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#5661178 - 03/20/15 09:38 PM target practice distance limitations
rattler03 Offline
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Registered: 02/22/14
Posts: 728
Loc: Richardson - Archer County
I am curious what some of y'all do to practice shooting at distances of 30 yards or more. I've got a very small backyard and would have to shoot into my backyard from my frontyard just to get to 20 yards. The nearest archery shop range is only a 20 yard range. After a few years of only gun hunting, I'm hoping to get back into bowhunting. Have any of y'all found a way or a place you can safely practice shooting your bow at farther distances? I live in Richardson, by the way.
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#5661278 - 03/20/15 10:31 PM Re: target practice distance limitations [Re: rattler03]
Chad74 Offline
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Registered: 12/22/12
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Loc: Little Elm
My neighbor and I place our target between our houses up against our fence and it is at 30 yards from the side walk, we will cross the street and stand on other sidewalk which is 41 yards. Every so often we will shoot from 50 which is standing in our other neighbors yard. At 40 and 50 yards we can see both directions if people or cars are coming.

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#5661590 - 03/21/15 08:59 AM Re: target practice distance limitations [Re: rattler03]
ju993rnaut Offline
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Registered: 12/04/10
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Loc: Abilene, Texas
Shoot at a smaller target. Use a pencil eraser or small piece of tape or something similar. Stick it to your target and have at it. You'll still use your 20 pin but it will feel like a farther target.
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#5663474 - 03/22/15 01:07 PM Re: target practice distance limitations [Re: rattler03]
rattler03 Offline
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Thanks guys, those are both good ideas. I particularly like the idea of using a smaller target. Anybody else have any more ideas?
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#5664964 - 03/23/15 09:02 AM Re: target practice distance limitations [Re: rattler03]
kmon1 Offline
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Registered: 09/27/06
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Texas Archery Academy is not far from you (Plano Parkway and 75) that normally they are 20 yards but one night a week make it a 40 yard range. Also a membership there can get you on some outdoor ranges with much longer distances.

The small targets is a good idea as well
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#5668655 - 03/25/15 11:05 AM Re: target practice distance limitations [Re: rattler03]
Chunky Monkey Offline
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Registered: 12/03/14
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Buffalo Field Archery Club

I know its not in your area but is a great place for anyone near or around Houston.
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