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September 2023: Volume 34, Number 6

The Elk-Hunting Issue

Go big with eye-popping monster bulls!

Petersen's Bowhunting - September 2023 Issue
(Photo courtesy of Ben Chapel)

When Mahlon Barkman opened an e-mail from the New Mexico Department of Game & Fish in spring 2022, he was shocked to learn he'd drawn a tag for one of the coveted elk-hunting units in the Gila National Forest in his first year of applying. Securing the permit, however, was just the first step on an incredible journey that would take him to great highs and lows by hunt's end.

More Inside This Issue:

Living For September

For this Montana father-son duo, chasing elk isn't a hobby.

Easy Elk?

No matter the approach, bagging a bull is a challenge.

The Bad-Back Bull

Herniated disks, compressed nerve push a DIY elk hunter to his limits.

Make It A Home-Run Season

Success in the deer woods is all about perspective.

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