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Time for final shot at bowhunting

Bowhunting, in its most basic form, is the most skilled of hunting sports. Bowhunting is archery and all the skills that come with it.

Updated: November 5, 2008, 3:28 PM ET
By Steve Bowman | ESPNOutdoors.com

With gun season closing in, I have a few more days to comfortably scratch my back against an oak tree about 15 feet off the ground with bow in hand.

It's a sedentary activity that I share with several thousand bowhunters across the nation, one that brings out the passion of the hunt probably more than any other deer hunting activity.

Every bowhunter has his reasons for that passion. I can't speak for them, I can only try and relate why it's especially compelling to me.

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