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Bowhunter July 2017

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.

País:
United States
Língua:
English
Editora:
KSE Sportsman Media, Inc.
Periodicidade:
Monthly
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3 minutos
time = diy success

Curt Wells Editor THE SKILLS and experience we accumulate over time generally comes from our formative years as do-it-yourself bow-hunters. We learn as we go. We make our own mistakes. That reality leads to the intense pride we take in the successes we manage as DIY bowhunters. Since this is our DIY Special issue, let’s take a quick look at some of the advantages of a DIY hunting plan. * DIY hunting demands that you do your own research, scouting, and preparation. That might seem like a negative to some, but for many bowhunters those tasks are a huge part of the enjoyment of any hunting excursion. I love that part. * On most DIY hunts you’re probably driving your own hunting truck, which means you can bring all the necessary gear with…

3 minutos
between bowhunters

AFFORDABLE COLD-WEATHER COMFORT Dear Bowhunter , This letter is to Equipment Editor Tony J. Peterson regarding his Tried And True column, “Warmth Without Bulk,” in your January/February 2016 issue. I thought it was a good article, but I do have some questions for Mr. Peterson. First, what about cold feet? My feet sweat a lot, so I change into a new pair of socks once I’m settled in my stand, yet my feet still get cold. What cold-weather socks and boots do you recommend for the late season? Second, the clothes Tony covered in his column were pretty pricey, especially for a retiree such as myself. Can he recommend any less-expensive clothes for cold-weather bowhunting? Thank you. Ed Kin, Williamsburg, Virginia Tony responds: Ed, first off, thanks for reading and for writing in. As…

2 minutos
keys to concealment

Stalking In Close Early last December, my uncle and I packed our gear in the truck for our annual DIY hunt for public-ground mule deer in South Dakota. In years prior, this trip happened in mid-October, where we would pursue pre-rut muleys in the sagebrush and brown prairie grass that lined the drainages of the state’s two largest rivers. Our plan was to target deer in their late-season feeding areas that lined drainages we had traversed on previous October hunts. Peering through our binos, our initial few overlooks provided no signs of deer. As time passed, we finally spotted a young buck and his does nestled in an opening of evergreens on an east-facing slope. After finding these deer, we focused our efforts on similar landscapes, and boy did we begin to…

1 minutos
product spotlight

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6 minutos
crazy!

SITTING IN THE DARK in a big fir tree high on a desert ridge in southern Idaho, I huddled into my fleece coat. The breeze blowing downhill from the spring to me was chilly, even in mid-August. With time to kill before shooting light, I dug out my cell phone. Amazingly, reception was good up here, so I couldn’t resist reporting in to my friend Wayne Crownover. Wayne had hunted this country the year before and had helped me scout for my hunt and select this location, so I wanted to keep him in the loop. As a preacher, Wayne works on sermons early in the morning, so I figured he would be up. Tap, tap, tap… “Wayne, I’m in the stand. Breeze perfect.” A couple of minutes later, my phone vibrated. “Wish…

7 minutos
reinforcing a good shot

THE OFF-SEASON IS THE PERFECT TIME TO ADDRESS SHOOTING-CONTROL ISSUES AND TO STRIVE FOR SHOOTING MASTERY. IN MY EARLY DAYS of archery, I had this idea that the more I shot, the better I’d become. So I did this, and that’s when I began to deal with “freezing” below the spot and target panic. Consequently, I figured out that the opposite was the best tactic for becoming a better archer — shooting less and making sure each shot attempt was consistent and high in quality. One tool that has helped reinforce this process for me is the back-tension release. I usually shoot a standard index-finger release with an exceptionally crisp trigger, but I find that shooting the back-tension release strengthens that calm, waiting-for-the-shot-to-just-happen cycle. In my opinion, this keeps my mind more…