Don’t let getting skunked in your tag draw get you down. The August issue of North American Hunter, showcases a DIY pronghorn bowhunt and gives the must-haves for a successful trip. Also in this issue, tune up on elk hunting strategies and what would you do when faced with this monster moose in NAH’s popular segment, “You Call the Shots.” North American Hunter is a member-exclusive magazine of the North American Hunting Club, the premier community for hunters and outdoor enthusiasts.

In “Tag Tour 2012,” writer Brandon Ray shares his story of not allowing the fact he didn’t get the tag he wanted get him down. “Not one to give up so easily,” said Ray, “I bought two left-over pronghorn buck tags in Wyoming. The plan? To do a DIY hunt with a friend on public land.”

North American Hunt Club also announced the recipients of the 2012/2013 Big Game Awards, including the prestigious NAHC President’s Award and the One-Shot Kill Award. The Big Game Awards are open to all NAHC members who have taken North American game animals during a fair-chase hunt. And speaking of winning, also in this issue is the story, “Against All Odds,” written by NAHC Life Member Fred Metzler, the winner of the 2012 Newfoundland Moose Hunt sweeps who went on his hunt even after learning he was losing vision in his dominant eye.

In “21 1-Minute Elk Hunting Lessons,” author Bob Robb shares the skills he’s discovered the hard way to hunt an animal that has learned over the years to avoid humans. If you’re considering a wolf hunt, check out the Lethal Intelligence column called, “When Facts Best Emotion,” by Bill Samson. Also, turn to Tom Miranda’s latest Bowhunting column, “Season Strategies for Whitetails,” to be sure you’re prepared for the bowhunting season that’s right around the corner.

Other regular columns include: NAHC Gear Giveaway, where members could win a Mathews Creed compound bow, or many other items; in Campfire Tales, NAHC Life Member Gary Bergen shares how a young hunter takes his first elk using his late father’s rifle; and in Out West, Bob Robb talks about drawing a coveted Arizona archery elk tag. Don’t miss Parting Shots with Jeff Foxworthy where he explains his fondness with a very important piece of hunting equipment.

In the Field Test section powered by StuffStuff, more than 3,000 members tested products valued at nearly $130,000, including Otis O12 Gun Cleaners and the Stand ‘n Carry Sportsman’s Cart. To see what NAHC StuffStuff testers said about these products, and to learn how to become a field tester, visit StuffStuff.Com

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