Archery hunting does not mean just deer hunting, even though deer hunting is the most popular big game bowhunting hunts in the United States and Canada. Many other big game hunts include Elk, Bear (spring and fall), Moose, Mountain Sheep, Mountain Goats and Antelope. With all these different types of hunts, there are different types of bowhunting equipment that are required. Different camouflage or maybe blaze orange is required and different styles of hunting boots for mountain climbing or heavily insulated boots for the extreme cold.
Back packs or fanny packs to carry extra equipment needed for a particular style of hunt. Inside the back pack you need to think of the equipment needed, such as; survival equipment, deer, elk and moose calls, knife, saw, extra clothing, binoculars or spotting scope and maybe for that long day a lunch and healthy snacks. A well thought out plan before your archery hunt will save you a lot of money and possibly a very disappointing experience. Shop the internet before your hunt, there are many good deals and many good ideas for the particular type of hunt you are about to go on.
Not all bowhunting is big game hunting either; don’t forget about small game hunting or varmint hunting. These different types of archery hunts may require different types of equipment also. If you are going bowfishing, you need to have the proper equipment for that. Or what about a rabbit hunt? You might want to consider using a recurve bow or straight bow for small game hunting. Your arrows and tips will also need to be changed for the particular type of hunt you are about to have.
If you are going on a coyote or bobcat hunt you need a good call, whether it is a mouth call or a recording. You might want to consider a decoy for this hunt. A turkey hunt needs special attention also, such as; a blind or popup tent, different calls, decoys and broadheads specially made for turkey hunting. These are just a few ideas of the different types of equipment needed and they all can be purchased at your local dealership or you can make it easy on yourself and purchase them over the internet. The internet has many more items to choose from and can be cheaper. I personally, along with many of my hunting buddies shop the internet; it’s so much easier and efficient.
Before you go on your bowhunt you need to practice, and to practice you may need a target for your backyard. I have a few different targets in my backyard; a turkey and deer 3D target, a bag target and also a block target which we take along with us on a hunt just for sharpening up and tuning in on before the hunt.
Deer hunting is fun, but don’t forget about all the other different types of archery hunting you can also do. Many good experiences and fun comes along with the many different types of bow hunts that you choose to do with your family and friends.GOOD HUNTING!