We have another GREAT guest post! This time from Mitchell Wood of Muskethunting.com. He brings us a post on “What You Need To Know About Bowhunting”. Read on.
What You Need To Know About Bowhunting
Bowhunting requires careful planning especially if you want to shot your desired game. If you want to hunt for fun, you only need a compound or traditional bow, suitable broadheads and clothing. You can then proceed to the field or forest. While hunting, you can use a tree stand or ground blind. Make sure to position yourself in a good position.
You also need to know when your target game will be out of its hiding place. Most animals do not store their food. So they rise in the morning to search for food. With this information, you can then ambush your target game when it is looking for food or feeding.
Depending on the place where you will be hunting, the target game or your preferences, you might require an appropriate outfit. When search for a good outfit, do your research. It is good to check past marketing campaigns to ensure you get the best outfit.
Great bow hunters will require more items than what we have discussed in the previous paragraphs. One of the most prominent items will be a bow stabilizer.
You might have or not used a bow stabilizer in the past. A bow stabilizer is screwed into a thread accessory hole found below the grip. Almost all compound bows feature this accessory hole for mounting of a stabilizer.
A stabilizer does multiple roles. It absorbs vibrations during a shot reducing the shock at your hands. The bow will also be quiet once the shock is reduced. Stabilizers add weight below the grip which keeps the bow balanced. The additional weight keeps the bow in an upright position which increases accuracy. You can thus focus on your target. Stabilizers also combat bow torque. Stabilizers which add weight in front of the bow, resist the torque.
Most archers are not sure about the length of the stabilizer they should choose. There is no official length, it all depends on you and your hunting preferences. For example, if you want to target a game at 20 yards, you might choose a 6-inch stabilizer. If you want to target 70 meters, you might choose a 30-inch stabilizer. Remember maneuverability and weight are important elements to consider in bowhunting.
You might also have to add of side rods to your bow. While adding side rods to your bow is a personal choice, it might increase the success of your hunting. Just like bow stabilizers, side rods add weight behind the riser.
Now, are you ready to start bow hunting?
If you are a serious bowhunter, you will realize that there are several things that you should do to increase your success. A strategy is the most important thing that you require as a bow hunter. Positioning is very important for bow hunting. You need a place where you can view animals clearly. A good hideout is essential for successful bowhunting. You will realize that a tree stand is a better choice. So it is good to take some time building a tree stand.
Whether you are an experienced bowhunter or a novice, a tree stand will enhance your hunting success. If you aren’t sure how or where to start, here is a guide of some of the best types of tree stands.
Types of Tree Stands
Ladder stand – this type of a tree stand includes a leader and seat only. This kind of tree stand is permanent because you have to fix the seat to the ladder. Survey the location carefully before building the tree stand because it is not portable.
Lock on tree stand – this kind of stand is a portable, light and safe. It’s like a small house that is fixed to a tree using screws, so you can remove it any time.
Climber tree stand – if you want to sit and wait, a climber tree stand will be the best choice. This type of a tree stand can be tied with ratchet straps to any tree. If you are learning bow hunting, you might want to use a climber tree stand because it’s great and simple to use.
Serious bowhunters will find this guide very useful because it increases your success. However, you should know that a guide isn’t a guarantee you will shot your target. You might be an experienced bow hunter and fail to hit your target. Remember that some tricks might not work for you.
Hello and welcome to my blog. I am Mitchell, founder of MusketHunting. Here at Musket Hunting, I provide guides on how to hunt effectively, answer reader’s questions, and review on the latest hunting gears. Hunting will give you the experience that nothing else in this world can provide with.
Mitchell, again thank you and thank y’all for reading the blog. Stay tuned for more great content.
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