When I first started bow hunting, maybe 20 years ago, I did. Only did it for a few years, then I moved to a release. My Dad held out for alot longer though. He seemed to like the feel of it versus using a release.
I held out for a long time thinking that bow hunting required the use of fingers. Then I bought a bowtech bow with a short ATA and decided to bite the bullet and get a release. I am glad it did because my accuracy and consistency has improved greatly. Sure, I have to remember to bring the release, but for the confidence, distance and just improved accuracy it is worth it. Plus it gives me another toy to buy
There are times when the deer are simply not moving and you're forced to make something happen. Maybe you're up against a full moon or hot weather. This is when a silent drive to force deer to move should be considered.
By silent drive, you're not yelling and making a commotion to scare the deer. When deer are panicked, they're liable to bust out of the cover on a dead run, and any shot you get will be tough to make.
A silent drive is different. It means playing the wind to carry the driver's...