If bow hunting for deer is something that appeals to you, then the best advice I can give you is to seek out a veteran bow hunter that’s been doing it for years or pay a visit to your local bow shop. These shops are an invaluable resource for the aspiring hunter, you will get way better information from a local hunting shop than you can get from the big retailers like Gander Mountain or Field & Stream. One of the most important steps after finding a good local hunting shop is to be properly measured and fitted so you will be shooting a bow that fits your body. I will keep away from explaining how to pick the right compound for bow hunting and leave that up to the guys at your local shop. After your local bow shop has gotten you all hooked up with the right bow setup; Practice! This type of hunting takes dedication and lots of practice. Take the time before hunting season to read up on all of the hunting regulations and which hours or days hunting is permitted. To name a few, hunter orange and a hunting license are usually mandatory in most states while hunting. There is a lot that goes into the regulations for hunting and can change both by state and by your county.
Our next part in preparation for bow season is having the proper gear. During early season hunts you are going to get sweaty and hot; there’s no way around it. With that being said, co...
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...rself your first deer. A blood trail, hoof prints and broken branches can help guide you to its location. It is best to tag and dress your deer where it lays because it is usually easier to drag out of the woods and there will be no question of when and where it was shot. I will not go into dressing a deer as there are YouTube videos that do a better job than I at explaining that process.
By now you should know all of the safety regulations for your state/county and know the right times to hunt and how to proper be prepared for bow hunting. As you can see there is a lot of preparation that goes into being successful. With the above you should be able to ethically hunt deer. Despite all of the time spent explaining how to bow hunt successfully there is always more to learn, but the more time you take to learn the necessary skills the more rewarding the hunt will be.
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