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I remember the first time that I have heard about hunting at night. At first, I was puzzled. I was wondering how I would be able to see the animals that I would like to hunt. My friend introduced me to items that can be used to make hunting easier at night. It took some time getting used to hunting when everything seems dark. I have realized though that it is far more thrilling. I felt that there are so many things that I can do. Since then, I have always loved hunting at night. I know that I cannot do it effectively with the use of night vision.
Equipment Used in Bowhunting
There are different items that you would normally use when you are bowhunting. Some of the usual items that you can expect to use are the following:
- Wooden Bows
Take note that you have to correctly choose the right type of bowhunting equipment. The better the quality of your equipment is, the more damage that you are going to make. You may need to use weights that are 35 lbs. if you are going to try looking for medium game. You can set it up to 50 lbs. to look for large game. Do remember that lighter arrows will work better for larger animals. This will do more damage to what you are trying to target.
How to Do Bowhunting with Night Vision
Using night vision in order to do bowhunting may seem easy especially with thermal imaging binoculars. Yet, it will take time and some skill before you can do things perfectly. There has to be a certain distance so that you can effectively do bowhunting.
These are some of the tips that you ought to remember:
- You need to walk around the ground slowly.
- Make sure that you will know where your target is.
- You may also need to wait for the game to come slowly towards you.
This is one of the methods of bowhunting that you should know. Like mentioned earlier, you are going to wait for the game to go towards you. A lot of bowhunters would do this while they are a bit elevated in a tree or near a bush. The best thing that you should remember while doing this is that you should be concealed.
Take note that there are a lot of bowfishing can occur now with the use of a line that has been attached to a spool or a reel. Take note that you will have your own standards on how to do this. You need to take into consideration how the right would refract.
Setting Up Your Bow
You need to make sure that you have just enough light to illuminate what you are searching for. If you choose lights that are too bright, you would lose the animal for sure. Clearly identify the pin and know where you should aim it. One of the mistakes people make is making the light too dim. You need to make sure that the light is strong enough to provide illumination. If you cannot see the animals within 10 yards, you may not be using enough light.
To have effective lights with your bow, do the following:
- Choose high performance red or green bow LED lights.
- Have highly sensitive remote switches.
- You can also consider using lasers.
With these tips, you will be able to set up your bow properly.
Enjoying Night Hunting
You may ask me what makes night hunting enjoyable. I said earlier that night hunting is fun and exciting. It will be just you in the dark with the game that you are trying to pursue. Some people use this in order to avoid animals that are not being targeted. There are some specific animals also that can be seen only at night.
Some of the animals that you can expect to hunt at night are the following:
These animals are going to be active at night. With the use of night vision goggles, you would be able to see where they are at. Remember to always use discreet light. If your light is too bright, you will distract the animals and make them go away from you.
Night hunting can provide the primal excitement that you are searching for. At the same time, this is going to test your nerves. If you easily get scared or you are a bit jumpy, you may need to practice this more. The time will come when you will be night hunting like a pro. Just remember that it will be easier if you have the right items with you.