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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 Shane Pinsent on April 12, 2011 at 10:48am
Steve, If you come to Corner Brook, Carberys Archery is EXCELLANT. Auything you want it can be done here, Prices are better than wall-mart
Comment by David on April 10, 2011 at 5:12pm
I dont know of any on the avalon, but i think blue ridge in Lewis Port does work on them. Have you tried doing it your self, if you look on you tube there are some pretty good videos explaining just about everything with bows. What do you need done ?
Comment by steve nugent on April 9, 2011 at 11:43pm
Is there any archery centers in Newfoundland? Need service on my bow but cant seem to find anywhere to help. Is there any bow experts around the Avalon?
Comment by David on April 7, 2011 at 10:03am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSqUBGLJxHU

 

Have a look at this video

Comment by David on April 7, 2011 at 9:56am
What kind of sights and rest are you using Chris ? Is everything square, you can buy a tool at any of the major out door stores for this for less then $20. When i sighted in my bow I started at 10 yards with my top pin ( I use a 5 pin sight) got it shooting reasonably close and moved out to 20 with the 2nd pin and so on up to 40 yds. Still not very good at 40 yds, but it takes alot of practice and patience, no one can pick up a bow and hit a pie tray target at 40 or 50 yds the 1st try. Keep at it and have patience.
Comment by Shane Pinsent on January 25, 2011 at 11:46am
Christopher, are you using a peep site on the string?
Comment by Christopher Paddock on January 25, 2011 at 11:35am
I have an older Bear Whitetail 2 compound bow set to 60 lbs that I wouldn't mind taking up after moose and small game. I can't seem to get the hang of sighting the thing in properly, though. Those pin sights stump me every time. I've installed a kisser button just above the serving on the bowstring, and that seems to have helped giving me a consistent anchor point, but using the pin sight is still hit-and-miss (pardon the pun).
Comment by Shane Pinsent on January 25, 2011 at 9:35am
Love bow hunting! 2 moose and a bear so far. One important fact that people don't realize is that a bow is classfied as a firearm, You don't need a FAC to buy, but you need a permit to carry to shoot it. Back yard shooting is ilegal. Practice is the key, and wait for that perfect shot. Don't expect to get a shot everytime you creep up on an animal, you'll pass up more than you shoot at. Good luck and safe hunting.
Comment by David on November 18, 2010 at 3:31pm

Comment by David on November 9, 2010 at 11:42am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3rOBE5IEvA

Now this is what bow hunting is all about !! up close and pesonal !!
 

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