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Sports Authority
(208) 746-8040
625A 21st Street
Lewiston, ID
Services
Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Ski-Snowboard Rentals, Ski-Snowboard/Bike Tech Shop, Firearms/Hunting, Hunting and Fishing Licenses
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Traditional Sportsman
(208) 746-6688
814 Main St
Lewiston, ID
 
Tri-State Outfitters
(208) 746-5307
120 Thain Rd
Lewiston, ID
 
T and T Bicycle
(208) 798-8717
620 Main St
Lewiston, ID
 
By Design Team Concepts
(208) 746-6451
Lewiston, ID
 
Adventures Afloat
(208) 743-6276
227 Snake River Ave
Lewiston, ID
 
The Sports Cellar
(208) 746-6043
-301 2nd St
Lewiston, ID
 
Big 5 Sporting Goods
(208) 798-4859
2310 Thain Grade
Lewiston, ID
 
Army Navy Economy Store
(208) 746-6430
827 D St
Lewiston, ID
 
Famous Footwear
(208) 798-0555
2632 Nez Perce Grade
Lewiston, ID
 

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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Idaho Hunting Regulations

Age Requirement:

Residents 10 to 17, with hunter education course, may get license to hunt upland game birds, migratory birds, cottontail rabbits, and unprotected and predatory birds and animals, but not turkeys or sandhill cranes.  They must be accompanied by a licensed adult. 

Education Requirement:

To purchase a hunting license you must have completed an approved Hunter Education course if you were born after January 1, 1975.

Bow Education Required:

first time hunter

Orange Required:

No