Originally Posted by stites08
I'm not talking about just slinging arrows here.
I mean specificaly, what is it that you do to hone your skills for the 3D range?
After todays shoot I realized that I had to refine my "yardage estimation skills" for starters.
So, what is you do and why?
If I told you I would have to kill you.
I judge alot more than I shoot. I carry a note book so I can write down every target and situation.
First off I right down the time of day, date, what range and the weather ( cloudy or bright).
Then I make 6 columns on the note book.
1st column I write what animal it is.
2nd column I write down what I sight judge it at.
3rd column I write down what I ground judge it at.
4th column I write down what my final decision is.
5th column I write down the actuall distance and how far I missed it. Lets say I judge it for 43 yds. Then I range find it at 42 yds. I write in the 42 +1. This means I over judged it 1 yd. Same goes if I under judge it 1 yard I write down 42 -1.
6th column I write down the scenario. Dark tunnel with ground taken away etc.
Then at the top of the page I write down how many yards I was off over how many targets I judged all in fraction form.
You dont have to do it exactly like I do. You may judge differently than I do. Keeping track of your notes like this will help you realize how you judge certain animals in different scenarios.
I know I usually judge the wart Hog low by 2 yards so most generally I add 1-2 yards every time but I take off yardage on the black bear. By keeping track of these notes I come to realize how I judge certain animal and different scenarios.
Sorry for the book but I hope this helps you.