Archery caribou hunting provides a great challenge for skillful and adventurous bow-and-arrow hunters.Archery caribou hunting can be one of the most challenging and exciting forms of hunting. Hunting caribou with a bow and arrow is an ideal challenge for experienced archers. However, with the right equipment, location, and knowledge, you can be a successful caribou hunter.Much of the challenge comes from the nature of the caribou. These are fast-moving animals with a highly migratory nature.
Caribou herds are constantly on the move. This style of hunting requires a hunter that is willing to move along with the herd. Caribou start early, usually beginning their trek prior to daybreak and continue to move until around sun down. Caribou hunters will want to locate themselves in known migratory paths, where caribou are guaranteed to pass. One of the many caribou hunting ranches or tours can help you locate these paths.
Once in a known caribou migration trail, hunters have two options for targeting animals. The method you choose will depend on your own skill with a bow. Skilled archers will be able to select a more stationary position. Still-hunting requires more accuracy with a bow, so you may choose to stalk-hunt instead.
Stalking the caribou will require more energy, but will provide the hunter with more opportunities to get closer to the herd.Aside from being extremely mobile, caribou are also very aware. They have a very highly attuned sense of smell and incredible hearing range.
You can generally assume that if you can see a caribou, it is aware of your presence as well. This is what makes still-hunting so challenging. The comfort zone for archery caribou hunting is around sixty yards, but most archery hunters need a distance of around twenty yards for high accuracy.
Because of this, caribou hunting is less challenging for firearm hunters, who can shoot prey from a much further distance. This also makes your location very important. Generally, heavily wooded areas are recommended for archery caribou hunting. This creates low visibility that will give the hunter an advantage over the animal. If the spot is chosen along an established path, this sets the archer up to ambush any passing caribou herds.Equipment is also extremely important when archery caribou hunting.
Archers will want to bring an adequate bow. To effectively kill a caribou, hunting will require a sixty to seventy pound draw weight bow. Color fletched arrows will also be helpful for identifying and repeating any successful hits. The tips of the arrow will need to be either aluminum or carbon to increase impact.
The quick, migrating nature of the caribou will also require a lot of shots to increase the chances of a hit. For this reason, the archer will want to bring a large quiver that carries a large enough number of arrows to remain equipped.Archery caribou hunting is for skilled archers and can require a lot of planning and patience. However, it is a great choice for bow-and-arrow hunters that have ceased to be challenged by more traditional hunting..My name is Ted Lake and I'm building a website in memory of my dad Deuaine Lake. This site is all about Archery and Archery Hunting. My dad started me when I was 5 years old (1956) and I've continued to teach both my boys the same respect for the sport of archery.Please feel welcome to visit my free website at http://www.
By: Ted Lake