There is a technique used by the professionals in the sport of archery called visualization. It starts when you are getting ready to take a shot using a compound or traditional tackle, and it's designed to show you what can happen and how to make it happen. Now reading this is going to be easy and thinking about it will be the same way. The hard part is trying to remember to do it every time and ingrain it into your routine. Trust your shot and trust your equipment, and this can take your shooting to a whole new world.

Recurve Duck Hunting by John Zelko

We first started shooting Tribe bows in the spring of 2016 when we received our Game Hunter bowfishing recurves. We spent the whole summer on the rivers and bays shooting fish all over the East Coast. We were not sure how well we would do with these new bows, but much to our surprise we started slammimg fish right off the bat. We shot fish the size of little suckers all the way up to 80-lb sting rays and were amazed at the bows' ability to work on all the species we were shooting.

Bowhunter Brandon Truss

Tribe Archery Pro Staff Highlight:
Brandon Truss
Team Wicked Draw Outdoors.

Brandon just took this awesome Kentucky 11 point with a drop coming off the back of this buck's rack! Congrats Brandon!

Bow and setup:
2016 Tribe Kinetic, 30-06 sights, stabilizer, quiver and release, Afflictor broadheads

Bio: Born and raised in the woods of Alabama.... My wife and I moved to Kentucky about 3 years ago. My passion for bow hunting has only grew stronger. I now have a son who I can't wait to share my passion with.

Pro Staff Ber Yang

Tribe Pro Staff Highlight:

Ber Yang took this amazing bull on opening day with his Tribe compound!

Ber was born in Laos but has lived in Missoula, Montana, since 1990.

Says Ber:

My first world bowfishing record By Keagan Zelko

Ever since I took my first bowfishing trip in Delaware for sting rays, I was hooked. It was so much fun and my whole family could go along. My first BAA Jr Bowfishing record I ever shot was a huge carp in Pennsylvania on the Susquehanna River. My big brother had set the Adult BAA PA state record carp earlier that spring, and I knew I had to beat him. I was not able to beat him this year, but the Jr records were the first of many to put me on track for Jr Bowfisherman of the Year for 2015.


The string tightly rolled into my first finger bend, my shooting glove quickly compressed against the string serving, and the buck moved into my shooting lane. With a slow, methodical, fluid motion, the arrow was on its way.

In the fraction of a second, it seems a million things need to flawlessly take place to connect and make a successful shot. It’s not something that just happens. Hours and hours of practicing my bow, focusing my shots, and mentally preparing for the opportunity created the success!

Drop Camp Hunting

Drop-camp style hunting is becoming more popular and is an excellent choice for the “Do It Yourself” type hunter. Drop hunts include hunts where the hunter is dropped off via bush plane, horseback, float trip, and several other possibilities. These hunts are affordable and provide access, yet do not furnish a guide to cater to the hunter’s needs. You are on your own once the transportation leaves; everything is up to you. Deciding which animal to shoot, what tactics to use, cleaning, cooking, caping, fleshing—all are responsibilities of the hunters.

Broadhead Tuning

With hunting season coming upon us, the field points are coming off and it's time to put something razor sharp on the end of it. But why broadhead tune? I don't believe for a second that they all fly like field points. And when shooting traditional equipment and fixed blade broadheads, sometimes they can plane. We have to correct them to be perfect before we hit the woods. In order to tune using broadheads the given is you're going to have to sacrifice one for tuning, unless you sharpen it and use it.

Patience and a little bit of luck

Three days before we left my buddy flipped a coin over a phone call on who would get the first on a bear. I was fortunate enough to call heads and won. (Honor System at its best!) A day later I got a text from him saying, “Let's go check the bait tonight and set up camp so we can hunt all day tomorrow.” The plan was to leave tomorrow to be right with the tide and go check, and how can I say no? I called my wife to let her know that the plan had changed, and I worked until our safety brief for the four-day weekend (soldiers can do some dumb things when unsupervised!).