BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Opening Day is just around the corner, and bowhunters are among the first to get in on the action. Whitetail Journal's September/October issue has all you need to know to be prepared for that first morning on stand.
In "Know Whitetails," Dr. Dave Samuel explains that all coyotes aren't the same. In our last issue we asked if coyotes were eating your deer - the answer, you'll read in this issue, is yes.
Our crossbow expert, Stephen Carpenteri, puts the Darton Serpent LTD II through his typical torture test and breaks down the result in this issue's "Crossbow Talk."
Editor Bob Robb answers the question "should you shoot sitting down?" in his "Moment of Truth" column. His conclusion? It takes practice to get it right (and quiet), but shooting from a seated position can sometimes be your only option. You need to be proficient at it.
The key to good rifle shooting is having the best possible interface between the rifle and the shooter. And while humans interface with several parts of a rifle, none is more important than the trigger. "Guns & Loads" columnist Richard Mann explains how to make sure you have a good, smooth, reliable trigger.
Bob Robb argues in "October Whitetails" that October is really three different seasons, each offering different challenges and opportunities. He'll tell you how to hunt them for maximum effectiveness.
In a world where hunting land is getting harder and harder to come by, getting permission to hunt private land can be tricky. Lisa Price tells you how an unattached whitetail nut just might manage to gain permission to hunt the other side of a No Hunting sign in "Getting Behind The Posters."
How's a guy with a family and a full-time job supposed to find time to hunt? Bruce Ingram offers a plan for maximizing opportunity when all your deer hunting is close to home in "Real-World Bowhunting."
Author Tony Kinton was on a hunt far from home when he got the phone call every son of aging and ill parents dreads. He examines what really matters in life in "Kansas Whitetails And Other Important Matters.
When it's hot, the most reliable deer magnet of all just might be a muddy pothole. Patrick Durkin will detail how to capitalize on a deer's thirst in "When And Where To Hunt Water Holes."
"Crossbows: The Ultimate Management Tool" explains why crossbows are the ideal tool for harvesting does during gun season without spooking nearby bucks.
When it comes to riflescopes, binoculars and rangefinders, whitetail hunters have never had it so good. Joe Byers gives you the full rundown on what's hit the market in "Gear Guide: New Optics For 2012."
And finally, the September/October's "Blackpowder Guns & Hunting" section contains two key articles that muzzleloaders will appreciate. First, columnist Judd Cooney puts different primers to the test to see how they affect speed and accuracy - read about his results in "The Muzzleloader" column. Then take a look at Brad Fenson's in-depth review of the CVA Accura V2. The second generation of the ACCURA is accurate, reliable, easy to clean and affordable, and you can read all about it here.
All this and much, much more is in the October issue. Check it out! On newsstands September 25 th or visit www.whitetailjournal.com
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