Bowhunting Tech Tip: How to Quiet Your Bow

If you’re using a compound bow for hunting, then you need to make sure it’s performing as quietly as possible. A loud bow can cause game animals to turn inside out with freight if they hear a loud crack at the shot. And their reaction to that freight can cause your arrow to miss its intended mark.

In this video, Lancaster Archery TechXpert P.J. Reilly runs through a series of tips for making your compound bow as quiet as possible.

Those tips include shooting heavier arrows, and adding vibration dampeners and string silencers. Reilly’s tips include demonstration of how to tie on “cat whiskers” – one of the most popular types of string silencers.