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Petersen's Bowhunting January/February 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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what goes around comes around

If there’s one thing bowhunting has taught me — painfully, over and over and over again — it’s humility. Simply put, a lifetime isn’t nearly long enough to master this game; and no matter how many victories you record in your hunting journal, I guarantee the next defeat is never too far down the road.Some of you may recall my feature article in the November/December issue, Making It Look Easy, that chronicled the incredible deer-hunting success I enjoyed in the fall of 2017. I won’t rehash all the details, but the bottom line is I hunted a total of eight days to kill four bucks in four states — including a 13-point Kentucky velvet buck that grossed 181/ 8 inches and a 13-point Kansas giant that grossed 182 6/…

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the inbox

Eddie Hammers His PointI generally go straight to the last page to read Eddie Claypool’s columns. I’m more than touched by his most recent, The Journey (p. 80, Nov/ Dec 2018). I’ve been bowhunting since the mid-1960s and still love every minute of it. Eddie hits the nail on the head with the evolution of my thinking and bowhunting goals over those years. It’s most enjoyable now, at age 63, when I can just enjoy the whole picture of each day without any pressure from myself or others to put another animal on the wall. I’ll be out there in a wheelchair if necessary one day, too. Tom Weigand, Shellsburg, IowaStraight Talk on Arrow SpinIn Levi Morgan’s article on arrow vanes ( Choosing the Right Vanes for the Job…

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question of the month

What is your favorite way to stay connected to bowhunting during the off-season (post-season scouting, shed hunting, arrow building, indoor archery leagues, hunting banquets, etc.) and why? Send your reply, or comments on any other bowhunting topic, to bowhunting@outdoorsg.com . ■…

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facial contact

Applying too much facial pressure to the bowstring at full draw, or varying the amount of facial pressure from shot to shot, causes erratic string travel that will result in poor accuracy and inconsistent shooting. As illustrated in the photo above, Champion archer Levi Morgan likes to lightly touch his nose to the bowstring as a reference point for his anchor position but avoids applying so much pressure that it dents his skin. There are so many little things you do every time you draw, aim and release your bow. Each one affects the outcome of your shot in some way. Your anchor is the most impactful when it comes to consistency. I have taught and used a three-point anchor system my whole life: hand-to-face contact, hand-to-release contact…

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game changers

Two products have changed the way I hunt more than any other advances that have come along in the past 30 years. In most cases, these two breakthroughs have made me more effective as a bowhunter, but they have also allowed me to enjoy the experience more — to get more out of my hours in the field. In the end, we all hunt for slightly different reasons, but respect for the game and a real desire to be immersed as deeply in the experience as possible are universal. These two game changers do that for me.Trail CamerasI came late to the trail-camera party and didn’t start using them until 2008. I wish I had started sooner, because I would know more about the deer I hunt as a…

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deer science and bowhunting success

Since its first organized gathering in Virginia in 1977, the Southeast Deer Study Group has served as an annual think tank for deer managers and scientists to share the latest research and issues related to whitetails. I began attending the meetings as an undergraduate student of wildlife science in the 1990s and immediately recognized that research presented during the annual, three-day event is packed with insights that can make us better bowhunters by being better deer managers.So, with that in mind, I thought it would be worthwhile to provide an overview of the group’s 41 Annual Meeting, held in 2018, and summarize some of the key findings of interest to those of us with a passion for chasing whitetails with stick and string.QDM = Better HuntingDoes private deer management…