The practice of archery has been historically used for hunting and combat, and here at Hunting Scotland we provide a comprehensive service for those who are looking to pursue archery in Scotland. The first bows were invented thousands of years ago in either the later Palaeolithic or early Mesolithic periods and, despite a natural move away from bow technology with the advent of more modern firearms, the practice of archery still remains popular to this day.
Modern competitive archery typically involves the shooting of targets; a pastime that is unsurprisingly known as target archery. Target archery is the most popular form of archery in Scotland, and indeed across the world, with stationary targets at a variety of distances being used to cater for a broad range of ages. Bow hunting is far from extinct though, and the practice of staking game using a bow and arrow is still a recognised alternative to more “typical” gun based hunting. Bow hunting also comes with the added benefit of a longer season that many more common firearm hunting enterprises; although the range between the hunter and the hunted needs to be greatly reduced when using a bow to ensure a clean and humane kill.
Archery in Scotland is an ideal pastime to engage with on any holiday or leisure venture. Not only is it attractive to established hunters who are looking to master a different skill set, but it also appeals to an incredibly broad audience due to the traditional significances of archery. When exploring the opportunities provided by Hunting Scotland, make sure that you do not discount the possibilities that are inherent within archery. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any further information about the archery in Scotland services that we offer.