Bowhunt 101

Archery Basics

Bowhunting is half hunting and half archery. Mastering the basics of archery will allow you to become a more proficient, and successful bowhunter.

Proper Form For Shooting A Bow

Proper Form For Shooting A Bow

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Hunting is a physically demanding sport, make no doubt about it. Whether bowhunting from a treestand in frigid temperatures, getting caught in a rainstorm at 10,000 feet, or carefully trying to keep up to a herd of elk in the backcountry…all of that puts a strain on your body. When the moment of truth arrives […]
Proper Form For Shooting A Bow

How Much Kinetic Energy For Bowhunting?

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Although it is often discussed in the archery and bowhunting world, kinetic energy is not at all specific to bows and arrows.  Kinetic energy is a concept of physics – a way to quantify the energy that an object possesses due to motion. In the world of physics there are various formulas for calculating the […]
How Much Draw Weight For Hunting?

How Much Draw Weight For Hunting?

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Before we dive right into how much draw weight you need for hunting let’s take a look at what draw weight is and how various factors go into determining what the proper draw weight is for you. What Is Draw Weight? Draw weight is a measurement (in pounds) of the force required to draw (or […]
How To Determine Draw Length

How To Determine Draw Length

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Shooting the correct draw length is extremely important to maximizing your accuracy. What Is Draw Length? Draw length is exactly as the term describes, it is the length (in inches) that a bow is drawn.  This length is measured from the front of the Berger hole (where the arrow rest mounts to the riser) to […]
Archer bending arrow with hands

What Is Arrow Spine?

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Arrow spine is a measure of stiffness which is gauged by how much the arrow flexes when weight is applied. The spine, or “stiffness”, of an arrow is a simple concept to understand, yet its importance is often overlooked.  Arrow spine is rated by “deflection”, which is a measurement of the shaft’s propensity to bend […]

Finding Your Anchor Point

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Every bowhunter strives to shoot with consistency and accuracy. Their objective, whether practicing on a target or shooting at an animal, is to do everything they possibly can to ensure that the arrow finds its mark. When the moment of truth arrives having a solid and repeatable anchor point will afford you the accuracy you […]

Bare Shaft Tuning Your Bow

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Bare shaft tuning is a method of tuning the arrow rest by comparing the impact points of regular field tipped, fletched arrows to that of field tipped, unfletched arrows.  The ultimate goal of bare shaft tuning is to have both arrows impact at the same point.  For this procedure we are going to assume that […]
Types Of Bows

Types of Bows

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Archery is one of the oldest practices in existence for hunting and before that a tool for protection.  Four types of bows are common in the world today; compound bows, recurve bows, long bows and crossbows. While many people will argue that a crossbow is not “archery equipment,” they are indeed wrong as archery, by […]
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Anatomy of a Compound Bow

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A key factor in being able to select the right bow for the type of shooting or bow hunting you’ll be doing is having a proper understanding of what all the bow’s various pieces are and how they work. In the following article we will break down the many components that work in harmony to […]

How To Cut Arrows On Your Own

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Cutting arrows in your garage or workshop can save a great deal of time and allow you to experiment with various arrow lengths and types.   This step by step guide will show you how to properly and safely cut arrows on your own. Step 1 – Determine Your Arrow Length If you don’t already […]