5 Tips For Bow Hunting
Hunters need every advantage, and with 5 tips for bow hunting, new hunters can have a more enjoyable hunt. It can be hard to manage modern equipment used in hunting if you aren't familiar with it. Always look for ways to make things easier and more fun, otherwise a hobby like bow hunting becomes a chore.
Practice target shooting a few months before the season opens. Get a target you can use at home and go out and practice the 20, 30 and 40 yard shots. This also gives you time to build up the arm muscles used in the draw and hold, critical for successful bow hunting.
- Shoot practice shots from a height off of the ground. Try to replicate the off the ground height you will shoot from while bow hunting. In the tree stand you are shooting down at an angle, which is a different shot than standing on the ground and shooting straight out.
- Use good quality arrows. Better quality arrows produce more consistent shots, so your practice translates well to the field.
- Use a good sight. There are a variety of sights available for bows used in bow hunting. One with fiber optic light gathering points will help you easily see the aim points. Most of these sights also allow for three aiming positions to adjust to the 20, 30 and 40 yard points.
Use a bow carrying sling. With the bow over your shoulder or neck you can easily climb into tree stands without worry. If you don't have a sling, you can attach some rope to the bow to bring it up into the tree once you are safely harnessed. Safety is paramount during bow hunting.