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Well September is almost here about time  i dust off the bow take  my dozen or shots a week and get ready to hunt.

With todays bows i foubd the need to  practice is way less than what i use to do in the early 80s and  90s. 

Pins are set  and  2 or 3 shots will be right back  to where  i was  after a month of  practice. 

Long gone are the 4 or 5 months needed to hone the skill . I know some  of you practice or shoot year round in 3d leagues.  I stopped that after breaking nocks ( arrows are expensive these days)  now  its 1 shot at 1 target and 1 shot at next target.  

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I used to do 3D shoots and a lot of extra shooting and it seemed I just got in my own head with tweaking.   Now I shoot about once a week starting in mid Aug. And I sling two arrows with practice broadheads then done.  

"it's pointless for humans to paint scenes of nature when they can go outside and stand in it"- Ron Swanson

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That said, there are no disadvantages to practice. I agree that muscle memory falls back in line pretty quickly, but I like to shoot and the more I shoot, the more confidence it builds. I shoot from an elevation, I shoot different angles. I have my wife and kid watch to add the "pressure". Putting 3 in a circle flat footed in shorts and t shirt in the back yard is not the same as 30' up at an angle with all your gear on.

As every good coach has ever told me, practice like you play. 

"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you"

Luke 6:31 and Matthew 7:12

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