Five Seasons Posted October 4, 2022 Share Posted October 4, 2022 3 hours ago, rob-c said: I think this archer phantom knows is going a bit too extreme , and it’s entirely possible he’s a terrible hunter and that’s why he gave it up . But some of what was posted makes sense. Yes it’s not hard shooting a bow when we’re standing in our yard or at a shop shooting it’s optimal conditions - stance, etc is all correct . In a stand your maybe crouching a bit to shoot under a branch , you’re feet are no where’s near set right , your twisting a bit at the waist around your tree. Practicing these positions from a tree stand or elevated position is very important to see what affects it has on one’s shot . Every time I hear about someone saying their shot was high out of a tree stand the first thing I think of is did they drop their arm instead of bending at the waist. We are all prone to making mistakes at the heat of the moment , but if we practice in these weird positions it would help decrease those bad shots. And as for the 10 yards and down comment yeah a bit extreme . you're right here. I will add too that many hunters discount prep. I know a few here that put in the time like I do, but many don't. I spend weekends and countless hours trimming shooting lanes, adjusting stand placement, clearing runs etc. Sometimes we get caught in taking a bad shot because it was the only shot we had on that nice buck. My advice to all here is to spend more time in August and September working your stands so that you don't have to rely on that one shooting lane only. If you're hunting a field, set a marker out at the distance you're comfortable shooting with and then you don't have to rely on your range finder in the heat of the moment. So many things we can do to prep for hunting that will pay off. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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