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Re: What do YOU do...At full draw....

Unread postby Stanley » Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:51 am

Great thread.


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Re: What do YOU do...At full draw....

Unread postby GRFox » Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:54 am

I have no idea. I just aim and shoot.

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Re: What do YOU do...At full draw....

Unread postby Czabs » Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:05 am

When I see something I want to shoot and it is the moment of truth I pull back and keep thinking to myself in my head "back tension, back tension back tension" I still hit the trigger everytime but I think it helps. I also keep the pin completely off the deer right underneath him until I think I am ready to shoot, Then I slowly raise the pin up on the boiler room and release. I keep both eyes open and it helps a lot. I am usually watching the deer and his facial expression right before I'm about to shoot it keeps my trigger finger at bay, then when the time comes I set back on the vitals and slowly raise the pin. In faster instances like during the rut and if they are spooky I have no idea what I do, which I think is bad thing. :?
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Re: What do YOU do...At full draw....

Unread postby wolverinebuckman » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:08 pm

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Re: What do YOU do...At full draw....

Unread postby JAK » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:16 pm

Try to stay as lose as possible. I actually talk to myself in my head telling me to take my time. The more I've killed bucks wise the easier it gets.
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Re: What do YOU do...At full draw....

Unread postby elk yinzer » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:30 pm

At this point I honestly go into some adrenaline filled version of autopilot. The pin finds its way where it needs to be. Surreal almost. After dozens of shots at live animals over thousands of hours in the stand, it is working for me. If I ever feel cool, calculating, and collected in that moment, I figure it is time to hang it up.
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Re: What do YOU do...At full draw....

Unread postby Bowonly » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:17 pm

There is definitely some form of auto pilot going on for me but I also try to slow the sequence down just enough to give thought to shot placement and distance.

Early on, a lot of my misses were from seeing fur behind the pins and dumping an arrow before I even thought about what I was doing. A guy that taught me a lot said "Once you're at full draw, the hard part is over. Take a breath and just make the shot you've made a thousand times over in practice".

That took a ton of stress off making the shot for me and I started being a lot more relaxed at full draw on animals.
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Re: What do YOU do...At full draw....

Unread postby tgreeno » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:54 pm

I bring my pin up the back edge of the front leg, settle the pin in the crease and let fly.
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Re: What do YOU do...At full draw....

Unread postby checkerfred » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:06 pm

elk yinzer wrote:At this point I honestly go into some adrenaline filled version of autopilot. The pin finds its way where it needs to be. Surreal almost. After dozens of shots at live animals over thousands of hours in the stand, it is working for me. If I ever feel cool, calculating, and collected in that moment, I figure it is time to hang it up.



I’ve only killed one with a compound but I’m the same way with whatever weapon. I go into an autopilot like mode and don’t think about anything but excecuting the shot. What I do is draw and place the pin where I need to shoot. Keep it simple.

I do find it helps to look at a deer vitals image from time to time and there’s even a shot angle diagram on the web I look at. I look at these periodically through the season not because I don’t know where they are but just to keep that image in my mind. So when I go to shoot I see the kill zone.
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Re: What do YOU do...At full draw....

Unread postby RidgeGhost » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:23 am

Once the release gets clipped on, it's basically auto pilot.
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Re: What do YOU do...At full draw....

Unread postby Tater » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:54 am

Zap wrote:Lotsa stuff being calculated in my head at that time......

Yardage, obstacles, angle, what the deer is doin, etc.

I try to draw level and then bend at the waist, after that there is so much going on in my head I could not say anything other than get the pin I want where I want it and pull thru the release.

I shoot movin deer also.


I agree with Zap. Lotsbgoing on, and usually a very short time and shot window. How my pin gets there is on auto pilot, it just goes there by whatever means necessary. Once its there i try to slow everythi g down to make a clean shot. This can often ve very difficult.
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Re: What do YOU do...At full draw....

Unread postby JusPassinThru » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:32 am

I basically go into auto pilot mode with the shot. I practice shooting my bow all year around and during the moment of truth it's like I go into autopilot mode and muscle memory takes over. At the same time leading up to the shot I'm judging distance, reading the animals behavior (calm, on edge), thinking about the angle of my shot.
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Re: What do YOU do...At full draw....

Unread postby Boogieman1 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:50 am

My aiming is pretty much over b4 I raise my bow, I raise my bow in a line with my spot drawing at the same time focusing on my spot. I set my fletching up so when I hit perfect back tension my cock feather touches my nose. This prevents me from snap shooting when emotions are high. When the feather touches nose arrow is on its way.
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Re: What do YOU do...At full draw....

Unread postby Brickhouse » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:04 am

I splash the pin right on the spot i want to hit and aim right for it and start putting pressure onto the trigger through my back and back shoulder until it goes off. It's difficult to get this kind of release down but once you do I think it's a much better style. All you have to focus on is aiming until the bow goes off. It all comes from muscle memory which is a product of repetition. I've had much better results since I started shooting this way.
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Re: What do YOU do...At full draw....

Unread postby ghoasthunter » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:51 am

Reflex011 wrote:When you have a deer on the other side of your pins at full draw do you come down the back to get to the vitals with your pins? Or do you come up the front leg? Or do some move side to side? And why? It seems the natural tendency is that when a person pulls back, especially from a treestand, that you are already over the back of the deer and it is easiest to come down over the shoulder blade to get to the vitals. I recently have switched to coming up the leg. Let's hear what you have to say!!
to be honest with you that is actually a form of target panic. I fought it for years myself I always came down causing my pins to be adjusted higher. because it makes the human mind tend to punch the trigger. the proper form that a majority of target shooters use is to float your pin. that's why you see a lot of pros practicing with a hinge release Scott makes a hinge for hunting called the longhorn and the hex release. I shoot the longhorn in off season then switch to the hex witch is more punchable for hunting so I can speed up my shot cycle when needed. when you shooting at targets and swinging your bow you train your mind when to punch. but in a hunting situation your not going to able to do a swing with different yardages and a moving target.
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