Author Topic: Bowhunting Reminders  (Read 766 times)

Darkhorse

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Bowhunting Reminders
« on: September 07, 2011, 02:23:00 PM »
Hey, thought this was a good one to relate. Opening day I found myself a few hours into sitting in my tree of choice and decided to opt for the practice draw. When I went to hook up the release I had found the jaws wouldnt stay closed! Turns out that during my final gear up in the dark I had placed my bow(release attached to bottom limb) in a bit of mud! Needless to say this would have easily blown any opportunity I may have had that morning had I not found it! Just a good reminder to check your gear after your hike in - never know what could happen to your gear on the way in!

nicholal

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Re: Bowhunting Reminders
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2011, 08:31:03 AM »
Good point

I always check my shooting lanes at full draw when i get into my stand. This ensures I have the right amount of room to move around, stretch out my string so peep is aligned. Also tells me how much noise my stand is going to make with me moving.

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Re: Bowhunting Reminders
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2011, 01:41:37 PM »
Good stuff Cam.  I always like to do a few test draws on my bow (with arrow nocked) to check my equipment.  It is also good to stretch the muscles and qucikly familiarize your body to what it needs to do (elbow up, pull straight through, relaxed bow hand etc).  It will let you know if your clothes or equipment will interfere with the string as well. Its really worth taking the minute or 2 to do this.  If spot and stalk I will do before I leave the truck and if I am stand hunting i will do once in the stand. Nothing mores frustrating than working all year for that shot oppurtunity only to have it disappear due to equipment error (or in my case, its generally operator error LOL). 

Darkhorse

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Re: Bowhunting Reminders
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2011, 03:51:24 PM »
Yes even the best laid plans eh?! One thing to prepare well and try to get rid of any issues before the season starts but there can always be the unexpected ones - hunting gremlins that decide to hitch a ride with you on the way to your hunt!!