Where to Bowhunt
There are many different options available for bowhunters. You can hunt public land, private land, or go on a guided hunt. Click through the gallery below to learn more about the different locations to hunt and how to hunt them.
If you know someone with private land, then you’re already ahead of the pack. Private land is a more relaxed atmosphere for novice bowhunters to learn the ins and outs of the sport, whereas public parcels can be competitive and over hunted. Don’t be afraid to ask for a landowner’s permission to hunt.
The U.S. has some fantastic public hunting grounds. As Americans, we have access to some 640 million acres of public land that houses abundant opportunities for bowhunters. With careful planning and hunter etiquette, public land hunting has the potential to create a lifetime of memories afield.
Guides and outfitters will operate on a mixture of private and public land. They are also a great resource to help you grow as a hunter. Men and women who’ve been guiding for years are experts in the hunting arena, and most are great teachers. A new bowhunter shouldn’t be shy about hiring a guide or outfitter.
Hunting is about much more than filling the freezer with wild game meat. Bowhunters work hard to ensure a future for wildlife and wild places. In fact, a portion of the money you spend on bowhunting gear goes directly to funding conservation programs.