Bow hunting can be fun. However, the opposite can be true if you don't know how to do an accurate shooting. Your target can be gone in a speed of a lightning. And this will mean wasting your precious time waiting for the perfect timing and losing your chance of hitting the deer since you don't have the skill to do it.
The use of bow and arrow requires a long time of preparation. You can get a bowhunter education course and can even finish this with flying colors. But this doesn't mean all is done. You will still end having so many questions on your mind. And you can get the answers to these questions little by little as you do the hunting yourself.
You may end up asking yourself what to pack, what to wear and what to do when you get into the woods. You may even lack the confidence to climb a tree and may fear for your safety as you are left in the wood all by yourself. Your first bow hunting experience will be something you will never forget. And such experience will either inspire you to continue your pursuit to hunt and lose the passion to do so.
When it comes to hunting wardrobe, it is best to use the weather as your guide. If you find it cold when you step outside your home, you will surely freeze when left on the tree stand or ground. Hence, better start shopping for clothes and boots that will be perfect for the climate. You can choose camouflage for color but you have the option to choose black and gray too. The choice of clothing can be very personal, so choose the one that you find comfortable and safety to use.
Packing for your hunting trip can also be very overwhelming. You know there are so many things that are needed but what among these do you need to prioritize? Obviously, you must not forget the entire bow set-up, especially for a compound bow. Remember that forgetting one needed item would mean ending your hunting trip before it even started. Also, tune your bow with its attached quiver and arrows. Extra broadheads are also essential. Do not forget the broadhead removal and installation tool, bow holder as well as the primary and backup release aids. Other important items are equally important like the Kleenex. Flashlight, cell phone, sturdy/warm footwear, bottled water, hand/foot warmer, unscented insect repellant and weather appropriate clothes. Most of all; bring your hunting license as well as your tags.
You may also feel worried about your scent. Obviously, you wouldn't want to scare your target away because of it. Unscented products will always be more preferable than scented ones. And it is best to try them weeks before your hunting trip.
You need to know what to expect when you get to the hunting field. If you have fear on height, don't choose a state that will only allow hunters to do their thing on top of a tree. Ground blind can be best for you. To know more about bow hunting, visit the Hunting Geek site.