How to Beat Target Panic – Essential Bowhunting Tips

Target panic can literally ruin your experience with archery. If you suffer from this anxiety, watch this episode and learn how to shoot with a surprise release and eliminate it entirely. We’ll also show you some food plot tips for whitetail deer hunting.

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Jake Yakey - April 20, 2016

Have you guys tried combining clover or a other type of crop with corn in a food plot? Planting the clover rite in with the corn.

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HillbillyJedi88 - May 12, 2016

Thanks for the tips on target panic Bill. I've been struggling about the last 6 months with this and trying to not anticipate the shot and when the pin will be in the right spot an punching the release. It's funny when I first got my bow 2 1/2 years ago, my groups were better and tighter when shooting. Now they have spread out a bit and I get the little lunge or creep sometimes and it's driving me nuts. I've been a successful hunter with my bow but it's different when hunting because I have a lot of other things going through my mind rather than just trying to make the perfect shot on the bullseye. I'm going to try some of your tips and see how it goes. Thanks again for a great video and great channel!

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Patrick Lambert - May 16, 2016

I just want to say that I love all of your videos and yall are my idols, I would love to break into the outdoor industry, I've been hunting my whole life and it's always been a dream of mine but never could figure out how to get a in. but thanks guys your videos are very educational.

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Patrick Lambert - May 16, 2016

love your videos there very educational

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Patrick Lambert - May 16, 2016

love your videos there very educational

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Patrick Lambert - May 16, 2016

love your videos there very educational

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Patrick Lambert - May 16, 2016

love your videos there very educational

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Patrick Lambert - May 16, 2016

I just want to say thanks guys for your videos there very educational and all of you are my idols, I have been hunting my whole life and I would do anything to be in the outdoor industry, but thanks guys I love the good information

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pickin4you - June 19, 2016

Sorry to burst everyone's bubble, but a "Back Tension" release is not supposed to be set off by pivoting your hand. Its called back tension for a reason. You are to get set with your release at you anchor, and squeeze your shoulder blades together to set it off. That is where "Back Tension" comes from. Not many use it right these days. Not even Reo Wilde. He rotates he hand with his back tension release. Its hard to shoot one right, but when you do, nobody can beat you unless they are shooting one the right way as well. The way the guy used that Scott release in this video, used it as it was designed, but they cannot call it a Back Tension release.

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sticks&stringz outdoors - July 14, 2016

man that string could use some wax lol, great video on target panic.

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Galin Swigart - August 29, 2016

It might be unconventional, but i fixed my problem with target panic by using my middle finger to operate my release instead of my index finger. After years of shooting shotguns at clay pigeons, I have learned to punch triggers with my index finger. Switching to my middle finger allowed me to pull through my shots without slapping the trigger. Shrunk my groups by inches!

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BJHoldsworth - September 17, 2016

go to 7:18 to avoid all the BS

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Walt Robertson - October 17, 2016

i have been bow hunting for over 13 years now and have always had issues with target panic. while i have been fortunate to always lay down clean shots on deer, my target panic is very noticeable at the range. with todays bows and modern technology i know that i am the limiting factor, and now that i am reaching out past 50 yards for fun, its extremely evident. you described my trigger panic perfectly, where i lock below the target and tend to punch the trigger.

no amount of technology will over come that, and i appreciate you taking the time to make this video! i will be putting some of these ideas to use.

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Jon Patterson - November 2, 2016

OK so let me see if I have this right….back tension release….you keep pulling the bow past it's let off or break point till your hand naturally pulls the trigger

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Alain Tang - February 11, 2017

this is more commercials than bow shooting tips.

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katie fitzner - April 16, 2017

I got one question why do you wear gloves all the time

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Morten Jacobsen - September 6, 2017

Target panic has nothing to do with the target ,buck fever, moment of truth who should not exist in the first place, or your type of release. the whole concept of the surprise release also has nothing to do with target panic and is a far common misconception than it need to be due to the misunderstandings in this video and other. the surprise release should be a result of eye fokus beeing maintained while floating the pin as back tension executes the shot only using the rhomboid with no slapping or pinching or modifying the trigger. in fact there should be no cause for a finger to trigger the release activity and should be a subconscious move ,the follow through will then be a natural distribution of the remaining forces . Target panic is more of automated respond triggered bu muscle memory as the brain condenses your shot processes (cycle) into one continuous movement taking away some of the much needed detail to some of the vital step. Your brain is faster then the body, so when it sees the target the brain is ready to fire and sends the impulse ,yet the body is still in the processes of holding and distributing the weight and forces. this causes you to lose you shot control and execution and the force of habit takes over . having some one pull the trigger for you has no effect and is dangerous as you will maybe hurt your fingers or flinch, then the brain will start anticipating the shot witch then again causes more target panic and flinching

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kegan zulliger - August 6, 2018

wtf just commercial

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Clay Thomas - October 21, 2018

Have enough sponsors??

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