TipsNTools

This page contains how-to articles, some computer programs related to archery, and links to a few web sites. If you have something you believe would be useful to your fellow bowhunters, or have a request, please contact us. 

 

MBI Landowner Permission Form:    MS Word Permission Form    PDF Permission Form

 

Do It Yourself

Free Topo Maps from TopoQuest

A great resource for USGS topographic map viewing, and free downloads of USGS DRG (GeoTIFF) digital map files.

Search by map name or for a populated place, geographic landmark, man-made object or other place or feature.

You can find, view, save and print these types of maps:

–   1:24K USGS topographic maps (United States)
–   1:100K USGS topographic maps (United States
–   1:250K USGS topographic maps (United States)
–   1m satellite/aerial imagery (United States and Canada)
–   Canadian 1:50K topographic maps

 

Hunting & Bow Info

The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks:  The Basics of Bowhunting (a YouTube video)

 
 
 

The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks:   Advanced Bowhunting Video
A lesson in proper shot placement and shot selection.

 

  • Skin Your Deer the Easy Way (but do it soon after the kill) – Skin Deer Video
  • Print Slider Sight Tapes from Your Computer.  Sight in at 20 & 60 yards then select the tape that matches those marks.  Once you have the correct tape you should waterproof it before installing.  There are sprays available or you could laminate it.   A thin double-face tape can be used to install the sight tape.  You could also use the printed slider tape to set your multiple pin sights!

Slider Sight Tapes – RedHawk Archery (8MB PDF Download)

Thank you RedHawk Archery!

 

Hunter Safety

 

Computer Software

  • Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet to Calculate Deer P&Y Score – Pope & Young Scoring Spreadsheet (XLS)  (if you do not have Microsoft Excel see the free LibreOffice suite link below)
  • Want to have a FREE full-featured office suite similar to Microsoft Office? Download and install LibreOffice, a LibreOfficegreat FREE office suite that can even work with documents created with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint! It can even save your documents in pdf format. There are LibreOffice versions that run on Microsoft Windows, Macintosh and GNU/Linux.  Click on the image to go to the website for more information and download.
  • Interested in a free PDF reader that in all likelihood has all the features you need and is faster than the most popular reader? Give Foxit a try, I think you will like it!  Click on the image to go to the website for more information and download.foxit-reader