Hunting with a bow requires a lot of patience. When we enter the woods, it may be hours, days, or even weeks, depending on what and where we are hunting, before we actually spot our quarry. It may be even longer than that before we get a shot. Many long hours are spent in a ground blind or tree stand sitting quietly, waiting, observing, and listening. We watch the sun come up and go down.
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In competitions, some people play the odds by availing themselves of all the possibilities that come their way. That’s why most archers who make their way to the annual Flight Archery Tournament held on the Bonneville Salt Flats near Wendover, Utah, shoot six arrows each allotted round. Why shoot only one if there’s a possibility that the second, or the third, or the fourth, or fifth, or even the sixth going further? Yes, most people think that way. Most everyone lets fly six arrows each round.
And then there are others who see things a little differently. They figure why go to all the fuss if there’s a sure possibility that one shot is all that is needed–so long as everything that needs to be in place is in place.

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The war party of the People traveledsilently but quickly through the trees. Every warrior was alert with his weapons at the ready. Early the previous morning, a messenger had arrived at their village requesting help. A large raiding party of the warlike northern Shaved Heads had been spotted near an outlying village of the People...
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I love flint. It is a unique stone with very unique properties. Most rocks have very limited use for humans, or at the most are simplycosmetic. Flagstone is used to line a porch or add decorative appeal to the outside of a house. Crushed gravel is used for roads. Cobbles create borders between flower gardens and the lawn. And yet, others are bulldozed away, used as wave breaks on fragile coastlines or even skipped across a pond.
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Jun/Jul 2017 Edition in this issue:

Hunting the Giant Wild Yeti by Kevin J. Raybould

Gunslobs of the West by John Whittaker

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