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Dick's Sporting Goods
(217) 726-6451
White Oaks Mall
Springfield, IL
 
Trailer Masters
(217) 787-7900
1560 Recreation Drive
Springfield, IL
 
Capitol City Arms Supply
(217) 585-7199
4885 Industrial Drive
Springfield, IL
 
Accessories Unlimited
(217) 529-8757
3210 South 6th Street Road
Springfield, IL
 
OTR Collision Center
(217) 525-2600
2980 Granger Drive
Springfield, IL
 
Pickups Plus
(217) 546-0008
3941 Pintail Drive
Springfield, IL
 
Truckin Specialist
(217) 522-1351
2511 East South Grand Avenue
Springfield, IL
 
Bob Folder Lures
(217) 787-1116
2071 Hazlett Road
Springfield, IL
 
Birds `n Brooks Army Navy Surpl
(217) 789-2773
2641 South 6th Street
Springfield, IL
 
Bullet Express Indoor Shooting Range
(217) 585-0130
4885 Industrial Drive
Springfield, IL
 

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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Illinois Hunting Regulations

Age Requirement:

License application requires any individual born on or after January 1, 1980 to submit a previously issued hunting license or Hunter Safety Certificate with their application. 

Education Requirement:

To purchase a hunting license you must have completed an approved Hunter Education course if you were born on or after January 1, 1980.

Bow Education Required:

No

Orange Required:

Yes