If there’s one very important life lesson that movies like the Hunger Games teach us, then it’s the fact that when it comes right down to it, we aren’t all that equipped for survival. Sure, if you know how to fire a gun, you could definitely say that you know how to kill to save yourself but if there was ever a time where you’re lost in a jungle and you need to fight to survive, your limited bullets will only get you so far and every one you fire will probably attract a lot of unwanted attention too.
The above may seem like a prelude to some fantasy survival epic but the fact remains that in a survival situation, most of us aren’t prepared. Those of us who go on hunts definitely have better chances of making it out there when it comes right down to it, perhaps that’s why they go on hunts, even though if you ask them, they’ll tell you that it’s good sport for them.
Many hunters are starting to use crossbows instead of guns on their hunts for a number of reasons. First of all, the crossbow is silent. If you miss a shot from your riffle, you’re sure to make enough noise to scare away all the other game in the area. Your crossbow bolts won’t make a sound and the rest of your potential prey will remain unaware of you hunting them down. On top of that, your crossbow bolts can be retrieved and used again as well, which is why it’s easy to practice shooting with a crossbow in the first place.
You can find the best crossbow for hunting by reading this review over at Archery Den.