How to properly adjust your bow for high winds
In high winds, you’ll need to make some adjustments to ensure that your arrows hit their target. Here’s what you need to do:
- Use a heavier arrow. Heavier arrows are less affected by the wind and are more likely to stay on course.
- Use a stiffer shaft. A stiffer shaft will also help keep your arrow on course in high winds.
- Use a higher draw weight. A higher draw weight will give your arrow more power, which can help it penetrate the wind and reach its target.
- Use a faster bow. A faster bow will also help your arrow penetrate the wind and reach its target.
- Use a smaller diameter arrow. A smaller diameter arrow will create less wind resistance, making it easier for the arrow to reach its target.
- Use a shorter arrow. A shorter arrow is also less affected by the wind and is more likely to reach its target.
- Use a different type of fletching. Some types of fletching, such as vanes, are better at cutting through the wind than others.
- Use a different type of point. Some points, such as broadheads, are better at cutting through the wind than others.
- Adjust your sight accordingly. In high winds, you’ll need to adjust your sight so that the wind doesn’t push your arrow off course.
- Be sure to practice. Shooting in high winds can be challenging, so it’s important to get some practice before you head out into the field.
What to do if you lose your arrow in high winds
If you lose your arrow in high winds, there are a few things you can do to try and find it:
- Use a spotting scope or binoculars to scan the area where you think it landed.
- Try to follow the trajectory of the arrow. In high winds, the arrow may have been blown off course, so following its trajectory may help you find it.
- Ask someone else to help you look for it. Having another pair of eyes can be helpful when searching for an arrow in high winds.
- Check areas of thick vegetation. If the arrow landed in tall grass or other thick vegetation, it may be difficult to see it from a distance. Checking these areas up close may help you find it.
- Check areas of water. If the arrow landed in water, it may be floating. Checking these areas may help you find it.
- Give up and buy a new one. If you’ve searched for your arrow and still can’t find it, sometimes the best thing to do is just buy a new one.
How wind affects your shot
The wind can have a big impact on your shot. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
- The wind can push your arrow off course.
- The wind can cause your arrow to drop more quickly.
- The wind can make it harder to hit a moving target.
- The wind can make it harder to hear the sound of your release.
- The wind can make it difficult to see your target.