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Bowhunter

June 2020 - Gear Special

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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KSE Sportsman Media, Inc.
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3 min.
we are all in this together

My hope is that by the time you read these words, the physical, psychological, and social strain of the COVID-19 outbreak is beginning to fade. To be sure, the effects will be felt for some time, and each of us will be compelled to adhere more strictly to our personal priorities like family, homes, careers, and other obligations. Everyone’s situation is different, but at some point you’ll likely hear the words, “Hunting is not important right now.” I take exception to that premise. For me, and I’m sure for many of you, hunting is a very important aspect of our lives. Certainly not to the same level as family and career, but important, nonetheless. While we all treasure our memories, the one thing that drives most hunters is the yearning for future…

6 min.
the right rest

VIRTUALLY EVERYTHING WE USE TODAY AS BOWHUNTERS IS DESIGNED TO DO ONE THING: MAKE US MORE EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE HUNTERS. AND ALTHOUGH ARROW RESTS SEEM TO BE JUST ANOTHER COMPONENT IN OUR EFFORT TO ACHIEVE THIS GOAL, THERE IS REALLY MORE TO IT THAN THAT. In fact, I believe that the arrow rest is one of the most important tools we have in our arsenal. Choose a poorly made arrow rest that can’t tune to the bow and arrow, and you know it. On the flipside, a solidly tuned arrow rest that is durable and functions perfectly in the harsh conditions we often find ourselves in, can contribute greatly to your success. Now, I’m not going to tell you that the more money you spend on a rest, the better bowhunter you…

9 min.
unrivaled rigs

ASIDE FROM AN OBVIOUS BEND TOWARD BOWHUNTING IN MY LIFE, I’M ALSO A BIRDDOG JUNKIE. I LOVE RETRIEVERS AND POINTERS AND SPENDING TIME HUNTING WITH MAN’S BEST FRIEND. TO THAT END, I’VE ALSO NOTICED SOME WEIRD SIMILARITIES BETWEEN BREED CHOICE AND BOW CHOICE. For starters, if you look at hunting dogs by region, you’ll notice that the most popular dog breeds tend to favor a specific kind of hunting. Where I live in Minnesota, it’s Labs or German shorthairs, but that wouldn’t be the case in South Texas. When it comes to bows, regional preferences crop up as well. Western hunters are all about the weight and the long-range accuracy. Whitetail hunters, on the other hand, don’t care a whole lot about toting an extra half-pound of mass weight into the field,…

12 min.
maximum penetration

THE ELEMENTS OF ANY LETHAL ARCHERY SHOT ARE ACCURACY AND PENETRATION. AND ALTHOUGH THERE ARE MANY ASPECTS OF A HUNT THAT ARE OUT OF OUR CONTROL, THOSE TWO ELEMENTS CAN BE HONED TO PRECISION IF WE’RE WILLING TO PUT IN THE TIME AND EFFORT. When I first started bowhunting whitetails over two decades ago, it was those two elements that sent me home wondering if I was ever going to kill my first buck. A flubbed opportunity had me questioning my worth. Needless to say, I eventually got it together a few days later, and walking up on my first bow-killed buck was everything I had dreamed it would be. BROADHEADS Choosing the right ammo is the first step in that process, and having the right release is also a plus. Luckily for…

7 min.
simply irresistible

SAVVY WOODSMANSHIP AS NUMEROUS THINGS OU CAN DO TO UP YOUR CHANCES OF NOTCHING A TAG. MANUFACTURERS HAVE CREATED THRONGS OF PRODUCTS: SCENTS, DECOYS, CALLS, AND ATTRACTANTS, TO NAME A FEW, THAT WILL HELP GET YOU BOWHUNTING-CLOSE TO YOUR TARGET ANIMAL. The trick is to be willing to experiment and try some of these tools to help boost your stick-and-string body count. Just because something appears unconventional, doesn’t mean it’s snake oil. Often, it’s those who embrace outside-the-norm products who discover new tricks to slip up their bowhunting sleeve. Of course, many of the items in this article are bowhunting must-haves renowned for their tried-and-true effectiveness. Take a hard l at your past seasons’ successes, and think about what’s needed to make 2020 your best bowhunting year ever. SOLID SCENTS The next step in…

9 min.
two-pronged attack

I DON’T KNOW WHY IT IS, BUT HUNTERS LOVE EXCUSES NOT TO HUNT. IT’S ALWAYS TOO HOT, OR THE MOON PHASE ISN’T RIGHT, OR MAYBE THE WIND IS FLAT WRONG FOR ALL OF YOUR SETUPS. YOU CAN’T DO MUCH ABOUT THE TEMPERATURE OR THE MOON PHASE, BUT WHEN IT COMES TO NOT HAVING SETUPS FOR SPECIFIC WIND DIRECTIONS, YOU COULD ALWAYS HAVE MORE OPTIONS First off, just giving yourself a few more treestand or blind sites that work with winds that aren’t from the prevailing direction in October and November, can curtail the temptation to skip a morning or an evening hunt. The ability to hunt when it’s blowing o the east, or maybe carrying a warm front from the south, is a good thing. But you’ve got to give yourse Many…