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Bow-shooting mentor in southern Denver metro area?

Hi all, just discovered that come Christmas I'll be the proud new owner of a brand new BowTech compound - and to top it off given the green light for making reservations for a spring time TX hog hunt to use it!! I have the best wife ever Thumbs up

Being 40-something now old enough to know that proper practice habits with any new endeavor are key to success. Think Since I've little to no experience in this arena, wondering if there's anyone in the south metro area (I'm in Centennial) I could possibly shoot with on occasion (after the holidays at this point) and pick up some GOOD practice habits/tips/techniques from.

Thanks!!

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Bow-shooting mentor in southern Denver metro area?

I don't know of any pro shops in the Denver area, but I'm sure there are some. The only dedicated archery store that I'm familiar with is Archery in the Wild in Longmont. You can get all sorts of good help there.
One other good resource would be to contact the Colorado Bowhunters Association. They had several people on the Colorado Hunter Welcome Wagon Comittee, so I know they must have people interested in helping you out.
Good luck

Oh and I'm a terrible archer and wouldn't be much help

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Bow-shooting mentor in southern Denver metro area?
exbiologist wrote:
One other good resource would be to contact the Colorado Bowhunters Association. They had several people on the Colorado Hunter Welcome Wagon Comittee, so I know they must have people interested in helping you out.

Speaking from experience I'd say look elsewhere. I joined the CBA thinking it would allow me to make some new friends and hopefully become more informed on where to bow hunt in Colorado. Unless you just want to give them your money I'd say stay away. This is definetely a cliquish bunch. I went to their last awards banquet and didn't have one person come up to me and say hello, welcome to the club... nothing. But they sure take your money without any hesitation. I only know one person in the group and he didn't even take a moment to introduce me to anyone. He's a regional rep too. I bought a two year membership to the CBA which includes their bi-monthly magazine. They failed to mail my first magazine out on time. It wasn't until I contacted them several times about it that I finally got it in the mail. I have yet to receive my latest issue either. I may just ask for a refund of my second year's dues. It's been a total waste of money and time for me.

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Bow-shooting mentor in southern Denver metro area?

I would recommend getting the book Technical Bowhunting by Joe Bell. I too am new to archery and learned a ton from that book. If you have a local bow shop look into indoor 3d league. I started going to one in November and have picked up some tips from the guys there. Good luck.

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