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#1125325 - 01/12/09 12:14 PM Re: Practicing in the back yard [Re: JayMc]
Formerly "Spoon"

Registered: 10/05/04
Posts: 27223
Loc: Bartlett, TN

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]
6 Point

Registered: 10/30/08
Posts: 511
Loc: Dunlap/Sequatchie Co.

stack up some hay bails. \:\)
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#1126142 - 01/12/09 08:24 PM Re: Practicing in the back yard [Re: UTGrad]
Woodpile Boys Neighbor
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Registered: 11/16/08
Posts: 9501
Loc: Cannon County Outback

Why not elevate yourself so if you do miss you will hit the dirt...Just an option... ;\)

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day...Teach him how to fish and he will sit on a boat and drink beer all day!

#1126165 - 01/12/09 08:33 PM Re: Practicing in the back yard [Re: DBLAARCHERY]
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Registered: 10/04/06
Posts: 3889
Loc: bradley county,TN/Lancaster,SC

 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

Turn your caps lock of goober, we can hear you.

#1126249 - 01/12/09 09:13 PM Re: Practicing in the back yard [Re: Buckblaster]
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Registered: 12/01/07
Posts: 8718
Loc: Franklin, TN

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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.
#1126289 - 01/12/09 09:41 PM Re: Practicing in the back yard [Re: UTGrad]

Registered: 08/19/01
Posts: 31209
Loc: Kansas City, Mo.

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 . \:\)

#1126498 - 01/13/09 07:26 AM Re: Practicing in the back yard [Re: Yank]
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Registered: 07/20/05
Posts: 18876
Loc: Rutherford / Wilson County Lin...

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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.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

#1127194 - 01/13/09 03:32 PM Re: Practicing in the back yard [Re: Gravey]
eddie c
Old School
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Registered: 08/09/01
Posts: 6195
Loc: jackson, tn

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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.
#1127741 - 01/13/09 08:17 PM Re: Practicing in the back yard [Re: eddie c]
8 Point

Registered: 09/24/08
Posts: 2041
Loc: Shelby Co. Tn

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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Registered: 12/01/07
Posts: 8718
Loc: Franklin, TN

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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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