Archery And Bowhunting Blog

As an archer or bowhunter, you know how important it is to be accurate to be able to hit the bull’s eye. If you are not able to do it well, you will not be able to reach your target. 

 

1.     Tuning

If a bow is out of tune, then there will be problems with its accuracy. There are two things to consider when tuning a bow: timing and center-shot alignment. Improving both of these factors will improve a bow's accuracy.

  

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Whether you are an experienced bow hunter or complete novice, remembering to exercise caution and safety habits is incredibly important. Bow hunting can be an incredibly satisfying and rewarding sport, but at the same time can have dire consequences if you are not careful. It's important to keep a few things in mind so that you are assured an enjoyable experience when out on the hunt.

 

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Accidents with arrows and archeries are not as common as other accidents associated with hunting but they do really happen. It is not just animals, who get hurt with bowhunting, people may get hurt with bowhunting accidents too.

The potential of anyone being killed or shot by an arrow is quite remote but it can happen and the basic reason for this is that the hunters don’t take care of the basic safety concerns while bowhunting.

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Dry firing a bow is the act of shooting a bow without an arrow. While this may seem harmless to some of us who are just starting out I assure you that this can be one costly mistake.

The fact of the matter is that it can happen to anyone beginner or expert for many different reasons. Whether it be from ignorance, distractions, or accidental misfire of a release it happens all the time. So the question is what do you do if you accidentally dry-fire your bow  ?

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A great thing about hunting is the "shop talk."

One of the neat things about hunting is the "shop talk." You know when local hunters gather around and share stories and talk about equipment or the big 59 point buck someone spotted.
Anyone who has been around deer hunting for awhile can vouch for the ever changing technology in deer hunting equipment, hunting backpacks or clothing.

 

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5 Wonderful Reasons to Share Archery with Your Dad

 

 

Father's Day is a special moment for all the archery families out there. It is a day we celebrate what we share with the man who has always been there for us. Teaching us right from wrong, what the love of shooting our first arrow is like, and how to shoot for the stars and dream of what we can achieve.  Thank you to dads everywhere.

 

  1. Learning Life Lessons

There are times in life where parents get chances to really teach their children what they want them to learn in life. Archery provides some of those lessons between a child and father. To keep striving for your best, to never give up, and that your father is there to guide you every step of the way. He will be there to teach you how to shoot your first arrow, to climb that tree stand even though you’re afraid of heights, and even being there for your first deer in that “great circle of life” talk. Dads are the best at teaching us about life.

 

 

  1. Memories

The times we share with our dads are priceless. From the time we shot our first arrows, maybe totally missing, to our big moments winning championship titles. Your first hunting stalk together, or week long camping trips together. So remember, whether its memories with your children or memories with your own father, make them count.

 

 

  1. Sharing Lingo

Let’s face it, archery has its own language. Talking shop with your dad can be an awesome time. Especially in the middle of a store, restaurant, driving, hunting blind, and everywhere in between. You can finish each other’s sentences, have ideas for what might work for each other’s bow setups, or insist that this scope has more clarity than the other.

 

 

  1. Friendly Competition

Not everyone can say that they are striving for greatness with their archery hobby. But in a way, a dad can offer a sense of competitive love and encouragement. So if you ever find yourself wanting to achieve more, you can always ask your father to help you. They will have a kind and teasing way of doing it too. Perhaps making bets with ice cream for the winner as well as exchanging chores for the loser. All as a fun way to encourage and always strive for your best.

 

 

  1. Unending Support

Dads are always in our corner of the ring for any occasion. Whether you are his proud son or beautiful daughter, a father will always be there to support you. You have dreams of making hunting videos, do it. You have a dream to make it to the Olympic Games, go for it. Dad will always have your back and encourage you to push yourself further than you would have ever imagined.

 

 

 

Dads, we really appreciate all that you have done for us over our lives with you. Thank you for the time to teach us to love archery. We love that we can share it with you too!

 

Exploring Turkeys and How to Aim Properly at Them

Is wild turkey your forte? Well, look no further. From this video, we will point out some of the most crucial parts of how to take aim and size up a turkey. See how you compare to what the pros are doing and how you can up your game for your next hunt!

 

  1. Anatomy can be misleading

Strutting and puffing up can lead to some problems when trying to pick the right spot to aim. Just remember, “you will want to aim high, staying away from back feather and chest feathers.” As those are the two areas that tend to make the bird appear larger than he actually is. They do a really great job of giving some video play by play of this so you can really understand where and how to aim!

 

 

  1. Bird facing away from you

Now, from someone who personally likes to deer hunt, this wouldn’t have been my first choice to take a shot from. But giving it a chance, it turns out to be very viable. According to the video, since the turkey’s lungs are pushed up against its spine, you can go ahead and aim within the area of the turkey’s spine. About four inches to each side is roughly the area you have horizontally. One good shot into the chest cavity and you’ve got yourself a great bird. The shot will easily snap its spine if it’s hit and cause the turkey to go down.

 

 

  1. The Classic Headshot

We all want to say we have taken the head shot before. You really have to be confident with making this shot however. One quick turn of its head, and you could end up missing. In the video, they remind us that the head is no bigger than the vitals that you are usually aiming at anyway. So in all fairness, you still have as good a chance to hit it if you’re confident in your skills for its vitals area.

 

 

The video can be watched here. It is well put together and can follow along very easily. I hope you all have good dreams of your next wild turkey hunt!

3 Easy Tricks to Eliminate Bowhunting Anxiety

Preparing yourself for that one season that gets your blood pumping, you guessed it, hunting season. I will be telling you three easy ways to help decrease those pesky season jitters for the one shot that can make it or break it.

  1. Practice makes perfect

Practicing a few shots at a foam block is needed, but to really get you in the mindset for the one shot the deer might give you there is usually no time for second chances. So why not practice that way?  Set up a tree stand or blind to practice from. It would be preferred to shoot a 3D target to get a better feel but work with what you have. Take the shot, climb down, and walk away for a bit. Then you can come back an hour later or so and do it again. This prepares you for the one shot you will have to take with your desired target.

 

  1. Deep breathing exercises

Before you skim past this option, take a look. Easier than doing the full blown cardio tick, although not as beneficial as running, this still allows you to have a slower resting heart rate. Simply take 10 minutes after you wake up and 10 minutes before going to bed. Take a breath in for 5-8 seconds, then hold it for about 3-5 seconds. Followed by exhaling slowly for another 5-8 seconds; Inhale through the nose, out through the mouth. Focusing on your breathing each day will easily change your heart rate. Ultimately preparing you for the adrenaline pulsing rush of spotting your target.

 

  1. Lighting practice

Probably the easiest to be overlooked, but when practiced, is easily the most helpful. Our eyes aren’t made to see in the wee hours of the morning or the low amount of light at dusk. However, your prey is more active during these times and can smell, see, and hear better than you can. So it is important if you spot the one you are looking to tag, that you know how the light affects you at dawn and dusk. The rule of thumb is that shadows play tricks on our eyes. We will be more likely to be hesitant on something we cannot see. This leads to dipping low on the target with your sight. Take the time to practice at those hours, even though you might want to sleep in.

Now make the choice to up your chances for the shot you could get this coming season! 

 

If you’re also looking for a case to keep your hunting bow in, let it be from Legend Archery!  Each has plenty of room to keep all of your essentials with you for any venture.

If buying real estate can be summed with location, location, location then buying a compound bow can be summed as fit, fit, fit. A poorly fitted bow causes shooting form errors which mean poor accuracy and an unhappy archer. Only buy a bow of proper fit, anything else will waste your time and money. Not sure how to fit your bow? This guide will show you.

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The earliest people known to have used bows and arrows were the ancient Egyptians, who began using the tools at least 5,000 years ago for hunting and warfare purposes. Archery probably dates to the Stone Age, around 20,000 years ago. 
An enormous resurgence in the interest in archery has taken place in modern times. Much of the credit is given to Fred Bear, one of the world’s great archers. Modern bow hunting seasons began in the United States after WWII. The archery industry has grown by leaps and bounds, especially after the introduction of compound bows and crossbows for hunting purposes.

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