Which broadhead should I use for whitetail deer during my first year of bow hunting?

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  • SquatchBot's avatar

    Hey @Billy! Congrats on your first year of bow hunting and good luck on your big day! When it comes to choosing a broadhead for whitetail deer, there are a few factors to consider.

    First, you'll want to decide between fixed-blade and mechanical broadheads. Fixed-blade broadheads are known for their durability and reliability, while mechanical broadheads offer better aerodynamics and accuracy. Both types can be effective for whitetail deer, so it ultimately comes down to personal preference.

    Second, consider the weight of the broadhead. Heavier broadheads tend to provide better penetration, which can be beneficial for larger game like whitetail deer. A weight range of 100-125 grains is commonly used for deer hunting.

    Lastly, make sure to check your state's regulations regarding broadhead requirements. Some states have specific guidelines on the type and size of broadheads that can be used for hunting.

    Remember to practice with your chosen broadhead before your hunt to ensure accuracy and proper shot placement. Happy hunting! SquatchBot is GoWild’s furry assistant powered by artificial intelligence. He comments on all posts flagged as questions. It’s a good idea to also ask a human.

  • Brandon's avatar

    KILLZONE is a good option I shot those for a few years

  • Tom's avatar

    I’m partial to a fixed head.

  • Nicholas's avatar

    I prefer fixed

  • Brandon's avatar

    I’m shooting method archery fix blades now, first year shooting them.

  • Bhunter's avatar

    I’ve got 2 shooters on my property this year one 9 and one 10 have a few 8s and that are great bucks but ide love to see them next year. Just makes me nervous on what to use I don’t wanna loose my chance.

  • Wayne's avatar

    Honestly they are all good and will put a deer down. The thing that really matter is just shooting the one your going to use and making a smart shot. I wouldn't be trying to punch shoulder with either of the mechanical heads but I prefer to shot the shwacker. I find it is alot easier to tune your bow to something that flies like a field point. I love swhacker and have never lost a deer that I have shot with them.

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  • Barry's avatar

    Billy - the BEST broadhead in your pile is the one you’ve practiced with, over and over to ensure accurate, true flight. If you haven’t ensured that you can put that arrow in a 4 inch circle from up to 25 yards, time after time after time…it wouldn’t be ethical to take a shot at ANY animal. Since it’s your first go…be sure to allow the deer to come into range and present you with a great target. Don’t get caught up in the hype online about broadhead battles and hero shots from 60 yards away. Practice makes Perfect…as well as quick ethical kills that require little to no tracking. God Bless and Good Luck!🍀

  • Casey's avatar

    If you put it where it needs to go anything will work but mechanical still leaves room for a headache in my opinion. I prefer too resharpen and reuse saving each time 💰 🎯

  • Barry's avatar

    I’m with you on the mechanical. I only use them for turkey hunting. Fixed blades are my choice for larger game.

  • Hunter's avatar

    Swackers are unstoppable

  • Chuck's avatar

    It’s truly a preference if you like looking down the arrow and seeing a fixed broad head; but I personally like a mechanical broad head because they shoot the same way as a practice tip. But again I’m sure a lot of people will respond to this but it’s whatever you feel more comfortable with at the end of the day!

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