Wed. Nov 23rd, 2022

The New Enthusiasts Guide to Bow Hunting

HUNTING MASTERY

There are a lot of things to know before stepping into the field on your first bow hunting trip. A lot of people come to the sport knowing someone who can teach them the basic guidelines, but others must teach themselves. A lot of research will be necessary and there are some guidelines to know before even stepping into the store to buy your first bow. (“Starter’s Guide To Bow Hunting – Preparing For Your First …”)

“Some people buy under the misconception that it is best to have the heaviest bow they can use.” (“Starter’s Guide To Bow Hunting – Preparing For Your First …”) This is not the case. It is essential for a bow to feel good in a hunter’s hands; otherwise, he will not get true shots, or will not use the bow at all due to discomfort. The only time it is good to use the heaviest bow possible is when hunting for big game, such as elk, ox, or bear. (“Starter’s Guide To Bow Hunting – Preparing For Your First …”)

A strong bow can also be used in 3-D tournaments when using amazingly fast arrows and a flat trajectory. Otherwise, when hunting whitetail, turkey, and even small black bear, using a compound bow in the 50-pound weight range is the best choice. This size can put an arrow all the way through the target, while still being comfortable for most hunters to manage. The only exception to this is when using recurve bows, in which they require a larger weight. (“Starter’s Guide To Bow Hunting – Preparing For Your First …”) Women usually prefer a bow in the 45-pound range.

The most crucial factor when choosing a bow is finding one that fits the individual hunter. Bows are not one size fits all, and several types and brands will all fit differently. (“Starter’s Guide To Bow Hunting – Preparing For Your First …”) (“Starter’s Guide To Bow Hunting – Preparing For Your First …”) Be sure that it is comfortable in your hands. It should feel balanced in your grip, and you should be able to pull the bow at its draw weight comfortably. (“Starter’s Guide To Bow Hunting – Preparing For Your First …”)

“”Many hunters use bows that are too heavy for them; they assume that the bow will either loosen up, or that their muscles will develop more when using it.”” (“Starter’s Guide To Bow Hunting – Preparing For Your First …”) (“Starter’s Guide To Bow Hunting – Preparing For Your First …”) Using a bow that is too heavy can throw off your shot and ruin your accuracy. Another important thing to do when shopping for a bow is to browse around. A name brand bow is not always the best choice for every hunter. Choosing a reputable brand with good construction is important but be sure to browse around too. Spend what you can afford and buy the bow that is best for you. (“Starter’s Guide To Bow Hunting – Preparing For Your First …”)

The last suggestion for newcomers to bow hunting is to shop at an outfitter with an archery expert. An experienced hunter who knows his way around bows is often able to make a good decision, but a newcomer needs some guidance when making his first investment. (“Starter’s Guide To Bow Hunting – Preparing For Your First …”) The archery expert will be your number one resource regarding buying your first bow.

Best Wishes, Coy

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