You probably don’t need one but just in case you need to convince yourself or someone else, we are here to help.
1. You’re Shooting Old Equipment
Some bowhunters find a bow they love and stick with it for years. Despite new options hitting the market, they’ll be as committed to that bow as they are their marriage. An old bow hanging on the peg is likely the easiest way to justify buying something new. Bow technology changed in a hurry over the last several decades. What was once quiet, solid, and smooth, now feels noisy, bulky, and painful to shoot. Ten years makes a big difference when it comes to bow technology. So, if you’ve got a bow with plenty of mileage, this might be a good time to buy a new bow.
2. You Lack Confidence in Your Current Bow
Confidence is key when it comes to most any performance driven sport. And when it comes to archery, confidence can make or break you. If you don’t have confidence in your equipment, you better make a change. There are enough variables stacked against you as a bowhunter. Don’t add to the mix with equipment you can’t count on. If you don’t have confidence in your bow – sell it – and buy a new one.
3. You Want a Different Size
One of the best things about bow technology over the last decade is the ability to pack a smaller and shorter bow without significantly sacrificing performance. There’s an endless search for bows that are faster, quieter, shorter, lighter, and more efficient. And regardless of what brand you prefer, you’ll likely find all these features built in to today’s bow. If you’re looking for a shorter, lighter, more compact bow option, there’s no better time than now to buy a new bow.
4. You Got a Hefty Tax Return
Archery shop owners love when the tax returns go out. It’s when they experience their biggest boost in sales for the year. Sure, you could spend the money on home improvements, but it just might be best spent on a new bow.
5. You’re Trying to Keep Up with Spouse Spending
I once heard a guy recommend a marriage agreement where both husband and wife were allotted the same amount of spending on gear, gadgets, and goods. If this is you, this might be the perfect opportunity to buy a new bow. If your partner spends a thousand bucks on clothes, bags and boots – then you get to spend a thousand bucks on a new bow. It’s the perfect way to keep things fair and balanced.
If you are interested in trying out your new bow in South Africa, contact Dani Anderson-Baker at [email protected] or call 208.322.5902 to learn more about the bowhunting opportunities at Bushmen Safaris.
Portions of this article originally appeared on the Bowhunting.com website.