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Stewie Griffin
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Getting started bow hunting



I've been duck hunting since I was about 8 or 9 (I'm 24 now), never hunted deer.

I want to get into bow hunting. Dad's a duck/goose/dove hunter, hunted deer in college but not since.

Q's:

How difficult is it to get started?

What's the best bow for a noob?

What's the best way to learn the particular nuances of bow hunting? Hunt with another bow hunter? Watch vids? Read books?

Finding land to hunt on isn't a problem; we have some land we use for dove hunting that my dad's buddy built some blinds on and has some feeders set up for; he's killed a couple there over the last two or three years.

(I'll end with a note that my desire to bow hunt has been sparked by Steven Rinella's Meat Eater. If you haven't read it, you should.)







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Salmon
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re: Getting started bow hunting


quote:

How difficult is it to get started?


not hard, just require initial investment

quote:

What's the best bow for a noob?


how much you looking to spend? Hoyt makes good, mid range bows

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What's the best way to learn the particular nuances of bow hunting?


the only way to learn is to do it






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oleyeller
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You will hear all kind of answers on a bow to get started.. I started last yr with a piece of junk.. Went and bought me a lower-mid range bow this year an LOVE IT. I paid $350 for it bramd new. Very quiet and fast and wont break the bank.. 2012 pse brute x.. Here is a pic of the bow







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AUCE05
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Well, the largest hurdle is finding land. You've got that covered. Hoyt, Bowtech, PSE, all have mid-range bows to get started. You'll spend ~$600.00 on a setup. The only tip is to make sure those blinds have enough room to shoot your bow.





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Stewie Griffin
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re: Getting started bow hunting


Thanks for the feedback. I was hoping land would be the biggest hurdle.





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