Quick Tip: Getting Started with Archery Hunting

Quick Tip: Getting Started with Archery Hunting
Photo by Ron Sinfelt

You can find archery hunting gear in your price range, but it's got to be the right equipment for you.

By John Felsher

For about $500, sportsmen can buy an introductory archery package complete with a bow, a few arrows and accessories.

However, they need to pick the right equipment.


archery hunting Photo by Ron Sinfelt


Much more than with a firearm, an ill-fitting bow could greatly diminish accuracy and effectiveness.

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"People who shoot ill-fitting bows will always struggle with accuracy," advised Joella Bates, world champion archer and big game hunter.

"A bow with a proper draw length for a given archer will shoot more accurately and cause less fatigue than an improperly sized bow. I highly recommend that anyone who wants to start bow hunting go to a reputable archery shop to get measured for the proper draw length bow."

Archers must also practice frequently to hone proficiency at placing arrows in a precise spot at a given range. After making initial investments for equipment, archers can practice practically anywhere for little cost.


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