It’s archery big game hunting, you look down the shaft of your arrow and center it on the broad chest of the deer. You marvel at the sheer beauty of the oblivious animal. The way the sun glints off its hair and the restless energy of the animal is almost contagious. With a sigh, you let loose the arrow, and watch the deer stumble as the arrowhead penetrates its hide. This is the thrill that comes with big game hunting with a bow and arrow.
Archery big game hunting can be both exhilarating and dangerous at the same time. For instance a wounded and angry bear can do some severe damage to a bow hunter. Even deer have been known to bludgeon a hapless archer with its hooves.
Before you go archery big game hunting, you should be very good with your bow. Practice makes perfect, and although you may never be perfect, you want to be at the top of your game before you hunt a big animal.
You also want to be packing the right equipment to do the job. You want to have a bow that has a significant draw weight and can pack a punch big enough to make a clean kill. You don’t want to go hunting a bear with a bow that has a twenty pound draw weight, because you’re likely to get yourself killed or you may harm the animal without actually killing it, exposing it to a horrible death by infection.
When choosing a broadhead or point for your arrow, making the right selection is critical. Here is some important literature about Broadheads.
To be successful at bow and arrow big game hunting you also need to understand the animal you intend to hunt. You have to know where they go, and what their habits are. You might stumble upon your prey, but that’s highly unlikely, and it’s a whole lot easier to hunt an animal you understand.
Most archers who hunt big game hunt from a stand. You set up some bait in an area where the game is likely to find it, and wait in a tree or in a stand on the ground. You need to make sure your stand is comfortable enough for you to be able to stay in it for several hours. Archery big game hunting isn’t all glamour. It’s also hard work, determination and lots of patience. But nothing worth while doing, is ever easy. If you take the time to hone your skills, you’re sure to be a successful big game hunter.