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Sports Authority
(970) 241-7977
Mesa Mall, 2424 Highways 6 & 50
Grand Junction, CO
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Ski-Snowboard Rentals & Jr. Season Lease, Ski-Snowboard/Bike Tech Shop, Firearms/Hunting, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Zumiez
(970) 257-0222
Mesa Mall
Grand Junction, CO
 
Grand Junction REI Store
(970) 254-8970
644 North Ave
Grand Junction, CO
 
Sabber Design & Manufacturing
(970) 254-9314
1126 South 9th Street
Grand Junction, CO
 
Bicycle Outfitters
(970) 245-2699
437 Colorado Avenue
Grand Junction, CO
 
Bike Shop
(970) 243-0807
10th & North Avenue
Grand Junction, CO
 
Triple Play Records
(970) 243-3974
525 Main Street
Grand Junction, CO
 
Polar Bear Automotive Centers
(970) 241-9090
1855 I-70 Business Loop
Grand Junction, CO
 
Mesa Pawn & Loan Inc
(970) 242-7645
225 South 2nd Street
Grand Junction, CO
 
Scotty`s Muffler Lube & Car Wash - Brake Shop
(970) 256-1315
437 Pitkin Avenue
Grand Junction, CO
 

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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Colorado Hunting Regulations

Age Requirement:

Youth game hunting license for persons under the age of 18 with showing of hunter education certificate.  If under 16, must have youth game hunting license and be accompanied by adult 18 years or older.

Education Requirement:

Required of anyone born on or after January 1, 1949 to purchase any hunting or trapping license.

Bow Education Required:

No

Orange Required:

Yes