Key Items For Your Bow Hunting Experience

Are you planning on embarking on a hunting spree? Whether you are planning on doing it alone or with a friend, it’s not that important. What is important is that you get the right equipment for the job. Hunting won’t be successful or meaningful without the right tools. The challenge on what to carry during the hunting spree mostly dawns on you at the very end of your preparations, so it is easy to get lost in confusion. Here is a complete list of the things you ought not to leave behind;

1. The perfect bow for the job

You will have to carry with you a bow and some arrows, and not just a bow, but the perfect bow for the job. It is recommended to go for a compound bow as it is easy to use. It is particularly ideal for a beginner. It is also advisable to get a store-bought target since the rigs are quite fast in launching the arrows. This is where a range finder for bow hunting is applicable. It will enable you to command a better aim on your target.

2. The right hunting apparel

The best time to hunt is when the deer don’t see you coming. A nice camo gear is what you need to stay in the shadows. Most deer are always in open areas; hence, you do not want to startle them upon your arrival. Make sure you have the right rubber hunting boots, the right hunting jacket / vest or base layers to keep yourself warm.

3. A knife for dressing deer

After you successfully hunt down your deer, you will need to dress it. The knife needs to be sharp. Dressing a deer is not a difficult job but most amateurs will prefer to have a butcher do it for them. Dressing and packaging the deer on your own is not a difficult task, and by having the right tool for it, you will make it all easier.

4. Your hunter’s education license

Do not forget to carry your hunter’s license certificate. Most US states will require you undertake a hunter’s education course. It is through this program that you get issued with your hunter’s certificate.

5. Always remember to carry your first aid kit

Make sure the kit has all the necessary items to handle hunting injuries, cuts or abrasions. Hunting sometimes can end up in you getting hurt, so have your first aid kit around ways.

6. Get yourself a survival kit

It is always advisable to buy a survival kit that contains some waterproof matches, a compass, fire starter, rope, some extra batteries, water purifying tablets and emergency food supplies. Hunting can end up taking longer that you expected so prepare yourself beforehand.

7. A good supply of wet wipes

Remember hunting can get a bit messy. Carrying wet wipes can help you clean up if you end up with deer blood on your person. This mostly happens when the kill takes a long time to subdue or hunters choose to go for different types of prey in one session.

8. Carry a couple of air tight zipper bags

Most hunters will opt for strongly scented and alluring hunting items; these items can have a really strong smell. Deer have a nice sense of smell; they can easily detect you and run away. Keep these items in tightly sealed airbags.

9. A nice pair of hand warmers

Your hands can easily freeze and get numb. Once your hands go numb, wielding your bow might become an issue. Be sure to carry hand warmers to avoid this.

10. Carry plenty of water

It is good always to keep yourself hydrated at all times. Carry plenty of water during your hunting spree. Ensure you have enough to last you through the entire hunting period.

11. Make sure you have enough ammo


Sometimes you might find yourself running out of arrows much sooner than you think. Make sure you carry extra pieces to sustain you all the way.

Your bow hunting excursion will depend on how prepared you are; to get the best out of it, you will have to put your best foot forward and look out for the bigger kills while at it.

Kevin Steffey is an avid hunter and freelance writer, the founder of Deer Hunting Field. He loves spending time in the field with his rifle more than almost anything else. He also occupies his off-time discussing deer and their habits online. But more than anything, he wants to teach and educate about hunting…

Top Benefits of The Single Pin Bow Sight You Didn’t Know!

Archery, the art of shooting with your arrow and bow, can turn out to be the most enjoyable or the worst sport for you. It all depends on – among other things – your precision in shooting your target. You’ll need a lot of practice and patience to obtain consistent accuracy in all your shooting activities.

With the introduction of devices like bow sights, however, archers and bow hunters have been able to improve their shooting skills faster than ever before. The bow sights come in different styles and features, and your shooting situation should dictate the right device for you.

The single pin bow sight is the hottest device on the market right now, capable of improving your accuracy faster than any other sight in any your hunting situations.

Below, we’ll look at some top benefits that make this particular bow sight a favorite for the professional archers and bow hunters alike…
Benefits of The Single Pin Bow Sight

Incredibly Simple To Use

The most famed benefit of using a single pin sight is the simplicity it grants the user. This is so due to its extremely easy-to-make adjustments.

Almost all the single pins you get on the market are super easy to sight in at your archery range. For instance, say you want to sight in your bow at 20 yards, then at 40 yards, and then mark the gaps with the distances in between. The pendulum wheel that comes with the sight will then allow you to readjust your sight in accurate increments between the 20-yard gap you’ve created.

If you compare this with single pin sights that locks you into a 30-yard pin that’s actually off by 1-3 yards (given that you’re not peak shooting), you’ll get to see this advantage if the single pin sight clearly.

At first, the single pin can intimidate archers who have never used them before. However, education plus a simple demonstration will get you ready to use the device. Adjusting the pendulum wheel we’ve just isn’t a big deal – takes a second only – and will become automatic as you become more familiar with the device.

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