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    Hello,
    I am not new to archery although there seems to be "new to me" things going on all the time. I have been shooting a 15 year old set-up for a long time and it has worked well for me. A friend has interested me in going into 3D shooting. On a known range, I can dot the eye on a squirrel, but as soon as I get into the woods- I dont know how far away anything is.
    I have tried my hand at traditional archery and even built my own self bow. I have tried the various techniques used in traditional archery for aiming and none have worked for me. I have come to the conclusion that compounds are the only way for me to be as accurate a shot as I feel I should be. My problem is always elevation in the woods. Sites dont work if you dont know how far something is from you. My buddy says that getting into 3D shooting really helped him with depth perception in the woods. This is what has prompted me into 3D.
    I would like to know about types of 3D shooting and what would be a good choice for a "newby". I have heard of ASA and IBO events and clubs and have read the various rules and regs on set-ups and where and how someone is suppose to line-up and take a shot. I do not really feel like I should look into any kind of competition, at this point, I just want to learn to shoot without knowing exactly how far from the target I am.
    Any help would be great even if its just something I can do in the backyard instead of having to join a club.
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by mccrum187 View Post
    Hello,
    I am not new to archery although there seems to be "new to me" things going on all the time. I have been shooting a 15 year old set-up for a long time and it has worked well for me. A friend has interested me in going into 3D shooting. On a known range, I can dot the eye on a squirrel, but as soon as I get into the woods- I dont know how far away anything is.
    I have tried my hand at traditional archery and even built my own self bow. I have tried the various techniques used in traditional archery for aiming and none have worked for me. I have come to the conclusion that compounds are the only way for me to be as accurate a shot as I feel I should be. My problem is always elevation in the woods. Sites dont work if you dont know how far something is from you. My buddy says that getting into 3D shooting really helped him with depth perception in the woods. This is what has prompted me into 3D.
    I would like to know about types of 3D shooting and what would be a good choice for a "newby". I have heard of ASA and IBO events and clubs and have read the various rules and regs on set-ups and where and how someone is suppose to line-up and take a shot. I do not really feel like I should look into any kind of competition, at this point, I just want to learn to shoot without knowing exactly how far from the target I am.
    Any help would be great even if its just something I can do in the backyard instead of having to join a club.
    Thanks
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    Just take your hunting setup with you and go shoot. Thats what the vast majority of folks are useing. Hit your local clubs and don't worry about IBO and the likes. It is a time to learn and go from there. It's the best way to learn to judge distances. 20 and 30 will come easily after a short period of time. Good Luck.
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    Welcome mccrum...

    Like MoBowman said find a local shoot and give it a try...
    It's a blast!

    Good luck and have fun.


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    Thanks for your suggestions. As soon as the winds calm I will find a range.
    Thanks again.

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