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Better Bow Hunting (PD-BBH01)


Course Description

Today, bowhunting ranks higher in participation than almost any other form of hunting, after whitetail gun hunting! Our course is compiled with the very best tips and strategies, that give insights on critical gear, shooting advice, bowhunting techniques, and tons of helpful hints for in-the-field archery success. Our Better Bow Hunting course takes a straightforward approach and highlights everything you can do to get more out of your archery products. We include real-life situations and also give tips as to what gear can help you archery experience.


Better Bow Hunting Module 1
Basics of Bowhunting to Broadheads

Module one will look practicing sight pins at 20 to 50 yards and the importance of learning how to shoot at long distances; even if you never actually have to shoot that far. We will also look at the bowhunter’s debate of taking shots and the many sets of problems that one must overcome when shooting the bow. Additionally, module one will examine the top reasons archers miss a shot and tips on how to not repeat the same error twice.

Why You Need a 40-Yard Pin
Long Shots vs. Flyers
5 Reasons We Miss Slam-Dunks
Shoot a Heavy Arrow
Broadhead Targets
Better Bow Hunting Module 2
Safety Basics and Design

Moving in to module two, we will look at how to make repairs in the field; leading to a longer, better hunt! We will also examine some of the safety basics of bowhunting and how to become a more confident shot. Module two concludes with the different broadhead designs, comparisons, and how to make the determination if yours is the right weight.

Field Repairs Can Save Your Hunt
Craft Shooting Lanes for Success
No Excuses-Wear a Harness!
Is Your Broadhead Too Light?
Short Broadheads: Pros and Cons
Better Bow Hunting Module 3
Choosing the Right Pieces

Module three will take a look at some accessories needed to become a more accurate shot. We will look at rangefinders and how to choose the right one for you. Another item up this week is modifying your bow to suit your needs and style. After looking at accessories, we will explore how to quickly check and repair your bow so that you can have silence with your archery experience.

Rangefinders: Beyond the Basics
Choosing a Release for String Loops
Examining Modern Split-Limb Bows
Shoot You Shoot a Shorter Vane?
Silence is Golden. . . and Cheap
Better Bow Hunting Module 4
Perfecting your Bow-and-Arrow Setup

In module four students will look at compound bow pins and functions of brace heights. Also included in module for is the pros and cons of peep sights and aperture sizes. Peep placement can be crucial to accuracy, so it is important to learn the correct locations of its position. Module four will also examine how to create a better bow and the small set of tools you should invest in. Strings must transfer energy efficiently. This week we will end with the tips you need to create excellent bowstrings which is a very important piece of your bow-and-arrow setup.

Set Your Sights on Simplicity
Why Brace Height Matters
The Practical Little Bow Peep
You Can Build a Better Arrow
It’s All About the String


1 month




There are no specific prerequisites for this class. It is designed for anyone desiring to enhance their skills or learn the topics covered in the class.





This class is an independent-study course.  Students will have all the resources needed to successfully complete the course within the online material.  A student helpdesk is available for technical support during the course enrollment.


Internet Access

Broadband or high-speed internet access is required. Broadband includes DSL, cable, and wireless connections.
Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Moodle pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

Windows hardware configurations and processors are acceptable
Mac computers MUST have Microsoft Window Operating Systems over Bootcamp (Bootcamp is a free download from Apple's website)
1 GB RAM minimum recommended
Operating Systems
Windows XP, Vista or 7 and Mac OS X 10 or higher with Windows
Web Browsers
Google Chrome is highly recommended
Internet Explorer is not recommended as it may not display certain menus and links
Cookies MUST be enabled
Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded onto your computer.)
Adobe PDF Reader
Media Plug-ins (These may be required depending on your course media.)
Adobe Flash Player (Required for many of our career courses and ALL of our IT courses.)
Adobe Acrobat Reader, Apple Quicktime, Windows Media Player, &/or Real Player
PowerPoint Viewer (Use this if you don't have PowerPoint)

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