Welcome outdoorsmen to another fantastic year of bow season! This year there has been an abundance of white oak acorns and the weather here in Tupelo has been very good for our deer herds. We all know that this year Mississippi had a great year for our corn and rye grass production rate. I would like to add that the new Come Here Deer is an amazing product and holds well to its name.
This year I am bow hunting with a Diamond Razor. It is lightweight, clocking in at only around 32 pounds. It has a draw length of 29” and tops out at speeds around 308 to 309. This is my bow of choice. It has to be, at least in my opinion, the best bow in my stock. It is the most smooth shooting bow I’ve ever used. I would like to say to all my bow hunters out there that it is critical that when you practice, be sure to use not only what you are going to use to take your kill, but also work on your long range shots because if you can keep a tight pattern, around a quarter range at 70, the 40 and 50 will be a sure thing. Also remember that it is good to practice shooting year round to be a dominant bow hunter. Waiting until too late in the season to start up can be a big no-no.
As for when you want to get your plot started up, be sure to keep some green grass, oats, rye, salt, and protein on your property year-round because you can rest assured that if your neighbor is doing so, then he will be the one to keep the trophies on the wall! Be sure to shoot and practice around two to three hours a week to keep your arms and momentum at their best.
Now lets talk some about those broadheads. I have found over my last few years of bow hunting that the Muzzy Mx-4 and the Spitfire Edge is a proven winner. These two are a must have for every bow hunter. Just pick the one which fits you the best and only use that one at each given time. If you are new to bow hunting be sure not to go back and forth with gains of broadheads, arrow lengths, and weights. Find out what you feel comfortable with and stay with it. If you change too much your shots can become out of focus.
I would like also to add that you should be prepared at least three to five days before heading into the woods. Clean all your bow gear, check your knocks, rest, blinds, and your gear because just the smallest changes can make all the difference. Be sure to check out your local Bass Pro Shops, Wal-Marts, and other sportsmen stores around Tupelo. While you’re there be sure to talk to a salesman. Before starting a hunt in a new area, one must be prepared to be be a true hunter. Never go into an unknown hunting zone without knowing the facts.
I would like to end this post with some food for thought. Think of yourself as you are what you hunt, and ask yourself every time, what would keep me wanting to live in this area, and that will be the fastest way to track down those big bucks. They keys are cover, food, water source, and minerals. If any of those are missing you can assure yourself the wildlife will not stick around for long. They will move on. Have a great season and a safe journey!