Summer has come and gone, and now it’s time for fall. Bow hunting TIME!!! If you’re a decent hunter then you shouldn’t have a problem harvesting a doe during early bow season. That’s what I like to do to keep the herd in check and also I just want to shoot a deer.
Its opening weekend Oct 4. 2004, and I see a doe coming across an open shooting lane at 30 yards. I let the arrow fly and it goes right over her back. I get out of my tree to walk off the yardage and I find out she was only at 20 yards. That next day I immediately bought my Bushnell rangefinder. This is one of those purchases when you say “I should have bought this years ago”. For bow hunting, the Yardage Pro Sport is one of the smartest products I have ever purchased.
The Yardage Pro Sport has a 4 power magnification, a max distance of a reflective target at 999 yards and a max distance of a non-reflective target at 450 yards. This rangefinder has +/- 1 yard accuracy. Its light and compact at just 7.4 oz, and measures 1.75x4x3.13 inches. This is the best valued rangefinder on the market. You can buy this range finder for around 120 dollars but you also get what you pay for. This particular rangefinder is great for measuring shorter distances for bow hunting and anything else out to about a hundred yards. If you plan on going out hunting and need a shot longer than a hundred yards, I do not suggest you buy this product. It is very difficult to find your target in low light conditions and to pin point your target at long distances. You don’t know if your are even ranging the right target past a hundred yards. So bow hunters, bite the bullet, and give this rangefinder a try. It’s worth it. Rifle hunters, you guys need to spend the extra money and buy a rangefinder with a higher magnification.
P.S. If money's not an issue, try the new Bushnell ARC Rangefinder.
Buy the Bushnell Yardage Sport 450 Rangefinder for $119 HERE:
Bushnell Sport 450 Rangefinder
Buy the Bushnell Legend ARC 1200 Rangefinder HERE:
Bushnell Legend 1200 ARC Camo Rangefinder