Great advice[up]Get into 3d shooting also,the best "real hunting" practice available,farmers sportsmans club holds 3d shoots from spring thru summer.I practiced until shooting my bow was almost second nature to me. I had 9 months to really hone my skills prior to hunting season. And another month beyond that until I got my first deer. I will say that if you don't feel comfortable, you simply don't take the shot.
Mom of 3? You've got 3 excellent "arrow puller" candidates right there [rofl] Shoot a few arrows and then have the kids go pull them out of the target for you [up] If your kids are old enough, get them a bow and let them join you.Mom of three with limited time and space...
Between now and bow season 2012, how much should I plan on practicing per week? I would like to do more, shorter sessions. But is that a good way to practice?
This is really interesting. I hadn't thought of things quite that way. I have a miniscule backyard, but enough space for a beginner. I can certainly do a shot in the morning and a shot in the evening most days! And as we say in the Army, practice doesn't make perfect...perfect practice makes perfect!I shoot one arrow off my deck whenever I can,sometimes daily.
You Don't get a warm-up shot at a Deer, you usually get one shot,Make that one shot count.
Well, the oldest is not quite 4, but DYING to bowhunt with me. I tried a kiddie bow with"arrows" (dowels with foam rubber tips) and he couldn't quite pull it back. But maybe in a couple of months. But I bet he'd love to collect arrows!!Mom of 3? You've got 3 excellent "arrow puller" candidates right there rofk Shoot a few arrows and then have the kids go pull them out of the target for you thumbs up If your kids are old enough, get them a bow and let them join you.