Get the Most Out of Bowhunting
Bow hunting has been practiced for food, battle and sport for thousands of years. Today, hunters enjoy using the bow for a number of reasons. Bow hunting requires more physical skill, more stamina and more acuity than rifle hunting. Some hunters describe hunting with a bow as a much more personal experience, and some enjoy feeling connected to history. Whatever your reason for taking up bow hunting, there are tips of the trade that can help you master this challenging, yet rewarding sport.
Type: Many of today's hunters prefer a compound bow. Compound bows are strung across pulleys for additional shooting force. Either one or both of the pulleys can be manipulated to adjust the tension. making the arrow easier to hold in firing position, and easier to aim.
Size: It's common to assume that a larger, heavier bow applies more force, and is therefore a better choice. In reality, a lighter bow will actually improve accuracy, and give you a more consistent draw. A quality compound bow in the 50-pound range is generally sufficient for most recreational hunters. The most important thing to consider when choosing a bow is how it fits you specifically, and how comfortable you feel using it. A heavy bow does you no good if you have to struggle to make it work for you.
What to Buy: When purchasing your bow, prepare to make an investment. Purchasing a quality bow in a re