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PostSubject: Snap shooting the traditional bow...   August 29th 2017, 2:41 pm

I put my friend to work demonstrating his release technique.  Wish Rolling Eyes I could draw like that. Neutral

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PostSubject: Re: Snap shooting the traditional bow...   September 3rd 2017, 7:37 pm

Hey your friend was doing some nice shooting. I try to shoot that same way, but always when I hit my anchor spot I pause for about 3 tenths of a second. Can't seem to get rid of that pause. More of a gap shooting type thing. But I still have fun. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Snap shooting the traditional bow...   September 4th 2017, 8:24 am

Same here 'Dawg1215.  I've always had a pause at anchor with traditional gear...that's just how I learned.   It takes a lot of practice to truly snap-shoot like Don.
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PostSubject: Re: Snap shooting the traditional bow...   September 5th 2017, 9:49 am

Thought that was the way to shoot. Could hit 2 inch group at 30 yards. Was out shooting Compounds when they first came out.

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PostSubject: Re: Snap shooting the traditional bow...   September 5th 2017, 6:21 pm

even with the pause I shoot faster then the compound shooter. I started on compounds shooting them instinctively, then someone came along and said try this recurve, and I been stuck ever since. And I like it.
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PostSubject: Re: Snap shooting the traditional bow...   September 25th 2017, 2:51 pm

I wasn't taught to shoot that-a-way but it IS the way I shoot.
No one taught me to shoot archery so I picked it up on my own so I guess "snap"
shooting is what I do.
The preferred term in these parts is "instinctive" shooting.
I have a few books on archery shooting and I feel the fewer the better.
I have Byron Ferguson's book "Become the arrow". It's a basic form of "snap"
shooting.
As you know Ferguson is world renown as an archer.
I have the 49th largest whitetail archery harvest in Ohio.
That's quite an accomplishment when one considers how many huge deer Ohio produces.
Lucky shot maybe?


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PostSubject: Re: Snap shooting the traditional bow...   September 26th 2017, 7:41 am

Jeager106, don't forget about the legendary HOWARD HILL.  One of my all-time, favorite books of his " Hunting the Hard Way " was inspirational to me.   I've always been more interested in the hunting aspects of archery rather than target competition.

As a green teen I thought I was a darn-good good hunter scoring yearly with deer and a rifle...until I met someone who hunted ONLY with the bow and arrow.  That knocked my self-esteem as a deer hunter down a few notches.  If that wasn't bad enough, subtract another notch for taking a deer on the ground with the bow.   That's when being able to shoot instinctively shines.
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PostSubject: Re: Snap shooting the traditional bow...   September 26th 2017, 9:29 am

I enjoyed your video, Marty. Your friend has got some skills. 

What bow is he using?

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PostSubject: Re: Snap shooting the traditional bow...   September 26th 2017, 11:01 am

I've seen a couple of Howard Hills' African hunts on You Tube. He was shooting 80+ lbs with a stick bow. Fantastic!

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PostSubject: Re: Snap shooting the traditional bow...   September 26th 2017, 12:29 pm

@patocazador wrote:
I've seen a couple of Howard Hills' African hunts on You Tube. He was shooting 80+ lbs with a stick bow. Fantastic!
Here's one of my all-timer favorite clips  ( "The Last Wilderness ") from HH.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vF9CgU0In8
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PostSubject: Re: Snap shooting the traditional bow...   September 26th 2017, 8:36 pm

Never met Howard Hill but did meet Fred Bear many years ago. Met so many modern hunters and not many measure up to him as one that cared.

Back when I started Muzzleloading Hunting learned .45 Cal. Long Rifle. There just wasn't Inlines.

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PostSubject: Re: Snap shooting the traditional bow...   September 27th 2017, 5:53 am

I never met any "big wigs" of hunting fame except 'wannabe famous' sports writers for outdoor magazines. All 3 were phonies.
I went to Jr. College with a kid named Craig Kragness. His stepfather was Art Kragness of Pope & Young fame. His house was full of bowhunting trophies. I never met Art though, he was always off hunting someplace.

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PostSubject: Re: Snap shooting the traditional bow...   September 28th 2017, 5:56 am

@Kentucky Colonel wrote:
I enjoyed your video, Marty. Your friend has got some skills. 

What bow is he using?
It's one of his Osage Orange selfbows pulling about 50# at 28".
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