What you will need
– A bow
– Broadheads (or other type of deer-specific hunting tip)
– Practice arrows
– A target
How to find your target
The first step is to find your target. You can do this by scouting the area for deer trails and sign. Look for fresh tracks, droppings, rubs on trees (where the deer has scraped its antlers), and browse (deer nibble on twigs and leaves). Once you find an active deer trail, set up your ground blind or tree stand in a location where you think the deer will cross the trail. You can also use bait to attract deer to a specific location.
How to shoot deer with a bow
Once you have found your target, it is time to shoot. Aim for the deer’s vitals—the area including the heart and lungs. This is a small target, so practice shooting your bow before going out on your hunt. Draw the string back smoothly and evenly until the arrow rests on the rest. Take a deep breath and exhale halfway, then focus on your target. When you are ready to shoot, release the arrow.
How to field dress a deer
After you have shot a deer, it is important to field dress the deer as soon as possible. This will help prevent the meat from spoiling. To field dress a deer, first gut the deer by making a long incision from the breastbone to the groin. Next, remove the entrails and organs, being careful not to puncture the intestines. Finally, wash out the cavity with clean water to remove any blood or debris.
How to butcher a deer
After you have field dressed the deer, it is time to butcher the meat. You can do this yourself or take the deer to a butcher. If you are doing it yourself, start by cutting off the legs at the knee joint. Then, cut along the backbone to remove the ribs and loins. The tenderloins can be removed by cutting along each side of the spine. Finally, cut the neck and shoulders into roasts or steaks.
Deer meat can be cooked in a variety of ways. It is important to cook deer meat properly to avoid food poisoning. When cooking deer meat, make sure to cook it to an internal temperature of at least 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
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