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Bow Hunting

This section is for those avid Bow hunters or those wishing to start. Enjoy!

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David Dinn

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Tips For Beginners....


If you are just starting to get involved in bow hunting, then there are a lot of things you must learn. The first thing you will obviously need to do is get a bow. There are certain models out there that are much more popular than others. Mathews, PSE, Diamond, Martin, Bowtech,High Country and Hoyt just to name a few. In my opinion the popularity of the brand is not what you should look at. All of these companies make great compound bows. I recommend shooting many different kinds of bows without looking at what brand it is. Start narrowing down your choices little by little, and at the end you’ll have the bow that fits you the best and not the bow that is just more popular.

Once you have your bow all set up and sighted in the next step is to make sure you can hit your target. One of the best Bow hunting tips you can have is PRACTICE…PRACTICE…PRACTICE. Arrow placement is very important if you want to be a successful bow hunter. It is important to be able to draw your bow back slowly and quietly. Practicing not only helps with your accuracy but will aid in building the appropriate muscles needed for you to draw your bow back slowly, quietly and deadly. Practice shooting standing with your legs together, siting, from a tree stand, your porch or try to simulate various hunting situations. The more prepared you are the better your chances will be for making a successful shot.

Once you have shot your bow and you know you’re shooting great and nothing is wrong with your bow, it is time to head out to the woods. There are some Bow hunting tips that are universal and it doesn’t matter what kind of game you are hunting. One of those tips is to make sure that you are comfortable pulling your bow back in your stand or blind. Make sure there aren’t any branches or other obstacles that will be in your way while pulling your bow back. The last thing you want to have happen is for that big Bull or Stag to come by and to not be able to pull your bow back because of some branch or obstacle in your way.

Once you have your bow all set up and your aim is true the next step is making sure your tree stand is ready for you to hunt out of. First thing that needs to be done is to make sure you have good shooting lanes from your stand and you are able to comfortably draw your bow back with out any interference from tree limbs. Also make sure your shooting lanes are open. Even a small branch may deflect your arrow resulting in a miss… or worse… a wounded animal.

Knowing the distance of your target is also very important for bow hunters. You will find it beneficial to place a few markers in a radius in front of your stand. I place stones, dead tree branches or use actual trees as marker at 20 and 30 yards. If you have a rangefinder you could use that just keep in mind if you are measuring distance with a range finder when practicing you should also use a range finder when hunting.

Discussion Forum

New group and ranges.

Started by Phlip Crocker. Last reply by Peter Emberley Apr 19, 2015. 4 Replies

Not sure if everyone on this group are aware, but there is a new Facebook group called Newfoundland Bowhunters. Bunch of great people over there and worth checking out. Also there is an indoor range…Continue

Bow Hunting Moose 2012

Started by steve nugent. Last reply by steve nugent Nov 6, 2012. 2 Replies

Anyone planning to get their moose with the bow this year?Continue

Bear Hunt

Started by David May 1, 2012. 0 Replies

Anyone planning a bear hunt this spring with there bow ? hoping to get a trip to Rattling Brook to hunt a stand and hopefully take my first bear with my bow.Continue

BOW HUNTING BIG GAME

Started by John Ross Nov 5, 2011. 0 Replies

Hello Fellow Bow Hunters,, I just joined this site today and am very excited to see that there a few Bow Hunters here enjoying the art of Archery for Big Game. I've alread taken some deer with my Bow…Continue

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Comment by Peter Emberley on September 29, 2014 at 10:37pm

Nice animal

Comment by Shane Pinsent on September 29, 2014 at 9:30pm

Moose # 3 with bow, 13pts at 50 yards

Comment by derrick chaulk on September 15, 2013 at 11:46am
Nope, unfortunately he's very wise.
Comment by steve nugent on September 14, 2013 at 12:57pm

Get that bear yet?

Comment by derrick chaulk on September 10, 2013 at 10:33pm
Yep, hes's a beaut!
Comment by steve nugent on September 10, 2013 at 10:23pm

Looks like a nice bear!

Comment by derrick chaulk on September 8, 2013 at 8:29pm

check out this link to video of bear im after with bow http://youtu.be/O-r2zd3dsOk

Comment by derrick chaulk on September 6, 2013 at 6:56pm
I usually bait every 3 or 4 days until they start hitting, keep my scent in area down, once their hittin I bait everyday, same time( usually about an hour or two before the time you plan to be in the stand
Comment by Ben Scaplen on September 6, 2013 at 4:21pm

You should be doing it everyday. I have a cabin our near Glovertown and I bait every weekend, not ideal, but i will eventually catch up with the bear on a long weekend. You need a game camera to monitor hitting times, but with a trap it doesn't matter because you'll get them overnight.

Comment by steve nugent on September 6, 2013 at 4:14pm

Thanks. Is there much work to maintaining the bait?

 

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