Bow hunting is a discipline that can take a lifetime to master. We’ve spent countless seasons in the field with a compound bow, and every year we still find new ways to hone our technique by breaking bad habits and forming better ones. Bow season might be a long ways off, but it’s never too early to hit the range and start improving our skills with a bow. In today’s blog entry, we’ll share a few tips and tricks for taking your bow hunting to the next level.
Keep Your Eye on the Ball
Try to follow the path of the shaft through your sight from release to target. This can help to dramatically improve your follow through, and consequently bolster your accuracy.
Practice at Dusk
Opportunities to take a deer generally present themselves in the dark early morning hours, or just before sunset. Likewise, it’s important to practice in low light conditions that mimic these scenarios. Just take care to be mindful of your surroundings when practicing in low light.
The Bubble Level is Your Friend
It’s there for a reason – use it. Check your bubble level before every shot, and fine tune your aim accordingly.
Make it Interesting
Practice with a fellow sportsman, and put a friendly wager on your shots. Having a little money riding on your target practice will help you shoot better under pressure and fine tune your pre-shot routine.
Practice From a Kneel
Being able to shoot effectively on your knees is a valuable skill to have in the field. Assuming a kneeling posture will help you keep a low profile while still being able to maintain good shooting form. Practice sitting on your heels in a rest position and then rising to an upright kneel to take a shot.
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