ 3G. Designed in conjunction with Drury Outdoors, this bow features heavily preloaded past parallel split limbs, Planar Flex riser, Backstop™ 2, and the ultra-efficient Madness Pro™ single cam system for the perfect combination of feel and performance. Shoot the Bow Madness™ 3G for yourself and you’ll be saying, “I shot it with my PSE!”

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