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November 2nd, 2008, 01:44 PM
I hit a nice buck a few days ago, just a couple inches left of where I was aiming (searched forever but couldn't find him). i couldn't believe it! I went back to the range today and I was right on the mark. Then I realized that when I shot at the buck, I pulled back on him as he was still in the brush and followed him over from right to left before shooting. That must have changed my nocking point.

Sure enough, i simulated this today when shooting, pulling back to the right of the target instead of directly straight ahead. I hit left everytime!

Anyone else experience this?

November 2nd, 2008, 02:56 PM
Add an Anchor Site to your bow and this will never happen agian.

Do a search here for "Anchor site>

November 2nd, 2008, 03:32 PM
You followed the deer with your bow arm. Once you lock into your anchor and shooting position you turn your body at the hip leaving your upper body locked into the correct anchor point. Mel

November 3rd, 2008, 06:16 AM
yeah, rookie mistake I guess. sucks though.

anyone else ever make this mistake?

November 3rd, 2008, 06:27 AM
i have tagged 91 deer with a bow & have made every mistake you can think of & some 2-3 times...i never learn,when i see a deer i slip into a mode of my own.:wink: