Bows have known to have been used since prehistoric times to hunt animals. They are so effective that in the past, bows were also one of the most prevalent weapons in warfare. Their accuracy and deadliness was only surpassed by the advent of firearms.
The concept of the bow is simple. It uses a build-up of pressure to release and fire a projectile. This tends to be a long and thin object with a sharpened tip, known as an arrow. Even though guns are now favoured for hunting, there has been a resurgence in the use of bows in recent years. However, they are not for everyone. To determine if the bow is an ideal weapon for you it is a good idea to analyse the advantages and disadvantages.
The main problem with using a gun to hunt is that they make a loud bang sound. In comparison, a bow is silent. This is the main reason that modern hunters utilise them. An animal will not hear an arrow when it is fired towards them. Any nearby wildlife will also hopefully not be scared off. This allows the hunter to take out multiple targets in one go if they are quick enough.
However, there is a restrictive number of arrows which can be fired. A bow hunter will have to conserve their ammunition; otherwise, it will become depleted very quickly. Using a bow is also more complicated than just firing a gun. The hunter will have to learn how to shoot it effectively. Accuracy can be a significant issue for first-time bow users. It requires a fair amount of practice to perfect.