If you plan to use a bow and arrow to hunt deer as a means of getting meat in a survival scenario, you need to know what you’re doing. Instead of waiting until the SHTF, you want to have a bow and a deer hunting license now. Get out there and learn how to hunt before you actually have to do so in a survival scenario. The following are some of the tips you need to take to heart if you are going to be a good bow hunter.
First of all, you need to be patient. Hunting deer is rarely accomplished in a short period. Most of the time, it takes many hours, and in some cases days, before you even see a deer. Not only do you need to be patient and confident when it comes to finding the deer, you need to have that patience when it comes to aligning up and taking a shot. This is true whether you have a bow or a rifle.
Ideally, you will have a good idea of the area where you will be hunting. In a survival scenario, this is not always possible. However, there are some things you can do to increase your chances of hunting success. One of the best things to do is to understand the quarry. Learn the movements of deer, and the types of places they bed down. Also, find sources of water. Naturally, deer need to drink, so they and other animals will be visiting water sources.
Hunting early in the morning is generally a good option. You can also hunt in the evening. In a survival situation you don’t have to worry about the laws. However, if you are hunting on any normal given day, you are not going to be able to hunt after dark.
Learn the basics, you will find that deer hunting with a bow and arrow is not as difficult as many may believe. It still takes a lot of work though.