The Ultimate Guide to Bowhunting : An Essential Guide for Beginning and Accomplished Bowhunters

The Ultimate Guide to Bowhunting : An Essential Guide for Beginning and Accomplished Bowhunters

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  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9781585745623
  • DDC分類 799

Table of Contents

Introduction                                       ix
A Brief history of the bow, its origin and
uses over the centuries; the phenomenal
growth in recent years of both archery and
bowhunting
Choosing Equipment 1 (36)
First steps: finding the master eye; the
selection of the bow and arrows, importance
of bow weight, matching arrows; arrows and
energy; fletching; making your own arrows;
selecting points; matching to draw length;
accessories; equipment and instruction for
youngsters
Learning to Shoot 37 (14)
Familiarizing oneself with the equipment;
the preliminary steps; properstance;
nocking; drawing, holding and aiming;
release and follow-through; bowsights;
improving your aim
When Things Go Wrong 51 (6)
Ways to correct shooting faults; safety in
the field and on the range; how proper care
and use of equipment relates to safety and
good performance; hypothermia and accidents
Ethics 57 (6)
Why ethics are of special importance to
bowhunters and how individual hunters can
make a difference; what to do; what not to
do
Big-Game Animals 63 (20)
The many species of big-game animals in
North America sought by bowhunters; their
size, characteristics, and the various
places on the continent where they can be
found
Hunting Big Game 83 (24)
The confidence and skill a hunter must
possess before seeking big-game animals;
field dressing and utilization of meat;
accessories important for successful hunt
Tree Stands 107(10)
Benefits of using stands; popular types of
portable stands, including climbing,
strap-on, ladder and tripod varieties
Stalking 117(10)
The challenge of moving quietly through the
woods; skill in using the wind; choice of
clothing; importance of scouting; skills
that aid productivity
Driving 127(4)
Driving techniques important in bowhunting
for whitetail deer. Why quiet drives are
often preferred
Small Game 131(6)
Advantages of small-game hunting;
developing pinpoint accuracy at both
stationary and moving objects; opportunity
for skill building and a change of pace
The King and Other Birds 137(16)
The wild turkey revolution; tactics, types
of calls, equipment and accessories needed;
other game birds; wingshooting tips
Varmints 153(8)
Year-round hunting opportunity with
coyotes, bobcats, groundhogs, beaver,
prairie dog, gophers, even crows; hunting
strategies and tips
Fish 161(6)
Methods and benefits of bowhunting fish;
specialized equipment and techniques
Field Games and Archery Competitions 167(10)
Target and field games; trends, basic rules
and techniques; 3-D competition; a
bowhunter's success story; NAA and NFAA
events; Olympic competition; world target
archery
Appendix A: National and International Archery 177(8)
and Bowhunting Organizations
Appendix B: Government Regulating Agencies 185(4)
Index 189