The art of bow hunting has been around for years. Today the sport is slowly catching up to the techniques and materials used in traditional archery.
When bow hunting began there were no real regulations. The first time you saw a hunter with a bow was probably an old white picket fence. That was the beginning of the sport.
Bow hunting started to grow quickly when regulations were placed on it. They started to restrict the distance the arrow could travel, the weight of the arrow and if it had to hit something, like a tree, first.
The moment that allowed arrows to fly farther was when someone invented the compound bow. All the arrows were made from the same material. That meant arrows that were heavier now could take out larger targets than ever before.
Today, the hunt can be done with bow and arrow in any situation where people are not hunting for game such as elk or deer and using new materials and technology, that are also more powerful and longer lasting. From hunting birds to insects and even wild boar and moose, the skill and ability are the same.
One of the things to remember about bow hunting is that it is a lot different than the old traditions. Many people are still fond of their old ways and find that the new ways are a bit slow and sometimes dangerous. This may be one of the reasons the sport is growing more popular each year.
While people are moving into the cities and away from the open country where they grew up, the hunters are finding a way to bring the old traditions back to life. If the old laws are put back in place, these hunters will be back and they will be looking for a game just like they did back in the old days.
Hunting is not only about the meat but the outdoors and fun. Hunting is also a sport that the whole family can enjoy together. There is nothing more appealing than a beautiful day in the country with a group of kids going to bow hunting.