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Bowhunter magazine publish/mail dates?
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Contributors to this thread:
RutnStrut 06-May-18
StickFlicker 06-May-18
LBshooter 06-May-18
copperman 06-May-18
Bou'bound 06-May-18
RutnStrut 06-May-18
Jaquomo 06-May-18
BTM 07-May-18
Curt Wells 07-May-18
GLP 07-May-18
x-man 07-May-18
RutnStrut 07-May-18
smarba 07-May-18
StickFlicker 07-May-18
From: RutnStrut
06-May-18
Does anyone know the approximate publish/mail dates of the magazine? I know Curt and a few other guys are on here. I have looked all over my magazines and their site and can't find this info. Thanks in advance.

From: StickFlicker
06-May-18
All I know is that the August issue is going to be the best issue of the year!

From: LBshooter
06-May-18
Cancelled my script years ago. Is it still a advertisement magazine with a story or two?

From: copperman
06-May-18
Got to pay the bills LBshooter. Still good publication

From: Bou'bound
06-May-18
I just renewed for $8.00. It’s worth it!

From: RutnStrut
06-May-18
It's a great magazine. Sure there is some stuff in it I dislike, but I would rather have that than they go under.

From: Jaquomo
06-May-18
I did an analysis a couple years ago with old Bowhunter and old Trad Bowhunter issues compared to today. Measured column inch and full page ad ratios to article column inches. Interestingly, very little has changed, besides the perception. Maybe different ad content, but they've always been advertisement magazines with some stories sprinkled in.

From: BTM
07-May-18
Great mag!

From: Curt Wells
07-May-18
I've been waiting for the next comment about advertising in Bowhunter Magazine. I find it quite amusing that anyone would complain about ads (especially ads about all the great hunting gear we all buy and use) in a print magazine when you spend the entire day on the Internet which has the most annoying, abusive, and aggressive advertising methods on the planet (this site excluded thanks to Pat). You can't scroll past an ad, you have to endure pop-up ads and videos, and you are FORCED to watch entire commercials before you can get to the content you want. If you do a search for a product you are haunted for weeks with ads about that product, and your every keystroke is monitored. I never hear any complaining about that. How anyone could possibly complain about magazine ads, where all you have to do is turn the page, is beyond me. Right now, the bowhunting "industry" is in a serious downturn, but Bowhunter Magazine is strong and profitable, as proven by healthy advertising ratios. However, like any publication, we, and our advertisers, need the support of our readership. With subscriptions available for $8 to $10 (about $1 per issue) it's pretty hard to imagine anyone complaining about that either. Bowhunter Magazine is part of the foundation of modern bowhunting and we've been there for nearly 50 years. We plan to be here for a long time to come but we can't do it alone.

rutnstrut, you can message me and I will get right back to you. Thanks.

From: GLP
07-May-18
Bought my first Bowhunter in 1984 an have not missed an issue since. This and Tradition Bowhunter are the magazines I like and support. Greg

From: x-man
07-May-18
The only real difference is that 30 years ago, I bought the magazine mostly for the advertising. Back then it was the only way to know what was new. Now, that information is available in seconds with the click of a mouse.

There aren't any more ads now than before. We just don't need to read the ads now days.

From: RutnStrut
07-May-18
Curt, I must apologize. I never meant for this thread to become a bash fest. I really enjoy Bowhunter magazine.

From: smarba
07-May-18
Thx Curt, I agree.

Ditto X-Man. The "what's new" issue is about the least worthwhile issue for me these days. I can't recall seeing anything "new" that seemed remotely useful that I hadn't already seen discussed in multiple online forums (mainly Bowsite). In the "good ol' days" magazine ads and the "what's new" issue was the main way we could find out about the new stuff! Now when I get the "what's new" it's a 2-minute skim and into the recycling bin.

I am not overly concerned with the ads. The subscription price is cheap and I can flip past the ads as I see fit.

From: StickFlicker
07-May-18

StickFlicker's Link
I'll add a link to subscribe, for those interested, since Curt didn't do so himself.

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