Creating a deadly-quiet bowhunting outfit makes you a deadlier predator.
It’s true that the modern compound bow is quieter than ever right out of the box. It’s also true you’ll never hear a bowhunter complain about his whitetail setup being too quiet. Outside Africa, where animals live in constant fear of sudden death from big cats, whitetailed deer are the jumpiest critters bowhunters regularly pursue.
This, of course, includes regional qualifiers.
The public-lands mountain whitetails I bowhunt in the Northwest (largely because of…