proper way to Hunting with compound Bow

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Nowadays the existing currents of environmental opinion are more in line with quality hunting and management hunting than with quantity hunting bow. The arch can be used as a true and effective environmental management tool in certain ecosystems and times of the year. In short, we have three possibilities for the use of a bow in hunting:

– Hunting
– The management of population surpluses
– The environmental aspect

On the hunting part, I can say little since it would be identical to that practiced today with the shotgun or the rifle. A jump fighter, in hand, stalking, waiting, etc. On trophy or on selective animals.

Typical management hunt

The management of population surpluses, and its environmental aspect, we can fit into a typical management hunt; eliminating all those defective specimens or that according to the Master Plan of this particular ecosystem must be eliminated to keep the population pyramid in an optimal health and individual situation. Here the bow would be complementary to the use of the firearm since its function would develop in times or in certain circumstances that discourage the use of the firearm. An example of the performance of the arch in its environmental aspect could be its use in Natural Parks, National Parks, areas of special environmental sensitivity, private farms, etc.

 

We can and we must fit Bow Hunting within what are called traditional modalities, such as falconry, muzzleloaders and some others. It is one of the oldest; it is possible that the bow even today has killed more game than the firearm and still continues to be fully valid, and useful, in many places on the planet.

The use of a bow in hunting implies knowledge and compliance with certain rules for the correct execution of the set. But basically, these can be summed up in one:

An arrow, a life

There is another word that defines Bow Hunting quite well and this is: responsibility. We have to be responsible enough to know when we can release the arrow. It is not always possible and out of every ten times we manage to open the arc only in two, and sometimes only once, we will be able to make a shot in correct conditions. We must be responsible towards the environment that surrounds us, we are ” guests ” in it. We must be responsible for the regulations of the hunting area. We have to be respectful towards the owner, or representatives, of the hunting area, it depends on whether future archer hunters can access said, or another, area.

You also have to banish forever the sambenito of seeing an archer hunter as a potential poacher. Who is, and behaves like a stealth, will be with a bow or without a bow, but without a doubt it is much more practical to stealth with other types of weapons or more efficient arts, due to the great dedication that it demands and the difficulty that represents the knock down and collect a piece with the bow.

Bow Hunting is something more, much more than this. We can say that the bow is a silent weapon; that its acquisition, in addition to its accessories are outside the usual circles and that, also, there is a general lack of knowledge among the hunters’ collective about this ancient hunting modality which, together with the scarcity of the group of archer hunters, generates a certain distrust.

The use of the bow, as a management or hunting tool, will be directed mainly towards a selection hunt rather than a trophy hunt. One of the unwritten rules in Bow Hunting is that a defective specimen must be seized first rather than a healthy one. It will always be easier to kill a defective animal, something that fits perfectly with the philosophy, and difficulty, intrinsic to Hunting with a Bow.

Demands of Hunting Archery

But also, it is no less true, that the Hunting Archery is an art that demands a lot; Comparatively and qualitatively, more than a firearm to achieve much lower abatement results for reasons such as: impossibility of repeating the release, less scope of the bow compared to the firearm, demands for maximum approaches to the piece of hunting, and still there would be various imponderables that would ruin our cast. Anyone who knows something about Bow Hunting will realize that it is a modality that is re-emerging, practiced by people who are very clear that it is necessary to have and maintain an image of seriousness and responsibility; of respect for natural values ​​and the various existing regulations. The demanding nature of this hunting modality for the practitioner, at the level of training, dedication, knowledge of the terrain, biology, ethology, anatomy and some animal pathology, make self-control and responsibility an intrinsic part of the archer hunter. We can say that this activity is therefore highly demanding with the archer hunter as such, with continuous training; It is an authentic hunting school. they make self-control and responsibility an intrinsic part of the archer hunter. We can say that this activity is therefore highly demanding with the archer hunter as such, with continuous training; It is an authentic hunting school. they make self-control and responsibility an intrinsic part of the archer hunter. We can say that this activity is therefore highly demanding with the archer hunter as such, with continuous training; It is an authentic hunting school.

 

Bow hunters are sure to be welcome in any hunting area; we can realize that where there are a number of them, as a consequence of the difficulty of Bow Hunting, the pressure that we can make on the hunting species of the Coto will be much less than that carried out with a firearm, which will result in to the benefit of the Members of the Preserve as there is a greater remnant of hunting opportunities and a greater number of specimens of the hunting species that populate this hunting area.

In principle, any bow is valid for hunting; But, as will be seen, these must meet certain requirements to carry out their delicate mission, which is to cleanly shoot down a game, using an arrow; But not only this, another condition is that it must receive the death as quickly as possible, in other words that the animal does not suffer. For this, the arrow must always be placed in the right place; avoiding, always, the “bad dead”. And always, always.

Let’s see, let’s compare how death produces a bullet and an arrow, their contrasts. A rifle bullet if we observe the corresponding autopsies we see that it produces the death by massive destruction of tissues and bones, the deformation that the bullet makes within the body of the beef implies energy transmission, heat loss that causes burns to the passage of the tip , of provocation of a nervous shock such that it causes death in a few moments. Another typical characteristic of a rifle bullet is the great trauma it causes in the impact zone. What in many occasions makes the consumption of the meat that exists around the impact produced by the bullet unfeasible.

Let’s go with a big game arrowhead. The first thing that catches your eye is the design of it. Indeed there are different designs, but all of them with a common characteristic: the sharpness of their edges, are practically small scalpels. The hunting arrow causes death by internal bleeding, by loss of blood. But the edge alone is not enough. For this we must have placed the arrow in certain areas of the body of the beef.

Heart, lung, large arterial vessels or liver, in this order of importance. In short, the hunting tip kills by organ cutting, large vessels, and subsequent bleeding. If we have done our job properly, that is, without the animal being aware of our presence and we are able to properly release our arrow; the only thing he will notice will be a puncture, but he will not fully associate it with an aggression, so his self-defense mechanisms will be totally relaxed; the death occurring in a short period of time, after which phenomena incompatible with life will begin to be unleashed.

We will see later the various types of tips and their specific uses reason why their mechanisms of self-defense will be totally relaxed; the death occurring in a short period of time, after which phenomena incompatible with life will begin to be unleashed. We will see later the various types of tips and their specific uses reason why their mechanisms of self-defense will be totally relaxed; the death occurring in a short period of time, after which phenomena incompatible with life will begin to be unleashed. We will see later the various types of tips and their specific uses

We have to be aware that we must know how to repress ourselves when we should not let go of our arrow, even if the res is 5 meters away !! .

The Hunting Archery is open to everyone; with the only handicap that they are able to open a bow correctly. Disabled included. But I think it is necessary to firmly insist on the fact that anyone who wishes to dedicate himself to Bow Hunting must undergo a little recycling on Bow Hunting deontology, behavior, legislation, blood trails, biology and animal anatomy, etc. .; I insist that this point is extremely important . Hunting with a bow is not buying a bow today and the next day going out into the bush; it is something much, much more serious than this.

Later we will talk about the types of arches. Now we will detail the specific characteristics of a hunting bow. Much of the archery material comes from the USA, although we also enjoy a few Spanish “bowyers” that make custom and custom bows, generally recurved and long-bows.

The minimum powers that are usually estimated that a bow (compound, recurved or ” long-bow ”) should develop for hunting are:

-Main Hunting: 45 pounds (20.25 kg) at the archer’s opening
-Minor Hunting: 30 pounds (13.50 Kg) at the archer’s opening

In any case, to knock down large cattle it will be advisable to use bows with minimum powers of 60 pounds (27 Kg.) And above, at the archer’s opening. Although it is always possible to shoot down a beef with less power this will lead us to the exception that confirms the rule.

Each type of bow has its own idiosyncrasy that will make it more suitable for one type or mode of hunting than for another. The compounds will, in general, be more suitable for big game, waiting and stalking. The recurved ones and the long-bows (or straight bows) will be for the minor, and for the hunt to the jump or to the flight for their fast face and loose, although they are also perfectly valid in the major.

Logically, to hunt and move with relative ease through the hunting area, the bow must have moderate measures. A long arc of measurements is uncomfortable to use, it is always touching with branches, ground, etc. And if we hunt from a high position in a tree (tree-stand) this fact becomes even more important. Measurements will be understood taken from end to end of the arch (in recurved and long-bows) and from axis to axis of the pulley (in the compounds).

Shooting distances must not exceed 30 meters. This is the distance from which a res perceives the hissing sound caused by an arrow in its flight, or the noise of the rope when released, is able to avoid it, making an evasive maneuver, a phenomenon known internationally as ” jump the string ” But there is more; each of us has a certain shooting distance that must never be exceeded. That is, that distance at which one is able to group the arrows minimally, in a circle of 10 cm. or less, which represents the life zone of an animal; from this distance an appreciable dispersion is already beginning to be produced. That is, if the distance from oneself is 15 meters, You will always have to shoot at this distance at most, and never above, so you will have to work on other aspects such as the final approach rather than trying a “fortune” shot. I insist that we must ensure the final good success of the cast. For this, the three T rule must be applied:

Throw, Throw and Throw

From any position, from any angle, looking for spaces between the vegetation, kneeling, standing, etc. Let’s learn to know our bow and what it is capable of giving us. Remember that the positions in the Hunting with Bow are all except the normal one, which is that of the precision shooter; always the same posture; always standing; always the same openness; always at the same distance. reason why it will have to work other aspects like the final approach before trying a shot of “fortune”. I insist that we must ensure the final good success of the cast. For this, the three T rule must be applied: Throw, Throw and Throw. From any position, from any angle, looking for spaces between the vegetation, kneeling, standing, etc. Let’s learn to know our bow and what it is capable of giving us. Remember that the positions in the Hunting with Bow are all except the normal one, which is that of the precision shooter; always the same posture; always standing; always the same openness; always at the same distance. reason why it will have to work other aspects like the final approach before trying a shot of “fortune”. I insist that we must ensure the final good success of the cast. For this, the three T rule must be applied: Throw, Throw and Throw. From any position, from any angle, looking for spaces between the vegetation, kneeling, standing, etc.

Capacity of bow

Let’s learn to know our bow and what it is capable of giving us. Remember that the positions in the Hunting with Bow are all except the normal one, which is that of the precision shooter; always the same posture; always standing; always the same openness; always at the same distance. For this, the three T rule must be applied: Throw, Throw and Throw. From any position, from any angle, looking for spaces between the vegetation, kneeling, standing, etc. Let’s learn to know our bow and what it is capable of giving us. Remember that the positions in the Hunting with Bow are all except the normal one, which is that of the precision shooter; always the same posture; always standing; always the same openness; always at the same distance. For this, the three T rule must be applied: Throw, Throw and Throw. From any position, from any angle, looking for spaces between the vegetation, kneeling, standing, etc. Let’s learn to know our bow and what it is capable of giving us.

Remember that the positions in the Hunting with Bow are all except the normal one, which is that of the precision shooter; always the same posture; always standing; always the same openness; always at the same distance. Remember that the positions in the Hunting with Bow are all except the normal one, which is that of the precision shooter; always the same posture; always standing; always the same openness; always at the same distance. Remember that the positions in the Hunting with Bow are all except the normal one, which is that of the precision shooter; always the same posture; always standing; always the same openness; always at the same distance.

Each one of us must be able to measure the distance existing at this moment between us and a certain object. This fact is basic in Bow Hunting; the correct estimation of the distance is absolutely necessary, and unfortunately its incorrect appreciation affects a fairly high percentage of hunters. An error of 3-4 meters, can ruin our cast. Arrows don’t have the speed of a good rifle bullet; they are slow, much more and with much more pronounced parabolic trajectories. In short, eye training and distance, until we are able to properly specify the distance without errors. In our citizen environment, in the countryside, in the bush,

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