It would be great if the weather could be perfect every time you go bowhunting.
That isn’t going to happen. It pays to be prepared to make a clean kill shot in less-than-ideal weather conditions.
Apex Predator’s Remi Warren discusses the most common adverse conditions bowhunters will face: rain and cold. His advice for shooting accurately in poor conditions? The same as hitting the bullseye when it’s nice out—practice. In fact, Warren suggests practicing when it’s wet and cold. That way, you’ll know how your bow will act and how the arrow will fly. You’ll also know what your body is going to do.
Many hunters think about how the weather would affect the bow and arrow, but not their own physical performance. Wet and cold changes our strength and stamina, affecting our shots. So, the next time the weather stinks, grab your bow, arrows, and weather-appropriate gear, and get outside and shoot.
That way, you’ll be less likely to miss when it’s rainy and cold and that monster buck you’ve been hunting walks by.