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3 Do’s and Don’ts for Crossbow Hunting

Thursday, March 9, 2017 14:25
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Aaron Spuler is a firearms enthusiast and recreational shooter. Follow more or his work at The Weapon Blog

Have you ever come across a newspaper featuring headlines of accidents encountered by hunters during the hunting season? Have you ever thought why do they take place? The answer is, of course, the lack of knowledge. While everyone thinks they can start off with crossbow hunting without having enough information about it, it is extremely risky, to begin with without knowing the do’s and don’ts therefore, you need to have a look at these before you go for your first hunting experience.
Three most important do’s for crossbow hunting are as follows:

1.Choose A High-Quality Crossbow
One of the major factors that make all the difference is the quality of your crossbow. A good crossbow is exceptional in its performance, lasts long and most importantly adds to the speed of the shots. Also, a superior quality crossbow provides you extended range and gives you the ability to hunt animals at a significant distance from you.

2.Make Sure Your Bolts Are Good
Besides the crossbows, what plays a major role in your hunting experience is the quality of the bolts. Arrows are available in a range of materials in the market including carbon and aluminum arrows. Carbon arrows are preferable as they are more rugged and strong however any arrow, designed for crossbows, having supreme quality is good enough as it ensures it pierces through the prey effectively.

3.Practice to Get Best Results
The third thing you must do is practice! Get your hands clean in open fields. Practice is what gives you confidence and makes you fearless. Practice will make you comfortable with the trigger, and you would learn the use of other equipment too. Start by giving yourself various practice sessions in which you should make yourself familiar with different hunting positions and distances to target your prey.

Three most important don’ts for crossbow hunting are as follows:

1.Don’t Forget Your Safety
What is extremely vital to learn is the safety rules before practically going for hunting to avoid the accidents we often hear of. Make sure your fingers are not between the cock string and the rail as it could lead to a loss of your finger! Putting your hand in the way of the bowstring would mean the once released; it would go slicing your fingers in between. Make sure you do not make this mistake.
2.Don’t Dry Fire
Do not dry-fire by mistake even as it can have deadly consequences! No matter how cheap an unsecured crossbow is, do not buy it. Always buy a crossbow with an anti-fire device to stay protected as it ensures the bow is not fired until the arrow is adjusted in its place.
3.Don’t Violate the Hunting Laws
Lastly, the most important thing is to fulfill your passion while respecting the hunting laws. Some states only permit crossbow hunting for a limited period, make sure you are using your crossbow in the permitted duration too. Similarly, there are further strict regulations regarding the equipment used too hence try to do hunting without violating the laws.

It is beneficial to ensure that you stick to these basics of hunting to avoid any undesirable incident and to have a safe, exciting hunting experience!

Shawn Michaels is a blogger who loves to write about his outdoor experiences. He is also a passionate rock climber and loves travelling. He is currently studying and spends his free time reading reviews and gear shopping! He regularly blogs at


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