How do I start bowhunting?

December 25, 2010 by Bowhunter  
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AvrilLavignefan007 asked:


I'm 19 years old, and I have quite a few questions about bowhunting. Im still pretty clueless, so please dont mock me on lack of knowledge: Im gonna be doing a whole of reading up before this time next year. lol. Can anyone help answer my questions?
1.) I know I need a license. But can't you even get one of those at Wal-Mart?
2.) My brother and dad who have gone rifle hunting (and cant shoot something to save their lives) both took a Hunter's Safety Course. Do I HAVE TO take a Hunter's safety course? Or is it optional?
3.) I would like to put in for Cow elk for next year's season. Someone told me that with bowhunting your odds of getting drawn are alot better too, because not as many people do it.
4.) Im right handed due to breaking my arm when I was learning to draw/color/write all that when I was really little...Prior to then I was left handed. And Im LEFT EYE dominant. Any advice for this?
5.) Im an okay shot with the recurve bows we have. Just simple target practice on trees, snow mounds, cats, etc. But isn't shooting and aim with a cross bow a lot harder? Is bow hunting mostly done with cross bows?
6.) Where to get a bow? Im a college student and thanks to the glory of tuiton dont have alot ot spend. Anyone ever got a bow on eBay with good results?
Any other info you can think of let me know! Thanks!

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First deer bow season tips?

January 31, 2010 by Bowhunter  
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Tom B asked:


This year is going to be my first season for archery. In about May I decided I wanted to bow hunt. In August I got my first bow, a PSE Stinger with carbon arrows. I've been practicing at 20 yards since then, and bought some G5 Montec 85 Gr. broadheads yesterday since deer season is on the 18th. Yesterday I participated in my first bow shoot and did reasonably good. I won a Realtree camo hat, a coffee mug, and a $25 gift card to Kmart. I also purchased some Scent-A-Way at Wal-mart yesterday. On the 17th I'm leaving to my grandparents farm and spending the night and getting up early and going hunting. Do you have any good bow hunting tips for that day? Any certain way to dress for bow hunting that's different than rifle hunting? I have a 26" draw length, 48 lb drawback, 85% let off. My bow is a PSE Stinger
Oh, the arrows are Carbon Force™ Radial X Weave

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