When I was still doing initial research on bowhunting to determine if I should pursue it as a serious hobby, I noticed that many pro hunters prefer to use a recurve crossbow than a compound version when hunting.
I was more familiar with the compound crossbow that time, and during the course of my research, I often found myself asking, why do many hunters choose a recurve crossbow instead of a compound crossbow?
Today I’m going to discuss the major differences between the two types of crossbows and try to give light on why so many bowhunters prefer to use the recurve kind.Continue reading
Have you ever looked at a handheld release and not know if it is a back tension or a thumb version?
Most back tension releases and thumb releases are handheld but this doesn’t mean that the two are one and the same. Many bow users prefer using one for hunting and the other for target archery.
While knowing what a back tension vs thumb release may sound confusing at first, there are several guidelines that can help you differentiate one from the other. Continue reading to know what these are and how to use each type properly.Continue reading
Are you planning to buy a bow release anytime soon? Getting the right release is essential if you want to maximize its use during a hunting trip.
Some hunters prefer the thumb release while others like the trigger release better. Whatever your preference, it’s important you understand how each type of release works before you make your purchase.
Knowing the advantages of a thumb release vs trigger release and vice versa will help you when choosing a bow release. Find how out each one works and see which works best for you.Continue reading
When choosing which bow you should use you must first consider how you will be using it and to what end you will be using it. These are two very important items that must be answered, but before you can answer that question you have to know what kinds of bows there are and how they are used.
There are three different types of bows - each type has a unique design and background, and each type is suited for a specific purpose. We’ve broken those details down for you below so you can become more knowledgeable about archery and more adept at using specific types of bows.
Are you using a crossbow for hunting? Do you own a crossbow as a hobbyist? Either way, you need to know what is the effective range of a crossbow and how to wield it.
If you’re a bowhunter like me, you know what the ideal range is, but the question is - how do you make the most of what this equipment can do? Based on experience, it’s all a matter of man, machine, and prey (or skill, crossbow, and game).Continue reading
As someone who loves hunting, I had a pretty difficult time learning the skills at first, such as how much draw weight is needed to kill a deer? But through time, I started to learn about the basics and became better at killing my game. I put this article up to help beginners become more knowledgeable on the basics of drawing weight and how to use it to hunt effectively, most especially with popular game such as deer.Continue reading
Have you ever come from a long day’s hunt with no success, and are left empty handed and with your crossbow still cocked? This is something that bowhunters experience all the time. But now, what should you do with your cocked crossbow?
You may be wondering if just leaving it cocked until your next hunting session is a good idea, and if so, how long can you even leave a crossbow cocked? Luckily, we are here to help you solve all these, and many other questions.Continue reading
Arrow wraps are adhesive strips that come in various types and designs. You have probably seen these sticker-looking things before, wrapped around the ends of an arrow, but aren’t sure what exactly they are for. Some people think that they are just for decoration. However, experienced bowhunters will tell you that arrow wraps serve a much more important purpose.
Why use arrow wraps? Here are some of the reasons why.Continue reading
Have you ever dry fired your bow? Or ever wondered what would happen if you did? Dry firing, or releasing your bow without a loaded arrow, can happen to beginner and expert archers alike.
Most of the time, dry fires happen by accident. But sometimes, archers, especially inexperienced ones, do it on purpose because they are unaware of the consequences. At all times, however, it is never a good idea to dry fire a bow.
Why is it bad to dry fire a bow, you may ask? Well here’s why.Continue reading
The string is a major component of your compound. It can wear over time and need replacement. After a while, you may be asking "How often should I change my bow string?" The condition of your bow and its string is what to pay attention to when it comes to maintenance and replacement.
Bow strings are susceptible to breaking. You do not want it to get this point, and taking care of it is a simple way to avoid breakage. There are ways to ensure the longevity of your bow string. Some simple maintenance is all that is needed.Continue reading