Bowhunting On Bended Knee
RealTree.com – -(AmmoLand.com)- Most bowhunting shots happen fast, and often as not they are the ones you haven’t practiced. Chances are, the kneeling position is one of them. Writer Slayton L. White gives you the lowdown on making this shot come naturally:
Drop to both knees and lower your behind to your heels. If your balance is better than average, you may be comfortable on just one knee, but using both keeps you from swaying.
Keep the bow upright and rest the lower limb on your thigh. This posture reduces your movement when you draw. Depending on the length of your torso and the size of your bow, you may have to lift off your heels as you draw.
Your body and your bow will tell you when you’ve got the hang of it.
Try it first: Staple 6-inch pie plates to your backstop. Move around, drop to your knees and take the shot, changing angles each time. Until you get the feel for shooting from a kneeling position, it’s more important to practice good aim than quickness.
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