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Put Down the Rifle - Pick up a Compound Bow

Mar 31, 2008
Compound bow hunting can provide a new challenge to the avid hunter who is looking for something a little different. The hunter who has mastered the art of using a rifle will love the thrill of learning to hunt in an exciting new way.

The bow has long been used to hunt game all the way back to the Indians. It has been used successfully for hundreds of years, maybe even longer. But it has changed drastically over time as Man has discovered ways to make the bow stronger and more accurate, it's design sprouting in many different ways.

The modern compound bow has evolved to make the use of the weapon easier for the hunter. Engineering has advanced over the past few decades to make bows as functional as ergonomic as possible. They are easier to carry into the woods, and in many cases lighter than most rifles used today. Bow hunting brings back some of thrill that is lost after years of rifle hunting. A hunter must use skills that may not be necessary for hunting with rifle. You must be closer to your prey and probably use some of those stalking skills that you know. It gives some of the advantage back to the animal.

Think of the adrenaline rush you'll get! Slowly pulling back on that bow string, (which is much quieter than releasing the safety on a gun) tracking your prey, holding your breath, waiting for just the right moment, than whoosh! You got him! And with a compound bow!

Not a rifle.

Not everyone can hone the skill needed to use a compound bow right away. That's the challenge. Remember the fun you had when your were learning to hunt with your rifle? All that practicing. The excitement even when you didn't bring down your prey at first? The determination that you had when target shooting? Well, take a stab at hunting with a compound bow and you'll get all that back. Hunt the way they did in the past and you'll fall in love with hunting all over again!

Compound bows have their competitions too, with tradition ranging back all the way to the Middle Ages. Target contests are huge event around the country that are great places to meet new people and learn. Many bowhunters participate so they can place their man-made trophies (some very impressive looking) next to their animal trophies, giving an impressive environment to any hunter's home.
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