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#819388 - 07/13/08 12:50 PM When do you stand and draw?
OneShot
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Since I have never killed a deer with a bow, I still have a lot to learn. So, assuming you are going to stand and draw to shoot, when do you do it? Do you stand as soon as you see the deer or do you wait and observe and hope you get a chance after he has come in?
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#819394 - 07/13/08 12:55 PM Re: When do you stand and draw? [Re: OneShot]
Buckblaster
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If I am out after anything that day I stand the moment I hear the deer coming. I can draw without much movement. On average I draw usually 10 seconds at most beofre I shoot. Then again. Ive only bowhunted 2 years and only killed a handful. \:D
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#819400 - 07/13/08 12:59 PM Re: When do you stand and draw? [Re: OneShot]
Radar
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As soon as I see or hear the deer I clip the release on the string, stand up and prepare for a shot . If I can do it without being detected . I can also shoot sitting down , but it's harder to take a shot to my right side while sitting .
It's better to get in correct shooting position while the deer is some distance away or their vision is blocked so it cant detect your movement . Slow movements are best , don't make any sudden movements ,as deer can detect movement very well .
If they see you move , freeze and try not to look into their eyes . I have had deer relax again and get a shot off after they have spotted me .
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#819409 - 07/13/08 01:03 PM Re: When do you stand and draw? [Re: Radar]
OneShot
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Thanks Radar. I will try to stand SLOWLY. Deer fever is bad enough but having it with a bow is twice a bad.
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#819416 - 07/13/08 01:08 PM Re: When do you stand and draw? [Re: OneShot]
Radar
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If deer are moving in quickly , you can get away with more sudden movements . You just have to time your movements when there aren't any eyes on you . \:\)
Shot timing is also critical . I like to take the first opportunity within range when the angle is correct and I'm confident with the shot .
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#819527 - 07/13/08 03:04 PM Re: When do you stand and draw? [Re: Radar]
plinker22
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Oneshot, great question.

I wish I could add some awesome insight to Radar's words, but there is no way. Listen to everything he said in the above two posts. The Dude is a wealth of Bow Hunting Knowledge!!!
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#819596 - 07/13/08 03:49 PM Re: When do you stand and draw? [Re: plinker22]
squattin dogg
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If you are in a hot spot you may never get the chance to sit down. I have stood for more long periods of time verses sitting .
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#819697 - 07/13/08 04:50 PM Re: When do you stand and draw? [Re: squattin dogg]
Trapper John
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What Radar said. As soon as you can without being detected.
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#819702 - 07/13/08 04:53 PM Re: When do you stand and draw? [Re: Trapper John]
stik
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i don't stand unless absolutely necessary. all but 1 or 2 of my deer with a bow were shot from a sitting position.
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#819716 - 07/13/08 05:06 PM Re: When do you stand and draw? [Re: stik]
Radar
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The only problem with sitting down is it restricts your mobility when re-positioning for a shot on a moving deer passing by the stand on the RH side for a RH shooter or vise-versa for a LH shooter .
I can shoot nearly 360 degrees ( minus the tree ) while standing , and about 180 while sitting down .
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