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Old 07-06-2009, 11:07 AM   #51
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i'm one of the very few....i dont practice at all...and i agree once you know your bow your good. I will pull my bow out a few weeks before the season starts and make sure i'm on @ 10-20 and put it up, i then will only shoot it a few times throughout the season to make sure its still on.
But, "season" is year round GT........
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Old 07-06-2009, 11:08 AM   #52
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I usually don't start until about late August. I try to shoot 20-30 arrows at day and shoot 4-5 times a week. I will start shooting at known distance, then will alternate between known and unknown.
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Old 07-06-2009, 11:10 AM   #53
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I wouldn't call what I do practice, I shoot my bow pretty much every, somedays, a couple times per day, simply because I like shooting my bow(s).

Gives me somethingto do when there's nothing on but American Idol, Michael Jackson updates and teleprompter speaches.



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I firmly believe, we are only good at the things we do often.
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Old 07-06-2009, 11:14 AM   #54
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I usually practiced everyday up till this past winter. Family priorities took the fire out of me though.
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Old 07-06-2009, 11:27 AM   #55
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But, "season" is year round GT........
what "season"? And it doesnt matter what "season", the question was how much do you practice?
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Old 07-06-2009, 11:36 AM   #56
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I try to shoot twice a week but more for fun than practice. I enjoy shooting my bow.
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Old 07-06-2009, 11:54 AM   #57
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what "season"? And it doesnt matter what "season", the question was how much do you practice?
HUNTing season... Anyway, YOU'RE the one that mentioned "season". And, you didn't say "what" season either.

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Old 07-06-2009, 12:03 PM   #58
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I shoot a recurve so I have to practice AT LEAST a few times a week. My practice may only be 10 arrows or so, but practice none-the-less.

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Old 07-06-2009, 12:10 PM   #59
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Local friend says he shoots 100 arrows a day, 4-5 days a week, mostly in his back yard @ 10-15 yards. He's retired, but with plenty of meat left on the bone, so he has the time, energy and, with hunts planned for NM and CO, he also has the motivation. Not me, gang. Too tedious. I don't start practicing again until August.
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Old 07-06-2009, 12:26 PM   #60
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Local friend says he shoots 100 arrows a day, 4-5 days a week, mostly in his back yard @ 10-15 yards. He's retired, but with plenty of meat left on the bone, so he has the time, energy and, with hunts planned for NM and CO, he also has the motivation. Not me, gang. Too tedious. I don't start practicing again until August.
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Old 07-06-2009, 12:59 PM   #61
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Not enough.
Classic, fits me too.
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Old 07-06-2009, 01:03 PM   #62
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I think your better off practicing judging distance rather than shooting. Yes, it is important to shoot your bow for muscle memory, but if you can hit the X on Monday, you can hit the X on Friday. I don't think it is a good idea to shoot 100 shots a day because you get tired and lazy and your form starts to deteriorate and that is when bad habits start.

Judging yardage is easy to do and you can do it anywhere anytime. Mixing this in with a few QUALITY practice sessions a week will do improve your skills. Also, I like to fire off 2 short shots then go to my farthest distance and work towards the shorter distances. That way you can work on your "groups". If you do this say from 60 yards in, once you get to 20-25 yards, you should EXPECT to hit a 1" dot on each shot.
I agree 100%. I spend a lot more time practicing judging distance than just shooting.
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Old 07-06-2009, 01:16 PM   #63
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I don't practice during the summer but then hit it 3x per week for at least a month before the season opens..just too hot right now to be patient
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