A better year of hunting often depends on the choice and placement of your archery targets in Central Point, OR. Also, just like any other sport, archery requires practice, and you cannot expect to down your desired quarry unless you indulge in target practice. This explanation reviews the targets and techniques to help you develop an improved shot. Adopting these strategies before you are in the field will minimize your frustration and increase your odds at hunting success.
Find 3-D targets
Flat paper targets are better than nothing. If all that is available to you are five-ring, five-color targets, there is no shame in using them for practice.
However, to really learn how to hone in your shot, you need a target that bears a closer resemblance to the animal you are hunting. 3-D archery targets are made of dense, self-closing foam in the shape of different types of animals, including deer, elk, turkeys and even bears. While they are available for purchase, it is often much more affordable to frequent outdoor ranges that present a layout of these targets at different distances. In addition to practicing with realistic targets, you will also enjoy time outdoors.
Join a league
Our indoor range features archery leagues, including one that features paper animal targets. If you are not able to get to a 3-D range or find other opportunities for more realistic practice, the animal target league will help you develop shooting skills. It also adds an element of friendly competition, so that can also inspire you to get better.
Shoot at unknown distances
Let’s face reality here. When you are in the field looking at your quarry, you really do not have any idea how far you need to shoot. Choosing the right sight or target pin is guesswork and if you make the wrong decision, you will either miss entirely or just injure the animal, leading to a long search following blood trails. Range finders help, but you will still need to develop your own distance estimating skills. You will not always have time to employ all your gadgets in a desperate attempt to ascertain distance before your target moves away.
Part of the benefit of a 3-D range or a staggered indoor shooting range is learning to estimate distances. This skill requires just as much practice as the process of shooting, so never forget to integrate that into your skills development as well.
Choose the right equipment
All the practice in the world will fail to help if you do not have the right equipment in the first place. Bows that are too heavy or difficult to handle will not help you get a good shot. This issue is not limited to new archers. Those who have suffered injury may also find they need to replace their bow with something more appropriate to their current physical status.
Southern Oregon Archery, LLC offers indoor archery targets in Central Point, OR as well as equipment rentals so you can develop your shot and hunt better once in the field. We can answer your questions and offer lessons. Give us a call today to see how we can help you enjoy a more successful bow-hunting season.