Key Tips For Successful Deer Hunting With A Bow

Deer hunting can be an extremely rewarding experience, but even some of the most seasoned hunters miss some of the most important steps to get the most out of their hunting experience. Fortunately, you will find a list of the best tips available below so that you can score an amazing buck on your next trip to the great outdoors.

One of the most important factors in hunting deer is reducing your smell as much as possible. To do this you should thoroughly shower before leaving using a scent free soap. You should also wash your gear in a laundry soap that is all natural and scent free. Then store your gear separately from your other items to ensure that they do not become contaminated. Deer have a very strong sense of smell and will be able to identify that something is not right about an area from a great distance.

Even if you have been extremely careful to properly wash yourself and your gear you will want to use an odor eliminator. You should spray yourself down when you first go outside and then again when you reach your destination. Be sure to pay close attention to any exposed skin, your hat and your hair. You can also use any dirt and debris at your location to further cover your smell. Simply rub it all over your clothing and gear.

If you wish to attract a buck to your area the best tool is using doe estrous. It is most effective during normal mating season, but could be helpful anytime that deer hunting is permitted. During peak season you can soak a rag in the doe estrous and drag it behind you on your way to your prime hunting location. Any buck that is in heat that finds the scent is quite likely to simply follow the scent right to you.

If you have purchased any new equipment for the year you will want to practice setting it up and using it. The last thing you want to worry about once you reach your hunting destination is figuring out how to set up your tree stand or work your new crossbow. Not only do you want to be knowledgeable in how to properly set it up, but you also want to be able to do so quietly as not to startle the deer and other wildlife in the area.

Use the tips above to improve your chances of getting that perfect shot this season. Missing just one step can spell disaster for your trip. Remembering these tips will greatly improve your outcome.

Cool Archery Trick Shots

Once you get really good with your archery gear, it’s time to consider taking it up to awesome level with some cool trick shots. I’ve been watching trick shot videos on YouTube and I think that the one below is probably my favorite of the bunch. Give it a watch and see if you don’t agree with me. Now I’ve gotta start practicing my own trick shots! Are you with me?

The History of Archery

It is known that sharp points on spears and darts were in use during the early ages in history, as dated in the Middle Paleolithic period, which was dated as 100,000 to 45,000 years ago. Eventually a bow was found to be more efficient as opposed to just throwing a spear, as the bow allowed a more efficient way to project a pointed projectile as opposed to throwing it.

The bow and arrow became a prime tool for hunting for wild game for food, as well as a primary weapon of war. It was discovered too, that the application of feathers at the back end of the projectile, or arrow was significant in helping to guide the arrow more effectively to its target.

Archery became an important part of any military operation because it allowed an efficient and devastating effect upon an enemy from afar. It was especially effective against opposing forces who were not wearing any armor, and a massive archery attack often carried the day, as opposing forces had no protection against a a massive volley of arrows.

An arrow, typically was made from a lighter wood such as pine and shaped into a straight, rounded shaft approximately from 3 to 5 feet long with feathers placed equally apart on the rear end of the shaft. The feathers were fixed in an outward position to right the arrow as the air pushed against them as it flew. There was a notch cut into the rear of the arrow so it would fit into the string of the bow for launching.

Civilizations such as the Persians, Indians, Parthians, Koreans, Chinese, and the Japanese used archery in their armies in large numbers, as they were used against enemies in battle. Huge numbers of massed archery formations had little competition from an enemy, unless they too, used archery in similar numbers.

The Egyptians used archery in advance warfare along with their shock troops of chariots, who also had archery capabilities. The Babylonians and the Assyrians used archery in an extensive manner, as there are many Old Testament references in the Bible as to their prowess.

The Native American history saga depicts extensive use of the bow and arrow as a major weapon of warfare as well as one of the primary hunting tools use to procure food.

Just about every civilization in history has used some form of archery as a main military weapon as well as a tool for hunting. Archery has a long history in that regard, as well as a form of sport among the different societies as well.