Orion Archery Club
At Orion Archery Club we are dedicated to providing you with some of the best archery experience, and we stress on safety and also make sure you learn as much as you can.
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Beginners Level - Level 1
At level 1 we will teach you the basics of archery. We understand that you are new to the environment and thus we will help you with each and everything.
Specialization Level - Level 2
At level 2 you will have our experts teach you many techniques which will help you become a pro.
Expert Level - Level 3
At level 3 you can join tournaments and showcase your talents.
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You never forget the first. Mine was opening day. My uncle and I had scouted all summer long, patterning a group of whitetails feeding out into the alfalfa. I had my sights set on one young buck which had earned the nickname “precisely” because he was on the trail cam everyday half an hour before dark. As we parked the truck I quickly jumped out and grabbed my gear which included a doe decoy. For the entire 200 yards across the field my uncle would not stop giving me a hard time about bringing “that useless thing”. As he made his way up the tree stand I quickly paced off 20 yards and set up the decoy. With everything in place it was time to sit and wait. The hours drug on as we patiently waited for precisely. With no deer activity whatsoever I was beginning to lose hope. While tossing around the idea of getting down and trying to spot and stalk I noticed movement about 150 yards down the tree line. A large deer was slowly making its way out into the field and even at that distance I could tell it had antlers. He only made it about 20 yards into the field only to do a 180 and quickly disappear back into the bottom. This brief interaction boosted my confidence but as the sun sank lower into the sky so did my perfect plan. Crack. One twig broke about 10 yards behind my tree causing me to freeze. The buck had cautiously worked his way down the tree line in order to come check out this doe. As I caught sight of those white antlers my heart began beating faster and faster. It was so audible I was sure he would spook. Drawing my new 45# Mandarin Duck hunting bow I waited for him to get past my tree and out into the open. After what seemed like an eternity he slowly emerged into my shooting lane. At 15 yards I put my pin right behind the front shoulder. This was it, the moment I had anticipated for so long. I let the arrow fly and watched as the buck jumped into the air and hurried back into the bush. The area was instantly silent again until I was able to quit shaking enough to get down out of the stand. I slowly made my way up to where I had thought the buck was standing. Red bubbly fletching was sticking straight up in the soft dirt with a heavy trail leading into the timber. Barely 50 yards into the woods a white belly stood out against the dark forest. As we approached the body seem much larger than the 2.5 year old dear we were expecting. Getting closer we realized this buck wasn’t precisely. Rather it was a mature, gnarly 4 point. The rest of the night was spent processing the deer and retelling this story to anyone who would listen. Although it was many years ago and we have taken many deer together since then, this one will always stand out in my mind.
Archery and bow hunting have been increasing in popularity over the past several years. While gun licenses for hunting can be hard to obtain in some states, and gun hunting seasons are often short or restricted to just a few hunters, bow hunting seasons often last for months and require little red tape. With an increasing number of hunters trading in their rifles and shotguns for crossbows and compound bows, sportsmen are learning how to perfect their aim and ability with the new equipment. One tip that may help new bow hunters improve their aim is holding their breath in the seconds before releasing an arrow.
Shooting a bow, especially when dealing with the heightened adrenaline of a live hunting target, is a physically demanding process. Hunters must be quick to notch their arrow to the string, draw the string back, aim, and release the arrow smoothly if they want success in their hunts. Because the string of a bow is drawn, in part, by human power, maintaining a steady aim can be more difficult than when shooting with a rifle or shotgun, which require only a few pounds of force to pull a trigger. By contrast, many archers use bows with at least forty to fifty pounds of draw weight, requiring more physical strength and balance to maintain their aim.
It is important, before focusing on the act of aiming itself, to make sure you have the right bow for your strength and purposes. If you struggle to draw the string back smoothly or find your arms shaking when trying to keep it drawn, the draw strength is too much for you and will always negatively affect your aim, regardless of how much you practice. Additionally, arrows come in a variety of weights, which are measured by a unit of measurement known as grains, with one grain roughly equating to the weight of one grain of barley. Lighter-grain arrows are often used for target shooting, while hunters favor heavier arrows that pack more killing power, but require more power to fly accurately.
Once you have acquired the right bow equipment for your needs, you can focus on aiming. Archers determine which hand to draw the bow with based on which of their eyes is dominant; for instance, a right-eye dominant archer will draw with the right hand. Archers traditionally stand with their feet shoulder-width apart, with their inner hip open to but not directly lined up with the target, giving them room to draw the string across their body to the back shoulder. Holding this position, even with the aid of a compound bow can be difficult for many archers. Even the slightest twitch, involuntarily produced by breathing, can ruin a shot. To counteract this, take a deep breath during your draw and hold it for the few seconds it takes you to line up your aim and release the arrow. By doing so, you will reduce involuntary movements and instantly improve your accuracy.
If you’re still having difficulty hitting your target, installing a sight on your bow might be helpful. A properly calibrated sight gives you a point to line up with your target so you know where your arrow will fly if your release is smooth. A lot of good sights, such as the IQ Ultra Lite Three Pin Bow Sight, also have different pins and settings you can use to compensate for the varying distance between you and your target. For example, you would line up one pin if your target is 20 yards away and a different lower pin if your target is 30 yards away! Most beginner archers find the sight on their bow to be an invaluable tool to increase their accuracy!
Hunting is a practice that has been celebrated (almost) for centuries now. Although it has got considerable criticism from activists all over the world in the past century, it is somehow still prevalent in many parts of the world. It is also viewed as tradition amongst many communities. No matter how good you are in it, you always need some sort of protective gear while going hunting. It is the jungle and it is unpredictable. Some of the best tools that you can possibly carry while going hunting are:
A flagging tool is an accessory that is used for performing for any sort of surveying work. It comes in various colors and different colors mean different things. It helps hunters mainly in marking territories while hunting. It is a must in any hunter’s pack. It is recommended that you have a roll in with you everywhere, including your truck and ATV. Flagging counts as a very important element during hunting. Mainly, in hunting a flagging tool is used in tracking an animal’s blood trail. You can judge the kind of animal you are tracking based on the line of movement based on the blood trail. It helps when it is raining as well.It shows where the blood has washed away.
A pocket knife is a very common accessory that many hunters use due to its foldable nature, and hence the convenient to keep with you. It easier to kill animals with small blades, especially pocket knifes. Hunters normally use larger, more stiffer blades. The pocket knife is used for minor stuff, like cutting ropes, or notching tags. It is a very handy tool to have, as it takes no space at all and has more uses than any other tool out there.
GPS/ Radio combo
Many say that it is not really important that hunters do not require a GPS or a radio. It is probably because of the fact that in earlier ages people used to hunt too, but they did not require any GPS or radio. Before making that argument, you should understand that people at those times did not have access to that kind of technology. This generation has people who are born and brought up around technologies that will help them do anything. You cannot expect them to go off hunting without the things, without which they cannot do anything. GPS allows you to cover your ground quickly and will help you not get lost. If you have company with you, you can radio them if something comes up and that way you stay in touch and don’t have to worry about getting lost.