November/December 2019

This issue will be on newsstands through December 2nd.
Available in both print and digital.

This month in Petersen's Bowhunting:

FROSTY MORNING MAGIC: Field Editor and proven big-buck killer Bill Winke offers insights on three red-hot treestand locations for punching your buck tag on a frosty, November morning. (Photo by Lance Kreuger)

RETHINKING BUCK BEDS: Conventional wisdom says hunting buck bedding areas is extremely risky; bump your target buck once and he’ll either abandon the area completely or go completely nocturnal, eliminating your chance of tagging him. But what if that’s not true? In this article, contributor Clint Casper shares his personal experiences with hunting bucks in their bedding areas and offers proof positive that targeting big bucks in their bedrooms can be a lot more productive than many bowhunters believe. (Photo by Mark Raycroft)

BIG WOODS, LITTLE WATER: Everyone knows hunting “mountain bucks” in the vast hardwood forests of Appalachia is a challenge. However, there are ways to tilt the odds in your favor. In this article, contributor and experienced mountain hunter Beau Martonik shares his strategies for hunting small mountain creek bottoms during the rut and how they help him gain a strategic advantage over the wary mountain monarchs that call these areas home. (Photo by

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