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Old 09-15-2020, 12:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How much / how often do you shoot your bow? Do you brush up before season or is it something you do all year as a hobby?
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I know this is not the ethical answer but I generally shoot my bow about 20 times to confirm accuracy and then go hunting. I have only lost one deer in the past 10 years and I had it on camera 10 days later. Hit bone with no penetration on him. Other than him I’ve not missed or failed to recover an animal. I limit my shots to under 30 yards.
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Old 09-15-2020, 04:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm a guy who just likes to see an arrow fly. I shoot 12 months per year...but some months I shoot much more than others.

Ironically, I tend to shoot much more in the spring and summer. It's 3D season and its just a great time to shoot if you enjoy it. As the archery season approaches, I replace field tips with broadheads and shoot just one arrow at a time to make me concentrate more on each shot. Within the hunting season itself, I shoot an arrow from the treestand before I get down each time and periodically get an extended practice session on the pretty days.
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I shoot just about every week...even if it’s only a dozen arrows or so.
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Old 09-15-2020, 06:04 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I don't pound it any more due to health issues but I try to get out 2-4 times a week. I usually shoot 18 to 24 arrows and try to bear down and focus on each shot. I do shoot all year long because it's like therapy to me.
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Old 09-15-2020, 06:08 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Hardly ever. I shot my bow bout 35ish times since late July till now.

Zero times from opening day of rifle season till then. (I only bow hunt to kill time till rifle opens)
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Old 09-16-2020, 05:33 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I shoot just about every day I am home year round.
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Old 09-16-2020, 02:36 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I used to pick up the bow and just shoot in September several times a week until deer season. Going on elk hunts the last two years, I have shot most of the year, very little from Dec.-March ramping up to 3-5 times a week Jun-Sep.
the time working from home during covid was really nice when i could run out and shoot a few minutes, 3-4 times a day
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Old 09-18-2020, 12:35 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I shoot a dozen or so shots every Sept, I hardly ever shoot past 30 yds
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Old 09-18-2020, 06:30 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Past two years i've shot on average 5 days a week from June-August prepping for Sept. elk hunts. Sessions are normally short, probably an average of 12 or so arrows. Spend most of August shooting broadheads and labeling arrows.

I'll tone done my shooting some now to ~3-4 days a week until October. Then drop it a little more once season opens.
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