how many draw your bow whie in the stand for practice? i do it as soon as light comes as a check to make sure all is ok and later to keep limber
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Sat, 2010-11-06 07:49
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Sat, 2010-11-06 11:32#1
I do draw back When it's
I do draw back When it's first light out to make sure all is well with my bow. But I only stretch after a few hours if I have been weight lifting and i'm sore. But other than that I won't draw back or stretch more than once.
Sat, 2010-11-06 13:18#2
I have done it on occasion
I have done it on occasion but not very often.
Sat, 2010-11-06 19:15#3
i definitely do it at first
i definitely do it at first light to make sure every is good, peep, clearance etc.
I did some practice drawing on live deer tonight. Preperation for when the big buck comes in. I was able to draw undetected on a couple of buck tonight. I want the big one to come in. No rut yet where I am but I think it is close.
Sat, 2010-11-06 20:02#4
I do stretch but I do not
I do stretch but I do not draw my bow back in the field unless I am going to be taking a shot. I do visually inspect every piece of the bow while hunting to make sure that everything is in working order but I do not really go as far as to draw the bow. It does not sound like that bad of an idea though but I think that my inspection of the bow is probably enough. If nothing else, it atleast keeps the muscle memory fresh in your brain. It does create a lot of extra movement though. But that shouldn't be that big of a deal if you pay attention to what is going on around you.
Sat, 2010-11-06 20:10#5
I visually check the bow too,
I visually check the bow too, but I've had the peep not align before and you can't catch it by just lookin at it so that is why I draw the bow back. it gives me the security of knowing everything is ok and if the peep is not aligned I can fix it before I have to take a shot.
When it is cold the muscles get a bit tight and drawing the bow loosens them up.
You're right it is movement so you have to be careful when you do it.
Sat, 2010-11-06 21:33#6
Yeah, I guess it just depends
Yeah, I guess it just depends on what kind of peep you have. Mine can be instpected without drawing the bow because it can't turn so there is no need but I still like the idea and I probably will throw it in every once and a while. If your peep does have a chance of turning than you it is a great idea to draw that thing and make sure everything is aligned. It sure would suck if it cost you that chance at a big buck. I lift weights and therefore I can not help but stretch all the time so that isn't a problem for me especially on cold days. It helps keep the blood moving so I stretch quite a bit when it is cold out.
Sun, 2010-11-07 10:04#7
Do you use the rubber tube on
Do you use the rubber tube on your peep? The only problem I've had with my peep is when the string is new and still has some stretch in it. Once it gets broke in the problem goes away. It is a new bow, but I think it has settled, but still, I like to check it.
I should stretch more, but just dont enjoy it. Stretching is just as important, if not important than the weight lifting or running i do.
Mon, 2010-11-08 14:16#8
I don't know if I do it so
I don't know if I do it so much for practice, but I do like to draw back and check all my angles. I do it more to make sure I am comfortable, and the bow is working properly.
Mon, 2010-11-08 14:43#9
Yeah, practice was a bad
Yeah, practice was a bad choice of words. I have found a limb behind me in a certain direction that impedes my draw. Didn't realize it until I tried to draw from that angle. Fixed it before a buck came in.
Fri, 2010-11-19 22:53#10
Same here. I think it's a
Same here. I think it's a good idea to loosen the muscles, check for any obstructions/limbs and to make sure you don't have any debris between the strings and cam or wheel. It gives me a sense of confidence to know everything is in working order.