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#931801 - 09/24/08 10:05 AM One arrow groups
Radar
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Randy Ulmer has preached this in his articles , and I think it's one of the most important aspects of hunting practice . After getting your constancy and bow setup dialed in by shooting groups , it's time for some realistic hunting practice .
Take one shot at unknown distances at a 3-D target , and pull the arrow after each shot . Deer don't stand still for groups at known yardages , and in most cases you only get one chance .
No warm ups , make that first shot count every time . No second shots .Take your next shot from a different distance and shot angle ,and practice shooting through tight openings in brush , etc.
Shoot for the angle that would take out both lungs and aim for where you want the arrow to exit the deer , not the scoring rings .
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#931848 - 09/24/08 10:23 AM Re: One arrow groups [Re: Radar]
LCU
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Great advise.
I climb a tree in my backyard,and have my son move it to various spots, for 1 shot at each.
About as real world pratice as it gets IMO.
I started doing this 2 weeks ago after shooting groups at a target at the same distance.
Ready for Saturday.
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#931891 - 09/24/08 10:44 AM Re: One arrow groups [Re: LCU]
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My brother and I play "Horse" like you would if you were playing basketball. It gets pretty interesting. Really helps with judging yardage. It really keeps things interesting.
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#931982 - 09/24/08 11:25 AM Re: One arrow groups [Re: bobthebowhunter]
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 Originally Posted By: bobthebowhunter
My brother and I play "Horse" like you would if you were playing basketball. It gets pretty interesting. Really helps with judging yardage. It really keeps things interesting.


Sounds like a fun archery game . I take tennis balls and throw them out in an area with a safe backstop , and shoot them with judo points . Usually the person who hits it knocks it out further ,and the next guy has to judge the yardage for the next shot .
Stump shooting is also good practice with judo points . There are so many ways to break up the monotony of practice and get some valuable yardage estimating skills as well .
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#932020 - 09/24/08 11:41 AM Re: One arrow groups [Re: Radar]
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I throw my arrows out in different spots and shoot where it lands. Also have a ladder stand set up and move the target at odd angles/directions and whatnot, itll really help out thats for sure. That 1st shot is what matters on the hunt.
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#932025 - 09/24/08 11:44 AM Re: One arrow groups [Re: smstone22]
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For the last week I have been picking my bow up and walking out in the yard before work every morning, one shot from a different place every morning!
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#932118 - 09/24/08 12:27 PM Re: One arrow groups [Re: Winchester]
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The article is on this page of shooting tips . Lot's of other great articles as well . Probably the best webpage I have found for shooting tips from one of the best bowhunters around .
http://www.randyulmer.com/archive/category/petersens-full-draw/page/5/
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#932126 - 09/24/08 12:37 PM Re: One arrow groups [Re: Radar]
LCU
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Good link of tips Radar.
Did you read the part about the fallaway rest?
HA.. had to get that one in.
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#932141 - 09/24/08 12:47 PM Re: One arrow groups [Re: LCU]
Viper (tp)
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Scott, I have done that for years, (one shot one kill) practice. Plus dang arrows now days are too exspensive for me to have repaired because I cut a fletching or messed up an arrow, shooting at the same distance at the same spot! A deer is not going to set there so you can shoot 3 or 4 times!

Good post!
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#933089 - 09/24/08 09:04 PM Re: One arrow groups [Re: Viper (tp)]
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I run all other the yard, get behind trees, kneel down and take shots, shoot from the porch, uphill or downhill, fun stuff too!!!
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