What kind of bow hunter are you?
As the archery season for deer in Ontario nears an end I thought I would throw this question out to the bow hunters.
Myself I start the October season usually perched in a tree stand with my BowTech Guardian Compound bow.
Hunt the controlled deer hunt with my Browning shotgun with friends.
Depending on how the weather holds I will bounce back and forth with my Excalibur Crossbow on the ground or my Bowtech if using a tree stand.
Once the northern wind howls I’m usually huddled in my Matrix ground blind with my Exocet Crossbow. If the temperature remains in the 5-10 celcius I will try to use my BowTech compound.
I practice with both while seated in a chair.
I find if I don’t do some stretching before pulling back on the string on my BowTech I often walk away with a sore should or wrist due to stiff and cold muscles.
Shooting a crossbow is simple and easily done in the cold weather with no aches or pains to me.
I have often thought about shooting a stick bow and still hope to learn instinctive shooting methods.
Practice shooting your bow at 3D ranges (what ever type of bow it is) is a great way to stayed tuned in to your bow during hunting season.
Confidence in your shot capability is often the difference between filling or not filling your deer tag.