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Nov. / Dec. 2023 (Whitetail Special): Volume 53, Number 3

A Hunt Made In Heaven

One couple's pursuit of an Iowa giant.

Bowhunter - Nov. / Dec. 2023 Issue
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It's hard to know where to start on our story with the buck we call "Cotton Eyed Joe," because while we only knew him for the span of two weeks, he's the type of deer that you spend all your efforts trying to catch up to, whether you know he exists or not. He's the type of buck that has made me brace single-digit temps, sit all day in a treestand, and put in extra time during the summer in preparation for the fall season. The type of buck that you always dream will show up — even when you know the odds are not in your favor. We may have only known of him for a couple of weeks, but in reality, the hunt for him had been much longer.

More Inside This Issue:

200's On Repeat

World-class whitetail bucks come along once in a lifetime...or in this case, twice.

A Student Of The Game

You learn from your elders and your mentors, but mostly from the deer themselves.

A Long Time Coming!

All hunting challenges can be overcome with the right mindset.

Tried And True: Whitetail Frenzy

Don't forget these proven tools when heading to the whitetail woods this fall.

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