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Petersen's Hunting

June/July 2019

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!

United States
KSE Sportsman Media, Inc.
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11 Issues


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petersen's hunting

PUBLISHER Kevin E. Steele EDITORIAL STAFFEDITOR David DraperMANAGING EDITOR Kali ParmleyART DIRECTOR Tim NeherSTAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Michael AnschuetzCOPY EDITOR Mike Brecklin FIELD EDITORSEXECUTIVE FIELD EDITOR Craig BoddingtonWESTERN FIELD EDITOR Joseph von Benedikt CONTRIBUTORSDavid Hart, Mike Schoby, Keith Wood Jeff Johnston, John Hafner, Dusan Smetana, Tom Martineau, Lee Thomas Kjos PRODUCTION COORDINATORJenny Kaeb ENDEMIC AD SALESNATIONAL ENDEMIC SALES MANAGERJim McConville (440) 791-7017WESTERN REGIONHutch Looney hutch@hlooney.comEASTERN REGIONPat Bentzel (717) 659-8095MIDWESTERN REGION / WHERE TO GOMark Thiffault (720) 630-9863 NATIONAL AD SALESACCOUNT DIRECTOR – DETROIT OFFICEKevin Donley (248) 798-4458NATIONAL ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE – CHICAGO OFFICECarl Benson (312) 955-0496DIRECT RESPONSE ADVERTISING/NON-ENDEMICAnthony Smyth (914) 693-8700…

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a spectacular miss

WE’VE ALL HEARD of someone making a spectacular shot—that one-in-a-million attempt that somehow finds its way into the vitals despite an almost impossible level of difficulty. Maybe it’s a swing-through that dumps a running coyote at some unheard-of range. Or it’s a needle-threading shot through heavy brush at a tiny opening exposing the heart of a spiral-horned kudu bull. And the difficulty of the shot always increases in the telling and the retelling around the campfire.For every spectacular shot we make, we likely owe the hunting gods at least one miss that’s equally as amazing. Ever steady the crosshairs on an animal, take a settling breath, and then slowly squeeze the trigger until the firing pin falls, only to have the buck, bull, or bruin run off unharmed? To…

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what’s that rimfire rifle?

Hello, Mr. Carter. Thanks for your note. That rifle—a Remington 541—garnered a lot of interest from readers. Definitely a good-looking little .22 rimfire. It just goes to show you the classics never go out of style.—David Draper, Editor-in-Chief WISE WORDS, ZUMBO I just read Jim Zumbo’s column “Passing Shots” in the March issue, and it reminded me of a similar experience I had. I’m a pharmacist by occupation, so having a holiday off is rare.One Thanksgiving I was off, but my hunting buddies had prior engagements. I decided to go deer hunting alone. I was sitting in my treestand when large snowflakes slowly began to fall. Just then, I spotted five does working their way towards me. They stopped within 15 yards of my stand, and…

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a win for access

(Andrei Gabriel Stanescu | Dreamstime.com) Who said nothing gets done in Congress? A sweeping conservation bill sailed through the Senate and House in February, paving the way for President Donald J. Trump to sign one of the most influential public land bills in decades. Not only did the Natural Resources Management Act pass, it passed by margins unheard of in today’s divided political climate. The vote was 92 to 8 in the Senate and 363 to 62 in the House of Representatives.“The fact that this passed with such strong bipartisan support in both chambers tells us just how important outdoor recreation is to our country,” said Land Tawney, Backcountry Hunters and Anglers president and CEO. “The people rose up and demanded Congress pass this bill. It’s obvious Congress listened to…

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bullet board

BULLET BASICS Engineered specifically for the brand-new straight-walled .350 Legend cartridge, this unique bullet featuresabroad,flatbase,shortbearingsurface,and pyramid-like nose topped with a massive polymer tip.This polymer tip aids aerodynamics—getting the best out of a low-BC type projectile—and initiates immediate expansion on impact. Exiting the muzzle at .30-30Win.-like velocity, it expands beautifully out to about 250 yards, after which it has slowed too much for reliable mushrooming. TESTING GROUND I used the bullet pictured to take a heavy-horned, five-year-old Kansas whitetail at about 130 yards. Fired from a Winchester XPR rifle at 2,325 fps, it impacted the straight-facing buck with an estimated 1,850 fps remaining velocity and around 1,150 ft.-lbs. of energy. FIELD PERFORMANCE Hitting the center of the buck’s chest, the bullet drove through the brisket and rearward, causing havoc…

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rack •room

HUNTER: Matt LaddSPECIES: Mountain goatRIFLE: Stevens 200WHERE: MontanaWHEN: 2018 Monthly Rack Room winners will receive a YETI Rambler. Every quarter, one winner will be drawn to win an Aimpoint H-2 sight. Enter your trophy photo at PETERSENSHUNTING.COM/RR …