Well, today is Thursday, September 29th. Two days until Oklahoma bow season begins and I am obsessively thinking about deer season. Every time I close my eyes all I can see are the images of the bucks that are showing up on my trail cameras. I am going through my check list making sure all of my equipment is ready and where it needs to be, my cloths are clean and scent free, and my knife is sharp and ready to remove the venison that is going to be feeding my family. I am thinking about what needs prepared. Oh, wait there’s just one more thing I need to do. SHARPEN MY BROADHEADS!
One thing that I have learned from chasing whitetails with my bow is that it is the seemingly small details that
can change a hunt. One of the most over-looked details in my opinion is making sure your broadheads are sharp; I mean, razor-sharp! Just like a dull knife doesn’t cut with the ease and precision of a sharp knife, broadheads don’t either. Also, the sharper your broadhead the faster your deer will bleed out, and that means a shorter tracking job. I don’t know about you but I have had the privilege of doing both and I sure do enjoy the ones where you walk over to where you saw them fall over the type that you have to crawl on hand and knees looking for blood for several hundred yards. My encouragement to you would be to not get so excited about your first hunt of the year that you don’t take out the 10-15 minutes that it takes to check that small detail. Happy hunting to all my Okie bowhunters out there!!!!!!
I personally use the Montec from G5 Outdoors and the following is a great video on how to sharpen that particular broadhead.