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Old 09-04-2017, 08:27 PM   #1
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Default Who's practicing from elevated stands

I feel like most of my shots will be taken from an elevated position this year so I've been practicing a lot from a ladder stand at the housethat me and the neighbor put up. Do u guys practice like u hunt? Or just call it good from the ground.

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Old 09-04-2017, 08:28 PM   #2
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I do when I can, like this 15' ladder but often I also shoot from lower tripods and even lower blinds.

However most practice is in the back yard.

I guess I deleted the pic shooting from the ladder stand. But I'm in it here.
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Old 09-04-2017, 08:37 PM   #3
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I practice and shoot 3D shoots like I hunt. Seems like I'm the only only one at a shoot with a four arrow bow quiver with three arrows in it shooting. I shoot from the roof of the house and at various distances. You got it goin on with that ladder stand.
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Old 09-04-2017, 10:47 PM   #4
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Not me! I don't have any elevated sets right now. Most all of my practice this time of year is sitting in a chair, and under 20yds!

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Old 09-05-2017, 11:49 AM   #5
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95% of my yearly practice is standing up. This month 90% is sitting in a chair. I have a few tree stands, but I live in a neighborhood and don't want THAT conversation with the neighbors or police. So I do a little bit of practice elevated at camp to remind myself to bend at the waist and not drop my bow arm.

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Old 09-05-2017, 01:18 PM   #6
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Wish we had trees tall enough down here to do that only 6 to 8 ft tripods I don't think it's considered elevated in comparison to oak trees you guys shoot out of . I shot out of tree stand a couple times in other ranches north of here and I really enjoyed it great field of view.
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Old 09-05-2017, 01:26 PM   #7
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In PA we had about 1/2 an acre of woods on our property so I kept a 15' ladder stand up year round. Here our 2 acre yard is bare so unless I shoot from the patio roof of our house or buy a tri-pod stand I won't be able to practice from elevation.
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Old 09-06-2017, 01:30 PM   #8
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Here is a picture of my 3D deer from my elevated stand in the back yard and the five shots I took yesterday afternoon.[IMG][/IMG]
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Old 09-06-2017, 01:59 PM   #9
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After I get back from Wyoming elk hunting I do about half of my practicing from a treestand, usually standing. I try to focus on the awkward shots like shooting behind the tree to my right side (I'm a right handed shooter). Getting rid of the full body harness and going to a rock climbing harness has helped a lot since I don't have that strap around the back of my head.
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Old 09-06-2017, 02:08 PM   #10
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Ladder stand in my yard, 24/7 365. Making the switch to a rock climbing harness as well this year.
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Old 09-06-2017, 02:38 PM   #11
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Did some this weekend but don't have any 3d targets. 20 yards was good but 30 yards needs some work! It was also good to make sure I had some trees trimmed back.
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Old 09-06-2017, 06:17 PM   #12
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[quote=So I do a little bit of practice elevated at camp to remind myself to bend at the waist and not drop my bow arm.

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I'm pretty new to bows and have the same neighborhood dilemma. What are you referring to when you say "bend at the waist and not drop my bow arm?"

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Old 09-06-2017, 06:23 PM   #13
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Don't just lower your bow arm when shooting from an elevated point. Keep your bow arm at a 90 degree angle to your body and bend at your waist to get your angle down.

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Old 09-06-2017, 06:32 PM   #14
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Thanks DRT - I'm glad I asked, I had never heard that.
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Old 09-06-2017, 07:43 PM   #15
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I'm pretty new to bows and have the same neighborhood dilemma. What are you referring to when you say "bend at the waist and not drop my bow arm?"

Thanks.
There is a tendency for folks who shoot elevated to drop thier bow arm to get on target. This changes your sight alignment and your arrow will hit higher or lower (Can't remember which.) However when you bend at the waist, you keep your head and shoulder aligned as you would standing or sitting.

Going from standing to sitting in the ground has a similar affect as you tend to be more upright when sitting because the target is level with you.


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Old 09-06-2017, 08:54 PM   #16
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There is a tendency for folks who shoot elevated to drop thier bow arm to get on target. This changes your sight alignment and your arrow will hit higher or lower (Can't remember which.) However when you bend at the waist, you keep your head and shoulder aligned as you would standing or sitting.

Going from standing to sitting in the ground has a similar affect as you tend to be more upright when sitting because the target is level with you.


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Higher. It's definitely gonna mess it up if you don't bend at the waist. With a trad bow I have to draw and bend at the same time because when I touch the corner of my mouth the arrow is gone. Back in the compound days I would draw level then bend. It's all different nowadays.
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Old 09-06-2017, 09:55 PM   #17
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Higher. It's definitely gonna mess it up if you don't bend at the waist. With a trad bow I have to draw and bend at the same time because when I touch the corner of my mouth the arrow is gone. Back in the compound days I would draw level then bend. It's all different nowadays.
I am a bit different. I bend, then draw. My sequence is to check stance first before drawing. If I dont, then all bets are off.

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Old 09-07-2017, 07:25 AM   #18
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Whichever process you use be sure to practice it and get it where it's ingrained in your form.

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