#1 Bowhunting Practice Tip

While it has been over 8 1/2 years since I originally wrote this article in 2010, https://www.whitetailhabitatsolutions.com/blog/stretch-your-archery-limits-for-bowhunting-success, the message is still the same! The #1 bowhunting practice tip that you can use this season is that longer is better when you are at the archery range. Shooting longer allows you to stretch your limits and become better at your preferred bowhunting distance. Even if your goal is to never shoot over 30 yards in the field, you can deliver a much greater ethical shot when the moment of truth arrives, if you have been practicing at a much greater distance. When practicing for this bow season make sure to improve your own personal bowhunting distance limits, by practicing at a distance a lot further than you would have ever imagined. The #1 bowhunting practice tip is that you can never get better at a shorter distance, without ever practicing at a longer distance!

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Rhett Outdoors TV - May 2, 2019

This video really helped me

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david kese - May 2, 2019

That is the best tip! Bow hunting rocks!! By the way Jeff a couple of your fellow you tube habitat guys are starting to pickup on a couple of your concepts. I guess you have to take it as a compliment!

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k gendron - May 2, 2019

Awesome info. I'd like to hear your opinions I broadheads and arrows. I have the same arrows as you mine are (250s) and am curious if I should be shooting a heavier arrow, fixed or mechanical. Good info for a new bow hunter.
Thanks

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Danilogics - May 2, 2019

Absolutley correct Jeff! The #1 tip for bowhunters and practice!

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Yogi Bear - May 2, 2019

good tip. second best tip is angle of the shot how high your stand is an the yardage of the deer could mean shooting high or it could be the difference in getting one lung or two saw the elevated platform it's probably good to shoot some off of that too.

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TJ'S Farm and Fitness - May 2, 2019

What were you shooting into? Looked like wood. What's a good broadhead target? Thanks for all of your great videos. I'm super excited for this year.

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James Smullins - May 2, 2019

This is one of the best things a bow hunter can do yet so few do. I am always amazed at how many people don't practice before season starts. Maybe fling a couple arrows under perfect conditions and call it good day before opener.

I shoot year round, and this season I am adding tree stands to my hunting methods, always hunted from ground blind or spot and stalked.

So I add practice from tree stands to the mix along with long shots. I also practice shooting through small gaps in brush and trees.

All of this helps me focus on the target better, specially shooting through gaps in brush and trees with a breeze. I hold my draw longer, breath smoother. And as a result more accurate.

Practice further than you hunt and do it when conditions aren't perfect, windy days are a favorite of mine to practice.

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Ben Pena - May 2, 2019

Good solid advice.

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Nick Presley - May 2, 2019

Great tip. And then when you get TOO confident at shorter ranges (me), remind yourself to slow down and aim small 😂😂😂

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bstreeter69 - May 2, 2019

I agree a 100% i practice at 60-80 it makes 20,30,40 yds a walk in the park. And Uncle Ted Says "aim small miss small" That is the only 2 things that anybody really needs to worry about after they get their form and stance dialed in.

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B Edwards - May 2, 2019

Great advice , solid , thank you !

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Sue Mellone - May 2, 2019

Hey Jeff what do you think about crossbow never had the time to bow hunt while I was working the wife surprised me with the crossbow any tips

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Bobby Golden - May 2, 2019

Great Video! And what bow sight do you use for Hunting and the size of pins?
Thanks…..

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Rich Stafford - May 2, 2019

I never really enjoyed firearm deer hunting. I exclusively bow hunt now even during firearms season. Last time I hunted with a firearm I actually passed a target buck so I could get him with the bow. Personally I think high powered rifle hunting should be banned.

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Randle Richardson - May 2, 2019

Hey brother

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Randle Richardson - May 2, 2019

Me to brother. Nothing like bow huntin now. It has a diff kind of rush to it. In a league all its own.

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Randle Richardson - May 2, 2019

I only shoot my broad heads. I’ve shot and won a few tournaments myself. Mostly second place but that was good enough for me. All the prizes didn’t matter to me it was making it through on one arrow no more. Your exactly right brother great advice. 30 yards is my limit I don’t shoot any farther than that at deer or targets.

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Randle Richardson - May 2, 2019

Great advice brother. GOD BLESS.

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compoundbowpro - May 2, 2019

I love watching through your internet video. Thanks!

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Doug Barber - May 2, 2019

Great tip Sir

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Mark Brown - May 2, 2019

Good tips, problem is this is what I do already. One thing I do is I put up yard markers in my shooting lanes so I don't have to use a range finder when hunting. Also I'm trying the ezv sight this year, have you heard of it & if so what do you think about it?

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Ben Ladik - May 2, 2019

I am a neophyte to the sport (2 seasons under my belt) I don't know what you mean when you refer to being "over bowed". Can you clarify that for me? I love your videos and insights and look forward to learning more.

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Shawn Henio - May 3, 2019

Awesome. ..Thank you for the tip

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WESTERN NY BIGFOOT - May 8, 2019

Which sight are you using and why?

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Parker Crum - June 3, 2019

Thanks for the practice advice! I will definitely try it. What release do you use?

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Bobby Gats - August 13, 2019

hey jeff what sight is that

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Kweimer22 - September 7, 2019

This is my first year bowhunting and I need at least a 40 lb. draw weight but I can’t draw it straight back even with a weight that low
I don’t know what to do

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Matthew Fox - September 16, 2019

Focus on key points because I can’t recall really anything that you said just blah blah blah. No offense just constructive criticism

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Steve - September 22, 2019

Great advise. I practice at 60-80 yards to make that 30-40 yard shot a slam dunk.

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jayonez 13 - September 23, 2019

Agreed!
I always practice between 40-80 yds.
Makes me deadly accurate at 0-30 yds.

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brent hensley - September 26, 2019

I always practice from 20-100+ yards!!! Its a lot of fun shooting those long ranges and it really helps tremendously for the shorter range shots!!!

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Rick Parshall - September 27, 2019

Better quality venison when harvested with a bow as well!! I don't have enough pins to practice that long of a shot… set for 10-20-30yds.. should I move them to 20-30-40yds maybe?

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David S - September 27, 2019

Hi Jeff
I am in the market for a range finder. What would you recommend?

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MrRdvs87 - September 28, 2019

Would you recommend the same for a crossbow?

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Nick Terbrack - October 1, 2019

Another great tip is to practice low light shots. Go out and shoot at sunset until dark. It's amazing how as the light fades groups open up, especially at longer distances. Many of deer I've shot have been in that twilight time after sunset prior to dark.

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