Woods Walker wrote:Listen to what Ted or anyone else that's shot a bow a lot says about overbowing yourself. It's probably one of the, if not THE biggest mistakes a beginner can make. Besides, ANY bow, stick or compound, with a draw weight from 45 pounds will put a broadhead clean THROUGH any deer that walks the planet at reasonable bow ranges as long as your broadhead is razor sharp, and you can PUT THE ARROW WHERE IT NEEDS TO GO.
And just because I like you (most of the time ) , I'm going to impart another gem of bowhunting wisdom your way. You can thank me later.......
Now I know that YOU of all people don't need a lecture on animal anatomy. But all the game that you've killed has been killed with a rifle and with a rifle you just aim for the vitals and fire away. If there's anything in the way...legs, shoulders, etc....you just write that off as collateral meat damage and that's that. You can't get away with that with an arrow. So bottom line, with the bow you need to be VERY aware of your point of entrance, and where on the animal the arrow tip will actually enter the vitals. What you want is a true broadside, and even better yet a quartering away shot angle. Avoid quartering to shots at all costs. If you are keeping your shots in the range that you said, you should have no problem at all as long as you can place the shot.
Let us know how it goes!
Oh, and one more thing.........PICK A SPOT!!!! That's probably one of the other difficult things about bowhunting. Last miss I had (and that was a 15 yards, quartering away "gimme" shot...or as close to a "gimme" as bowhunting premits....), I shot clean over the deer! And I've been bowhunting for 40+ years! What you might try, is when you know that you will have a shot, pick the spot well before you shoot and focus on it until after you've relased the arrow.
Woods Walker wrote:$40.00 AN ARROW?????!!!!!!!! "YIKES" is right!
And by pick a spot, what that means is to concentrate your focus on one particular HAIR on the animal before you place your pin on it. The old addage, "aim small, miss small", never applied more than it does for bowhunting.
And don't forget the pics!
10 bucks+ for carbon arrows, nearly 10 bucks for the luminoks, and 15 bucks for broadheads.
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