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Petersen's BowhuntingPetersen's Bowhunting

Petersen's Bowhunting July 2019

Petersen's Bowhunting is the source for the tactics, tools, and techniques necessary for successful bowhunting. Get practical shooting tips and useful information on archery, equipment tests, clothing, and product evaluations.

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United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
KSE Sportsman Media, Inc.
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10 Issues

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there’s always a chance

One of the most memorable scenes from the 1994 classic comedy film Dumb and Dumber occurred when the well-meaning but clueless Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey) revealed his romantic feelings for wealthy socialite Mary Swanson (Lauren Holly). Lloyd: What do you think the chances are of a guy like you and a girl like me (yes, that’s really what he said) ending up together? Mary: Not good. Lloyd : You mean, not good like one out of 100? Mary: I’d say more like one out of a million. Lloyd: So, you’re telling me there’s a chance. YEAH! As bowhunters, there’s an important lesson to be learned from Lloyd when it comes to the power of optimism, and there’s no better time to discuss it than right now, with the summer scouting season upon us. If you’re anything like…

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petersen's bowhunting

PUBLISHER Jeff Waring EDITORIAL STAFF EDITOR Christian Berg ART DIRECTOR Mark Olszewski ASSOCIATE EDITOR Taylor Pardue EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Sally Burkey FIELD EDITORS HUNTING SOLO Eddie Claypool CROSSBOWS Bob Humphrey GEAR TESTING Jon E. Silks BETTER BOWHUNTING Randy Ulmer BOWHUNTING 101 Bill Winke ADVERTISING SALES ADVERTISING SALES MANAGER Mark Thiffault (720) 630-9863 mark.thiffault@outdoorsg.com ADVERTISING SALES REP Jeff Millar (717) 695-8081 jeff.millar@outdoorsg.com PRODUCTION MANAGER Brittany Kennedy (717) 695-8089 brittany.kennedy@outdoorsg.com COORDINATOR Leah Jaroh (717) 695-8087 leah.jaroh@outdoorsg.com ENDEMIC AD SALES NATIONAL ENDEMIC SALES Jim McConville (440) 791-7017 WESTERN REGION Hutch Looney NATIONAL AD SALES ACCOUNT DIRECTOR - DETROIT OFFICE Kevin Donley (248) 798-4458 NATIONAL ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE - CHICAGO OFFICE Carl Benson (312) 955-0496 DIRECT RESPONSE ADVERTISING/NON-ENDEMIC Anthony Smyth (914) 693-8700…

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perfect timing

Over many years of shooting — both in competition and in hunting situations — I’ve come to realize the importance of timing in my shot. Release execution and aiming have to blend together perfectly for me to maximize my shooting potential. Timing, or rhythm, is crucial to the success of my archery game. I’ve said at least 1,000 times that archery is made up of hundreds of tiny things you have to do over and over again in order to succeed. Well, “timing” is just all those tiny things working together fluidly. I’ve shot my bow at a high level virtually my entire life, so I know the fundamentals very well and don’t struggle with any of them individually. However, doing them all correctly at the same time and with a…

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can you win big with buck slots?

The business term “sunbirds” refers to those who take solutions that work in one area and apply them to another, often with a twist. As a self-employed, private wildlife consultant, I’m constantly striving to take ideas from other areas and apply them to deer management. I firmly believe in the sunbird technique — hang on to this idea as you read. When I attended Mississippi State University, in the 1990s, the big debate (one that continues today) between southeastern and Texas deer biologists was whether spikes were genetically inferior to larger-antlered yearlings or simply late-born fawns that would “catch up” if given the chance to grow. The gist of this disagreement was that Texans, with their larger ranches and seemingly endless supply of bucks, thought spike yearlings should be removed from the…

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peep sight rotation

If you’ve been following my column for the last three issues, you know we’ve just completed a three-part series on peep sights. After finishing the series, though, I realized I still had a lot to say on the subject. So, with apologies to you and the editor, this is part four (and then maybe five) of a three-part series on peep sights! It goes without saying that you need to thoroughly break in your bow before you go hunting. An important part of the break-in process is getting your peep positioned in the string so it comes back perfectly every time you come to full draw. All archers should know this, but bowhunters miss shots every year because of peep-alignment issues. Here are some preventative measures to help you avoid this bitter…

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taking stock of the crossbow market

Savvy businesspeople keep up with current market trends regardless of which industry they’re in. So, for the benefit of our readers, many of whom are involved in the archery industry in some form or fashion, we asked the owners of three different pro shops in three different demographic and geographic areas about the trends in their neck of the crossbow woods. Their answers, to say the least, were enlightening. The Cast Ray Weasner has owned and operated Weasner Archery in Bloom-ville, Ohio, since 1990. His state has permitted crossbow use during archery season since 1982. Hailee Daniels owns Ontario Archery Supply in Belleville, Ontario. Hers is a province in which crossbows have always been considered archery equipment. David Wilkins’ situation is a little different than the others. His Wyvern Creations shop is located in…

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