Petersen's Hunting August 2017

Each issue of Petersen's Hunting Magazine has instructional and entertaining articles for the true hunting enthusiast! Get in-depth coverage of various hunting disciplines, information on the seasonal Hunting Hot Spots, equipment reviews, and much more!

País:
United States
Língua:
English
Editora:
KSE Sportsman Media, Inc.
Periodicidade:
Monthly
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US$ 19,94
11 Edições

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3 minutos
groundhog day

If a prospective hunter—completely blank canvas—was to get interested in the sport today, they would think they were entering a brave new world. I’m sorry to disappoint, but we have been here before and not much is new…just simply refined. Probably since the beginning of time, hunters have recycled the old, retained and improved what was worthwhile, and rejected the bad—all in a very slow evolution to where we are today. Take this issue of Petersen’s Hunting , for example. There really are few products or techniques that are, strictly, 100 percent new. Yes, in our annual Crossbow Shootout, we test today’s cutting-edge crossbows, but they’re all improvements on an old design. Would a French soldier at Agincourt believe that 600 years later, after the advent of muzzle-loaders and centerfire rifles,…

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3 minutos
letters

A Big “Thank You” READING THE APRIL/MAY ISSUE OF PETERSEN’S HUNTING, I CAME ACROSS THE EDITOR’S RESPONSE TO A READER’S LETTER CONCERNING TURNING OVER FEDERAL LANDS TO THE STATES. THANK YOU FOR YOUR RESPONSE, MIKE, AND FOR THE ACCOMPANYING COLUMN BY DAVID HART IN “THE OUTFITTER” CONCERNING PUBLIC LAND SALES. THE POLITICIANS IN THIS COUNTRY DEPEND ON A MISINFORMED/UNINFORMED PUBLIC TO PUSH THROUGH THEIR SELF-SERVING AGENDAS LIKE THE FEDERAL/STATE PUBLIC LAND GRABS. YOUR RESPONSE, AND DAVID’S ARTICLE, WILL HOPEFULLY EDUCATE YOUR READERS AND SPREAD THE WORD THAT TRANSFERRING AUTHORITY TO INDIVIDUAL STATES IS NOT ALWAYS THE BEST POLICY. HERB GROSS Lambertville, New Jersey TRACKING DOG SAVIOR I enjoyed the “Whitetails” column on deer-tracking dogs in the April/May issue. I have some firsthand experience with recovering a deer with the aid of a deer-tracking dog. I…

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3 minutos
national wildlife refuges

Who gets to manage wildlife on national wildlife refuges? Thanks to House Joint Resolution 69, the states do. President Donald Trump signed the resolution in April. It nullified the Obama administration’s Alaska National Wildlife Refuge Rule, which placed predator management on Alaska’s national wildlife refuges in the hands of federal officials. The refuge rule, adopted in 2016, essentially stripped Alaska Fish and Game of its authority to manage wildlife on national wildlife refuges. Although those refuges are controlled by the federal government, individual states manage the wildlife within them. Predictably, groups like the Sierra Club and Defenders of Wildlife protested HJ Resolution 69. A representative of the Center for Biological Diversity told the Huffington Post, it was “yet another extremist assault on the environment.” Not exactly, said Sportsmen’s Alliance spokesman Brian…

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1 minutos
bullet board

BULLET BASICS This superbly accurate bullet began life as a high-BC match bullet. On game, it tends to penetrate three to five inches and then“grenade” into fragments, causing tremendous internal devastation. On impact, the nose typically collapses inward, creating a tough frontal area that protects the bullet as it penetrates a few inches. Then the sides of the bullet blow out, fragmenting lead and copper shrapnel. TESTING GROUND My wife shot a 2 ½ -year-old Utah mule deer at 55 yards with the bullet shown. Fired from a rifle chambered in .280 Ackley Improved, the 168-grain .284-diameter VLD Hunting averages 0.40-inch groups at 100 yards. FIELD PERFORMANCE Taken high through both lungs, the buck dropped in his tracks. The bullet clipped the bottom of the spine and destroyed both lungs. STATS Because fragmentation is typically so complete,…

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2 minutos
rack • room

WHERE: Yukon WHEN: August 2015 OUTFITTER: MacMillan River Adventures BOW: Bowtech Carbon Knight HUNTER: Chris Caliendo Hunting isn’t just allowed on Alaska’s refuges. More than 300 of the country’s 560 national wildlife refuges have some sort of hunting program, which is mandated by federal law. The National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997 requires refuge managers to give priority to wildlife-dependent recreation, including hunting and fishing when compatible with the refuge’s mission. It’s only fitting. Hunters contribute a large portion of the funding for refuge and Waterfowl Production Area acquisitions through duck stamp purchases. The rest comes from the Land and Water Conservation Fund, along with the North American Wetlands Conservation Act and other sources directly linked to hunters and anglers. In other words, the refuge system is yet another example of the countless conservation…

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cartridge corner

HISTORY Introduced concurrently withWinchester’s .243 in 1955, the 6mm Remington soundly outperformed its competitor in velocity but was spec’d with a slow 1:12 rifling twist suitable only for light-for-caliber projectiles. The .243 Winchester ably stabilized 100-grain deer-appropriate bullets and soundly trounced the faster 6mm Rem. in popularity. Most of today’s 6mm rifles are built with a fast 1:9 twist, giving the sleek cartridge the superiority it deserves, but the damage was permanent. Contrary to uninformed opinion, its parent cartridge case is the .257 Roberts, not the .308 Winchester. APPLICATION Loved by eccentric shooters and custom gunsmiths, the 6mm is a polite, easy-to-handload cartridge. With the light 55- to 90-grain bullets it was originally designed for, it’s a predator cartridge of outstanding authority. Stoked with 85-grain monometal bullets, such as Barnes’s TTSX, or heavier…

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