What kind of accuracy are you happy with before hitting the woods and what kind of aiming method do you use?
That’s what I found shooting foam, with no spots to pick out and no sights grouping is challenging on a foam deer.This thread makes me feel better about my hunting groups. Depends if we're talking about elevation or lateral groups, I want my groups to be within a 6" wide and 4" tall target space at 20 yards. But on a target the size of a deer where your kill zone is larger than a basketball it's all about your ability to pick a spot on a blank target so what you score on concentric rings wont mean much if you can't pick a spot.
It was common in Ohio that you have to meet a certain requirement to hunt urban deer in the parks, most were five shots into an eight inch circle at 20 yards. This was done to sell the hunts to the public.If there ever is a proficiency test to hunt with a Bow (Hope there never is) most of the shooting method arguments would likely diminish because; Compounds and Crossbows for hunting would soon knock out 40-50 % percent of Trad hunters.
Same here. It's the 5-15m, esp downhill or up, that I need to maintain upkeep, esp with arrow weight less than 10GPP. I also experience confidence increasing shooting instinctive gap out to point on. But small form errors have more impact on groups out that far, so I don't hunt my point on unless very dialed in and practiced.I shoot gap-stinctive.
I hold my effective shot distance to where I can hit a 6” circle everytime.
Worth noting, Im pretty accurate at close to my PO distance…sometimes even better than at middling distances.
Find this aspect tough. Earlier this year had a clear uphill shot, ~25m when I paced it later, on a large black billy goat. It was so evenly black it looked like a hole against the backdrop. No features on coat, nada. I could not pick a spot, tried to project one, failed to, and missed just low.it's all about your ability to pick a spot on a blank target
I find what helped me is before I draw on the blank target I put the arrow where I want it before I draw. For a deer I find the shoulder than just tell myself I want to hit behind it.Find this aspect tough. Earlier this year had a clear uphill shot, ~25m when I paced it later, on a large black billy goat. It was so evenly black it looked like a hole against the backdrop. No features on coat, nada. I could not pick a spot, tried to project one, failed to, and missed just low.
I group well within 6" at 25m, in normal conditions.
Lesson learned. Should not have taken that shot. Work to do on the blank bale imagining a spot and hitting it.