Why You NEED to Consider Bowhunting

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  • Dan Kidd

    Ah yes… bowhunting. I just got back into it and this will be my first year in 18 that I’ll be giving it a go. Growing up in Wisconsin the benefits of bowhunting were the incredibly long season (September through December) and the opportunity to pattern deer more before they rut and get spooked by the super high pressure 9 day gun season. There’s definitely something to be said about getting that close to your target to be able to get a clean shot. It’s a challenge and a skill to be sure. Now that I’m out here in Arizona chasing the gray ghost I have a whole new respect for bowhunting. I was out yesterday and got to see 20 different deer and as I watched them through my optics (or with my two eyes from 50 yards away from me as three does crossed the ridge next to me completely oblivious to my presence lol) I honestly began to wonder how I’m ever going to get within 40 or 50 yards for the shot come August and December/January. But that’s part of the fun. And I can’t wait for the season to start!

    • dialedinhunter

      That definitely sounds like a huge benefit of having that long of a season! It is for sure a different game out here in AZ. It took me awhile to grasp that after being sucked in by so many primos whitetail shows, lol. To get within 50 yards of a coues deer is a feat that is nothing to shutter at. Good luck this upcoming August man! I hope you put down a giant. When you do, don’t forget to send me pics!!! 😉

  • Josh Pritchard

    I have always had a love of archery but didnt get a bow till last march. So my first bowhunting experience began last September in Alberta, Canada. Apparently I live in quite an awesome place. 30 minutes to public land and plenty of big game. I never dreamed of ever hunting something like an elk and never bought the $40 general tag. I was sitting along a tree line one evening waiting for whitetail or mule deer to wander by but instead two massive bull elk strode by at 40 yds. I can relate to you watching the buck walk past; at least i couldnt have shot him even if i wanted to! What an awesome encouter. I will definitely have my Elk general this year and cant wait to see what happens. I am definitely hooked on bowhunting

    • dialedinhunter

      So cool Josh! Sounds like you had an awesome time. Of course they walked right by you. No tag! It’s like they know or something, haha. Glad to hear you are hooked on bowhunting! Good luck in the coming season bud.

      P.S. Nice name 😎

      • Josh Pritchard

        Haha thanks, you too. I’m also 31 and have a dream to sustain my family off the land. Although, i have 5 kids. Maybe one day.

        • dialedinhunter

          That’s an awesome goal to have!! Best meat around! You’ll get there. Just keep learning and pushing hard! Most importantly, never stop having fun.