In parts of Australia, feral goats are considered as pests and a threat for native animals. That is why goat hunting is not only considered as a hobby but also an important job for people in these areas.
Some hunters would resort to guns, especially for open and secluded areas, but most private property owners only allow bows and arrows to be used in hunting to lessen any accidents toward humans. Here are some types of bows, ranging from the simplest to the most advanced that are used in goat hunting.
1. Longbow is the first type of bow to be popular. It is surprisingly still used today despite its meager composition: the string and the bow itself. The bow as the maintained its wooden construction, varying only with the type of wood used for each country and period. Because of its simplicity, this is also the most difficult to aim and fire because you are only dependent on the string for aiming and shooting. See also: How to Build a Longbow
2. Recurve is a curved bow with 4 main parts: the riser, limbs, and string. The riser is the part of the bow that you hold onto. The limbs are the parts of the bow that store your energy when you pull the string back before you release and the string is the part which you pull back, it is attached between the tips of the limbs. This type of bow is basic type bow, and gives you fair chance in goat hunting as it is easily fired and is reliable. See also: How to Shoot Recurve Bow
3. Compound bow is easier to fire than the recurve bow and by far the best type of bow for hunting. It uses a pulley/cam system wherein string can be pulled back past a point and the pulleys/cams rotate making it possible for you to keep the string held back for as long as you like before release. Just pull the trigger which is clipped onto the string to fire the bow. The compound is more complex as it is made up of two limbs with pulleys/cams at the tips, a riser, and a string. The string is longer as compared to recurve bow and longbow because it wounds around the cams, making it longer. See also: Best Compound Bow 2016
Animal rights groups such as Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) Australia opposes bow hunting due to significant pain and suffering that the animals, in this case goats, feel as they die. But despite the clamor, this preoccupation has been continuously practiced and encouraged until today.…