You’ve decided to get into bow hunting, or archery. But you’re unsure where to start. If you resonate with this, let’s break down how to go from novice to advanced. As with anything, practice makes perfect but there are ways that you can ensure successful delivery when it comes to bow hunting.
When most people think about hunting, they might only think about shotgun or rifle season. However, there is an entire bow hunting season as well. First, we hope that before going out and buying a brand new bow – you’ve tried it out first and made sure you enjoyed it. Additionally the employee that helped pick out the bow, should also assist in finding the right arrows.
Finding The Perfect Arrows
It’s important to look at the store-advisors advice when it comes to arrows. This is due to the fact that you’ll likely hear the advisor mention the arrow “spine.” Essentially, this is how much the arrow flexes when it’s launched. You want it to flex some, but not overly. The arrow spine depends on the arrow’s length and your draw weight. Therefore, you should probably take the advice of the advisor on the spine.
You might’ve not thought about the accessories that you need as well when making this purchase. You’ll need an arrow rest to carefully hold the shaft above the shelf. Plus, stabilizers which are rods that are added to the bow to improve balance. Of course, depending on which bow you shoot and how you like to shoot, you might benefit from all three accessories or not. Working with an advisor is the best bet when taking this jump. They’re able to help you decide on what’s best for your personal goals.
If you have a recurve or longbow, you’ll need a glove or finger tab to protect your fingertips from the bowstring as you draw and release it. On the contrary, if you have a compound bow you’ll need a release, or hand-held trigger. Once you have all of this, you’re ready to start practicing and improving your abilities.
As with any other sport, repetition is the best thing you can do to improve your skills. We’ve all heard it before, practice makes perfect. With repetition, you’re continuously training your muscles. Think about it like exercising, the more you exercise – the more results you see. It’s also important that you switch up your work-outs or muscle groups, but you’re always doing multiple repetitions per workout. You’re consistently training those muscle groups. Therefore, make sure you find a local shooting range for archery. This will help you practice even when you’re not out in the field. If this is your very first time to shoot a bow, I’d look into lessons. This can really help you on the first few trials.
We all understand the importance of taking advice from experts. That’s why we trust doctors, lawyers, and police enforcement individuals. They’re all experts in their field. The same can be said about bow hunting, archery, and more. Depending on where you’re located, you can find a local expert in the bow hunting industry to help you perfect your skills. On average, archery classes can cost anywhere from $10 to $27. Or, $50 to $80 per hour for private lessons. Obviously cost depends greatly upon where you’re located in the world.
Make sure you start with an introductory course – this will help you find the right bow and explain the draw length and poundage. Plus, they can help with adjusting your bow, picking out the correct arrows, and explaining all the functions. You’ll leave with a better understanding of how to get the best use of the bow.
After that, you should look at doing another range of classes that includes target shooting, troubleshooting, and preparing for the field. However, make sure your instructor is NAA certified. Check out your local facility and see how long their classes are so you can best prepare your time.
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We hope you feel more prepared for the next steps to take after purchasing a bow after reading this blog. While it’s a big purchase, it’s also a very important one. Many find interest in archery but stop after purchasing the gear. It’s not cheap to let it go to waste. Therefore, let’s all focus on our passion and get into the field this year. We’re excited to see our customers pursuing their passions, make sure to tag us in your Instagram photos, @revital_outdoors. As always, if you have any questions please contact us here. A Revital Outdoors team member will get back with you as soon as possible.