Basics of Bow Hunting
You can buy the DVD, its on there! This was my first educational instructional video for bow hunting but I really enjoyed putting it together. Hopefully some people get into Bow Hunting and enjoy seeing the basics. I wish I could make a living teaching people how to bow hunt so if you know of an oppurtunity call me or email ASAP! Thank you!
Article 1:Basics of Bow Hunting
Hopefully this will help people learn and get interested in this great sport.
I do recommend trying gun hunting prior to bow hunting only because bow hunting is so challenging and you have to be up close and personal. There is a lot you have to do to be successful. And here are a few tips which I have learned that may help you!
When possible it is good to have a little food plot to help keep the deer coming into your area. I recommend planting in the spring and replanting in late summer.
- Practice when you are good with the practice tips; try your hunting tips to make sure there is no variation in your shot.
- Stand location and scouting is key – always scout quietly not to disrupt wildlife because the big ones sometimes won’t ever come back. Look for deer signs- tracks- scat - scrape lines – ground scrapes where bucks will scrap the ground to mark the territory then urinate on it. When possible scout in the rain this will help reduce you leaving scent around. I recommend an elevated tree stand for cover, view and keeping scent high in the air most of the time this is a plus but when the wind is swirling sometimes its a minus.
- Scent: Keeping your scent down is very important if they smell you chances are you won’t see them. I recommend Scent free clothing. I wash my clothes with scent killing detergent and then put the clothes in a scent free bag. I will then put a couple of drops of either apple scent or acorn scent with deer musk on my clothes just too potentially hide some scent. I use apple or acorn depending on where I am hunting if I am hunting in oak trees I use acorn and if I am hunting around apple trees I will use apple scent and sometimes pine scent around pine trees. Before I walk in to hunt I usually put a little doe urine on my boots and drag a urine scent stick tied to my boots so when I go in, the deer urine drag hides whatever scent I have collected on my boots.
- Get comfortable in your stand so you can set for hours on end without moving. Deer can see movement along way away. If you move they will see you and you will probably not see them.
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