When hunting, especially with a bow, everyone must have wished for a perfect weather and all. But the situation is all in nature and it is a bit unpredictable, even if you have checked about the weather in the place that you plan to hunt. Anything can hinder you, either it is rain, snow, or wind.
If you want to hunt deer with a bow, you must know that it will give you a bit of more challenge than with rifle. But as a dedicated hunter, deer bow hunting is a must try. Archery deer hunting—well, any kind of animal for sure—can be harder when the weather is not that perfect. But you want to take the most advantages of your deer hunting any time of the year, right?
Here are 3 archery deer hunting tips.
1. Practice when the weather is adverse
Honestly, most hunters don’t take practice when they’re off. While in fact, practicing, especially in bad weather, can help improve your deer bow hunting skill. Choose to practice on windy day because it is the condition that you will be most likely to face in the field. However, it is recommended that you also practice in snow and rain. Imagining this might make you feel uncomfortable. Yes, this kind of practice is definitely tiring and time consuming but you will get priceless experience that you can’t get anywhere.
When practicing, you must make everything as realistic as possible. Try shots at different distances to determine the maximum accurate distance based on your ability and equipment reliability during those weather conditions you are practicing. Have a 3-D shoot in your area will help you make it more realistic. If you don’t have one, you can use block target in your yard at varying distances.
2. Know your limitations
If practicing in normal condition you can shoot at 50 yards, the number might be cut in half in windy season, or even more in snow. That’s why you must practice to shoot in several different distances to know your ability and your equipment reliability through trial and error.
Also note that bad weather will affect both your stability and strength and your good form might suffer from this. But, remember, never forget that you are only allowed to make humane kill, no matter what!
3. Use the right equipment
It’s not only about brand. It’s also about how much you know about your equipment, its operation, and its limitations. You can change some parts of your boy, for instance, to increase your success rate. You can change the vein of your arrow, with the one with 3% helical to allow your arrow to cut into the wind immediately and spin more quickly. And the vein must not be more than 3 inches long.
Hopefully, this bow deer hunting tips will give some help. As a good archer, do you also want to hunt elk?