For hunters just stepping into the world of bow hunting there is a lot to be learned, and a lot of decisions to be made. It’s essential for a hunter to do his research and have an idea of what he’s looking for when he first steps into his local archery shop. Buying the best bow release piece as well as other equipment can be a hunting experience game changer. There are some guidelines to follow to make the selection easier.
Tips To Choose The Best Hunting Equipment
Quality of the brand
Your bow will need to withstand a fair amount of abuse, ranging from inclement weather to the occasional drop from a tree stand. Seek out a bow that has a solid warranty, is made by a widely-known manufacturer and comes with recommendations from fellow hunters.
There are a lot of different options for bow hunters at the archery store. Handedness will first divide bows. A hunter must determine which-which is his dominant eye; the archery expert at the store can assist with this. Although it isn’t always the case, right handed people tend to be right eye dominant. Right handed equipment also tends to be more widely available than left handed. If you’re right handed and left eye dominant, the best choice is usually to buy left handed equipment and shoot with the left hand, but buying right handed equipment and using the left eye is also an option.
Hunters tend to buy too heavy draws for their frame which can be a big mistake. Draw weight is measured in pounds, and the smaller the person, the lower the weight. Females also use lighter draw weights. A release aid is another option the hunter has for his bow. Most novices start out without the aid, but after realizing how difficult it can be to pull back the bow, many enlist the help of aid. Other options will be sights and stabilizers which can be a good investment, though not necessary.
Assess the speed of the bow
For many experienced bow hunters, speed is the most important quality a bow offers. The faster an arrow moves, the more distance your bow can cover. The flip side to this is that speed can also lead to a drop in accuracy, even for experienced archers.
Arrows will need to be the hunter’s other big investment next to his bow. With the help of an expert, a hunter can choose arrows made of aluminum or carbon, depending on what he plans to hunt. Arrows also come in a variety of sizes and lengths. If the expense of initial equipment is becoming too hefty, buying used is another option for the bow hunter. Good equipment can be found if a hunter has the time and patience to look for it.