shootin high from treestand - Brisco Darling

High everyone Iam new to the site and iam having some trouble shooting high out of my tree stand and was hoping if maybe someone could give me alittle advise to help me along thanks .

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Andy Man
November 2nd, 2013 04:11:35pm

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try bending at the waist when you shoot down practice alot from heights if you are gonna hunt from heights I gave up treestands years ago, like hunting from the ground so much better

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Greybark
November 2nd, 2013 10:11:52pm
Hey B C , just be aware that the closer a deer is to your tree stand the harder it is to get both lungs . Roughly figured out at five-ten yards the leathal area from the out side of the ribs to the inside of the spinal column is only around two to three inches . Now visualise full drawing and bending over at the waist then focusing on the deer . This all presents one of the toughest Trad shots due to being cold and stiff , the tendancy to shot high and the smallest of targets and it`s not fair to your quary . You have the right attitude by asking questions , good luck with your bowhunting adventure !!!! Cheers from the Country that has everything except the Stanley Cup ...

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GILBERT
November 3rd, 2013 06:11:00am

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Brisco, when you shoot at ground level you work on developing your instincts by actually imagining the arc travel of your arrow to your target. When you go to an elevated stand you are bringing what you have developed while shooting at ground level...the arc travel of your arrow. When you shoot from a tree stand you will shoot high if you are still shooting in the manner you are at ground level, there is very, very little arc because now you are shooting at a downward angle. You just need to practice shooting from your tree stand because now the arrow more or less travels to you target with very little arc. Less arc the closer you are, and more arc the further out of course....but far less arc travel than at ground level. You just need to get your eyes to imagine the very little arc required to your target from an elevated stand. All this plus the difficulty that the target presents as Greybark pointed out..........

Re: Duck & Turn

Buckshotap
November 3rd, 2013 08:11:42am

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Sometimes it appears that the shot was high because deer often do the "duck & turn escape maneuver" after hearing the sound from an arrow being shot. This seemingly is done on purpose to dodge an arrow but is just instinct. They are so fast at this, one can be fooled into thinking the shot was high. Aim low at the heart & maybe the deer will duck into the arrow. If not, then you have a heart shot. It's amazing how a deer can "duck" even the fastest of compounds.

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Brisco Darling
November 3rd, 2013 11:11:57am

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Thanks everyone for the replies
Brisco Darling
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Andy Man

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Greybark
GILBERT

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Allen Payne

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Brisco Darling

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