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    Quote Originally Posted by nvarcher View Post
    This is what motivates me to shoot! lol
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    This year, he is going to be at the taxi with your tag on him
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    Quote Originally Posted by nvarcher View Post
    This is what motivates me to shoot! lol
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    That would do it! Nice one!

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    [QUOTE=25contender;96815]All I do is bow hunt except for turkey and I find shooting relaxing. I believe the trick is not to shoot a lot of arrows. I shoot 15-20 arrows three times a week. I find if I shoot more than that I do not shoot near as well. I concentrate on fewer good shots than lots of mediocre shots. I have always practiced at long distances. This adds another dimension to archery. This time of year I practice at 100yds almost exclusively. Some days are better than others, but it really makes me think about the shot and I concentrate because arrows are expensive!! I would never take a shot over 50-60 yds and then it would have to be a perfect situation. I have incorporated shooting my bow into my work out schedule which helps. The more you shoot longer distances the more confidence you will develop. Your short yardage game will really benefit from extending your shooting range. I also walk around every so often with my rangefinder judging yardage .

    As for your Question "what motivates me?" No doubt every year it is Elk Bow Season. and just becoming consistent with my shooting.

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    I tend to get more into shooting the closer it gets to the end of august for that reason, I struggle when elk season is so far away. Buy the way, your video on the other thread made me drag my bow out last week, just hearing the bulls bugling in the background got me fired up. I guess I need to watch it more often!

    As far as shooting at long distances, I've never tryed it. I think the farthest I've ever shot was 60 yards.

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    [QUOTE=Timberstalker;96838]
    Quote Originally Posted by 25contender View Post
    All I do is bow hunt except for turkey and I find shooting relaxing. I believe the trick is not to shoot a lot of arrows. I shoot 15-20 arrows three times a week. I find if I shoot more than that I do not shoot near as well. I concentrate on fewer good shots than lots of mediocre shots. I have always practiced at long distances. This adds another dimension to archery. This time of year I practice at 100yds almost exclusively. Some days are better than others, but it really makes me think about the shot and I concentrate because arrows are expensive!! I would never take a shot over 50-60 yds and then it would have to be a perfect situation. I have incorporated shooting my bow into my work out schedule which helps. The more you shoot longer distances the more confidence you will develop. Your short yardage game will really benefit from extending your shooting range. I also walk around every so often with my rangefinder judging yardage .

    As for your Question "what motivates me?" No doubt every year it is Elk Bow Season. and just becoming consistent with my shooting.

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    I tend to get more into shooting the closer it gets to the end of august for that reason, I struggle when elk season is so far away. Buy the way, your video on the other thread made me drag my bow out last week, just hearing the bulls bugling in the background got me fired up. I guess I need to watch it more often!

    As far as shooting at long distances, I've never tryed it. I think the farthest I've ever shot was 60 yards.
    Try shooting at 80 and 100. It is difficult, but helps and is fun. Nothing like hearing the bow go off and then wait for the "thunk"
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    I feel many hunters (bow and gun) do a disservice to themselves by not shooting in competitions. When I invite others to go to a competition I hear a lot of "I can't go, I am not that good". That is the wrong attitude. No one is good when the start. The whole point is to learn to be better. Trust me you meet the best people on the firing line. I shoot rifle competitions because I love it. I shoot archery competitions to improve as a hunter. Also, cross training is very beneficial. The fundamentals of shooting are the same regardless of the game. I was an accomplished rifle shooter before I picked up archery and my friends tell me I caught on quickly because of that. My nephew is an accomplished archer and he did amazingly well when I took him to a 1000 yd practice session.

    Competition is what drives me to be better. I don't compare myself to national champions, but I do strive to have my best performance each time I shoot. Competition helps me measure my success and improve.

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    [QUOTE=velvetfvr;96849]
    Quote Originally Posted by Timberstalker View Post

    Try shooting at 80 and 100. It is difficult, but helps and is fun. Nothing like hearing the bow go off and then wait for the "thunk"
    Hell Velvet I have a rough time @ 50! I need to tighten up my group before I get that carried away. I'm not sure how fun it would be for me, I have a feeling my shooting time would turn into looking for arrows time.

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    [QUOTE=Timberstalker;96853]
    Quote Originally Posted by velvetfvr View Post

    Hell Velvet I have a rough time @ 50! I need to tighten up my group before I get that carried away. I'm not sure how fun it would be for me, I have a feeling my shooting time would turn into looking for arrows time.
    Timber, shoot at a big target at 80, that saves my arrows. But when you practice at 80, 90, and 100, 50 will feel like 30. I always shoot at 80-100 and make sure my groups are solid. Then when I get to 60, it feels like its closer. Helps with the mental aspect
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    Quote Originally Posted by velvetfvr View Post

    Timber, shoot at a big target at 80, that saves my arrows. But when you practice at 80, 90, and 100, 50 will feel like 30. I always shoot at 80-100 and make sure my groups are solid. Then when I get to 60, it feels like its closer. Helps with the mental aspect
    What do you consider a good group @ say 80?

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    [QUOTE=velvetfvr;96854]
    Quote Originally Posted by Timberstalker View Post

    Timber, shoot at a big target at 80, that saves my arrows. But when you practice at 80, 90, and 100, 50 will feel like 30. I always shoot at 80-100 and make sure my groups are solid. Then when I get to 60, it feels like its closer. Helps with the mental aspect
    Any recommendations on a "big" target?

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    [QUOTE=MOHunter;96862]
    Quote Originally Posted by velvetfvr View Post

    Any recommendations on a "big" target?
    Well I shoot at the range targets that are probably 4 foot tall and 4 feet wide or so. Just to make sure I don't loose any arrows. But I will have to take my rhinehart block out and shoot 80.

    Good group, I like to try and get 4" or smaller. Ideally 2 if I am on my game. But 8" or lower is a good group IMO.
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