Bow Hunting Informative

Devon Hall

History of Bowhunting

Bow hunting has been done forever since prehistoric times. By the late stone age humans used fire hardened tools and bows were just one of those tools. according to Fred Bear, “the history of bow and arrow is the history of mankind” (bear 15). In other words Fred bear is trying to say that bow hunting has been done since before history was written down. The oldest arrow ever found was in Africa. They were used around 25,000-40,000 years ago and used wooden arrows with wooden arrow heads. Everyone knows that Native Americans used bows as weapons but it was way more than the bows that made them successful in their hunting endeavors (How Stuff Works 1&4).

Bow Hunting Stratagies

Bow Hunting Strategies

Bow hunting is the practice of hunting animals with a bow and arrow. Knocking is placing the arrow on the string. drawing is pulling the string back to your anchor point which is in the crack of your mouth. Release and follow through releasing the arrow and holding your position. Still method sitting in a tree stand or a ground blind. Stalking method is locating a target and moving into position to take the shot. Searching for targets with scopes or binoculars before moving on to stalking.

Modern Day Hunting

Today's bows are much more advanced than their wooden predecessors, but the principle is the same. Today's bows can shoot at incredible speeds. According to the IBO ratings a Mathews Monster can shoot up to 340 feet per second. Dr. Saxton Pope published a book in the 1920's called hunting with the bow and arrow. Dr. Pope learned everything about bow hunting from and Native American tribesman named Ishi, who was the last member of his Californian tribe the Yanas and centuries of Native American. History and knowledge went into the book. in the 1950's three men Fred Bear, Earl Hoyt and Ben Pearson, made high quality but low priced bows for mass production. Fred Bear once stated “if some of our teenage thrill seekers really want to go out and get a thrill, let them go up into the northwest and tangle with the Grizzly Bear, the Polar Bear, and the Brown Bear. they will get their kicks and, it will cleanse their souls” (Bear 2).

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