Course Outline

It is essential to use equipment appropriate for the game you are hunting. Many problems in the field are solved easily by a knowledgeable and prepared bowhunter.

  • Select a bow that is properly fitted to you and that meets the legal and ethical requirements of the game you plan to hunt.
  • Ensure that the bow is in good operating condition. Make a habit of conducting a pre-hunt inspection of your equipment before each trip. Re-inspect your equipment upon arrival at your hunt location.
  • Purchase arrows that match the draw weight and draw length of your bow. Mismatching equipment can lead to poor accuracy, safety problems, and possible injury to you.
  • Make sure that the arrows are straight and that their points are sharp and matched to the game you’re pursuing.
  • Tune your bow to the equipment (such as broadheads) you will be using for hunting.
  • Assemble a repair and maintenance kit with spare parts and tools. Your local archery pro shop can recommend items for your kit and give instructions on basic bow maintenance.
Hunter using bowstringer to string bow
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