Selecting the best bow for your needs is important when you want to take part in bow hunting. It needs to be the correct draw length and a comfortable draw weight for you to successfully handle. You don’t want something that is difficult for you to work with as you will quickly get tired out.
Lots of practice is important before you go bow hunting. If your bow is too heavy though you will pick up bad habits from the very start. You need to practice with the right methods so that you can do very well in the field. Make sure you practice with the same equipment you intend to be hunting with. This includes the arrows and the right weight of tips. If you practice with 100 grain target points, make sure you use 100 grain broad heads for the hunt. Never go on a hunt with a newly fletched arrow or different length or weight of arrow than what you have been practicing with – it won’t fly the same.
You will need to get very close to your prey when you are bow hunting. Being invisible and free of smell are important. Using scent eliminating sprays, soaps, deodorants, and laundry detergent will help but the most important is to stay down wind from the game animal. There are multiple products on the market that will help you to determine the direction of the wind.
Being invisible is very important but it can also be tricky. It all depends on the type of game animal you are hunting. For instance with White Tail Deer hunting you will need to be in a tree stand or in a heavily covered area. If you are hunting out of a tree stand, never do so without a safety harness on.
Dress in camouflage patterns that fit your surroundings is very important. You will blend in nicely and you will be invisible but these animals sense movement easily so you have to stay calm and still as much as you can.
Try not to take along items that may draw attention to you while hunting with a bow. This includes shiny objects including watches or jewelry. Avoid anything that will make noise if there is any wind. This includes a jacket that can be flapping around and make sure your cell phone is turned off. You would hate to be drawing on a trophy buck when your mom calls to see what time you are coming home!
Your bow needs to be very quiet as well as invisible too. There are multiple accessories you can add such as string stoppers, stabilizers, and silencers to help make them as quiet as possible. Most of today’s bows are manufactured with the newest and best camo patterns. Try to choose one that will work well in the surroundings where you are going to be hunting.
Be sure of your shot! An injured game animal may live for days before succumbing to its injuries. If this happens it may never be found and it will be a waste of your efforts. It also means that the animal will have days of suffering to endure. You want to wait for the animal to be quartering away from you. Shoot into the vitals which are typically just behind the front shoulder region. Not too far back or too low because a gut shot will contaminate any meat that the fluids get on.
Don’t get discouraged if your animal runs away. Even with a good shot, the animal can typically run 70 to 100 yards before it bleeds out or the lungs fail. If you feel you have a good shot and you didn’t see the animal go down, try to find a blood trail. That should lead you to your game.
With these first time bow hunting tips, you will have a better chance of coming home with a great trophy or to fill your freezer up with meat. Taking these tips into consideration will give you a great advantage out there. It will take time for you to get a good feel for what works well for you on such a hunting adventure.