Originally Posted by longrangehuntr
indoor shooting wont prepare you for outdoor shooting, with weather, tree stand height, movement of deer and so on. 80 yards is a long ways for an arrow to travel and with deer being able to hear the sound of the shot and often jump, distance leave more room for a miss or to wound the animal.
by all means, shoot targets at 100, 125yards and let us know. however people getting bored punching holes in paper therefore taking up hunting so they can test their skills. if you are hunting to just kill an animal, stay home. nothing worse then guys that go out to the limited hunting areas and light up the woods because they shoot 4 and 5 times at a running deer. I know this is an archery so you won't be sending a bunch of arrows off into the woods but my point is, indoor 3d targets is not real world hunting and we all need to do your best to take animals as effectively as possible.
What world do you live in? Last time I checked you have to learn how to be accurate with a bow to shoot something so how do you get to that level? practice is practice doesn't matter if it's indoors or outdoors.
At 71, I sure don't need a lecture on how to hunt or when to pull a trigger. Only reason I haven't taken anything is wanted wife to be first one with bow kill and she got her deer at 53yd right in the heart last year and she was 70yrs old. Only took her one shot and shot wasn't from no tree stand.
I spend lot of yrs BR shooting and it sure didn't effect my hunting rifles I have build.
Archery this year got bear,bull,buck archery tags and wife got buck,bull tag and 7 days after archery season closes we'll be in St George, Ut for the senior games. We'll be shooting match 30 arrows at 40,50,and 60 yd for total of 90 arrows. After we get back I've got rifle elk hunt planned.
There an old saying practice makes perfect