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Old 08-07-2019, 02:46 PM   #1
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Default When is it time to break out the bows and start practicing?

I usually start a couple weeks before my first hunt.....unless I've made some changes. I haven't pull it out since the end of January.

How many follow my practice schedule?
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Old 08-07-2019, 02:52 PM   #2
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It's too much fun to ever put my bow up...
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Old 08-07-2019, 02:54 PM   #3
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The longbow is in the hall closet and target off the back porch, just fling a few when i think about it.
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Old 08-07-2019, 02:55 PM   #4
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It's too much fun to ever put my bow up...
I agree. I never put it away for any length of time. I love the experience of shooting my bow.
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Old 08-07-2019, 03:01 PM   #5
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Pulled mine out last week and started shooting.
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Old 08-07-2019, 03:02 PM   #6
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Started getting back into shooting in May. I've got my arrows rebuilt, and I'm all dialed in..at 20, 25, and 30. It's just so miserable to shoot outside right now with the heat.
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Old 08-07-2019, 03:03 PM   #7
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I take a break after season till May then I at least pick it up at least twice a week until season gets closer then its about everyday.
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Old 08-07-2019, 03:03 PM   #8
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Same as you man. I always tell myself I'm going to shoot all year long but that never happens. I will pull out the ole girl bout a week before opening season.
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Old 08-07-2019, 03:05 PM   #9
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Might start today. Dont know yet, it's freaking hot out.
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Old 08-07-2019, 03:06 PM   #10
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I've been shooting between 14-21 arrows at a session for about 3 weeks now.
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Old 08-07-2019, 03:16 PM   #11
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Usually just shoot a few times before the hunt when hunting hogs or deer because I wonít shoot past 25-30 yards.

This year Iím getting ready for an Elk hunt and was told to be prepared for our to 50 or so therefore I have been shooting for a few weeks and tuning broadhead flight out to there.
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Old 08-07-2019, 03:17 PM   #12
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Start?? I never stop������
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Old 08-07-2019, 03:24 PM   #13
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usually a few weeks before my first hunt
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Old 08-07-2019, 03:28 PM   #14
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I usually start a couple weeks before my first hunt.....unless I've made some changes. I haven't pull it out since the end of January.

How many follow my practice schedule?
Surely you are joking. Shoot some year round. Just started shooting a bunch. A week or so before season I walk out shoot one or two arrows at a time several times a day because I want to make sure I am on for the 1 shot I get whenever it comes.
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Old 08-07-2019, 03:35 PM   #15
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Surely you are joking. Shoot some year round. Just started shooting a bunch. A week or so before season I walk out shoot one or two arrows at a time several times a day because I want to make sure I am on for the 1 shot I get whenever it comes.
No. Not joking at all! In my 20-30 I prolly shot every week 52 weeks a year. In my 40's, that dropped back to a couple months before season. In my 50's....I can go for months without ever pulling it out.....and be on spot within the first dozen arrows. Now if I'm going elk hunting and practicing out to 80 yards.....that's pretty fun!
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Old 08-07-2019, 03:37 PM   #16
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I shoot Trad bows and compound every couple days.
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Old 08-07-2019, 03:56 PM   #17
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Due to an elbow problem I have had my longest lay-off since switching to trad 7 years ago. I have not bent the bow since mid May. I think I'm healed-up now so I'm going to ease back into it to get my form back. Hopefully I'll be back to shooting every day by September.
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Old 08-07-2019, 03:59 PM   #18
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I practice after the opening morning hunt midday not mentioning that I would have flung an arra opening morning if the right buck showed up.......


Noooot!..



I try to fling some every week because I "attempt" to pig hunt all off season and then turkey hunt. These days I try to find some time every evening.
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Old 08-07-2019, 04:03 PM   #19
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Shoot all year
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Old 08-07-2019, 04:05 PM   #20
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Started up today myself..


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Old 08-07-2019, 04:07 PM   #21
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I like to get mine out the night before opening day and wax the strings
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Old 08-07-2019, 04:30 PM   #22
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I shoot now more than ever have
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Old 08-07-2019, 04:37 PM   #23
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Im part of the "it never goes away" club. Either shooting with the hunting set up or target bow.

Shop starts to get busy this time of year.. so forntheose that dont shoot year round.. I would say late July/early August.

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Old 08-07-2019, 04:52 PM   #24
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After rifle season starts I put the bow up and don’t pull it out until now.
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Old 08-07-2019, 04:53 PM   #25
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Lots of people on here shoot year around. When deer season is over I do into 3D shooting it’s fun to me and keeps me in shooting shape.
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Old 08-07-2019, 05:10 PM   #26
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Being deadly accurate is the only thing you have complete control over. Thereís still a million ways to screw up a shot and the critter youíre after usually holds all the cards. Being able to hit exactly where you aim is up to you.

All that said, I probably better start practicing soon. Itís been a while.
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Old 08-07-2019, 05:30 PM   #27
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Man I just put me on a rage and drill the first buck I see.
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Old 08-07-2019, 05:33 PM   #28
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I shoot just about every week right after I finish cutting the grass.
Easy to find the arrows that way
Used to shoot more often when the boys were home...But now i do it to keep busy.
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Old 08-07-2019, 05:38 PM   #29
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Man I just put me on a rage and drill the first buck I see.
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Old 08-07-2019, 05:45 PM   #30
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I shoot 5 days a week.. before moving to the city I split time between shooting guns and my bow.. now I can't shoot a gun in my backyard so i shoot my bow more..
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Old 08-07-2019, 05:54 PM   #31
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Wouldn't say I practice every day all year, but I do practice 2 to3 times a week all year. And about May, April, I sling about 100 to 150 arrows a week. Again, maybe not shooting everyday, but I do increase practice time and shots.
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Old 08-07-2019, 06:11 PM   #32
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I try to shoot about twice a week. I'll shoot in between distances, not just your standard 20, 30, 40. If I'm shooting bad, I'll stop and wait a day or two.

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Old 08-07-2019, 06:17 PM   #33
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I shoot pretty much daily. 4-60 arrows a day now. typically 20+ though. My bow hangs up on the wall in the bedroom 3 ft northeast of the decorative "I love you more" "If i had to do it again, I'd choose you." "happily ever after" quotes amidst our wedding photos that the wife arranged. .
I shoot more than I care about decor.
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Old 08-07-2019, 06:36 PM   #34
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I never put mine away. It hangs on the wall in my mancave room. I shoot at least every other week or so. To me, just fun and exercise. Backporch, frontporch, hallway.....


Adding that I play with a slingshot and a pellet gun as well.

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Old 08-07-2019, 06:48 PM   #35
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End of January
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Old 08-07-2019, 06:49 PM   #36
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I hunt something year round. No reason in Texas not to. I get in practice whenever I can
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Old 08-07-2019, 08:18 PM   #37
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About 3 weeks ago. Just a couple shots every couple days.
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Old 08-07-2019, 08:28 PM   #38
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Just got done flinging a few.
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Old 08-07-2019, 08:30 PM   #39
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I shoot year around
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Old 08-07-2019, 08:41 PM   #40
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I never stop. I usually shoot 30 arrows a day minimum. Goal is around 60 a day. Been on a slight decline lately because Iíve blown out two black hole targets.


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Old 08-07-2019, 08:52 PM   #41
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Once a week, I put a 3-D range in my back yard. Also got bag targets out to 85 yards. I try to sit like I'm in a blind when practicing. Now I boogered up my arm and hoping in 3 weeks to try a shot or two. Looking at crossbows and I dont know nothing about them.
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Old 08-07-2019, 08:56 PM   #42
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I never stop. I usually shoot 30 arrows a day minimum. Goal is around 60 a day. Been on a slight decline lately because Iíve blown out two black hole targets.


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...You must be single and retired

I usually take a month or two off in the summer. So from July to May, I try to shoot 5 arrows every evening (ends up being 3-4 times per week with family/work stuff going on though).

I do transition from target to 3d in August.
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Old 08-07-2019, 09:00 PM   #43
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Usually get mine out a week or so before first hunt
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Old 08-07-2019, 09:00 PM   #44
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We shoot every Wednesday most of the year. Everyone meets at a buddies cabinet shop and we all shoot for a $.25 a round.
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Old 08-07-2019, 09:07 PM   #45
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...You must be single and retired

I usually take a month or two off in the summer. So from July to May, I try to shoot 5 arrows every evening (ends up being 3-4 times per week with family/work stuff going on though).

I do transition from target to 3d in August.


Well I had to check out that deer in your photo and saw youíre in the woodlands! If you go to Texas Archery you may have seen me shooting there. Iím there quite often. Come to the 3D shoot Friday! Gonna be a good time. Not single, definitely not retired. No kids though so I have some free time in the evenings lol


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Old 08-07-2019, 09:17 PM   #46
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We shoot every Wednesday most of the year. Everyone meets at a buddies cabinet shop and we all shoot for a $.25 a round.
That sounds like a good time, and a good way to stay in shape
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Old 08-07-2019, 09:19 PM   #47
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We shoot all year long.


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Old 08-07-2019, 09:20 PM   #48
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Well I had to check out that deer in your photo and saw youíre in the woodlands! If you go to Texas Archery you may have seen me shooting there. Iím there quite often. Come to the 3D shoot Friday! Gonna be a good time. Not single, definitely not retired. No kids though so I have some free time in the evenings lol


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Lol...you better take advantage of those evenings with no kids! I call my kids CBs (**** blockers).

I wish I could make it down there! I have a few 3d targets behind our house that will have to suffice for now.
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Old 08-07-2019, 09:21 PM   #49
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Yesterday.
I've always shot year round.

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Old 08-07-2019, 09:27 PM   #50
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I try to shoot all year but there are stretches in the off-season that I might go weeks without. I definitely ramp back up around now though.
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