9 Strength and Conditioning Exercises for Archery

Archery is a relaxing, calming sport, but one that requires incredible strength of mind and body. As you focus on your target, clear your head, and ready for the release, you activate numerous muscles throughout your body that need regular training. Whether you are new to the sport or a seasoned archer, incorporating archery strength training into your schedule is essential to improve your shot.  Archery training exercises vary greatly and depend on what you

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Targeting Tranquility: The Meditative Art of Archery

Just as an arrow soar toward its target, your mind can embark on a journey toward tranquility. Archery, in its essence, is more than just a sport. It’s a unique pathway to inner peace, a practice that hones your focus, breath control, and self-perfection. So, inhale deeply, steady your grip, and prepare to delve into the meditative world of archery. The Historical Link Between Archery and Meditation Did you know that the bond between archery

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The Most Common Archery Injuries

In your quest to become a skilled archer, it’s crucial to understand the common archery injuries. These injuries include tendinitis, strains and sprains, blisters and calluses, and string slaps. According to archery injury statistics, these injuries often result from repetitive motions, incorrect techniques, or overuse. For instance, tendinitis is typically caused by continuous strain on your shoulders, elbows, and wrists. Strains and sprains often stem from poor posture or improper form. Blisters and calluses result

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Saddle Hunting Tips

You’re stepping into a world where stealth meets comfort high in the trees. Saddle hunting’s no longer a mystery. You’ll learn the ins and outs of setting up your tether and optimizing your saddle for the perfect hunt. Embrace the secrets of seasoned pros and transform how you engage with the wilderness. read.. Best Hunting Tree Saddles Get ready, you’re about to elevate your hunting experience. Tether Setup Essentials In setting up your tether, it’s

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How-To Guide: Top Safety Precautions for Youth Archery

You’re about to embark on a thrilling journey into youth archery. But hold up, safety comes first! In this guide, you’ll discover crucial precautions to keep you safe while shooting those arrows. We’ll cover everything from understanding your equipment to proper shooting techniques and even what to do if things go south. You’ll be hitting those bullseyes safely in no time! Understanding the Archery Equipment Before letting your kids pick up a bow, you must

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Overcoming Target Panic: A Guide To Better Shooting

In the realm of archery, target panic lurks like a stealthy predator. It strikes archers, novice and expert alike. This beast of anticipation gnaws at confidence, blurs aim, and erodes performance. Unchecked, it morphs into a crippling force, sowing seeds of frustration, draining the joy from the sport. Yet, fear not. With precise strategies and techniques, one can conquer this foe, reclaiming control and mastery over the bow. The key lies in facing the challenge

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A Guide To Outdoor Hobbies

A list of outdoor hobbies to try and the benefits of them. The great outdoors is one of our world’s most beautiful and underappreciated parts. So many of us spend our lives indoors and forget how beautiful being in nature can be. Fresh air is incredibly good for you, and being outdoors is fantastic for your physical and mental health. It is easy to forget about the great natural world when we’re stuck indoors staring

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What Does Tiller Mean In Archery?

Understanding Tiller

The term “tiller” refers to the horizontal distance between the bow’s string and the limb of the bow. Usually, both the upper and lower limbs are measured when referring to the tiller. The top limb of a traditional bow should typically have a tiller that is 1/8 to 3/16 inches more than the tiller of the bottom limb. Beginner archers won’t be that bothered by the tiller, but experienced archers need to work out the

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Prepare For Turkey Season

Turkey Season is close! Are you looking to add a new quarry to your bowhunting adventures this year? If so, look no further than the wild turkey. These wary birds offer unique and challenging bowhunts few other quarries can match. To be successful when bow hunting turkeys, start by doing your homework. Scouting is vital, so get out there and find the areas where turkeys are most likely to be found. Once you’ve located some

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How To Aim A Recurve Bow

To many, the idea of shooting any weapon, let alone a bow, without a sight aid might seem somewhat foreign. However, for the avid recurve archer, aiming this way is a way of life. This, of course, is not to say that shooting instinctively or by other means without any form of sight does not pose a significant challenge. This is especially true for those just starting their traditional archery journey. Just like riding a

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How Do I Keep My Bow Arm Steady?

Almost every archer has experienced days in which it feels as if they cannot hold their bow on target, no matter what. Try as we might, our bow arm seems to shake and wader, causing endless frustration and eventual exhaustion. For many, this condition can prove downright maddening. So how is it that one can correct this instability and reclaim their accuracy? In truth, the answer to this question is multi-faceted and largely dependent upon

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How To Apply Crossbow Lube

It is important for crossbow rail lube to only be applied in the manner suggested by its manufacturer. In the world of crossbow rail lubricant, a little goes a long way. Most crossbow rail lubes intended to be applied sparingly by hand. Rail lube is generally applied to the up-facing side of a crossbow’s shooting rail in its entirety. Simply put, lube of this type should be placed upon any surface on which a crossbow’s

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How to Measure a Crossbow String

When it comes to crossbows, many things need to be considered to ensure an accurate shot. One of the most important factors is the length of the crossbow string. How do you measure the string, and how to ensure that you order the correct size? Read on to find out. How to Measure Crossbow String Length? The first place to look is the manual. If you don’t have the manual, look online for the make

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Which Way Does the Odd Coloured Arrow Fletch Face?

There are so many different aspects to arrows. The most obvious, of course, is what material they have been made from, with the most popular choices being wood, aluminum, and carbon. We all know that an arrow has different colored fletching – known as the cock fletching – to help us distinguish it from the other fletchings on the arrow. But which way does the odd-colored arrow fletching face? The answer is that it should

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Can I Teach Myself Archery?

In the solitary world of bowhunting, many archers chart their own course. Without a mentor’s guiding hand, self-reliance becomes key. Archery, a sport of patience and precision, embraces the lone learner. Teaching yourself archery? It’s tough but doable with grit and determination. It’s a marathon, not a sprint. Steady practice, not speed, breeds mastery. Remember, shortcuts don’t exist in archery. Setting Yourself Up For Success First steps? Choose your bow wisely. Compound or traditional? The

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What Is IBO Speed?

For those new to archery, many of the numbers and specifications pertaining to a bow can be quite confusing. This is understandable, as it is not always clear what these numbers represent, and many questions often arise. One such question that is often asked is, what is IBO speed? IBO speeds are the speed at which an arrow with a weight of 5 grains per pound of draw weight is fired from a given bow.

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How To Clean A Bow And Arrow

Whether you prefer target archery or bowhunting, a bow of any type is sure to see its fair share of dirt and grime over the course of time. This places a significant amount of value upon cleaning your bow at certain intervals. While regularly cleaning a bow is of relative importance, many archers do not know where to begin when tackling such a task. In fact, it is not uncommon to encounter archers who have

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How to Travel with Archery Equipment on a Plane: Tips and Tricks

How to fly with a bow and arrow? Traveling with archery equipment can be a challenge, but it is definitely doable with a bit of preparation. In this article, we will discuss some tips and tricks that will help make your travel experience a bit easier. We will cover everything from packing your gear to what to do if you encounter airport security. Follow these tips and you’ll be on your way to your next

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What Makes A Bow Forgiving?

What Makes A Bow Forgiving?

If you’ve ever spent time discussing archery with a group of enthusiasts, you may have heard someone describe a bow as ‘forgiving’ before. Even certain aspects and qualities of a bow can be described as forgiving. Essentially, a bow is said to be ‘forgiving’ when it minimizes the effects of human error. A forgiving bow might be terrible for expert archers to use because it restricts the amount of control they have over their equipment,

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How To Properly Paper Tune A Recurve Bow

In archery, accuracy stems from proper tuning every bit as much, if not more, than quality marksmanship. Even the best archer in the world cannot shoot to his or her full potential if their bow is not properly tuned. Knowing this, if you are a fan of traditional archery, you have probably often wondered how to tune a recurve bow properly. The answer to this question is multi-faceted. To properly tune a recurve bow, you

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How To: Archery Bow Grip

Archery is a sport that has been around for centuries. It requires skill, practice, and accuracy to shoot an arrow and hit the target. The bow grip is one of the most important aspects of shooting an arrow. It is the point where you connect with the bow and it is crucial that you have a good grip so that you can shoot with accuracy. How To Hold Your Bow Proper form and fundamentals are

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How Important Is Paper Tuning?

How Important Is Paper Tuning?

So, you’ve been practicing with your bow for some time now, and everything seems to be working and running just fine. And yet, something still feels off. Everything is in tip-top condition, and yet there’s still something that is stopping you from getting your aim right. Maybe your arrows wiggle a little too much, or maybe they don’t seem to fly as straight as they should. read.. how to properly paper tune a recurve bow

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How To Put A Broadhead On An Arrow

When preparing for any bowhunt, a few tasks are as vital as ensuring that all of your gear is adequately prepared and ready for use in the moment of truth. We, as bowhunters, rely upon our gear to function as intended when needed. It is also our responsibility to the game that we hunt to make sure our archery tackle is capable of executing a clean, ethical kill in every instance.  Of all of our

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What Is Positive Tiller In Archery

What Is Positive Tiller?

If you’re just getting started in archery, there’s a whole world of new technical terms and jargon to get your head around. One thing that often confuses beginners is tiller and the idea that it can be positive, negative, or neutral. Essentially, tiller height refers to the horizontal distance between the limb nearest to the limb fitting and the string. A positive tiller is when the distance from the bottom limb of the bow to

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Prep Your Bow For The Next Hunting Season

The next bow hunting season is right around the corner. Now is the time to get your bow in top shape. This starts with inspecting every component of your bow. Check for loose screws, frayed cables, your bowstring, and cracks in the limbs. Also, spend some time with maps, check regulations for changes, and buy license tags and stamps. If you have not done so yet, get in contact with landowners if you plan to

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The Ultimate Guide To Outdoor Survival

The Ultimate Guide To Outdoor Survival

Everything You Need To Know About Hunting And Surviving In The Wild Hunting is something mankind has done since it learned to walk on two legs and use tools. While we don’t need to hunt to feed our families anymore, it can still be a great way to spend the weekend. Anyone who knows anything about hunting understands that it is an activity that you need to prepare for. Especially, if you are heading deep

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How To Balance A Bow With Stabilizers

Archery is a pursuit where precision is paramount. No matter how minute, every detail can be the difference between a triumphant shot and a frustrating miss. As a seasoned bowhunter, I’ve learned that consistency is king, and to achieve that, one must strive to eliminate variables that can throw off a shot. A key element in this quest for consistency is ensuring your bow is perfectly balanced. Most compound archers today wouldn’t dream of going

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What Color Is The Bullseye On An Archery Target?

The color of the Bullseye on an archery target can depend on which type of target you are using. FITA (World Archery) and USA Archery targets have a yellow/gold bullseye, while IFAA and NFAA have white/black bullseyes. There is a black center on the Field course and a white center on the Hunter course. World Archery Olympic Governing Body Target Colors The governing body of archery is the World Archery Federation (formerly FITA). The organization

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Tree Stand Basics

There’s no better way to see whitetail deer than from a tree stand regularly. When you’re in a tree stand, you’re out of the deer’s line of sight, which lets you see what’s happening on the ground.  You can draw undetected and even control how your scent spreads by getting into a tree stand. Here are a few tips on using a tree stand as a technique for hunting. How High is High Enough? Archery

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What Is The Best Color For A Bowstring?

Bowstrings come in various configurations. Each bowstring material you come across offers a combination of strength, weight, and resistance to water and abrasion. However, while these characteristics depend on the quality of the material, there is one aspect of a bowstring that you can freely choose: the color. Bowstring colors are the topic of debate in archery circles. Available Bowstring Colors Nowadays, you can buy bowstrings in nearly every color imaginable. There are the classics,

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