Accuracy is of paramount importance in archery. And achieving that precision with an instinctive shot would mean that you’re either the golden child of this game or a champion refined by the rigorous practices this sport demands. Sadly though, not everyone is cut out to be any one of the aforementioned, so the majority of us usually resort to sights.
If it’s difficult for the king of the jungle to hunt a deer, then just imagine the challenge a bowhunter has to face to down one. These animals are not at all your cup of tea, they are always on the alert, they’re fast, and incredibly slick. Targeting one is in itself a victory and shooting one is another. But we all know that nothing can stop a deer from running, not even an arrow’s wound to the heart or lung. So the overall victory is in tracking the deer’s whereabouts and dragging it out of the woods.
A successful hunt teeters between landing the right tree or the wrong one, leaving the hunters fate of downing the trophy deer to dangle precariously. In bowhunting tree stand placement means everything. Even being 12 inches out of position can cost the hunter a clear shot of the quarry. This is why, during hunting seasons, it is quite common to see scores of bowhunters vying for ideal spots to hang their tree stands. Such scrabbles often culminate to conflicts or complications; therefore, various organizations have established tree stand laws and etiquette hunters must abide by.
It’s game-over when a deer even as much as smells a whiff of your presence. A hunter’s greatest challenge is evading a deer’s incredible sense of smell.
Did you know that deer have 297 million scent receptors? Humans only have 5 million! That ought to give you a vivid sense of just how high the smelling ability of a deer is. A mere breeze can enable the animal to smell you from 150-200 yards. Even after several days, the deer can pick up on the relic of your scent. Therefore, it is essential for a hunter to have scent control. Here are some tips to help you escape the smell detection of deer.
Great short movie about hunting. Listen to Donnie Vincent explains why he loves bowhunting.
Most of us get our food from supermarkets. Some of us try to go organic and natural and cage free and all those other positive buzzwords people use to feel good about themselves but there are very few of us who still hunt for our food. These guys do. And they're not ashamed of it. Here's why.
Accuracy is a major part of archery , whether you're a beginner or an advanced shooter. Bowhunters are always trying to improve their accuracy in order to get better penetration, and of course to get bragging rights. You see it with company ads all the time. They come out with these sights and rests that have been "designed with the archer in mind", guaranteed to make you more accurate.
Bow hunting ethics is a topic that comes up often. There seems to be quite a controversy over the topic. You can say, "it is and it isn't." It's like asking are handguns in the hands of citizens safe ? They are and they aren't. It depends on whose hands they are in. It is the same with the question, "Is bowhunting ethical?" It depends on whose hands the bow is in.