Bow Hunting for Beginners

Bow hunting may seem like an easy hobby to pick up, but if you have never used a bow before it can be quite complicated. It isn’t as easy as just picking a bow up, using an arrow, aiming at your target and shooting. If that is what you are expecting, we recommend you not pick up a bow at all. It is a lot more technical than that. We have some bow hunting tips that will help beginners on their route to bow hunting.

Bow Hunting for Beginners

Picking a bow

This is probably as important a step as any in bow hunting, picking the right bow for yourself. There are numerous different bows in the market and it can be overwhelming to pick the right one for yourself if you don’t know a thing or two about bows. Don’t get too caught up in brands, you are a beginner, so you need to select a bow you are comfortable with more than anything. You need to test drive the bow and pick one that is the easiest for you to manage and the quietest.

The size of the bow is also important, you want one that isn’t too big but goes slightly above your shoulder when you square up to fire it. This will ensure you can manage to hold the bow steady and shoot with precision. The weight of the bow is also important since you are starting off you want a bow you can easily manage and we recommend staying away from heavier options. You need to develop your archery muscles and if you get a bow that is too heavy chances are you will end up hurting yourself.

Which bow rest is better suited for you?

The bow rest you should get for yourself depends on which type of arrows you plan on using on your hunt. For beginners, carbon arrows are recommended because they are easier to hunt with so a drop-away rest is the right option for your rest. The reason for this is because carbon arrows have a small diameter and require this particular rest for stability and support.

Aid for sight

As a beginner, you want a simple sight aid for your bow. Chances are you won’t be hunting from too far with the possibility of shooting from about 40 yards at maximum. So you don’t need to go overboard with a fancy sight. You do, however, want one that is sturdy and fits well in your bow. A three pin sight should be more than enough to track down your hunt from 20-30 yards away.

Be patient and breath

Hunting with a bow takes a lot of work and is not easy. You need to practice your form and work that out before you hit the wild. Remember to breathe as you shoot, it will help you maintain focus and also aim. Get a sense of your bow and the arrows you use before your first hunt, it will help you.