Archery Lessons Blacksburg VA
Virginia Beach, VA
Chincoteague Island, VA
Bowhunting Shooting Practice Tips
During each practice session, be sure to spend some time practicing at each distance. While I may spend most of my time practicing at long range, I always take a few shots at each distance (and at distances that force me to gap between pins) so I remain confident at each.
Monitor Your Bow
When you have the bow perfectly sighted-in and shooting great, take several measurements. First, measure and record the exact position of the nocking point relative to the bottom of your arrow rest groove (or the cushion plunger hole if you are shooting a fall away rest). You will need a T-Square to do this properly. Next, measure and record the distance from your nocking point to your peep sight. ...
Tips For Shooting In The Wind
The majority of my hunting occurs in the wide-open, windswept West where long shots are the norm.
The majority of my hunting occurs in the wide-open, windswept West where long shots are the norm. These are the places where I face tough shots across open terrain in the midst of whistling crosswinds nearly every year. In fact, the Nevada buck I was fortunate enough to take just a few days ago would not have made it to my trophy room had I not prepared for these challenging shots. In this month's column, I'll walk you through the equipment selection and preparation needed to execute accurate shots in the wind.
The Arrow: You can dramatically reduce the distance your arrows drift simply by selecting the right shaft, broadhead and fletching combination. Drift is proportional to the side load applied to the arrow, fletching and broadhead by the wind. The smaller these components are, the less surface area the wind has to push against. As a result, the side load goes down and the arrow drifts less. ...