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April/May 2023: Volume 52, Number 5

Tantalizing Tall Tines!

Spellbound by the rut, a giant Midwest whitetail lets his guard down.

Bowhunter - April/May 2023 Issue
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Scream echoed through the October sky, their maker circling high overhead, as a red-tailed hawk soared above America's Heartland. The raptor banked and turned south, its dark silhouette casting a shadow on the field below, while its speckled chest and rust-colored tail stood proud against a backdrop of blue

Continuing along the treelike, I headed south as well, soon entering the timber and climbing the shingle oak I had chose for my evening vigil. It was October 19, 2022, and I was on my first bowhunt of the whitetail season in my home state of Iowa. Like a conversation with an old friend, my ascent was easy and effortless, and soon I was staring through golden leaves and rays of sunlight from 20 feet above the forest floor.

More Inside This Issue:

Good Grit

An ''all-day sit'' takes on new meaning during a Northern Saskatchewan spring bear hunt.

Remembering My Friend, Fred Asbell

This magazine's Founder pays homage to his longtime friend and Hall of Fame bowhunter.

Back To The Future

The challenge of bowhunting is real, and it doesn't get any more real than traditional archery.

Tried And True: Practice Truly Does Make Perfect

A good target is worth its weight in gold to serious bowhunters.

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