Compound bow shooting doesn’t have to be hard. In fact, it can be fun if you master the art. We know that becoming better in bow hunting requires more practice, passion for the art, and the willingness to learn. So, here’s a guide that can help you to perfect your bow hunting in the shortest time possible.
According to RMEF, the first thing you need to do is to understand how to stand properly. This is known as understanding your stance.
The so-called “open stance” described here does two things. First, it lets you face elk more directly as you shoot. This requires less game-spooking movement to get set for the shot. Second, angling toward the target at 45 degrees moves the bowstring away from your bow arm and chest. If the string even slightly brushes your clothing during the shot, the arrow will veer to one side. This is especially apt to happen in actual hunting situations when you are wearing baggy clothing for warmth.
A proper stance means a more comfortable draw because you won’t have to worry about having a longer draw length for the most part.
You can never be a good hunter if you can’t focus on the target. According to American Hunter, you need to put more focus on your aim so you can shoot properly.
You have likely heard the old saying that if you aim small you will miss small. That is definitely true of archery. Learn to maintain a sharp focus on the spot you want to hit.
Of course, balancing your attention on the bow and your target on the go is going to be a challenge at first. You should get used to it if you practice more anyway.
Shooting long distance can be intimidating. The best way to conquer the fear, according to Outdoor Life, is by breathing.
Looking through a peep sight at a target 100 yards away can be intimidating, especially the first few times you do it. When you get nervous about the distance, you’ll want to hold your breath. Don’t do this.
Holding your breath reduces oxygen flow to the brain, causing you to shake and lose mental focus. Also, your visual acuity starts to decrease after holding your breath for only 8 seconds. Do you need to take deep soothing breaths? No, but don’t cut off the oxygen supply entirely.
You must never hold your breath, because the last thing you want to do is to lose focus when you should be perfecting your compound bow hunting.
In addition to these tips, it might be a great idea to stay in touch with someone who has a good grip on compound bow hunting. This way, you can learn more tips and tricks from them in the shortest time possible.