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What is the best advice you ever got about bow hunting? How old were you?
Read bowsite moose hunting threads lol. Sorry couldn’t resist.
"Try this new gadget they've got out. It's called a Thermocell."
I think I was in my late 40's.
Man, that thing has made many a warm weather bow hunt in the swamps SO much more enjoyable.
I started shooting a bow when I was 8-10 years old. 47 years old now.
Best advice for shooting: Follow through and you can trust your arrow will reach the target.
Best hunting advice: Hunt the wind. You can't kill'em from your bed.
"You should make your own bow." I was in my late twenties. Changed everything.
I'd have bet a shiny nickel that this was a willie thread and I'd have doubled my money!
Pick a tiny spot, too many folks shoot at a "big" spot" and that causes problems. I was probably 7 or 8 when my Dad told me that. We were shooting .22 rifles at the time. Shawn
Never, ever give up. The last fifteen minutes of rhe last day can be as good as any time in the hunt I've since killed a lot of animals on the last day of the hunt.
Next best advice was from my late wife: "Try out this deer hat and elk hat I made and see if they work".
Don't tug on Superman's cape.
"Never trust a fart" has been good bowhunting advice as I've grown older.....
Practice your draw, hold and release until it feels like a part of you. Every day. Repeatability. Best advice I ever picked up to make me a more consistent shot.
That’s a good one Jaq, wish I would’ve heard it sooner in life. Another good one I’ve heard on here a few times is “don’t push a hidden agenda on the Bowsite, just pay the sponsorship fee so guys get off your back”
Always nock a arrow every time you stop and take a break. Also never ever try and out drink a man from Wisconsin !! Hunt
I was taught how to shoot, but bowhunting has been a self-taught subject, so I didn't really get any awesome advice that I can think of. But the wind thing is obviously importance #1, and as I was learning to bowhunt I remember literally laughing and pointing at the TV at guys who wouldn't hunt because the wind wasn't right. Watching the old Primetime Bucks VHS or whatever. Man I thought they were loco. Fast-forward and I remember 2 years ago waiting 13 days for a standard prevailing wind to get in a stand. Shot the deer I wanted that sit...
Only hunt with outfitters that personally guide all their clients and always sit at least 3 feet behind the deer in your hero shots and they will look way bigger!
"Put a sight on that bow Son!"
Never pee into the wind. Even more important as you get older.
The best scents to use is the one between your ears.
And an old guy told me one day... "My first step out of the truck is just as important and my last step back into it."
Never try to cheat the wind. Stay downwind of where you think they will come.
knee high rubber boots it's one of the only things 90% of professional whitetail hunters will agree on. early 80s when I figured it out
Was 43. Wait that’s not him.
Reading Dwight Shue info and listening to the experienced advice on Bowsite. Age would be ongoing.
It's probably not a single piece of advice, but all of BB's shot placement schematics over the years have taught me to aim straight up the leg and has resulted in a lot of dead animals with very short blood trails.
Buy the book "Bowhunting Rutting Whitetails" by Gene Wensel. That book changed how I think. From that point until now, everything else has been an evolving journey of learning and understanding. It also introduced me to Barry. Thanks Gene.
Breath slow, stay calm, pick a spot, follow through.....dead deer.
“If you want to hunt big alpine mule deer, hunt where a sheep hunter would.”
Take a trip of a lifetime every year!
Only take advice from someone who actually is successful at what you want to do
Wash your ass. From a Wensel seminar
Pick your hunting partners wisely