Skip to main content Skip to main content

Why Every Girl Should Try Bowhunting

Why Every Girl Should Try Bowhunting

If you're a woman hunter, you owe it to yourself to try bowhunting at least once. The reason I only say once is because you will be hooked that quickly. Bowhunting combines everything great about hunting and takes it up a notch, in my opinion.

It's a sport that takes practice, patience and persistence to be successful. I think I enjoy the challenge more than anything. It takes a lot of practice to shoot a bow well, get within archery range of a mature animal and ultimately hold your composure when you're at full draw on any animal. It's one thing to have an animal in your scope, but it's another to be so close you can hear them grunt, bugle or even let out a snort wheeze. The fact that not everyone can do it and you can't decide the night before to become a bowhunter. There is a lot that goes into it between the scouting, preparation and the actual hunting time.

Of course it may take longer to be successful with a bow, but the good news is you usually get a much longer season. This also allows you to hunt during the early part of the year when the trees are beautiful, the weather is still somewhat warm, and in some states even when the bucks are in velvet. The other great thing about bowhunting is it can truly be a family event. Even if your children are not old enough to actually hunt, the entire family can go out and shoot their bows together. Growing up, my brother and I had little bows to practice when mom and dad shot. Not only was it a lot of fun, but it gave us one more activity to do together as a family.

Lastly, bowhunting can be one of the most relaxing, yet exhilarating, sports in the world. All distractions are gone while you are in the woods and it's a time to truly connect with nature. You have time to think, watch the animals, and the best part is nothing knows you're there, so they just go on with their usual business.


So if you're one of those women out there who have never been bowhunting, go ahead and give it a try. More than likely, you'll be a bowhunting nut like me in no time. It's never too late to try something new, so get started today.


GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Recommended Articles

Popular Videos

Stuffed Elk Backstrap Recipe

Stuffed Elk Backstrap Recipe

Take your venison loin to a whole new level with this delicious reverse-seared stuffed elk backstrap. Smoking the backstrap on a Camp Chef Woodwind pellet grill first, then finishing it on a blazing-hot skillet or flattop, creates a perfectly cooked, medium-rare steak with a crispy, seared exterior. The filling of diced mushrooms and creamy Boursin cheese adds a whole new level of amazing flavors to an otherwise classic smoked venison loin.

Fare Game: Venison Heart Kabobs Recipe

Fare Game: Venison Heart Kabobs Recipe

The heart of a deer, elk, antelope or other big-game animal is an underrated cut that often gets left behind in the woods. Next time, save your heart for these amazing appetizers. A hunter's riff on anticuchos de corazón, a popular Peruvian street food you can make easily right on your grill.

Venison Cheeseburger Bites Recipe

Venison Cheeseburger Bites Recipe

If you're tired of the same old jalapeno and cream cheese poppers, here's a completely different take on the popular party appetizer. Easy to make, and incredibly delicious, these mini cheeseburgers, wrapped in bacon, make the perfect one-bite-fits-all snack for your next tailgate party or hunting camp.

See All Videos

Magazine Cover

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save.

Digital Now Included!

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

Buy Digital Single Issues

Don't miss an issue.
Buy single digital issue for your phone or tablet.

Buy Single Digital Issue on the Petersen's Hunting App

Other Magazines

Special Interest Magazines

See All Special Interest Magazines

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Get the top Petersen's Hunting stories delivered right to your inbox.

Phone Icon

Get Digital Access.

All Petersen's Hunting subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets.

To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine.

Get Digital Access

Not a Subscriber?
Subscribe Now