‘Urban Sportsman’: Bringing Bowhunting to the City, One Whitetail at a Time

It’s a sunny, abnormally warm early evening in October, and Taylor Chamberlin is about 20 feet off the ground. Looking down from his treestand through the dense canopy, he sees his target: a whitetail cruising for acorns.   Chamberlin draws his bow and lets an arrow loose. The deer is no more than 20 yards away. When the broadhead connects, the

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Camp Pendleton Marines Engage in the Ancient Art of Bowhunting

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — Appreciation and understanding of various weapon systems are a part of Marine culture. Typically, the M16 or the M240 are the first to come to mind. However, there is a more traditional weapon system being utilized by Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton personnel, and it has fostered a culture of its own. The bow and arrow

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Ishi, Pope, and Young: The History of Modern Bowhunting

In 1912, Ishi crouched behind a bush and put his index and middle fingers to his lips. He made a sharp, high-pitched kissing sound — a rabbit distress call. To his left, Saxton T. Pope watched in amazement as a small group of rabbits came within view, then stopped and listened, all within 15 yards of these early American bowhunters. 

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