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10 Mistakes Every Bowhunter Should Avoid (feature article)

Can you imagine the number of deer left to die a cruel fate from sloppy bad hunting. If you can't do it right - don't do it.

Stick to target shooting

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10 Mistakes Every Bowhunter Should Avoid (feature article)

I personaly dont and wont take a straight down shot. If you dont spine it .tracking can be real difficult.not to mention the probaility of a 1 lung hit.critters can go a looong way on 1 lung and sometimes survive.I wait till they pass my stand and im usually rewarded with a quartering away shot.Liv and learn.

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Great article. Def will help me on my first hunt coming up on Turkey day

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10 Mistakes Every Bowhunter Should Avoid (feature article)
chechatonga wrote:
Can you imagine the number of deer left to die a cruel fate from sloppy bad hunting. If you can't do it right - don't do it.

Stick to target shooting

Exactly! How do you even tell people how bad of a shot you are! What a waste of meat!

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Re: 10 Mistakes Every Bowhunter Should Avoid (feature article)

good article, lots of pointers to keep in mind for next season, i have yet to get a legal deer in range with my bow, im hopeing bow season 2010 will be different!

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I have made at least 8 of

I have made at least 8 of these mistakes over the years. Fortunately I have learned by them each time and still strive to be as mistake free as possible.

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I have never bow hunted and I

I have never bow hunted and I am starting this year.  Thanks for the list of things to avoid.  It should help.

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I have a bow for the job

I have a bow for the job using my MAthews switchback using the 125 grain Grim Reaper ( love it ) and am guilty of not starting my shooting early enough. I should shoot more often to stay well focused, Only a month in advance. I'm guilty of another one of your mistakes as getting down to soon. LUckily I have not lost a deer by doing that but I know it's wrong, cant help it, I"m to excitable I guess, :)  I gotta try not to do that. Those are all goood things to remember that you posted and I'm glad I read it.Yes

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