Cover July 2014CONTENTS

5     Change isn’t always good
7     From our readers
8     Have we lost the plot?
12   Testing G5's Quest Radical
15    Product showcase: want to buy a Winchester?
17    Echoes of a storm on the banks of the Selati River
20    Product showcase: a pocketknife with many uses
20    Product showcase: keeping the creepy-crawlies at bay
22    Product showcase: Atom – strange new broadhead
24    Oppi Plaas – Marius Roothman Boerdery
29    Patience paid off with a nice waterbuck
33    Broadhead testing protocol
34    Old arrows
37    The way I see it
39    Readers' trophies
44    Our youngsters – the future of bowhunting
47    SABA news
48    To camo or not to camo
51    Subscribe
53    Ancient blinds and hunting practices
56    For the kids
58    ABO news
59    Test your knowledge
60    “Die bok kyk vir jou…”
62    Oom Dries en die “Driezie”
64    Barky’s notebook
66    Mounted archery near Pretoria
70    Bowhunting opportunities
72    Letter from the rookie

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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...
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