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How to Hunt Deer Up Close: With Bows, Rifles, Muzzleloaders and Crossbows by [Phillips, John E.]

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Question:John, why did you write this book?
Phillips:No one likes to miss a deer. No one likes to shoot a deer and have it run off.No one likes to take a marginal shot. When someone squeezes the trigger on agun or a mechanical release on a bow, he or she wants to be confident of a quick, ethical kill. The best way to ensure that the deer goesdown quickly is to be close enough to identify where the vital organs are inthe deer and then deliver the shot to that spot. With any weapon, there'sfar-more margin for error the further you get from the animal. Therefore, I'velearned that my chances for success are best when I get as close as possible tothe deer I want to take.
 
Question:Did you have any-other motivating factors for writing this book?
Phillips:Well, when I bought my first deer-hunting rifle with what was known as one of those "newfangledtelescopic sights," at that time, I told my friends, "If I see a deer, I cantake him, regardless of the range." I think that's what many hunters think ifthey use bigger-caliber rifles. But there are two problems with thisphilosophy. In many areas where I hunt deer, they've learned that if they movein open woods, they'll die. The smarter bucks have learned that the moredaylight hours they spend in thick cover, the longer they survive. Therefore,even if I can make a 1,000-yard shot with my rifle, if a buck's not going tomove into an open spot 1,000-yards away, I've wasted all my time at the range.The second reason I returned to hunting in close places was that once I got mynew high-powered rifle, I missed the next six bucks I tried to shoot. To solvethis problem, I decided to mentally tell myself that my .30-06 was really my12-gauge shotgun. I started hunting close and learning more about the terrainand the deer, and my ratio of shots fired to deer taken went up dramatically.

About the Author

John, winner of the 2012 Homer Circle Fishing Award for outstanding fishing writer by the American Sportfishing Association (AMA) and the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA), the 2008 Crossbow Communicator of the year and the 2007 Legendary Communicator chosen for induction into the National Fresh Water Hall of Fame, is a freelance writer (over 6,000 magazine articles for about 100 magazines and several thousand newspaper columns published), magazine editor, photographer for print media as well as industry catalogues (over 25,000 photos published), lecturer, outdoor consultant, marketing consultant, book author and daily internet content provider with an overview of the outdoors. Phillips has been a contributor to many national magazines, has been affiliated with 27-radio stations across Alabama serving as their outdoor editor and wrote for a weekly syndicated column, "Alabama Outdoors," for 38-Alabama newspapers for more than 13 years. Phillips was Outdoor Editor for the "Birmingham Post-Herald" for 24 years. Phillips was also the executive editor for "Great Days Outdoors" magazine for 3 years.

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  • File Size: 9155 KB
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  • Publisher: Night Hawk Publications, Inc. (November 21, 2013)
  • Publication Date: November 21, 2013
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  • Language: English
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