Bow Hunting

November 21, 2009 by Bowhunter  
Filed under Bow Hunting

bow huntingBow hunting is something that is ingrained in every culture all over the world. The earliest man used bows to hunt for food and at times to defend himself. Today, bow hunting is done as a sport, using archery to hunt down game animals. To be a successful bow hunter, you need a lot of practice to develop your skill and hone your natural instinct. Skills are one thing, but you also need a good set of equipments to be a successful bow hunter.

The first piece of equipment you have to pay attention to is the bow, obviously. There are a number of choices available and the type of bow you choose could define your game. There are long bows, recurve bows and compound bows. The choice of bow type depends on which type you are most comfortable with, but if you're a novice bow hunter, the compound bow is often recommended. Compound bows have been used by bow hunters for a long time, so you can be sure that this type of bow is reliable and easy to use.

The next item on your checklist is the arrow, you can't go bow hunter without arrows. There are a number of factors you should weigh in before choosing your arrows. First, you should check out the weight of the arrow and the stiffness of the shaft. Lights and fast arrows may not be the wisest choice for some because it tends to be heavily affected by the wind and a slight change in the wind could redirect your arrow away from your target. It is recommended that the arrow should weigh is around six grains. The balance between the arrow and the bow is important for the success of each shot.

While these two are the most important tools you should heavily invest on in bow hunting, there are other equipments you will need to make your hunting expeditions more enjoyable and safe. Arm guards serve as a good protection when you're out bow hunting. You don't need to buy the most expensive in the market; it does not guarantee that you will be safer. A relatively cheap arm guard works just as well, as long as it is in good condition. Check out the strap and buckles and sure it is properly secure.

If you're serious about bow hunting, you should also consider getting a string silencer. If you make less noise, you can sneak up on your target and go in for the kill. Even the slightest sound will alarm your target making it uneasy and might eventually run away. Bow quivers are important equipment for bow hunter. Your quiver should be secure and should not hum or vibrate whenever you take a shot.

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