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Getting Familiar With Archery And Bowhunting

By Spencer Porter

Time was when archery was the best way to defeat the enemies. We probably have read about its history in a lot of resources – from history books and from a lot of articles out there with interesting notes and researches relative to the uses of bow and arrow during the ancient times. Today, this art of shooting arrows with a bow is now more or less used as a recreation or as a sport. Aside from it being used for recreation and sport, some people would also regard this as a way to hunt for food, game animals in particular.

Like any other form of recreation such as target shooting, many people find shooting with a bow and arrow quite interesting. In fact, there are now archery inspired games over the Internet that seem to give non-archers another fun way to enjoy this activity indoors and without the need for any equipment.

However, we all know that this virtual activity may not be as interesting as the real activity of shooting a target with the use of any real bowhunting equipment. Whether it would be to go bowhunting or target shooting, this is something that most men found themselves the passion to do.

It is important to note as well that some women are also interested to participate in such an activity although a considerable number of them regard bowhunting as a form of animal cruelty even though the purposes of bowhunting seasons implemented by the government are already fully explained. Some women are also opposed to their men getting into bowhunting because they would feel like they are competing against an addicting hobby.

In bowhunting, game animals like elk, bull, deer, among others, are legally hunted down during a hunting season. Hunters are usually required to have a license to hunt for that. With proper training, any amateur can slowly convert himself into a professional later on.

Aside from skills and expertise, they say that the type of equipment used for hunting or target shooting also makes a difference in a hunter’s or archer’s performance. A serious hunter or archer would really invest in quality archery or bowhunting equipment and accessories (e.g., a Hoyt brand, Mathews brand, etc.). Owning a Hoyt, a Mathews, or any other quality brand equipment would involve a good amount of money that some are looking into buying other cheaper but quality brands in the market.

It is definitely interesting to know as well that people have kept this legacy of archery alive through competition and sports. In fact, people support this kind of sport by being participants or as avid spectators of the yearly World Cup.

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Porter, Spencer "Getting Familiar With Archery And Bowhunting." Getting Familiar With Archery And Bowhunting. 7 Jul. 2010. 24 Jul 2014 <>.

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Porter, S (2010, July 7). Getting Familiar With Archery And Bowhunting. Retrieved July 24, 2014, from

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