just got into bowhunting and need help getting started?

December 19, 2010 by Bowhunter  
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da animal freak asked:


my dad always used to go hunting with his friends when i was little but he only shot a gun a few times, and only shot a few deers in his whole life. and in about by next summer me, my brother and my dad are going to start hunting seriously. when i go and see reviews about bows, all the real experianted youth hunters my age talk about how like the tuning is easy. i have no idea how to tune a bow, though, i know how to shoot one because someone that new how, told me how to shoot the bow for normal, target archery. not hunting. so i'm very new to the whole thing and need a full tutorial about it. thx for all your help!

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2 Responses to “just got into bowhunting and need help getting started?”
  1. Bowhunting says:

    Bow Cases

    First:
    Next time your talking to somene, look down at your feet. This is the stance you are most comfortable in, and should shoot with your feet like that, when you use your bow (Called the conversation stance)
    2nd:
    Next, Tuning a compound bow is easy(er) if it has the allen screws on the limbs. To make the poundage more, follow the manufacturers guide.
    3rd:
    Depending on your budget, you can get Fixed Broadheads, or Mechanical broadheads. The thing here is how big a wound it will leave, so you have a sufficent blood trail to follow to your game. Bigger, the better. BUT make sure they are compatable with your arrow grain (Ask the store clerk for help on this)
    4th:
    Deer have VERY powerful senses. Make sure you have good camouflage, a scent away spray, and are very quiet in the terrain you are hunting. Quieter then a mouse fart.
    5th:
    Practice, Practice, Practice! The vitals on a deer are a smaller area, when using a bow, so alwqays practice. Put a paper with an oval on it, or print off a paper of deer vitals, put it on a Haybale, or arrow stop, and see how many times you can hit it in that area. Also, this wouls be a good time to set your sights (If your bow has them).

    Also, what helps, is getting a flipper rest, or a Whisker Biscuit, to steady your arrow.

    Add on:
    Also, most bow hunters hunt from treestands, or blinds. When hunting in a tree stand, practice a bit before you try it for real, and make sure you have a good fitting harness. It can save your life.
    As for the blind, make sure you have one that you can have a full draw back room in.

  2. Bow Cases says:

    Bear Recurve Bow

    Im not sure what I could have added after that other post, draw weight is usually easily adjusted at home with allen keys on the limbs. Clockwise to increase and dounter clockwise to decrease. There is two holes (one on each limb) so make usre to tighten them the same amount every time. Draw length is an adjustment that is usually needed to be done with a bowpress, but some bows theses days dont need it. You need to match the grain of the target point with the grain of broadhead (Id go with 100 grain.) Also stick with bolt cutter broadheads at first dont worry about mechanical.

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