Bow Hunting is a Popular Sport

Since the invention of guns bow hunting has been in decline as a means of hunting animals for food; however, bow hunting remains a popular sport usually associated with the upper class.

The sport of bow hunting is meant to be a humane way of controlling animal populations and is also still a means of hunting animals for food. Still, many animal conservation groups oppose bow hunting and other types of hunting as animal cruelty and bow hunting remains a controversial topic. The editors of bow hunting magazines like Bowhunter and Bowhunting magazine often address this on-going controversy.

In the U.S. bow hunting and other types of hunting are heavily regulated both by individual states and the federal government. Regulations restrict hunting methods, locale, season and types of animals. There are usually designated bow hunting seasons; a good source for bow hunting season guides are bow hunting magazines like Bowhunter and Bowhunting.

Bow hunters or archers must have the ability to hunt game animals within a short distance and range. This requires tremendous ability including quick and precise skills. Bow hunters must know the habits of the animals they are hunting in order to be effective. Game animals in the U.S. include deer, dove, duck, elk, goose, partridge, pheasant, quail, rabbit, squirrel, turkey and more. There is also bow hunting for fish, called bow fishing.

There are many different kinds of bows used in bow hunting. Popular bow hunting equipment includes compound bows, recurve bows, long bows and cross bows. Each of this bows have specific pros and cons. To learn more about which kind of bow is best for your desired bow hunting experience read Bowhunter magazine and Bowhunting magazine.

Other necessary bow hunting tools and equipment include quivers, arrowheads and appropriate clothing for cold weather, such as camouflage waterproof boots, pants and jackets. Some bow hunters use spotlights, ATVs and treestands. Still, there is a world of high tech gadgets for the bow hunting enthusiast. Sportsman magazines like BowHunter, Bowhunting and other game and fish magazines are great resources for finding the latest bow hunting gadgets and gear.

Game hunted by archers includes all of the North American small and big game species. Generally in North America, bow hunting season “Bow Season” occurs either several months preceding or following the “Gun Season” for the same species.

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