There are many opposing views as to whether hunting with a rifle is better than hunting with a bow. In many ways they are almost one in the same, however, archery hunting gives a person the best adrenaline rush, has the most history, and is better in overall excitement when in the field.
Hunting alone has been a major part of my life since before I can remember. However, archery hunting is by far my ultimate choice when it comes down to a choice between either a rifle or a bow. The rush that overcomes your body when hunting with a bow is indescribable. Seeing the animal at 30 yards, seeing every breath it takes, sends your heart lunging into your throat, making it seem impossible to stay quiet so as to stay undetected from the unsuspecting prey. Every leg, each eye, each hair on the animal you are wishing to harvest is visible from where you are sitting. “There is more fun in hunting with the handicap of the bow than hunting with the sureness of the gun” (Bear). The challenge that archery presents to the hunter is insurmountable. The difficulty in getting close enough to the animal to touch it is impossible to describe to the average, non-hunting, person.
“The history of the bow and arrow is the history of mankind” (Bear). Archery has not only been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, but has also been apart of the history of the world since before the earliest recordings of mankind. From the time of the ancient Romans, to the savage indians of the new world, to the modern archery we see today, archery has forever been engraved in our history. The technology of archery has and will continue to evolve as time goes on, however, the way we hunt and the experience behind that perfectly shaped wood and string will forever remain the same.
Although many people would agree that the experience you receive with a bow is much better than the experience you will receive with a rifle, people overlook the positive aspects of hunting with a rifle. The...