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Do You Make Any Of These 7 Mistakes In Archery Bow Hunting?

Aug 18, 2007
Although archery bow hunting is a super adventure, it is rare to find a successful archery bow hunter. Why? Because, like in all other sports, ther are some very common mistakes that keep hunters away from the trophy. Are you making any of these mistakes in archery bow hunting? Read this article, take steps to correct the mistakes and you are well on your way to bag your prized animal.

The 7 mistakes hunters normally make in archery bow hunting are :-

1. Misjudging distances in archery bow hunting. You can correct this by simply using a range finder and also measuring distances to get an idea before you hunt. This practices is very helpful when you are using a blind or tree stand. If you want to archery bow hunt in a fixed position, a range finder can completely eliminate misjudging distances. Mark distances by using a branch or rock but naturally occurring things like trees work just as well too.

2. Missing the kill zone. It is totally horrible to wound (not kill) and then lose your prey. Imagine how the wounded animal will suffer after that. In archery bow hunting, there is an explicit obligation to be aware of our game's kill zone so that animals don't suffer unnecessarily. A deer should be a straightforward broadside shot. Taking a good, sure-kill shot is important too. Take your shot while the animal is facing away from you or with its head behind a tree. Then you are likely to get off a good shot without spooking the animal.

3. Hunting equipment in ill repair. You know how bad it is when you realize that your bow is out of tune. How can you hunt well with equipment this bad? So take the time to properly check and maintain your equipment often. Don't be caught off guard with poorly maintained equipment or else you are just wasting your time.

4. Drawing too much weight on the bow is another big mistake by hunters. Note that acuracy is much more important to good archery bow hunting than speed and power. If you set your draw weight beyond what you can handle, it will backfire on you as you will not be able to handle the effects.

5. Try to avoid drawing your hunting bow in a tree stand. It is so much easier drawing a bow standing, so if you will be sitting, take this into consideration.

6. Over hunting an area. Every time you hunt in a specific area, you are leaving your own scent there. Leaving your scent behind is like leaving footprints behind and the deer knows it. If you only go to the same place to hunt, you are acutally guaranteeing that no deer will come anywhere close to the place.

7. Shooting before the right time. Don't get over confident and shoot when you are not supposed to. Wait for the perfect time, take it slow and easy. The best way to approach archery bow hunting is take action at the right place at the right time.
About the Author
Gary T is the owner of GuideForHunters.com , a website for bow hunters. Get this FREE ebook on how to plan for your perfect hunting trip plus weekly tips & tricks.
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