2012 Metallic Blue Xterra Pro-4X
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Quad Cities, IL
First Shot Bow Shots
So I use to frequent an archery forum for traditional archery that did a daily post called "FIRST SHOT" and it was a ton of fun.
The idea behind it was to get you shooting from different positions that you might not normally try. It also simulates that first shot you get to take while hunting after you've been sitting in a stand in the cold for 4 hours waiting for one to walk by. Disclaimer: I've never been hunting but can imagine you're not exactly out there practicing your shots until a deer walks into range.
The way it would work is you look up the latest shot posted before you start practicing and try to recreate it on your first shot, hence the name, then you take a picture of your results and share them. I found it to be a fun way to mix things up while practicing and helpful training for a less than perfect situation that could arise if I ever do go hunting.
Here are some examples posted in the past and I think it could be cool to compile a list and maybe share some of our attempts.
-Forward facing shot at 17 yards. Stand facing the target (feet pointing towards the target) and make your shot. I'll typically short draw this one... It's kinda awkward, but a situation that could easily present itself while hunting.
-The Long Bomb... shoot 2 arrows from as far as you dare, then move up half way to the target and shoot 2 more. Give us the details...
-Today's shot will be from 18 yards with your bow canted a lot more than normal. (Might not work with a compound)
-17 yards from an elevated position. Use what you can to simulate shooting from above... tree stand, balcony, hillside, cloud, step ladder, tailgate, etc Just please shoot safely!
-Today's shot will be a walk-up series. 30, 20, 10 yards.
-Kneeling at 23 yards.
-Over one object(close) and under another(far) to hit your target. Set up a chair 5 yards in front of you and a box on jackstands before your target so you have to shot over the chair and under the box to hit your bulls-eye.
Like I said those were just some ideas so maybe post some ideas for shots to take and throw up pictures of your targets and what shot you took, along with what you're shooting.
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