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#2916970 - 08/22/12 09:13 PM Anyone Not Practice From Elevated Position?
UTGrad
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I've practiced a few times from stands but found very little change if any from simply standing on the ground shooting. I will occasionally draw back and bend from the waste to get a feel for those close in shots but otherwise I practice on the ground. Anybody else simply climb a tree come season and have confidence they can seal the deal without practicing from a stand?
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#2916996 - 08/22/12 09:30 PM Re: Anyone Not Practice From Elevated Position? [Re: UTGrad]
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I very rarely shoot from an elevated position. Haven't for 20 years with no issues.

My house now has a down hill yard so I shoot at some what a downward angle. I do try and shoot from awkward positions though
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#2917027 - 08/22/12 09:50 PM Re: Anyone Not Practice From Elevated Position? [Re: REN]
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My upstairs porch is the same height as my ladder stands so I sight my bow in from it.

At 20 yards Im a little low when shooting from the ground but beyond that it isn't enough to worry about.
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#2917128 - 08/23/12 12:04 AM Re: Anyone Not Practice From Elevated Position? [Re: Master Chief]
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+1 for me
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#2917137 - 08/23/12 01:10 AM Re: Anyone Not Practice From Elevated Position? [Re: Master Chief]
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I climb out of my window and shoot from my roof.
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#2917223 - 08/23/12 06:58 AM Re: Anyone Not Practice From Elevated Position? [Re: TNDeerGuy]
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I generally don't. I have before, but it's a pain in the tail if you ask me, Unless you can shoot off of a deck or porch. I just sight my bow in about an inch low and that has done just fine for me.
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#2917238 - 08/23/12 07:17 AM Re: Anyone Not Practice From Elevated Position? [Re: bobthebowhunter]
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#2917248 - 08/23/12 07:23 AM Re: Anyone Not Practice From Elevated Position? [Re: bobthebowhunter]
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Its a good idea if you can but I just don't have anywhere close to me that I can do it. several years ago I use to practice taking my climber out to the WMA with a target and practice (with the approval of the local TWRA officer) but that was when I just started bow hunting. Just have to remember to bend at the waist and not drop your bow arm and the arrows will hit the same. But for those just starting out its a VERY good idea to practice out of a stand on a 3-d target and pay attention to where the arrow will exit.
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#2917262 - 08/23/12 07:45 AM Re: Anyone Not Practice From Elevated Position? [Re: WRbowhunter]
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the problem is it really depends on how high you generally hunt from AND the fact that 10-20yd elevation is different then shooting 40yds elevated. The angle at that point is not much different if you are 15-20ft in the air.
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#2917272 - 08/23/12 07:58 AM Re: Anyone Not Practice From Elevated Position? [Re: REN]
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I rarely practice from an elevated position. With the speed of today's bows, my maximum distance shooting of 30 yards and the terrain I typically hunt, it just does not make a lot of sense. I shoot from an elevated position (friend's deck) every once in a while as a sanity check, but that is about as far as I take it.
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#2917283 - 08/23/12 08:06 AM Re: Anyone Not Practice From Elevated Position? [Re: Andy S.]
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I do both, but I have a ladder stand setup just for shooting out of near the barn and what-not. I just feel like it gives me an extra boost of confidence. It is sort of a pain in the butt.
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#2917297 - 08/23/12 08:16 AM Re: Anyone Not Practice From Elevated Position? [Re: UTGrad]
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I always try to. I've shot from elevated decks at peoples homes, the roof of my house, hung treestands, but Tuesday night was a new first. I shot from this:

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#2917535 - 08/23/12 11:13 AM Re: Anyone Not Practice From Elevated Position? [Re: Buzzard Breath]
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In the past, I usually would shoot from a tree in my yard a couple of times during the summer, but someone finally moved in the house next door and I don't want to freak them out.

Honestly, I just don't let myself over think it. It is not a big deal or hard to take angle into consideration, in fact, I usually just rely on my intuition in this department. I think a lot of bow hunters let aspects like that psych them out. In other words, if anything is different from their practice routines, it throws them off.
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#2917617 - 08/23/12 12:37 PM Re: Anyone Not Practice From Elevated Position? [Re: Andy S.]
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It's a good idea to practice from your actual stand if possible just to know what issues you will deal with when a deer walks up. I hunt from a climber with a wrap around top and my bottom cam has occasionaly hit something on the stand. Trust me, this is something you would rather find out in practice. Also, I have a tendancy to climb very high and that doesn't produce an optimal angle especially on a close shot. I learned all these things the hard way. You can find them in my book titled "10,001 ways to screw up".
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#2917635 - 08/23/12 12:54 PM Re: Anyone Not Practice From Elevated Position? [Re: fairchaser]
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I usually try to shoot a few times each year from my garage roof but I mostly practice from the ground.
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#2918140 - 08/23/12 08:18 PM Re: Anyone Not Practice From Elevated Position? [Re: Andy S.]
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Yep, what shots I expect to make I practice from a stand set up in a tree just like hunting. It's not just the shot, it's getting ready to do it all, from ground to stand and down again. Getting ready to do what must be done in the dark needs practice if for no other reason than to be safe doing it.
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#2918429 - 08/24/12 05:25 AM Re: Anyone Not Practice From Elevated Position? [Re: nodog]
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 Originally Posted By: nodog
Yep, what shots I expect to make I practice from a stand set up in a tree just like hunting. It's not just the shot, it's getting ready to do it all, from ground to stand and down again. Getting ready to do what must be done in the dark needs practice if for no other reason than to be safe doing it.



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#2918608 - 08/24/12 08:49 AM Re: Anyone Not Practice From Elevated Position? [Re: 102]
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I have two elevated porches on my house. I shoot from them. It does give me confidence.
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#2918956 - 08/24/12 01:37 PM Re: Anyone Not Practice From Elevated Position? [Re: plinker22]
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Kinda funny. For many years, I thought it was mandatory to practice shooting from elevation and also shooting uphill and I did practice that regularly.

Then, for few years, maybe the last 10, I have come wonder if it really is important once you have some experience.
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#2919257 - 08/24/12 05:37 PM Re: Anyone Not Practice From Elevated Position? [Re: Master Chief]
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 Originally Posted By: Master Chief
My upstairs porch is the same height as my ladder stands so I sight my bow in from it.

At 20 yards Im a little low when shooting from the ground but beyond that it isn't enough to worry about.


I go about it the opposite direction to get the same result. I sight in a little low at 20 and it is on from stand. I do this out to my 40ish yard pin then hit 50 & 60 right on the dot.

I don't practice from an elevated platform. Best thing I do is shoot a 3d before season (tomorrow) to get use to holding on stuff in the woods, picking spots not dots and shooting different positions/footing.

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#2919514 - 08/24/12 09:49 PM Re: Anyone Not Practice From Elevated Position? [Re: Poser]
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 Originally Posted By: Poser
In the past, I usually would shoot from a tree in my yard a couple of times during the summer, but someone finally moved in the house next door and I don't want to freak them out.

Honestly, I just don't let myself over think it. It is not a big deal or hard to take angle into consideration, in fact, I usually just rely on my intuition in this department. I think a lot of bow hunters let aspects like that psych them out. In other words, if anything is different from their practice routines, it throws them off.


I agree with you, Poser. Too many people major in the minors and get all psyched with details like this that really don't amount to a hill of beans. Just maintain your form, focus on a hair, bend at the waist, release and follow thru. Then drag! ;\)
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#2919632 - 08/25/12 12:26 AM Re: Anyone Not Practice From Elevated Position? [Re: ]
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As I age it's harder to make stand shots with the same form as on the ground no matter how much I try and bend at the waste. Because my form changes instead of trying to force myself into it I just go with it. From a stand I shoot a little left and an inch to two high, just how it is so I sight in from there.
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#2919872 - 08/25/12 12:31 PM Re: Anyone Not Practice From Elevated Position? [Re: ]
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 Originally Posted By: Secret Squirrel
 Originally Posted By: buzz mcmanus
I always try to. I've shot from elevated decks at peoples homes, the roof of my house, hung treestands, but Tuesday night was a new first. I shot from this:


Did you go all the way to the top or the next level down? Man that looks like it would be awesome, especially if you had a haul line and someone at the bottom to pull your arrows and sent them back up to you.


I didn't shoot from the top, but the next level down. I shoot a longbow, so I had to shoot through the slats. Thought I might be asking for trouble shooting through the iron railing.

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#2925476 - 08/29/12 08:00 PM Re: Anyone Not Practice From Elevated Position? [Re: Buzzard Breath]
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I do because i like to make it as "real" as possible but as long as a man is shooting arrows from where ever it makes for a good time. Can't wait for my son to get strong enough to shoot with me.
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#2926596 - 08/30/12 03:40 PM Re: Anyone Not Practice From Elevated Position? [Re: Buzzard Breath]
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Nope, and it hasn't costed my yet \:\)
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