Passion for the outdoors can start at any age. But if your passion of bow hunting started on your childhood like mine, maybe you will also remember shooting cans or bottles in your back yard with your dad or relative. My dad helped me and give me instructions like playing a game, that`s how I started to learn shooting. When I would here the ‘ting’ of the pellet hitting the steel can, yes they were steel back then, it gave me such a sense of accomplishment. About a few years later or so he let me join him on his huntings. I was usually carrying a rifle and (I can`t forget that) he often carried his impressive 12 gauge one. I remember walking through the thick stalks of freshly cut Milo, it challenged my little legs with every step trying to keep up with him. All of the sudden it happened, the Britney went on point, everything went still, then the cackle of the rooster pheasant filled the air…boom…”hunt dead, hunt dead”. I loved it, the hunt, the excitement, and the outdoors.
A few years later, I started to have different type of interests, that`s where my real adventure started. While I was researching other hunting styles, one really got my attention; bow hunting. I could not find anyone around me to teach at that time. I needed help for even questions like; how to handle my bow, how to focus or where should I go to place to hunt? -missed my dad who taught me gun hunting and let me join his party-. But later I was lucky, it all changed as I made a couple of new friends who were avid bow hunters and they showed me the ropes and took me out several times. I then started to contact again with my another childhood friend who was seriously instrumental in my passion for bow hunting and he helped me a lot like my dad to collect my first buck. We were in the woods for about three hours and the sun was starting to set behind us. There was a rustle of dead leaves, then out came the biggest buck I had ever seen. He came up from the creek bottom to my left and started walking broadside from left to right. How far? I hadn’t the slightest idea, I was shaking so bad I thought I was sure to fall out of the tree. How big? As I said before, this was the biggest buck I had ever seen, later scored him at a whopping 115 inches, but this buck to me was a real giant. I drew back my beginners bow, sited him in and rainbowed that big fat aluminum arrow right behind his shoulder. He took off like he was shot out of a cannon and my heart rate didn’t slow down for what seemed like a day.
I maybe watched all of the hunting shows, subscribed to the hunting and outdoor magazines and I bought the bow hunting dvds and tried to learn everything I could learn about bow hunting strategies to deer blinds. After that first buck I upgraded my bow, my arrows, increased my practice time because I knew I was hooked. To this day I have never killed that huge Booner that is a “new potential state record” and I’m okay with that. I get more enjoyment from being in the outdoors with my friends and family and letting the day-to-day life escape me for that brief moment. But when I am in the place of hunting, simply observing and feeling the nature makes me truly relax and cheers me up for the all aspects of life. So, one of that relaxing moment, I had this special idea and that`s where and when I decided to start writing about bow hunting tips at that time. Everyone talks about being a person who do what he/she loves and he/she loves what he/she does. Those people are a rare breed, but I wanted to become one. I received the unconditional support from my family that I have come to love and appreciate and so it began.
The one thing we are sharing this kind of stories is to have a site that has a little bit of everything on bow hunting for every kind of bow hunter. We are trying here to give some insights on our blog posts and we are trying to share the passion of bow hunting with those who are willing to start bow hunting or amateur bow hunters to veterans of this fantastic and entertaining sport. There are stories, tributes and antidotes by several different writers. You can use below to comment on our posts, you can share your opinions as well as you can share bow hunting tactics that have been useful for yourself. I think, everyone happy to show their harvest, that is what the trophy rooms are made for.
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