Get into traditional bowhunting by stalking bunnies
The twig snapped under my boot and I froze. Motionless, I stood there until my quarry relaxed and began feeding once again on the tender clover. I crept closer, metering my steps in predatory tempo, inching forward until the animal was within range. My bow, made by a company that has fallen from the pages of modern archery lore, is every bit as accurate and deadly as it was during the Nixon era. It had been my father’s, and passed down to me when I was a young man.
I was taught to snap-shoot a recurve. It's a fading art, drawing the bow until the string and finger touch the anchor point and immediately releasing the arrow. The entire process takes a second; maybe a blink or two more. The shooting style I learned as a kid has always served me well. This time my aim was spot-on, and I was soon admiring a big buck cottontail that would go nicely with the pair I already had laying at the base of a big white oak.
[Editor's note: Please click through this photo gallery for more tips on rabbit hunting with a recurve.]
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