I have two questions, I just got an older bow that I'm going to be starting out with. I need sights and a rest. I don't know much about either of these, looking to make an educated decision, also in the market for a release. Thanks.
Are you sure you need those things? Have you considered instinctive shooting? I'm a traditional bowhunter and find that I do quite well with no sights, realeases, stabilizers, cams, knobs, pulleys, carbon, or plastic. Not that those things are bad by any means, its just not my style. Give instictive shooting a try, you may find that it works well for you.
I think I left out that it is a compound bow, I guess I could try that, never thought of it, I've just always shot with sights and rests, I always did like to use my fingers. Probably try without a release first. I'd always heard using a release is more consitent. Thanks for the reply 75.
What brand of bow do you have? I'm a PSE guy, my father used to be a certified dealer and went through their shooting school. If you have a PSE, I recommend their RS hunter sight and the TM hunter rest/overdraw. That is what I use and have been successful. If it's not a PSE, check to see if the manufacturer of your bow offers anything. As far as a release goes, I recommend one of those as well. It does give you a more consistent release, but if you go that route, get a caliper type release and not the type that pinches down. In the work that I've done on bows, those who use the pinching type release have problems tearing up the serving/string.
I learned this the hard way last year. If you're hunting in an area with lots of bear activity, it's a great idea to stash your food and water up in a tree. I like to wrap everything in a tarp and tie it between two trees. Don't just tie it up in one tree but tie it in between two trees at least 15 feet in the air. I thought I had my backpacking camp's food supply stashed pretty well last year. I returned to camp during the first weekend of archery to find all my food destroyed. Make sure...