Hunting Bows Nashville TN

Local resource for hunting bows in Nashville. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to compound bows, crossbows, recurve bows, reflex bows, self bows, straight bows, long bows, composite bows and so on.

Dick's Sporting Goods
(615) 855-1459
2305 Gallatin Pike
Madison, TN
Dick's Sporting Goods
(615) 778-0595
2000 Mallory Lane
Franklin, TN
River Sports Outfitters
(615) 356-5230
73 White Bridge Road Suite G4
Nashville, TN
Brentwood REI Store
(615) 376-4248
261 Franklin Rd
Brentwood, TN
Middle Tennessee State University Soccer Camps
1500 Greenland Drive
Murfreesboro, TN
Dick's Sporting Goods
(615) 773-6160
401South Mt. Juliet Rd
Mt. Juliet, TN
Bass Pro Sports
(615) 514-5200
323 Opry Mills Dr.
Nashville, TN
Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 9:00 PMSun 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

(615) 855-6900
2350 Gallatin Pike North (1 mile north of Rivergate Mall)
Madison, TN
(615) 435-8341
1915 Mallory Ln (across from Cool Springs Galleria)
Franklin, TN
Dick's Sporting Goods
(865) 379-1480
221 Hamilton Crossing Dr
Alcoa, TN

Bow Balance

If you shoot with a quiver attached to your bow then you have already gotten an object lesson in proper bow balance. You may have noticed the bow tends to fall a little to the right (if you are right-handed) when the quiver is on the bow and a little more so when the quiver is full of arrows.

Bow balance may not be a major concern if all you take are short shots, but when you are trying to improve your tournament shooting or looking for ways to increase your maximum range when hunting, you have to control all the variables. The perfect bow is one that doesn't move, tip or turn during or after the shot. The Hoyt Katera, with a very lightweight quiver, is one of the few bows the author has shot that balanced almost perfectly without adding significant weight.

If your bow is not balanced, you must force it into a stationary and vertical position at full draw by exerting a small rotational force on the handle. Furthermore, if you have a relaxed grip, the bow will begin to fall to the right as soon as you release the string.

Whatever the bow does after the shot is what it is beginning to do during the shot. Read that last sentence again and think about it....

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Tips on Purchasing A Bow for Bowhunting

Question: I am looking at purchasing my first bow. I have done some research on several of the most popular bows on the market today. Is one any better than the others? -- Jerald Bankston, Aberdeen, SD

Boy, I don't think so. I test many new bows each year and truthfully, everything that is coming from the most popular manufacturers today is so much better than the stuff we shot just a few years ago; it is like night and day. I would stick with name brand bows and you can't go wrong. Seriously, they are all good.

There are a few things to consider when making the choice. First, get a bow that is reasonably fast. It doesn't have to be the fastest on the market, but solid performance-an IBO speed rating of about 305 to 310 is fast enough. Second, make sure you work with a pro shop or a very experienced friend to assure that you get a bow with the right draw weight and draw length....

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Tuning Your Bow Afield

We put a lot of work into making sure our archery equipment is tuned to perfection. Some people laugh at all our time and effort. Sure we may go a little overboard, but we hate surprises and want our arrows to hit where they are aimed. There are many things that can go wrong at the moment of truth, and we don’t want lack of preparation to be the cause.

Never assume your bow is on target after a long trip to hunting camp. Always double check your accuracy on the range before heading afield.

We spend a lot of time tuning arrow rests, sighting in, quieting our bows and getting all our arrows to fly the same. We forget that not everyone understands what we take for granted. We recently experienced a situation that reminded us about an equipment check not everyone does, but should.

Our hunting camp is a six-hour drive from home. One of the things we’ve learned is transporting our equipment can cause something to change on our bow. Some of us don’t take the accessories off to transport and still have accuracy issues. The real problem seems to be the change in location; whether it’s elevation, humidity or aliens, we aren’t really sure. There are a lot of factors that seem beyond our control. So, we got in the habit of shooting our bows at hunting camp just to make sure everything was right....

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Tennessee Hunting Regulations

Age Requirement:

Youths under 13 do not need a license to hunt.  Youths 10 to 12 need hunter education course.  Youths under 10 do not need hunter education course, but must be supervised by adult 21 or older.

Education Requirement:

If born on or after Jan 1, 1969, must have proof of successfully completing a hunter education course.

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