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Survey a group of traditional archers about whether they use shooting gloves or
Back in the days of the Old West, we're told the settlers always admonished each other to keep their powder dry. Well, I've always wondered if the natives didn't have their own version of it, because we traditional bowhunters certainly do. We say, "Keep your feathers dry."
The sheer amount of choices available in mechanical bow releases can be just plain intimidating to beginners and even frustrating at times to seasoned shooters searching for a new model. While countless options are nice, it can also be mind boggling. But one thing is certain – using a release will undoubtedly improve your shooting. It will decrease or eliminate string torque altogether, create more stable arrow flight by design, and foster consistency.
Just as there are riflemen who believe bigger is better when it comes to calibres for big game, there are archers who believe that the heavier the draw weight of the bow, the more suited it is to hunting. In both cases, this isn't always true.
The other day I was in the yard, launching arrows from my favorite longbow when I was reminded of one of the most useful pieces of advice given to any shooter: pick a spot.
The most annoying criticism I hear about traditional archery is that longbows, recurves and other stickbows are second-rate bowhunting tools.