If you have not begun to sling a few arrows at your targets, then you have already fallen behind every other bow hunter that is out there. The reason that most of the most successful hunters out there are good at what they do is because they know that they have to practice vehemently with their compound bow once they know that the season is just around the corner.
Expert hunters also know that they have to tune their bows before they even consider hitting the field. I always follow something that my dad used to tell me, “If it has moving parts, then you can sure bet that it requires maintenance.”
Once you take into account the intricate nature of all of the moving parts on a compound bow, you realize that if you do not tune your bow, you are setting yourself up for failure.
There is a lot of force that gets behind the arrow when you take a shot. Over time this will cause the limbs to require minor adjustments before the season starts. You can’t forget that the materials that the bow string is made of will also stretch.
Have you checked the serving lately? If you haven’t, you might just realize that you are in need of a replacement.
Remember that the earlier that you prepare, the more time you will have to practice with your compound bow before the season starts. You don’t want to be THAT guy who has to miss opening day because his bow is still at the shop.
The archery shop should do everything in their power to get the bow back to you in a timely manner, but you must remember that other people are most likely waiting until the end as well, and this could further delay the fix. I always say that it’s better to be safe than sorry. I get my compound bow tuned well before the season begins to ensure that I am ready to go the moment the season starts. I’m ready, are you?