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    A Weekly 3d league keeps me fired up. I'll admit I don't shoot as much now as the first 5 years of bowhunting. Seeing my accuracy/scores improve kept me eager to continue to improve. When you stall out or plateau it can shake your confidence some. Then shooting isn't as much fun.

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    Oh sorry about that. Sometimes I read what I want to read. Its still an pretty good accomplishment to get a bull with a bow, I think. Its a pretty challenging task.

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    I think you may have nailed it 2rocky. I have been shooting bows for 25+ years, I guess the novelty has worn off a little. Maybe a 3D shoot is what I need to re-kindle the flame. It's crazy that I've been shooting bows longer than Velvet's been alive and Im asking him for advise, pretty cool really...

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    I started shooting tournaments when I started Bowhunting elk in the early 90s. Just the thought of getting a Elk with a bow was my motivation. After the first one it even inspired me more to stay with the bow. It's not easy but when it all comes together there is nothing else like it. When that bull is screaming at 10yds you draw back and shoot then watching that arrow vanish in the perfect spot it makes all the practice worth it. 3dTournaments make a huge difference and will help you in many ways. I don't shoot tournaments anymore but I have 6 3d targets behind the house. When August rolls around I will shoot them more than a bag Target.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberstalker View Post
    I'm going to turn this into a post padding thread! I thought I was done for the day but I have to wait to load a truck before I can get out of here.

    Velvet, I bought it from a reputable local bow shop. They sold me exactly what I was asking for, an inexpensive, reliable hunting bow. I have had it fo 3 years now and not touched much on it. I have adjusted the sights here and there but for the most part is just like it was when I walked out with it. I killed a bull with it the first season I hunted with it and haven't hunted with it since. It hung on the wall all year last year, I may have shot it a few times, but not much at all.
    I would really check your form out, and make sure the bow is in tune. Does it have stock strings on it?

    The reason I am asking this, this all affects accuracy. I don't have the exact perfect form, but I repeat my form and shot everytime. I shoot a little longer DL but I like the anchor it gives me. I would love to help you get comfortable at long range but its hard to do through a website.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberstalker View Post
    I think you may have nailed it 2rocky. I have been shooting bows for 25+ years, I guess the novelty has worn off a little. Maybe a 3D shoot is what I need to re-kindle the flame. It's crazy that I've been shooting bows longer than Velvet's been alive and Im asking him for advise, pretty cool really...
    I love 3d shoots. I also find they help prepare for hunting. You are hiking around, shooting animal like targets from hunting scenarios at times.
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    I shot a lot more when I traveled around shooting 3D tournaments. Started that at 12 and pretty much quit at 21 bc by that point I was burnt out on it. Trying to best the adults so i could talk some "cash stuff" to them was a lot of motivation and I'd find myself shooting 100arrows a day. I shot a deer with my bow a cpl years back and there was just no adrenalin rush from it that I used to get drawing back on one.

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    I love shooting my bow! I shoot about 6 days a week on average. I try and shoot at least 50+ arrows each shoot. I shoot down the side of my house 3 days a week at 20 yrds, up and downhill at 20-50 yrds once a week, long distance once a week (60-100 yrds) and a field range in the mountains where I'm a member of an archery club. There are 3 different ranges up there that consist of 3d, field range and hunter 2d targets. I made the field range more enjoyable by creating a score card like golf which consists of 28 targets. Makes it fun and competitive when shooting with buddies

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    Well I shot my bow last night. I don't know whats up, I couldn't get a group out of it to save my rear. I'm taking it to the bow shop, I know I'm not that bad of a shot, so something has to be fouled up. I just had it tuned up, so what the hell? I was more frurstrated than ever by the time I put it away.

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    Don't get discouraged! I am a beginner but I have had days like that. It could as simple as the sights loose on accident or your release isn't quite right or just a bad day. It seems like archery has some zen stuff to it. If I have had a bad day and go shooting, I shoot angry, and not so good. Don't mean to get weird, it might just be I tightening my grip on the bow and the arrows go everywhere. Anyway I am trying to be encouraging because I am often in the same boat so I am encouraging myself on the way.

 

 

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