I learned a long time ago that a person can have amazing hunt success with inferior gear and a tight budget. That being said, some basic quality gear is still necessary. By quality I don’t mean the top shelf, newest, high-tech bow or gizmo; just something that’ll hold up in the woods and get your arrow to the target.
In nearly two decades of bowhunting, I’ve tried lots of gear. Some has held up better than others, and just about everything has been upgraded or replaced…and on a budget no less. I might not be able to tell you what new fancy products are hitting the market this very minute, but I can tell you from experience what works and what doesn’t, and which items are most important and which you can skimp on.
Following this post you’ll see a new tab at the top of the page entitled “My Gear.” Click on it to see a list of my current gear and my very opinionated opinion on each item.
Remember folks, if you don’t first learn to hunt well, the gear won’t save you. Save your money where you can and use it to buy more time afield. Time, more than piece of gear, will lead to that giant buck.