5 Deer Bowhunting Tips
Bow hunting deer is hobby with a huge following, so here are 5 deer bowhunting tips. There are two seasons to deer hunting, bow and shotgun. While some hunters chose to hunt both seasons, some are die hard bow or shotgun hunters. There are a few tips for those hunters who prefer bowhunting rather than using a shotgun.
- Practice! It can’t be said enough that practicing is one of the best things a hunter can do. Practicing lets a bowhunting hunter know what his abilities and range are. When practicing, make sure to wear your full gear to avoid running into problems or clothing conflicts once out in the field.
- Noise is your enemy. While this may seem obvious, with bowhunting it is even more critical. The effective range for bowhunting is much smaller then with other methods of hunting. Check all equipment and gear for noise before the first hunt and eliminate as much noise as possible.
- Sight above your target while pulling to a draw. It is easier to drop down to your target then it is to raise your sight up to it while holding a full pull.
- Scent is another big enemy of a bow hunter. While cover scents have their uses, removing or avoiding strong scents is much more effective.
- When using a tree stand, use natural greenery to camouflage the bottom of the stand. Not only is it more natural looking, it also provides a more natural scent.
These are just a few of the basic tips to help make your hunting trip more successful. Nothing is quite as thrilling as taking your first deer on opening day; good luck and happy bowhunting!