What kind of bow hunter are you? Crossbow, Compound or Stickbow

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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.

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As an avid lifelong angler and hunter, Peter’s outdoor knowledge and experiences keep expanding through his hundreds of hours of hunting and fishing podcast interviews with like minded experts. He has received numerous national writing awards. With thousands of outdoor pictures on Ripple Outdoors and many full-length articles with outdoor magazine and video clips you might say that he not only enjoys his outdoor lifestyle, but he’s quite the fanatic! In 2015 he earned fifth overall on the King of the Wood Contest hosted by Canada In The Rough team, pretty good for a baby boomer deer hunter. His buck was also one of the top bucks taken that season. Through Peter’s deer hunting seminars or by attending outdoor trade shows, like the Toronto Sportsmen Show and The SWOC Big Buck Show, he has connected with thousands of like minded people that love hunting and fishing. As a volunteer or member of local and national outdoor groups like QDMA, SWOC, Outdoor Writers of Canada, Archery Trade Show Association he continues to learn and hone his craft. Read his many articles, listen to his podcasts and rifle through thousands of photos on Ripple Outdoors. Discover Peter’s latest posts about outdoor gear, destinations, how to articles and interviews and you’ll be a better angler and hunter for the experience.

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