We all know that practice would deliver a great influence in the development of all aspects. As what they say, practice makes perfect. Same is to hunting, in order to develop great skills you need to do extra works for it. Like muscles which need vast amount of exercise or knives which need frequent honing. In short, you need to have trainings and practices.
That’s the reason why I kinda give to you this blog. I happened to see these tips from the professional hunting staffs of Deer and Deer Hunting Magazine in their Fall 2011 edition. Well it’s quite untimely, but it still has the pure weight to give you great information. It helped me before and I guess it’s worth of a share.
So, here they are below, the great tips from our hunting pros.
Practice shooting your bow at two to three times farther distances than you plan on shooting at a deer. When you can stack tight arrow groups at 60 yards in practice, shooting a buck at 20 yards seems much, much easier.
-Lon E. Lauber
Practice in low light conditions, and in the nastiest weather conditions, with skeeters trying to eat you alive! Make it very difficult.
If you shoot a 30-inch draw length, take it down to a 28- or 29-inch draw. You will find that it is a lot easier to control and hold your draw. Your anchor point and arm will be in a better position to help you become a better shooter.”
If you peep sight moves even the slightest it can greatly affect your accuracy. Use a drop of white out to mark you peep sight location.
Practice archery shots on 3-D targets and always shoot odd yardages. Practice using the 30 yard pin to shoot a 27 or 35 yards. Rarely is a big-game bowshot at an even yardage.
Don’t pull the bow away quickly to watch the animal. Continue to look at the sight picture.
Make sure your draw length isn’t to long. Especially in late season when you have on heavier bulky clothing. It’s better to have draw length a little on the short side than to long.
When the moment of truth is upon you, focus on an area in the vitals the size of a quarter. This will help you control your excitement.
The pressure and nervousness encountered while at a tournament is a lot like pressure and nervousness encountered while getting ready for a shot at a big buck. Attend local shoots so you can learn to deal with the nervousness and excitement and still make a good shot when the pressure is on.
Make sure your bow has light enough poundage so that you can make a smooth draw in an awkward position in a tree stand if needed.