the sport of hunting with a bow and arrows.

probably earlier than 1970–75; bow2 + hunting

bowhunter, noun Unabridged
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Example sentences
Bowhunting began when people figured out how the rebounding energy of a bent stick could propel another, smaller stick.
General restrictions on the use of firearms, air guns and bowhunting equipment are described below.
Open for deer bowhunting by daily permit during the state land firearms deer seasons.
Bowhunting opportunities include both the regular and archery seasons.
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