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Berkshire Outfitters
(413) 743-5900
169.5 Grove st
Adams, MA
 
Hanson Well Drilling and Pump Company Incorporated
(802) 442-4330
Bennington, VT
 
Sears Roebuck and Co
(802) 442-3000
Bennington, VT
 
Wells Chas H Fine Guns and Ammo
(802) 442-3267
216 Northside Dr
Bennington, VT
 
Bennington Sports and Graphics
(802) 447-0020
451 Main St # 453
Bennington, VT
 
Olympia Sports
(802) 447-2579
Bennington Sq
Bennington, VT
 
Olympia Sports
(802) 447-2579
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Bennington, VT
 
Tomasi's Sports & Awards
(802) 442-6217
651 Main St
Bennington, VT
 
Woodford Valley Archery
(802) 447-3878
Hc 65
Bennington, VT
 
Bennington Sports & Graphics
(802) 447-0020
451 Main St # 453
Bennington, VT
 

Arrows - Practice as You Will Hunt

Author: 
Jim Boyd

I see it all the time.

Not just in bowhunting - but in hunting in general.

Whatever you are going to do when hunting, do that in practice also! So many times, we hear stories about the big one that got away that is traced back to not doing this!

Never was this more true than in archery. There are so many variables in shooting a bow that any little change can throw you out of whack - and affect your aimpoint, big time.

I have been out of archery for a LONG time and just got back into it this year.

I have a crucial Midwest trip coming up in a few weeks and am really concerned about being able to make a good shot, if one is presented.

One of the things I did early on, after I got a new bow (Bear Attack) was to ditch the field points and the regular nocks.

I am shooting my actual broadheads and Nocturnal brand nocks for all of my practice...

I made a test before doing so, however... I left three arrows with field points and plastic nocks and set up three arrows for hunting and shot them in comparison tests.

I learned two things immediately:

∗ the two different groups fly altogether differently

∗ the field point / plastic nock group shoot a lot better than the hunting arrows

I guess it is the broadheads making the difference - but whatever... I have to shoot broadheads and will shoot the illuminated nocks... so that is all I am going to practice with.

In fact, I shot a lot better with the field points - that would give you a false sense of confidence that might be shattered if you used a broadhead and made a bad shot on a deer.

I am shooting from 10 - 30 yards primarily, from an elevated deck behind my house. I do shoot 40 and 50 yards but they do not seem to be real world shots, at least for me.

I am older now - 53 - and the constant practice is not easy, but I am seeing marked improvement each week.

I am not shooting little 1" groups at 20 yards, but I have stopped shooting at the same spot - could not a...

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Vermont Hunting Regulations

Age Requirement:

No minimum age, but must have passed hunter safety course.

Education Requirement:

An applicant for a hunting license must present either a previous or current hunting license from any state or Canadian province, or a certificate or letter of proof showing satisfactory completion of an approved hunter or firearms safety course from Vermont or any other state or province, or other satisfactory proof of prior license or hunter/firearms safety certification.

Bow Education Required:

Yes

Orange Required:

No