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#1124274 - 01/11/09 08:04 PM Practicing in the back yard
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I have a 6' wood fenced in back yard. If I put one of those block targets up and miss, will the field point go through the fence?
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#1124285 - 01/11/09 08:08 PM Re: Practicing in the back yard [Re: UTGrad]
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Prob not but will not be good on the arrow. Are there any gaps in the fence boards?
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#1124286 - 01/11/09 08:08 PM Re: Practicing in the back yard [Re: UTGrad]
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if there are house around you dont do it. go to a open field somewhere or a indoor archery range. it would be bad news for you if you hit somebody.
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#1124323 - 01/11/09 08:21 PM Re: Practicing in the back yard [Re: oakclimber]
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No it won't. Best option is dont miss \:D
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#1124402 - 01/11/09 08:48 PM Re: Practicing in the back yard [Re: Buckblaster]
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I've got a spot in the neighborhhod that is common area. Gives me alot of room to practice.
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#1124435 - 01/11/09 09:04 PM Re: Practicing in the back yard [Re: UTGrad]
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Always make sure you have a safe backstop when you practice .
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#1124538 - 01/11/09 10:19 PM Re: Practicing in the back yard [Re: Radar]
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 Originally Posted By: Radar
Always make sure you have a safe backstop when you practice .


Good advice. I have two porches on my house, both are high off the ground. This allows me to practice where my arrows will hit into the ground if I miss my target. Works really good for me.

I never shoot if anyone is out in their yards. Just common courtesy. If shooting from the ground, I use my father-in-laws garage as a backstop. It only has three holes in it!
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#1124541 - 01/11/09 10:22 PM Re: Practicing in the back yard [Re: plinker22]
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I need some kind of backstop. If I miss, unless its ridiculously low, my arrow is going in a brier thicket and aint coming back.
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#1125026 - 01/12/09 09:47 AM Re: Practicing in the back yard [Re: UTGrad]
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 Originally Posted By: UTGrad
I have a 6' wood fenced in back yard. If I put one of those block targets up and miss, will the field point go through the fence?


Yes it will. my longbow will bury halfway to the fletching on a shot inside 15 yds. and you still have the space between the panels.
a compound has more punch.
I have a 3/4 sheet of plywood behind my block target

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#1125101 - 01/12/09 10:18 AM Re: Practicing in the back yard [Re: eddie c]
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Part of my backyard is fenced with 3' slat fence. I shot an Axis arrow through the fence and it buried.
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#1125325 - 01/12/09 12:14 PM Re: Practicing in the back yard [Re: JayMc]
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Neighbor bout 5 houses down came knocking on our fence asking if we seen an arrow fly by. He was pulling back when he hit his release. This could have been ugly, cause my wife and daughter were playing in the back yard.

Like Radar said make sure you have a good back stop. Neighbors aren't a good place to practice, you'll never know when an accident could/can happen
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#1125864 - 01/12/09 05:45 PM Re: Practicing in the back yard [Re: A.Hall]
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stack up some hay bails. \:\)
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#1126142 - 01/12/09 08:24 PM Re: Practicing in the back yard [Re: UTGrad]
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Why not elevate yourself so if you do miss you will hit the dirt...Just an option... ;\)
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#1126165 - 01/12/09 08:33 PM Re: Practicing in the back yard [Re: DBLAARCHERY]
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 Originally Posted By: DBLAARCHERY
Why not elevate yourself so if you do miss you will hit the dirt...Just an option... ;\)


Cousin lives in a neighborhood but with no one behind him.

He gets on top of his house \:D
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#1126249 - 01/12/09 09:13 PM Re: Practicing in the back yard [Re: Buckblaster]
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Yeah, I would have the Home Owners Association called on me if I was on top of my house shooting a bow in the Franklin subdivision I live in. I think that would be awesome, but wouldn't fly. I can go to the playground by the pool which is at the entrance to the neighborhood. Of course with no kids around, I can get on top of the jungle gym, shoot at a block thirty yards away, and remain discreet to the neighbor hood. I like the fact that I don't have to drive to a rifle range to practice with a bow.
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#1126289 - 01/12/09 09:41 PM Re: Practicing in the back yard [Re: UTGrad]
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I wouldn't recommend shooting in a playground , even without kids present . I would think you would attract more attention from the homeowner's association there , than you would in your own back yard .
I'm glad I don't have to deal with that out in the country . \:\)
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#1126498 - 01/13/09 07:26 AM Re: Practicing in the back yard [Re: Yank]
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 Originally Posted By: Yank
stack up some hay bails. \:\)

What he said. I live on 5 acres and stack up 3 or 4 hay bales because it's flat and if I miss, it will bury up in the hay field and I'll never find it. My neighbor had a couple of old round bales that he didn't sell so we moved those back there and they are now my backstop.
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#1127194 - 01/13/09 03:32 PM Re: Practicing in the back yard [Re: Gravey]
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get you a top section of a tripod and use it to shoot from, that will be a downward angle and a lot safer. I did that with to top section of a ladder.
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#1127741 - 01/13/09 08:17 PM Re: Practicing in the back yard [Re: eddie c]
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i wouldnt recommend going to a playground to shoot either. why dont you just go to where you hunt and practice out of a tree.
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#1127929 - 01/13/09 09:14 PM Re: Practicing in the back yard [Re: oakclimber]
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Well, I found spot that is about 40 yards and has a slight embankment to catch any arrows.
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#1128223 - 01/14/09 02:02 AM Re: Practicing in the back yard [Re: UTGrad]
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I'm going to have the same problem as you. I live in a townhome and have a homeowner's association that probably wouldn't be kind to me flinging arrows around.
Luckily for me, there are a couple of places around Hermitage for me to go shoot.

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