Well-known spear hunter Tim Wells went to Argentina to try his hand at bagging some pigeons. Argentina is a pigeon and dove hunting destination, with millions of birds living there and outfitters booking people from all over the globe just for the bird hunting.
Most hunters use shotguns, but Wells and company try challenge themselves by using their compound bows. As you can see, he does pretty well.
I’d say hitting a fast-flying target of that size with an arrow is probably pretty darn hard.
However, Wells is a skilled archer, and it shows. He puts more pigeons on the ground than you can shake a stick at. In fact, it looks as though he pretty well matches the shotgunners in his group.
With every bird he hits (he claims there were hundreds), another decoy lands in the field. Pretty soon, the birds are coming in nonstop and he’s shooting about once every minute. This looks like a ton of fun and results in some pretty good eating.
Wells says Argentina has somewhere between 80 million and 100 million pigeons living there. That’s a whole lot of targets, and a great way to improve your archery skills.
Of course, there are other ways to use your bow to bag upland birds. Check out this goofy video of a guy using his bow to literally stop a running pheasant.
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