Archery has been used for thousands of years by countless cultures as an important tool for hunting and fighting. This tradition continues today, with hunters and sport archers reconnecting with their ancestors. With archery becoming more widespread in pop culture with movies like The Hunger Games, Brave, and of course Robin Hood, I felt like it would be a good time to give everyone some basic safety tips and products on how to successfully shoot arrows without poking an eye out.
Real Avid Bowsmith Multi – Tool
The Real Avid multi-tool has everything an archer needs to tune up a bow, fix busted arrows, and even mounting steps to a tree stand. The tools include: needle-nose pliers, a broad head sharpener and fletching stripper, and a multi-use knife. This is a cool little tool that’ll come handy in for almost situation that may arise on a bow hunting expedition. This is the Swiss Army Knife of bow repair.
Real Avid Bow Box Archery Tool Kit
This kit is more comprehensive than the multi-tool above. The Real Avid Bow Box Archery Took Kit is a complete set of tools for archers to keep a bow in its prime no matter what. It includes: sturdy bow hanger, wind checker bottle, and versa wrench. The included sturdy carrying case will withstand a ton of punishment and keep your new tools in working order.
Eberlestock ButtBucket Bow and Gun Carrier
I chose this particular Eberlestock hunting accessory because of versatility. The bow and gun carrier allows you to quickly mount a long or compound bow to just about any backpack. The ripcord release allows you to quickly remove your bow or rifle when spotting a target, and just as easily attach and tighten to begin hiking. I felt this would be a great addition to any hunting trip to keep your bow or rile secure at all times.
Texas Hunt Co L.P.V. Low Profile Hunting Vest
I know this may seem very basic, but I cannot express the importance of orange clothing during hunting season whether it is for bowhunters or shooters. Bright neon orange is not found in nature, so it’s ideal when going on a hunting trip to help you be clearly seen by other hunters in the area. The really neat thing about the Texas Hunt Co L.P.V. Low Profile Hunting Vest is that is has extra storage for a long or short day hunt. Also, this is good for all climates and shooting conditions and the material keeps all contents dry and clean.
Here are a couple of other things that may be useful to all archers, whether at a range or in the field on a hunt:
Use protective gear such as arm guards, finger tabs, and thumb rings. An arm guard is worn to protect the inside of the forearm when the arrow is being shot, and to keep clothing from getting in the way of the arrow. An arm guard will prevent the arrow from missing the target. Finger tabs simply protect the first and second finger from the pressure of pulling the string back. Finally, when hunting and shooting from an elevated stand be sure to use a climbing harness to attach yourself to the tree.
Finally think smart. Make sure all equipment is functional prior to use. Only point your equipment in a safe direction, and in an area specified for shooting. Dress for the weather and be prepared with basic survival gear, even on short trips.
Stay safe on your next bow hunting trip. Take some great shots and keep your bow in pristine condition!