Welcome to South Hemi Bowhunter

By: Mark Valenzia

Firstly I'd like to say thank you for stopping by at South Hemi Bowhunter. I wanted to start this blog to document my hunting experience and use it as both a historical reference and a journal of my bowhunting journey. I am not a professional, far from it actually but I'm learning and that's what is important.

I’ve been hunting rabbits and foxes with a rifle ever since I was a little boy back in North-East Victoria. It’s only in the last 4 years I have switched from using a rifle to a bow. I have also moved onto larger game and on my first ever hunt with the bow, I harvested a goat with a broadside pass through at 20 yard. It was from that moment on, I knew I wanted to hunt exclusively with a bow.

My first goat taken with a compound bow

Just take a look at this photo.. How embarrassing, way to capture the moment with a half framed shot - Taken June 2010

Just take a look at that photo, you can see how green I was with my first ever “selfie” harvest photo. I couldn’t even frame it correctly, didn’t have a mini tripod and had to use a fence post to take it. But look at the smile on my face, I still remember that hunt as if it were yesterday and I learnt a valuable lesson on having the right equipment (I now carry a small mini tripod in my backpack for future photos).

More to Come

I’m still only starting out and wanted to share my experience with you, with the hope my trials and tribulation will help you avoid the same mistakes and pitfalls I experience a long the way, who knows I may even teach you something.

I’m looking to write a post every couple of weeks so make sure you check back to see what I’ve been up to.

Until next time, happy hunting.

Mark Valenzia

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