Bow Hunting Season – It’s Time !!
Yippee!! Its almost bow hunting season. Time to get ready. It is so exciting another year is on its way.
Time to make sure my bow is ready. Got enough arrows and the right ones.
Now its practice time, I have to make sure I can hit my mark. Being accurate is the most important thing.
Scouting out my area is another important item to do . Have to know where the game is ahead of time so I can go directly to my favorite places.
Tune up guy’s!!
Time to tune up for bow season
With archery season a couple of calendar pages away, there’s no better time to get your bow out and begin to get ready.
But if you’re not getting ready properly, you could be on the way to some disappointment when that first big buck wanders in range of your tree stand.
Practice should be under identical conditions as most of your hunting trips.
“You have to practice the way you’ll be hunting,” Brookman said. “If you’re practicing in a T-shirt and hunting in something else, you’re not going to shoot the same way.
“You need to practice late in the afternoon, in the same light conditions as you’ll be hunting.
“I want to practice from an elevated platform, because that’s like shooting from a tree stand.”
“July 4 opens people up about hunting season,” and it’s a great time to start thinking about any changes you need to make.
“If I’m going to change anything, I’d do it now,” he said. I’m going to change something like my broadheads, this is when I’d change them .
“There have been a lot of great improvements in mechanicals over the past 10 to 12 years,” he said. “Mechanical points shoot just like field points .
“The one bad thing about them is they shoot so good, people don’t think they need to practice as much.
Shooting traditional broadheads requires some work to ensure you know how they fly compared to field points.
“If you’re shooting a fixed, cut-on-impact broadhead, it will shoot a little different from your field point, You need to tune your broadhead to your rest. If you’re shooting your field point fine and you shoot your broadhead a little left, you need to adjust the rest. You might hit a little to the right — the opposite way.
Also, you need to line up the blades on your broadhead with the veins on your arrows.
Brookman said bowhunters shouldn’t worry about how long their regular practice sessions are, instead concentrating on making quality shots.
“I’d definitely tell somebody to shoot 30 good shots a day. “Good practice is making good shots, not the amount of shots you take.”
Article by : Dan Kibler