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Goose Leg Confit
By Randy King
Standing in six inches of snow, I watched a man stand on the wings of a Canada goose, then grab it by the feet and pull. After some ripping and swearing, he had removed the breasts from the le keep reading

Jun/Jul 2016 Jun/Jul 2016
Available through August. 20, 2016
Howard Hill--The Legend; Choosing a Blind Seat; Redfish and Crawfish by T.J. Conrads; Hunting whitetail, bear, turkey, mule deer and pronghorn; and much more... keep reading

A Journey to My First Bowhunt
By T. Michael Salter
Having been a hunter for over forty years, I thought that I knew every trick in the book to spend more time in the woods. keep reading

My Life With John
By Ceci and John Borgeson
I'm married to John…and with him comes his passion: archery and hunting. When we started this adventure together, nobody told me about the kind of life I would have with him. For exam keep reading

TBM 2016 Reader Survey
Please take a few minutes to share your opinions with Traditional Bowhunter Magazine. keep reading

Apr/May 2016 Apr/May 2016
Available through June. 20, 2016
A Visit with Forrester Wood Shafts; A Look at Roy Case Bows; How-To Back Your Bow with Turkey Feathers; Hunting: whitetail, bear, turkey and red stag; and much more...

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Listening
By Bill Carman
Listening, really listening, is an art form that takes practice. Some of the sounds we hear in the woods are nothing more than distracting noise that we sometimes try to ignore, some of the sounds are keep reading

PLWA Receives Outdoor Life Open Country Award
Outdoor Life recently recognized the Public Land/Water Access Association (PLWA) as its non-profit of the year with its Open Country Award for PLWA's success in protecting and advancing access keep reading

Pausing Along the Way
Justin Thaxton
I'm sitting in our den next to the wood stove in what my wife, Valerie, and I fondly refer to as a "heat coma." The snow and bitter cold has me holed up so I read and work on a Sunday school lesson keep reading

Pan Roasted Venison Loin with Cranberry and Port Sauce
By Randy King
Honestly, I am not all that grateful for the Butterball turkey that I eat a small slice of each year. Nor the green beans, nor the stuffing. Those are from the store; I did nothing but buy the keep reading

Ducks, Politics, and Money
By Don Thomas
This issue is not about Don or his professional relationship with Ducks Unlimited magazine. It is about integrity and the future of wildlife in America. keep reading

Battered But Not Beaten
By Luke Johnson
I will never forget the second day of my first archery season. I was hunting a tract of land near the house of an old friend, and stalking along a closed logging road that bordered a clear cut. There keep reading

Mental Preparation
By Kevin Wigington
Hunter athletes seems to be the new catch phrase, and there is a lot of emphasis on hunter fitness. I myself try to train for the annual hunt out west by running, lifting, and attempting to rid my keep reading

Universal Consideration and Hunting
By Ryan W. Theiler
There has been much debate about moral consideration, that is, what entities are to be considered as worthy of moral consideration. Perhaps the most famous, and relevant to hunting, are the animal keep reading

Public but Private
by Randy King
It is not a big patch of ground, but it is my patch…kind of. You see, I am willing to walk longer, crawl farther and basically put up with a bunch of access BS to get to the land. My tenacity gets keep reading

Reflections
By William Meyer
My mind wandered recently on a late-season hunt, a late-season freezing hunt. I was concerned with the odd decision to hunt with a recurve, not only on such a brutally cold day, but all season in keep reading

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