January 2015 ABH300CONTENTS

5      Comment: a new era for Africa’s Bowhunter
7      From our readers
8      Maintenance time
12    Testing Hoyt's Carbon Spider ZT Turbo
16    Teeth and claws: a grizzly bear adventure in the wilds of British Columbia
22    Hunting giraffe with bow and arrow
25    Nuut op die rak: sakboekie vir elke jagter
27    The way I see it
31    ABO news
33    Two days in the mountains  
38    For the kids: colour me in
39    For the kids: wildebeest quiz
41    For the kids: bowhunters quiz
42    Trap for the live capture of jackal
45    Readers' trophies
46    Scientifically proven
47    Readers' trophies
48    Broadhead test: Silver Flame 125 grain
52    Year of the pig – again!
54    The simplicity of simplicity
56    Lighted nocks
57    Works for me...
59    Subscribe
62    Bowhunting opportunities
63    Bows for sale
64    Letter from the rookie

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RE: Trophy photos
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Geen onduidelike, onetiese, bloedbevlekte foto’s, asook foto’s van oneetbare diere en kopskote sal voortaan in ABH geplaas word nie. Die besluit is geneem agv algemene ontevredenheid en kritiek van ons lesers. 
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roedeer2Hunting roe deer with a traditional bow
For the last 15 years I have had the luck to be authorised during my summer holidays to hunt the roe deer buck (in France, depending on the place you live, having a summer tag is more or less easy). I’m a traditional bowhunter, hunting the hard way (no tree stand, no blind, no decoy, no camo). I’m hunting alone – combining walk and stalk, encounter and ambush methods.The place I hunt during summer time is a 250 hectares typical western France place: small meadows, small rivers, small woods, a lot of hedges and many fields (corn, sunflower and wheat). By chance, our holidays house is inside this area which is private...
Read more in the Jauary 2014 issue page 61