Nevada big game archery season opens in just a few weeks-are you prepared?
To increase your odds of Nevada Big Game archery success, there’s several factors to keep in mind when bringing out your bow to practice in anticipation of this year’s hunt. It’s unrealistic to think that just a few hours of practice will ensure that you’re prepared for the hunt, as there are many variables out in the field and also with each individual hunter’s practice style.
Perfect practice makes for perfect shots. Recreate the hunt by practicing in less than perfect conditions…..
Practice during low light conditions. Chances are you will be hunting early in the morning and early evening when the sun is low, so get used to taking those low light shots.
Practice with similar gear that you will actually be hunting with in the field. For example, be sure that the weight of your target arrows are the same weight as your actual hunting arrows. Consider attempting a practice shot with your gear on-you never know when you’ll come up unexpectedly on game and have your backpack on.
TIP: As you traverse through the field, keep you bow knocked at all times, being prepared to draw and shoot at any time if necessary.
Practice within your comfort zone, then try practicing shots at longer distances to become even more adept.
Condition, condition, condition. Ensure that you can smoothly and efficiently draw back the bow at the required 40 pound draw weight for Nevada big game hunting. If you want to increase the draw weight for more striking power, you will need to safely condition your muscles to avoid injury and poor archery form. Consider consulting a health care professional for a personalized exercise program targeting the arm and back muscles associated with drawing back your bow.