Once you step into the world of archery and bow hunting, you’ll easily get obsessed and find yourself frequently wandering through archery shops and collecting various bow hunting gear and gadgets. Exploring new hunting gear models or purchasing numerous assets to improve your current equipment is exciting and fun, but once you gain sufficient experience, you will understand that essential equipment is what counts the most and it should be quality enough to meet the hunting task. Here is the fundamental bow hunting equipment you should purchase to get seriously started with archery and bow hunting.
Bows, Arrows, Broadheads and Targets
The holly three required for archery and bow hunting includes quality bows, arrows and broadhead. The market offers are impressive and filled with wide range of models designed for different hunting styles and conditions. Compound or recurve bows are two most commonly used bow types. It is essential to purchase the adequate draw weight for bowhunting. Start with lower weight until your hunting muscles get stronger and adapted. Picking the right broadhead model primarily depends on your hunting aims. Different models are used for archery competitions and for actual hunting in wilderness. Also, different models of broadheads are used depending on the animal you strive to get down. More massive, aluminum or steel broadheads, with powerful impact on contact are used for hunting large animals. The best is to go to the nearest archery shop, consult experts explaining your bow hunting goals and to purchase pre-designed bow kits for start. After you gain some experience and develop steady hunting habits, you’ll be capable of customizing equipment according to your individual hunting style. Also, you will need targets and field points to practice your shooting skills.
Quality hunting boots and clothes
In order to fully equip yourself for hunting conditions, you’ll need adequate clothing, boots and accessories. Avoid baggy clothes that could get wrapped around the arrow. Consider the weather conditions at the hunting terrain. Use multi-layer clothing system, with basic layer, insulation and outer layer. Similar goes for boots. Calf-high rubber boots are best for relatively wet terrain and the inner insulation is desired for low temperature. All of this will also prevent various injuries. Latex gloves are necessary in all situations.
Backpack and field-dressing kits
Some additional accessories are also essential when going for an actual bow hunting. Make sure you carry pocket knife, compasses, maps, flashlight and above all first-aid equipment.