Bowhunting Tip: Holding on Draw

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This is one thing I try and do at each session when I’m practicing, is draw my bow back and hold for 3 minutes. The trick is to set up at 40 yards on your first shot and do this and make it a kill shot.

This is simply testing you if you were in a hunting situation, many times we get out to our stand or blind and that is the situation you fall into. A deer walks in and you have to draw, hold and make that one shot count. If you're shooting with a friend make a friendly wager this also adds the pressure of that one shot!

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ManOfTheFall's picture

My son and I always have

My son and I always have friendly bets on our target shooting.

Alpine_Archer's picture

I like to shoot a lower draw

I like to shoot a lower draw weight so I can hold full draw alot longer. In most of my hunting situations holding a draw back untill the shot is clear is way more important then those uneeded extra 20-30 FPS a higher draw weight will give you.

Good tip, I hold my bow but

Good tip, I hold my bow but have not made it to 3 minutes yet more work to do

numbnutz's picture

I also practice on long

I also practice on long holds, you just never know