Bowhunting in Alaska
Bowhunting in Alaska requires skills that go above and beyond normal hunting, as the ranges to hunt are much closer, the gear radically different, and the seasons maybe different as well.
Bowhunting requires intimate knowledge of your gear, whether you’re shooting traditional or compound. Knowing what kind of bow you want to use & practice with is paramount to a good clean kill.
Types of Bows
The types of gear include traditional & compound. Within the traditional categories are stickbow, or self made bows. Recurve, which include both laminate stock & sick bow. Longbows round out the traditional category.
Compound bows are modern equipment that can include wheel bows (compounds have two round “wheels” on each end to aid in drawing & shooting), twin cam, with two oval wheels, single cam, which has one round wheel, & one cam (oval), along with cam & a half. The difference with the above examples depends variably the year they were made, & how much stored energy it can hold.
Bowhunting either with compound or traditional will require the use of necessary field accessories that's required for hunting game in Alaska.