While there are no shortcuts to becoming a good bowhunter, I have compiled the basics learned through over 25 years of hard hunting, missed opportunities and lessons learned in these pages. Bowhunting for beginners can be a very frustrating and confusing sport. Information on equipment and techniques are combined with real word examples of success and failure in the field to help shed some light on the basics of bowhunting.
I hunt because I love watching game animals. I bowhunt because I love watching them from very close quarters. The rush you expereince as a bowhunter will far surpass any hunting experience you have had up until now. Dedicate yourself to just getting close to game in the first couple seasons. I mean, really close. Practice your craft before focusing on the harvest and you will find bowhunting very rewarding.
Bowhunting for beginners should be a journey that brings them face to face with whitetail deer more often than not. Success will not always be in drawing the bow, but in seeing the activity of deer–undisturbed. This experience is often missing during a standard gun season hunt. Bowhunting for beginners should focus on that. Enjoy your time on the site and I hope you get enough information to bring you at least one step closer to your goal of harvesting a deer with your bow.