Ladies and Gentlemen, we are quickly coming upon my favorite time of year, fall. And with this wonderful season of changing leaves and cool but not frigid temps, comes something else I favor, hunting.
Just recently I got my bow out and starting getting geeked up and planning for deer season. Now, if you have spent more than five minutes hunting, you realize that there is a lot of work that goes into the season before you actually get into the stand. First things first is taking care of the bow itself. It is extremely important that the bow is properly maintained.
The folks at Michiana Archery took really good care of me this weekend. I wanted a heavier draw weight, and they moved it to 55 pounds for me. They also inspected my now three year old bow and let me know what kind of maintenance it would need. My main concern was the string, which is starting to get a little “furry”.
I’ll give it a good waxing, but the guys at the archery shop told me they are only good for five years max, so next year we will get a new one put on. For this year though, we are good to go. They
also inspected the limb pockets, and told me they were in great shape. The rubber tubing is starting to show a little wear, but again, will be fine for this year. They also helped me with my grip, to help me improve my shooting form. It really is a nice little shop, I highly recommend checking them out!
Once that is done it’s time to throw some arrows! Being a bow hunter requires a good deal of commitment, as you cannot simply sight the bow in and be done with it. Practice
makes perfect, and it is recommended to practice in short sessions several days a week. Set your sight pins to equal distances; for example, mine are set at ten yard increments. It is very important to shoot to the distance you are comfortable. A comfortable confident shooter will shoot better than someone taking a shot they are not sure of.
With every day that passes, we get that much closer, and I am so excited!