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I was wondering ,some times do you shoot to much and start fiddling with you Bow because of poor preformance from fatigue :confused::confused::confused::confused:,I have too much spare time ,and I have ( or feel like ) I have been shooting to much and fiddling with my Bow :shrug::crazy::crazy::crazy::crazy: ,do any of you have an issue with this or do I suffer Cabin/hunting fever :shrug:
 

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I was wondering ,some times do you shoot to much and start fiddling with you Bow because of poor preformance from fatigue :confused::confused::confused::confused:,I have too much spare time ,and I have ( or feel like ) I have been shooting to much and fiddling with my Bow :shrug::crazy::crazy::crazy::crazy: ,do any of you have an issue with this or do I suffer Cabin/hunting fever :shrug:
Sounds like cabin fever fella. It makes more sense to practice perfect then to just practice so long you develop bad habits. If a person needs to shoot everyday then just shoot a few at a time and then come back again periodically through out the day.. I like to just shoot one arrow from an unknown distance, walk away turn around do it again and again. We all already know where out bows are hitting at 20-30-40 etc....

Shoot something like 10-12 arrows at a time and then walk away.
 

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Once I know my bow is sighted in and tuned I dont shoot alot of arrows at one time. Maybe 2 rounds at 20,30, and 40 yards. I know for me when I shoot too much I start dropping my bow arm or flinch or start using bad form. I'll walk away at that point and not shoot for a day or 2 so i dont carry those bad habits the next time I shoot.
 

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once i get my bow sighted in and get all the rust off from not shooting i shoot very little.one shot from 20,30,40,50 if they are all dead on then i stop.sometimes ill do it twice a day if im bored but most the time its only 4 arrows a night
 

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You should shoot more often...build up your enderance, you wont get better with out alot and I mean ALOT of practice, you will never go beyond average with archery if you are not practicing obsessivly. If you feel like a shot is going to be bad, let down, take a break for a min, then start over!!!:yay:
 

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After you get set up to where you think it's tuned and sighted in you should go out and shoot an arrow once in a while to check your sight while you are cold, not warmed up. This is where the bow will shoot for you in a hunting situation. Your muscles will be different cold than when used to shooting. Another thing is stump shooting. It's funny how a dot will shoot different than an imagined area. An equally weighted judo head makes for good practice and a lot of fun while scouting. Climb a hill and shoot while winded, shoot while kneeling, make sure your set-up isn't a critical tune. But to answer your question, yes, you can tweak too much on your bow to where you might 'go past' a good tune. These are reasons I go with heavy arrows, I get a good solidly tuned bow that shoots down the pipe in various situations.
 

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I hear all of you ,I just need to wait patiently :passout::passout::passout::passout:,well ok ,I`ll shoot less ,I know when I walk out ,I can shoot some good arrows ,about a dozen ,then I`am done ;):meme::meme:



I have Hunting ADD ,and I can`t sit still :dancingman::dancingman::dancingman:
 

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I try to keep my practice sessions limited in order to keep my form perfect. I like two short sessions a day rather than one long one. I am headed out to fling about a dozen arrows right now before work and will shoot probally about 30 tonight.
 

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I shoot as much as my arrows and body can take. I like to shoot the arrows I hunt with the broad head on -too much target practice de-tweks the arrow but I still like to use one particular arrow that flys just rite for my primary arrow and shoot the six that I carry between hunts once a day.
It seems like the most avid archers in our hunting party are always crying about some twinge of pain or sore sholder and fore arm when we are shooting around camp. And yes they shoot marginaly better but dont get any more elk then the rest of us. They also tend to be the first to run out of arrows.
 

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Back when I bowhunted I shot almost every day. 50 to 100 shots. Mostly for form and muscle memory. Only one way to work out the muscles for shooting a bow, shoot a bow. Now mind you, most of the dirt was still in rock form, 50% was a big let off on a compound, and what the heck is a release? Sights were also optional! However, if you bow is in tune, lock your bow tools away and quit messing with the bow! And the most important practice shot that you can make is your first shot of the day. I aways carried a blunt while hunting, and would take two or three shots during the day, and always pull the bow a few times first thing in the morning. Warming up is important in any sport.
 

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I shot competition for 25 years. I would shoot a lot but when hunting season came around I shot less then than any other time of the year. Not because it made me shoot better or worse. I don't pull weight that hurts and I shoot a solid tune that isn't flighty. I shoot judo heads when in the field and that keeps me confident. If I didn't shoot much during other times of the year then maybe I would work at it more right before season.
 

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I try to shoot quality arrows, not quantity. Now that I'm dialed in, I will usually only shoot about 20 arrows a day, starting with my 60 yard pin and working back down to 20 yards. The way I see it, might as well get the long distance shots in before fatigue sets in. Just my :twocents:
 
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