January / February 2020

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This month in Petersen's Bowhunting:

LATE-SEASON LESSONS: By the middle of winter, things can look pretty bleak for those still looking to fill a buck tag. But even if you never catch up with that trophy you’ve been chasing, there are a ton of lessons to be learned in the woods right now. In this article, Field Editor Bill Winke explains how spending time in the field right now can pay big dividends in the form of fresh insights that help you be more successful in seasons to come.

WINNING BIG IN THE BOTTOM OF THE NINTH: Putting your tag on a mature buck is never easy, and it can be doubly difficult during the late-season, when nasty weather, lack of cover and deer made skittish by several months of hunting pressure combine to create seemingly impossible odds. In this article, contributor Clint Casper explains how he solved the late-season puzzle and enjoyed one of his most gratifying seasons ever.

EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED: When it comes to trophy whitetail states, Delaware certainly isn’t at the top of the list. But the giant 8-point buck taken by bowhunter Ryan Stevens proves that this tiny state is capable of producing huge bucks. Scoring nearly 170 inches gross and 162 1/8 inches net, Stevens’ buck isn’t just the largest 8-pointer ever taken in Delaware but one of the biggest 8-pointers ever taken by a bowhunter anywhere in North America!

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