Bowhunting for white-tailed deer has witnessed an explosion of interest in the past 20 years. As deer populations have soared and bowhunting gear and tactics have gone mainstream, more and more deer hunters are pickup up stick and string to chase their favorite quarry.
Shoot a bow long enough, and you will desire to improve your consistent range to longer ranges. We all know there is a point where it is unethical to take long shots at live deer, but at the same time, most of us want to maximize our time afield. Whether you want to build your confidence out to 30 yards, 40 yards or even a tad farther, the key is practice, practice, practice. And practice.
While honing those skills, you will invariably need to learn which shooting style and what types of gear will be necessary to acquire so you can take your game to the next level. If that’s where you’re at, I would strongly suggest spending the $10 it will cost to get yourself a copy of Deer & Deer Hunting’s Guide to Better Bowhunting. This is one of the most useful publications we have produced in the 18 years that I’ve worked here. It spans 125 pages and is filled with useful advice on everything from broadhead weights and designs to the nuances involved in correctly measuring your draw length.
To learn more about this book and to get a copy for yourself, click on this link.