It's a safe bet that the crossbow has advanced more in the last 20 years than in the past 2,000, and innovation shows no sign of slowing down. New materials throughout, limb designs, strings, sights, bolts, stock construction and cocking mechanisms have made modern crossbows easier to use, more accurate and increasingly effective on game.
A serious bowhunter knows that as fall season arrives, the time to be in a tree stand has come. All the while, he or she is hoping to harvest a trophy buck as well. To achieve this goal, one must face the challenges that mother nature can throw at hunters. The common problem is that of staying comfortable when temperatures begin to plummet, long enough to maintain a position in the stand, until a buck makes his way into bow range.
Advanced Hunting Tools That Have Emerged as Essential Gear
Thanks to advances in technology, trail cameras have become an essential hunting tool. In fact, they’ve become so useful that even outdoor photographers and security-conscious homeowners are taking advantage of the wide variety of trail cams available today.
Whether you’re looking to upgrade your hunting bow for the coming season or are just getting into archery, the information below will help you find the perfect bow to fit your needs.
Increased odds for a successful hunt when you have the right treestand
Treestands were developed to serve several simple roles - namely, to provide the hunter more visibility, while keeping the hunter out of a deer’s direct line of sight, as well as keeping the human scent above the deer’s nose.
The right bow sight on your bow is critical to a successful hunt
Selecting a bow sight that you’re happy with begins by matching your personal preferences and deciding whether you’re going to use it for target shooting or hunting. While most hunters are using hunting sights, others are turning to target sights because they provide more precise adjustments.
Arguing about "which hunting bow is best" is pointless. Compound bows, recurve bows, and crossbows all have a place in the deer woods today. They all created expanded hunting opportunities, and that's what counts.
At some point in your hunting career, you may have a desire to try any or all of them. To make that decision, here are 23 important things to know about compound bows, recurve bows, and crossbows.
Mowing the Lawn is Actually a Great Way to Keep in Prime Bowhunting Form
At first the buzz was faint, but as the afternoon warmed, the rumble seemed to come from every direction. Was it a swarm of bees awakening from their winter slumber? Or a pack of pesky mosquitos on the hunt for their first victims of spring? No, it was something far worse—suburbia coming alive with the sound of each neighbor cranking up their lawnmower.
Every year deer hunters across the country look forward to one highly anticipated moment during the fall, that moment being when they are finally able to get in a treestand. A hunter lives for the experience when the air is cool, the leaves have turned colors and bucks begin moving. For the past 6 months leading up to this moment, bow hunters have put hard work into getting prepared for when that trophy buck of a lifetime is standing within bow range.