Bow Hunting

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

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David Dinn

Bow Hunting Administrator


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


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 Ben Scaplen on February 21, 2012 at 10:56am

Yes, according to Wildlife they are "firearms" and you need to be the same distance from dwellings, etc.

I've got a bear bow, 72 lbs I think, and 1 moose so far.

There used to be an archery club around town that used to practice in a gymasium. Anybody know of this? I find it a pain to get permits and set up in a gravel pit to get a few shots in.

Comment by Shane Pinsent on February 21, 2012 at 9:25am

Some regulations that most people don't know is that you need a permit to shoot same as a rifle to practice with a bow. What type of bow is everyone shooting? I'm using a jennings cmx, 60-70 lbs. 2 moose and one bear so far.

Comment by David on February 18, 2012 at 11:40am


The PSE Stinger Ready-to-Shoot Package includes: bow, Aries™ three-pin sight with light, lightweight Mongoose™ quiver, Whisker Biscuit™ QS arrow rest, Mongoose™ peep sight and nocking loop. 70lb draw weight, 27"-30" adjustable draw length, 65% - 80% let-off. Blue Ridge has these great bows on sale now for $399.99, be a great all around bow for someone wanting to get into the sport for cheap.

Comment by John Ross on February 2, 2012 at 11:36am

No sweat David, i'm late responding as well, but this Site doesn't have very much activity in any of the groups other than waterfoul and Coyotes. I'm really interested in Bow Hunting and there doesn't seem to be very many interested parties keeping the Bow Fourm going, so I'm probably not going to bother with this site very much, there are a lot of other very active sites that I find very pleasing. Best of Luck, C  YA  JOHN

Comment by David on January 10, 2012 at 6:57pm

Sorry for the late reply John, I bought that at bass pro shop on sale, it broadhead and target point frendly, a very good quality target, I paid under $ 100 deliverd for it 

Comment by John Ross on November 5, 2011 at 2:22pm

David ol Man,, Am very interested in that big black target you're using for Bow Practise, is that store bought or did you make it and if so what did you make it out of, looks like a dandy??

C  YA  John

Comment by David on May 12, 2011 at 10:34am

25yds standing


25 yds sitting

Comment by steve nugent on April 14, 2011 at 12:19am
First of all I"ll just let you know that I cant very well call myself a "Bow Hunter" untill I have a sucessfull hunt Lol... I lived out west for a number of years and lost alot of arrows after Whitetails. Im hoping to have better luck with a bigger and slower target in Nl this fall. I have a Hoyt Cybertec cam and a half. Nice bow but its old tech now. 2003 Model. Id recomend Hoyt but I have never tryed anything else!
Comment by David on April 13, 2011 at 11:33pm
I didnt even think there was any bow hunters on the Avalon LOL, It would be some nice to have a place to go for new people just trying to get into the sport. What kind of hoyt you got Steve, Im in the market for a new one this year and there top of my list.
Comment by steve nugent on April 13, 2011 at 10:48pm
Thanks for the advise Guys! I bought some lighter spine arrows after and my problem is just about fixed. Its a real science trying to get the right combination of arrows and broadheads. I might just get a new one soon and retire this bow. Shes almost eight years old and maybe gettin a little tired! I"ll certainly buy another HOYT bow. Im realy suprised there isnt any archery clubs or groups in Eastern NL.

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