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Where can I learn to bow hunt?

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Where does a woman go to learn how to shoot a bow? I want to learn so I can bow hunt. I love to hunt but have never had the opportunity to shoot a bow, it seems like it would be fun. I want to learn not only how to shoot a bow but also all about the sport of bow hunting.

Any suggestions?
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bow
Find a good shop. Meet the professionals that run them. I like Bowie Outfitters in Baton Rouge. Bayou Bowhunters in Lafayette, and Chags in Metairie. Thats the 3 I know. Also look into shooting 3-D tournaments. Google 3-D and you will see when they hold them. I shot one with a club called Tangi in Baton Rouge. Kind of really depends where you live.
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Bow hunting
But wouldn't I need to own a bow before I could look into any kind of tournaments? I don't really know much about bows...other than the little ones that kids play with...LOL. This is new to me but I want to learn.
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Go to a good bow shop and they will help you. I personally would try to find a friend that shoots a bow to go with you. Some shops will try to sell you more stuff than you really need.
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I see you are from Baton Rouge.... Spillway sportsman in Port Allen is about 5 minutes off the I-10 bridge. There is a youn lady that works in there that is an avid hunter and I know she would help you get fitted with a bow and assist you in learning how to shoot.... they have an indoor range also..... Hope this helps you and good luck!!
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bow
Oh yes you will need a bow. A good bow shop will help you make that decision. Also that new bow will have to be set up for you. The bow professional at the shop will help you with that. You can't just pull a bow off the shelf and shoot it. (Well you can, but thats not the way to do it right.). If you are in Baton Rouge, I highly reccomned Bowie Outfitters. They can help you pick one out, set it up, cut you some arrows and teach you how to shoot it. There are 2 or 3 pro's there. They can also tell you about the different oppertunities in the area to shoot 3-d and tournaments. Those are real fun. They give you something to do while it isn't hunting season. I live on the west side of the MS river in Baton Rouge, and I wouldn't even by a bag of ice from Spillway Sportsman. That girl that works there is very knowledgeable and nice, but she can only do so much. I met her when she worked at Bass Pro Shop. She is a gun guru. However the bow department is lacking. Good luck. Have fun. Be glad Obama hadn't said a thing about taking our arrows yet.
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Learning to bowhunt
You can get started at a bow shop but learning to bowhunt is a lot more than that. Once you have a bow and become proficient with it I suggest you seek out the best bowhunter you can find who is willing to take you under their wing. You can learn more from a top notch bow hunter in one season than most will learn in a lifetime. If you want to drive to Metairie to Chags one day I will be happy to show you different levels of bows in your lineup and assets of each and also teach you to shoot them so you can make an educated decision on what to get in your budget. The latest bows are leaps and bounds ahead of just a couple years ago especially in womens and youth bows.
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