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Bow hunting is one of those activities that our ancestors used to do for getting food.
However, as the time passed it has become a recreational activity that people love to do with their friends/family for fun.
Although there are a lot of benefits of bowhunting, it takes a lot of time, effort, money and skills to become a good hunter.
After investing a lot of time, effort and improving your skills if you miss any of the important crossbow hunting accessories at home then your journey to hunt will end up with regrets.
That’s why here I am going to list some of the must have hunting accessories that hunters can’t miss when going for a hunt.
Top 5 Must Have Bowhunting Accessories
Many Crossbows/Compound bows come with pre-built bow cases that can keep all of your accessories but they are much more expensive than traditional bows that you buy alone without any fancy equipment case.
A scope or bow sight will be very useful when you are hunting animals from the distance of a few yards.
They are helpful for precise and accurate shooting of prey at vital organs that can cause one shot kill of animals.
Most of the crossbows come with builtin scope or sight but at times you may need to replace them with separate upgraded scopes/sights.
There are a variety of scopes as well as bow sights that you can choose according to your desire and hunting needs.
So, scope or bow sight is a must have bow accessory that you should check and make sure it works perfectly before leaving for hunting.
2. Bolts & Broadheads
Bolts and broadheads are the 2nd most important hunting equipment that hunters must have for bowhunting.
Usually carbon bolts are used because they are of top quality and don’t bend easily and can last very long or even can be used multiple times.
While broadheads are the sharp blades that are attached to the head of the bolts and are used to penetrate the animals.
Broadheads are further available in 2 types, mechanical and fixed.
- Mechanical broadheads expand upon hitting the animal’s skill hence causes more damage internally.
- Fixed broadheads don’t expend like mechanical broadheads and are also easy to use and manage.
The other thing that you need to make sure while going on is to tune the broadhead correctly on bolts as at this point a lot of hunters make mistakes and can ultimately miss their targets.
Quiver is a special bag used to keep the bolts and arrows in place where you can access them easily when you have an animal in front of you.
Different types of quivers are available in the market as per the preference of the customers such as compound bow quiver, hip quiver, back quiver etc.
When buying a quiver make sure it is strong enough that it can handle all of your broadheads and bolts as it is a must have accessory which hunters need when they are out of hunt.
A sling is a stripe that helps you to free your hands and keep the crossbow/compound bow on your shoulders freely.
When using a sling you get enough freedom to do other tasks such as looking for animals using binoculars, cutting the bushes, climbing the tree or steep ground or just drinking water.
Slings are available in multiple materials such as fiber, flexible plastic or even cloth type material. You can choose anyone according to your needs.
5. Bow Case
A Bow case is a very important thing that you must have, especially when you are planning to go to distant places.
Bow cases are also available in multiple shapes, types and materials. Typically the people buy cases based on the type of bow they are having, if you have a crossbow then you should buy its case accordingly and same for compound bow.
Other Few Important Hunting Equipments
There are a few other hunting equipment that are very helpful when you are on a hunt, although they are not must but having them with you will assist you.
1. Arrow Puller
An arrow puller is used to pull the bolt/arrow from the body of your prey, it prevents the bolt from getting damaged or even from breaking.
Arrow puller will be very useful if you are planning to use the same bolt again and again.
A crossbow/compound bow stand is very useful equipment for keeping your bow safely at a side when not in need, typically just after hunting. Bow stands sometimes also known as holders are also available in a variety of sizes for different types of bows. One can choose them according to their needs.
So, friends these were a few most important accessories that a good hunter never misses. You should also make a list of those tools that you use very often while hunting or assist you all the time.
If you have any other recommendation then you can let us know we will put that in our list.