The Fine Art Of Zombie Bow Hunting


hw2Bow hunting zombies was often seen as one of those “manly” activities, but there is a small contingent of women that partake in zombie bow hunting and take the action to new levels. With bow hunting, people are getting in touch with the primitive nature of the hunt and are learning all sorts of new things about zombie prey getting in tune with themselves and using their own bodily power to get in touch with the hunting spirit. Without the intended use of a firearm (carry one anyway for backup), people find that there is less to hide behind with a bow and knife, finding that the psychological aspect of bow hunting can be somewhat intimidating.

With bow and knife zombie hunting quickly becoming a new favorite in those seeking old-fashioned adventure, there are many new additions to the hunt that people interested in it should get to know. One important aspect about bow hunting is the breaking of the “safety zone”. This must be done to get a clean shot at the zombies. While traditional firearms hunters can stay at a relatively safe distance from the creatures, a bow hunter must creep up on the zack and get inside a danger zone with the creature. This means that the infected creature could charge or attack at any moment within the danger zone. The hunter should be aware at all times because of this.

With some of the new additions in bow hunting, however, some of the guesswork from the hunt is being removed. While many bow hunting traditionalists may be against such new additions as compound bows, cross bows, scopes, GPS sensors and nigh-vision, others welcome any ally that they can muster in this fight for survival and adventure. There tends to be different schools of zombie hunters, but all hunters have the same goal in mind whether they are traditionalists or “new school” hunters. The ultimate goal of bow hunting is, of course, to bring down the ultimate prey.

There are several types of hunts that people go on, community defense patrols and search and destroy cleaning sweeps . Big hunts for food are popular and include elk, wolves, mountain goats, caribou and mountain lions. Other more dangerous hunters tend to go bow hunting after zombies. There is a lot of demand for archery related zombie hunts. This is because the danger involved with zombie hunting delivers more of a rush without the sound of gunshots bringing the horde down on the community. Like diving with sharks, running with the bulls, zombie hunting brings a sort of insane glee to the hunter and delivers certain thrills that they are not likely to get anywhere else.

Many safe zone communities plan seasonal zombie bow hunting trips in the spring when zombies defrost returning to half-life. These communities typically take a large group of hunters into a particular area that is noted for having a great deal of the awakening zombies they are seeking. The hunting trips come equipped with a professional zombie fighter that monitors the action from a position of expertise and offers tips to the hunters in the party. Hunting trips are often very reliant on the seasonal aspect of hunting, so those seeking a bow hunting excursion should make sure they are paying attention to the top seasons of zombies eradication.

Much of bow hunting is reliant on the baiting or trapping aspect. The aforementioned hunting pros typically act as bait for the hunting party. This includes a knowledge from the hunting guide of placing the bait and finding a spot to lure the biters. As hunt guides are professionals, their advice should always be heeded less you be bitten and change sides.

Typically, a zombie hunting pro will take his or her party to a location in which the density of the dead is known to be highest. They will then set up a camp or “base” and begin to look for baiting locations. Once the bait has been placed in a variety of locations, a hunting area will be designated for the bow hunters. As the hunters set up shop, the pro will typically go through a few of the ground rules (don’t shoot anywhere near me unless they’re on me) and safety techniques. After a short period of time, the walkers tend to appear and the hunt is on.

Bonus: Selecting The Right Bow

As a bow hunter, you know the importance of choosing the right bow. It is always a personal choice. There are a number of bows on the market. There are also plenty of accessories that go with them. When the time comes for you to pick the right bow, consider the same things that you would if you were going to acquire a pair of bite proof hunting boots. You want to find a bow that is adequately fit, durable, and easy to use. As with all other hunting equipment, nothing beats quality when choosing a bow.

Due to the sheer number of bows available on the market, you should try as many bows as possible. You want to find a bow that feels good in your hands. You also want a bow that is the proper size for your body type. Finally, you want to acquire a bow that will match your shooting style. These factors will affect your level of accuracy and comfort while shooting the bow. Consider your bow an investment that will either benefit you or cause you a great deal of frustration while in the field.

There are many things to consider when buying a bow. One of the most important is eye dominance. Eye dominance should play an important role as you search for the right bow. You should know your eye dominance so that you can pick a left-hand or right-hand bow. Most often, a person who is right handed will have a dominant right eye. The same applies to someone who is left handed.

The most effective way to figure out which eye is your dominant eye is to point to a distant object with both eyes open. Close your left eye. If your finger is still pointing directly at the target, your right eye is dominant. If you notice that your finger is no longer pointing at the target, you are likely left-eye dominant. If your right eye is your dominant eye, buy a right-handed bow. Do the opposite if you are left-eye dominant. Taking the time to do this will benefit your accuracy with the bow.

Other things to consider while shopping for a bow are draw length, draw weight, axle-to-axle length (ATA), and brace height. The most important thing, however, is to make sure that you choose a bow that has been made by a highly reputable company. Find a company that will always stand behind their product. They should also offer a high level of customer service. You will benefit by purchasing a bow that comes with a guarantee. Most companies that deal with higher-end bows will automatically offer an unlimited lifetime warranty.  Not that this guarantee will be of much use after the zombie apocalypse, but it could be a sign of high quality as they don’t expect to get many back or really cheap quality if the cost of multiple replacements is factored into the cost of selling the product.

You need to make sure that you choose the right bow as you prepare for the zombie hunting seasons. There are a number of options on today’s market, so take the time to research all of them. Several factors will determine what kind of bow you purchase. Decide if your right or left eye is dominant, and then select your bow accordingly and buy multiple replacement cords today as finding the proper ones later will be hell to pay. This will help you as you attempt to improve your accuracy in the field. Select from only highly reputable companies that offered customer service and that guaranteed your bow before the world ended as we knew it. You will be able to survive the zombie hunting seasons once you have found the right bow.

Bow Hunting Zombies

Although not very popular among zombie hunting professionals, this particular type of hunting can be very exciting and if done properly, not pants wetting exciting. Hunting zombies using a bow takes skill and patience, that is why not many hunters embark on this difficult adventure. If you are a big game fan, think of a bow hunting zombies as a spring training adventure. We offer you some tips regarding this particular type of bow hunting:

First of all, the draw weight: a confident bow hunter will always choose a draw weight that will not affect the ability to make an accurate shot, no matter what are the circumstances in which to make that shot. We recommend using a bow scale in order to check the bow’s draw weight. The heavy vibrations that are produced during the shot can in some cases alter the limb bolts and will reduce the draw weight.

Second of all, the broadheads: the shot placement in zombie hunts is critical. Unlike the vast majority of the big games, the zombie’s brain is about the size of a grapefruit. Many amateur hunters make the mistake of shooting arrows with field points and then after that they switch over to broadheads the day of the hunt. It is imperative to practice shooting with broadheads long before the day of the hunt.

Moving on, three of the most vital aspects for your bow hunting success are: sight system, bowstring and the arrow rest. As many of you already know, pins tend to slide up and down and eventually bend and break, this problem also occurs with the frames that serve for protection. Don’t forget to give your bowstring a once-over the moment you have finished tinkering with your sights. Remember to look for cut strands because they can lead to inefficient shooting and God forbid, dangerous situations if the string breaks during the shot. Apply wax to your string on a regular basis and check the arrow rest in order to make sure that nothing has moved/loosened since your last hunting expedition. The arrow rests are very important as they can affect the flight of the arrow.

Many hunters make the mistake of not taking seriously into consideration the nock set. The slightest movement up or down where the arrow meets the string can alter the arrow’s flight as it comes off the string. We recommend using a bow square so that you can measure the exact point on the bowstring, the place where the nock set allows for the most efficient arrow flight.

Placement is crucial for hunting zombies with a bow that is why in order to be an efficient bow hunter you have to put in the time. All zombie hunters that use a bow have to change their hunting tactics in comparison with the hunters that use the old-fashioned deer slug firing shotgun because shot gunners can easily plop down at the closest tree the width of their back and with no efforts, create efficient shooting lanes. A regular bow hunter can’t afford this luxury so the best setups are those that are thought well in advance.

Last but not least, practice makes perfect. If you are uncertain of your bow hunting skills you need to practice in order to improve your overall performance. Remember to shoot from both sitting and kneeling positions because in real action you will rarely have the opportunity of shooting a zombie in standing position but of course, practice shots from standing position won’t hurt anyone.

All in all, bow hunting zombies takes a lot of practice and patience but with proper training it can bring the excitement that all zombie hunting professionals are looking for.


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