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Bowhunting Tips - 3 Tips for a Successful Hunt

November 14, 2011 | Comments: 0 | Views: 150

Every year bowhunters purchase deer tags and try to bag a trophy animal to fill their tag. Without fail there are some bowhunters that always fill their tags and there are some who rarely if ever shoot their trophy animal. If you are one of those hunters that has a hard time filling your tags here are 3 tips that will greatly increase your chances of bagging that trophy deer this season.

1. Research Bait Hunting Area

In order to increase your chances of filling your tags you need to do your research on the area you will be hunting. Bowhunting for deer is not as simple as just setting up in a random location and hoping a deer walks by. Bowhunters who are consistently successful go out and walk the area taking note of prints, feeding areas, tress scratches and other sign of high deer activity. Once they find out where the deer are going and how they are traveling, they will set up bait piles months in advanced of the hunting season to get the deer into a routine.

2. Practice Shooting and Guessing Yardages

You undoubtedly hear this tip a lot I'm sure, everybody always tells you to practice shooting and sighting in your bow so that you will be shooting accurately and consistently each and every time. The problem for a lot of bowhunters who do practice is not the fact that they are not good consistent shooters, but that they have not practiced how to guess yardages. When a deer walks out in front of you, within seconds you have to determine roughly how far they are in order to properly shoot the correct distance. This one point is often overlooked and often times ends up costing bowhunters a lot of deer or whatever other animal they may be hunting for at the time. A small exercise you can do to practice yardages is to simply get a rock and toss it in all directions. Wherever this rock lands that will be the place you shoot from. The key of this exercise is to make you think about the yardage and then shoot to see how close or far you were.

3. Learn How to Rake and Call

One of the best times during hunting season to deer hunt is during the rut. The deer are usually a lot easier to manipulate and coax into coming in close. Bow hunters who are skilled and knowledgeable at how to call and rake can really boost their chances of pulling in a big buck who is looking to clear his territory of smaller bucks. Knowing when and how much of each to do can greatly increase their chances of seeing and getting a shot off at a trophy animal.

If you are tired of going out every bowhunting season for deer and not getting anything then use these tips to greatly increase your chances of both seeing and shooting your trophy buck. If you want to learn more about archery or bowhunting come visit my archery/ bowhunting blog here -

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