Friday, July 3, 2015 Draw Weight for Deer   Search

 Sponsor

Skin design and build by rhoek.com
Skin design and build by rhoek.com
 Bowhunting & Archery Articles
Kawasaki ATV 2012-07-03

Brute Force 750

More...

Walk-In Signing Contracts, Kansas 2012-06-18

PRATT — Landowners interested in the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism’s (KDWPT) Walk-In Hunting Access Program (WIHA) — which pays landowners to allow public hunting access on their land — are reminded that the deadline for enrollment is July 15.

More...

Season Four of RMEF Team Elk 2014-06-26
RMEF Team Elk presented by Cabela’s, the Rocky Mountain Elk
Foundation’s television show, continues it’s first-ever 52-week season on the Outdoor
Channel with new episodes featuring hunts for bull elk and other conservation adventures.

More...

Wyoming Whitetails 2012-05-05

Two more bucks were making their way into the field via the dry creek bank.

More...

G5 Optix Bow Sights 2012-06-06

G5 Optix LE 5 Pin

More...

Skin design and build by rhoek.com
Skin design and build by rhoek.com
 
Check out these articles and tips on hunting deer
Skin design and build by rhoek.com
Skin design and build by rhoek.com
 
Spring Fawns 2012-06-01

You may see a fawn alone, but don’t worry – mother isn’t far away.

More...

Cover Systems 2012-05-31

 How many times have you been sitting in a tree stand, above the deer's line of site, and all prepared to bag that buck - only to have him look you right in the eye! We have all been there.

More...

Speed or Kinetic Energy Tip 2012-05-29

Which is more important for hunting whitetail deer, speed or kinetic energy?

More...

Skin design and build by rhoek.com
Skin design and build by rhoek.com
 
Skin design and build by rhoek.com
Skin design and build by rhoek.com

 What Draw Weight for Deer

Question:

My son and I are looking into taking up bow hunting in Texas.  For mainly white tail and possible hogs.  What draw strength is needed for a recurve bow for this type of game?

Answer:

Great question, and one we get a lot.  What draw weight bow should I get?

A lot of bow hunters buy bows at the very max of what they can draw.  That is a mistake!  What you should consider is too factors.  First what draw weight can I comfortably draw and hold.  Now, I think by working out you can increase the weight you can easily handle, but not many of us have the discipline to do that.  If you take the time to shoot your bow accurately, the draw weight is not nearly as important. 

Any modern compound bow with a draw weight of 45 pounds or more will be plenty of bow within a short range, say 20 to 30 yards.  Beyond that you will begin to lose energy quickly.  If you can handle 50 or 55 pounds you will probably get complete pass through shots out to 40 yards. 

The same is true for a recurve bow as well, but a lot will depend on the draw length too.  Recurve bows are usually measured at a draw length of 28 inches.  If your draw length is shorter than 28 inches then the draw weight will be less than the stated weight.  I would not hunt whitetail deer with less than 45 pounds.  You can have your bow or archery shop measure your draw length and then test your bow to find out exactly how much draw weight you are actually pulling. 

This is a great question.  Post it in our forums section too, and see what kind of response you get.

Happy hunting. 

Skin design and build by rhoek.com
Skin design and build by rhoek.com
 
Skin design and build by rhoek.com
Skin design and build by rhoek.com