Beginner Hunter - Needs Help Finding Where to Start?

5:10 a.m. on August 5, 2016 (EDT)
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Hey all!

I'm looking to purchase my first compound bow and I'm not sure what I need to look for. Where do I start? What should I avoid? What do I want to look for? I'd like to begin with target shooting and work my way up to turkey and white tail deer.

Any recommendations or help is greatly appreciated!

7:45 a.m. on August 5, 2016 (EDT)
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Read some books and find someone to help you.

5:14 p.m. on August 15, 2016 (EDT)
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Hey David, welcome to trailspace! This is not really a hunting forum however some of us are hunters, myself included.I am not a compound bow user, so i cant give too much insight in that regard. I am a long bow user myself. Almost all of the bows on the market will suffice but there is alot of fitting and measurements needed to find a bow that is a good fit for you. I would recommend finding an archery shop near you and have them help you get set up. If there is no real archery shop near you then a cabelas, bass pro, or dicks could also work. A good archery hunting forum to checkout is Rokslide.

if you have any specific questions i would be glad to help however i can.

12:18 a.m. on September 25, 2016 (EDT)
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Read more online hunting forums to help you out with that

9:01 a.m. on September 25, 2016 (EDT)
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Bow hunting is difficult. First you have to learn to be accurate with a bow, which takes some time.  Shoot all the time and focus on distance and the drop of your arrows.  Second, you have to learn a lot about the critters because you need to get close.  Many people bow hunt for years without being successful, but they get hooked on all the close encounters.

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