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You hear the name Cameron Hanes and the first image that comes to mind is a fanatical hardcore outdoorsman, doing what he does the best, hunting trophy blacktails. Apart from being a bow hunting expert, Cameron Hanes is also a highly successful author of books like Backcountry Bowhunting, Bowhunting Trophy Blacktail and the editor of the highly coveted hunting magazine, that is Eastmans’ Bowhunting Journal. Bowhunting is his passion and he is one successful hunter. Cameron has covered alot of the hunting trails that the US has to offer, but he has also covered areas in countries like Canada and Africa. However, his heart lies in the backcountry of Wyoming, Oregon, and Alaska.

A single day does not go by without Cameron shooting arrows hitting the bullseye most of the time. This simply means that his skills as a bow hunter are as apt as can be. In order to keep himself up for the gruelling sessions that bow hunting may call for, he runs marathons during the off-season, to prepare himself for his next hunt. He believes that by pushing his body to the limit he is keeping par with the big game animals in the wilderness who are scaling the treacherous terrain daily. Imparting his rich knowledge about bow hunting is something that basically defines Cameron Hanes’ love for this sport. He perfectly understands that experienced hunters can prove to be tough critics for his books, as well as the tips that he has given during his interviews. But at the same time, he also has the advantage of being an ace in this sport. So, he is someone, who definitely knows what he is talking about.

According to Cameron, the hunters these days know, what they are dealing with in the wild and therefore he believes in the age old saying “Practice what you Preach” and he does just that. This was exactly the reason, why all of his readers admired him, since they knew that Cameron hunted just the way they did and so they could identify better with the tips and techniques that he used. This quality of his made the readers take and follow his advice and some of the modern day hunters still swear by some of his bow hunting strategies.

Hanes is attributed with the feat of motivating many bow hunters, all thanks to his writing. He perfectly understands that it is a difficult task to master the art of bow hunting, which is exactly the reason, why he attributes his success to the number of hours that he has spend practicing archery range, both indoor as well as outdoor. He knows that even a mistake made in a split second can ruin a bow hunter’s chances of getting the arrow to the mark. Cameron Hanes is a renowned face on ‘The Outdoor Channel’ as a part of the TV show “Eastmans’ Hunting TV”. He credits the TV shows for exposing the thrills of bow hunting with due credit to the amazing footage caught by the cameras, rendering the show to be one of its kind.

Cameron Hanes has also been a part of many events such as the 2005 Alaska Bowhunters Association Banquet and the Oregon Bowhunters Banquet held in 2007.  Backcountry Bowhunting is where his passion lies, with aspiring bow hunters looking up to him, all eager to share his success stories and about his experience in this great sport of Bowhunting.

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Posted February 15, 2014 by Justin Ott

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