Hunting Deer with a Bow for Beginners
Bow hunting is not easy. One of the most difficult things to do is to get close enough to the prey and fire that bow of yours. Nevertheless, once gun season comes to a close you will end up being in that scenario one way or another at one point in time when hunting. Hunting with a bow, during the times when gun season is over is a daunting task. There aren’t that many places to hide, because most if not all leaves are gone by this time and the hunter needs to be cautious and experienced. Many hunters try hiding on trees to be able to avoid being detected by their pray.
The most popular pray is deer, and deer hunting with a bow is an excellent and rewarding pass time. Hunting deer with a bow gives the hunter an advantage when doing so in a close area. Many experienced bow hunters hunt for deer at pine forested areas where deer go to hide. Hunting in such areas takes away the deer’s advantage, the advantage it would normally have due to the bows limited range. It is best advised to find a heavy trail leading into a forested area, an area with pine, climb a tree that oversees the vicinity.
Have in mind that the best range to fire a bow is within a 50 yard radius. It is imperative that you find a good spot to hide. Staying on the edge of this area will inevitably drive your pray away. You will stick out like a shore thumb and will never get a good chance to fire that bow of yours. Experienced hunters know well that deer, especially during the end of the hunting season, are extremely cautious when entering or approaching open hardwoods. Nevertheless, they are relaxed and carefree when entering a pine thicket. A thick pine area provides deer a good hiding place, it is close cover that allows them to feel secure and don’t expect anyone to be there. The hunter needs to stay alert at all times if there is a chance to kill a deer. Every experienced hunter will tell you that in most cases they hear their pray before they see it. Most of the time, hearing a sound is what makes the hunter look towards a direction, towards the direction of the pray.
Being alert is very important for the hunt, especially when hunting with a bow; more so when hunting in a wooded pine area. Deer will be more likely to sneak up to the hunter in this type of area. They occasionally snap a twig in pine thickets but could sneak up behind you without making a single sound. That’s why many hunters prefer to have hearing equipment with them during these kinds of hunts. When hunting with a bow, you need to get up close so you will need a good advantage over the pray. Aside from the hearing aide, the good warm cloths and boots and hat the hunter should have a good fine tuned hunting bow.