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Outdoors Unlimited
(402) 379-4690
1104 Riverside Blvd
Norfolk, NE
Nebraska Sports
(402) 371-3352
Sunset Plz
Norfolk, NE
Norfolk Sporting Goods
(402) 371-1821
306 W Norfolk Ave
Norfolk, NE
Have'n Fun Sporting Goods
(402) 371-0583
115 W Madison Ave
Norfolk, NE
Dick's Sporting Goods
(402) 592-1642
7403 Town Center Parkway
Papillion, NE
(402) 844-4660
1642 Hackberry Dr
Norfolk, NE
Stadium Sports
(402) 379-1950
800 Custer Ave
Norfolk, NE
(402) 371-6570
1700 Market Ln Ste 9
Norfolk, NE
Dick's Sporting Goods
(402) 951-4400
Westroads Mall
Omaha, NE
Dick's Sporting Goods
(402) 330-1184
Oakview Plaza
Omaha, NE

Arrows - Practice as You Will Hunt

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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Nebraska Hunting Regulations

Age Requirement:

A person under the age of twelve years who is accompanied by a person nineteen years of age or older having a valid hunting permit may hunt. However, you must be at least twelve years of age to hunt antelope, elk, or mountain sheep, and any person who is twelve through fifteen years of age shall only hunt antelope, elk, or mountain sheep when supervised by a person nineteen years of age or older having a valid hunting permit. No person shall hunt deer unless such person is at least ten years of age, and any person who is ten through fifteen years of age shall only hunt deer when supervised by a person nineteen years of age or older having a valid hunting permit.

Education Requirement:

Hunter Education all Hunters, age 12 through age 29, must have on their person, proof of completion of Firearm Hunter Education while hunting with either a firearm or crossbow. Hunters, age 12 through age 29, hunting deer, antelope, elk or mountain sheep with bow and arrow must carry proof of completion of Bow Hunter Education. Apprentice Hunter Education Exemption Certificate - Hunters age 12 through age 29 who have NOT completed a Firearm Hunter and or Bow Hunter Education course and want to give hunting a try, under limited conditions, may obtain an “apprentice hunter education exemption certificate” from the Commission. This exemption is to provide the novice hunter an opportunity to try hunting and receive training from an experienced hunter prior to making the commitment of completion of the required hunter education training, so - A hunter using an ”apprentice exemption” must be accompanied at all times while hunting. This “apprentice exemption” can only be obtained once in each persons life time, expires on December 31st of the year obtained and may be renewed only once. The fee is $5. In Nebraska any firearm or crossbow hunter under age 12,or those hunters age 12 through age 29 using an apprentice hunter education exemption certificate, must be accompanied at all times while hunting. Accompanied is defined as: in the presence of a licensed “experienced” hunter age 19 or older, if that hunter is age 19 through age 29 they must carry on thier person proof they have completed the hunter/bowhunter education course. There can be no more than 2 hunters under age 12 or using an “apprentice exemption” accompanied by the “experienced” hunter at any time and the “experienced” hunter must at all times be in unaided visual and verbal communication with the child under age 12 and or the “apprentice” hunter age 12 through age 29. Please note that all hunters must also purchase and have on their person any and all required permits, licenses and stamps while hunting in addition to meeting the hunter education requirements.

Bow Education Required:


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