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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]
REN
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Registered: 10/24/07
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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]
Master Chief
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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]
TNDeerGuy
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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]
bobthebowhunter
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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]
muddyboots
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Not really for me.
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#2917248 - 08/23/12 07:23 AM Re: Anyone Not Practice From Elevated Position? [Re: bobthebowhunter]
WRbowhunter
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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]
REN
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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]
Andy S.
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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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