When do you start practicing for the fall season?

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  1. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    How early and with what regimen?
     
  2. screech

    screech Well-Known Member

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    as soon as Im done practicing my springtime shooting. Baically im a year round shooter.
     

  3. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Len

    Bowhunting is like golf ,To be good you must practice all year
    long.

    The older you get the harder it is to get in shape if you stop.

    So my recomendation is to shoot a few arrows every other day
    to keep in shape.

    A couple of years I tried starting a few months before the season
    and brought on a good case of tennis elbo both times.

    I also found that if I reduced the weight during the off season
    by 10 or 15lbs it realy made a difference. so I just put together
    a different set of sights for practice and change back to my hunting
    sights when the weight goes back up.

    If you shoot instinctively you should just keep shooting the same
    gear all year long.

    J E CUSTOM
     
  4. zuba

    zuba Well-Known Member

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    I started about a week ago.
     
  5. Idaho_Elk_Huntr

    Idaho_Elk_Huntr Well-Known Member

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    Its an everyday thing for me. Only once in a while will I skip a day of shooting. I shooting an average 0f 40 arrows a day out to 100 yards
     
  6. grit

    grit Well-Known Member

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    I don't stop. I generally slow to once a week throughout the winter. Been shooting almost daily for a month. Great way to unwind after work!
     
  7. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

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    I start shooting in November for the next years fall. Daily where possible.
     
  8. norsepeak

    norsepeak Well-Known Member

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    I start about really shooting about 4 months before the season. Just start by putting arrows on a target, don't worry too much about being super accurate, that will come. Just work on perfect form and building the muscles. Then about two months before, start really working on grouping and accuracy. About one month before, I start really hitting the target with broadheads to get my final accuracy dialed in. Then during the season, when I don't get to shoot in the field, I come home a toss a few everyday just to keep the muscles in shape. Has worked so far, 17 seasons, and 13 elk!
     
  9. zjfty9

    zjfty9 Active Member

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    I shoot year round. I shoot a lot of 3D shoots spring through early fall. Shooting at 3D targets is the best way to prepare yourself for the real deal.
     
  10. cva54

    cva54 Well-Known Member

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    here in MN deer season is over dec. 31st so I start on jan. 1st every day it is mutch easyer that way
     
  11. leatherman92

    leatherman92 Well-Known Member

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    I agree with J E CUSTOM 100% I never stop practicing.and I shoot 3-D alot.
     
  12. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    ok - I'll be the one to digress from the pack....In Virginia, bow season opens in October. I'll look to pick my bow up at the end of July to start tuning. Once tuned (which generally takes a couple days because I think I tune to a finer degree than most) target practice begins. Then about a month out I strap on the broadheads and tune them up.

    In terms of physical conditioning, I lift weights year round. So conditioning is never really an issue.
     
  13. cva54

    cva54 Well-Known Member

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    since we are talking about being the best we can have eny of U use muzzy MX3 heard that thay dont fly all that well out of a mathews ?
     
  14. Lightvarmint

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    Len,

    You never stop if you want to continue to improve. Once you have the long range mojo, you must keep shooting to maintain proficiency.

    James