“Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom” – Francis Bacon (Click to Tweet)
If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to stay quiet on the hunt, one of the best methods to ensure you do just that is by silencing your quiver. Here are a few things that you should be checking:
1. Snaps and Buckles – Don’t let those snaps and buckles bounce around unfastened. Metal against metal is definitely a noise that will startle any animal in the woods. Make sure that all snaps are snapped together and all buckles are fastened securely whether they are being used or not.
2. Secure your Quiver – Make sure your quiver is securely fastened to your back to limit it’s movement. By limiting the movement of your back quiver, you are limiting the movement of all things within it. Here a couple ways to increase the stability of your back quiver to yourself.
- Tighten Up – Tighten up your quiver strap over your shoulder to limit it’s movement
- Side Strap – A side strap is a strap that runs from the center of your strap around your waist and fastens to the strap brace at the base of your quiver. This is the traditional archer’s preferred way of adding stability to their quiver.
- Dual Shoulder Strap – A dual shoulder strap runs over both shoulders which also limits the amount of quiver movement.
3. Arrow Capacity – Ensure that your quiver’s arrow capacity is maximized. This limits the amount of space your arrows have to bounce from side to side. Here is a good option if you don’t have enough good arrows to place in your quiver:
- Stuff your quiver with dowels or broken arrows and tie them to the top strap brace with a shoelace or paracord to keep them separate from you good arrows.
Leave a comment below and let us know what you do to stay quiet in the woods. Join us next week for “3 More Tips to Silencing Your Quiver.
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