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Bowhunter April/May 2020

Bowhunter brings you expert advice from legendary Bowhunters! Each issue is filled with updates from major bowhunting organizations, coverage of bowhunting locations across North America, complete coverage of the sport and much more.

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United States
Idioma:
English
Editor:
KSE Sportsman Media, Inc.
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Monthly
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2 min.
change can be good, too

WITHOUT QUESTION, we live in a digital world. Ones and zeros (binary code) control most aspects of our lives these days. Even so, most of our readers still prefer to hold a magazine in their hands. They like tradition. But we’re also a multimedia brand, and increasing numbers of our readers are more comfortable with scrolling a lit screen. To each his own. And we mean that last sentence. But to better accommodate our valued subscribers, we now offer both options. You can sit by the fire with a print copy of Bowhunter , or you can read all the stories of bowhunting adventure, not to mention the advice of our unparalleled stable of highly experienced columnists, from the convenience of your electronic device whether at home, at camp, or even…

3 min.
between bowhunters

“LONG BOMBS” HITS THE MARK! Dear Bowhunter, Curt, thank you for writing your article, “Long Bombs,” in your February 2020 issue. It’s a more serious issue than most are willing to acknowledge. The younger generation is seeing way too much of this from television hunters. Somewhere along the line, the need for success now outweighs respect for the animals we hunt. Anyway, thanks again for writing that article. It has been a point of contention for me for a while. Merritt Compton, via e-mail Dear Bowhunter , I just got finished reading the article, “Long Bombs,” by Mr. Wells. I live in the heart of elk and Coues deer country, and every year I hear the stories of wounding animals simply by taking unethical shots. Just this year alone, I heard of one hunter who…

5 min.
spring recon

NEARLY 10 YEARS AGO, my buddy drank too much coffee one morning while we were trying to find some turkeys on public land in Nebraska. We pulled off on a gravel road and ended up in a parking area, where he relieved himself and I yelped on my mouth call for lack of anything else to do. As soon as I did, the whole woods seemed to erupt in gobbles. We scram-our gear ready to go. During that hunt, we called in quite a few birds, found some sheds, watched plenty of deer return in the fall. Acting off of that first-year intel alone, we returned in November. And then the following April for turkeys, and then in November again… You get the point. Not only have we arrowed quite a few…

1 min.
public-land essentials

When I think about using paper maps and the generally limited information of only 15 years ago, I cringe. Traveling bowhunters have it so good today. This is due in no small part to apps like onX ($30+, onxmaps.com), which offer up so much relevant info that it can seem overwhelming. If you’re not using something like onX to find and digitally scout new spots, mark sign, and develop a plan, you’re missing out. Another must-have for this style of hunting is a quality pack. ALPS OutdoorZ (alpsoutdoorz.com) makes some of the best, and their Hybrid X ($300) is perfectly sized at 2,750 cu. in. Not only is this pack loaded with pockets and gear lashes, but it’s also built for hauling loads of all sizes. As someone who had to…

5 min.
thoughts about bush planes

I OFTEN GO ON do-it-yourself bowhunts in remote and rugged areas. Some of those places, like Alaskan deer country, are teeming with dangerous bears. Sometimes I go by myself, but more often with a good friend or two. The obvious question is often asked by magazine readers, seminar attendees, and social-media followers. What is the most dangerous part of hunting on your own? Most folks assume it is remote conditions, with risks of a broken leg or catastrophic fall, or the nightmarish chance of being mauled by a monstrous bear. I laugh at these misconceptions. A careful woodsman has little chance of hurting himself while hiking, and anyone worth his salt carries a satellite phone or Garmin inReach device to make instant contact in an emergency. Brown and grizzly bears can…

1 min.
chuck adams

Three Bush-Plane Strategies If you plan to fly to a remote bow-hunting area by wheel or floatplane, here are three tips to ensure a safe and productive experience. First, you should research specific pilot records that are easily available online. Also ask for a list of previous passengers, and phone a few to get a feel for your pilot. I never fly unless my pilot has 5,000 hours or more in the air in remote country. Most pilots I rely on have a lot more than that. For example, I first flew with my friend Dean Andrew on Kodiak Island, Alaska, 34 years ago. He was younger then, but already experienced. I’ve flown with Dean on Kodiak nearly half the years since, and his 25,000-plus flying hours on that island give me extreme…