Journey Of Challenge
Bowhunting big game is an activity that when compared to other big game activities, offers the animal the greatest opportunity to escape. Therein bowhunting is considered a close range activity that necessitates entering into the proximity of the animals defensive senses, thereby risking the discovery of the hunter and so providing the greatest opportunity for the animal to flee and escape. In concurrence with the teachings of the National Bowhunter Education Foundation and the field experiences of those that created its literature, shots should be limited to reasonable and responsible distances within the hunter’s personal limitations, keeping in mind that bowhunting is getting as close as possible before taking the shot.
Under the umbrella of Fair Chase, we define bowhunting archery tackle to be Selfbows, Longbows, Recurves, and Compounds that are designed to be shot vertically and are held in the hand and which the string is drawn and held by the shooter’s own muscle power. Electronic devices attached to the bow are not bowhunting equipment. We believe for reasons of safety and responsible hunting, that arrows should be weighted and matched in relationship to the hunting bow’s draw weight in order to effectively transfer sufficient energy to the arrow so as to achieve good penetration and ensure quick and humane kills.